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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-05-2010, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Hi everyone, better late then never

Should have introduced myself eallier. My name is mike, I am new and I am in Love with my V got it about 2 months ago, got it with 6000km on the clock. It already had a two brothers fitted, which I must say is mad!!!! I am currently in the process of doing a few modes. Thanks heaps for all the helped I had already reveived.

I have met a few Australian already and got some advise thanks heaps dudes.

If the weather holds out I will be going to the blue mountains (which is just outside of Sydney) this weakend with my brother inlaw who has a ninja hopefully will have more photo's of my Bike in action.
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I'm going to look forward to seeing those photos.
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If the weather holds out I will be going to the blue mountains (which is just outside of Sydney) this weakend
Hi Mike

I hope you are planning on going up the Bells Line Road - much more fun that going up the highway.

Although I have had Miss Jaffa (Burnt Orange 2007 Versys) for a while, I still have a lot to learn.


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Thanks for the advise bigaussie. its my brother inlaws turf so I guess i will be following. I hope I don't disappoint mcampana.

By the way mcampana are you ozzy??
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Thanks for the advise bigaussie. its my brother inlaws turf so I guess i will be following. I hope I don't disappoint mcampana.

By the way mcampana are you ozzy??
I hope Mcampana isn't aussie .............who leaves the land down under to move to ........Akron, Ohio ......... Welcome to the site Mr Mike , I also look forward to pictures , cool that your riding with your brother , should be a fun trip

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Welcome to the site...looking forward to seeing your pics
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Thanks Fla-V.

Well sometimes I have the urge to go live in the north america... cos, you guys have the best suppliers of motorcycle stuff and your shops are so cheap!!!! I got stuff from surfside moto in CA and payed half price to what I would have payed if I bought it in ozz. That's even with postage. I suppose the good exchange rate is helping to as well, .
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We spent some time in the Blue Mountains a couple of years ago! Beautiful country! Unfortunately it wasn't on a bike, but we had fun at the wineries!!!

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I bought a motorcycle because my wife said that I couldn't! Now I have two and she still says I can't have another one!
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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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I've been up there on a 4x4 and it was pretty cool. Can't wait to attack it on a V. Although I don't know if I'll get a chance to go off road.

sharrison, I bet you get a few chances to go off road in Roswell. How does the V handle it?

I've only gone off road once on a gravelly side road. I don't think I had the shocks set up right and it was a bit intimidating.
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I don't do much intentional off road right now. The V seems to handle it well, but the tires I run really don't. Plus I am a bit of a newbie and I am still learning how to ride in the dirt/gravel.

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Versys on the offroad is very fun and easy to handle .. but only minus thing are like
sharrison56 said the tires ..
i was sometimes on gravel and in some hills in woods and handling is perfeft... just when you need to brake ..then you go in opposite direction because the tires
if you change to more mixed terrain tires then you are in minus on the road performance ..
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I don't do much intentional off road right now. The V seems to handle it well, but the tires I run really don't. Plus I am a bit of a newbie and I am still learning how to ride in the dirt/gravel.
I know were your coming from man. I'm new at it as well. It seems like the road around your way are like the ones in Australia..... pretty poor... Is that what you mean by intentional off road?

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Versys on the offroad is very fun and easy to handle .. but only minus thing are like
sharrison56 said the tires ..
i was sometimes on gravel and in some hills in woods and handling is perfeft... just when you need to brake ..then you go in opposite direction because the tires
if you change to more mixed terrain tires then you are in minus on the road performance ..
What tyres are you using?
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for now are the originals on it .. dunlop sportmax 221 i think ..
but they are on end ..for this sesion i'm still in search for newer one .. with better performance ..
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I have the same problem. However I think I'm going for the Michelen Tours as most of my riding is on highways and road.
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my mechanic said ..bridgestones are good, there ares some new series .. hard on middle and soft on ouside .. but i forgote the model
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Bridgestone BT002 vs Michelin Pilot Power 2CT

Michelin Pilot Power 2CT seem to be the choise for the V, based on what I have been reading on this forum. However there is nothing wrong with the bridgestone it's also good. Personally, I'm going for the Pilot road rater then then the 2CT as they cost less and are adequate for what I use my bike for.

A link comparing the two tyres http://www.netrider.net.au/forums/sh...ad.php?t=87361

A link to michelin http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/in...=sport_touring
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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT R 160 / 60-17 - 136,80 €

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136 euro is about $220 australian dollars. Thats a good deal, correct me if I'm wrong (any other australian) but in australia the same tyres would be about $450 or more!!

we get ripped off!!!!
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