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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-24-2018, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got one

I've been "lurking" on this forum for over a year and finally pulled the trigger on a bike. I found a 2013 V650 with only 960 miles on the odometer. I've added a Givi top box for my passenger and am considering a few other add-ons later. Right now I am just enjoying being back on a bike after not riding for about 30 years. I rode a lot of dirt in my teens and twenties and toured a lot as well. Then life interfered and I had to stop riding. Now that I identify as a grouchy old man and have "sort of" retired, I look forward to spending some quality time on Colorado twisties
I feel like the V is a good bike to get me back into practice and competent again. It's light enough and handles well enough to be comfortable for me now, but I don't think I will outgrow it either.
Anyway, I appreciate having a forum like this to go to with questions and viewpoints.

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Welcome! I also have a '13 and I have over 70,000 km/s on mine, running nice and strong, great machine. Congrats.
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Congratulations.(from Gatineau, Québec, Canada)...

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Welcome, I got my brand new V650 this last June and it thrives here in the Colorado Twisties! I live in the springs and have ridden numerous times out to Deckers Corner and such and it's a blast. We have the perfect roads out here for this bike.

You will have a ton of fun!
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Welcome from another Gen II (THE BEST) owner. It's a great bike with many uses!


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Wow! 960 miles.
Welcome.

so it goes...
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