Hi-I just signed up on the forum because I'm interested in picking up a 919. I'm hoping to pick up some info on what I should be looking for with a used bike, etc. It sounds like there were a few small changes in 2004, so probably looking for an '04 or newer. My daily commute is over a 10% grade mountain pass at around 8500 feet. I currently have an '02 Yamaha VStar 650 that I've ridden for a few years. It was my first bike, and I didn't want to get anything too fast. Now that I feel comfortable on a bike I'm ready to upgrade, and I think the 919 sounds like a good fit. Any info that might help me find one is much appreciated!