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Goodbye Kawasaki

Been riding Gold Wings for many years, and my Versys 1000 for just over a year. Just replaced my Gold Wing with a newer model, and can't justify have two great bikes in the garage. So while my time with the Versys was very enjoyable, but short, I sold it on the weekend.

I really enjoyed this forum. The people on this board have been fantastic. Sadly I'll be signing off in a few days. Safe riding to all. Hoping our paths cross on some nice twisty road somewhere, somehow, someday.
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Enjoy your new ride ride and be safe.

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Just realized you were about 40 minutes down the 401 from me. Enjoy the Honda, be safe...


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Hello,

I am thinking of selling my 2004 Wing and buying a 2019 Versys1000. I am getting old and the Wing is really heavy. I am a little concerned about the height and perhaps top heavy condition that may result. I am 5' 9 and approx. 164 lbs. Your comments please.
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I am thinking of selling my 2004 Wing and buying a 2019 Versys1000. I am getting old and the Wing is really heavy. I am a little concerned about the height and perhaps top heavy condition that may result. I am 5' 9 and approx. 164 lbs. Your comments please.
I ride the 650 and got the lowering kit and lowered my seat as well. 5 foot 8. I dont need the high clearance,the bike rides a bit more like a sport bike now.
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I am thinking of selling my 2004 Wing and buying a 2019 Versys1000. I am getting old and the Wing is really heavy. I am a little concerned about the height and perhaps top heavy condition that may result. I am 5' 9 and approx. 164 lbs. Your comments please.
I'm 5' 9", 30" inseam, so my V650s ARE a bit high, but once I had correctly 'set my sag', when I'm ON and let my weight 'settle' the suspension, I'm very close to flat-footing it.

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I have a 31” inseam in pants. I am 6’3” tall. I have a V1K and can tell you I have never looked back. It’s a bit tall, but by time I sit I flat foot easily. You can get a lowering kit From Motowerk that will give you an additional 1.5” relief. May have to get a shorter kickstand.

Your weight isn’t a concern. Very well balanced bike. I used to weight 164 too. My second birthday put me over the top though thanks to that damned ice-cream cake grandma gave me!

It carries its weight perfectly. Sets into corners perfectly with minimal counter-steering. I have never had it feel top heavy. The only place I think you might notice the top weight might be on very long sweeping curves that require you to do a bit more than a leaning turn but not quite a counter steer. That is easily countered though once you feel - it just feels a bit awkward in my experience. I have experienced that only twice riding through Columbus, Ohio at a point on the 670/I-71 interchange ramp. Other than that, flawless and well-planted.

Ride one. You’ll figure it out - and eat some cake!
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5'9" and 72kgs. Height was a bit uncomfortable and lowered the bike with Motowerk lowering kit. But after sometime I removed the lowering kit and back to standard height . No problem flat footing.
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I'm 61 and 5'10". I have a 2008 Goldwing and a 2017 Versys 1000. The ride height is stock and I put a Seat Concepts foam and cover kit on the seat. Easy change, more comfortable than stock and lowers it a little. I can not sit flat footed at a stop. I lean the bike a little and can put one foot down flat. The bike does not feel top heavy to me. I'm very comfortable with the "tall" Versys. I just pray I never tip the wing, she is a beast.
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5'9" and 72kgs....
FYI - 72kg = 159lbs.

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FYI - 72kg = 159lbs.
I don't like 159 looks big, so 72 is my preferred number
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I don't like 159 looks big, so 72 is my preferred number
I'm liking the metric system for the same-ish reason. 144 looks and sounds a lot better to me.

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I'm liking the metric system for the same-ish reason. 144 looks and sounds a lot better to me.
144 is also big bro, twice my number
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I try to justify it by saying I can bench press that same amount, and can dead lift and squat nearly twice that... But the reality is I'm just fat. Lol.
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I try to justify it by saying I can bench press that same amount, and can dead lift and squat nearly twice that... But the reality is I'm just fat. Lol.
..And you were, i believe an X- fighter jet pilot..(retirement has grown i believe.)
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..And you were, i believe an X- fighter jet pilot..(retirement has grown i believe.)
I wish... I drive a truck for a living.

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I wish... I drive a truck for a living.
We are in the same boat, only difference I manage 100 over trucks for a company. Now I know why the 144, as most truck drivers develop belly due to long hours driving. Be safe bro.
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