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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-21-2017, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings from El Paso!

Hello everyone! I just purchased my first new motorcycle. I have been riding for about 20 years but I usually just ride what I can buy for under $1500, sell it when I get bored, and the cycle repeats. This time I was at a dealership buying oil for my 1986 Honda Goldwing (which I got for $400 as a frame and 6 large boxes of parts) when the sales guy chatted me up for over an hour (nice guy really into bikes just like me!) so I traded in my 86 and I drove off on a 2016 Versys 650 with 5 miles on it. Yeah he was a good salesman. paid $7000 out the door and ran out of there as the accessory sales people started talking about $900 panniers without a doubt this is the nicest, best handling, and fun bike I have ever been on; I am only 250 miles into the break-in but every time I hop on and go it puts a smile on my face!
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I have a buddy who put together a '79 Goldwing in a similar fashion. He had two pieces left over at the end of it and said "they're small, so clearly they must be unimportant." Congrats on the Versys!
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Congrats. Now for some runs up and down Transmountain to scrub those tires in, and then a weekend riding from Timberon to Ruidoso at the nice cool altitudes. You can even explore some of the gravel roads up in Lincoln National Forest as long as you take it slow or change to some dual sport tires.

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