Excellent new thread and thanks for starting it.
I hope I qualify, trusting that joining in late 2007 is adequate.
I still have the Ď05 919 Iíve had since new, and itís still not yet in its final evolution, but fairly close.
Iíll have this bike forever, just like the í73 SOHC CB750 I bought new but has been sleeping in the garage since í95.
I bought a badly binned 07 GSX-R 750 in early Ď09, rebuilt it to what I would call club level spec, started using it as a track day bike in 10, and did some amateur level club racing on it in í11.
Our track was literally 10 minutes from our house, but it closed at the end of í11 and Iíve not been on a track since.
A new track is supposed to be operational next year, so Iím going to do at least one track day in Edmonton this year, then go to Yamaha Champions two day school this winter to be nicely ready for next yearís new track completion Ė trusting it really does get built.
The garage is nearly finished, so next winter will see fully heated and well lit shop space for some serious CB750 rebuilding and mods.
If I had the coin, thereíd be a new Triumph 765 and Kawasaki Z900RS (not the CR version!) going into the garage.
I retired in late 2016, and am loving the life.
Weíre now up to 5 grandchildren, oldest near 8 and the youngest two almost 1.
The eldest was on my 919 at age of 5, and he has been hooked bigtime ever since.
All in all, life is good.
WíTíers has sure changed over time.
Weíre still relevant, just going by New Members and Lurkers search for in terms of old threads, as well as some new threads started.
However, the kind of relevance we have is not ideal.
Also not lost on me is how we get picked up by some Australians and New Zealanders, but hardly by any Continentals or UKíers, in terms of present day activity that is.
Too bad we donít get any level of capture for things like FZ9s and Z900RSs, plus whatever Euro nakeds we might be able to corral.
We desperately need current nakeds involved, owners of that is.
Personally, Iíve really noticed a severe tailing off of PMs to me for PC and suspension/chassis related info.
But that is surely misleading to some degree, as the DropBox is now loaded with stuff, and more websites have 919s listed for components.
Things have toned down as well, thereís very few ďspirited engagementsĒ these days, and itís been that way for a few years now.
Exchanges with zaq123 for spring rates always got the blood moving.
For what itís worth, Iíve pretty much given up on calling the ringed gizmos that screw in or out of the fork caps, ďride height adjustersĒ. 😊