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Old 09-20-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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How many miles is too many miles?

2004 FZ6 w/20K miles. How many miles are these motors good for?

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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I'd ask guitarman specifically.

For bikes however if you maintain them properly and give them breaks between abuse(what they are designed for) they will last a long time. Im regularly seeing 20k plus a year on mine. I've heard of Honda Goldwing meets w a 100k, 200k and 300k original trans/engine bikes.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:30 PM   #3
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I had a gw with over 200k on it back in the day.. Ran like a champ.. Should have never let it go.. :(
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Oh, and on the hayabusa forum, I regularly hear of people having over 50k.. Don't know if I've seen one at 100 yet, but some are really really close.. Even saw one with 74k. So I'd agree.. Keep maints up on it and give it a break between pushing it, and it should last you a while.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:38 PM   #7
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Its a shoot with bikes. I would rather have a gently used, highly maintained 20,000 mile bike than an abused, unmaintained bike with 5,000.

There are plenty of f4is out there with 50,000 plus miles and some with 100,000.
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Its a shoot with bikes. I would rather have a gently used, highly maintained 20,000 mile bike than an abused, unmaintained bike with 5,000.

There are plenty of f4is out there with 50,000 plus miles and some with 100,000.
what is considered abused??? I want to keep my bike for the long haul and I've been taking care of it since I first got it new. Broke it in by manufacturer's recommendation and maintaining it by the book. For commuting, I usually keep it between 4k-10k mostly hovering at 6k. When I want to have fun, it might see 14k a few times. That's not considered abuse, is it? I want to see 100,000 miles one day so any tips are appreciated.
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my daytona has almost 20,000 miles. used and abused and runs like a champ, now that i put a kawasaki regulator rectifier on it, lol
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my daytona has almost 20,000 miles. used and abused and runs like a champ, now that i put a kawasaki regulator rectifier on it, lol
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good to hear. i thought that was you.
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what is considered abused??? I want to keep my bike for the long haul and I've been taking care of it since I first got it new. Broke it in by manufacturer's recommendation and maintaining it by the book. For commuting, I usually keep it between 4k-10k mostly hovering at 6k. When I want to have fun, it might see 14k a few times. That's not considered abuse, is it? I want to see 100,000 miles one day so any tips are appreciated.
Abused is riding the out of a bike and not changing the oil or filter, for the most part. Or a bike with someone doing a load of burnouts, redlining it all the time and neglecting the oil.

You can pretty much ride a bike pretty hard as long as you stay on that oil and filter.

You ride your bike a lot like I ride my f4i. I have ridden the holy out of my 600RRs and when I took them to have valves adjusted I was told the motors looked good as new, but I am religious about the oil. I dont see these bikes lasting 100,000 just cause of the way they are ridden but I do expect the f4i to go for quite a while, maybe even 100,000.

Notice how I keep mentioning oil, it is critical to stay on top of it.

Change it per manufacturer's recommendations. But beware, not all miles are created equal. If you ride your bike pretty hard between oil intervals, change it sooner than if you are just daily low revving riding.

Oil is changed because it breaks down and loses its viscosity so if you put it through more extreme conditions, it will break down sooner.
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Abused is riding the out of a bike and not changing the oil or filter, for the most part. Or a bike with someone doing a load of burnouts, redlining it all the time and neglecting the oil.

You can pretty much ride a bike pretty hard as long as you stay on that oil and filter.

You ride your bike a lot like I ride my f4i. I have ridden the holy out of my 600RRs and when I took them to have valves adjusted I was told the motors looked good as new, but I am religious about the oil. I dont see these bikes lasting 100,000 just cause of the way they are ridden but I do expect the f4i to go for quite a while, maybe even 100,000.

Notice how I keep mentioning oil, it is critical to stay on top of it.

Change it per manufacturer's recommendations. But beware, not all miles are created equal. If you ride your bike pretty hard between oil intervals, change it sooner than if you are just daily low revving riding.

Oil is changed because it breaks down and loses its viscosity so if you put it through more extreme conditions, it will break down sooner.
got it, so I'm on the right track. I'm really curious how long my bike will last. I just really hope it lasts longer than the payments for it
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I beat the out of my bike, barrel roll it, flip it end over end, etc. . . and it's got 31k on it and it's still as strong as ever.
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If you spend a lot of time on the back wheel it won't help either.. oil needs to be near the pickup to circulate thru the motor.
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A rebuilt title means it was crashed and was givin a salvage titlle and it was rebult fixed and ok now. My Blazer had a salvage title it was hit in the front I put a new hood front fender grill core sopport and what not took it down to get inspected and asked for a greensheet and had put back to a rebuilt blue title.


Basicly with that being said you are still taking a chance when buying something with a rebuilt title you will wanna have it checked out and make sure its good and eveything is straight before you buy it.


Now as far as mileage goes bikes can last a long time if maintained and cared for just like a car its just that most bikes end up wrecked or stolen before they rack up a ton of miles or they are just pleasure weekend toys that just never get rode! With proper maintmence and care I would expect just about any bike to hit atleast 75k before its needs something internal done to it!
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