I just found this forum last week while trying for hours to find the repair manual for my '05 919. I didn't know there were this many people out there with this bike with such knowledge of how to fix/maintain them. Finally!!
So here's my problem. I got this bike brand new. Rode it for years, put 18k miles on it. Did oil changes, tires, had the chain replaced once or twice, but never any maintenance. Wife, kids, two jobs, blah blah blah. Never got done. About three years ago, I was riding through a gas station close to work getting breakfast tacos. I had them in my lap, and a car pulled out in front of me. Tried to pull in the clutch and grab the tacos at the same time. Coughed and stalled out. Had some trouble starting it back up. When I did it ran pretty rough. Got off work and rode home. When I throttled up, right around the mid range, it started bucking and jerking, like it was struggling to get through the rpms. When it got past, it was fine, but every time I hit the mid range, the same problem would occur. I was going through a divorce from said wife, and I didn't have the funds to put it in the shop. So it sat. For three years. I am supremely ashamed of this.
Now I've found a manual and am ready to get this thing fixed. I've looked over the threads and can't really find a related topic.
Basically what I'm asking for is, what does the first problem sound like? Next, what steps should I take to get this thing back into working condition so I can ride again. It's in the mid 60's here in Central Texas and I'm about to explode if I can't ride soon. I'm sure it involves emptying the gas tank and cleaning out the FI sytem. How should I go about doing that? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!