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Question: I have a 92 BMW R100GS that I spend about $1500 per year on in maintenance and repairs riding about 7500 miles per year.  This works out to $1,500/7,500= $0.20 per mile in maintenance and repairs (everything but gas). What do you spend per mile?
$0-0.10 - 18 (62.1%)
$0.11-0.20 - 8 (27.6%)
$0.21-0.30 - 1 (3.4%)
$0.31-0.40 - 1 (3.4%)
$0.41-0.50 - 0 (0%)
$0.51-0.60 - 0 (0%)
$0.61-0.70 - 1 (3.4%)
$0.71-0.80 - 0 (0%)
$0.81-0.90 - 0 (0%)
$0.91-1.00 - 0 (0%)
$1.01 or more - 0 (0%)
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2015, 11:26:25 am »

I'm anal with records and cost.  My Tiger since new has come me $0.323 per mile since new, excluding gas.  This does include the cost of the motorcycle, oil, tires, farkles, gear, other maintenance cost, etc.
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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2015, 03:16:09 pm »

My biggest expenses on any bike trip are hotels, food, and booze. Most often in that order.
Yet I never figure out a 'cost per dump'.
The bike's the cheapest park of the equation.
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2015, 09:58:57 pm »

I have it all in a spreadsheet, every last expense to include insurance, registration renewals, every farkle, every bit of gear to wear, tires, etc.  Bike was bought new in 2010.  Mine comes in at 68.6 cents per mile so far.  Daughters Honda Civic, bought used, comes in just over 30 cents a mile.  
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2015, 01:01:40 am »

What seemed like such a simple request has turned
into a wildly useless thread.
The OP asked for maintenance costs.
Not total cost of ownership.
Not operating costs.
Just maintenance costs. What it actually costs
to keep your motorcycle road worthy.
It's no wonder statistics are only worthwhile to
those providing them.
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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2015, 09:17:23 am »


What seemed like such a simple request has turned
into a wildly useless thread.
The OP asked for maintenance costs.
Not total cost of ownership.
Not operating costs.
Just maintenance costs. What it actually costs
to keep your motorcycle road worthy.
It's no wonder statistics are only worthwhile to
those providing them.



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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2015, 10:08:06 am »

Diversity is us.
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2015, 10:34:53 am »

Oil/filters, brakes, forks, valves, plugs, final drive oil and coolant divided by 69,982 miles makes about 3 cents per mile for my FJR1300 that I sold.

Haven't done the current ZX14 yet but I would think similar. Maybe less!





FJR1300 tires for 69,982 miles is about 3 1/2 cents per mile.
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2015, 11:23:59 am »

Ok - Gas and Maintenance (including tires) only

$0.19 per mile lifetime on my Wee
$0.26 per mile for the first 5000 miles on my Connie

A lot of that cost is tires.  I don't seem to get very good gas mileage for that matter either.   PR3 on the Wee; I considered wearing it out commuting because there was a lot of good tread left on it, but the Spring Meet was coming up.  

We could turn this into a tire & oil thread you know

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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2015, 03:29:49 pm »

Because the world clearly needs another demonstration of the superior qualities of synthetic oil  
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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2018, 01:42:13 pm »

Old thread, but what the hell, I'll bump it.

If I don't count farkles, my CBR500R is only $0.03/mile. Hondas don't need much or expensive maintenance.

An earlier comment reminded me of the tire cost part of the equation. A set of tires for my little CBR will probably be $250. Another $50 to mount and balance them using a local motorcycle mechanic. I'll probably get 10k out of a rear and 15k or until dry rot out of a front.  Let's call it $400 / 2 years or $200 / year. I used to think that would counter the cost of car tires and gas so that the bike is not more economical to ride. The car only needs tires every 60k or so, but they are $800 / set, + mounting and balancing. It works out about the same!
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