Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portland - Hood River, OR
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New '08 in Portland, OR
After much deliberation, I recently purchased a red '08 that had 1K on the clock. It was purchased new in Apr of this year. I chose the Versys as a replacement for my '08 BMW XCountry because I wanted something smoother and with better on-pavement manners, as that is what I ride this bike on almost exclusively. As you guys know, there are not a lot of choices in this category of bike--650 or so cc, twin, 17s f/r, an upright/standard riding position, moderately priced, good for commuting--or at least not very many that I fancied.
A few things I need to address:
- need to dial in the suspension settings, as best as they can
- a bleed and top-off didn't fix the very mushy brakes, so I need to completely flush out the 3+ year old, though clean looking, brake fluid
- battery was changed -- as it was from '08
Otherwise, I'm very happy so far with this bike.