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I've been trolling through this forum for a while and been fairly active on the UK site. Attempted a few posts here, but wasn't able to do so. Now I know why! No posts in the member intros :-(

I've been riding since I was 14, all on dirt till I finally bought my first street bike when I turned 18. It was a ninja 250 and I must say, I had more fun on that thing than I thought was possible. I did around 12,000 miles on it in it's first 7 months, learned some majors of maintenance (adjusted my own valves which needed to be done WAY too often on that bike!), and broke (most) of my dirt riding habits while on the street. Modifications were cheap(er) and I had a heck of a fun time with them. It was always fun to have people ask what size bike I road had have them scoff when I said it was a 250. They scoffed a little less when they realized it did 80 easily on the highway and achieved 65+mpg while at it.

Well, times have changed. I'm getting married next month to my girlfriend of 6 years, and she was having none of the 250 as a pillion for anything more than a dinner run. We did one run that was about 380 miles round trip and she decided that if she had to ride for that distance, it better be on something more suited for two up riding. Enter the V!

We both love the Versys (me more-so of course!) and I don't see getting a different bike till this one kicks the bucket. Maintenance is simple(ish), farkle is plentiful, and it's got this ugly mutt thing going for it that I just can't get passed.

I'm located in Kansas, and am always up for a ride. If anyone else in the area is interested, I'm game. Maybe we can hit up the Ozarks out east :cheers:
 

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Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I've had the Versys for about 3 years now, but haven't really put the miles on it that I had planned. I had a very lengthy hiatus after a dear friend of mine was taken by a semi that "didn't even see him there".

It was a very long recovery period, but I'm back in the saddle this year and I'm ready to get back on the horse.

At the time I purchased the bike, I'm not even sure this site was around. I did register on the UK board and have garnered a TON of information there (many thanks to Gustavo especially for his EXTREMELY informative posts!)

I imagine I'll be back to 10k+ a year now. Time to get out and ride.
 

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Welcome to our little community and congratulations for your upcoming wedding. You know what they say about Kansas though, 11 curves in 318 miles. You definitely have to get down to the Ozarks so you can use some of the rubber on the sides of your tires.
 

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Welcome to the bunch Psalm 11_6. Wow, what a handle you got there, kind of intense? :) Congrats on getting married. May the Lord be with the two of you. :thumb:
 

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Life's intense, I figure the standards we choose to symbolize them can be equally so :-D
 
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