Originally Posted by Jtw000
After that I tried to fit a power commander. Now on early bikes you have no choice, they simply will not run without it, later ones with 02 sensor you can't. Suddenly the bike stalled, died and never ran again. It intermittently showed fault codes for a failed temperature sensor and three other sensors as well as suddenly was not able to read the chip in the key. ...
If you take the time to read this guys posts on the Pegaso forum you'll find that he was actually quite happy with the bike. His problems really started after his attempts to work on the bike.
Its not a perfect bike. Mine has 72,000km. I've just replaced the fuel pump with one from a BMW F650 - $50 second hand. It does need a Power Commander, but that solved 98% of the surging issues. My bike has left me stranded three times. One flat tyre, once the solder failed in the ignition switch, and once the clutch cable broke. One of those issues can be attributed to the bike, the others are consumables.
Its not perfect. There are some lousy electrical connections, e.g. in the belly pan, just like in the Tenere. Fuel pumps do fail. And I think the dash is vulnerable to water.
Would I ride it round the world, may be not - I would prefer the original Funduro for fixability. But I once rode from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and back on a hired Transalp - the Peg would have been a better bike. Two Pegs have just been ridden through the States to the bottom of Patagonia - the only serious problem was that one shock failed.
All bikes have issues. All models have Friday afternoon bikes that cause problems. Perhaps JTW had one of those, perhaps some of the problems were self-inflicted. I've ridden 72,000km largely trouble free in less than four years, doing all my own maintenance. I'm happy and will keep it for a few years yet.
I must admit to being a little frustrated by JTW's one-man crusade against this bike.
Last edited by Frodo; 7 Apr 2011 at 11:13.