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Old 02-20-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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how much is too much?

how many miles is too many miles on a bike? tx yamaha told me that they go up to 100k. and not to worry bout anything with like 25k and that they will be good for a long time. i know bike miles and car miles are diff. but i just dont know how much is to much. and it will be an everyday ride.
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how many miles is too many miles on a bike? tx yamaha told me that they go up to 100k. and not to worry bout anything with like 25k and that they will be good for a long time. i know bike miles and car miles are diff. but i just dont know how much is to much. and it will be an everyday ride.
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it really all depends on how well the bike is maintained...and how hard the miles are ridden...if you dont abuse the out of it and maintain it pretty well you should be able to push a pretty hefty amount of miles out of the bike
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it really all depends on how well the bike is maintained...and how hard the miles are ridden...if you dont abuse the out of it and maintain it pretty well you should be able to push a pretty hefty amount of miles out of the bike
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Only sport bike that I know has ever reached the 100K with the same motor and just oil changes is the aprilia.

Couple years back they ran a bike for several days at a consistent speed and did only oil changes so they really didn't need to change brakes or anything else.

Ill try to find the test they did and post it. However at the end of a few days the bike reached 100,000 miles. Thats why aprilia guarentees 100k mile bike. But I think it was a vtwin motor.

I can't speak about any other bike because I only know that aprilia did that test but perhaps some others have done it too.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:16 AM   #7
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I know a couple of people that have put over 100K miles on different bikes. A bike with 25,000 is nowhere near worn out if it has had even casual maintenance.
It's not that unusual for people that ride alot.
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I have put well over 100K on cruisers and sport touring bikes but 25k is the most i have put on a sport bike before i sold it.

I had a 93 Kawasaki concourse shaft drive bike 118K miles running strong, friend borrowed it and totaled it when some one drove the wrong direction on the feeder and hit him.

I love buying shaft drive bikes because there so easy to maintain Only down side is the don't pull enough power like a chain drive

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My ZX7R had 37k on it and was in mint condition. Ran strong with no issues. Do the maint. change the fluids and take care of it and the bike will last a long time
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that doesnt count for bike

its a straight 6 motor.

plus its a couch on wheels.

They are the most reliable on cross country trips
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I know a couple of people that have put over 100K miles on different bikes. A bike with 25,000 is nowhere near worn out if it has had even casual maintenance.
It's not that unusual for people that ride alot.
I hope not. I have had my bike since September of 2008 and I already have 21k+ miles on my ride.
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69k on my '05 FJR and when I rode it yesterday it was running like a top.

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