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I've been lurking for a while and decided that now was the time to start posting. I'm in the Central Texas US region. And currently have 2 Versys(es) (i)....

Greenie is a 2014
Old blue is a 2009

Not sure how much I will be able to add to the site, but I do have some questions that I haven't been able to resolve, which will be posted shortly.

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2nd Post - Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas

Ok, I think I've got this figured out.

Second post.

Starting this weekend, I'll be participating in the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas, which is where I get to ride around Texas visiting interesting locations and learning a bit about Texas history. I'll be taking Greenie on most of the rides and hope to post about my trip this year. I've also got some other trips planned for Texas as well.

Even though the registration is completed (tour starts Sunday), you can check out where all the stops are. Keep in mind it is only Texas wide. ;-)

-= motorcyclegrandtouroftexas.com/home/tour-stops/ =-

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Greenie is a 2014
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Green meanie and Blue dog, now all you need is a purple people eater

I have a 2015 Greenie meanie and love it.

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Hi everyone,
I've been lurking for a while and decided that now was the time to start posting. I'm in the Central Texas US region. And currently have 2 Versys(es) (i)....

Greenie is a 2014
Old blue is a 2009

Not sure how much I will be able to add to the site, but I do have some questions that I haven't been able to resolve, which will be posted shortly.
Ask away, put something in the title that summarizes the question or question's I can move the posts later. This is your thread!
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Originally from Ft.Worth, Tx. Just riding in Texas will keep you busy for a long time....

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...Greenie is a 2014 - Old blue is a 2009....
I have BIG RED (an '08) in AZ, and I HAD an '09 (the GREEN HORNET) in Canada till it was written off, to be replaced by a green '15 (the GREEN HORNET TOO).

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aboard and enjoy your ride. Be safe.

mine is the old Plasma Blue-09 and still in mint condition, except for a burned Sator.
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

Old Blue came in as a work in progress, she was in pretty rough shape and needed a lot of maintenance... first being the buzzing and second being tires. Then chain/sprockets and some TLC (very dirty) and finally some upgrades, such as new levers, sliders and voltmeter.

Greenie came pretty much set with a little over 5k on the dials. On this last trip, she crossed over the 10K mark.
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Originally from Ft.Worth, Tx. Just riding in Texas will keep you busy for a long time....
yeah, that is because everything is so far apart.

Just learned yesterday that if you start from the center of Texas you will still be in the state even after driving/riding 400 miles (give or take).
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Green meanie and Blue dog, now all you need is a purple people eater

I have a 2015 Greenie meanie and love it.

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While I like the sentiment... there will never be any Purple People Eaters in my garage... I'm a die hard Packers fan and you know what that means. All my family is still in the Dairy state and they would never let me live it down!

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I have BIG RED (an '08) in AZ, and I HAD an '09 (the GREEN HORNET) in Canada till it was written off, to be replaced by a green '15 (the GREEN HORNET TOO).
Hey fasteddie, I used to live in AZ. Several places in fact...many years in Phoenix/Glendale area as well as the Central/Camelback area. I went to HS there and did my early 20s there. I've also spent some time in the Seligman/Ashfork/Williams area... got into a lot of trouble on that stretch of road.

I miss the environment, but not the people/size. It was much smaller when I left.

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While I like the sentiment... there will never be any Purple People Eaters in my garage... I'm a die hard Packers fan and you know what that means. All my family is still in the Dairy state and they would never let me live it down!

Actually I was referring to the old song. If you have not heard it it is pretty funny.


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LOL. Nope, never heard it. I guess that is where they got the nickname for the old Vikings team then. Thanks for sharing.

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