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Old 05-06-2007, 11:19 PM   #1
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Question how many miles is too much?

When buying a used bike, how many miles is too high? is there a certain amount of miles i should even consider?
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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I got mine with 30k. Just make sure you check it out 1st. I haven't had any problems with her.
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:26 PM   #3
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Just depends on who your buying it from and how well its been takin care of. If its been ragged on and abused then youll start having motor and trans problems early on. if its been takin care of then you can get thousands.

Take it to a local shop like Motorcycles Unlimited and have them give it a look before you buy
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:42 PM   #4
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Taking it to a shop or bring along a friend that knows alot about bikes is good


also look for single owners....a 3rd owner cannot tell you how the 1st and 2nd guys rode it
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:44 PM   #5
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Regular miles or "Gixxerbill" miles?
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:50 PM   #6
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Consider them all !!!
Only buy the one "YOU" will be happy with.
You are the one that will be paying for it.
Asking the person selling to take it to a shop for inspection would not be out of the question at all.
I have bought and sold bikes with high and low mileage. I personally would not take advantage of a person when seling my bikes, nor have I ever been stuck with a lemon when buying. Take your time and look everywhere. Some body somewhere is selling the bike you want.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:07 AM   #7
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Depending on who owned it, 5000 miles can be a lot or 50,000 miles can be a lot.
If you find something you like, bring it by and I'll do a visual inspection and test drive at no charge.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:40 AM   #8
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I agree that it all depends who you got it from.

Im currently looking for a new bike for myself, but used bike in general. I have found a few good deals but all the bikes had more miles than I wanted them to. If I get an f4i I want to pay 4,000 for an 01 with 15,000 or more miles but I dont want it to have more than 20,000

I also want an 03 636. I would pay 5gs for a bike with ~5000 miles or maybe 4500 for a bike with higher mileage. I just dont want a bike with 30,000 miles or really even 20,000 miles because when it comes time to sell it it might have 40-50,000 miles and I feel like the price/quality of the bike would start diminishing greatly after that point.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:58 PM   #9
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I think it depends on the type of riding that was done on the beast, and the quality of maintanance. Keep in mind, anything with 15K to 20K probably needs to get the values checked.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:33 PM   #10
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I wouldn't consider anything more than 10xxx miles. IMO
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:43 PM   #11
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If I didn't wreck 'em I'd easily put 20K a year on my bike
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:05 PM   #12
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:13 PM   #13
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i ve heard about, 20+miles on Bikes, will starts accumulating Problems!..with engine and tranny!...dont take my words for it tho!
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:25 PM   #14
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Really depends on how it was ridden and maintaned. I have seen bikes with 60,000 miles in much better shape than bikes with 6,000.

Than again I have seen bike completely screwed with only 4,000.

You can bring it buy and I will check it out free of charge, if the owner doesn't want to let a mechanic check it out thats always a bad sign in my book.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:15 AM   #15
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i had 50k on mine when i bought it...it was meticulously taken care of...looks and rides like it is new....and do the v-twins tend to hold up better than the inlines...curious
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