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Old 01-19-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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Is there anyway to make sure the miles on the motorcycle
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like y (year of the motorcycle) x (times) n(miles)
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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define "good amount" please

the more the better if your riding
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:07 PM   #3
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Good amount as far buying a used bike.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:08 PM   #4
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if they have ALL the service records then it doesnt matter at all

that being said I wouldn't buy a "sportbike" with more then 5k miles per year on it IF i didn't know the owner personally took good care of it.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:10 PM   #5
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This would be easier if you told us the make and mileage of the bike you are talking about. 2002 Ducati with 15,000 miles...bad...2002 Honda with 15,000 miles...not bad...you get the point.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:11 PM   #6
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...assuming your talking about buying a used bike.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:21 PM   #7
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dude I put 5k in less than 6 months. but of course I do my maintenance every step of the way. Id probably say that I have paid( in parts, oil, tires, brakes ect... About 2000-2500 in a 6 month period(not including the bike payment).

My bike has a little over 20,000 miles the good thing is that I have several bikes so I try to even my riding out on all of them, however, I just can't seem to break away from my 14.

You can ride a small engine hard, or a large engine easy. 20,000 is nothing on my 14. however 20,000 miles on a 600 is rough. But as long as you do the maintenance you should be good, Your going to go through some serious parts though(replacing them that is.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:26 PM   #8
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I got ride of my 07 gsxr600 15,000 miles. I had replaced the clutch, sprockets and chain, stator and a couple other things due to failures but After that was fixed, just a good tune and map on the PC3 and The dude I sold the bike to is still riding it hard. No problems
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I got ride of my 07 gsxr600 15,000 miles. I had replaced the clutch, sprockets and chain, stator and a couple other things due to failures but After that was fixed, just a good tune and map on the PC3 and The dude I sold the bike to is still riding it hard. No problems
thats a lot of things to go wrong after just 15k miles... zukes
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thats a lot of things to go wrong after just 15k miles... zukes
not really if you consider I put 15,000 in under a year. Mechanical things eventually break when you push it pass the limit almost everyday.

I have rarely ever had a bike that didn't develop some problem or another.

Always something. That is if you ride almost everyday.

The chain could have gone another 5k but my sprockets were a little worn and 2 or 3 chipped. Blew the clutch slipping it hard racing. A bike can only take so much abuse.

but like i said earlier if you don't take shortcuts when doing maintenance all should be good. It only gets real expensive when you try to take shortcuts.

You have to pay to play, at least that has been my experience
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I basically think of bike miles x3 = car miles. If you are comfortable buying a 75000 mile car, then go for up to 25000 mile bike.

Of course, you have to consider (just as in a car purchase), maintenance, hard use, and lemon models.
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I basically think of bike miles x3 = car miles. If you are comfortable buying a 75000 mile car, then go for up to 25000 mile bike.

Of course, you have to consider (just as in a car purchase), maintenance, hard use, and lemon models.
I go 1 to 4. 100,000 mile car = 25,000 mile bike. I rarely see bikes with over 30k on the clock, but that will drastically change as fuel injected bikes get older and older. Crashes first, but after that fueling issues usually kill old bikes, after that it's 2nd gear failure.

Touring bikes and BMW's, 1 to 2 ratio. A 100k mile BMW is commonplace, like a 200k mile 3 series car.

Dirt bikes, 1 to 8 ratio. 12,500 miles on dirt is a lot of dirt.
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I go 1 to 4. 100,000 mile car = 25,000 mile bike. I rarely see bikes with over 30k on the clock, but that will drastically change as fuel injected bikes get older and older. Crashes first, but after that fueling issues usually kill old bikes, after that it's 2nd gear failure.

Touring bikes and BMW's, 1 to 2 ratio. A 100k mile BMW is commonplace, like a 200k mile 3 series car.

Dirt bikes, 1 to 8 ratio. 12,500 miles on dirt is a lot of dirt.
I've had a 30k mile 954 that I wouldnt have hesitated to ride across the country. Newer bikes (if taken care of) should push over 30k easily in my opinion.

BMWs...I have seen maybe 10 that were over 100k, I would say 2 or 3 of them were over 150.

I've heard of SVs going over 100k, but havent seen it personally.
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A buddy of mine on CBR forum went 155k miles on his 04 F4i before totaling it out in a wreck. Bike was running like a champ and he really wanted to see it roll over 00000 again lol

he has a youtube video of it rolling over 99,999 to 00000.
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