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Old 11-15-2012, 02:48 PM
kiwitourer kiwitourer is offline
2007 Kawasaki Versys 650 2007
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Paeroa, New Zealand
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Default Hi From New Zealand.

Hi Everyone. My name is Richard and i am from New Zealand. I have recently purchased an 07 Black Versys. I have been riding bikes for 45 years and "naturally" have owned dozen's of different makes and models. My most recent bikes have been a Kawasaki ZZR1100, a Honda St 1300, a Honda Varadero, a Kawasaki Vulcan cruiser and now the Versys. With age, the body gets a bit worn out and my hips have been crying out for replacements for a few years now. Hence the change in bikes to find the right ergo fit. The Varadero was the best bike i have owned but the weight was a factor. The Versys is just a smaller lighter version of the Varadero. I have fitted a speedy lowering kit, peg lowering blocks and taken the preload of the springs. I currently weigh 72 kgs and i find the ride smooth as. The Versys would currently be the best fitting bike so far. The only bike where i can ride without pain. Magic.
I'm looking forward to riding the bike as our summer has just started.
I think this forum is a great source of info and i am sure i have something to offer, being a motor mechanic.
I have been to America once and love the place and the people.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:00 PM
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kiwi 41 kiwi 41 is online now
2008 Kawasaki versys
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 44.24'S 171.15'E Timaru, NewZealand
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Welcome from down south.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:20 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Roswell, GA
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Welcome! I have been to NZ once and really enjoyed it. I hope to get back in the next few years when I can see more of your country.

I bought a motorcycle because my wife said that I couldn't! Now I have two and she still says I can't have another one! Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have three!

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:58 PM
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Location: Virginia USA
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Versys Owners/Riders Map Here.

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My Current Rides: 2014 Honda Grom
2015 Yamaha R3
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:10 AM
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Location: Schoorl, Holland
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I've been in NZ years ago, backpacking, climbing the Southern Alps and mt. Cook. maybe I go back someday to discover NZ from a bike...

welcome from Holland... Sjoerd.
Honda XL600V Transalp
Honda XL1000V Varadero sold
Kawasaki KLE650 Versys

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:56 AM
kiwitourer kiwitourer is offline
2007 Kawasaki Versys 650 2007
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Location: Paeroa, New Zealand
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Default Thanks people.

If you ever venture onto our distant shores give us a call. I think there are three kiwi members spread the length of our country.
This is a great forum and looking forward to becoming involved.
Cheers and have a great day.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:16 AM
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