love our new versys (1 of 2? :-) already!
Gosh, so what do I put in an intro post? I didn't meet motorcycles until I headed off to college, but I love to ride and dearly miss, after it was stolen from our apartment parking lot in our newlywed days, my '86 Yamaha FJ1200, which took me and my then-fiancee on a great 9-week, 8500-mile trip up and down the Eastern seaboard. Fast-forward 25 years, and my 150mph days are behind me (until, God forbid, I'm a widower, anyway), and a ride on a buddy's KLR got me thinking... When my wife ended up needing to get rid of her aging and neglected Kawi EX500, I saw a Versys and talked her into a ride, and we were hooked!
We now have Jolly, our 2009 with hard bags, touring windscreen, and a taller sprocket -- and, if I play my cards right, we just might get a [red] 2008 we've already named Chili for her so that this one can be all mine BWAA HA HA haha :-)
We're looking forward to riding much more again as well as to exploring, trailing, and camping. First, though, we have to replace the clutch springs & check the cable routing because of slipping -- or perhaps replace the clutch :-( I found this forum after digging for info, and I promise I'll try to actually read a lot of the excellent information here, and search past posts, before asking all of the same (which springs are best? good vs not-so-good sources? what's the proper clutch plate thickness to see if i need to replace the plates? what's your favorite bike-safe oil now that car oil is so slippery? how much knob do i need for riding trails & power lines but not full-on mudding?) questions ;-)
I'm happy to see some other north-metro-Atlanta balloons on the map and will get myself added as soon as I can reply over there. We'd love to meet other folks and get ahead on getting to know the bike!
Other than that, and in no particular order, we're also parents, pilots, boaters, walkers/hikers, and geeks. I like rougher camping then she does but can't start a fire worth a darn. I read voraciously; she thinks deeply.
Nice to meet you all!
Last edited by davidtg; 02-02-2017 at 07:14 PM.
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