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Old 03-13-2013, 10:08 PM   #16
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+1 on who cares. I have 23,800 miles on my 2007 R6 and maybe like 5 hours on my new to me xr600r all with no accidents, but I'm sure almost all of you guys can ride better than I can. Say a few (several) cuss words and get back up. That's all that matters.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:03 AM   #17
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Unless you had a visitation from the almighty I don't see how you saw that, a KX250 has no odo and no electronics to keep track. Just saying.
You have never heard of an Hour Meter.???..you can put one on any bike.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:24 AM   #18
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You have never heard of an Hour Meter.???..you can put one on any bike.
That's true, but 11,000 hours on a KX250?
11,000 hours would be alot on a CAT diesel, I can't imagine a small 2 stroke lasting that long, If you figured 20mph average that's 220,000 miles it just seems ridiculous.

I've been riding for 38 years, if you're counting how many miles you ride... you're doing it wrong! LOL I don't keep score, but I'm sure there are people who've ridden more miles than me, in less time too!
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:31 AM   #19
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He never mentioned not rebuilding the motor.

I had a 1997 kdx 200 raced it for many years, and rode just about every Sunday for about 7 years.. I don't keep track and don't really care about miles but bullshitting with a few friends when I got rid of the kdx and a few of us estimated that it had over 10,000 miles..
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:34 AM   #20
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Then again maybe he read 1,100 hours.??
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #21
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Then again maybe he read 1,100 hours.??
That I would believe.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #22
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Thanks for the responses. I'm relieved to find that most feel about the same as I do on the matter . Hell, I can barely keep track of miles on one trip. For quite a few years after the advent of digital odo's on bikes I kept loosing track of miles on the 2nd trip meter,with the 1st used between fillups, because I was to stupid to realize that at 999miles it would reset to 0. I cursed myself I don't know how many times for accidently zeroing it out at a gas stop. I could'nt believe I kept doing it untill on one particular trip I just happened to glance at it when it was around 995 miles and watched to see it turn to 1000 and instead it went to 0. I felt like an idiot for about an hour untill I pacified myself by acknowledging the fact that I didn't screw up all those other times.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #23
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Two bikes and no functioning Odometers . My old bikes were dirt so no idea there either. So I'm just going to guesstimate around 1.4 million miles (not really)

These posts usually go something like "Well I've ridden 500,000mi over 20 years, I'm a REAL RIDER, I regularly commute in 20 degree weather, rain, snow or shine. I'm always seeing these asshats who come out when the weather hits 60 degrees to parade around town and I just laugh at how pathetic they are. "

Its chest beating, penis measuring stuff

+1 on who cares... or maybe I just dont have enough miles yet to brag about it...
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:54 PM   #24
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I'm in Arkansas, and maths is hard. I have no idea how many miles I've ridden.

Probably more than some, fewer than most.

I can tell you exactly how many possums I've hit, though... you don't forget a stew like that!
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:13 PM   #25
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:58 AM   #26
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Easy way to track miles for those of you that care. I can state unequivocally that I'm averaging 53 miles per day every day since 2007.

http://www.ncmotorcyclists.com/miles_database.htm
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #27
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Two bikes and no functioning Odometers . My old bikes were dirt so no idea there either. So I'm just going to guesstimate around 1.4 million miles (not really)

These posts usually go something like "Well I've ridden 500,000mi over 20 years, I'm a REAL RIDER, I regularly commute in 20 degree weather, rain, snow or shine. I'm always seeing these asshats who come out when the weather hits 60 degrees to parade around town and I just laugh at how pathetic they are. "

Its chest beating, penis measuring stuff

+1 on who cares... or maybe I just dont have enough miles yet to brag about it...
Your post made me chuckle.

I am a full time, all weather rider as my bike is my only transportation, and riding is my primary recreation, yet I only average 10K to 12K miles a year.
The fair weather weekend warriors types can be amusing, as they seem to be the ones who talk the most about the miles they do a year, and seem crest fallen when they look at my odo............They never seem to notice its in km's

I'm waiting for the usual suspects to chime in with their billion mile sig lines, maps, and IBA awards as if riding is some sort of pie eating contest where quantity wins.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #28
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:57 PM   #29
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Then again maybe he read 1,100 hours.??

No it was something goofy like that. I think I actually gave that bike away, it was ten years old and around 3-4000 hour when I got it. I do remember that it was a 5 digit number on the hour meter....and note this was like 20 years ago or something.

....and god only knows how many times that thing had been rebuilt, I know I did it 4 times.

I was like 10, I rode the dog piss out of that thing 10 months a year (and the rest it was not running) for 4-5 years.

I've also had a 1996 GPz900 that I rode from 60,000-136,000 miles a ZX-9 that I ran from new to 120,000 or so and a 115,000 mile Speed Triple that I still own, bought the Speedie for $4,500 with 15,000 miles on it. You know, "its got a lot of miles"

I beat the wheels off of them, literally. Since I was 8 years old I've owned a bike....usually two, I turned 34 last month.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:48 PM   #30
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When the lads get together the talk is always about the good times, the funny stories get told time and again, and the hill climbs and water crossings get steeper and deeper each go 'round. Future rides and dream rides, no matter how impractical, get lots of air time too.


No one talks miles.
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