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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Assuming no nuclear holocaust or solar flare that will fry the bike's electronics in 15-20 years time, what would be needed to keep the V running ?

In that time, the V will be selling for peanuts and we might even run out of fossil fuel but still if it can run, I would like to keep it alive. Who knows, futuristic Mad Max scenario might even justify one.

Few things that needs stocking will be :
- Fuel pump
- Water/coolant pump / Thermostat
- Timing Chain
- Gasket set
- Oil pump
- Stator
- Ignition coil
- ECU (is it interchangable between bikes ?)
- Fork seals
- Clutch packs
- Throttle & Clutch cables
- Brake seals (Reservoir / pistons)
- Spare wheels
- etc
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Assuming no nuclear holocaust or solar flare that will fry the bike's electronics in 15-20 years time, what would be needed to keep the V running ?

In that time, the V will be selling for peanuts and we might even run out of fossil fuel but still if it can run, I would like to keep it alive. Who knows, futuristic Mad Max scenario might even justify one.

Few things that needs stocking will be :
- Fuel pump
- Water/coolant pump / Thermostat
- Timing Chain
- Gasket set
- Oil pump
- Stator
- Ignition coil
- ECU (is it interchangable between bikes ?)
- Fork seals
- Clutch packs
- Throttle & Clutch cables
- Brake seals (Reservoir / pistons)
- Spare wheels
- etc
Thanks for the head up but not sure weather I will be around in 20yrs time.

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Assuming no nuclear holocaust or solar flare that will fry the bike's electronics in 15-20 years time, what would be needed to keep the V running ?
Gas.
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I guess it all depends on how many miles you ride it a year. You might be able to go 100,000 miles wihout changing any hard parts. That's 5,000 miles a year.

If you are really concerned then you should go pick up a bike from a simpler time. Air cooled, gravity fed, little electronics, etc.

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Yeah I guess I'm a low mileage rider. About 5000 miles a year should be target.

Very true on non EFI engines. They seem to last forever and no fear of EMF Induced faults.

Hope gasoline won't cost 50 a liter by then
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Funny! I'm wondering the same thing!

I hate shelling out big bucks to pay ridiculous prices for replacement (especially electronic) parts. I currently have a KLR650, and am leaning towards switching back to a Versys. I read a post that the Throttle position sensor IS NOT a (separate) replaceable sensor. So, to correct a failure (assuming you cannot source a used one) the cost is over $400 USD to replace the entire throttle body, which includes the sensor. Not acceptable! Not to mention the other quirky electronics and sensors that could go wrong.

I am searching, and ran across this post, to learn if the 650 Ninja or the ER6n electronics are interchangeable. That would be sweet, especially considering that the Versys sales are considerably much lower (less used parts availability) than the 650 ninja (a ton of these in circulation).

Anyone have any knowledge or experience with interchangeability amongst other models?

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Thanks for the head up but not sure weather I will be around in 20yrs time.

Where will you be then as your not that old
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