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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I've recenlty purchased a 2010 Versys from a dealer. The bike had a total of 715 miles on it. An older gent bought it from the dealer new, kept it garaged, and traded it in for a four-wheeler late last year. I got it for half of what a new bike sells for, so I think I got a decent deal.

I'm really happy with it so far, and it is quite a step up from any of my other bikes, all of which are either 40 years old, or have a lot of "character."

This is a great forum for information -- I read a bunch of threads before deciding which hard cases to order.

Looking forward to some warm weather here in northern Indiana!


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Just curious what cases you decided on. Highly recommend the crash bars for this bike as they will save you a lot of grief.
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Thanks for the welcomes!

I decided to buy the Kawasaki OEM cases. I looked long and hard at the Givi E21s, but overall I liked the lines of the 35Ls (also made by Givi).

Any recommendations on crash bars, twowheels?
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..... thinking I'll be going with SWMotech crash bars after poking around here a bit.
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..... thinking I'll be going with SWMotech crash bars after poking around here a bit.
Rand - they flat WORK! There's a video of a guy from Twisted Throttle low-siding w/ them....

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Hey, you'll like it here. You lucked into a good bike. I also bought my 2008 used, and I love this bike! I also have a 1978 Suzuki GS750E, the restoration of which is almost complete. The Versys is the newest bike I own. There's a lot to be said for EFI. The Big Four are each good, but there's something about Kawasaki that, to me, conveys more of the essence of motorcycling.
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