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Old 11-13-2012, 06:48 PM
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Yesterday I finalized a deal on a new 2011 Versys. Left over dealer stock that came with a significant discount, so I jumped on it. I pick it up this weekend.

I come to the Versys on the recommendation of Tony at Blue Streak Racing. After owning a V-Strom (soul-less wonder), and a Tiger 955i (beauty but way too big), the Versys seems to fit the bill.

Now to start hunting for farkles.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:51 PM
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Hi revrandy, and howdy neighbour. Welcome. I too bought a year old new bike at a great discount (2 years ago) so, yeah, I think you made a great move to the Versys. Enjoy.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:05 PM
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:57 PM
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:49 PM
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:19 AM
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Thanks guys. Now to shop
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:41 AM
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Hi Rev,

Nice to see you've come back home.

You're going to love this bike. R1 rear shock should be the first purchase.

Happy modding!
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:21 AM
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You're going to love this bike. R1 rear shock should be the first purchase.
Happy modding!
You mean a seat upgrade hehe I recommend the Seat Concepts one.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:32 PM
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You mean a seat upgrade hehe I recommend the Seat Concepts one.
I know the good Rev from another motorcycle forum. He's a canuck but lived in San Jose for a time and it looks like he's found a church to pastor back home. The fact that he now rides a Versys confirms my original assessment of his coolness.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:07 PM
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I know the good Rev from another motorcycle forum. He's a canuck but lived in San Jose for a time and it looks like he's found a church to pastor back home. The fact that he now rides a Versys confirms my original assessment of his coolness.

Um, not San Jose - I was in LA for a while, then South Carolina and finally Orange County. Yes I did come back to Canada after 5+ years in the U.S. It was time to come home.

A versys makes me cool? Damn wish I knew that before I bought my Tiger 955i
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:07 PM
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Seja bem vindo! Boa compra.
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Um, not San Jose - I was in LA for a while, then South Carolina and finally Orange County. Yes I did come back to Canada after 5+ years in the U.S. It was time to come home.

A versys makes me cool? Damn wish I knew that before I bought my Tiger 955i
My mistake. I was pretty close.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:22 PM
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Congratulations on your find
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:51 AM
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Hi Rev. Welcome. I too bought a brand new 2011 Versys 650 last month in Montreal. Got it at 5995$ + 436$ PDI. What was your deal there in southern ON?

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Yesterday I finalized a deal on a new 2011 Versys. Left over dealer stock that came with a significant discount, so I jumped on it. I pick it up this weekend.

I come to the Versys on the recommendation of Tony at Blue Streak Racing. After owning a V-Strom (soul-less wonder), and a Tiger 955i (beauty but way too big), the Versys seems to fit the bill.

Now to start hunting for farkles.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:55 AM
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Hi Rev. Welcome. I too bought a brand new 2011 Versys 650 last month in Montreal. Got it at 5995$ + 436$ PDI. What was your deal there in southern ON?
Thats a great price for a new one! I bought a used 2011 with 4000km on it for 5000$ last June.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:08 PM
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Hi Rev. Welcome. I too bought a brand new 2011 Versys 650 last month in Montreal. Got it at 5995$ + 436$ PDI. What was your deal there in southern ON?
I picked mine up at Newman Motosports in Pierrefonds, QC. The deal was very similar to yours and about $1,800 cheaper than what I could get in Southwestern Ontario.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:03 PM
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Yesterday I finalized a deal on a new 2011 Versys. Left over dealer stock that came with a significant discount, so I jumped on it. I pick it up this weekend.

I come to the Versys on the recommendation of Tony at Blue Streak Racing. After owning a V-Strom (soul-less wonder), and a Tiger 955i (beauty but way too big), the Versys seems to fit the bill.

Now to start hunting for farkles.
Welcome from the east coast.

If I could recommend a few farkles it would be:

- SW-Motech engine bars. I've dropped my bike on it's side a few times as most of use will do and also had a 50ft/65kph slide. The bars have more than paid for themselves serveral times over. They make the bike impervious to damage in a drop and the only damage I had in my accident was a bent handle bar and cracked/rashed upper fairing that can be repaired. Without them the bike would have been a total write off.

- the second thing I would recommend is purchasing some cheap spools for the swing arm off of Ebay and a rear spool stand. There is no kickstand so it is necessary for chain and rear wheel maintenance

http://www.aviciouscycle.ca/ is the Twisted Throttle distributor in Canada and probably the best source of accessories for the V.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:15 AM
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- SW-Motech engine bars. I've dropped my bike on it's side a few times as most of use will do and also had a 50ft/65kph slide. The bars have more than paid for themselves serveral times over. They make the bike impervious to damage in a drop and the only damage I had in my accident was a bent handle bar and cracked/rashed upper fairing that can be repaired. Without them the bike would have been a total write off.

- the second thing I would recommend is purchasing some cheap spools for the swing arm off of Ebay and a rear spool stand. There is no kickstand so it is necessary for chain and rear wheel maintenance
Thanks for the suggestions. I have already ordered engine bars, lowering link and hand guards through Blue Streak Racing. They are also a Twisted Throttle dealer and seem to have better prices than A Vicious Cycle. An added bonus is he is closer and a damn nice guy to deal with.

Now I am scouting luggage. He mentioned the rear spool stand and demonstrated its use to me yesterday, still contemplating that one.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:39 PM
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Hey Rev, I bought mine at Newman Motorsport too!!!

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I picked mine up at Newman Motosports in Pierrefonds, QC. The deal was very similar to yours and about $1,800 cheaper than what I could get in Southwestern Ontario.
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