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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Portland, OR

Ive had my 08 Versys for about 5 months now and love it. Already have an extensive list of farkles added and many more to come.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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I should add some additions to the bike are: crash bars, skid plates, heated grips, raised handle bars, lowered pegs, Givi windscreen.

I have a write up with lots of photos of some home made soft bag supports i just did that i will post soon.
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Ah, Portland. I still have fond memories of the Rose City from my undergraduate days (many years ago) at Pacific University, in Forest Grove.

Welcome, and congrats on your new Versys. All black looks very nice.

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Newberg here. Haven't been able to get out this year on the V. My dual sport is having all the fun right now.
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It's good hear there is one more Oregon Versys owner. We're a bit spoiled, in this corner of the planet, by having so many great roads to ride. And the Verys is (in my humble opinion) the perfect bike to ride on our roads.

I hope you got to enjoy our unusually sunny weather this week. Myself, I went on an ~60 mile ride yesterday through farm land in the Willamette Valley, and with assistance of heated grips, it was glorious!
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the bike, sounds like you're adventurizing it nicely!

I was out Skyline yesterday for about an hour & half. Good till I hit the north slope, still frozen at 3 pm!
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Looks like enough people within an hour of Portland we could start a biker gang.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. To the local V owners we'll have to go for a ride sometime and grab a beer after. I did enjoy the nice weather for a couple of the days and now im working on my softbag mounts and adding a "fuse block" system to add two power outlets.
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Awesome, another Oregon V owner!

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Welcome!

I will be picking up my 2011 V tomorrow around 11. I am still in disbelief that I have it haha.... Seems there is always something that happens so I can't get the bike... and not this time!
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Sounds like alot of locals I would love to ride with some other versys ,I live in Troutdale I have a great area I like to go I call the Fall tour old historic HWY meet at crown point and ride east through all the falls very very nice ride kind of slow but beautiful never the less then up to Larch Mountain and back great ride if anyone wants to join our small group
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Sounds like alot of locals I would love to ride with some other versys ,I live in Troutdale I have a great area I like to go I call the Fall tour old historic HWY meet at crown point and ride east through all the falls very very nice ride kind of slow but beautiful never the less then up to Larch Mountain and back great ride if anyone wants to join our small group
Let me know
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I think that would be fun, when do you go riding?
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Welcome! It would be fun to get a gang of V's together for a photo op.
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 12:24 AM
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I'm in. 08 in Gresham.
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