I have lurked off and on today, great site, great post's none of the childish stuff I am used to. To cut to the chase I am itching to get back in riding. I owned an F4i for about 4 years, and had an EX500 as my starter bike for about a year. Been out of riding since summer of 06 and now have the bug.
I ended up here because I saw a used 919 locally and had to find out more. I had of long list of considerations, another F4i, 954, 600rr, etc., all Honda, but this 919 caught my eye. I never tracked my bike, and probably never tapped its full potential, I just plain loved the looks of sport-bikes, but now I find myself getting into these naked bikes, always had a liking for them. Not sure if it just because they are a whole new animal, but I am having a blast researching them (currently way past my bedtime).
Anyway, this bike will be used for commuting to work (22 freeway miles, one-way) and fun jaunts on the weekends, remember I am not a real pusher when it comes to riding. I will also take my wife for rides occasionally.
So my questions are for anyone that came from a 600 to a 919 and what the transition was like, and though it has been discussed numerous times....does the possible exhaust smell go away with slip-ons? How about the buzziness feeling in the handlebars at freeway speeds, and will the tiny wind deflector really help?
Sorry for the long post, but I am SUPER excited.