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Sold the wife's bike, now she rides my V

Have just sold my lovely wife's Suzuki C50T and now if we ride she is going to borrow my very fast orange V but it will not happen much as she not into bikes at moment but she still wants me to lower the beast. Hope she may be keen to ride next summer.


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Nice wish my wife would ride too...
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As a person coming off the C-50 onto the Versys, she should have much more fun! The C-50 was solid and reliable but heavy and sluggish compared to the light and quick Almighty V.
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As a person coming off the C-50 onto the Versys, she should have much more fun! The C-50 was solid and reliable but heavy and sluggish compared to the light and quick Almighty V.
The C50 was a very heavy bike for a 800cc twin, just under 300kg's and i always scraped the running board on the road on corners. I not sure how much my lovely wife Keri will ride the V but hoping next summer she may get the riding bug again but up to then i can alternate my bikes so its all good.
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Just sold my Versys to my Girlfriend last night and am picking up my 2012 Tiger 800 tomorrow. So we can add another lady ride to the Versys club.
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Just sold my Versys to my Girlfriend last night and am picking up my 2012 Tiger 800 tomorrow. So we can add another lady ride to the Versys club.
Too bad for you that SHE will be having ALL the fun...!

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I just got done looking at a ride report on ADV. Dang you have some nice riding over there!! I was on the way until I saw how much the airfare was.
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The lovely wife wants to take my versys on a poker run sat 14th of april so am going crank up the pre load as far as it will go front and rear to lower the bike as much as possible for her, not to worried about handling as more than 50% of the bikes will be HD's so we will not be cornering at any great speed. Taking my 18 year old son on the back of the ninja 1000 for the ride, i heard a rumour it is 350 km but is supposed to be secret as the club who is organising it does not like to let to many people know otherwise they may have some police escorts along for ride.
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I think you lower the bike by reducing the pre-load.
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I think you lower the bike by reducing the pre-load.
Me too - MORE sag that way.

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I don't actually have to worry about my wife taking my bike... She's all of 5'3"

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