Thanks for the speedy reply!
Yes... I am definitely going to check the stator output- didn't take long on this forum to have an awareness of the stator as one of the (few) weak spots on the V.
The bike is a few hours away, which is why I was asking ahead of time. I'm coming from a V-Strom as my last bike; don't mind a bit of mechanical work, in fact I enjoy it. Typically I'll drop the oil and also replace brake/fork fluids with a new bike. I don't know as much about the V, except that it seems a great choice for me right now. I was mainly wondering if there was a worst case scenario with the FI light that would indicate serious issues. I don't mind replacing sensors or other similar parts, but I realize also it's an open-ended question to some degree...
The bike runs well, it has 29k miles. It has a sub $2k asking price because of some cosmetic issues that I can easily address. The price is low enough that a few hours drive to check it out is no big deal BUT I'd rather be armed with as much knowledge as possible. Waiting for a few more photos and video from the future PO.
Indirectly related... I've really enjoyed browsing the forum thus far. One thing I enjoyed about the DL was the flexibility as far as modification (or not) was concerned. The V seems similar... there are aspects that can be tweaked etc if I choose, and I've been making a list of projects... if only because I enjoy the garage time.
I'll keep a running log on the progress... of whatever bike I end up with!
Here to learn.