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Old 08-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #5776
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Yes sir, as is the rear one! I've got a buddy that does paint and powder-coating for bikes. The black hides the brake dust and dirt much better I think!
I always said I should have waited until I could have gotten a green gen1, since it has black wheels and forks, and then I could do like Browneye Chris and make my gen1 looks like his:

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Old 08-13-2013, 06:52 AM   #5777
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I always said I should have waited until I could have gotten a green gen1, since it has black wheels and forks, and then I could do like Browneye Chris and make my gen1 looks like his.
The black looks very sharp, however I'm opting for "Corvette Yellow."
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:33 PM   #5778
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How'd you shoot this? Camera? Lens? Beautiful photo.
Thanks for the compliment, it is an HDR shot using my Canon SX10. There is an HDR thread on ADV with many great pics from those much handier with a camera than myself.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #5779
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At approximately 0830 this morning my beloved “Burro” passed on. She suffered massive hemorrhaging losing all vital internal fluids. There were no other injuries. No memorial service is scheduled at this time.

2008 w/ 75,360 miles. It was a good run.


Just over a month ago I posted this. After getting home and cleaning things up I found that when the chain broke it took out an external oil pipe (located just in front of the sprocket, behind a cast shield) and all the oil came out.

Well, I am happy to announce that the Burro rides again! New Oil Pipe, New sprockets, New chain, and a new rear tire. About $350 total and we are on the road.

I have just returned from a trip up to Seattle WA without problems. The bike looks exactly the same so a new pic would look just like the old pic.

But I will tell you that she now has over 77K on the clock and I am pushing on to 100K
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #5780
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But I will tell you that she now has over 77K on the clock and I am pushing on to 100K
Absolutely awesome news man, I'm sure you will make 100k!
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:32 AM   #5781
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Awesome to hear that it wasn't anything catastrophic!
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:42 AM   #5782
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Happy Again !!!

I got rid of my Versys a while back... My wife, and I both had them, she decided not to ride anymore, and we sold them, and bought a DL1000 Vstrom for 2up riding (i hate 2up riding on anything).. I'm keeping the strom also.

She now has decided to ride some, and I found a decent deal on a Versys, i'll prolly ride it most of the time :)

In 40+ years of riding the Versys has been my favorite bike, knocking the RD350's, and Gen1 FZ1's off the top...

The top box has to go...i'll use it only for trips.

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Old 08-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #5783
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But I will tell you that she now has over 77K on the clock and I am pushing on to 100K
Well done! Glad to see the Versys on the road again. I just turned 73k myself and shooting for 100k as well.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:44 PM   #5784
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #5785
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:16 PM   #5786
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heres mine
The black headlight "ring" looks a lot better in black.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:07 AM   #5787
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2013 650 versys owner here.

would post pic but somehow it will only let me do it from a web link, not from desktop.weird.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #5788
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I'm looking to sell my 2007 Versys, but can't find any price info on KBB or NADA websites. Has about 8K miles. What is a fair starting "for sale" price?
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:28 AM   #5789
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Check your sig line.
Its not a 2007.

Though I have to say, ignore NADA.
They are nuts if they think a 2008 is worth $5725
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #5790
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KBB.com seems a little more reasonable

Excellent Condition $4,160 from a dealer

http://www.kbb.com/motorcycles/kawas...edretailvalue/
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