MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Technical > How To's and Q & A's
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 12-17-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
Snow
Can I kick it?
 
Snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,304

Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
Sick 7-5









How to tell mileage other than Odometer?

Every time I look at bikes on eBay, I see plenty of Odometer sales too with low miles on em. Is there any sort of seal on the Odometer that can tell you if it has been broken or replaced? Any other way to find out besides judging by the wear on the bike?

I know people can also disconnect the cable, but this requires them to ride around not knowing their speed unless using GPS or something.


Anyways,
Thanks in advance!
__________________
150tall
Snow is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to get mileage reading off of removed odometer? myla296 How To's and Q & A's 5 06-14-2013 11:33 AM
MILEAGE ? bc6140 General Discussion (Moto Related) 37 04-09-2010 12:24 PM
Odometer issue kswiss2301 General Discussion (Moto Related) 11 07-21-2009 12:31 PM
ford digital odometer intermittent display problem dlamr1 Off Topic 4 04-29-2009 11:58 AM
01 F4I Constant Odometer-Fuse Burn Out Htownz How To's and Q & A's 8 05-08-2008 12:09 PM
Advertisement
Old 12-17-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
Many can be taken apart.

I prefer to speak to the bikes. On the Western circuit Im called the crotch(rocket) whisperer... but enough about that. Lets talk about bikes.
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
mx6er
Senior Member
 
mx6er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SE
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 2,683


Bike(s):
TL1KR
street legal xr50



Member Garage





you mean like when purchasing a bike? Well just use commonsense and look at condition of bike in relation to odo readings. Forks, brakes, paint fade and chips, the seat/ pegs.... It goes on....
mx6er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 07:12 PM   #4
AFS_Racing
Boost King
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: N-side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,578

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3











General wear and condition on the bike are the best indicators. You can also do a history search on the VIN and some strange things may come to light.

Unfortunately in today's world, I can ride a bike to 12K miles, then simply buy a gauge cluster off of Ebay and replace to where it indicates that the bike has 3K miles. But if you do a history search of the VIN you may find where I inspected it in 2008 with 7500 miles and then in 2009 with 11,500 miles. It is still against the law to knowingly falsify the odometer statement during title transfer.
AFS_Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 07:14 PM   #5
agentorange
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jones Creek TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 93

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2002 Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit(naked)
2007 SV 650 Naked








cut your bike in half and count the rings.
agentorange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 07:31 PM   #6
Mark06gsxr
Let 'er eat
 
Mark06gsxr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Austin
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 2,276


Bike(s):
06/09 hybrid gsxr 750
'08 Duc' 848(sold)
'06 Gsxr 1000(sold)
'02 954rr(sold)






Quote:
Originally Posted by agentorange View Post
cut your bike in half and count the rings.
oh geez
Mark06gsxr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 08:24 PM   #7
Snow
Can I kick it?
 
Snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,304

Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
Sick 7-5









Quote:
Originally Posted by agentorange View Post
cut your bike in half and count the rings.
Oh good idea!
__________________
150tall
Snow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 08:49 PM   #8
Whoop
Mobile Bike Service!
 
Whoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Clear Lake
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 1,330

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
gsxr 1000






Compression test and leak down test
Whoop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 09:12 PM   #9
Grinchy
Senior Member
 
Grinchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seabrook
Feedback Rating: (15)
Posts: 15,535

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'prila









Quote:
Originally Posted by Snow View Post
Every time I look at bikes on eBay, I see plenty of Odometer sales too with low miles on em. Is there any sort of seal on the Odometer that can tell you if it has been broken or replaced? Any other way to find out besides judging by the wear on the bike?

I know people can also disconnect the cable, but this requires them to ride around not knowing their speed unless using GPS or something.


Anyways,
Thanks in advance!

brake rotors are a good indicator of mileage
so to footrests if they're the rubber ones
seat condition where it butts up to the tank
wear on handlebar grips etc etc
Grinchy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy