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    Just gone past 21,000 miles on mine now, the bike's first birthday is tomorrow.

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    That's some serious biking mileage. Good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcvtr View Post
    That's some serious biking mileage. Good work!

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    The bike did most of the work, I just hung on for grim death and changed the oil a few times.

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    Mine is coming up for 40,000 miles now. I'm on my second set of spark plugs and air filter, a few oil and filter changes and some shims has been all the engine has needed so far.

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    Fantastic spot lights!

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    40,000 miles! Good going, that man 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcvtr View Post
    40,000 miles! Good going, that man 😊
    I have my first bodywork damage though. Pigeon decided to fly at waist height 'across' the M11 as I was doing 90 along it a few days ago. Thought I'd got away with no damage but there is a crack in the bit of fairing that holds the left indicator.

    I've got a black bike, but had to use blue duct tape as a repair. I understand that this is seen as sloppy mechanics, using a non matching colour.

    2015 Versys 1000- 40,000 miles, 10 shims, 4 rear tyres, 5 front tyres, 5 oil changes, 1 set of plugs, 1 air filter, 4 fork seals, 1 chain and sprocket set, 4 screens, I pair of front brake pads, 3 washes and counting.

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    bloody hell, huge foglights, or driving lights, err i think
    I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark2jag View Post
    bloody hell, huge foglights, or driving lights, err i think
    I've got the same lights on mine. They light up country lanes a treat.

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    Great bike ... enjoy

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    Tours, training or custom made earplugs ... it's all here.

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    I'm waiting on mine being delivered from sunny Bournemouth to not so sunny Northern Ireland this Monday. Looking forward to getting a few miles done..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mullabrack View Post
    I'm waiting on mine being delivered from sunny Bournemouth to not so sunny Northern Ireland this Monday. Looking forward to getting a few miles done..
    I think you're gonna like it.

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    Had 2 now, a Mk1 and now a Mk 2 , probably 40,000 miles between them and not a thing gone wrong with them , wouldn't go back to other makes I won't mention. A great bike that is great for all day riding.

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    Yes. I probably will like it if collectmybike.com would stop moving the goalposts and get it here! Apparently his van "blew up" today so that's yet another date buggered!! Worth the wait hopefully ��

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    57,000 miles on clock now. First MOT due in February I think.

    2015 Versys 1000- 57,000 miles, 10 shims, 5 rear tyres, 6 front tyres, 6 oil changes, 1 set of plugs, 1 air filter, 6 fork seals, 1 set of headrace bearings, 1 chain and sprocket set, 4 screens, 3 pairs of front brake pads, 2 pair of rear pads (old ones wouldn't' wear out) 6 washes and counting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yen_powell View Post
    57,000 miles on clock now. First MOT due in February I think.

    2015 Versys 1000- 57,000 miles, 10 shims, 5 rear tyres, 6 front tyres, 6 oil changes, 1 set of plugs, 1 air filter, 6 fork seals, 1 set of headrace bearings, 1 chain and sprocket set, 4 screens, 3 pairs of front brake pads, 2 pair of rear pads (old ones wouldn't' wear out) 6 washes and counting.
    Wow , you are getting your money's worth out of that . My 2011 GS had similar mileage when I got rid of it 2 years ago.
    Never heard of anyone wearing out more fronts than rears , did you have a puncture ? Also I notice on this update you've bought yet another screen. What's the problem there ?
    As the great philosopher Keating once wrote " Life is a rollercoaster, you just gotta ride it!" ------Amen

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