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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-19-2018, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hi From Baton Rouge, LA

Hi all. I’m still in doing research and am thinking of purchasing a Versys 650. I found this forum and realized the best place for info would be from those who already own one. I have been away from riding for some time and am now coming back. I would be commuting and riding the bike for day to day usage. I go east to the Mississippi and Alabama gulf coast several times a year and when my wife goes out to CA twice a year to visit her daughter I would be headed out to wherever I want for a week while she’s gone.
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to the forums! I would say the Versys is a great bike for those getting back into riding. The only caveat is that you probably need about a 31 or higher inseam to be able to flat foot the bike in its stock height (without lowering links, which are available).

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I would say that if you have a 32" inseam or better just do it. You won't regret it.
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If your looking for one in your area PM me- I know a few for sale

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Thank all for the welcomes and info. I'm 5'10, 32 inseam and weigh in at 155. When I sat on one at the dealer, I was just able to put both feet on the ground. As I was thinking today about where I would go I realized I would like to take it to Lead, South Dakota, my idea of heaven on earth. With that in mind, how would the Versys be on such a trip?
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At 5'-10" you should be okay on Versys.
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Welcome.
I lived in BR from 2012-15. loved it and miss it. I just bought a new 2016 650 LT 6 weeks ago and love it!
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Thank all for the welcomes and info. I'm 5'10, 32 inseam and weigh in at 155. When I sat on one at the dealer, I was just able to put both feet on the ground. As I was thinking today about where I would go I realized I would like to take it to Lead, South Dakota, my idea of heaven on earth. With that in mind, how would the Versys be on such a trip?
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