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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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What's High Mileage on a Sportbike??

So I am researching a tune-up for my gixxer, 2007 600cc bought April of last year, and the guy is suprised I am already at the 15k tune-up. So I am wondering what people think if that truely is high mileage? He said by 13k there usually wrecked, bent frame or blown engine, thoughts???
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its true.. the majority of sportbikes dont make the first valve adjustment because they get wrecked.
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For everyday regular riding, 13k is nothing...given good maintenance practice.

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For a full-time track bike...... 13K might be the second motor.


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For a 2007 in IL, you have high mileage. But with proper care, a street bike can last for many,many miles. Most sport bikes in this area don't even see 5K/yr.

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Most sport bikes in this area don't even see 5K/yr.
This is precisely why many people think 15k and above is "high mileage". Ask Thirdgenlxi what high mileage is. He just turned 100k with his F4i

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Didn't seem like much in my book, thats why I couldnt believe he was suprised. I got rid of the Katana so that I could put on a 100k without having to worry about it breaking down! Nothing worse than being broken down in no mans land Wisconsin.
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This is precisely why many people think 15k and above is "high mileage". Ask Thirdgenlxi what high mileage is. He just turned 100k with his F4i
just crossed 152,xxx on his most recent trip. Wrote up his usual after the ride report with a crap ton of pictures
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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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well for a sport bike, he's right. they are either wadded up or stolen before you get to 21K.

I personally have an 89 Katana 750 with 59,689 miles on it. It's at the point where it needs a top end because I can't adjust the carbs any more and keep it running. My Gixxer 1100 got stolen with 8400 miles on it.

alot of people buy them and don't ride them other then on the weekend, when they aren't doing anything else.

both of my last two bikes were purchased "used" with less then 1000 miles on the clocks, the last one had but 416 miles on the clocks.
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Don't worry, it will start to break down lol. I didn't see any mechanical issues with my bike until 45k . So you still have some time before you should have to worry about that. Since you have the CC extended warranty, prepare to fix the bike with your own money if something happens .

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Sounds like it's just broke in..

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I Have just over 13k on my 05 CBR 600rr and about 2k on my 08 1000rr

All and all I don't ride much during the work week and MANY weekends are missed due to weather! I also have this unbelievable luck when it comes to the state to state rides that tend to ALWAYS happen when I have to work! Not to mention that about 3 season's ago I grew very tired of riding with POSERS and damn near parked the bike that year.

So mileage for me is a slow progression.

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I Have just over 13k on my 05 CBR 600rr and about 2k on my 08 1000rr

All and all I don't ride much during the work week and MANY weekends are missed due to weather! I also have this unbelievable luck when it comes to the state to state rides that tend to ALWAYS happen when I have to work! Not to mention that about 3 season's ago I grew very tired of riding with POSERS and damn near parked the bike that year.

So mileage for me is a slow progression.
Hey i got ya out to portage bike night. That was a cool time. Probly a good 60-80 miles for ya there. Now just stop hanging out with those posers shelly and chey and you will get some miles under ya lol

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I just clicked past 19,500 on mine
bought it almost exactly 2 years ago with 5400 on the clock

the 2 previous owners averaged only 1350miles/year
Im averaging 7050 a year so far
the bike is averaging 3250 a year now

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I'd consider this high mileage:



From a guy over at ST-N on his 2000 GSX-R750.

Hell - I wish I had that much time to ride!! I thought 43k on my '99 B12 was a lot!
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I'd consider this high mileage:



From a guy over at ST-N on his 2000 GSX-R750.

Hell - I wish I had that much time to ride!! I thought 43k on my '99 B12 was a lot!



I wish I had that much time, and could stand the SV seat for that long!

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as long as the bike is clean, and taken care of...miles dont mean squatt...i have over 22k on mine..and picked her up not quite yet 3 years ago with 14k on it...so i have been putting miles on her as much as i can as long as weather is good...hell, when we had that 1 week not long ago where it was all 70's i rode my bike every day, everywhere...

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
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i have over 19k here and still scares the crap out of me lol....love dis bike so much
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Check you valve clearence !! and change the oil.

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No not you.
Bikes in general I've seen many burnt valves this year I'm kind of on a valve clearance promotion thing.

It's a 5 hr service or so.maybe some shims $150-200

Repair is about 15hr service with the gaskets and all new shims over $700

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25K on my bike and people say its low.
For a BMW - yes. For a sportbike, not as much due to reasons mentioned above.

If it was me buying a used sportbike - I think the original owner itself would have a LOT to do with the purchase.

If the guy keeps a clean shop and has other bikes/cars that are immaculate, I'd feel good about the purchase.

I went with a friend some years ago to check out a CBR600F3. The guy had an 80s El Camino and the paint on it was nicer than my new car. He also had a CBR1100XX that looked brand new - to my surprise it had like 50k miles on it. You could also eat off the floor in his garage and every tool had it's place. <----- This is the kinda person to buy a bike from.
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im planning on putting 12k this year... only got 600. who is up for some trips with me!

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