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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Required first post. Recently purchased 2015 Versys 650. Out of riding for 20+ years; comes back quicker than I expected. Bought the white model and rigged it out as an LT. Love it so far. It's a bit tall and top heavy for an old guy but once I get on it doesn't seem to matter.

Coworkers asked why this bike? My pat answer is no-slouch, no-crouch.
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Continuing with the bike: Mounted a 12V (Kaw) socket and my Zumo 665. Not overly happy with the GPS mount since it hides the speedometer, but the Zumo seems to be more accurate speedwise anyway. Have a maintenance stand and spools on order. Bluetooth my phone to the GPS and the GPS to a UClear boomless headset. Works pretty well when they can all find each other.

Previous rides were Yamaha, Honda and Hodaka (yes, Hodaka) dirtbikes, a Kawasaki street rig and spent a little time on Ducatis.

Riding mostly N Louisiana & S Arkansas so far but plan a weekend trip soon to Ozarks soon.
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A Hodaka! Great. Hard to find these days and costly if one can be found in good condition.

I'll bet Arky-La-Tex has some members a bit confused.

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A Hodaka! Great. Hard to find these days and costly if one can be found in good condition.

I'll bet Arky-La-Tex has some members a bit confused.
In fact, the more I think about it Arky latex could be some sort of Southern kinky sex thing.

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