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  1. RockyMoto
    08-04-2010 08:17 PM
    RockyMoto
    Hey Thump,
    Small world for sure! I teach High School English, this coming year will be my 10th. I'm going to keep going for a while because I really like my job.I don't know what it is like in Florida right now, but I am just thankful to have a job really. My district had 150 layoffs--16 alone at my school. I have been off since the middle of June and we go back the end of this month.

    I just did my first oil change today--500 miles on the clock. What a piece of cake! Nothing to take off-10 minutes start to finish, nice! I also performed the "cowling buzz surgery." Nothing but motor and wind on the way home--nice! You needed to do this on your bike, right?

    Thanks for the info on the seat. Next summer I plan on doing a "four corners coast to coast tour," so I will get a new saddle before then! I'm looking at a rear trunk-do you have one? I am also researching bigger windscreens. Do you have one?

    Well, take care and enjoy your last two weeks of vacation!
  2. Thumper
    08-03-2010 04:19 PM
    Thumper
    Sorry for late reply. I have been working on my bike raising the fender. Small world! I'm a High School teacher here in Florida. Hate to think about going back in two weeks. I teach Computer Systems Technology. My 15th year this year. I have about 4 more years and I am taking the pension and getting my SS (if it is still around). Florida is not the best place to be a teacher.
    The Baldwin cost me $428.00. If you want to do a core exchange, (faster) you have to put in and extra $200. You get it back and Loren does a great job on the seat.
    I have also had Rick Meyer saddles out of California. I put about 80K miles on an 2006 FJR13400 on his seat. Very good. Cost about the same as a Baldwin. He had not done a Versys yet and I just decided to go with experience on this one.
    Hey, good luck at school this year. What do you teach?
  3. RockyMoto
    08-01-2010 01:54 PM
    RockyMoto
    Hey Thump,
    No, I am a school teacher. I used to contribute stories about local motocross races to Cycle News a few years back though....

    Thanks for the info. on the suspension...I am going to get to 1K and let everything break in/settle in before I start tweaking things...my initial response is that both front and rear are a bit harsh, but I guess that is to be expected with a brand new bike. I go about 190 lbs.

    I'm shopping for bags and from what I've already read here, a new saddle will be in order before too long....How much was your Baldwin and where did you get it?
  4. Thumper
    08-01-2010 05:49 AM
    Thumper
    Hey Rocky, do you work for a magazine publisher? Your name sounds kind of familiar.

    The V vibes have smoothed out after I got the suspension tuned in. Pretty close to factory settings except for damping. I am 180lbs so you might have to adjust accordingly.

    I ride long distance and got this for a light tourer. Have put about 2k miles on it the last 4 weeks and she seems to be working out great. I did add some Caribou bags and a Baldwin saddle to make life much easier.

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  • About RockyMoto
    Biography
    I started and some day I will finish.
    Location
    So. Cal.
    Interests
    Riding and racing motorcycles
    Occupation
    High School Teacher
    Motorcycle Year
    2009
    Motorcycle Make
    Kawasaki
    Motorcycle Model
    Versys
    Modifications
    Givi Windscreen
    OEM Top Case
    Grip Puppies
    12V Power Outlet
  • Signature
    Ride to live, live to ride.
    2009 Kawasaki Versys
    2010 Yamaha YZ 250F
    2008 Honda CRF 450
    2006 Honda CR 250R
    I've owned a Maico.

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