Versys 1000 Forum

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Title: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
Post by: USN420 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. 
Title: Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
Post by: TYKE 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:
Title: Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
Post by: TallyRex on January 14, 2018, 12:17:20 PM
Welcome   :152:
Title: Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
Post by: Sonny on January 14, 2018, 12:54:37 PM
Welcome. It's a good time of year for rebate shopping.  :031:
Title: Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
Post by: 100milesaway 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.
Title: Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
Post by: jackthebiker 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:
Title: Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
Post by: USN420 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.
Title: Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
Post by: rudderpedals 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.  :)
Title: Re: Longtime Lurker - First Post - Want Versys 1000!
Post by: Sonny 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: