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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Fellow Versys Owners

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as a new Versys owner. I picked up a new 2012 last night and my initial rides validated that I made the correct choice. The more upright riding position makes for a comforable ride - I'm not as young anymore and the lay down type bikes are no longer comfortable -

It has been many years since I last rode a cycle, so I went through the MSF course to get a refresher of everything that I have forgotten over the last 12 years or so. Once again (I took the MSF type course 20 years ago), I feel that the MSF course is a great course and highly recommend it to anyone, even if they do not plan on riding a cycle.

In the short time that I have been signed up for this site, I have learned a lot through searches and look forward to being an active member on this site. I'm located in the Northern Virginia area, so I may run across a few of the forum members
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You'll find a veritable treasure trove of Versys information on this site, and some very helpful members. Enjoy your new bike!


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Welcome aboard RLM. Glad to have you. I'm envious of your longer riding season


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Yes. It is a 2011... the habit of typing of 2012 kicked in. Thanks for the welcome.

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Welcome to the site. Lots of helpful info here.

If I may be so bold as to make an unsolicited suggestion. Highly recommend installing engine bars like the Givi or SW-Motech on your bike, especially where you are just starting to ride again. We all drop our bikes from time to time and it is even easier with a tall bike the Versys or a bike you may take off road. They'll protect the bike from cosmetic damage when you do and probably pay for themselves many times over in prevented damage. If you low side they will protect the bike and keep your foot from being trapped or injured from the weight of the bike. IMO all bikes should come with these as stock equipment and perhaps integrated with the styling of the bike.

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Welcome to the site. Lots of helpful info here.

If I may be so bold as to make an unsolicited suggestion. Highly recommend installing engine bars like the Givi or SW-Motech on your bike, especially where you are just starting to ride again. We all drop our bikes from time to time and it is even easier with a tall bike the Versys or a bike you may take off road. They'll protect the bike from cosmetic damage when you do and probably pay for themselves many times over in prevented damage. If you low side they will protect the bike and keep your foot from being trapped or injured from the weight of the bike. IMO all bikes should come with these as stock equipment and perhaps integrated with the styling of the bike.
Thanks for the info. The engine bars were on my short list (ordered) along with mirror extensions (tired of looking at my shoulders). I'm also started looking at top case racks and cases. I would like to use the Versys to visit family over Thanksgiving and would like to have the additional storage.

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