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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Florida and North Carolina

New to the forum, I do not currently own a motorcycle, but I am very interested in the Versys. I have done a substantial amount of research and I believe it would suit my needs the best. Just trying to learn what I can from all of you about it. I am originally from North Florida, but I am currently activated by the Coast Guard stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina..
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I tend to think if the Versys is on your mind...then it's what you should/will get! They ride/handle great and I'm totally satisfied with mine. There was a point in time when I never would think to own an ADV motorcycle. But after the Versys, I can't see myself on anything but!

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Military here as well. Welcome and whatever you end up getting. Hit me up, there’s other Versys riders here in North Carolina. We can setup something and go for a ride.

16', Versys 650 LT, Black w/ modifications
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Welcome from San Antonio. When deciding among close alternatives I settled on the Versys as opposed to the V-Strom and have no doubt I made the correct choice. Both are good machines but the Versys, in my opinion, is more like a sports car - spirited, nimble and fun, while the V-Strom is more like a sedan - sedate, stable, and, dare I say it, a bit boring.

Both are good, reliable bikes but the Versys is "more gooder."

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Welcome from a very old salt, half way between Fla. and N.C.. I too am new to the Versys and without a doubt it is great all around ride. I have ridden Roadglides to Interceptors and this one covers most of the bases. you will not be disappointed. If you're ever passing through Savannah give me a toot and I'll meet you if I can.

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I don't currently own a bike, but I am shopping. Going Sunday to look at a 2009 650, original owner, 17k miles, several upgrades, New tires, looks to be in great shape. Anything that I should look out for specifically on this year model?
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Look at the chain and rear-sprocket (CAREFULLY), because IF a guy is sloppy in his maintenance, you'll see it there.

I had (and LOVED!) my '09, the GREEN HORNET, till the "Dempster Hwy" wrote-it-off for me.

SOMEWHERE in this thread:

https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...2d-2015-a.html

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I don't currently own a bike, but I am shopping. Going Sunday to look at a 2009 650, original owner, 17k miles, several upgrades, New tires, looks to be in great shape. Anything that I should look out for specifically on this year model?
You will note that some people end up welcoming you multiple times but skirt the question, asking within this thread will produce more results.
Here is a really good link;

Consider replacing the brake fluid, also check the left side stator cover for scratches or dings, the 2007 to 2009 was more prone to stator failure due to the way the stator was wound and the shunt regulator. I would also be looking at doing a valve shim check, my 07 had tight exhaust valves at that mileage, my 2015 had tight exhaust at 6000 miles, yes did them early as it was sitting around in the winter and I can heat my garage, glad I did them early. If you are handy, there are step by step How To on this forum, and also get a service manual ( PDF is also here if needed)
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ike+check+list
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