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2009 Kawa Green Versys

My journey is a long one starting 7 years ago in 2002. I bought a brand new red Suzuki Katana 650 that year with matching helmet and all the goodies. I turned 30 that year and my dream was to own a motorcycle that year and I did. I got it on a don't pay for 6 months plan.

Before my first payment, a guy in an SUV turned left in front of me and the Katana was written off. I sustained a number of strains and bruises including injuries to both arms, but survived and walked away pretty healthy. I was lucky to be wearing full gear and hitting an SUV where the impact was distributed to my whole body.

On any account, I got myself onto a 1983 Honda Nighthawk 550 that same year to get back on the horse. But I found myself wanting a different bike and the bike sat idle most days.

3 years ago, I figured I could trade in the Nighthawk or sell it and upgrade. In my infinite wisdom, I made a terrible trade for a 1983 Kawa GPZ-750 that was a total lemon and "self-fixed" by the guy that traded it to me. My bad, my fault. The bike was in the shop for 2 years, $500 here, $500 there and I was all in. The bike is running but not great and now has too much history. I just can't enjoy the bike.

Today, I just rode home my new 2009 Kawasaki Versys...in the lime green. It's awesome. I'm back to riding. I've ordered a larger shield and side bags. I can't wait to ride this thing every day of the summer.

And I found this forum! Cool! So...hello everyone!

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Welcome, Dennis and.... good roads...

Nobody thinks that something is so easy like who is totally unable to do it.

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Dennis,

Hello and Happy Riding...
A lot of info on the forum for All of us to share...


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Welcome

Welcome aboard Dennis
Great to see another Canuck on the forum.
You should post a note on in the new member into section.
I believe we have a couple of members from your area.


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Congratulations.
Watch out for SUVs, they're not getting any smarter.

If you're doing the 6 months no interest no payments thing be vigilant.
I believe something like 85% of people who go that route forget to refinance or pay it off in the 6 months and get hit by the 19.5% interest or whatever it is.

(lots of money) * 1.195 = LOTS MORE MONEY
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Haha...no worries. Don't pay is great when you pay the balance which I always do. But that was my first bike. I paid cash for my new Versys!!!
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sweet dealer...welcome ride safe.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2009, 07:52 PM
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The lime green goes much faster thasn any color! A known fact. Anyhow, look at Speedy's accessories, they are top notch.
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