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Two Versys reviews

Today is the fourth anniversary of the purchase of my 2009 Versys as a new leftover. The executive summary:

38,013 miles
I'm on my third chain, fourth front tire, fifth rear tire.
Just replaced both headlights, which burned out within days of each other.
Recently put in EBC front brake pads.

No failures and no problems beyond the usual issues we all know so well.

Those who want the full details can read them here.

Next week, I'll add to this thread a review of the current Versys, not written by me but I'm now in the process of editing it for the RevZilla site.

EDIT June 2: Here's the other review I promised, this time of the 2014 model.

Whitehorse Press is going out of business so it's time for a final sale. Signed copies of my book are now $10 with free shipping in the U.S. while they last.
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Thanks for the write ups on the Versys, I always enjoy reading them.

Lovin every minute of it!
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Pretty much parallels my experiences on my '08 (51,xxx miles) and '09 (27,xxx miles), another left-over bought in '10, but its chain died at 39,030 kms after my return from D2D, which I thought was a result of it sitting outside for close to two years in the rain and AZ dust (my '08 is STILL on its original chain!), and the mud, etc on a couple of Alaska roads.

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Good to hear. I'm a new Versys owner......

Thanks
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So if you are thinking about buying a V don't, they just fall apart!

Or how about this . . . best dualsport on the market! LOL

I can hear the rumbling now! LOL





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Nice write up.

Exactly why I bought the Versys
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Here's the other review I promised, this time of the 2014 model.

Whitehorse Press is going out of business so it's time for a final sale. Signed copies of my book are now $10 with free shipping in the U.S. while they last.
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