On some issues about engine failure that have come up, the discussion has turn into cost of repair against cost of replace, I know this might not be the case here, careful diagnosis has to be done.
Sad to say it but our beloved bikes are destined to become rare, accessories are scarse so we are left to improvise and adapt, but they are not rare yet.
The very reasons I love this bike, is that is a big bike, looks big, performs like a big bike, has the room for a big rider, has the right sense of style balancing the motorcycle heritage and contemporary design but it IS heavy, not on the road, not even in the twisties. But on the garage and on the parking lot it is a big heavy bike.
Sooooo, a lot of the brave ones that bought into the V2K beauty and brawn are getting older (or sometin
and don't feel they are up to the task of taking the beast out for wind and asphalt. that means there are a lot of V2K's out there for sale at reasonable costs and in some cases it is better to buy a bike to use for spare parts.
I know this is e$$$$pensive, but an engine repair also is, it is just a matter of how much you love the beast, your beast.
I have contemplated what I would do if faced with the conundrum, I still don't know, the more mods I do to it the best it feels the harder to part with it, but at the same time I have my eyes out to find the next bike I will have, after I am done with the beast or the beast is done with me, hoping it doesn't happen any time soon.
What I meant by cost of replace was not replace the bike but rather replace the mayor component of the bike you love with a used part, maybe from another whole bike that would give you a lot of replacement parts for the bike you (and I) love.