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post #1 of 10 Old 05-16-2010, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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I guess the 919 is now mine

The wife got the bike in early 2008 the a few months later the bad knee blew out. She fell over twice while stopped cause the knee failed to hold. Had 2 knee surgeries in 2009 plus drained a couple times so she did not ride then just tried a month ago and still a no go. She had to get it drained again 2 weeks ago.
Even tho she did not ride much it was her toy. The only miles it gets now is if her Uncle or I take it out just to keep the battery charged. She said sell it and I told her we do not sell toyz as long as we can afford them. It is still here if she wants to try one day but she seems to have lost interest in it.

I know it feels real slow compared to my ZX14............

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-16-2010, 06:47 PM
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probally more fun than the 14?

I dont miss my busa 1 bit...

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post #3 of 10 Old 05-16-2010, 07:22 PM
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I wouldn't say I don't miss my Busa, but for different reasons.

The 919 is a ball in the twisties.

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-16-2010, 07:33 PM
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you could always sell or trade it for a different toy

they're all fun in the twisties. Some just require a little more work.

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-16-2010, 07:42 PM
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Never rode a zx14 but that busa was a freakin train in the corners. I do admit the 1st time I cracked the throttle on the 9er I was looking for a little more, but after a few mods and some seat time I'm a happy camper.... Wouldnt mind a turbo though, I dont think theres a cure for this crap.

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Jeez! Tell her to man up and use her OTHER knee to hold the bike up!




...I kid. really. Having had some knee work done, I have felt her pain. I took a decade off from riding after having my leg reassembled. I hope she's able to regain her interest when her knees are healed up a bit more, but it's a process. Tell her not to give up hope on it! Good luck to you both!

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post #7 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 07:58 AM
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I blew my ACL, LCL, and Meniscus in Feb in a skiing accident in Vail. I am back to riding with it still bumbed out. The knee only slightly bothers me an hour or so into a cold days ride. You can never underestimate the power of physical therapy! My first question to my PT Doc was "When can I go riding, hiking and mountain biking?"
She needs to get back out there. I hope she gets back out there!!! I know Shadow is joking but that is an option, the bike is not that heavy to put the weight to one side verses the other. Another option is a scooter. I am thinking about getting my wife a Buddy 150cc. She is 5’6” and weighs 120lbs. So while she won’t be able to do triple digits she will do just fine on the roads through the city and some of the back twisties. They also come in Pink so she loves it. My wife refuses to ride pillion so this is the only way to get her to come out and enjoy something that I love. I really hope you can get her back out on the road with you.

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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I told her if I wanted a dirt bike I would have bought me one.

Man talk about a wimmins with an attitude and she does not even ride it anymore.

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Keep twisting her knee while she sleeps. It's working.

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 02:38 PM
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I have a few bikes, they are paid for, so as long as I do not need cash, I will keep all of my bikes.

And Guns, but that is another story. Keep the 919, it is not hurting anything, and always fun to jump on to ride!

I Can and will ride anything!
Bikes I own:
New addition 1978 CB750Four
2006 919
1994 home built springer
1984 KLR 600
1953 Servi-car (I gotta get this put back together)
1942 WLA (Gotta finish this one as well)
1985 Honda 200M ATC
1985 Honda ATC 70
1997 Yamaha Big Bear 350 4X4 ATV
Early 1984 Ironhead Sporty (Wife has laid claim to this bike)
1986 Sporty that I am putting a ironhead engine into
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