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Old 04-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #21
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Buy my Triumph America so you don't have to worry about it. It has 1,800 miles.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:43 PM   #22
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You know, the thing about Harleys is that yeah, they can start to rattle up a bit at 80k, and they're usually rebuilt sometime shortly after that. But to do a factory rebuild is $5k, and it's a whole brand new bike after that.

Harleys are just never thrown away. They're rebuilt so much, and frequently in a garage somewhere.
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You know, the thing about Harleys is that yeah, they can start to rattle up a bit at 80k, and they're usually rebuilt sometime shortly after that. But to do a factory rebuild is $5k, and it's a whole brand new bike after that.

Harleys are just never thrown away. They're rebuilt so much, and frequently in a garage somewhere.
I'm curious to see how long my buell motor is going to last.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:07 AM   #24
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You know, the thing about Harleys is that yeah, they can start to rattle up a bit at 80k, and they're usually rebuilt sometime shortly after that. But to do a factory rebuild is $5k, and it's a whole brand new bike after that.

Harleys are just never thrown away. They're rebuilt so much, and frequently in a garage somewhere.
This is true, a fresh motor makes a big difference. I considered buying a used 103 motor off ebay for about 2500 with between 10 or 15k miles but for 6k I can get a new one with my trade in. Thats why I just get a new one every year.
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Buy my Triumph America so you don't have to worry about it. It has 1,800 miles.
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Buy my Triumph America so you don't have to worry about it. It has 1,800 miles.
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You cant lump all cruisers into a category for dependability. Simpler = easier to maintain , and the push-rod harleys are some of the longest lasting engines that can take an absolute thrashing and heating (they're air cooled afterall, even WITH their piston config)

I would not be hesitant to buy a harley with 20k (as long as its like 2005+) the older a bike gets, and the lower miles it has the MORE worried I am about it, a bike that is lets say a 1992 is now nearly 21 years old and lets assume it has 3,700 miles on it, thats not even enough miles for 2 oil changes and has sat for nearly 20 years unridden. Hi-mileage should translate into reliabilty if proper maintenance has been observed.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #28
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My 25 year old K75S has over 58,000 on it and it purrs down the road.

My 13 year old R1100RT has over 132,000 and runs like new. I've put 19K on it in less than two years.

I plan to ride them both on multi-thousand mile week-long rides this year.

Take care of a good bike with regular maintenance and it will run forever. I read a book by a guy that has over 500,000 miles on his bike.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:36 PM   #29
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My 25 year old K75S has over 58,000 on it and it purrs down the road.

My 13 year old R1100RT has over 132,000 and runs like new. I've put 19K on it in less than two years.

I plan to ride them both on multi-thousand mile week-long rides this year.

Take care of a good bike with regular maintenance and it will run forever. I read a book by a guy that has over 500,000 miles on his bike.
What book is that?
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