Hey guys I was now how long is the lifespan expectancy or an 07-08 bike. I know they havnt been around long enough to start dieing on people, but hoe many miles should I expect out of one of these machines?
I figure with such a high revving engine it can't last as long as a car, like 100,000.
Jw cause Im buying a used bike and dont want to buy something that will on last another 10,000 miles.
it's not even really 'high-revving' oem for a 600. the limiter could be raised to 16k w/out any real additional stress to the motor. so it's actually being ridden gently if revved to redline & shifting to next gear @ 15k
you do your part w/regular oil changes, dinosaur or synthetic & use quality fuel. keep that air filter up to date too & the engine will probably out last your interest & possibly your life depending on how many miles you log a year. ie i've seen 03-06 6rr w/over 250k miles more than a few times.
all the riders have done is regular maintenance & ridden them like any sport bike should be ridden. revved to near red-line & shifted to next gear.
most valve checks revealed no need for adjustment to well beyond 100k miles w/most of these bikes too. so next time you see a high mileage bike ask what they've done & about the valves. the two answers will also tell you more about how well engineered these bikes are now days. most brands too, not just honda.
the 07/08 has been their best motor released to date
my race/street bike can rev to 16.5k & i've put over 10k track only already, w/about 10-12k street miles mostly canyon/coastal/mountain miles. no real commuting or running errands, few freeway miles just to get to back-roads.
engine seem to be making best power right now. so am thinking i should dyno again & see if it's really improved or not. takes a bit to break-in good enough for maximum power output over the life of an engine. most tuners say that motors make their best horsepower from 15k-65-80k miles. this is mild or no port job, shaving head minimal amount; if done @ all, & copper/metal gasket. but oem gasket is good enough
keep the motor oem unless you're trying to race some 600cc open superbike class, then it'd be worth cracking the block, otherwise the oem motors are more than adequate for any spirited riding or racing.
how many miles do you ride a year?