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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cool New member, new ride

Hey all

I'm new to my Versys (picking up this Friday from the dealer!) but not to motorcycling.

Haven't been on a forum for a long time... I thought all these died off and went to Facebook or something. Lol.

Anyway, here's me on my soon to be new ride. Sorry about the sideways view...
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Long live the Forum, and the Versys! And welcome! I also am on the V1000LT. Great bike. Have a blast!

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Welcome aboard. Sure hope that's your showroom gear and not your riding gear. I would hope you don't have any desire to become an organ donor, or as Emergency Room physicians say GPO (good for parts only).
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Welcome aboard. Sure hope that's your showroom gear and not your riding gear. I would hope you don't have any desire to become an organ donor, or as Emergency Room physicians say GPO (good for parts only).
Nope, just stopped by after work on a 100+ day. I'm gonna have to get a new dog tag that lists my medical info as well as "Husband, father of 3" so the ER docs don't just decide I'm not worth the work. Lol.

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Congrats on your new Versys! Love the color.
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Nope, just stopped by after work on a 100+ day. I'm gonna have to get a new dog tag that lists my medical info as well as "Husband, father of 3" so the ER docs don't just decide I'm not worth the work. Lol.

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Sure hope you're not caught up in the terrible fires that seem to be sweeping CA. Photos are unbelievable, and we can't imagine the destruction.
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Sure hope you're not caught up in the terrible fires that seem to be sweeping CA. Photos are unbelievable, and we can't imagine the destruction.
I'm actually in Sonora right now. The air here looks just as bad as home. It's ugly.

No fires for me, though.

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Great choice of bike and color..... We got a lot of smoke and ash from the fires....My girlfriends brother had to evacuate because the fires came right up to his home. He's between Corona and Lake Elsinore....

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I haven't been to the LA area in a few months... I didn't know you guys were having fires again as well.

Makes sense, I guess. California's "firefighting at all costs" policy has made the entire state a gigantic, continuous tinderbox.

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(I rotated that pic for you....)
Thanks for fixing my pic. I tried to make it upload the right way, but Windows was having none of it. Lol.

I might have to look into that Friday after work when I upload the next pic of me after the first day of possession.

I mean... If I've reached the 10 post minimum by then. Haha.

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I'm actually in Sonora right now. The air here looks just as bad as home. It's ugly.

No fires for me, though.

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My bad... I was in Sonoma yesterday! Stuck in a traffic jam on the way back and saw this:

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Hey all

I'm new to my Versys (picking up this Friday from the dealer!) but not to motorcycling.

Haven't been on a forum for a long time... I thought all these died off and went to Facebook or something. Lol.

Anyway, here's me on my soon to be new ride. Sorry about the sideways view...
Yea, I hate doing automotive things on facebook as well. Long live the message board / forum!
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Yea, I hate doing automotive things on facebook as well. Long live the message board / forum!
I got sick of the fakery of people I thought were friends, and the expectation to remain "friends" with people who never were. Politics. Ugh.

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I got sick of the fakery of people I thought were friends, and the expectation to remain "friends" with people who never were. Politics. Ugh....
When I was at a Car Show last Sunday I saw a Ferrari 488 (?) w/ all kinds of 'fighter-type' decals on it (I didn't take any pics because I became disgusted w/ it when I realized WHO the owner IS...), and the name of its "pilot" on the door. Our local MP (Member of Parliament) [same as a US Congressman]....



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I was just reading in one of the car magazines while at the barber's about how the majority of Ferrari's are shipped to the USA. I read that out of the 8,000 made of the new model I want to say over 60% went to the USA.
I guess the notion that they are rare in the USA is probably because of the price tag. And since I don't live in "one of those" areas when there is an occasional Ferrari that drives by it's from the Miami or Naples area.
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I was just reading in one of the car magazines while at the barber's about how the majority of Ferrari's are shipped to the USA. I read that out of the 8,000 made of the new model I want to say over 60% went to the USA.
I guess the notion that they are rare in the USA is probably because of the price tag. And since I don't live in "one of those" areas when there is an occasional Ferrari that drives by it's from the Miami or Naples area.
I actually saw a Bentley today. Not uncommon, now that I think about it. I guess I see 5 or 6 a week now.

Ferraris are less common, unless I'm near Los Angeles. There is a Murcielago that lives around here somewhere... That's kind of weird.

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OK... It's been more than 48 hours and I still can't post to other sections. Did I misunderstand the rules?

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Most people want a red ferrari....But I'll take this blue one.....

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