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Offline tunstallhill

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new member - first proper bike
« on: May 23, 2020, 12:42 PM »
just bought a Versys 650 (2010)

had my licence for a few years but only messed around on my old XT250, now decided to save up and buy a proper road bike and looking forward to doing some trips away with my old man, camping and touring around.

Offline Oldplodder

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Re: new member - first proper bike
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 02:22 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

You have chosen a very versatile bike which will do everything you need to on a bike.

Dave T
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Offline Shandy

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Re: new member - first proper bike
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 02:22 PM »
 :185:

Great sounding bike, glad you like the V. She's a great all rounder with real world speed and an eagerness to please!

You'll thoroughly enjoy touring with her.  The National Versys Meet for this year has been postponed until September at the moment, and we're due to go to Northern Ireland (There's some weirdo up there organizing things  :whistle:) so great opportunity to join some like minded fellows from this forum and find out what your new bike is all about when touring!

we need pictures though, so load some (preferably of your bike) when you can and show off your beauty to the rest of us!

Take care and look forward to reading how you get on  :152:
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Re: new member - first proper bike
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 04:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by tunstallhill [+]
just bought a Versys 650 (2010)

had my licence for a few years but only messed around on my old XT250, now decided to save up and buy a proper road bike and looking forward to doing some trips away with my old man, camping and touring around.
Are you from Tunstallhill? I have a friend just down the road from you!

Offline whiskydave

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Re: new member - first proper bike
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 08:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by kevin..in [+]
I have a friend just down the road from you!
You've got a friend.  :5:

Hope he hasn't extra lights fitted to his bike.  :008: :008: :008:

Offline runtothehills

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Re: new member - first proper bike
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 11:24 PM »
:scooter:WELCOMEGreat choice, all versys are bags of fun and you got the one without the extra vibes.
Enjoy the roads of the north east, you have some stunners on your doorstep....
Ahem..... :whistle:
Well it winds from Darlington
Down to Penrith
Get your kicks
On the A66.
Sometimes it takes a winding road to get your head straight.

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Re: new member - first proper bike
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 10:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by whiskydave [+]
You've got a friend.  :5:

Hope he hasn't extra lights fitted to his bike.  :008: :008: :008:
I'd never be friends with anyone like that!

Offline NIVersysOwner

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Re: new member - first proper bike
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2020, 10:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
You'll thoroughly enjoy touring with her.  The National Versys Meet for this year has been postponed until September at the moment, and we're due to go to Northern Ireland (There's some weirdo up there organizing things  :whistle:) so great opportunity to join some like minded fellows from this forum and find out what your new bike is all about when touring!

I heard that!!! :013:
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Offline whiskydave

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Re: new member - first proper bike
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2020, 09:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by NIVersysOwner [+]
I heard that!!! :013:
...and so you should. You're the only person to offer to organise a V trip and fail. No doubt there will be some feeble excuse.  :whistle:.... :008: :008: :008:

Maybe next year.   :015:

Offline Stewie

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Re: new member - first proper bike
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2020, 10:50 AM »
He is just giving the normally well organised and efficient Irish a bad name!!