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Old 12-03-2012, 04:51 PM   #21
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If you have an RC8R, then you should already have a second bike. It is mandatory for KTM owners to have multiple bikes or a very good man cave of tools and parts.


That's what I am working on. Just had to plead my case to the wife!
She thinks one bike is plenty!
Want me to come over and pretend I am an independant copnsutant that works for free. I can wear some KTM garb and and spew off a bunch of technical mumbo jumbo.
She'll agree to ANY bike purchase just to get me out of the house.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #22
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mine went to with 19,000 miles
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:55 PM   #23
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Honda. Then Suzuki. Yamahas are fragile and kawasakis are no good too
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #24
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:10 PM   #25
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #26
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I like the engines that you can ride the out of and put up wet that still last
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #27
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Want me to come over and pretend I am an independant consutant that works for free. I can wear some KTM garb and and spew off a bunch of technical mumbo jumbo.
She'll agree to ANY bike purchase just to get me out of the house.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #28
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I like the engines that you can ride the out of and put up wet that still last
x2 the only bikes I have that can do that is my honda 50 LOL and My 636 is bulletproof, see's the shift light every time I turn the key on.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #29
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That's what you need. You'll never get a rock in the radiator
yeah.. I'm going to need a beater bike..
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:10 PM   #30
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That's really hard to answer. I have personally seen all four manufacturer's bike have made over 100K miles mark. It all depends on the owner, maintenance and repair of it to make it over 100K miles. I have also seen HD over 100K. Some will have more bike issue or repair than others but mechanical wise, it would hit 100K easily.
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I like the engines that you can ride the out of and put up wet that still last
nothing but basic maintenance (K&N air filter, Amsoil and tires, lots of tires, a chain and sprockets, forks seals, brake pads, all the normal stuff)
25th Anniversary Kawasaki, 09 zx10rse = 42k miles, ridden HARD... daily
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #32
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nothing but basic maintenance (K&N air filter, Amsoil and tires, lots of tires, a chain and sprockets, forks seals, brake pads, all the normal stuff)
25th Anniversary Kawasaki, 09 zx10rse = 42k miles, ridden HARD... daily
my cousin has a '09 6R blue with 1500 miles on it for sale for $7500
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #33
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my '03 r6 has over 30k and it also has not had an easy life. runs like a top.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:28 PM   #34
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although i've never owned one i do hear that honda is hands down the best engine manufacturer.

I'm currently riding an sv650 that has about 28,000 miles on it and has not seen a valve adjustment or any other tune-up mods: tps adj. Throttle body adjust, spark plugs etc. (although it desperately needs it) Just chain/sprockets, tires, and oil for the last 28k. (bought the bike with 750mi)

I will most likely be getting a honda next though.
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my cousin has a '09 6R blue with 1500 miles on it for sale for $7500
proud of that bike... huh!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #36
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nothing but basic maintenance (K&N air filter, Amsoil and tires, lots of tires, a chain and sprockets, forks seals, brake pads, all the normal stuff)
25th Anniversary Kawasaki, 09 zx10rse = 42k miles, ridden HARD... daily
^this

If you dont let the bike sit around, dont redline it everywhere you go, and do the routine and periodic maintenance they should all last a long time.

I had an 07 R6 with 39,000mi that ran fine till I parted it out. Several thousand of those miles were track. I also have two ZX6's at over 17k no issues.
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although i've never owned one i do hear that honda is hands down the best engine manufacturer.


I will most likely be getting a honda next though.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #38
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Mr GSXR..
Whats so funny...even If you rode a brick it would sit in the shop longer than my GSXR...I think your yello has spent more time on a trailer and in the shop than on the street...

I guess, It all comes down to how you maintain and ride.. Never had any issues with any of my GSXR's...

Whats the deal with the new Honda's burning oil??

And the sticky gearbox on the ZX10's..
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #39
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Whats the deal with the new Honda's burning oil??
You mean some of the '08s?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:48 PM   #40
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You mean some of the '08s?
Yeah! bevo you know how to ride..unlike some truck drivers..
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