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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-15-2016, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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Just picked up a new Versys 650. Green. Plan on using it for short, around town jaunts and up in NW GA where I have a place and like to ride up near Suches. Name is Larry.

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The 650 will be the sole survivor of a recent stable sell off as my riding preferences have changed over the last few years. Having recently sold my GS1200, I found the Versys to be a competent, light weight sport tourer and look forward to learning more about the bike by reading posts from seasoned versys owners.
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Welcome Larry! Good choice. I also downsized from a 1200 (Suzuki Bandit)
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Welcome Larry, while I still have a liter bike, I downsized as well from a Buell ULY 1200 to the little 650. I have admittedly had a hard time dealing with the loss of power, but have really enjoyed the bike a lot since finally getting it dialed in. I think you'll love it for what you're planning to do with it! It really is a great little bike, kind of a ride it and forget about it .. (that's good!)
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Hi Larry.....enjoy!
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Welcome aboard Larry. Lived in the Tampa area in the mid-1980s when assigned to the US Special Operations Command.

Nice area but the abundance of seniors was not conducive to comfortable motorcycle riding. Many of them tried to run me down! Oblivious is the word that comes to mind.
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Welcome Larry, enjoy the new ride
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I just started a thread on riding w/ a GS1200 rider, on MEMBERS RIDES, in case you're interested....

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