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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2012, 02:59:09 PM »

10k may be approaching the limit for a track only bike.  That's barely broken in for a streetbike.
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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2012, 03:06:47 PM »

Most people on that site have trouble staying alive for that many miles.
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2012, 03:08:20 PM »

Send all of your used up bikes to Rincewind's Recycling Service.   Thumbsup
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2012, 03:09:02 PM »


OP must be misquoting or omitting other parts of the story. Because otherwise it's too stupid to believe that they would actually print that.


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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2012, 03:44:47 PM »


10k may be approaching the limit for a track only bike.  That's barely broken in for a streetbike.


Im also a member over at gixxer.com and there are guys there with 60-70,000mi on their track bikes. They may not be all track miles but still.

I know there's one guy who had like 260,000mi, or something like that, before a deer ended his run on a GSXR750. I think hes a member here????  Headscratch

Youd have to try, and I mean REALLY, REALLY try to kill a modern bike by 10,000mi. It would take an epic level of stupidity to accomplish.  

That is perhaps the most idiotic thing Ive heard of being put into print in a LONG time. The bad thing about them printing garbage like this is that idiots take it as gospel truth and anyone selling a sportbike with a few miles on it just lost their resale.  Mad2
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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2012, 03:58:41 PM »




Im also a member over at gixxer.com and there are guys there with 60-70,000mi on their track bikes. They may not be all track miles but still.

I know there's one guy who had like 260,000mi, or something like that, before a deer ended his run on a GSXR750. I think hes a member here????  Headscratch

Youd have to try, and I mean REALLY, REALLY try to kill a modern bike by 10,000mi. It would take an epic level of stupidity to accomplish.  

That is perhaps the most idiotic thing Ive heard of being put into print in a LONG time. The bad thing about them printing garbage like this is that idiots take it as gospel truth and anyone selling a sportbike with a few miles on it just lost their resale.  Mad2


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And anyone who  thinks a motorcycle is done at 10k is an idiot.
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2012, 03:59:17 PM »


I don't buy bikes as an investment, or even think about resale when I purchase. I ride them into the ground Smile

Agree 100%

You should see bicycle forums -- it's like a bunch of girls talking about the season's hot purses, except that their purse is a $5000 piece of carbon fiber that saves them 10 watts over the previous $5000 nail.
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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2012, 04:17:03 PM »


The latest issue of Super Street Bike (May, p.67) remarks that at 10K miles a streetbike's engine is done.  That it's the equivalent to 100K on a car.  It's past peak.  They say "avoid the 10K mark like the plague."    





What the heck are you doing reading that shit-azz magazine?
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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2012, 04:24:56 PM »

I had an insurance adjuster try to pull that crap when my bike was run over with 20k on it.  Lol

My current one is almost at 30k, I would say I'd ride it until it dies but I'd really prefer to graduate and upgrade instead.
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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2012, 04:31:21 PM »

I know of a CBR600F2 that had over 60,000 racing miles on it, and never had more than an oil change and valve adjustment. The bike was converted to a race bike shortly after bought new, and was raced exclusively (literally 0 street use) for something like 12 years...3 of which were endurance racing.

Obviously we all know how silly that 10k thing is, but it's fun to think up examples.

Let's see, I apparently wore out 6.5 Daytona 1200 motors, 5+ V65 Sabre motors, 4 VF700F motors, 3 VF1000R motors, and I'm into my 6th CBR1100XX motor with much of the work done my the PO. I did dyno it recently, and with slip-ons and no other tuning it only managed 144.2bhp and 86ft/lbs of torque. Those numbers are at LEAST 1% lower than what I'd expect when the bike was new. Definitely time for the scrap heap.
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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2012, 04:32:28 PM »


10k may be approaching the limit for a track only bike.  That's barely broken in for a streetbike.


Not even...see posts above.
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2012, 04:42:56 PM »


The latest issue of Super Street Bike (May, p.67) remarks that at 10K miles a streetbike's engine is done.  That it's the equivalent to 100K on a car.  It's past peak.  They say "avoid the 10K mark like the plague."    



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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2012, 04:44:33 PM »

Oh, and my backhoe is probably scrap iron after 500 hours...
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2012, 04:57:34 PM »




What the heck are you doing reading that shit-azz magazine?


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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2012, 05:36:55 PM »

Maybe it's a type and they meant 100k miles?

We had a member here who put 200k miles on a CBR600 a few years ago.  If I remember correctly the bike wasn't even burning oil!
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2012, 06:10:28 PM »


Maybe it's a type and they meant 100k miles?

We had a member here who put 200k miles on a CBR600 a few years ago.  If I remember correctly the bike wasn't even burning oil!


The 2002 F4i I read about has 100+k on it. The guy didn't even adjust the valves until 50k. Its not burning oil either.  Headscratch Shrug
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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2012, 06:21:46 PM »

Over in the Buell subforum, rogue will tell you that multi-cylinder bikes with shim under bucket valve trains need adjustment at regular intervals. These 50K, 100k and above bikes with few adjustments must all be legend.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2012, 06:38:18 PM »

There is a VFR800 owner at the VFRD board.  He has an '02 VFR with 100k miles.  Valves adjusted only once in its life.  According to him, no oil burning and engine is still running strong, only the suspension needs work.
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« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2012, 06:44:21 PM »


Maybe it's a type and they meant 100k miles?

We had a member here who put 200k miles on a CBR600 a few years ago.  If I remember correctly the bike wasn't even burning oil!


That would prob be me, lol..... 2004 F4i currently sitting at just a little over 234,000.... running like a dream and ridden daily (actually just got home from work on it about 45 mins ago). Still doing trackdays with it as well.... (not that I'm actually fast or anything, but I'm working on that, haha). A little maintenance and sensible riding (and some common sense too) goes a loooong ways! Still amazes me how fast a squid can kill a bike though...

200k video + some recent updates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZUTfpw8NUM


Just put 460 something miles on last weekend in some fairly desolate locations throughout the mountains without a worry in the world

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« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2012, 06:44:45 PM »

Well, now I can just ask a prospective seller "Do you ever read Super Street Bike" and if yes, walk away.  Bigsmile
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