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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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First 100 Miles

Greetings,

I am happily a bit saddle sore after putting the first 100 miles on my new-to-me 2009 Versys 650 today. I have had my motorcycle license endorsement for 20 years, but spent most of my time on two wheels off-road. Over the last two months I have taken the MSF Basic Rider course (highly recommended to all) and logged about 800 miles on a 250cc scooter primarily commuting to work in the suburbs. I'm loving the experience, so decided to take the plunge on a "real" bike.

My Versys is bone stock with a set of panniers and top case and fresh-ish tires (Michelins with ~2,500 miles). Just what I was looking for. After picking it up this morning, I wound my way to my parents' home across town where my father, a mechanic, and I gave the bike a good going over. Fresh brake fluid, an oil/filter change, tire pressure adjustment, mirror tension tightening, chain slack adjustment and general inspection along with a bit of polishing and bench riding and my confidence in the mechanical state of the bike is high.

I'm looking forward to learning from the community and tweaking the "Grasshopper" (best name candidate so far) to fit me and provide maximum enjoyment and safety.

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Don

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Thanks for the welcome! Not sure what to post for the second post in this sub-forum. I have a few newb questions particularly around ergonomics adjustments. Just post away here till I'm a proper member?

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Welcome! I'm basically a noob as well but your other post likely belongs here:

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@darkmatter Thanks! I just joined, so don't yet have the ability to post on other forums. I'll PM a moderator to see if they can move it. Do you know how to find mods?

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Ha...I don't have the ability to email members yet, either. Darn spammers make things inconvenient! It looks like these posts count toward my total, so I'm 1/4 of the way to being able to email!

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Welcome Don from Athens, Greece.
This is my 3rd post overall.
I am also awaiting for my approval to be able to post on other sections.

I would suggest that you also complete your account up to 100%.
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My wife dubbed my green 09 "Melon", so yours is pretty fitting as well!

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I like the names!

@Dr.Hornet that's a great idea. I did "check all the boxes." Hopefully we'll be full-fledged this week sometime.

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