How many miles?

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  1. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    How many miles do you have on your bike? I'm curious because I thought I remembered reading from somewhere that bike engines are not like car engines and that they do not last as long. I'm reaching here but I think I remember something in the ball park of 30k miles. I have about 5k on it now after about 8 months of riding. I also ride a 05 kawi zx-6r. How long does a bike engine last with proper maintanence and not having to change out major parts?
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

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    As long as you take care of it and do the required maintence bike engines can go a long time, the reason you dont see many high milage sportbikes is they usually end up wrecked before the miles get that high. I had about 30k on my CBR when i killed it.
     
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    almost 40k on a '03 919.
     
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    Here is a good link on milage.

    http://www.zx-12r.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=42944

    Late
     
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    I have like 3K on my new one.

    On of the guys I ride with has a 02 zx6r with over 60K on it. Thing works great too
     
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    I had 46 XXXkm on my '91 Balius, the z750 has about 5000km on it atm.
     
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    I've never heard of a bike with 100,000 miles on it (like a car), but I've seen a lot with 50-60,000 miles.
     
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    Knew a guy with a VFR with 120k on it, several years back there was an article in sport rider or cycle world 250k on a 900RR.
     
  9. ChatChai

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    That is true. Sportbikes especially would get wrecked before reaching those mileages couple with people always wanting to get new bikes. It's good to know that I see reaching 50k+ Would anyone ever by a bike that has that many miles anyways?
     
  10. V!

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    I have 7,900 miles on my R1
    I had 14,000 miles on my 600rr when i sold it
     
  11. V!

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    I personally wouldn't buy a bike with over 20,000 miles
     
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    2004 Yamaha R1: 14,400
    2006 Yamaha R6: 40 :big grin:
     
  13. toezter

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    13k on my 99 GSXF600. i've put on a little over 1k tho.

    MSF instructor brought in his mid 70's BMW with 200k. he hasn't even rebuilt the engine yet, mostly doing routine maintenance.
     
  14. Rummy

    Rummy "bored and extremely dangerous"

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    part of that shit is from the old days of air cooled bike engines. They *really* didn't last all that long before needed work.
     
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    I thought air-cooled bikes lasted longer :dunno:

    There are less mechanical parts.
     
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  17. V!

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    If only i could take the depreciation hit, I'd love to have a new bike........:hs:
     
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    "72,000 on my A2 "

    Issues:-
    Occasional jerky throttle, sorted out by simply resetting the TPS.
    Had the oil in the stator problem at circa 40k.
    Replaced the leaky radiator with a second from eBay, the old one had huge holes in it where the fins simply wore away. (got a rad guard now off of eBay).
    Also replaced the thermostat (bitch!).
    I have suffered from disc warping fairly often and I have just junked the Tokico calipers and just bought a brand new set of Nissin 6 pots, (same as the ZX7RR) for £375. Don't use Kawasaki rotors now either. Time will tell.
    Intermittent neutral gear sensor problem, new cable and sensor.
    Just had the inner and outer forks seals replaced as the outers were beginning to perish.

    I change the oil and air filters every 5k and the oil every 10k, fuel injection balanced and the valves checked every 20k with usually not much needing doing. Still on the original clutch.

    I have just had all of the alloy parts off and powder coated as the winter had dulled them. Also had the engine side cases coated silver,the swingarm off and powder coated (the old one was bubbling up badly from the original hugger fitting). All swingarm bearings were replaced but they were actually still ok. Currently having the tank cover and fairing panels re-painted all blue (dumping the decals). I'll post a pic when it's done.


    Should be good for another 72,000 [​IMG]

    Originally posted by "shiggsy"
    On ZX-12R.org

    Morale of the story is take care of it and it will last. Ride like a squid and.........
     
  19. V!

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    Totally agree

    If i had the patience to take advantage of keeping a bike for a long time, you could really get your money out of it
     
  20. RexPokinghorn

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    Eh, I'm not planning on selling them... maybe giving it away after I'm done with it.
     

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