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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-08-2018, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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I just put a deposit on a 2008 Versys 650 at the local bike shop.
Super excited - this will be my first street motorcycle. I grew up on the back of my dad's bikes, and had a Hodaka Combat Wombat from when I was about 12. I have also owned a string of 50cc scooters, which were great for around town, but...

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Really excited about this bike. I wonít stop say itís my dream bike, but it sure does tick a lot of boxes!
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Congrats, Hodaka! I'm thinking you're really gonna like this motorcycle!
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Still got your Combat Wombat?
Sold it last year. It no longer suited my needs, so decided to cut it loose.
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Itís snowing. Not impressed.
I was going to pick the bike up today!
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Welcome from northern B.C. I feel your pain looking at the snowy weather. Should be middle of April before I can see grass. Enjoy the Versys!
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Hey Hodaka,

You live in my favorite riding country. You'll love that bike on the run between Creston and Kootenay Bay or from Kaslo to New Denver. Or any of the dozens of other great rides out there. If I'm lucky I get out there once a year for maybe a week.

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Just picked it up today! I was in a bit of a rush to get paperwork and insurance done after work, then a quick ride to where Iím storing it until it warms up a bit more.
Found more info in the owners manual - service records! Rear tire, chain, sprocket, stator, and more all done last season! Treats!
Throttle is a little funny/sloppy, but iíll give it all a good once over.
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