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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all.

I just sold my GoldWing since I spend more time entertaining my 18 month old than riding. When the fly/drive buyer hit the road, I did the paperwork on my Versys. I couldn't even pick up the bike on Sat., so the salesman brought it over that night in his pickup for $ome $mall con$ideration.

I've done an Iron Butt BBG on a Harley.
http://www.tontodonato.com/LongDistance.htm

Today, I took my first ride, up Route 30 into PA, enjoying the new bypass they put in since I took my former DL1000 V-Strom up there 2 years ago. That bike just never fit me right, despite bar risers, highway pegs, airhawk pad, gel seat etc.

For my new bike, I've ordered a trunk, crash bar, GPS, seat, some Ram Mounts, windshield, etc. Today, I wired in the power cord for my Gerbings. Once I get all the parts, I'll provide a photo.

Oh yeah, the day after I sold the GoldWing, I had the Versys parked on my wife's side of the garage since she was away. The ceiling came crashing down on my side, only catching my riding boots.

Tony
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Welcome aboard! Sounds like you had a blessing mixed with misfortune! So you didn't mention, how did you like your first ride on the Versys?



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Welcome aboard! Sounds like you had a blessing mixed with misfortune! So you didn't mention, how did you like your first ride on the Versys?
I liked the ride. The handlebars seems higher than on the V-Strom--we'll see after I replace the seat. The rear brake pedal seems to need pushing to the ground to get it to work.

I was going to make a left and a left into a gas station to turn around, but the Versys handles so well, I just whipped a tight U turn--something I couldn't have pulled off on the GoldWing.

Feeling the wind blast was something I hadn't experienced in a while. I will see how the X tall CalSci screen does.

I put my Alaska sheepskin seat cover from my last bike on. That's nice.

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I'm in Hampstead, MD and ride the back roads to work in Hunt Valley every day. I'm looking forward to seeing another Versys on the roads!


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Here are some pics I took today after adding the CalSci windscreen and Givi E21 saddlebags.

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