Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Western Colorado
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2008 Versys rider-Western Colorado
Looks like a bunch of fine folks hanging around the forum, glad I found it.
Iíve been 25 years without a motorcycle, but that came to an end on May 20th, 2008 when I purchased a new 2008 Versys with 2 miles on the odometer, parked it for the winter mid November with 5,980 miles on the same odometer...what a great motorcycle. I think everyone should own one, you owners already know the reasons, and there are many.
The best decision I've made was change to Mobil 1 10/40 4T engine oil @ 600 miles. Improved MPG by about 10% (I'm 58.5 MPG lifetime on this bike) resulting in not only increased gas mileage but a smoother running engine & clutch operation. But the biggest change was in the shifting, not that it was difficult before, just very smooth after, and currently. I do, generally anyway, drive to achieve optimum mileage.
Looks like the weather will allow afternoon rides this weekend, both days if we are lucky. You guys will get a kick out of my riding partner, young man with a passion for, & rides a Harley Davidson- Night Train. The fun part for me is we mostly ride local mountain back roads with tons of curvesÖKris is generally a fare distance behind cus his machine just doesnít handle in this environment as well as a Versys, although his bike sure does look good. We will ride the Colorado National Monument tomorrow, likely twice. Check it out on Google Earth.
I'll post some picture of this country-soon as I figure out how.