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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Post Beggining Rider with a Versys as my first Bike.

Hi there, I just recently bought my 2008 Versys.

Partly due to the economy and mostly due to the very diminutive income of a college student, I action to a two-year-long thought of buying a bike, er, motorcycle. Soon after finding that my six-foot-three frame wouldn't fit the small Ninja 250R, I opted on grabbing what was originally my first choice, the Versys.

This is my first bike. so my of how a motorcycle is supposed to feel with respect to the road and rider is/was greatly influenced by friends who have been riding. Review after review raved this cycle great for the beginning and long-seasoned rider alike, and after logging 450 miles to date, I couldn't agree more. Hard to believe that after only owning it a week-and-some, it is almost due for its 600mi. check up, but then again, I sought this out as a means for replacing my car, which is in the stages of selling.

I still have more to learn for riding (including completion of the MSF), including wet-weather handling. To be said, I have a listening ear attentive to any words you have to lend.

Ah, and before I forget, friends call me by Mike, or Michael. I am a student up at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA, having grown up on the Eastside most my life. Hiking, photography, swing dancing, and newly, riding, are my hobbies. Since two out of three friends I know that ride are selling their bikes, I'll be looking for riding oppurtunities in the area.
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Hi Mike !

You made a great choice for a first bike. I love the way the Versys handles and it reminds me of my first bike, the KZ900. I hadn't ridden for about 30 years and decided to get back into it again. The Versys worked for me.

Forum member Ocean turned me on to the book "Proficient Motorcycling" by David L. Hough. I can't stress enough what a good investment it would be for you to buy and read it. Not a substitute for a riding class, but plenty of great techniques and information to get you thinking in the right direction.
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Awesome, thanks! Hopefully I find the time for more reading.
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Beginning rider also!

Hi Mike! Welcome! I also am a beginning rider and the Versys fit the bill for the 1st bike for me as well! Have fun and be SAFE!

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Welcome Mike.

There are quite a few V's up here, I live in Redmond, we have representatives from Bellingham, Bonney Lake, Bremerton and other places that don't begin with a 'b'.

There is a group of us riding down to Prineville Or this weekend, staying at the Rustlers in. Details are on this forum and the www.versys.co.uk forum if you are interested.

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Welcome to the group and I think the Versys is a great first bike. I've been riding for over 50 years and the V is the best all around bike I've ever had. Now you can start exploring the world of farkles for the V! (Farkles are slang for accessories if you didn't know. You'll hear it a lot.)

Take care, and if you ever get to Texas, we'll stuff some great BBQ down you!

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Welcome Mike.

There are quite a few V's up here, I live in Redmond, we have representatives from Bellingham, Bonney Lake, Bremerton and other places that don't begin with a 'b'.

There is a group of us riding down to Prineville Or this weekend, staying at the Rustlers in. Details are on this forum and the www.versys.co.uk forum if you are interested.

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Nice, I may have seen you riding about a month or two ago out by the Microsoft campus. This is a very late reply, apparently I forgot to subscribe to updates, but you'll have to keep undated when you go riding. I do various rides with another forum...PNWriders.com
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Glad to have you aboard and if you ever motor down the Dallas way, I'll fill you up with the world's best BBQ and cold beer!

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Glad to have you aboard and if you ever motor down the Dallas way, I'll fill you up with the world's best BBQ and cold beer!
I keep that in mind!
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Welcome the V is my first bike aswell , what a great bike.

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