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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

I'll be selling my Ninja 500 soon and hopping on the Versys train. Looking to get into some long distance/motocamping out in california, with hopes to send my bike to south america next year and do a continent tour!

Look forward to meeting yall.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 08:22 PM
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Welcome to the forum!
Are you in California now? or just looking to ride there?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 08:30 PM
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Welcome! I've done some fairly long trips on my Versys. I think it works really well for touring. Givi bags, relatively light weight, fun in the twisties, comfy on the highway. What's not to like?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-10-2016, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Rob,
I'm based out of SF. I've done shorter stints from Half moon bay up to Pt reyes, but nothing further than that.

@HondaGalToo: do you prefer the givi luggage over the Kawa stuff? The side bags do seem a bit small, but supplementing that with a ~50L top case and a bag or two strapped to the rear (for long trips) seems like a good solution.
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Hey John,
Welcome! I'm gearing up to do a week long tour through the Sierras and then out to the coast and back home (central cali coast) during July. The V is a great bike for what you describe. Your South America plan sounds awesome. I'd be interested in hearing about how you're planning it...logistics, time of year, route, etc.

Good luck on your acquisition.

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Glad you are here, John- what year Vers' are you thinking of getting?

Momma was a Ninja, pappy was a KLR, now it's me Versys the world.
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