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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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I hope this counts as a post. Just bought an 08 V (Red, 14,000 Mi) first ride was 150 or so miles. Had to go to the Kawi shop for advice on how to get the smile off my face. Me= retired old guy, been riding for 50+ years, big to small and many brands. Been working my way to lighter and smaller as i age. Think I will enjoy the site. BB
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 11:42 PM
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Welcome and it does count as a post and just reply again here and you have done 2 posts and in 48hrs you can post in all the other sections.
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Welcome. My wife and I drove home across the US a couple of years ago and S Dakota was one of the highlights for me. Lots to see and do.
Black Hills, Crazy Horse memorial, Mount Rushmore, Sturgis, Deadwood.
Would love to go back again and spend some more time.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 02:26 PM
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Welcome Welcome Welcome...

this is a great forum with tons of advice and reviews on darn near everything Versys... I will give you one little piece of advice now...You own a 2008, I have a 09, both frames have this problem,,sooo remove your upper engine mount bolts on both sides and check to be sure there is no gap between the bracket on the frame and the engine mount bolt holes... if there is,, go get some Grade 8 ,3/8" bolts and washers and replace them and shim the gap.. Check out some of the pics and other advice on the subject in the forum.. Eventually you will develop cracks in the welds on the frame around the engine mounts..
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hey bombman, thanks for the heads up on the bolts, will check ASAp >BB
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Hi and I am a newbie also and could have written exactly the same,near 50 years of riding and biggest smile I have had on a new to me bike in a very long time.
Love the forum and glad to be here,thanks.
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