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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Folks,

Just picked up my 2008 Versys last Wednesday, and can already say it is the best bike I have ever owned. Purchased locally (Duluth, MN) with 12500 miles on it, but the PO was an older guy who took extremely good care of his bike-it looks nearly new (bright red). And what a nice riding machine! Quick, nimble, handles the potholes and road debris with ease. I'm about to do an oil change and a bit of cleaning on it today.

I also wanted to say thanks to all of you that post information on here. I have already acquired the service manual, and have my choices narrowed down for new tires based on what others have posted. All the tire reviews are a huge help. (I'm looking at the Pirelli Scorpion Trails, or MT60s, or the Avon Distanzias -if anyone has a strong recommendation one way or another send me a message. I'm trying to decide how much off-pavement riding I want to be able to do vs tire life. Right now I'm ball-parking 75/25 street/off.)

If there are any other adventure riders in the Duluth/Superior area, give me a holler and maybe we can go exploring.

Cheers,

Chris

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I'm over in Ashland so not too far away. If you picked that Versys up at JR's in Duluth you are right, it was very well taken care of.

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Thanks MTS.

Mitch, I did in fact. Is there anything you can share about the bike/previous owner? All they told me at RJ's was that he traded for a Honda sport/touring of some kind.
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Thanks MTS.

Mitch, I did in fact. Is there anything you can share about the bike/previous owner? All they told me at RJ's was that he traded for a Honda sport/touring of some kind.
Yeah I know the guy. He traded it for something a little more mello and comfortable, a NT700V.

He takes very good care of his bikes.

If you ever get over this way and want to ride, let me know.

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Thanks everyone. I also have to add that it's possibly the easiest oil change I've ever done on a bike. Who would have thought - put the drain plug and the filter where you can actually get at them...
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