MulletTruck
MulletTruck HalfDork
8/20/18 1:29 p.m.

I have read a few times here people mentioning mileage on bikes. I know what the general public thinks, I worked in Dealerships for many years.

For me and all the bikes I have had over the past 30 years I would have to say anything under 40K miles is low and its just getting broke in. 

Since 87 I have had 9 bikes go over 100K, 5 of those went over 175K with only one with a cam that lost its lobes at 145K, 3 that went over 200K (my current bike just went over 200K on Friday) and 1 that went 285K.

All of these bikes ran when I gave them away except the 1989 GSXR750/1200. 

I usually only burn Arco gas, all my oil changes are with Shell Rotella Dino oil, valve adjustments happen when I have to raise the idle. I also run K&N filters dry.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
8/20/18 2:16 p.m.

I would say on an Air Cooled bike,  north of 100K is getting in high miles. 

Goldwing with 150K?  That's a new bike still.

 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
8/20/18 2:24 p.m.

In reply to Grtechguy :

YEAH, I think it really matters the bike. 

MulletTruck
MulletTruck HalfDork
8/20/18 3:15 p.m.
Grtechguy said:

I would say on an Air Cooled bike,  north of 100K is getting in high miles. 

Goldwing with 150K?  That's a new bike still.

 

My current bike is a Bandit 1200 that is air/oil cooled as was the bike that went 285K, All the others were Water Cooled.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro PowerDork
8/20/18 3:33 p.m.

I've owned 'Guzzis and water cooled Hondas.

Multiple hundreds of thousands of trouble free miles is the norm.

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