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My first (and only bike) is a 2007 V which I got in 2009 with 14,000 km on the clock

I have put more than 50,000 km on it now, including Alaska last summer. At 64,500+ kms it is running better now than when I got it.
 

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I have the riding gear from earlier this summer when I did the motorcycle safety course. Just happened to find a good deal now instead of waiting for the spring to buy a motorcycle. Have started getting a bit more warmer gear though. There was frost on it this morning.
 

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Welcome.

That's gotta hurt, buying a motorcycle in Thunder Bay in October... I hope you get a ride or two before Winter hits! I have the same grey '09, I think you're going to have a great time.
 

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Welcome from another grey 2009 Versys owner.

While attending Lakehead University in Thunder Bay I remember a snowfall on Halloween night that "stayed" until spring. Hopefully you won't have an early snowfall this year and will get to enjoy your new bike before winter sets in.
 

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Happy riding from another 09 owner who just started riding again at the age of 60. Yeah, you better start bundling up. Get some Oxford heaterz grips and hand guards, or the heated grips ans some of those big mitts. Look for posts from WelJoe in the past with pictures.
 

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Welcome!
 

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I have had it down to the Grand Marais and Kakabeka. Really enjoying it. Have noticed that it takes it a minute for the engine to warm up.
 

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Lowering Link

Hey 2nd post. Just got the lowering link out of my 2009. Was more fun supporting the bike not by the swing arm than I expected.
 

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This comment kind of doesn't make sense...care to elaborate?
In order to lower the rear or raise the rear, you have to support the rear end of the motorcycle without the tire touching the ground *or the swingarm touching a rear stand. Back must be floating. When you lower the bike's seat relative to the ground, you have to "raise up the swingarm" by shortening the linkage from the rear shock to the swingarm.
 

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I have a rear stand but it picks the bike up by the swing arm and i needed to remove the rear shock to get the link out. This meant i had to lift the bike somehow to take weight off of the rear shock. Wish I had a garage to support the bike with ratchet straps to the rafters.
 

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I think homeboy made a post a week or more ago about how he couldn't get the link off/on or something and we advised him to lift it from something other than the swingarm. :)
 

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I have had it down to the Grand Marais and Kakabeka. Really enjoying it. Have noticed that it takes it a minute for the engine to warm up.
I usually fire mine up before I start putting on my gear. By the time I'm ready to go the bike is just about there too. I was told by the dealer that it only needed to get the injectors up to 105 degrees for it to be ready to go. But it does seem to get much warmer than that before the idle comes down.
 
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