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Newbie here.... what ya drinkin?

Well, put a deposit tonight on a used `V` Its a 2009 in black with 120 miles on the clock, basically its mint, price £4K.... which seemed ok to me!
Well, it looks neat in metalic black, with matching black forks, wheels etc ( why am i explaining the colour scheme, you know what it looks like!)
It felt so right when i slung ma leg over it, i`m 6ft and like I say it feels right.
Never rode one but I`ve read enough to understand the way they ride.
Plan on using it for messing about on, daily commute of 100miles when the weather is half decent, and maybe a little light weight touring, so it needs to be relatively cheap to run, with a bit of fun thrown in.
Looking forward to reading the threads on the site and askin questions !
So, my round what ya drinkin?
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Welcome from East Tennessee, home of US 129 "The Dragon! I'm still breaking in my '09 Green V and it has been great!

Since I'm not riding today, I'll have a round of The Macallan.
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Welcome aboard! I'll have a pint of the best local brew mate.
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From one Geordie Stocksfield (now living in US) to another, welcome. I'll take a Newque Brown please!

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Welcome from SW Flatistan. I'll have one of those tepid pints too!


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Deja Vu Northumbrian just put a deposit on an 09 Versys on Saturday hoping to get it early next week.I live just down the road in Durham.PS mines a lager!
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Deja Vu Northumbrian just put a deposit on an 09 Versys on Saturday hoping to get it early next week.I live just down the road in Durham.PS mines a lager!
Cheers for the welcome peeps !

Whiskydave, was it the orange one from our local dealers?...... it was sold on monday when i went to view it !

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Deja Vu Northumbrian just put a deposit on an 09 Versys on Saturday hoping to get it early next week.I live just down the road in Durham.PS mines a lager!

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I am just here because I heard the word pint ..................................Oh yeah , welcome to the Veeeeeeee . So are you from the English side or the Scottish side ??? or does it make a difference , Northumbria first !!!

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Hi Blackhammer,
Located about 12 mile from the Scottish border ( on the English side) some great roads around the borders with little police intervention, so you can enjoy the ride without checking the mirrors all the time!
WD I guess lives about 60 miles south of me, again on the English side.
Heck I may have to cancel the bike, this drinks round is getting expensive !!!!

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welcome aboard! I have found many great sources here.....I will have a diet pepsi (so you dont need to sell the bike

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Welcome - fancy a trackday at Cadwell park on the 21st! Few V's Er'6's there.
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welcome aboard and hope you enjoy your V. me not much of a drinker, anything will do here. post some picture of your black beauty. Me considering changing color from blue to black...

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Hi Northumbrian your right, put a deposit down on Saturday.The other one(Black)had the luggage on but was a couple of years older.Plus the wife liked the colour Orange(she holds the purse strings)
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Hi Blackhammer,
Located about 12 mile from the Scottish border ( on the English side) some great roads around the borders with little police intervention, so you can enjoy the ride without checking the mirrors all the time!
WD I guess lives about 60 miles south of me, again on the English side.
Heck I may have to cancel the bike, this drinks round is getting expensive !!!!
Nice!! Visited my wifes uncle in England , in Marsworth ( west of Hemel Hempstead in the south ) , took the train up to her dad's home town of Whitley Bay in the north east , the whole trip I was just wishing I had my bike ....................great winding country roads , low traffic volume and fantastic scenery .......................of couse I would be riding on the wrong side of the road , come on now , you know it's wrong don't you .........don't you . Best part is the pubs you guys have , and I was there for the World Cup Football / soccer to us colonists .............................................

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Hi Northumbrian your right, put a deposit down on Saturday.The other one(Black)had the luggage on but was a couple of years older.Plus the wife liked the colour Orange(she holds the purse strings)
Yes the orange 09 you got is a minter... I saw it up the workshop getting its delivery inspection with a sold label on. The Black one with luggage seemed a little overpriced to me + it was older.
I was a tad disappointment to find the orange one (yours) had gone, but happy to find this 09 Black one with 120ish miles on had just come in that day. So smiles all round i guess

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So did you get yours from M&S and have you got it yet. Dave
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So did you get yours from M&S and have you got it yet. Dave
Yep, went in today to sort things out, it was sitting next to yours at the back. There coming out on Thursday to pick up my Ducati for its service and are dropping of the Versy at the same time.

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