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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Just bought used Versys and having a blast

I bought Versys_Guy's Versys through Ebay last Friday. I had read some of his post and thought he was somewhat "too forward" especially since I own a C14 and he had posted some negative statements about my bike. Well Versys_Guy was really a great guy; very organized, having most all his paperwork on the many accessories; and very knowledgeable (except for his opinion about the C14). I really enjoyed meeting him and his family.

I did get a good ride in, here in Middle Tennessee, on Sunday. The best thing about this bike is how well it handles. It is going to take some getting used to keeping the revs above 4K where it has sufficient power and is relatively smooth. I got 55.5 mpg from my first tank (mostly back roads with steady throttle). The bike stumbles a little below 4K and has quit a bit of vibration, at least compared to other bikes I have had and now own. The bike is very similar to my DL1000 but with superior handling and less power. I can’t wait to get to the Smokies and Northern Georgia.

The first thing I am going to do is put the 16 tooth front sprocket on (came with bike). This thing is just geared too low. I think I'm going to enjoy the V and this forum community.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 10:38 PM
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If you can swing it, why not try to join us for the group ride in North GA on 11/8? There are quite a few Versys owners in that area. I'm from Winston-Salem, NC and I'll be traveling through the area. We've decided to turn it into a small group ride opportunity.

Check out the thread here.

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>>>> states on a bike <<<<
>>>> East Coast done <<<<
>>>>> Westward HO! <<<<<
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the invite. I'll have to see how things go early next week.
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You can smooth out the below 4k stumbling by reading this.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...read.php?t=661

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Were is this group ride and were can i find more info on it. I would love to take a nice long ride. More info please
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He you go http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=1979

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I bought a motorcycle because my wife said that I couldn't! Now I have two and she still says I can't have another one!
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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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Welcome to the forums, hope to read more posts from you soon
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