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Old 04-10-2007, 05:09 PM   #21
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Im wondering bout my ZX10R... Ive got 11k mi on it and im getting scared... ahah... Its still as strong as day one... But it just seems like these bikes take so much abuse.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:20 PM   #22
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i know its not an R6, but my R1 has over 72000 miles on it and i've never taken it easy on that bike... never a mechanical failure
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What are some of the major maintnence intervals?
And does synthetic make a difference?
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:42 PM   #24
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I had almost 50K on my 2001 gixxer 1K when I sold it off. I had 26k miles on it in the first year alone. My bike was very strong all the way until I blew it up. It spun the #1 bearing (known problem with oil starvation) and then that caused it to hit some valves. That made it toast. I replaced the motor before I sold it off.

I changed the oil every 1-1.5K miles. Every time I was putting on a new rear tire, the oil was getting changed.

The thing is that you never know when the motor is going to just go on it. We are talking about a machine. Sometimes they have closer tollerances and sometimes they don't. There is no real way to determine how long a motor will last. We just have to bow down to the laws of averages and accept it.
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I had almost 50K on my 2001 gixxer 1K when I sold it off. I had 26k miles on it in the first year alone. My bike was very strong all the way until I blew it up. It spun the #1 bearing (known problem with oil starvation) and then that caused it to hit some valves. That made it toast. I replaced the motor before I sold it off.

I changed the oil every 1-1.5K miles. Every time I was putting on a new rear tire, the oil was getting changed.

The thing is that you never know when the motor is going to just go on it. We are talking about a machine. Sometimes they have closer tollerances and sometimes they don't. There is no real way to determine how long a motor will last. We just have to bow down to the laws of averages and accept it.
If you were wearing out a tire in 1.5 k then you were riding hard. Way cool but that is real hard on an engine and no wonder it gave up.
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That's what everyone else said. Did I mention the cush drive failure too? lol...I managed to snap all of the bolts in the cush drive. It locked up the rear wheel just before a sweeper. I was like whoa!
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:50 PM   #27
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I put well over a 100,000 miles on my 1981 CB900 Custom. Now I did have to replace the head gasket twice on it but that was a minor job, really. This was an air cooled engine too. With all the water cooled engines nowadays, I don't think you should have any problem getting up to 100k without any major engine work as long as you follow the owners manual's specifications in terms of maintenience work.

I change bikes virtually every year now. Shame on me but I've gotten spoiled. I want the next best thing out there every year.
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That's what everyone else said. Did I mention the cush drive failure too? lol...I managed to snap all of the bolts in the cush drive. It locked up the rear wheel just before a sweeper. I was like whoa!
I bet. Can't nobody accuse you of not riding to the full potential of the bike.
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I bet. Can't nobody accuse you of not riding to the full potential of the bike.
Too bad all of it was on the street and not the track. That bike never saw the track.
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Too bad all of it was on the street and not the track. That bike never saw the track.
I am working on the whole track thing. I am getting old and scared of hurting myself. I have seen enough e.r. rooms for a life time. I ride now just to smell the air and get away from my cell phone.:confused1
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:40 PM   #32
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i've got close to 200k on my 99 cbr 600......... honda baby, honda
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Some good discussion, appreciate it!

As far as valve adjustments go, what are the price ranges? I'll be needing to do this in about 6000 miles. At my rate, that'll be around December.

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i've got close to 200k on my 99 cbr 600......... honda baby, honda

thats insane
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:37 PM   #35
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I know several Magna owners (Honda V4) well into the 80s and 90s on mileage and even a couple with 140K on their bikes.

I can't answer your question specifically on the valve adjustment. I know on the Honda V4s they use a shim and bucket valve design, and while the maintenance schedule calls for the valves to be adjusted and check at 16,000 miles no one ever needs it until 50 or 60K.

I'd check for an R6 specific website or forum. Hopefully you'll find a wealth of information there specific for your bike. I've learned a ton about my bike that way.
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I imagine the majority of bikes are either wrecked or ruined (ran with no oil, or reassembled incorrectly) and never even really fail.

Keep up with it, your fine for SOME time.
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This thread makes me feel so much better about buying an r6 now
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