long overdue post
as a new years resolution i decided to finally post a note here on the versys forum and thank everyone on the site for helping me set up what has turned out to be a fun, fun, fun little motorcycle. i bought an 09 leftover bargain last february and began riding immediately. (btw- it is cold here in pa. that time of year, but who could wait.) i found the forum shortly thereafter and i was hooked. great work everyone. special props to tinner and his gravel guard along with mikes shields. both solid additions to my ride. its refreshing to find independent people making such good stuff. also a shout out to jd for being a such a terrific contributor and general inspiration.
anyway, besides racking up 6500 miles all over pa. and n.j. and n.y. this summer i had the good fortune to do 2 1/2 weeks out west with three friends. we trailered our bikes on a sprinter van and took turns driving straight through to bozeman, montana. from there it was just motorcycles and camp gear. the riding was just amazing and the versys was a blast. pavement or dirt, i couldn't have asked for more.(the only hitch was a balky radiator fan -really no big deal except climbing at high elevations. it was under warranty and replaced upon my return.)
i guess i never assembled a true ride report, but here is a link to a video collection of some of the photos from the trip.
again, thanks to everyone for contributing to this site and turning it into such a good resource. happy new year......