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First of my two intro posts. I've had the pleasure of enjoying this site since getting my 09 650 a year ago and figured it was time to finally join. Thx, B
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Hello again from my rain soaked behind here in Oregon. As a Cali transplant I appreciate so much about Oregon and suffer through the one thing I'm not accustomed to...4 seasons! So no, I will not be enjoying the bike today, don't like dodging lightning! Anyways. Ia year ago a friend asked me to come help him get his old bike going, been sitting in his barn for a couple years. Soon as I saw it I loved it and ended up taking it home 10 mins later to my beautiful wife's complete and thorough objections. I can't blame her, up until 4years ago my life was spent in an electric wheelchair after too many failed back fusions, and the icing on the cake...a broken neck at the c2 level. Once she calmed down a couple days later, she gave in knowing that bikes had always been a huge part of who I am. There are no words that would explain the joy and freedom of that first ride and every ride since. From using a joystick to twisting the throttle? Nuff said! Anyways, thx for a great site, look forward to being a member for many years to come! B
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welcome to the nut house dont know where in oregon you are right now that its raining were im at its on fire >.> but dont fear the rain the versys does just fine in the wet (as long as you dont have crap tires) mines done 100+ in the rain with out skipping a beat
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welcome to the nut house dont know where in oregon you are right now that its raining were im at its on fire >.> but dont fear the rain the versys does just fine in the wet (as long as you dont have crap tires) mines done 100+ in the rain with out skipping a beat
I've ridden in the rain (on my Vs) on OEM tires, aftermarket "OEM-type" tires, dual-sport tires as well as knobbies.

Works FINE...!

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I've ridden in the rain (on my Vs) on OEM tires, aftermarket "OEM-type" tires, dual-sport tires as well as knobbies.

Works FINE...!
im using pilot powers so nothing really special , and same they work just fine

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Hello again from my rain soaked behind here in Oregon. As a Cali transplant I appreciate so much about Oregon and suffer through the one thing I'm not accustomed to...4 seasons!
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Rain? Where the hell did you come up with rain? We're all dying of smoke over here in North Idaho today (07-September-2017)

send some our way! PLEASE!!!!!
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Welcome aboard. I had the pleasure of attending undergraduate school at Pacific University in Forest Grove (between Portland and the coast) many, many, many years ago. Still have fond memories of those years including m '57 Harley Sportster (horrible machine) and Matchless, and Honda 305 Super Hawk. Those were the days! Not to far removed from the invention of electricity and the pneumatic tire as I recall.
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Rain? Where the hell did you come up with rain? We're all dying of smoke over here in North Idaho today (07-September-2017)

send some our way! PLEASE!!!!!
After THREE months (+ some days) w/ NO rain - we finally got some last evening and this morning!

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We were hoping the rain would help with our monster fires...started several more from lightning strikes! Smokes been horrid here, ash damn near like snow! I've had flashbacks to my navy years when Mount Pinatubo blew while in port in the Phillipines. Stayed for months shoveling ash without ever seeing the sun, brutal!
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