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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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New Versys owner in AZ

After years of sport bikes and road racing I was looking for a bike to play with on the streets and do some longer trips. Super pleased with the purchase so far. 2400 miles in 2 weeks on this 2012 with new pilot power 2's and no regrets.
Just got back from a 2 day ride (1400mi) in the Southern California mountains that I never could have done on any of the other bikes I've owned. Even the aggressive canyon riding is a blast with this thing. Appreciate all the posts and pics of installs and upgrades. Makes finding the upgrades I would like easy.

Immediately after riding it home I put a 16t front sprocket on. Felt like first gear was just too quick and it ran too high rpm on the freeway. Still has plenty of torque. Swapped the windscreen with the zero gravity sport touring. I'm 5'9 and it took away 75% of the helmet buffeting. Good enough for me. Just installed the storm bark busters and a hugger. I like a better initial brake pad so i put EBC HH pads on the front. Much better. Givi e21's should be here at the end of the week.

Only thing so far suspension wise I don't dig is the serious nose dive. Have some .95 race tech springs in the garage I will swap this week with new oil. My suspension guy I used for racing will help me dial it in and I will follow up on here to share how it goes.

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... from BC and AZ (in winter).
Hopefully you get to go north before it gets too hot.
Would be nice to get outa here during summer.
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