My Bike on Exhibit - and the replacements..
I'm a photographer, and for the past year and a half, Kawasaki in Indonesia (KMI) has sponsored me. They gave me a Versys and paid for the printing of my latest book, "Travels on Two Wheels, a broader perspective on Bali" which is all panoramas. I also just shot their 2015 calendar.
For all of last week my bike, fully "loaded" was on exhibit in a major international shopping mall, promoting both Kawasaki and the book evidently. For about 3 days they gave me a Ninja 650 with a two brothers exhaust FS to ride. I hated it! Besides the weird handling, the stupid exhaust system set off 3 car alarms on my street one day. My neighbors were suitably unimpressed. I went to the mall and stared at my bike full of nostalgia. Finally they broke down and lent me another 2012 Versys and I was happy as a pig in ****. But I did notice that it was a lot smoother than mine, especially after I got mine back today (man, was it clean hehehe). I have 22K on mine - is it time for a major engine overhaul?
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)