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Talking Hi from Newfoundland, Canada

New to me 2009 Versys 650. Despite 45,000km on the, clock it was babied.

Coming from a 2008 Concours 14 + DR650 + DRZ250 and many years ago Honda CM400. Just needed something to do it all and this was available and seems to fit the bill...

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aboard! (from AZ today..., and BC tomorrow!)
Ahh! Snowbird or permanent move??

Tks for the welcomes all..

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We will likely cross paths at some point then!!

Or forgot to mention. Off topic but my intro to maintenance on my versys was the headlight bulb last night lol. Damn that clip.

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Welcome aboard from San Antonio, TX for a month or two longer and then Moosehead Lake, Maine. We alternate from being "winter Texans" to "summer folk" or "people from away" in Maine.

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[QUOTE=kilianos;1528089]Ahh! Snowbird or permanent move??...QUOTE]

I like to think of us as ..."winter residents" in AZ....

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Ahh! Snowbird or permanent move??...QUOTE]

I like to think of us as ..."winter residents" in AZ....
Few more years and we will be in the same situation. Any reason for AZ specifically?

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...any reason for AZ specifically? ...
YES! FL gets hurricanes; CA is TOO expensive, as well as "communist"; and AZ is neither..., and WARM at least in the S part where I go.

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aboard! (from AZ today..., and BC tomorrow!)

Ed, are you headed north already? We won't be leaving for Maine till mid-May and don't mind that at all because there is still a huge amount of snow on the ground - and I'm too "retired" to deal with that stuff any longer.

Have a safe trip, eh?

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YES! FL gets hurricanes; CA is TOO expensive, as well as "communist"; and AZ is neither..., and WARM at least in the S part where I go.
Ed is correct. And Florida is also full of very old citizens who have no business driving but still do, wreaking all manner of havoc.

California, back in the day (high school in the early 60s), was interesting and featured some pretty memorable surprises. Does any else remember the famous Carol Doda streaking the Marina Green in San Francisco? I certainly do! A vivid memory I'll take to my grave - grinning and sighing.

Now, however, CA is more than a little strange and, perhaps, Communist after all. Not to mention that it's wicked expensive!

No thank you, I'll stick with Texas for a while longer. On the other hand, the couple of weeks we recently spent in Tucson and Bisbee were quite enjoyable. Good riding country, and beyond that I could spend a day at the Pima Air and Space Museum once a month and not become bored.

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New to me 2009 Versys 650. Despite 45,000km on the, clock it was babied.

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Welcome from NYC!!

I'm actually gonna be visiting Newfoundland for the first time in about a month- .
Getting my bike ready for the trip and (hopefully) finding a few parts that I need to get it up and running!

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Ed, are you headed north already? We won't be leaving for Maine till mid-May and don't mind that at all because there is still a huge amount of snow on the ground - and I'm too "retired" to deal with that stuff any longer.

Have a safe trip, eh?
Already up here since 05 April. LOTS of snow on the 'hills'.

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