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Question: What's the highest number of miles you ever put on a bike?
10-20K - 24 (9.3%)
20K-30K - 33 (12.8%)
30K-40K - 37 (14.3%)
40K-50K - 23 (8.9%)
50K-60K - 29 (11.2%)
60K-70K - 17 (6.6%)
70K-80K - 17 (6.6%)
80K-90K - 15 (5.8%)
90K-100K - 20 (7.8%)
100K or More (Tell us below!) - 43 (16.7%)
Total Voters: 258

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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2012, 11:40:44 AM »

Highest on a bike: just over 20K on the Sprint. I'm in the 'keep swapping' club, though it's not boredom as much as realising it's not QUITE the right bike and tweaking it is going to get EXPENSIVE. (Or, in the case of the KTM, that it was possessed and whatever demon lurked inside hated me with a passion. But anyway)

Cars? My Scooby is a first model year WRX, so over 10 years old and has over 150k miles. With a telecommuting job and a bike as a run-around, it sees many, many less miles than it used to in the first 5 years I owned it.
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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2012, 11:41:04 AM »

My numbers are low only because I've not been riding that long.  Stated in June 2008 and put 15,000 miles on bike #1, Suzuki GS500F.  Bought bike #2 in late December 2010, Honda NT700V, and now have 23,000 on that one.  No plans to change bikes any time soon so will likely see some high numbers.

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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2012, 01:32:29 AM »

2002 BlackBird. 180,600 kms as of last Sunday.
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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2012, 01:39:14 AM »

I have over 90K miles on my K12, and still going strong. (I've been riding the F this week, but I'll ride the K tomorrow.)

The engine uses about 1/2 qt every 6K miles, which it has done since I bought it barely-used.

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2012, 09:11:11 AM »

The old-Conc I had rolled over 150k before exploding (almost literally).  Current bike's got about 35k on it, but I'll probably keep it for a long time.  Now that my round-trip commute is 60 miles, I expect to roll the odometer a lot more.
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2012, 12:42:18 PM »

I put 120k on a 1980 HD Electraglide. This was supposedly among the worst of the AMF years.
The bike was almost flawless for the 20 years I had her. I sold it to someone in the neighborhood so I still see it being ridden...alot.

Since then I've put 50k on a Valkyrie I/S.
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2012, 04:23:44 PM »


I put 120k on a 1980 HD Electraglide. This was supposedly among the worst of the AMF years.
The bike was almost flawless for the 20 years I had her. I sold it to someone in the neighborhood so I still see it being ridden...alot.

Since then I've put 50k on a Valkyrie I/S.
I had a 71 Fl that ran flawless for 60k for me so I guess not all of them were bad. It even drug a hack around for a year and a half
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2012, 01:08:27 PM »

Still impressive! Over 61% of the 70 poll responders (as of this post) have put more than 50K miles on their bikes. That's awesome.
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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2012, 01:22:37 PM »

Over 100k on my old 78GL1000 Inlove  I really liked that ride, well that is until I got something with power and handling.

I bought the GL from the original owner,  within a month quit my job and hit the road for the summer. She only left me stranded once (flat tire). With the Vetter fairing and boxes she was a tank but I could ride all day and still dance a jig.

Did (I think) 60 or 70k on the FJR before I realized I was too tall for it.

Think I will keep my current bike till I can no longer keep it running (BMW 1150GSA)  or I lust for something new Bigsmile
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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2012, 01:26:51 PM »

Last bike; '00 GSXR750; just shy of 260k miles.
It was (damn forest rats) my first motorcycle on which the odometer actually kept working.
Hope my replacement; Moto Guzzi Griso 8V 1200; lasts just as long if not more.

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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2012, 03:54:12 PM »

over 80k on an old Guzzi before I sold it.
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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2012, 10:18:14 PM »

106,000 miles on the Hayabusa (that's a bit over 170,000 kilometers) and am heading out on am 8,000 mile trip next month.

I had a rectifier/regulator bail three years ago. Just black melted plastic down the side of the bike. It's the only time a malfunction has left me on the side of the road.

Now I've gotten myself in a poor situation from time to time and the bike has a few cracks and scrapes from rides down dirt roads but we do eventually get out.



Before the Alaska trip, I had the pipes exchanged for a four-in-to-1 Yosh and Power Commander III more for a little better sound. While they were doing that, I had them replace several seals and had a ring job done (since they were in there) as well as adjust the valves (the first time they ever needed to be adjusted). I was complimented on the condition of the cam chain (which they replaced) not believing it was from a 'busa with 85,000 miles on it.

I have no plans on getting rid of it and expect it'll have to be stolen or crashed before I'll go for another bike.

It's a great bike and fits me perfectly.

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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2012, 10:31:15 PM »

the most i ever put was on the Busa, that i bought used with 3100 miles, and i put another 28k miles before i sold it cause i thought the wife didn't like the wind bobbin her head around. found out months later she actually loved that bike. DANGIT!!
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« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2012, 11:39:12 PM »

I've put about 15,000 miles on my R1100RT-P, but it currently has 83,500 miles on it. That's not the most mileage I've put on a bike, I had a 2001 Yamaha YZF-600R that I put 20,000 miles on, and it was still going strong like the day it was new. I think any bike can get to high mileage, and you'll find many of them on this forum, www.sport-touring.net, due to the type of riders most often found here.

(I took the liberty of bolding the important parts to make it easier for you to read and understand, in case you're retarded.)
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« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2012, 12:28:04 AM »


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« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2012, 07:15:05 AM »

'77 RD400E sold at 17K for,
'80 CB750F totaled at 29K and bought,
'76 RD400D sold at 35K sold for,
'82 XJ650 Seca sold at 22K for,
'85 GPz900R sold at 33K along with
'85 RZ350 racebike at 13K (X4. Race miles are hard)
'82. XJ650 Seca sold at 57K due to gearbox failure
'92 XT600E sold at 21K due to unemployment
'08 Breva 1200 Sport sold at 6K due to unemployment (I loved.that bike)
'01 GSF1200S with 37K and would be more if it didn't have to share time with the 2 bikes above it.

Only 2 of these bikes were subject to failures, one mechanical (my 2nd Seca) and one rider (I threw the Honda down the road).  Properly cared for the modern motorcycle, say post '75, can last a long time.
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« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2012, 08:09:15 AM »

My current ride, a Kawasaki C14 will pass 40,000mi. this week, almost double what my other bikes have gone.
Plus, this is the longest time I've spent with the same bike, over three years.
I'm constantly thinking about trading or selling it for something different, BUT everytime I ride it I say to myself, "self what are you nuts, this bike was custom made for you!"  Bigsmile
At 40,000mi. it's starting to loosen-up a bit, show a bit of wear & tear (it's black), but it's a 100,000mi. no major problem bike.
If Kawasaki put it on a diet and lose 50lb., IMO it would be the perfect sport-tourer.
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« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2012, 10:03:15 PM »

'81 Honda GL1100 Interstate  146,352 miles
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« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2012, 10:10:33 PM »


I've put about 15,000 miles on my R1100RT-P, but it currently has 83,500 miles on it. That's not the most mileage I've put on a bike, I had a 2001 Yamaha YZF-600R that I put 20,000 miles on, and it was still going strong like the day it was new. I think any bike can get to high mileage, and you'll find many of them on this forum, www.sport-touring.net, due to the type of riders most often found here.

(I took the liberty of bolding the important parts to make it easier for you to read and understand, in case you're retarded.)


dang, and here i thought it was some special coding or some super secret squirrel shit.

 15,000 R1100RT-P  83,500 put a R on new can find riders often bolding retarded.


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« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2012, 10:17:02 PM »

95K and counting on my 05 ST1300. No oil use between 5k mile changes. Valve adjustment checked for the first time at 92k. No adjustment required.

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