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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-12-2017, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there! Husband just bought me a new 2016 Candy Orange Matte LT last Saturday. We have been putting the miles in getting it broke in. Up to a little over 600 now. Until this Versys, I rode a 12Ss Buell Lightening Long and I am finding the Versys a tad tall. Husband ordered a lowering kit for the Versys that should take care of the problem. Otherwise, this bike is lots of fun and is gonna be a great companion for his Concours.
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Oh..... and you can see from the picture I have a little Z125 Pro too. Jerry has the grey one. We call them the twins. Kawasaki makes some dandy bikes to have fun on.
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Thanks everyone!! Jerry has been lurking around the forum getting ideas on how others have improved their bikes. I think if he could find another good deal he would trade his Concours off on another Versys. We got a heck of a deal on our new 2016 from what I can see from other posts on this forum.
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Welcome.

Prior owner of a Buell Ulysses XT (in 2008) and recently a XB12Scg (in 2016).

The 650LT is a great bike.

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2017 Versys 650 LT -- Titanium [ Sold: Feb. 2019 ]
Debadged, Moto Werk lowering kit, slimmed down OEM seat, Shad SH33 top case, Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust, Moto Werk 1" risers, Grab On grip covers
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Hi. We had a Ulysses as well. The FAST ORANGE color. We sold it to help purchase the two X125's we bought in April.
Do you frequent the badweathebikers forum as well? Loads of information about the Buell's. If you can't find it there, it's not possible! Thanks for the welcome!
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Today's project is adding some hardware so I can use my GPS and my heated vest when it gets colder. Jerry also lowered the forks and that helped a lot with my height issue. I am gonna love it when the lowering kit gets here and is installed.
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Where did you buy

Just curious where you bought a 2016 in "orange". I'm in Illinois also and called around a couple months ago to so many dealers looking for an orange one and could not find any left. I ended up with a used 2015 in white which was my 2nd favorite in the color choices.
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In Vandalia Il at Wehrle Bros. Got mine for 7,500 out the door taxes and license. There is a brand new 2015 orange one in Litchfield Il at Niehaus. I don't know what their rock bottom price is.
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