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Question: What's the highest number of miles you ever put on a bike?
10-20K - 27 (8.8%)
20K-30K - 39 (12.7%)
30K-40K - 46 (14.9%)
40K-50K - 26 (8.4%)
50K-60K - 36 (11.7%)
60K-70K - 23 (7.5%)
70K-80K - 20 (6.5%)
80K-90K - 17 (5.5%)
90K-100K - 22 (7.1%)
100K or More (Tell us below!) - 52 (16.9%)
Total Voters: 308

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« Reply #80 on: July 09, 2013, 10:06:14 pm »

 EEK!
WOW!
The story here is that almost 20% of the people on this board have put more than 100k miles on a bike and fully 25% have put more than 90,000 miles on one.
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« Reply #81 on: August 12, 2013, 09:46:45 am »

Did this http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q13/bikerfish1100/2013%20MOA%20Trip/100000_zps4e6c1a2d.jpg
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« Reply #82 on: October 06, 2013, 06:32:37 am »

An acquaintance of mine had 260,000 on his one-owner 1997 Valkyrie when I lost touch with him over a year ago.  He'd never had the valve covers off; it burned no oil; it ran as well as my 1998 Valkyrie with 65,000.  He was beginning to baby it a little, saying the compression was slightly down.  I never saw a trace of visible exhaust from it even on the few occasions when he corked it on when I was behind him.  But then he gave the Valkyrie a lot more attention than he gave his wife.
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« Reply #83 on: October 06, 2013, 09:39:19 pm »

I have 94K on my 1986 Concours....but I only put the last 34K on it
I put 74K on a 2000 ZRX before selling it
Have 32K on my 2007 FZ6

I also have 250,000 miles on my 2004 Honda....but it's a CRV, not a bike.   Lol   I do plan to keep it until it reaches 500K if I can....it's the perfect 4 wheeled vehicle for me.

Has anyone else ever tried to figure out how many miles they have ridden and/or driven in their lifetime?

I figure I've ridden somewhere around 250,000 miles and probably close to a 750,000 miles of driving over the last 40 years.....around 1 million total miles and LOTS of oil and tires..... EEK!
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« Reply #84 on: November 10, 2013, 12:14:41 am »

I was at 20 - 30 K when I voted.  Now have 53,000 on a 2010 Honda NT700V.  
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« Reply #85 on: April 18, 2014, 08:44:36 pm »

I have 363,000 miles on 1991 HD FXRS-CONV and 323,000 mies on 2003 DL1000 V-Strom. The Strom has never had the engine opened up and has been pennies to operate over the years, just routine maintenance. The H-D on the other hand has cost me enough for 2-3 new bikes Smile I havent ridden it in about 2 years! POS.
 Just got back from 5600 mile 50cc ride Jacksonville Beach FL to San Diego CA an the Strom didnt miss a beat!! Maintenance write ups are on VSRI and Stromtrooper forums if anybody cares to read.
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« Reply #86 on: May 31, 2014, 12:08:21 am »

I have put 60,000 miles on my 2002 Bandit 1200 in 8 years. The bike has been good to me.
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« Reply #87 on: June 30, 2014, 03:54:36 pm »

With 4 bikes it's really hard to accumulate miles on any particular bike. I enjoy them all equally and distribute my riding time equally. My bikes have similar mileage: lowest is just over 19,000 and the highest with just over 22,000. The harley has the most mileage because it's the only one the wife will ride on.  Bigsmile Nuff said.
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« Reply #88 on: June 30, 2014, 07:19:16 pm »

The most I have logged on a bike is 11,500 in a single season. Have not owned one long enough to go more than that since. Hope to clear that up with the next bike tho.
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« Reply #89 on: July 13, 2014, 05:42:28 pm »

The VFR has 74K. And climbing.
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« Reply #90 on: July 21, 2014, 12:38:51 pm »

I put over 160,000 miles on a '91 Suzuki Katana.  Had to do the top end twice on that.  Since then I put on 90,000 miles on a 2003 FJR then 107,000 miles on a 2006 FJR (I would still have that one but hit a deer and totaled it.)  Now I have a 2012 Super Tenere with 30,000 miles on it and a 2014 FJR that has 10,000 miles in 2 1/2 months.
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« Reply #91 on: July 21, 2014, 01:07:25 pm »

Just turned 281,000 on the FJR Sunday. Never been in the motor internally.
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« Reply #92 on: July 21, 2014, 08:10:15 pm »

Turned 75,000 miles on my 2-1/2 year old Griso 8V this weekend.
Still have quite a ways to catch up to my '00 GSXR750 that had just shy of 260,000 went I hit that damn forest rat 2-1/2 years ago.
Will an air/oil cooled V-Twin last as long as a water cooled I-4 ??
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« Reply #93 on: July 21, 2014, 08:27:41 pm »


Turned 75,000 miles on my 2-1/2 year old Griso 8V this weekend.
Still have quite a ways to catch up to my '00 GSXR750 that had just shy of 260,000 went I hit that damn forest rat 2-1/2 years ago.
Will an air/oil cooled V-Twin last as long as a water cooled I-4 ??

I think so. As long as you don't do a lot of bumper to bumper and slow in-town riding. Smile
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« Reply #94 on: July 27, 2014, 08:36:24 am »

Got back into riding 8 years ago;
Started with a new V Strom 650 which my wive pilfered after 16k KM's.  Went to the bigger Strom which had 39k KM's when I got it, I traded it at 88k for a VFR 1200 demo with 4k KM's which now has 30k.
Think I'll try to find out how long this one will last.

Guess I can use this as my into, hi everyone.
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« Reply #95 on: July 29, 2014, 08:53:21 am »

I am now up to 62,000 on the NT700V and going strong.

Can you re-vote?
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« Reply #96 on: July 29, 2014, 09:53:23 am »


 EEK!
WOW!
The story here is that almost 20% of the people on this board have put more than 100k miles on a bike and fully 25% have put more than 90,000 miles on one.
People on this board KNOW how to travel!
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Not really.  Almost 20% of the people who responded to this poll have put more than 100k on a bike.  I would guess that there are a lot of people who don't respond to the poll because they don't ride a lot.  

Despite the %, I agree there are a lot of riders here with a lot of miles on motorcycles.  
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« Reply #97 on: July 29, 2014, 10:25:38 am »

I can never seem to keep a bike long enough to get near 100k.  Everytime I buy a new one, I think this will be the one I keep long term.  Then a new model is released Smile

Longest I've kept one was 40k.
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« Reply #98 on: September 21, 2014, 08:19:06 pm »

02 Bandit 1200S, picked it up in March of 08 with 5400 miles on and she is now sitting just over 72,000 miles.
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« Reply #99 on: January 31, 2015, 12:14:58 am »

I would love to have been in the majority of people that put over 100k on their bikes but a low-side ended that possibility on my Sprint at 46k.  I've got a brand-spanking-new N1K that I'm hoping I can break the 50k (or evn the 100k) barrier with.   Smile   Time will tell......
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