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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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My name is Dean, and I hail from Coquitlam, near Vancouver, BC. I have just made a deal with my local Kawi dealer on a leftover 2012 Versys 650. I'm moving from a 2002 Triumph Sprint RS.

I've had my eye on the V since Motorcyclist made it their MOTY. The combination of price, mid-size twin, and do-anything versatility really appealed to me. After I crashed my ZX-6R I bought the Triumph, though, because even at the price the V was still twice as expensive and I didn't have the money at the time.

Now that I've had the Triumph for a few years it is getting long in the tooth, and the dealer had a great bike-show price on the V. I just couldn't pass it up, given the paucity of used 2010+ models locally. And I love the black/yellow combination of the 2012.

Unless the weather is absolutely crummy I will be picking up my new ride next week. Super excited!

I already have my first farkles on order:
Pyramid hugger and fender extender
Acerbis dual road handguards
SS braided brake lines
Oxford Heaterz heated grips
Givi V46 top box


Future farkles:
H&B engine guards
Fender eliminator (thinking Evotech, but haven't done much research yet)
Radiator guard
Leo Vince underbody exhaust
Pazzo levers (I ride with a group of guys that include the owners of Pazzo, so I'm hoping for a deal)

Looking forward to spending some time getting to know the peeps here. It looks like a great forum!

Cheers,
Dean
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 12:05 AM
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Welcome. Looks like you have everything planned out. Awesome stuff. Enjoy the bike and the rides and joys it will bring.

If you get a deal for the pazzo levers, please share the joy ...eheheh..Cheers.
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Welcome and hopefully the weather cooperates. The yellow and black is a nice combination.

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Welcome. Good choice on the farkles, I have the Evotech tail tidy and its pretty neat, and you can also check out Targa and Yoshimura.
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Thanks for the welcome, guys.

Maybe I'll talk to the Pazzo guys about a group buy...
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