Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX & Moosehead Lake, ME
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
I guess I must be an old fart as well given that I'm in my 72nd year. But, and it's a large but, I don't feel or more importantly act my age for which I say thank you very much.
Regarding the Versys and max highway cruising speed - it's fast enough to get you into trouble in most states, even western Texas and Arizona where interstate speed limits are as high as 85. It might seem a bit busy to some, but it seems capable of running in the busy mode all day. I swapped the rear sprocket for a 43 tooth version and I like the result. 70-75 mph reads around 5K on the rev counter, and that feels comfortable to me.
BTW, nice selection of bikes. What specifically are the vintage Japanese machines in your fleet? I'm a sucker for vintage stuff much to my dismay. If I could find a Suzuki T500 Titan in good nick I'd snap it up in a heartbeat. Had one in England in the late 60s - early 70s and loved it. It was known as the blue denim motorcycle - tough as nails and would not wear out. Rode it around the UK then shipped it to San Antonio, and then rode it to Grand Forks, ND (where I was assigned with the USAF) and eventually back to S.A. It never skipped a beat.
Sorry, too much information - a fault of mine (so says my charming wife). Welcome aboard.
"Plan? Plan! There ain't no plan."
Pig Killer, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Last edited by Arion; 09-17-2017 at 08:52 AM.