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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Goodbye from Cincinnati

In March, I purchased a 2008 Suzuki B-King with 994 miles on it. Since I have the Honda Cruiser as well, something had to give. A buyer showed up last night with cash in hand, took the Kawa-cati for a test ride and rode it home.



So ... its been a great 2 years and 18,000 miles of fun on the Kawa-cati versys. I did 3300 miles in 9 days on one trip in 2009. Loved every mile of it.

This is a great forum. Keep up the great work. Catch you guys on the backroads! Ride Safe!

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Sad to lose a Versys member. Glad you're still riding. Good luck and stay safe.


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Hope you enjoy the Zuki as much as the V, looks like buddy got a well appointed example of a Versy, you must have sunk some large dinaros into it.
You can always get another V when you get bored of the B-King.
Like that'll happen any time soon.lol.

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Have fun with the new ride!!



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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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You can always get another V when you get bored of the B-King.
Like that'll happen any time soon.lol.
That made me laugh!
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That's funny as when i test rode the Versys also test rode the wee strom and the B-King at the same time, brought the versys but the B-King scared the crap out of me, was riding behind a car at 50kph and passed and by the time I pulled back in the bike was at 140kph in a 50kph zone. The shop guys only gave me the demo B-King for a joke as they knew me well and did comment this will be well outside your comfort zone haha.

All the best with your new ride and i am sure you will have a blast with your new rocket.
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Walked into a dealer a year ago to look at the B-King I new they still had (left over 0 miles). The salesman told me they still had it but were storing it off site due to lack of interest. Well, I told him I was interested and to give me a price I couldn't refuse. He hands me a piece of paper... $8500 OTD. Ball was in my court. I thought about it but walked. I had just owned a powerful bike and got into a little bit of trouble with it. I love the headlight / faring. Have fun.
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Here is a photo of the new ride. Check out the logo! Couldn't pass it up for 994 miles for $7300! 160 HP and it GOES!

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Here is a photo of the new ride. Check out the logo! Couldn't pass it up for 994 miles for $7300! 160 HP and it GOES!

Even better! Where's the pic?
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Hey did you tell the happy new V owner that joining this forum is manditory.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hey did you tell the happy new V owner that joining this forum is manditory.
YES! I sent him an email the next day with links to the Manual thread and said this forum is a great source of info!
I also sent him the link to the vacuum line Mod I had made to the bike.

So he is informed!
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Photo Fixed!
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Lone Ranger, is there a group of Kaw riders that gets together in Cincinnati similar to the Triumph guys who meet over on in College Hill?

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Good luck and stay safe out there
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I just noticed you got the much nicer aftermarket pipes in the deal as well . I almost pulled the pin on one a few years ago but that thing is nothing but a trouble maker. Ride well.
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