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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Smile Hello just joined.

Hello from Crazyhorse
collected blue versys 2 week ago will have first service soon.
I have fitted tall screen and back box very nice bike to ride traded in a VN900
after just a year old due to back problems.
the more up rite ride postion is a lot better for my back bit of a bore running in at 4000 rpm but not long to wait now.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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It's great to have you with us, Crazyhorse!

I'm about 350 miles past the 500-mile-at-4000rpm point. It's always hard to contain the urge to just "let 'er rip!" However, it was fun to feel the engine loosening up and starting to purr.

When I got the first service, I switched to synthetic oil. For simplicity, I just went with the Kawasaki brand 4-stroke synthetic that my dealer always has available. Between the new oil and the new ceiling (until I hit 1,000 miles) of 6000 rpm, the bike is splendid to ride. Cruising at 75 mph is a breeze - and starting quickly off the line gives a really tantalizing taste of what it will be like when I can run it way on up in every gear!

I had a Vulcan 900 LT that I got when they first came out. It was a very comfortable - and surprisingly well-appointed - cruiser/tourer . . . but the engine was just too bland. I could never get very involved with the bike while riding it, so it went back to the dealer, after the riding season ended, in exchange for a KLR650 (and some assorted goodies). I rode the wheels off that thumper and it made me grin every time (and all the time) I used it. It's now at a new home in my son's garage - and the Versys has happily taken its place in my heart.

Here's hoping you enjoy cruising around the forum . . . and, most of all, that you continue to enjoy your Versys. Let us know about your bike and your rides!

Kevin McClearey
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Welcome to the madness.

I usually post sarcastically and ask Hendon near Hull where's that.

But really Where's that?
I am guessing the UK because that is how you nutty Brits name things.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Paladin
Thanks for the intro this is first time ever i have joined any sort of forum
Hedon is in East Yorkshire near Kingston upon Hull to give the town its full name.
This town was very badley flooded last year in all the news papers and tv.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi elllvis
Thanks for the kind note and welcome i have posted some pics of my bike today on the web site ?
Not up to speed with how you post picture but will try again if they dont appear on the site
For all i know may well have sent bike pic to some where out there will check back later and see if thay are here.
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Hi Paladin
Thanks for the intro this is first time ever i have joined any sort of forum
Hedon is in East Yorkshire near Kingston upon Hull to give the town its full name.
This town was very badley flooded last year in all the news papers and tv.
Did not make my Chicago Tribune or Sun Times.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Did not make my Chicago Tribune or Sun Times.
I would have being imppressd if we had.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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hi crazy horse

welcome to the site my name is yoyo and I'm a fellow Brit from Norfolk (uk)
you will love this forum its full of mad yanks and adanac"s there also mad as hatters,, , any how its great fun and full of interesting facts etc, especially if your after add on"s to the bike, lots of different ideas. so keep posting your ideas and take no notice what they say about us limeys. ( for the over 40s only ) ,,,,
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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hi crazy horse

forgot to mention wizard id he is from up your way must ave one the lotto cause he"s got two versys one black and a green one..
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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hi yoyo

I see what you mean how the versys is very popular in the US
looking at u tube.
I first so the bike in the dealers last year but had just taken a new vn900 out
but gave me back problems.
dealer gave me a go on the versys while vn900 in for service did not want to give it back now have a nice blue one going for first service next week then the real fun will begin!!!!!!!!!!!1
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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hi yoyo

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forgot to mention wizard id he is from up your way must ave one the lotto cause he"s got two versys one black and a green one..
Would love more than 1 bike but the wife would not take that to well
have to keep them sweet dont we?
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