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Welcome to the forum. Bike is looking good. Good find on the low mileage makes me wonder on why previous owner let it go, could be the times
Thank you! There are lots of deals this time of year. Nobody normal :p is thinking about buying a bike here in November.
 

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Welcome! Great looking low-mileage bike.

Sounds like you have fun times ahead-- and congratulations on the early retirement too 馃憤馃徎

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Thanks!! I'll be in my 35th year with the same employer... I'm ready.

I see you live in NW GA. What a beautiful area. Last summer, a buddy of mine and I rode the Smokey Mountains 500. We started in Suches GA and rode it clockwise. It was amazing. Our plan is to move south when my wife is ready to retire. She is younger than me and has about 8 years left to go. NW GA is on my list but she has family in SC so who knows where we will go.
 

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I like the green. It isn't my first green Kawasaki either. Here is my 2003 Kawasaki KLX 400SR... gone but not forgotten.
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Welcome to the X300 forum. This is best place to learn more about the bike and belong to a great community.
I have a dedicated Versys X300 YouTube channel with many videos on upgrading and adding accessories.
My channel is: trekOCLVone
The Versys X300 is an excellent choice for older riders, and you will find a lot of company here with the same goals.
 

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My channel is: trekOCLVone
The Versys X300 is an excellent choice for older riders, and you will find a lot of company here with the same goals.
Hi Dave,
I've seen your channel; nice work. I've owned close to 30 bikes dating back to the early 1970s. This is my first passion in life. As I get older I find myself gravitating towards lighter bikes. Here is a picture of my largest adv bike, a Yamaha Super Tenure 1200, in Moab UT. I rode that off-road but it was a real struggle to pick it up. The VX300 should be much easier.

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Hi Dave,
I've seen your channel; nice work. I've owned close to 30 bikes dating back to the early 1970s. This is my first passion in life. As I get older I find myself gravitating towards lighter bikes. Here is a picture of my largest adv bike, a Yamaha Super Tenure 1200, in Moab UT. I rode that off-road but it was a real struggle to pick it up. The VX300 should be much easier.
We go way back don't we! My first bike was a 1973 Yamaha MX100. At the time It costs me $475 and was one year old. Time have changed.
Yes - the Versys X300 is light and for us older (experienced) riders that is a good thing. That is why I bought the X300.
 

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Hello,
I just picked-up a slightly used (1300 miles) Versys X300 ABS. As a lifelong enthusiast I hope to add as much as I take from this forum. I'm retiring early (59) in 7 months and have some big rides planned.

Take care,
Bill
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Welcome to the forum. I am also a new member. Nice looking bike with low mileage. I bought my used 2017 in about June, 2022 but beat you on low mileage. Mine had 95 miles on it. Riding is a good way to enjoy retirement. Have fun.
 

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Thanks!! I'll be in my 35th year with the same employer... I'm ready.

I see you live in NW GA. What a beautiful area. Last summer, a buddy of mine and I rode the Smokey Mountains 500. We started in Suches GA and rode it clockwise. It was amazing. Our plan is to move south when my wife is ready to retire. She is younger than me and has about 8 years left to go. NW GA is on my list but she has family in SC so who knows where we will go.
I'm at year 21 with the same company now ... hope I cut loose a little before 35 馃憤馃徎

I don't think you will go wrong with GA / TN / SC ... etc good luck!
 

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I've owned close to 30 bikes dating back to the early 1970s. This is my first passion in life. As I get older I find myself gravitating towards lighter bikes. Here is a picture of my largest adv bike, a Yamaha Super Tenure 1200, in Moab UT. I rode that off-road but it was a real struggle to pick it up. The VX300 should be much easier.

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Welcome aboard! Your VX3 is identical to the first one I owned - but foolishly sold about a year later. Fast forward another couple years and I got my second one - and couldn鈥檛 be happier!
BTW, I鈥檓 also an ex-Tenere owner. Two of them actually. Here鈥檚 a picture of my first one on a trip to Prudhoe Bay back in 2012. I鈥檓 on the left in the red Darien.

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Welcome aboard! Your VX3 is identical to the first one I owned - but foolishly sold about a year later. Fast forward another couple years and I got my second one - and couldn鈥檛 be happier!
BTW, I鈥檓 also an ex-Tenere owner. Two of them actually. Here鈥檚 a picture of my first one on a trip to Prudhoe Bay back in 2012. I鈥檓 on the left in the red Darien.

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Prudhoe Bay sounds like an amazing trip. I really loved my S10 but at 5'9" and 180 pounds it was too big. I consistently rode it off road solo. Dropping it was never a problem. Picking it up was. :rolleyes:

Do you ride long distance trips on the VX300? Obviously, it's not going to be as comfy as the S10 but I hope it can handle a couple hours of highway.
 

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Prudhoe Bay sounds like an amazing trip. I really loved my S10 but at 5'9" and 180 pounds it was too big. I consistently rode it off road solo. Dropping it was never a problem. Picking it up was. :rolleyes:

Do you ride long distance trips on the VX300? Obviously, it's not going to be as comfy as the S10 but I hope it can handle a couple hours of highway.
It was an amazing trip. Part of the trip was a 鈥済athering鈥 of Tenere riders from the US and Canada in Whitehorse. About a dozen of us continued the trip on up to Deadhorse. For me, it was about 8,700 miles round trip.
No, nothing more than just day rides on the little Versys. The stock seat (for me) is only good for a couple hours. I plan to invest in either the Kawasaki 鈥渆rgo鈥 seat or a Sargent seat next riding season.
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Prudhoe Bay sounds like an amazing trip. I really loved my S10 but at 5'9" and 180 pounds it was too big. I consistently rode it off road solo. Dropping it was never a problem. Picking it up was. :rolleyes:

Do you ride long distance trips on the VX300? Obviously, it's not going to be as comfy as the S10 but I hope it can handle a couple hours of highway.
I just completed a 30 day, 6300 mile trip on my Versys-X 300, only 600 miles of Interstate. The Wee-X is quite capable of long trips. I have a Seat Concepts Tall Seat.
 
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