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New member with a Versys-X 300 in California

Hello All,

I've been riding motocross, dual-purpose, and touring bikes for over 40 years. When I learned of the Versys-X 300 rather late in mid-December 2017, I was instantly taken and purchased one the next week when I visited my parents during the Christmas holiday. I'm garaging the bike at my parents' new home in the foothills so I can explore the backroads, gravel byways, and forest service roads in the surrounding Gold Country and Sierra Nevada whenever I visit. I've been outfitting the bike for adventure touring this year and I'm looking forward to multiday trips soon.

Cheers,
Dave
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Yes the X300 has my attention,possibly once they get the gearing corrected, as many wish to be up 1 tooth on the front sprocket, however after leaving the DRZ400S, I have no wish to return there, my off road days are behind me, nothing close by that would be safe, which is why I sold it, twice having the bike on top of me, by myself, not a good idea . ( 4 wheel drive tracks that had all kinds of stuff buried , such as plywood, to get them out, nothing like hitting a piece of plywood covered in mud, with knobby's )
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Hello All,

I've been riding motocross, dual-purpose, and touring bikes for over 40 years. When I learned of the Versys-X 300 rather late in mid-December 2017, I was instantly taken and purchased one the next week when I visited my parents during the Christmas holiday. I'm garaging the bike at my parents' new home in the foothills so I can explore the backroads, gravel byways, and forest service roads in the surrounding Gold Country and Sierra Nevada whenever I visit. I've been outfitting the bike for adventure touring this year and I'm looking forward to multiday trips soon.

Cheers,
Dave
My son lives just outside of Murphys off HWY 4 on the awesome Ebbetts Pass. LOVE riding up there! Never get tired of riding the roads around the Gold Country.
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Thank you all for the welcomes!

@onewizard, I immediately installed a $14, 15-tooth countershaft sprocket which made a significant improvement to me. Plus it was an opportunity to correct the chain tension, adjust front and rear sprocket alignment, and check front and rear wheel alignment. I plan to add some new data to the Sticky: Versys x300 - Sprockets/Re-gearing Causes Engine Fault Light discussion.
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@Buffalo_Bob, I keep saying the climb up Murphys Grade Rd is my favorite stretch of asphalt! My first significant ride on the Versys-X 300 was a counterclockwise loop to visit my uncle in Arnold, over Pacific Grade Summit and Ebbetts Pass, through Markleeville and Hope Valley, over Carson Pass, and through West Point and Mokelumne Hill. A very special ride!
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@Buffalo_Bob, I keep saying the climb up Murphys Grade Rd is my favorite stretch of asphalt! My first significant ride on the Versys-X 300 was a counterclockwise loop to visit my uncle in Arnold, over Pacific Grade Summit and Ebbetts Pass, through Markleeville and Hope Valley, over Carson Pass, and through West Point and Mokelumne Hill. A very special ride!
Yep, perfect ride!
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