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Hey guys and gals,

I'm not asking anyone to make the choice for me but thought we could all chat about something for a moment. I love my Versys and have been pleased as punch with the motor and rideability of the bike. In fact, I'm considering two choices while Kawasaki has such great incentives going:

1) Add another Versys so that my son can ride with me on light duty adventures.
2) Take advantage of a killer deal on the ER6N and have an ultra light, ultra low scoot that I can make into unique streetfighter.

I'm not going to direct the conversation one way or another. Lets just pretend we're sitting around a campfire and I made that statement. What would you say?

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Do both, more is always better!

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I like both ideas but any time you can spend quality time with your kids only makes that a plus in my book.
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Get your son the V , so he will not be different form the dad, and he wont feel any indifference either.

Wish father and son all the best.
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Thanks for the input guys. My son currently has a bike. However, I think it would be fun to have a match set of V's.

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I would take the money and give it to charity. Your family already has enough bikes.
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My son currently has a bike.
what does he ride? is he a newb or is he experienced?

also, please define "light duty adventure."

i'd grill you over the smores.

In a world full of people, only some want to ride. Isn't that crazy?
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I seriously considered an er6n before I ordered my V. I like the package, but I like the V a little more. One major thing for me was the height tho, I wanted the extra room.

And the er6n are CHEAP, It would be an easy addition for sure.
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Throw another log on the fire, pass the bottle, get him the V.,and enjoy the many priceless memories to come!!
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I would take the money and give it to charity. Your family already has enough bikes.
I give to charity with every paycheck - it's called income tax. Thanks for the welcomes and insight. Keep it coming. My son has been riding on the street for about 4 years now and has a few track days under his belt - so not a newb. He doesn't even know I'm considering the additional V. He has a CBR600RR as his daily rider. The V would allow us to do longer distances with some hard packed dirt road mixed in.

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I give to charity with every paycheck - it's called income tax. .
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2009 Lime green Versys
Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

Versys gone..replace with Victory Hammer
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Versys. you have a hard enough time trying to distribute love in your fleet, yes? introduce him to the multibike blues. let him share the pain. heh.

In a world full of people, only some want to ride. Isn't that crazy?
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Just my comment around the campfire, well done on being involved with your son and doing something you both enjoy, two V's now thats cool
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Pass that over here....


I don't think you'll go wrong either way. Maybe let him sit on each & see which fits better. Or just pick one & surprise him. Either way I am envious. I'd love to get my children into riding, it's just too cost prohibitive right now. Insurance would break me....



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Those coals are just about perfect for the ribeyes I have in my cooler.

My son just got back into motorcycling. He bought a mint 1999 Honda Magna. We have many trips planned together. Get whatever your son likes. I am so looking forward to our trips together. And more than a few campfires,,,,,

Hey Bear? As long as yer at the cooler, grab me a beer too? Thanks!
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Just my 3 cents, now that I've had 5 beers and I got the ceegar fired just right...Thought my son would love a V...WRONG...Asked him what he wanted...We pick it up next week, a DRZ400...Get him something he really wants and not something you "think" he wants...
Time for a cold one and time to drain the leftovers

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All great suggestions. I picked up and extra six pack errr ... make that a case if someone wants another cold one. All excellent insights so everone should have one more to reward the collective wisdom. I don't intend to give my son the bike as much as have it available for rides together. Sounds silly when I hear it said out loud. But I would like to have the opportuity to ride together, share in the same challenges and, most importatly, create lifetime memories.

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Right On TC Its all good when you put the adventure out there for the 2 of you...

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Just my 3 cents, now that I've had 5 beers and I got the ceegar fired just right...Thought my son would love a V...WRONG...Asked him what he wanted...We pick it up next week, a DRZ400...Get him something he really wants and not something you "think" he wants...
Time for a cold one and time to drain the leftovers
+ 1 on that !!!
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+ 1 on that !!!
+2 on that! Either way, he knows his Dad loves him. Good rides to Both.

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