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Any owners with more than 100K on the odometer

Would like to know of mechanical/physical issues if any from Versys owners with more than 100,000 on the odometer.
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DataWiz-I think this forum started in 08, that would be 50K miles per year. Guess the answer is no. Gary has like forty thousand miles thru South America, does that count double?

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Well . . . my '10 is 4 weeks old and already has just over 1000 miles on it so check back with me in about 8 years and I'll let you know if it still runs.
It seems to run better the more I ride it so I'll try to do more miles especially during the warranty period to weed out any problems. Since Kawasaki made
some changes on the '10 I am hoping nothing major goes wrong and that any problems the older models had were solved with the '10.
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DataWiz-I think this forum started in 08, that would be 50K miles per year. Guess the answer is no. Gary has like forty thousand miles thru South America, doe that count double?
I BELIEVE the Europeans had it before Canada got the "V", in 2007.

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There's a guy on the versys.co.uk forum (Rob C I think) who has done around 60,000 miles and reports no serious or significant problems. that mielage is a mix of commuting and toruing

however I don't think there are enough high mileage bikes around to draw any reliable conclusions yet
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Im on 23000kms if that helps? lol
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Heck I only have 68K on my 8 1/2 year old Goldwing, something called work sure does get in the way. With three bikes in the garage right now I'll probably never see 100K on the Versys.
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I don't believe anyone has hit 100k yet, or at least hey havent fessed up to it...
that aside though, i'm expecting the bike will do awesome all the way there...
there are reports off over 100k KLRs, which uses a different engine, but made by the same folks right..
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Actually, I have 92k on my 03 KLR and plan on using it a lot this summer. Doing the Continental Divide Ride in July, 2800 miles of 90% no pavement. That shows a lot of confidence in that bike. I know I'll hit well over 100k on the Versys.

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We'll I'm at 17.5:. 0.5 by the first owner in 08, 16.9 by me last year. 0.1K this year. But after I take my GMAT June 8th I will put some miles on. June: MN2010 will be at least 2K miles. July: Angle Inlet -> Key West & Back 5K. World Record BBG in September, 1.5K. Harvest Rally in October 0.6K + regular rides should put me up to 11-12K for the year.

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FWIW

The thread starter datawiz2012. I believe, lives in Canada.

100,000KM he is asking. 62,000Miles
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I have a very similar question to the original poster.

Longevity in a bike is very important to me. Not because I put on a lot of miles/kms in a year, but because I'm hoping to own it for a very long time. Import tax here is just too expensive for me to replace it every 5-10 years. To that end, how many people are over the 100,000km (62,000 miles) mark? What major repair work have you had done to the bike in that time?

The reason I'm so curious is that some V-Strom 650 owners have over 100,000kms (200,000kms in some cases) without the need for much maintenance on the engine.

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Since the versys is using a detuned ninja 650cc engine maybe from at least the engine perspective it would good to know how many miles/kms ninja riders have achieved since they have been using this engine longer.
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Since the versys is using a detuned ninja 650cc engine maybe from at least the engine perspective it would good to know how many miles/kms ninja riders have achieved since they have been using this engine longer.
I wouldn't consider the Versys engine detuned. I has a lot more punch than the Ninja 650R. More streetable engine IMO. There are two guys on the Ninjs forum I still visit that have 70,000 and 80,000 miles on their 1st gen bikes. The only issue one had was fuel pump went out.

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I've got just about 56k miles or 90k kilometers on my '08. Still runs strong, as I just finished a 3 day ride of just about 90% twisties around central Mexico. I think Gary, (DBD34), has around 60k miles on his '08.

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Hmm . . .

Does 64K miles count?

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In France, one member of Kawette (Senseye) forum is about to reach 90,000km with its Versys.
In Spain, I guess Thy has reached 130,000km. I'll ask one of my friend who knows him.

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It's good to know some bikes are that high, but not many. I guess this isn't really a bike people take long distances.
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I have 40k on my 08 no problems but do go through tires every 6k to 8k. I have 180k on my bmw and was hopeing to get at least 100k out of the V.
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I've got just about 56k miles or 90k kilometers on my '08. Still runs strong, as I just finished a 3 day ride of just about 90% twisties around central Mexico. I think Gary, (DBD34), has around 60k miles on his '08.
I thought Gary (DBD34) wasn't riding his Versys anymore. Last I read he had to store his versys due to mechanical problems?
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