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Old 03-19-2013, 05:37 PM   #16
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Before leaving on a 12k trip last year I took my ST1300 into the local dealer & asked if there is anything in particular I should keep an eye on. He said "just watch the fluids & check the tires". Apparently another one he services is now past 225,000 miles with nothing more than routeen maintance. ST's & Wings, I think people wear out long before they do.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #17
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #18
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Nothing worse for a bike than not being ridden.

I put 170,000 miles on a 74 Vespa Rally 200 (2 stroke) with nothing engine wise but a couple sets of piston rings, 1 hour job.

Sold my last CX500 with 106,000 miles with only a cam chain replacement at 102,000.

Over 40,000 miles now on my Chinese Lifan 200 dual sport with only oil changes and valve adjustments on the engine.

These bikes were/are ridden almost every day.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:02 PM   #19
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85 BMW K100 that I used to own, 1st year model, too:

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:33 PM   #20
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Here's some fella who put 200,000 on a Vrod. No engine work.

http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189738
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:20 AM   #21
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I have 72,000 on my 2007 Bonneville, but I live in a year-round riding climate. It surprises me to measure that as three times round the world.

The high mileage thing bothers me on a couple of fronts. One is where forums seem to attract a lot of advice from a lot of readers but there is rarely any discussion about how many actual miles they may have ridden the bike in question. "I have just done my first thousand miles with absolutely no problems..." Well, no shit, I don't rate that as much of an endorsement for any machine.

The other thing about high mileage questions is the re-sale value thing that some buyers get into. I'd buy gold if I were seeking a physical investment rather than second guessing the value of a motorcycle a few years down the road. That said I know my Bonneville has no value at all in a market with used Bonnevilles racking up a thousand miles a year if they are lucky. I have no idea how long it takes to ride a Hinckley Bonnevile into the ground, but I guess I'm going to find out.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:42 AM   #22
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Pictures?

Lots of talk but only a single pic, and that of a former ride.

I opened this thread assuming I would see these high-milers in living colour.

Perhaps their owners are too busy riding to be bothered typing.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:19 AM   #23
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Because those who log miles are out there riding instead of taking pictures of rides.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:58 AM   #24
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Lots of talk but only a single pic, and that of a former ride.

I opened this thread assuming I would see these high-milers in living colour.

Perhaps their owners are too busy riding to be bothered typing.






I did not realize you were the Original Poster.
Pics would be nice but getting a real variety of bikes would be better.
Who woulda thought about a high mile V rod, Piaggio, or Bonnie?
Let's hear from Ducati, KTM, Triumph (non-Bonnie), Suzuki, etc. owners.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #25
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:41 AM   #26
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85 BMW K100 that I used to own, 1st year model, too:
Third year model. They came out in 1983 in Europe and weren't introduced into the US until 1985.

(Just being nit-picky for the hell of it.)
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:53 AM   #27
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Here's a guy who did a legit million miles on his HD. Seems pretty high miles.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/46024032.html
My '81 FLH has 300K on it. It is however in the middle of a decade long restoration. We're getting there.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:27 AM   #28
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There's a fella locally that has over 140k on a Sportster and it still runs strong.

I had a random HD guy at some bike meet look at my Sporty (with just under 30k) and tell me that I had REALLY high mileage on it!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:30 AM   #29
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I did not realize you were the Original Poster.
Pics would be nice but getting a real variety of bikes would be better.
Who woulda thought about a high mile V rod, Piaggio, or Bonnie?
Let's hear from Ducati, KTM, Triumph (non-Bonnie), Suzuki, etc. owners.
Yeah....I love hearing from "odd" high milers. A scooter?!? Go figure.

Almost completely off topic...but years ago I read an article in a snowmobile magazine about a 1968ish Skidoo had way more than 100,000 miles on it (which is absurdly high for those who don't ride). The owner was a snowmobile magazine photographer who used it as his mule. Thing was rock-solid dependable. Drive belts and spark plugs and some rings.... He also told stories about how many broken new test sleds he pulled back to home base....

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:23 AM   #30
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Well, I had an older 'Wing with over 100K on it with only a stator replacement and regular timing belt changes, and my first bike was a CX500 with about 120K with only a cam chain replacement, but neither of those are particularly shocking.
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