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Old 09-04-2008, 01:09 PM   #1471
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If the rumor is correct "Green" it will be. Black is neat but I would rather be seen.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:43 PM   #1472
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I really like the red . Sorry it won't be a choice!
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:11 PM   #1473
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I am sure you could trade/buy '09 Black or Green for an '08 Red.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:25 AM   #1474
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Yes! I pick mine up today
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:10 AM   #1475
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Congrats upweekis! Get ready to
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:41 AM   #1476
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sidebags?

OK, I'm cheap. Can you use soft saddlebags on the V without a rack?
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:52 AM   #1477
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OK, I'm cheap. Can you use soft saddlebags on the V without a rack?




I strapped a backpack to the back seat by running the straps under the fender. Then I ran a camstrap over the backpack and through the grabhandles. I had a small strap to pull the tops of the drybags together as well.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:59 AM   #1478
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Yes. I have been using a pair of Nelson Rigg (cl850 I think) and they are structured enough that they work pretty well with no rack.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:07 AM   #1479
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OK, I'm cheap. Can you use soft saddlebags on the V without a rack?
Check previous page, I used Tecknic sidebags, they were given to me free, hence gooooooood bags There are plenty of places to strap the bags, no support is needed.

Having said that, for my next year I will get myself a set of hard bags. With soft saddlebags I am always cautious where I leave the bike, for how long, and what I have in them. With hard bags I can relax a bit more, plus I can fit one more helmet, my V46 top box is not big enough for 2 Shark helmets.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:43 AM   #1480
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HEY!
I PICKED THE V UP ABOUT NOON -- IN A DRIZZLE. FIRED THAT RASCAL UP AND RODE ABOUT 60 MILES. HATED TO QUIT!! Stopped a couple times to adjust stuff and admire it. Noticed a gas smell a couple times, but that seems to have gone away. Maybe tank venting?
What a sweet ride.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:51 PM   #1481
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Yes! I pick mine up today
Where are you located?
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:53 PM   #1482
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HEY!
I PICKED THE V UP ABOUT NOON -- IN A DRIZZLE. FIRED THAT RASCAL UP AND RODE ABOUT 60 MILES. HATED TO QUIT!! Stopped a couple times to adjust stuff and admire it. Noticed a gas smell a couple times, but that seems to have gone away. Maybe tank venting?
What a sweet ride.
Congratulations!

Did you fill the Versys up and spill gasoline while doing so?
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:10 PM   #1483
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Southern Indiana. No, the dealer filled it. I looked both times, and couldn't see any gas, so I assume? It was just something about it being new. However, I have a nose like a bloodhound, so it may be normal.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:17 AM   #1484
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I believe the gascap wasn't properly closed.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:12 PM   #1485
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Yes. I have been using a pair of Nelson Rigg (cl850 I think) and they are structured enough that they work pretty well with no rack.
Can you post a picture with them attached to your Versys? I'm looking to add them to mine. I had a pair on my Boulevard M50 and they worked great but sold them with the bike.......
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