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Offline USN420

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Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:15:43 AM »
Have been a longtime lurker on this forum and greatly appreciate all I have learned here. 

In May of 2017 I returned to riding after a 25-year break to help raise some children.  I purchased a lightly used 2007 Honda Sabre 1100 and put just over 5K miles on it the past 6-months.  I have had a lot of fun being back on a bike, but the Sabre is my first cruiser style bike and although nice, reliable, and comfortable, it does not "peg my fun meter" very well. 

I am currently shopping for the right deal on a Versys 1000 and hope to be a new owner soon...  Provided we can get these abnormally cold  winter temperatures to leave us alone.  Haven't been able to ride at all in about a month now. 
No...  User name is not a reference to weed!  USN420 = US Navy 4 20-years

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Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 09:05:00 AM »
Welcome USN420, you already know what a great forum this is and how helpful and informative it can be.    :028:   

All you need now is a Versys of your own....I'm sure it won't be long until you find the right one.....are you planning on a used or new one  :question:
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Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 12:17:20 PM »
Welcome   :152:

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Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 12:54:37 PM »
Welcome. It's a good time of year for rebate shopping.  :031:
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Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 05:03:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum. And I wish you happy hunting. The big V is a great bike,and I am sure that you would be very happy  together.
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Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 09:10:34 PM »
Welcome, I am about 500 miles north of you in north central Wisconsin and waiting for spring!!! Bought my 2016 Versys 1000LT new  last April on ebay from a Utah Kawasaki Dealer. No reserve so I got it for $8100 as the high bidder. Now to the point, had a 2015 Indian Chieftain at the time and after a while sold the Indian as it never got ridden, always on the Versys. The Versys is a great bike and I have almost 15,000 miles on it and it has been completely trouble free. Added 1" handlebar risers, Puig Touring Screen, Grip Puppies, and a GIVI 47 liter trunk. Corbin saddle coming next week. Put on a KAOKO throttle lock this week, but of course I haven't tried it out. Love ridding along the Mississippi in Illinois.  :152:
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Offline USN420

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Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 10:21:17 PM »
Thanks All for the warm welcome. 

TYKE:  New or Used?...  Not too particular.  If the right low mileage used bike comes along with some of the accessories I will definitely need already installed, that will factor into the deal.  Otherwise it will be new. 

jackthe biker:  If you ever get this far south in Illinois, please feel free to let me know.  There are a couple of decent roads down here due to the hills.
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Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 12:37:18 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  Like you I was a lurker for a long time.   I'm waiting for my new 2016 Versys 1000 LT to arrive next week.  The deals are out there.  Good luck with the hunt.  :)

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Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 04:23:06 AM »
Congratulations, Rudder. Post us a pic as soon as the first giddy blast of riding is done!  :152:
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