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Old 03-28-2013, 05:39 AM   #91
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gee whiz - the SV is fine. It's a high mileage bike and deserves to be considered as such. So what if it's on it's second motor? What really makes for a high mileage bike is how much it's owner enjoys riding it.

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Funny that an SV not topping 100,000 miles without an engine swap gets a pass but a million mile HD with even less "maintenance" gets shit on by posters. Gotta love ADVR's unbiased constituents.


Seriously though, who gives a flying turd. Ride yer' feckin' bikes and smile. Life's too short to be so damn petty.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #92
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Funny that an SV not topping 100,000 miles without an engine swap gets a pass but a million mile HD with even less "maintenance" gets shit on by posters. Gotta love ADVR's unbiased constituents.


Seriously though, who gives a flying turd. Ride yer' feckin' bikes and smile. Life's too short to be so damn petty.
I completely agree with you.

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Old 03-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #93
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Funny that an SV not topping 100,000 miles without an engine swap gets a pass but a million mile HD with even less "maintenance" gets shit on by posters. Gotta love ADVR's unbiased constituents.


Seriously though, who gives a flying turd. Ride yer' feckin' bikes and smile. Life's too short to be so damn petty.
20.00 says the SV was ridden muuuuuch harder than the HD ;-)
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:26 AM   #94
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20.00 says the SV was ridden muuuuuch harder than the HD ;-)

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #95
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20.00 says the SV was ridden muuuuuch harder than the HD ;-)

At an average of 50,000 mies a year for 20 years there might have been some speeding. Think about it and try harder next time.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:34 AM   #96
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Funny that an SV not topping 100,000 miles without an engine swap gets a pass but a million mile HD with even less "maintenance" gets shit on by posters. Gotta love ADVR's unbiased constituents.


Seriously though, who gives a flying turd. Ride yer' feckin' bikes and smile. Life's too short to be so damn petty.

Ummm, I don't have a problem with the Harley either.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #97
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Ummm, I don't have a problem with the Harley either.

Sorry man, just used your post as a jumping off point because I was too lazy to search back through the thread for "offending" posts.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #98
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Funny that an SV not topping 100,000 miles without an engine swap gets a pass but a million mile HD with even less "maintenance" gets shit on by posters. Gotta love ADVR's unbiased constituents.


Seriously though, who gives a flying turd. Ride yer' feckin' bikes and smile. Life's too short to be so damn petty.
Maybe you misread something, but my SV had well over 100,000 when I chose to put a new motor in. The original motor was running well just consuming oil. (sound familiar Harley owner?). For under $400 it was a no-brainer.

And who the fuck cares what bikes people ride? I'm sure there's an Enfield out there in Pakistan somewhere with a bajillion miles. Means nothing. There are exceptions to every rule.






like the million mile Harley
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:22 AM   #99
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My current bike, a 1996 Triumph Daytona 1200 with ~65k miles, purchased in 2010 with 17k. Replaced the notoriously bad factory coils and a crank position sensor, along with several sets of tires and many oil changes. Been in five Canadian provinces and ~35 states.



Purchased in 2007 with 35k miles, sold in 2011 with 102k miles. I miss it. Only replaced a clutch slave cylinder in addition to the regular maintenance. Rode it to 42 states and a couple Canadian provinces in 2009. It's been in all lower 48 in my ownership.

Got a buddy with ~250k miles on a 2004 FJR in Illinois. The only thing that's failed on it for him are the starter and an aftermarket stator.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:35 AM   #100
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Maybe you misread something
Didn't miss a thing man but I appreciate the concern.

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, but my SV had well over 100,000 when I chose to put a new motor in. The original motor was running well just consuming oil.
I think that it is awesome that you (or anyone else) were able to put 100+ thousand miles on ANY bike. I'm honestly jealous that I don't have the time to ride more than I currently do. With that said, let's be honest. A motor that is consuming oil (not going back but I believe that you said 1/2-1 qt per 1000 mi) is running "well" , it's just still running. Heck, I put 20k miles on a Nissan motor that had a rod knock and was still running when I swapped the motor but I would never delude myself by saying that it ran well.

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Nope, not familiar at all as an HD owner. Neither one of my Sportsters consumes oil but then again neither has more than 42k on the clock. I am sure that by 100k at least one of them will no longer be able to claim that but hey, that's a machine for you. Conversely it does sound familiar as a Kawasaki and Honda owner. Both of my Kawasaki's and my Honda use a bit of oil between changes.

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And who the fuck cares what bikes people ride? I'm sure there's an Enfield out there in Pakistan somewhere with a bajillion miles. Means nothing. There are exceptions to every rule.

Not me. I am not loyal to any brand nor do I care what someone rides whether it be my dad on his Bullet 500 or my buddy on his GY6 swapped Ruckus.



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I would think that any vehicle with 1 million miles is an exception especially if it's a bike.



In the end the intent of my post was NOT to bag on your bike or exalt any one brand over another. Doing so would be stupid on both fronts. I simply found it funny that the very people trying to discredit or make light of the million mile HD because of repairs made had nothing to say with regards to your SV. The hypocrisy was simply funny to me as a motorcyclist (note that I did not say biker ).
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:24 AM   #101
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I have 238,000 miles and counting on a 1985 FJ1100. Air cooled motor has never been touched, is still quiet and runs great! Alot of gas, some oil, a few tires and a couple chains.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #102
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The funniest thing about all this, is even stressed out motors like the a CBR1GixJa will pull 160,000km.

Most of the bigger bikes will do 300,000+ without a rebuild. But I am still listening to people babble on about trading the [pick Japanese bike of choice] at 40,000Km "'cause it's getting a bit old ya know".

But I have to ask. Where do all these bikes that last 160,000+Km go? Into Choppers or rat bikes or something?

I was looking at a 250 Ninja in the parking lot the other day thinking to myself that they could do something about the fasteners on the plastic cause they looked a bit dodgy. Wondering why they couldn't use stainless or something.

Then I realized it was 23years old with 49,000Km on it. I felt like writing a note. "Dude..WTF! Stop riding it round the back yard and get out there" How can you only ride 2K a year?
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:06 PM   #103
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:08 AM   #104
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Curious thought

I find myself wondering what usually happens to these bikes after they pass 100k miles or so. Typically no one would want to buy then unless they get it for a ridiculously low price (except for the BMWs, those are expensive no matter what ) . What do most people do, just drive it until it dies, then scrap it or bob it out?

i've got 20k miles on my fz6, and I'm pretty sure no one would want a 'sports bike' after 20k miles, so I'm planning on riding it for a good long while, but then what, scrap it, bob it, etc?

What do you guys do when your bike turns over so many miles that you can't really keep fixing it up, but can't really sell it either?
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:25 AM   #105
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I find myself wondering what usually happens to these bikes after they pass 100k miles or so. Typically no one would want to buy then unless they get it for a ridiculously low price (except for the BMWs, those are expensive no matter what ) . What do most people do, just drive it until it dies, then scrap it or bob it out?

i've got 20k miles on my fz6, and I'm pretty sure no one would want a 'sports bike' after 20k miles, so I'm planning on riding it for a good long while, but then what, scrap it, bob it, etc?

What do you guys do when your bike turns over so many miles that you can't really keep fixing it up, but can't really sell it either?
I ask myself that same question but I believe it comes to a point of diminishing return. If it costs too much to keep it running then you part it out, junk it, or park it way way back in either the barn or garage. lol It has opened my eyes ref. how far and how long I want to keep bikes in the future and it is really important if you do not know how to wrench you buy bikes that are extremely reliable, but that is another whole topic.
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