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Old 05-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #4891
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I'm going to join you guys!!!



Well, after a couple of years of thinking about, debating, and looking for a used Versys, I've decided to go ahead and just buy myself a new one! I'm so psyched.............. I really love the black and yellow It didn't hurt that, this was the last one they were going to get this year, so I had to make up my mind fast, lol......

I'm trading in my 2008 GSX650F
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #4892
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:39 PM   #4893
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #4894
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Congrats on the new bike. The yellow looks sharp.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:06 AM   #4895
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Ha, Briancon is only just up the road from me at the moment, well a nice ride away at least. The roads up through to there from here are amazing.

Just working out some insurance stuff at the moment for either a Versys or the TDM 850. The gut at AXA tells me I can insure both my car and a bike for around $34 euro per month. That includes fire and theft on the bike. Maybe I should see what full comprehensive will cost me for the bike.

I travel up over the 'massive central' over the coming days to head up to near 'Angers' for most of June.
Then from end of June with bike under me set up for touring, I travel back east into the Alps, so, just maybe we do get the opportunity to meet up, and you can show me some of the areas and road you know.
I'll be travelling with my mate from France and then hopefully meeting up with another from the Netherlands.
Could be a buzz


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I'll be in Briancon on July 16, riding around the French Alps, and perhaps heading over to Stelvio and the Dolomites before heading back to the UK where my Versys will reside in my sister-in-law's garage until 2013. It sounds like our schedule don't match, but if anything changes you could join up with us if you like. This will be my fourth trip to the French Alps, and I'm getting to know them reasonably well.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:04 AM   #4896
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Like My Versys

Put on over 1500 miles this last weekend. Really like the Versys. Using an AirHawk on the long runs. Averaging 49mpg. Really a fun bike to ride.





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Old 05-30-2012, 07:07 AM   #4897
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Saw this bike run at the Springfield Mile this last weekend. Led most of the 25 lap race except the last one. It was really fast. Bryan Smith is the rider and will put this bike up front sometime this season. I wonder how much this engine differs from the ones in our Versys?





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Old 05-30-2012, 07:41 AM   #4898
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Saw this bike run at the Springfield Mile this last weekend. Led most of the 25 lap race except the last one. It was really fast. Bryan Smith is the rider and will put this bike up front sometime this season. I wonder how much this engine differs from the ones in our Versys?





That bike was designed and built by a buddy of mine Ricky Howerton. The engine is a Skip Eakin built unit and is a 750 that makes around 100hp. Very good innagural outing for the bike as this was the first race it was run. Bryan was a little upset with himself after the race as he cut down the track, coming out of 4, further than he wanted and the rear tire spun up and cost him the race win.

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:31 AM   #4899
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Ha, Briancon is only just up the road from me at the moment, well a nice ride away at least. The roads up through to there from here are amazing....
I travel back east into the Alps, so, just maybe we do get the opportunity to meet up, and you can show me some of the areas and road you know.
I'll be travelling with my mate from France and then hopefully meeting up with another from the Netherlands.
Could be a buzz
I'll PM you before I leave the US. Just booked tickets yesterday.

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. The engine is a Skip Eakin built unit and is a 750 that makes around 100hp. .
Any details on the engine build would be interesting. Not because I want to do it, just curious how they got it out to 750 and what other stuff they do to make it competitive.

It's really great that other brands are beginning to be competitive on flat track. It's good for the sport.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #4900
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Well, after a couple of years of thinking about, debating, and looking for a used Versys, I've decided to go ahead and just buy myself a new one! I'm so psyched.............. I really love the black and yellow It didn't hurt that, this was the last one they were going to get this year, so I had to make up my mind fast, lol......

I'm trading in my 2008 GSX650F
Cheers
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I'm a sucker for yellow & black

Luap made the same move as you 650F to 650V
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:04 PM   #4901
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Any details on the engine build would be interesting. Not because I want to do it, just curious how they got it out to 750 and what other stuff they do to make it competitive.

It's really great that other brands are beginning to be competitive on flat track. It's good for the sport.
Didn't have time to talk to Skip about the internals, but he did mention that he could make my Versys a lot faster
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #4902
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I'm a sucker for yellow & black

Luap made the same move as you 650F to 650V
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:44 AM   #4903
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dang missed the deal.
what about a 2011 , 0 miles for $6,499.00 .
i will see if they can wave the fees,etc.
Still good, but not quite as good.

The deal I got on mine was $7600 OTD for my red '11 with 1 mile on it. The extras that was included at this price was SW Motech engine bars, Givi windscreen, SW Motech quick release mounts, and TraX 37 liter bags.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:09 AM   #4904
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Piaa 530 LED Driving Lights

I installed a set of these Piaa 530 LED Driving Lights yesterday and they are as good as advertised. I used a SW-Motech auxiliary light mount and the pair installed easily with no fuss. I used the switch and harness supplied with the lights and while the wires were way too long, it made for an easy install. Here are the results.

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:56 AM   #4905
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First impressions....

Nice lights Type SH!!

Well, I got my new 2012 Black and Yellow Versys yesterday!!! I really like it. There were a few immediate impressions that I noticed, and I think is going to take a while to get used to...

-- What???....no gear indicator, lol( I assumed all new bikes would have it???)
-- Coming from the GSXF, wow this bike feels so light and flickable!!!
-- Coming from a buttery smooth inline 4, holy crap this parallel twin feels strange. It's not bad, but really really different. I'm not used to any vibrations, from the engine. It almost felt "toy-ish". Not quite sure how to put it.
-- Wow, I feel tall on this bike!
--The seat, is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Compared to the Suzuki GSX650F, it's a lazyboy, lol
-- Ahhh...my knees feel good.


Overall, I'm happy with my choice. I'm going to go for my second ride right now!
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