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aaaarrrrghhhhh!!!!

I've had my bike for over a month now and still haven't ridden it yet. Freakin' snow will last for at least another two months. Bloody hell.

Okay, I've finished venting. Feel better now. Have a nice day.
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Brutal!
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I hear you..... Got my Versys after X-Mas.... sitting here with 64 miles on it !!!
Ice and salt on the streets (grrrrrrrrrr!!!)
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I have a total of 28 miles on my new blue! Purchased 12-5
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I have 12" of snow on the ground and it's 13 deg F. It'll be a while. In the mean time lubing the chain will have to suffice. Although a minor farkle (speedy's mirror extenders), might put a smile on my frozen face.

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Yeah, it's been a week for me dammit!!



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I drove mine home in December from Florida in a pickup, arrived home to a foot of snow. At least I got to ride it a few miles before coming home.

Similar issue with my ST. Dealer called me the day after Thanksgiving (2002) to tell me it had arrived. Outside it was a blizzard. They delivered it to my house a couple days later. Saw it every time I pulled into or out of the garage all winter.

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hate to say this ......last 2 days around 68 dgrees down south.....had to check out speedys lowering kit......this made my V just about perfect !!....handles great......now when the weather gets bad again ill install the lowering peg kit.
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35-40 today with brilliant sun and new dainese leather jacket to keep me toasty. Just went out for an hour but was perfect....love the V
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We have had temps in the 80's here in Dallas. A cold front came through and dropped it to around freezing and now we'll have to wait a couple of days for it to get back up there. It's a shame, but we can only ride about 11 1/2 months of the year down here.

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Dallasdon,

ONLY ?
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Terrible, isn't it?

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Terrible, isn't it?

Oh sure......rub it in. Up here we're trying to stay thawed. At least I can go out into a warm garage and sit on it.....-2 degrees here this am. Spring can't come soon enough......
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Hey, don't mean to hi jack this thread, but I noticed both Dallasdon and Bones have the ST1300 and the Versys......which one 'ya like better???
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Dallasdon, we are all happy for you and bye the way..... again thanks for the centerstand effort......Killer Effort!
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Hey, don't mean to hi jack this thread, but I noticed both Dallasdon and Bones have the ST1300 and the Versys......which one 'ya like better???

Well, here's the story. After having the V for about 4 months I sold the St1300 because the V does everything the ST1300 does and does it 300 lbs lighter. I no longer need the ST1300 for long trips as the V fills that bill and is much better in the twisties. The ST1300 is a great bike, but for me it is just too heavy and too hard to work on.

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Dallasdon, we are all happy for you and bye the way..... again thanks for the centerstand effort......Killer Effort!
I've started on a new direction with the center stand project. I said I quit in the last center stand thread, but I've since had another thought of how to do it. More to follow.................I hope.

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I drove mine home in December from Florida in a pickup, arrived home to a foot of snow. At least I got to ride it a few miles before coming home.

Similar issue with my ST. Dealer called me the day after Thanksgiving (2002) to tell me it had arrived. Outside it was a blizzard. They delivered it to my house a couple days later. Saw it every time I pulled into or out of the garage all winter.

So it goes.
Just a note to fellow V owners. Bones has a "reading Material" under his tread that you might want to check on. There are many well written, interesting stories there. One of them " Dads first ride", was a very touching one and I wanted to thank Bones for sharing it with me. Anyway, I hope you take the time to read a few of his stories.

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I did and they were great. I remember reading a few of them when published.
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ST1300 and the Versys......which one 'ya like better???
I had a KLR, ST1300 and a Versys, I now only have the Versys.

Like Dallasdon said, Versys does everything the ST did and its a ton more fun. Versys can't do everything a KLR can do, but I just wasn't riding the KLR anymore.

Versys is by far the best bike I've ever had. Another huge plus for me, when maneuvering it around the garage, its so light. Shifting the ST or my Valkyrie around was a real ball buster.

Now to un-high-jack the thread-its going to be 70 plus here today, so might have to dash over the San Bernardino Mts again, back to Harborfreight to get my 'tool' fix for the day!

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