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    4 bikes - which is most likely to give no problems

    Ninja 1000
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    tracer 900
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    one day I was going through a "CL sell check on bikes" and interestingly enough, I saw a ninja650 with 120k miles. mentioned he had high mileage because due to commuting in California; ad also mentioned he never had issues on the bike other than wear and tear.

    After seeing this, i was like hell!! didnt think a bike would last as long! do you guys have any experience with high mileage? or what you guys currently drive thats high mileage? Reason I listed these 4 bikes is because I daily everyday and looking for a motorcycle I can depend on for daily driving with minimal issues.

    I went with a honda cb500x since you know...honda; but I am making this into a rally raid so it will be a 50/50 bike

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    Re: 4 bikes - which is most likely to give no problems

    HOOOOLY .... I would NOT buy any used bike with that many miles on it. I hit 50k on the ZX14 and that is considered very high for a sport bike. "commute miles" or not.

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    Re: 4 bikes - which is most likely to give no problems

    Go with the Yamaha - those things are practically bulletproof and most of them only require a valve check/adjustment every 26,000 miles. I had a 1982 Yamaha XJ650 that I put 55,000 miles on, sold it a friend and he put another 30,000 miles on it before he sold it. It was still running fine with no real issues at 85,000 miles.
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    Re: 4 bikes - which is most likely to give no problems

    Spider Bob has an R1 that he bought brand new and has some 86,000 miles on.

    My S1000RR is doing good, it's sitting at 21,000 right now.

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    Re: 4 bikes - which is most likely to give no problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Spider Bob has an R1 that he bought brand new and has some 86,000 miles on.
    That is a lot of miles for sport bike. Did he know the previous owner? You find so many ridden to shit bikes out there with high mileage on them.

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    Re: 4 bikes - which is most likely to give no problems

    While I will admit that a lot of bikes get trashed that is more the owners care or lack thereof than it is the mileage. Right now I have an 06 VFR800 with 108000 miles and it still does not use a drop of oil or make any noises. Last time I checked compression was right on spec. While I would check the valves every year or two it was around 60000 before I actually had to change a shim. I have had several bikes over the years that I have put 30, 40, or 50K on with no issues.

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    Re: 4 bikes - which is most likely to give no problems

    Quote Originally Posted by j0ker View Post
    That is a lot of miles for sport bike. Did he know the previous owner? You find so many ridden to shit bikes out there with high mileage on them.
    He knows him very, very well. So well in fact, that he's probably rubbed-one-out with him....
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    Re: 4 bikes - which is most likely to give no problems

    Ya joker failed at reading there!

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    Re: 4 bikes - which is most likely to give no problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Ya joker failed at reading there!
    Wow I sure did!

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