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Been lurking for a while. I've been a retired State of NC LEO since 2005. I turned 65 two days ago. Yesterday I found a 2011 650 w/2700 miles for sale about 3 1/2 hrs away. The original owner turns 65 next month. Time for him to sell, me to buy. Been riding continuously since 1966. Owned all the Japanese brands, worked as tech. in Triumph, Honda, Kaw, Yam shops. Owned airhead, Sportster, Big Twin, Bultaco, BSA, whatever. This is the neatest bike I've owned in a long time. Took it on the Blue Ridge Parkway tonite - Perfect! I'm having to get used to six speeds, brakes that work, no hinge in the middle, reving over 5k. I was happy with my 86 Sportster until I started reading V.com. You guys suck. We live near Grandfather Mtn. Hope to meet up sometime! THANKS - Stan
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Welcome Stan,

Very well put, indeed. It sounds like you know where your going. Spent a night in Asheville once, always wanted to get back there on a bike to ride.

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Any guy that can carry on a conversation about Bultaco's, Maicos, or compare the seat height of the old Husqvarna dirt bikes to the Versys, is a friend in my book.

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Been lurking for a while. I've been a retired State of NC LEO since 2005. I turned 65 two days ago. Yesterday I found a 2011 650 w/2700 miles for sale about 3 1/2 hrs away. The original owner turns 65 next month. Time for him to sell, me to buy. Been riding continuously since 1966. Owned all the Japanese brands, worked as tech. in Triumph, Honda, Kaw, Yam shops. Owned airhead, Sportster, Big Twin, Bultaco, BSA, whatever. This is the neatest bike I've owned in a long time. Took it on the Blue Ridge Parkway tonite - Perfect! I'm having to get used to six speeds, brakes that work, no hinge in the middle, reving over 5k. I was happy with my 86 Sportster until I started reading V.com. You guys suck. We live near Grandfather Mtn. Hope to meet up sometime! THANKS - Stan
Welcome aboard. I'm just down the hill from you in Johnson City, TN. I'm in Western NC all the time. Shoot me a message if you ever want to get together and ride.
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I need some folks in western NC to scout out the off pavement places to go ride and camp. going to start doing some adventuring next spring. (this year already booked up)
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...I was happy with my 86 Sportster until I started reading V.com. You guys suck. .... Hope to meet up sometime! THANKS - Stan
Stan - it'd be a pleasure meeting you!


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Well, I thank you'ns for all the kind words. Put about a hundred miles on today including a ride on the Parkway before church. Used the EXCELLENT thread on suspension set up; enjoyed the ride so much I sudenly realized I was in Blowing Rock about 30 miles away from home! Yeah, it's cool to ride that Sportster but this Versys is FUN. I guess I've gone over to the Dark Side. Do you have cookies? - Stan
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...Yeah, it's cool to ride that Sportster but this Versys is FUN. I guess I've gone over to the Dark Side. Do you have cookies? - Stan
Stan - you came over FROM "the dark side".

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