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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hello just bought a versys

Just bought an 08 Versys 650. Couldn't be much happier can't wait to rack up some miles!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 07:05 PM
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Welcome. I just got my 650 in June and I am loving every minute on it. My hubby liked mine so much, he went and bought him a 1000 last Monday.
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welcome to the nut house i also have a "passion red" 08. one of the greatest bikes ive owned.. not the fastest, not the smoothest, not the most capable off-road. but close to in all of the categories and thats more then any other bike ive had

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to the forum. I had a 07, some real improvements can be made and turn the bike into a wild beast .
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Welcome. Have to admit a liking of the original Gen 1 version. Mine is an '08 in red as well. Yours came with a pretty impressive trailer I see! Really cool.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-09-2017, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all! First things I'm going to get are swingarm spools, tail bag/luggage, and maybe a different wind screen
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-10-2017, 07:53 AM
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Have fun. This area (East TN) is great for a Versys. Anything but straight roads - a waste for one! Rolling bars back and forward a very small amount can make a big difference. You can adjust the rear brake pedal carefully more than you would think! Can shim the windshield with rubber washers to change the tilt. Looks better without the grab rails on the bac.

I feel as if a Versys party should happen twice a season. That would be fun!

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Thanks for the suggestions, what's your experience with changing the windshield tilt? Currently it is at its highest point but I am tall and still getting a good blast in the helmet! Haven't done highway yet but I will be doing a decent amount soon so we'll have to see... can't be worse than sitting up on my last bike an EX250!
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I'm in East Tn too, I'm looking at an 08 tonight!
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welcome from a new old guy in NC
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Im from Charlotte but have a place in Spruce Pine NC ride a lot of east Tenn roads I am about 15 mile from Roan Mt.
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