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Old 05-06-2008, 07:01 PM   #766
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Holy crap the Givi stuff is expensive. $490 for the bags, $230 for the racks.

What is the seat-bag of choice for this strange creature?
Your dealer where you bought the bike should give you at least a 30% discount.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:01 PM   #767
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Your dealer where you bought the bike should give you at least a 30% discount.
2nd that. My dealer was able to get me the entire setup direct from GIVI for about $20 more than the Kawasaki cases.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:53 AM   #768
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Holy crap the Givi stuff is expensive. $490 for the bags, $230 for the racks.
It's all perspective. After bagging up BMW's with factory stuff for years,
the Givi cases strike me as a bargain.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:37 PM   #769
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The 49L topcase for the RT/GT is $800+

I thought the Givis was a little steep, but after fitting them up tho, great product for the Versys! The SW-Motech mounts are the deal maker tho, sweet!
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:53 PM   #770
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I drank the Versys Kool Aid. Second shot shows my crew chief. She says I need some hard luggage and a new GPS.



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Old 05-07-2008, 08:31 PM   #771
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Nice pics! Looks like you've got yourself a good little helper, there.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:33 PM   #772
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I also noticed you have the black plastic lower guards. Some of us get silver. Interesting...
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:51 PM   #773
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Any ideas on locating a larger front sprocket? brand/part number? I see a 16-tooth cog going on pretty quickly.
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:44 AM   #774
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Shopping for a Versus?

What do you guy think about the Ebay listing for the new 08 @ $5,795 and no dealer ads. Worth a trip to Albany?
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:47 AM   #775
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What do you guy think about the Ebay listing for the new 08 @ $5,795 and no dealer ads. Worth a trip to Albany?
I would call first. A place in Tenn. had the same thing on cycle trader. I called and they told me that the Ga. price was 6300.00 and then I would have to pay Ga. sales tax. Usally if a deal is to good to be true it is.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:19 AM   #776
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What do you guy think about the Ebay listing for the new 08 @ $5,795 and no dealer ads. Worth a trip to Albany?
Seems like a good deal and they flatly state "no other fees".

You will pay sales tax when you register it in your home state.

There is a slightly used one in Yonkers, NY for even less money and from a private party you may not have to pay sales tax. Check your state laws.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:42 PM   #777
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Okay, we're starting to get a few around here, so let's get a head count.
Plus one. I just picked up my Versys yesterday. I have about 50 miles so far (took thelong way to the post office). Now I have to do some farkling.

Can't wait for the break-in period to be over.

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Old 05-08-2008, 01:51 PM   #778
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Plus one. I just picked up my Versys yesterday. I have about 50 miles so far (took thelong way to the post office). Now I have to do some farkling.

Can't wait for the break-in period to be over.

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Picked my second Versys up on Sat. did 100mph a few times now she is broke in.
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:30 PM   #779
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EASY William!

I broke mine in like I was going to ride it and now after 3000-miles it runs like a champ! Ride it like you stole it!
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:14 AM   #780
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I guess I'm turning into a Versys thread post-whore...

I ordered my panniers and brackets through my local Kawi store yesterday. Can we get a head count of people who have actually received theirs?

I hear they're starting to come off back-order....
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