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Offline anderson

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Anderson checking in
« on: May 10, 2020, 07:43 PM »
Hello fellow bikers.

I am Anderson, all the way from sunny Cornwall, and I currently don't ride a Planeta Sport 1976 which is languishing in the cow shed with various issues. This lockdown has given me time to contemplate and I've decided it's time for a new bike and I've picked the Versys 650. So until I can go out and peruse what is on offer I am taking the time to lurk this forum and research. I started riding on a 1984 CG125, progressed to a 400cc Superdream, then onto a 1986 VFR 750 which was a peach of a bike, just very heavy with crap brakes.

I have a goal to complete the RBLR1000 in 2021 on a Versys so let's see how that goes!  :123A: :biker1:

Thank you to everyone here who has posted and in doing so created a fantastic collection of Versys knowledge. I have had every question answered so far by just using the search bar. Mint.

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Offline jonnster71

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Re: Anderson checking in
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 07:47 PM »
Welcome full pasty, glad you're enjoying the forum.

Offline whiskydave

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Re: Anderson checking in
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 07:55 PM »
Welcome from the Great North-East of England. 🙂

Offline Oldplodder

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Re: Anderson checking in
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 09:39 AM »
Hi and welcome from Locked-down Wales

Dave T
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Offline Shandy

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Re: Anderson checking in
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 10:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by Oldplodder [+]
Hi and welcome from Locked-down Wales

Dave T

Welcome From the Garden of England

Good job using the search function already, great stuff!

This is a great forum, plenty of banter with some knowledge thrown in too!

Stick around and let us know what you eventually get around to buying.

ps bike shops are still allowed to trade, they just have to deliver bike to you, rather than you going to have a look, so don't be completely put off and it's worth having a look now as dealers would likely bike your arm off for the trade at this time!

Versys is a great little bike, you won't be disappointed, happy hunting!
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Offline Kawaboy

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Re: Anderson checking in
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 11:27 AM »
Welcome  :031:
I wish I owned a cow shed.

I want to retire, no longer required,
I want to get by without the man on my back.

Offline 100milesaway

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Re: Anderson checking in
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 11:56 AM »
Good morning Anderson, and  :185: to the forum.

Your choice of bike for your next stage of your motorcycling adventures is spot on.

The Versys is a great bike with lots of virtues. It is bomb proof reliable, is comfortable and frugal. And It's plenty fast enough for normal sane folk.

You don't say whether the bike you will buy will be new or used, but the MK1 was good, the MK2 was better, and the MK3 was better still. Whichever model you choose will do the job and will deliver lots of fun and riding enjoyment.

Please keep us informed when your choice has been made.

Cheers  :031:   Geoff.  :002:

 
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Offline anderson

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Re: Anderson checking in
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2020, 04:33 PM »
Hi all,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I appreciate it.

Unfortunately the cow shed is not mine, but it is devoid of cows.

As for which type of Versys? Definitely used. I don't know until I buy it. It doesn't really matter to me as long as the condition/mileage/price are right. Although saying that probably not a Mk1.

I know some dealers are open but I am very wary of buying a bike without seeing it face to face. I've seen some apparently mint, low mileage bikes at dealerships all ready to go but to buy sight unseen? Seems like I'd be asking for trouble.

The Cornish roads are free of caravans and slow moving tourists right now, I am itching to get out there!!




Offline runtothehills

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Re: Anderson checking in
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2020, 10:46 PM »
Welcome Anderson,
and thank you, I hadnt heard of the RBLR1000 but now I have I am tempted, especially the Scottish Leg through Glen Coe. Scotland has some of the best biking roads I have ever riden, stunning fun, loved it. But get yourself some bombproof waterproofs!
The Versys is a great choice for any distance and keeps on making me grin.
I could ride 500 miles, and I could ride 500 more, bad dah pah.

Sometimes it takes a winding road to get your head straight.

Offline Windyhill

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Re: Anderson checking in
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 04:36 AM »
Welcome mate,

I know prices on used bikes in Australia are pretty keen at present due to the virus, I'm sure you should be able to get a cracking deal in your neck of the woods as well.