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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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New member with a new bike.

Just picked up an '09 with 9K miles on it and plenty of goodies; custom paint, GPS, road/off-road tires, hand guards, rear box, soft side bags, tank bag and extra windshield. Making a trip with SeattleKiwi in June of about 2,400 miles in 9 days to Idaho, Montana and Oregon with lots of off-road sections.

I rode for years before kids, so after 20 years I'm finally back in the saddle; should be fun. I'm from Woodinville, WA.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 10:15 PM
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Welcome! I'm a newbie too, just got one today........I'd love to see some pics of yours (hint, hint).

**Sold**2008 Red Versys, Algard, LSL Frame Sliders, EvoTech Radiator guard, Givi screen, Givi V35 panniers, Moto Werks handlebar riser and footpeg lowering blocks, Aprilia Tuono mirrors, Carbon Fiber FendaExtenda, Spools/Sliders front & rear
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take your time to get the rust off after 20 years.
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Your path back is a familiar theme here. You are going to like your choice. Welcome.

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welcome aboard! And welcome back!!



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I'll second the call for pictures.
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Glad you joined the party, you will have a blast on your V!

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PICS??

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Welcome, sounds like a fun trip!!!

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Welcome. Nice choice of bike! And forum!

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Howdy. Now take a pic of the bike and post. Oh, and quit that big V-owner smile. I have been trying to suppress it for 2 weeks but it still there on my face.

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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 10:11 AM
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Welcome Kevin and congratulations. I'm originally from Monroe, but now live in the Olympia area. I notice a fair number of folks from WA on this site. That's probably why it is so hard to find a used Versys for sale around here!

It will not take long to get back into the saddle after a 20 year hiatus, however, just be careful out there in the Pugetropolis traffic. Enjoy your new bike!
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Nice Choice of Bike Kevin... one ride was all it took to get you hooked !!! imagine how these could sell if dealerships got their act together and just put people in the saddle !!


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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-23-2011, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome and I am sure you will have a good time with a Kiwi
This isn't the first time we've traveled together. Spent 10 days in Vietnam a couple of years ago. It's always a good time.
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Nice Choice of Bike Kevin... one ride was all it took to get you hooked !!! imagine how these could sell if dealerships got their act together and just put people in the saddle !!
You're a very convincing salesman. Perhaps you missed your calling.
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