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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Back in the Saddle in MN

Hey guys! After spending the last ten years on four wheels, the unseasonably warm weather in MN put me past my breaking point; I had to ride again. After visiting the Minneapolis International Motorcycle Expo, I knew that the Versys was on the top of my wish list and cycletrader.com found me an '09 in mint condition with only 1400 miles that was just down the road from me. Despite the dissapproval of the wife, I bought it the next day. Nothing could compare to the feeling of freedom and liberation as I opened up my new Versys for the first time yesterday. I love this bike! I was afraid I'd be rusty after so many years out of the saddle, but I was immediately comfortable on the bike, it rides like a dream. Can't wait to get out again today! Hopefully I'll see some of you on the road, I'll be the guy with the perma-grin smile on the candy lime green Versys!
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Welcome! Don't worry, alot of our wives are mad, he he! But I'm very glad that you enjoyed your first ride after so long, says alot about riding and about the Versys!

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Welcome and congrats on finding such a great bike. Keep having fun!

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Welcome! If your looking at modding your bike in any way suggest checking out SW-Motech or Givi engine bars. In my experience they'll pay for themselves and save you a lot of grief if you ever tip over/drop your bike on it's side.
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Mission 1: Got the bike, mission accomplised!

Mission 2: Add accessories, useful and also not useful ones.

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2011 to 2015 2011 Versys Spark BlackKawasaki Ninja 2010 to 2011 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
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She got on with me last night and had a great time, I think I'm forgiven! Already looking for some engine guards, toying with the idea of getting some heavier duty rims to put semi-knobbies on so I can hit the dirt a little bit. Any thoughts?
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