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Old 07-18-2008, 05:13 PM   #1231
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I paid 6700.00 out the door for my second one.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:59 PM   #1232
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Softened the rear-suspension a notch today...rear-tire squeamishness is gone.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:29 AM   #1233
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Softened the rear-suspension a notch today...rear-tire squeamishness is gone.
- Riding conditions?
- Rider size?
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:26 PM   #1234
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What is the name of the dealership?
Dude, you're not paying attention, we mentioned it like 10 pages ago...

Taylor Motorcycles, Woodburn OR. Talk to Mark, tell him I sent you.

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Old 07-20-2008, 04:52 PM   #1235
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Dude, you're not paying attention, we mentioned it like 10 pages ago...

Taylor Motorcycles, Woodburn OR. Talk to Mark, tell him I sent you.

http://www.taylormotorcycles.com/

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Oh yeah, 10 pages ago! The previous life time.

I am having trouble keep track of theh days. Planning a 9/15/2008 retirement with 8/6/2008 being the last day at work. An 8/7/2008 airline trip to TN and returning on 8/11/2008. A retirement party on 8/15/2008. And a one-way motorcycle trip to Kenai AK beginning no later than 8/20/2008. Will return home by early November 2008. Oh, before I leave I have to train two people to do what I do at work. Did I mention I am trying to buy a mobile in a 55+ mobile park before I leave for AK. Where am I?
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:05 PM   #1236
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- Riding conditions?
- Rider size?
170lbs...6'2". I ride mostly slab (at least until you can get a better selection of good DS tires on the V). Really made a difference for when I'd hit a piece of uneven pavement on a turn above 20-30mph...the back end wasn't jumping and losing traction as much. Felt much more stable.

Had so much fun I put almost 500 miles on it yesterday in 95 degree heat.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:06 PM   #1237
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Check out the new black top.

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Old 07-20-2008, 06:18 PM   #1238
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Two Versysi at Gillette MOA

It was great to see Pilot at the MOA rally in Wyoming. About the time he found me, we attracted a crowd...we screwed up...we coulda sold 6 or seven of them that night!

My trip was short and sweet; 330 miles from Denver to Gillette, averaged 80 both ways. Not much traffic, great roads and traveling partners. Spent one day doing Black Hills twisties; Spearfish canyon, Iron mountain, Needles Eye, etc. Fabulous day.

The Versys proved it has as much accelleration as a GS/RT, and hangs in easily with them to about 95. Is better in the twisties. GREAT bike. Used no oil. Seat was comfortable, solid ride at 85 all day.

Pilot will be back soon to chime in on his multi-week adventure throughout the west on the Vs. Great stuff.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:31 AM   #1239
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Sounds like a nice little trip. Glad the Versys worked out. I think there time has come ,people are falling in love with them.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:30 AM   #1240
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Oh yeah, 10 pages ago! The previous life time.

I am having trouble keep track of theh days. Planning a 9/15/2008 retirement with 8/6/2008 being the last day at work. An 8/7/2008 airline trip to TN and returning on 8/11/2008. A retirement party on 8/15/2008. And a one-way motorcycle trip to Kenai AK beginning no later than 8/20/2008. Will return home by early November 2008. Oh, before I leave I have to train two people to do what I do at work. Did I mention I am trying to buy a mobile in a 55+ mobile park before I leave for AK. Where am I?
Ya know tomato, the only way to keep your brain from turning to shit after you retire is to ride a lot The larger the motor vehicle you travel with the worse it is, so make sure you always have a bike
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:50 AM   #1241
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PIAA 1100's on the Versys

Not much selection on a linear thread, but a racing rep for PIAA said they mounted a pair of 1100's on a Versys for the 8 hours of Daytona. He said the bike did very well. No, I don't remember any details if I even heard of this event. He didn't remember how they mounted them. Anyone have details, pics of that bike? URL's? Thanks. I'm wanting to mount additional lighting. The single headlight is better than average, but if you're going into the country at night, I'd recommend more onboard lumens.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:35 PM   #1242
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Just a few pics from my ride around Ranier this weekend. Life's tough, huh?














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Old 07-21-2008, 01:40 PM   #1243
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Great pictures
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:49 PM   #1244
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I visit several Versys forums but to me this is the best place. You do not have all those caterories to post into. Just write about what you want and someone will read it and reply. I think forums get carried away with breaking everything down in to smaller caterories. Maybe thie thread will keep going for a long time.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:39 AM   #1245
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Just looking for some honest feedback please...

How "dirt worthy" is the Versys?

I see pics on seconday roads, and some gravel roads....but I have yet to see any knobby equipped Versys on dirt or muddy roads, or stream crossings. Are these conditions out of it's realm?

I know my use will be 90% sreet, 10% dirt, but that dirt could be muddy trails. Should I be looking at a KLR, or will the Versys work for me?
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