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What does everyone think of this engines reliablity?could it go 100,000 miles using synthitic oil.I have 10,000 on mine now with no problems at all.
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i just hit 25000 miles mine is good and i beat the hell out of it.
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How about 1,000,000 with Amsoil synthetic? Maybe Rotella, or should I stick with dino?

(HAHAHHAHHAH!!!! Not turning this into an oil thread, just wanted to have some fun.)

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How about 1,000,000 with Amsoil synthetic?
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I don't think about this engines reliability, I don't worry if it will go 100,00 miles, frankly I just don't care nor worry about it. Same with my cars, trucks and every vehicle I have ever owned. I maintain it as needed, I start and ride it every day and if it breaks I will fix it.
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+1....if it breaks, I fix it. Nothing lasts forever.

I beat my V pretty good. I have to to run with the sportbike crowd I typically ride with.

The nice thing about the Versys is it shares an engine with a couple of other bikes. A junk yard or used model donar bike would be easy to find. I replaced the engine in my GSX-R600 when the transmission started going south. I bought a used engine for $400. Couldn't have fixed it for that.
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A junk yard or used model donar bike would be easy to find.
Amen to that.
Apart from the fact that I think the Versys will be just fine up to and beyond 100,000 miles, you should have no problem finding a donor engine should you need one.
Many more bikes find their untimely demise by a crash that damages the frame beyond economical repair, rather than any engine failure.
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RobC of the UK Versys forum recently decided to trade in his 60000 mile (97260 Kms) Versys after suffering from electrical problems... He had previously logged 86000 miles (139400 Kms) on an ER5 in 4 years.
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He had previously logged 86000 miles (139400 Kms) on an ER5 in 4 years.
Thats a lot of track time! 59 miles per day.
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Time to trade it in. I hear they blow up at 10001...

Kobi is over 100,000 km on his. No problems. I think Rob's problems are from leaving the bike parked outside in the nice English winter (i.e 360 days/year ), because he is not the only one with electrical issues, and they all have in common parking outside and commuting in the crappy English weather year 'round.

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Well, mine should run till Jesus returns then, since I park mine in the heated and cooled comfort of my house.
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