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Last night I was out and about, and I came across a motorcycle club called suicide tribe. They all those Hondas and if I can remember correctly they had 2 954's, 1 929 and one 600f4i. The F4i was being held together with zip ties, and one of the 954's had a couple of zip ties, a hole in the front fairing, and looked beat up. The other 954 was really nice and clean. And the 929 was a little beat up, but at most just looked like it was dropped/tipped. When I asked these guys how many miles their bikes had, I was a little shocked when they said all of them have over 80k. One of the 954's had 221k miles..... The guy said he was the original and used to ride from Palmdale to Long beach every single day for work. One of the other bikes had 170k and the other 2 were at 110 and 89. The guy with over 200k said he just changes oil every 2k miles, and he uses 20-50 I think he said. That and fluid changes regularly. One of (I forgot which) said he's dropped the bike over 20 times and each time he was a little nervous that something big was gonna happen, but nothing big ever did. Anyways, I guess that's all, I just wanted to share that with everyone. Now I'm not so worried, being that my bike has 17k miles lol.


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I sell them at 2 years old, with ~50K miles. They are running just fine, I just get tired of them. Properly treated your Honda will run well beyond 80K miles.
 

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Bike and cars is make to drive and ride. If you are buying a bike and just want to let it seat in the house then what's the point? I never understood people buying bike and only ride one every 4 months? If you are spent the money on either new or used bike. Enjoy it and ride it.


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People don't realize that these bikes will last as long as cars if they are maintained well and taken care of! The fact of the matter is, most bikes don't make it that long due to being wrecked! I always think it's funny that people freak out when a bike has a few miles!


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26k miles on my 07 600RR. 17k commuting miles and last 10k all track/race miles. Still original clutch...never checked valves, just oil changes after every track day or race weekend. Rotella T6 synthetic. I want to see how long it will go before the clutch goes...
 

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26k miles on my 07 600RR. 17k commuting miles and last 10k all track/race miles. Still original clutch...never checked valves, just oil changes after every track day or race weekend. Rotella T6 synthetic. I want to see how long it will go before the clutch goes...
I feel like you'll need to get the valves checked first, these clutches are pretty good! Plus you might get a slipper clutch or do some upgrade if you're getting fast enough times! :).


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26k miles on my 07 600RR. 17k commuting miles and last 10k all track/race miles. Still original clutch...never checked valves, just oil changes after every track day or race weekend. Rotella T6 synthetic. I want to see how long it will go before the clutch goes...
270k here on the original clutch.... grips perfect and everytime I've been into it the discs measured well within spec. I don't doubt one bit I'll get 300k out of the original
 

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its an engine, why would you worry at 17k miles -______________-

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My RR has just over 20k on it and I know because of that it will be harder to sell (if I ever decide to sell). People in the UK at least see a bike with over 20 k on and think its going to blow up. Its only because there arent many 20k+ bikes on the road because they are either written off or are cherished by the owner, who will use it every day and own it until it breaks.

I saw a bike at a bike meet that was 3 years old and had 70k+ on it because the owner used it for work, touring and as a blood bike (which is a uk charity where they use motorcycles out of hours (ie overnight) or during busy times to transport urgent medical things which could be anything from blood, to human tissue, to specialised baby formula or even x-rays that are needed urgently). I don't think you have that sort of thing in the US as you dont have free health care.. Or do you now? I've lost track.

But anyway, bikes will run for hundreds of miles if they arent wrecked first. IMO there is no point in owning a bike if you only put 100 miles on it a year. Use it, abuse it and enjoy it. And a bit of maintenance will go a long way
 

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its an engine, why would you worry at 17k miles -______________-

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Because its a mechanical device, and it WILL fail eventually. Trackday engines don't normally last past 6-7,000 miles at best. So if your buying used, you have every right to be worried if you didn't do your homework. Sure, hondas are better then everyone else but they still aren't perfect. Except F4i's. Those are perfect :banger:
 

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back in the day Nick Sanders did his first round the world record thing on a Triumph Daytona. when the bike clocked up 250,000 miles the factory bought it back off him and stripped the engine. you could still see the hone marks. there was no appreciable wear.

yes that was a Triumph but modern motorcycle engine production techniques do not vary greatly between manufacturers.

change the oil regularly and a motorcycle engine will run and run and run.
 
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