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Old 03-20-2013, 08:30 AM   #31
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Broke California...

I responded to a freeway incident on HWY 101 a couple months back and noticed an older ('04) BMW 1150RT that the Chip motor was riding- They usually roll on 1200's and auction them off around 60K miles.
This 1150 had 110K miles on it and STILL in service
I guess we really are broke in Cali!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #32
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[QUOTE=waveydavey;20986050]Show me another one...That's 50,000 miles a year for 20 years. QUOTE]


very true!

I've got 33,000 on my Victory, but I've only had it a year & a month...

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:40 AM   #33
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My '81 Wing had 146,352 miles on her before I retired it in July '05 for an '04 ST1300A. Just routine maintenance in 24 years of service.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:19 AM   #34
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I put 195k on this 01 Conc...then a damn moose took us down in AK. Pic is in Newfoundland...

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #35
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I had 100,000 miles on my Concours when I sold it. Riding a Vulcan now, and there seem to be a lot of those with big miles as well.

http://www.ncmotorcyclists.com/100,000+_club.htm
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:47 AM   #36
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[QUOTE=fishslapr;20991979]
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Show me another one...That's 50,000 miles a year for 20 years. QUOTE]


very true!

I've got 33,000 on my Victory, but I've only had it a year & a month...

you should ride more

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #37
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I bought a 180K 90 K75RT once as a parts bike. Flew to San Diego to pick it up, rode it home 1,200+ miles and it never skipped a beat. I'm sure it had more miles in it but I needed the fairing parts from it after mine took a trip into a ditch.

Met a guy in LA who had 218K on a 93 K1100LT pulling a big hack. Said only major issue he'd had was replacing a head gasket at about 125K.

Shogs has a boatload of miles on here first K1100RS. I forget the actual number though.

Plenty of high mile Ks out there but those are the ones I know of personally. Usually they get crashed or creamed before they wear out.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:32 PM   #38
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I'm impressed with how durable these bikes have been But I'm also curious what made you guys decide to get rid of these bikes that have been so reliable and only have needed oil, brake pads, tires etc.
Why get rid of a good thing ?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:42 PM   #39
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Why get rid of a good thing ?
I'm gonna keep mine for another 100K at least.

Brand new in July 2005.



I can't believe how much we paid for this thing.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:24 PM   #40
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I have 203K on my 1993 Ducati M900 Monster, that I bought new. I have no intention of getting rid of it, and would like to see it get to 500K. It is very original and has needed little. Drivetrain-wise, I put in new piston rings and replaced a failed bearing in the alternator at 122K, new clutch basket at 140K, and new (used) carburetors at 185K. The bottom end and tranmission haven't seen the light of day since it was built.

It's been a fine, and rock-solid, bike.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #41
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I have 203K on my 1993 Ducati M900 Monster, that I bought new. I have no intention of getting rid of it, and would like to see it get to 500K. It is very original and has needed little. Drivetrain-wise, I put in new piston rings and replaced a failed bearing in the alternator at 122K, new clutch basket at 140K, and new (used) carburetors at 185K. The bottom end and tranmission haven't seen the light of day since it was built.

It's been a fine, and rock-solid, bike.

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Only high mile Ducati in this thread!!!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:04 PM   #42
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I feel like I'm just getting started with this bike that suits me perfectly at 72,000 miles. I keep thinking about how I might replace it. FJR? too big...Moto Guzzi Vintage California...? No mechanical support down here. HOnda CB1100... whats the point? I like the Bonneville. I had the head off recently to de coke the cylinders which were fine but full of gunk. My mechanic replaced the valve seals as a precaution and we are as good as new. You want a picture?

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #43
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I had a 76 R90/6 that had over 300k miles when I got it. The PO was a classic Beemer guy and had records if every oil change, every tire with notes on mileage and performance. The engine had never been opened, not even the clutch. I pulled the heads to have them checked based on an over abundance of caution and the shop said they were fine. I sold it two years later with over 350k on the clocks.

I also had a Hawk GT that was pushing 80k the never needed anything but consumables. Ran like a top the entire time even though I flogged it every chance I got.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #44
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I know of one guy on a Goldwing forum who lives close by who has 267,000 miles on an '85 1200 Aspencade (carbed).

You can put almost unlimited mileage on a Harley, because the engines, if properly maintained, last about 100,000 miles, and can be rebuilt several times VERY inexpensively. Mostly rings and bearings. They are a lot like a small block Chevy, or an air cooled VW, they were designed to be rebuilt easily. IMO at least, one of their strong points over a Japanese bike designed to be replaced when it wears out.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:36 AM   #45
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I saw this a while back.
Only overhauled or refubished the engine 9 times plus 2 new engines.
At least!.
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