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Old 06-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by OldSchool View Post
Would anyone hear buy a Dualsport with 45,000 miles?
Single cylinder? That seems pretty high for a single cylinder... imo
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:05 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Jae View Post
depends on the bike. I had well over 60k miles on my Bandit 1200, and am pushing 73k on my Venture. I wouldn't buy a GSXR 600 with 40k miles on it, but that's just me. My general opinion is that assuming it hasn't been abused, the larger the engine, the more miles it will be able to handle. I know this isn't universally true, and like others have said, proper maintenance is more important than mileage.
Bigger motor more life out of it ??? How is this theory true?
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:06 PM   #23
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It IS important for sure.

Like the maintenance issue stated above, also consider your future plans.

Are you going to keep it in the garage as a queen and sell it when you're tired of looking at it? Wanting to get back what you put into it?
Are you going to put 20-30K miles on her and if or when she dies and you don't get anything out of it, you say you "got your monies worth"?
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:47 PM   #24
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I guess it similar to cars or any motor vehicles. Mileage plays a role in determining the wear on the engine and life, but if maintained well, the vehicle should function as any new vehicle would. I am not that knowledgable when in comes to the motors and mehanics of bikes; with that being said I have to rely on some research and helpful community blogs like these. Ex: possible going to purchase a ninja 250 next week in magnolia, tx and I highly doubt that person would ride the bike all the way to Motorcycles Unlimited just for them to inspect of for me, so now I just have to soak in some helpful information from my fellow riders and the Internet. Wish me luck ( I hope it's a good buy).
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Jerzey View Post
Bigger motor more life out of it ??? How is this theory true?
because a bigger motor means it has more power so it will have theoretically spent more time at lower rpms cause you don't need high rev's to run it as opposed to a smaller engine where the rider has to wring the pee out of it to keep it going.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:07 PM   #26
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The other thing to consider is if it has low miles and a several years old then it did a lot of sitting around and you will find other issues. Like hoses deteriorating, sediments in the carbs or gas tank, lack of oil changes, get the point. I have 45,000 miles on my 954 and it runs like scalded ape but, I'm on top of the maintenance.

The amount of miles on newer bikes is a minimal concern. Sport bikes are made to take a beating and come back for more. The things you need to look for are leaks, over all appearance to make sure it never been wrecked, how it runs and sounds (make sure there is smoke or no wierd sounds or sputters). Its the stuff you can't see that might end up costing you in the long run.
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