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Offline russellfaulk

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High Mileage Purchase
on: January 21, 2021, 12:43:38 PM
Hello all- I'm currrently looking for a Versys 1000 and there is one for sale with 63,000 miles on it.  The price is right, but I'm obviously concerned about the miles.  From the ad description and pictures it seems to have been well cared for, but of course I'll do a thorough inspection in person.  What do you all think?  Too many miles?

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Re: High Mileage Purchase
Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 01:15:09 PM
What is the year of the bike you are considering ?
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Re: High Mileage Purchase
Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 01:18:35 PM
It's a 2015

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Re: High Mileage Purchase
Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 02:09:11 PM
I have a 2015 Mk2 and it has now done a total of 61,546 miles without any problems   :7:
Just run in  :028:

If it has full service history - I would not worry about it  :152:
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Re: High Mileage Purchase
Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 02:22:31 PM
We're talking about a 1000cc, extremely reliable (same engine as the Z1000 and Z1000SX but downsized in power), made to devour miles.
65k miles, in my humble opinion, isn't at all high for this motorcycle.

Since it is a 2015, it means it made close to 13k miles a year, which means that probably it was used mainly in highways or equivalent.
I'd be more concern if it had the same mileage but with 10 or 15 years on the clock, meaning that it's maintenance was possibly neglected, possible heavy city use and so on.

Try and get the service history, I believe that in a dealership they can connect it to the software and get all the info.

Offline Bayonet

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Re: High Mileage Purchase
Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 03:05:57 PM
If it's in good condition I would go for it.
2015 Versys 1000- 103,000 miles (doesn't use any oil between changes), 1 frayed starter circuit wire, 10 shims (over two checks), 8 rear tyres, 9 front tyres, 12 oil changes, 2 sets of plugs, 2 air filter, 10 fork seals,  1 set of head race bearings, 4 chain and sprocket sets, 4 screens, 5 pairs of front brake pads, 2 pair of rear pads (old ones wouldn't' wear out) 1 parking light bulb, 2 new front wheel bearings (precautionary),11 washes and counting. Also 1 front brake light switch.

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Re: High Mileage Purchase
Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 04:16:10 PM
If the price is right Do It!
Only item I would be concerned about would be cam chain/tensioner.
Cheap item to replace as park of a high mileage valve clearance check.
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Re: High Mileage Purchase
Reply #7 on: January 21, 2021, 05:53:04 PM
I've seen one advertised with 90k miles and one member has done over 100k. It may be due wheel bearings and maybe a fork service possibly steering head bearings but these are all consumables the bike itself is solid.

Mines done 54k and if this year goes to plan it will end the year with 70k on it.

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Re: High Mileage Purchase
Reply #8 on: January 21, 2021, 06:18:04 PM
That mileage for a 2015 model bike isn't  or shouldn't  be anything to  worry about

You don't quote what price the bike is,.......for us guys in the U.K it would be extremely difficult to  make any comments about the bikes value for money

As has been said, check the service history  and make sure a goo quality warranis taken up

Good luck and keep us posted
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Re: High Mileage Purchase
Reply #9 on: January 21, 2021, 06:46:19 PM
*Originally Posted by ThatsMe [+]
We're talking about a 1000cc, extremely reliable (same engine as the Z1000 and Z1000SX but downsized in power), made to devour miles.
65k miles, in my humble opinion, isn't at all high for this motorcycle.

Since it is a 2015, it means it made close to 13k miles a year, which means that probably it was used mainly in highways or equivalent.
I'd be more concern if it had the same mileage but with 10 or 15 years on the clock, meaning that it's maintenance was possibly neglected, possible heavy city use and so on.

Try and get the service history, I believe that in a dealership they can connect it to the software and get all the info.

I totally agree. I would prefer high milage on a young vehicle over low milage on a older vehicle.

 



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