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Offline Dukie

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20,000m on the clock
« on: September 05, 2015, 02:23:29 PM »
My bike turned 20,000 miles old today.
First of my 9 bikes to reach that milestone.

Other than a blown fuse i caused. I neautral light switch failure i cant think of a single problem.
I have wanted to sell the bike for the last 8000miles but havent found a more capable all rounder worth the enormous differnece in price.
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Re: 20,000m on the clock
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 03:16:29 PM »
Well done Dukie; might as well run it into the ground now - as you say the difference in price to change probably won't be worth looking at now.
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Re: 20,000m on the clock
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 04:25:38 PM »
It is a shame that the bike is so good that you can't justify trading it.   :008:

Personally, I'm a buy and ride type.  I'm hoping that I can keep riding long enough to turn 100K miles with it.
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Re: 20,000m on the clock
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 11:26:32 PM »
20k isn't that much really. I used to do 10k per year just commuting. Guess you don't suffer from having to work  :008:

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Re: 20,000m on the clock
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 12:10:24 AM »
20k on a bike isn't anything and I am sure there are plenty of us who have frequently done more than that in a year, but it is when you come to trade a bike in, especially since the X is so cheap new and Honda have sold quite a few so there are plenty around secondhand; and most of those will only have done a handful of miles.
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Re: 20,000m on the clock
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 06:47:25 AM »
Clocked up 20,000km on mine a month or two ago, and like you, its been problem-free. The only issue ever was one morning the bike backfired on starting, and flooded... Took a minute to clear the fuel but once cleared, ran fine - that was at around 12000km.

New tires at 14000km, and at almost 22000km it needs new sprockets and chain.
If it's too wet to ride, you might be underwater.

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Re: 20,000m on the clock
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015, 10:05:43 AM »
Im commuting 800miles a month. The rest is made out of touring france
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Re: 20,000m on the clock
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 11:04:31 AM »
It's good to know the bikes are clocking up the miles without any major issues. I'm only at 11k, but having moved will now be doing 10k/year commuting.

Dukie: I know it doesn't change the price to change, but if you look at the running costs of the X, it has probably been a pretty cheap 20k miles in terms of pence per mile. Mine costs me 12p/mile, excluding depreciation, or 20p/mile depreciated over 6 years, which is pretty cheap motoring.

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Re: 20,000m on the clock
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 08:52:51 PM »
5125 purchase
20200miles at 72mpg = 280.55 galons = 1,452 on petrol
114road tax
600 service 203
8,000  service 160
16,000 service 908 (inc tyres chain and sprockets
Oil36
102 fit fog lights
160 rear tyre changed
385 top box and rack
268 fog light switcj fix/knuckle gaurd buy ans installed
164 Chain and sprockets
360 panniers and rack

 insurance of about 1400 for two years
Total cost of 2 years ownership.... 10,837 Ouch!

 
It is actually more.
Lost receipts for.
Hugger,
stands centre and side,
motowerks peg and seat lowering kits.
Wunderlich screen lip,
Honda taller screen
Heated grips
Screeb mounting kit

Call it 600more
« Last Edit: September 06, 2015, 09:00:33 PM by Dukie »
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Re: 20,000m on the clock
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2015, 10:01:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dukie [+]

 insurance of about 1400 for two years
Total cost of 2 years ownership.... 10,837 Ouch!

I see what you mean - I think the main differences for me are much cheaper insurance, not having got to the 16k service yet and I only included a proportion of the purchase price as a depreciation figure.

 


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