Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
The issues with the Vee are well known and written about hear. Basically almost all Vees have 2 issues.
1) The fuel mapping is lean and the Vee runs crappy off idle to around 3000 rpm. This is fixed with a power commander or a remap of the ECU by a dealer. I did this (re map) and mine runs correct now and uses around 36 mpg combined mileage.
2) The clutch is noisy on the Vee under certain conditions. There are fixes. I have not bothered with it. So far, I have not heard of any clutch failures.
My bike has 60,000 miles and runs great. Burns a qt of good oil every 5,000 miles. I have replaced the fuel filter once myself, which was an expensive part...but there are cheaper ways to do this, I elected to use OEM parts. The bike also barfed a water pump seal and clutch slave cylinder seal, both cheap and both owner fixable.
The wee is also a great bike and from what I hear does not have niether the clutch nor mapping issue. But, there is no way to make a wee run like a Vee if horsepower means anything to you. And on a bike like this, I must admit HP is low on my list....but it is still on my list.
Last edited by Scott E. Bonds; 10-27-2011 at 12:42 PM.