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Most likely electrical failure for 2015 Versys 650?

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Seeing a lot of posts about stators and regulators.... just trying to get a handle on what electrical component is most likely to fail on a 2015, if any? And what the is the age and/or mileage where failure becomes likely? And is it a significant enough issue to warrant replacing any parts prior to failure?

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Update to a series regulator ASAP

See Polaris 4012941 at https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...4012941-a.html


Note: I updated to the Polaris 4012941 BEFORE riding the first KMs on my new 2015 Versys 650.

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I had my battery die on me I think 2 years ago, when I was 300km from home..... not fun.
But jumped started and made it home, changed the battery and that's it.

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I sold my 15' Versys late last year with 15K+ on it and had no problems with it (it had 700 miles on it when I bought it). Riding needs changed and so did the bike.
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Battery every two years or so, depending on your ride and Sator after or about 5 years - my 2cts thoughts.
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Replacing the regulator is a cheap insurance move if you plan to keep the bike for many years and miles. If you switch between bikes frequently dont worry about it. Other than that things are very reliable.

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Technically, light bulbs... lol
Ignition key tumbler can jam a bit if often exposed to water.

Next is battery as usual (4-5 years).
I've had a stator fail on a ninja 650 (100 000 km), but not the regulator. And my V650 is already at that mileage and no issue. A bad battery can prematurely fail your stator and that was the root cause for me.

This forum has seen an issue with the vehicle down sensor (VDS for friends).
That's about it, I think.
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Battery every two years or so, depending on your ride and Sator after or about 5 years - my 2cts thoughts.
Same here. Batteries die like in any other bike, so whatever, but the stator is a known failure point due to the regulator being primitive. Mine died after 5 years and 60 000 kms. Replacing it isn't that much of a big deal, as long as yours doesn't die while you're out somewhere.

Apart from one battery and one stator, only failures I had were lightbulbs. Bike is 2015 and a bit over 60 000 kms.

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There are many here who report high mileage with no stator failure and there are equally as many reporting failures. Mine quit and it meant a long wait for a friend with a truck to get back to my garage. And I considered myself lucky- it could have happened far away.

If I were to buy another V I would definitely install a Polaris regulator. It's not worth the 'what if' worry many miles from home.

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