Gutter, your new bike looks sweet.
Also anyone that calls a 919 an urban brawler deserves to hang around.
Well, chaps...Its already time to get rid of the Speedy. We haven't meshed well at all, and ongoing niggles led me to test ride a 15' MT09 on the weekend, and allowing myself only momentarily to ponder the $$$ I am throwing to the Hunt, I couldn't stop myself putting a deposit down. The transformer machine just fit me like a damn Transformer seeking my pilot, or perhaps even just my audience value...for the little beast seemed to be smiling at me and whispering 'lets get up on one wheel and MOVE MOVE MOVE'...the torque we delirious, so much that I found myself laughing as I rode...to add to my woes with the Speedy, I was the next day at the beach, dip in the chilly air but quite warm (for an englishman) water...and with a lady in mind, as always, I forgot that I had the disc lock on when I launched to scarper, and down I went, slow motion (ish). Slight scrapes on the clutch, LHS mirror, indicator smashed but also this bother>>>
Any of you formerly exposed to my 'mechanical nous' wont be surprised to learn that I picked up the first advice I could find online and headed to Bunning to grab a metal file...then started filing away! Though something is wrong, so checked more guides for the job, none of which suggested metal file, all sand paper! Still, I have found a paint WURTH satin gloss which apparently is very close indeed to the normal colour, and will get sanding tonight with 200, then 400, then wet 800 grit. And hope for the best. If it looks hideous or obviously mauled, I will get a stator case/cover for $180 from the motherland.
Other niggles I have had with the Speedy...
front fork seal leak (likely due to it sitting for ages before I got it) - fixed with sealmate.
oil cooler slight leak - again maybe due to rubber stiffening over time
3 broken indicators - cant blame the bike, more my removing the cover and reversing between the gate posts
steering lock broken - no idea how, as parked in front of many cameras at work and chained to my house next to my room at night.
Also the aftermarket can - GPR Furore - was appalling with the stock tune, so got a tune cable and the nearest tune was better but nowhere near as good as the stock high end cans and stock tune.
Too much trouble in little china for Snake Pllisekn to deal with.
The Speedy it too big, too powerful, no fun in the traffic, and only amazing when open highway and able to soar. I also am not impressed on the build quality - could just be this bike, but more has gone wrong with a bike with 11k on the clock than with all my jap bikes combined.
As for the MT09...more on that later. Suffice to say, it feels more what i was after as in a much higher octane, berserk version of the 919. Nimble frame, quick steering, yet spastic torque.
Ill try not to break anything else on the Speedy before the weekend, then can get it out back and wait for the parts to come to start repairing the damage I have done.
Hope you fiends are in fine fettle!