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Hello Forum,
I got my first motorcycle just a few weeks ago and I am just thrilled despite the multiple frustrations I dealt with in purchasing a used motorcycle from a dealership in central Florida. Despite all of the issues in dealing with the dealership now that the bike is in my possession I am absolutely thrilled. It is a 2013 Versys (stardust pearl white) with about 8300 miles. I received it just in time to cruise up the Blue Ridge Parkway to catch the fall colors.

I had never really ridden before and at 39 (with no kids or wife) I decided it was time to get out of my comfort zone and signed up for a Motorcycle Safety Course. I purchased the bike and had it within a week of the course completion.

Looking very much forward to soaking in the wisdom from you seasoned vets out there and following your adventures.

Cheers,
Taylor
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welcome...get out of florida and find some hills...gotta love those OEM bags..they look really good...
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Looks good in white! Enjoy and ride safely.

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Ohhhhh I like the white a lot! Welcome and enjoy the ride.
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Welcome from Alaska. And way to go with taking the MSC FIRST! Too many older first time riders think they don't need to take one, it's just for younger kids, right?. I've taken quite a few over my 30+ years of riding and learned additional useful skills every time. We (MC riders) should never stop learning how to ride better and react to situations. Enjoy your new bike!


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