Versys owners checkin

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by pilot, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. mdaniels

    mdaniels Been here awhile

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    My insurance company, Allstate, already considers it a sport bike and my rates reflect that. :( But I did shop around when I first bought it and it was still cheaper than all the other places I tried.
  2. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    I have Progressive and they ask me what a Versys is and I told them it was a dual sport and they put it on the policy as a dual sport. Insurance companies do not have a clue about what most of these bikes are. Most likey if they do not have an R before or after the name you can get good rates. Just talk to the agent and tell them that it is not a hard core sportbike. Let them look at it ,to them if it does not look like a crotch rocket then it is not a sportbike.
  3. angrymutt

    angrymutt Been here awhile

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    Any of you guys get the extended warranty? Think it's woth it? My dealer offered me 36 months for $525.
  4. gasolinebandit

    gasolinebandit lurker

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    Check, Versys owner from Kalispell, Mt.

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  5. onefastrph

    onefastrph Shut up and ride.

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    Extended warranties are never worth it...just more income for the dealer. :deal
  6. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    I am not saying yes or no but, what would cost you $525 if it breaks?
    - engine (detonated)
    - head (cracked)
    - transmission (pieces)
    - case (cracked)
    - wheel (broken)
    - wiring (burnt)

    Except the wiring, most of these would be proven to be your fault.

    Use the $525 to spend it on farkles?
    Use the $525 for a motorcycle trip?
    Use the $525 to make your wife happy?
  7. Lukejt

    Lukejt Adventurer

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    x2!

    When I was 21 and bought a waverunner I bought the warranty, the only problem I ever had they refused to cover it. I'm VERY handy and can fix anything myself. I'll never pony up for an extended warranty again.
  8. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Tony bought a new Gixxer with the extended warranty. The thermostat stuck they would not fix it. Said it was a normal wear item. Less then a year old. The clutch hub broke on it after the extended warranty kicked in again a wear item. Everything on it is a wear item. The Japs build good bikes but their warranties suck.
  9. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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  10. Stillupright

    Stillupright Make my day

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    That was a nice little ride video William. Bikes should have the lawful option of crossing double yellows when slow traffic is blocking an otherwise safe passing zone, but I imagine the "man" would disagree:ddog. You sure have some nice bike roads in your area
  11. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    The DOT has double yellowed just about every road in the mountains. We have starights that are a half mile long and it is against the law to pass. It more or less forces people to break the law. The local sheriffs office are not bad about writing tickets for passing on the yellow because they know it is bullshit ,but the GSP are bastards.
  12. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    +1, at least in Canada the insurance companies have every bike catalogued.
    Nevertheless, when I insured my Versys in 2007, because the bike was a brand new model, the insurance slip is showing that I have a KLR 650(instead of KLE 650) with Versys' VIN :D .... I don't mind a bit, since the price is ridiculously low compared to other bikes :clap So, my bike is a pure breed dual sport...:evil
  13. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    And here I was thinking it was only the nanny state of Oregon that did that. :eek1

    Even the Forest Service has started doing that. Forest roads used to be posted "passing zones not marked, pass with care" and everything was dashed yellow lines. Now they went the other way and there are no legal passing zones for miles and miles... :baldy


    Gustavo
  14. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    The DOT here claims that there are so many bicyclist on the roads that they need to keep the speeds down for safety. All I see it as is more tax money for the state.
  15. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    "more tax money" maybe! It cost most departments approximately $200 to process a citation and most citations are approximately $25. "job security" yes!
  16. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    You get any kind of traffic ticket in Ga. and you will be looking at 200.00. Sometimes you will get out for a little less but most of the time they will try and get the max. :cry
  17. SATEX

    SATEX Long timer

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    Not worth it imo. The main problem is that you have to get repairs done at authorized Kawi dealers, which in my area means I would be relying on some of the worst mc mechanics out there.
  18. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    You forgot a 0. Obviously, you don't live in OR. The minimum fine for not changing your blinker fluid on time is $200. It only goes up from there. :eek1

    It's for the children. :evil

    Gustavo
  19. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Your dealers screwing you. Direct from Kawasaki 36mo. is $517.00 My dealer sells 36mo. for $399.00. But I still haven't bought it. bete..
  20. DownRiver

    DownRiver n00b

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    Just purchased 2008 Versys and love it. As much fun and a lot cheaper than the R 1200 GS that was my last ride. Downside of the purchase, Progressive Ins charges the same rate as the Beemer that cost twice as much!!!
    Reason according to Progressive, Kawasaki list the Versys as a Sportbike!!! The Beamer GS gets a Streetbike rating for either the 650GS or 1200GS.