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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,

Just bought a new 2016 Versys 1000LT yesterday and have started the research on future modifications and maintenance (found this forum during my research).

I'm retired and 60-years old. I started riding street when I turned 18-years old.
First new bike purchase was a Kawasaki H2 (widow maker)
had loads of fun on that bike and scared to death at times. Raced dirt bikes (hare scrambles, cross-country, enduro's, motocross) since young.

Had mainly sports bikes though out the years until I bought a Yamaha FJR back in 2008. The bike was t-boned and totaled in the summer of 2015. I just can't retire from riding so I decided a Versys would fit the bill for re-starting my addiction.
Look forward to learning and meeting people on this forum.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 11:26 AM
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LOTS of us 'older-gents' riding Vs....

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'08 V - BIG RED - AZ, '15 V650LT - the GREEN HORNET TOO - BC, and ('09 V - the GREEN HORNET - recently deceased..
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My Versys trip to D2D 2013, June '13

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My Versys trip to D2D 2015, June '15

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My Versys trip to D2D 2016, June '16

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I also have a 2016 V-1000 heres a few things I've done to mine.....

1.....Moto Werk's Goodies For The Versys 1000

2.....Koso Apollo Heated Grips

3....V-Stream Windscreen for Versys 650/1000

4....Gear Indicator & 12V Outlet

5...T-Rex Sliders & Gremlin Bell

6....Admore Light Bar On The V-1000

7...First Oil Change On The V 1000 (600 miles)

2009 Blue Versys.
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Thank you for the welcomes. The links are just what I needed.
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Thank you for the welcomes. The links are just what I needed.


If you like the admore lightbar one just came up in the for sale section. Very simple install.....Admore light bar-Used

2009 Blue Versys.
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Cool, but I avoid riding at night if possible.

I ordered a 12V power socket, gear indicator, givi rack and trunk, bar risers, oil filter and gaskets. Spending like crazy and have only 75-miles on it. I need to so some long rides to get the break-in over.

Bike seems geared low, may go with a 16-tooth front sprocket? Should be enough chain length? Thanks for the heads-up.
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