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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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Hi My name is Keith Wetherell and I live in Falmouth, Cornwall in the south west of the United Kingdom.
I've been riding motorcycles of one form or another since I was 16 and I'm 53 years old now so I'll let you do the maths.
I've had many different bikes in the past, mostly second hand Kawasakis and Honda's, but I did have a Triumph Bonneville for several years.
On 23 March 2012 I took delivery of a brand new Kawasaki's Versys 650 which I nick named "Bumble Bee" (from the Transformers movie) because that's what she looks like being bright yellow and black!
I love the bike to bits, but I do have a problem with it "eating" chains for breakfast which is why I wanted to join this forum to comment on a thread that is already running.
Take care out there,
Keith
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 05:14 AM
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Greetings from across the pond, hope you can get the chain issue solved.


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Welcome from another 53yo Bumblebee owner!

Thanks for joining to share your experiences with the chain issue.

Bill -- 2012 Versys
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Greetings. I spent several weekends on holiday in Cornwall when I was in grad school. Loved a little town called St. Agnes, and Tintagel and St. Ives. Hiked a bit of the Coast Path...beautiful. In those days we hired a 1000cc Austin Mini for road trips. Love to go back on a motorbike.


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and explain the eating of the chain for breakfast.

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Welcome from Vancouver Island B.C. I am new here to. I also have a 2012 Bumble Bee, but I prefer "The Wasp". I just turn 1000 km"s on it and have nothing negative to report on the bike. I just love, it it's a blast to ride!.
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Welcome Keith, how many miles you get out of your chain?
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