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Old 07-17-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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how many is to many miles for a used bike?

my buddy and me were wondering this for awhille anyone have an idea? considering too that im looking for an 01-06 model r6 or 636,hes looking for a katana 96 and up
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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i would say depends on the maintenance that was performed, if any in some cases
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I would go more by maintenance and age of PO's.

Bought my 94 cbr with 53k miles on her. The compression was still great, and she was maintained well. Mechanically at least.

Haven't had any trouble with her and got 67k now.

So. I don't know. I don't think I'd buy anything with over 80k, but ya never know.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:09 PM   #4
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people can say they did "regular" maintenance and not really do it,so do u just bite the bullet and pray 4 the best?
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Miles aren't anything. Regular oil changes, valves checked/adjusted at recommended intervals, etc . . . Mean a lot more. My 06 636 has around 30k without a hiccup. Some bikes are falling apart at 15-20k because they're ridden hard with less than adequate care.
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miles dont scare me.
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Also what kind of miles is very important. Touring miles are easy on a bike. Riding freeway speeds bike runs cooler, not using brakes, clutch etc. On the other hand, squidding around in town in traffic bike is running hotter, much braking and clutching going on. Of course seller will tell you whatever they want, but what kind of miles can be as important as how many miles.
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Miles aren't anything. Regular oil changes, valves checked/adjusted at recommended intervals, etc . . . Mean a lot more. My 06 636 has around 30k without a hiccup. Some bikes are falling apart at 15-20k because they're ridden hard with less than adequate care.
What this ninny said ^
A know of a guy that sold an 04 ZX-10R with 70,000 miles on it.
AFAIK, that bike is still being ridden.
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people can say they did "regular" maintenance and not really do it,so do u just bite the bullet and pray 4 the best?
Take it to Motorcycles Unlimited and let them look it over.

I lived too far away for my cbr. They checked out my suzuki though.

Paid a local shop in Orange, I think, $100 to do a compression check and look the cbr over. Well worth it imo. Just pick a shop and have the seller meet you there.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:40 PM   #11
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I got 56,368 on mine an will hit 57,000 this month and go will go anywhere on it. i change the oil every 2-2,500. take car of the chain and sprockets every 600. I ride the freeway, back roads, heavy traffic, and just started riding it on the track.

The old man I bought it from rode it the same way I do, but he was slow on the track.
2,000-2,500 why?
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2,000-2,500 why?
Was wondering the same thing. I usually try for 3k, but really push like 4.
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