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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-04-2015, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all!

First post here!

One year ago, I found an inexpensive 2008 Versys for sale, and, despite the looks (I don't like red bikes...), I decided to give it a try. I also have a Triumph Bonneville, so I'd use this as a commuting bike...

Well, one year later, I ride the V much more than the Triumph and I'm starting to do some mods and "adv'ing" it a little bit. I want to do some offroad next year...

Ready to learn and help as much as I can here!
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Nice! I see it didn't stay red too long You will have a blast ADVing your Versys. I've built mine for that as well and wouldn't have it any other way. BTW I'm a NY native, grew up in the Saratoga area.


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...Well, one year later, I ride the V much more than the Triumph and I'm starting to do some mods and "adv'ing" it a little bit. I want to do some offroad next year...

Ready to learn and help as much as I can here!
Welcome to the BEST forum on the 'net, and be AWARE that you can NOT ride the Versys off-road...




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Thanks for the warm welcome!

I will definitely NOT ride it off-road... muahaha! )
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Hello & welcome.......nice looking back tyre/tire you got there, is it a Distanzia???
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Hello & welcome.......nice looking back tyre/tire you got there, is it a Distanzia???
Nope, Shinko 705. Still haven't put more than 50 miles on it... (I'm about to do a long ride right now...)
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What would a "long ride" consist of in NYC?
Do you head north to find some quiet roads or ride around the suburbs??
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What would a "long ride" consist of in NYC?
Do you head north to find some quiet roads or ride around the suburbs??
It was a 150 miles ride (this is the max I like doing in this weather...). I live in Queens, very close to a highway, so in 30 minutes I can be lost in a forest

New York (state) is sooooo beautiful!
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...New York (state) is sooooo beautiful!
Rode NY a bit when I lived N of you in Ontario, near Montreal!

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Rode NY a bit when I lived N of you in Ontario, near Montreal!

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I did a roadtrip this summer and rode North, all over Ontario, North of Ottawa and then down east through Vermont, Maine... Oh, I love those areas!
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I did a roadtrip this summer and rode North, all over Ontario, North of Ottawa and then down east through Vermont, Maine... Oh, I love those areas!
NEXT time you're there, suggest you ride the "Rouge River Road" N from Grenville, Quebec (across the Ottawa River from Hawkesbury, ON, and about 50 miles E of Ottawa) to near Mt Tremblant. GREAT ride!


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NEXT time you're there, suggest you ride the "Rouge River Road" N from Grenville, Quebec (across the Ottawa River from Hawkesbury, ON, and about 50 miles E of Ottawa) to near Mt Tremblant. GREAT ride!

I wish I can go back!
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Keep your fingers "crossed"..., and it WILL happen...!


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