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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-24-2017, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Just was successful eBay bidder on 2009 Versys with 10,000 miles. Have read about this model for years but have never owned or even ridden one, but looking forward to it. Raced MX as a young person and later owned a Yamaha YZ 250 race bike as an adult. My only street bike to date was the Kawasaki W 650 (Bonneville clone), which I owned for several years. Would love to connect with other Versys riders and look forward to any advice. Jeff

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I raced a 79 YZ-125 & YZ 250 in High School.......

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Very cool! I had a yellow 1982 yz125 back in the day. . It was faster than the 250's from when I raced in the 70's.
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A W650.........I looked for one of those for years.
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Welcome Sir!

Tips? Spend time searching this forum-- lots of valuable info!

I was watching the listing for the bike you bought. I don't need another V but sure was tempted to cast a bid. Seeing how low it went, I probably should have. The seller had the bike listed locally for about a grand more. Smokin deal, if it's found to be as described. Congrats!
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2009-er here as well - congrats!
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A W650.........I looked for one of those for years.
me too... never found one.
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Hey VA BEACH, I am in Charlottesville. Getting a new 2016 Versys 1000 LT tomorrow, have a 2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS now.

If you ever head to the mountains on the bike, let me know. Mountain curvy roads are always best with people to share it with.

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me too... never found one.
Me either............I've seen pics but just like bigfoot, I've never actually seen one.
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Me either............I've seen pics but just like bigfoot, I've never actually seen one.
I've been lucky enough to see several over the years.


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Any particular thoughts about the 09 Versys? I read somewhere that they wheelied better than a later model Mine has 10K miles on it. Any suggestions on great additions to the bike (it's totally stock with no add on's)? How long should the tires last? Would appreciate any wisdom you can lay on me.
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