New guy 2!
The instructions in registration said to post in "New Member Forum" that now appears to be "Member Introduction Forum", so here is first post. One more to go and 48 hours later I can sit at the "adult" table.
Haven't gotten to details on profile yet but I'm probably older than a lot of you. My first "bike" was a Cushman Silver Eagle. I'll post a pic of me and a pal on it about 1963-64. (once I figure out how to) I have ridden street cruisers, "scramblers", dirt bikes, 4wheelers and I own a Yamaha Rhino now.
I have decades of technical exposure, although most of the guys and shops I hung around had more knowledge and experience than I. (hence my reason for being a groupie) I have already seen from the forums that this will be the case here too. Thanks in advance for your patience and expertise.
Now, about my reasons and expectations for joining this forum. I have been searching for a motorcycle for a while. Mostly interested in a "cruiser" class bike to ride to gym and cruise countryside. That search has about resolved itself. I'll share more as it comes together.
Recently in my searching and reading I "discovered" the Versys.
After weeks of reading and seeing some for sale I decided to go to the mountaintop. I read several strings on here, many of which exceed my needs. I am convinced I was on track. Then after joining, I read the home page, which states the the Versys is a pavement bike. Therein lies the rub.
I am from the Carolina's, now spending a lot of the year in Northwest Arkansas. My countryside cruising in both areas often leads to or from a "dirt" road. At this point I don't see myself trail riding.( although I always look at the "dirt" bikes too!)
I currently cruise in a 1998 4wd Ford Expedition. I know the large cruiser I am moving into won't be ideal,or even feasible, for some of my routes. (12 miles down USFS road to The Catalpa Cafe in Ozone Arkansas for lunch), (check it out if you're ever in the area)
The deal on the cruiser may allow me to consider adding a second bike to the stable sooner than later.
So bottom line.
Not interested in much tinkering.
Saw one ad for Versys listed as "Adventure" model.
Reliability paramount. Simplicity too.
Will a stock Verysys allow me enough latitude to plan some routes with a bit more soul?
Last edited by RKTMAN; 01-05-2015 at 12:08 AM.