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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hello!
So I moved to Austin last week from Sun Valley Idaho and today I finally bought my first big boy bike. I got my endorsement way back in 2008 and bought a helmet in 2009 and then never bought a bike because I was always living in cold climates with limited riding weather. Now that I'm in Austin it seemed the perfect time to climb on one!

The wife and I have been driving all over the city to every single bike dealer to find the right first bike. I almost signed on a brand new Honda nc700x but I couldn't afford the payments and I am so glad I kept looking.

I saw a lot of 08/09's for 5-6.5k at local dealers, all with 12-30k miles and then I saw the local harley dealer had a 2008 Versys with just 3k miles for $4k! Someone please tell me I got a good deal! The thing is mint, it's a beautiful red and I am so stoked about it. Signed the papers tonight and I'm taking delivery in the morning

The only "bike" I've had so far was a 50cc scooter that I used around the ski town I lived in so I've got a lot of learning to do. Looking forward to reading all the old threads and catching up!
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Thanks! Super stoked to be here. Living up by the domain/arboretum but working downtown so got the Versys as my commuter. Really looking forward to getting to know the city, the past week has been a blast already. Is there a local ride group?
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I feel like I did! I'm pretty pumped about it. Gotta get a lock, a cover, and some gloves in the morning and then hopefully the bike will be here and I can go for a ride!
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Welcome to Austin! Sounds like you got a great deal. Please be careful commuting in Austin. Most cagers do not see us.
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...then I saw the local harley dealer had a 2008 Versys with just 3k miles for $4k! Someone please tell me I got a good deal! The thing is mint, it's a beautiful red and I am so stoked about it. Signed the papers tonight and I'm taking delivery in the morning....
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Welcome,

Lots of Austin riders can be found at TWTEX.com. Some groups meet up at Ken's trailer for coffee on Thursdays around 11 or so if I remember right, also down the street at Billy's on Hancock on Thursdays for burgers around noon.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39903
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That's a great deal! Welcome to the ATX!
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Thanks everyone! I took delivery today and have been building up my confidence around the neighborhood. Nervous about Mopac so I'll probably take surface streets for a bit on my way to work.
Looking forward to meeting a few of you and learning some stuff!
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