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Re: New bike decision time - congenial advice graciously accepted
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2019, 09:29:16 AM »
Its good looking in black and white, wait till you get used to it and do a real twisty ride.
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Re: New bike decision time - congenial advice graciously accepted
« Reply #51 on: March 16, 2019, 05:23:38 PM »
Its good looking in black and white, wait till you get used to it and do a real twisty ride.

Stock tires are Bridgestone T31.  I haven't had a Bridgestone tire in 5 years.

How do Bridgestone's perform on the Versys?

What are you running?
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Re: New bike decision time - congenial advice graciously accepted
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2019, 06:05:38 PM »
Love the color scheme! Congratulations!

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Re: New bike decision time - congenial advice graciously accepted
« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2019, 09:20:06 AM »
Its good looking in black and white, wait till you get used to it and do a real twisty ride.

Stock tires are Bridgestone T31.  I haven't had a Bridgestone tire in 5 years.

How do Bridgestone's perform on the Versys?

What are you running?
Still on the stock T31's(still running the plugged one on the rear and will until it gives me a problem)

In truth , They are not bad at all, I may buy them again if I get a good deal on them at my tire guy.I'll have to see what kind of wear  I get out of them,but seem to warm fast, good in the rain (the traction control helps there too) and grip when leaned. First Bridgestones I have owned in 15 years.
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Re: New bike decision time - congenial advice graciously accepted
« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2019, 10:00:23 AM »
Congrats Frank.  Nice color.  Sharp looking bike.

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Re: New bike decision time - congenial advice graciously accepted
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2019, 11:36:59 AM »
Congratulations!  That bike looks ready for many happy miles and years.  Those bags look like the ones from the Ninja 1000.  Glad to know they can hold a few wine bottles. 

Question:  "Major miss: No TPS.  O well, I can add them on my Garmin"  TPS for Tire Pressure monitoring System?  Because the first thing that came to my mind was Temporary Protected Status (a federal immigration program), and that just doesn't make sense for a motorcycle no matter how much I'm tempted to personify my own bike.   ;)
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Re: New bike decision time - congenial advice graciously accepted
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2019, 11:51:03 AM »
Congrats on the new bike. I was in the same boat when I bought the Super Tenny. It was down to the Versys 1000LT or Vstrom, I wound up getting the Super Tenny because it was a better deal. Now of course I miss the 4 cylinder wail and I'm thinking of saying screw it and buying another 1200 or 1250 Bandit.

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Re: New bike decision time - congenial advice graciously accepted
« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2019, 06:49:57 PM »
The Tenere just didn't do anything for me even though it was right in so many ways. 

TPS tire pressure sensor   With all the electronics on the Versys, at least make it an optional dealer installed accessory.  One of those things you never miss until have it.  Never needed it on the Connie, but always had it up on the screen
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