I was worried when I bought mine in Jan. with 13k on it. This makes me feel better.49,000
How many miles can you put on a V before it starts getting flakey? How many miles is "a lot?"
Yep, also gotta keep an eye on the blinker fluid and muffler bearings, perhaps even change those to tapered ones.Time in this forum will tell.
I'd think the bike would be getting ratty after 70-80k there's more to an engine than just compression, and portions of the bike as a system that don't benefit by frequent oil changes.
And you gotta be careful not to let the magic smoke out of the CDI box.Yep, also gotta keep an eye on the blinker fluid and muffler bearings, perhaps even change those to tapered ones.
I expect to easily get to 100k with proper maintenance.
Check on the British Versys forum to read about high-mileage Versyseseses.
I think that depends on how many years it takes to put the miles on. If it takes 20 years then I agree. If you put them on in four years, a different story.Time in this forum will tell.
I'd think bulk of Versys will be getting "ratty" after 70-80k there's more to an engine than just compression, and portions of the bike that don't come in contact with engine oil and that don't benefit by frequent engine oil changes. For example brake seals, fork seals, brake lines, Bearings wheel and swing arm, electrical insulation, fuel pump mechanical, radiator fan, cooling system and hoses, throttle bodies and control systems, instrumentation, control switches, grips, cables, seat stuffing and vinyl , rust, oxidation. Generally a bunch of stuff that takes a motivated DIY enthusiast to maintain in a like new condition.
In Canada a Flakey is a pre packaged puff pastry square "snack cake" by Vachon Bakery Inc. I don't think the Versys will turn into one as it doesn't have a high enough sugar content. :funnypost:What the hell is flakey?