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Heading Out Tomorrow Looking For A New Versys

Going to ride the FJR in the morning looking to trade it in on a Versys

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Going to ride the FJR in the morning looking to trade it in on a Versys
Umm isnt that a Versys in your pic?
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Umm isnt that a Versys in your pic?
Perhaps he's trading in for a '15 Versys??

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perhaps he's trading in for a '15 versys??
ohh yea... Duh!
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Good luck they are out there. Just brought a 2015 650 lt home today. Anyone want to buy a 2008 versys.lol
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So.... you're just going to leave us hanging?

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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Didn't happen....went to buy a leftover '14 for $5999.00 at Mid Ohio, but they only had one, and sold it last week

Then Hardindgs Park Cycle for a '15 LT for $7100.00, and they sold it on Dec 1st

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Didn't happen....went to buy a leftover '14 for $5999.00 at Mid Ohio, but they only had one, and sold it last week

Then Hardindgs Park Cycle for a '15 LT for $7100.00, and they sold it on Dec 1st
The 15 was a significantly better deal than the 14..I got my left over 14 in the middle of riding season for 4800 bucks (plus tax and title) With my trade I got out the door for about a bit under 3800.
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The 15 was a significantly better deal than the 14..I got my left over 14 in the middle of riding season for 4800 bucks (plus tax and title) With my trade I got out the door for about a bit under 3800.
I picked up a 2015 650lt on Friday. It was $7343.19 otd That included
Nc tax and plates.
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Kawasaki still has leftover models available in their warehouses, dealers only have to order another.
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I bought a used R1200GS yesterday....I need to sell the FJR

Still room for another Versys in the future though

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I bought a used R1200GS yesterday....I need to sell the FJR

Still room for another Versys in the future though
Congrats and good luck. Post a picture when you can.
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I bought a used R1200GS yesterday....I need to sell the FJR

Still room for another Versys in the future though
You have a perfectly good FJR1300 that you want to sell, you want to buy a Versys to replace the Versys you sold in a moment of weakness, but instead of buying a Versys you bought a BMW R 1200 GS.

That makes no sense whatsoever, and I'm confident that all of us fully understand and have been there ourselves.

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I've always wanted a GS, but could never afford one...this one came up and I could afford it (it's a high mileage 06) so I bought it....

Kind of a "bucket list" thing...
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I've always wanted a GS, but could never afford one...this one came up and I could afford it (it's a high mileage 06) so I bought it....

Kind of a "bucket list" thing...
I've always wanted a GS.. I honestly almost Bought one when I bought my Uly, however my wife found the Passenger seating more comfortable on the Uly.. that is the ONLY reasons I didn't. I ride with a guy who has a 2012 model, I like it.. ALot! Congrats!
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It looks a clean bike even if it is high mileage....

Post a photo & details of your FJR & someone on here may want it.
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The GS is a great bike (as are those in the BWM K-GT line), but the thought of maintaining one is a deal breaker for me. The nearest BMW dealer is 100 miles away and those bikes are designed to almost force owners to the dealer service dept for certain items requiring special tools and equipment.

My plan is to keep the FJR (a '13 Gen 3 model which I love) and add a used Versys 650 to the garage. I do most of my own wrenching, but I've got a Kawi dealer and a Yammi dealer both within 10 minutes of my house if it's something that requires a special tool or knowledge.
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The GS is a great bike (as are those in the BWM K-GT line), but the thought of maintaining one is a deal breaker for me. The nearest BMW dealer is 100 miles away and those bikes are designed to almost force owners to the dealer service dept for certain items requiring special tools and equipment.

My plan is to keep the FJR (a '13 Gen 3 model which I love) and add a used Versys 650 to the garage. I do most of my own wrenching, but I've got a Kawi dealer and a Yammi dealer both within 10 minutes of my house if it's something that requires a special tool or knowledge.
Im Lucky I suppose.. within 25 minutes of me, I have Honda, Suzuki, Kawie, Yammie, KTM, Harley, Ducati, Triumph and BMW dealerships.

However for me, it's what is not down the road from me.. Seems you can be in the middle of no where and typically never far from The Big 4 Jap dealerships, and there is Always a Harley dealership as well. I love my KTM, and other than some fueling issues caused by a failing controller that took me 4 months to finally diagnose because it was so intermittent, it has been stone reliable.. However I also know now to take it completely apart and reassemble if the need arises.

Other than my Eliminator, this is the first big 4 bike I have owned in quite some time (street) and I have to say, I do like that feeling that parts and service are readily available should the need arise. Like Most on here I like to do my own wrenching, but I like that security of "just in case."
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