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    V4 1100 Factory 4 Reliability ???

    Okay, so I really want one but put off by horror stories of issues with these bikes. Hot starting issues, valves needing adjustment every 2 minutes and heads melting

    So what’s the general consensus ? Internet scare stories or are these things nails ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder35 View Post
    Okay, so I really want one but put off by horror stories of issues with these bikes. Hot starting issues, valves needing adjustment every 2 minutes and heads melting

    So what’s the general consensus ? Internet scare stories or are these things nails ?
    You search hard enough and you'll find horror stories for everything.

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    Yeah that’s the danger, people generally only post up when they have an issue. I’m just trying to gauge owners views on long term ownership of these bikes

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    I've had a 2016, now got 2018 no issues so far

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    16 reg factory from new 5000 miles only thing that has gone wrong is a broken mounting rubber for the throttle pot.
    Would I buy another? hell yeah! but I have one, so don't need too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hs2300 View Post
    16 reg factory from new 5000 miles only thing that has gone wrong is a broken mounting rubber for the throttle pot.
    Would I buy another? hell yeah! but I have one, so don't need too.
    Two words - auto blip
    Stop spending on decorating and swap bike

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    Good to hear no major issues as i just purchased a new Factory v4 today, will register Jan 1, been thinking about taking the plunge all year.

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    If your not in a rush to ride it.... would it not he worth registering on the 1st of March to get next year's plate ?


    Enjoy ya new steed either way...



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