farewell 919 - hello 954
Sold the 04 919, kicked in $500 and got a showroom new CBR 954 w/1800 miles. I really enjoyed the 9,000 miles I put on the 919 but it was time to move on.
I never really apppreciated the mid-range power of the 919 until I started riding the 954 - the old 919 motor is much more friendly for street use than the powerplants in late model liter bikes.
Looking back, those Satos were WAY loud! The stock can on the 954 is a pleasure, at least for now. I've gone quiet and plan to stay that way.
The 954 is quite a machine. Just have to get used to higher revs and a ton of engine heat coming off the motor to smoke my lower legs as I ride.
I appreciate all the comraderie that this forum has provided over the last couple of years. I've wandered a lot of web sites and I must say that the members of this forum are the most friendly, civil, and helpful bunch you could come across!
I'm not going far, I'll be down the street at the W/T liter bike forum. I just hope that the members are as cool as you folks.