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Offline reavsie

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Re: 100,000 miles/160,000 km
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2019, 12:57:39 PM »
Why is 100,000 miles so impressive?

My Honda VT500E clocked up 100k (well, 99,600 before I sold it) in the eighties when despatched from new.

Had a (much maligned) Suzuki GS500 reach 84k before trading in for a CB500.

Any mid size or bigger bike from a major manufacturer has been capable of 100k for decades. The only requirement for this is to stick to the maintenance schedule and not ride it like it's on the race track.

My CB500X currently has 50k on the clock and I'm confident it is good for at least another 50k.

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Re: 100,000 miles/160,000 km
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2019, 02:23:16 PM »
It's impressive because most motorcycles barely reach 10K miles before being put in a barn or the back of a garage. I'm astounded by the number of motorcycles for sale on craigslist with less than 5K miles. People just don't ride as often as they used to... they are sitting comfy in their SUVs and think motorcycling is too dangerous (perhaps true due to more crowded roads and all the SUVs with cellphone focused drivers). And most "racing" spec bikes are flogged from the first ride and are toast in 20K from the abuse.
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Re: 100,000 miles/160,000 km
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2019, 02:59:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by reavsie [+]
Why is 100,000 miles so impressive?

My Honda VT500E clocked up 100k (well, 99,600 before I sold it) in the eighties when despatched from new.

Had a (much maligned) Suzuki GS500 reach 84k before trading in for a CB500.

Any mid size or bigger bike from a major manufacturer has been capable of 100k for decades. The only requirement for this is to stick to the maintenance schedule and not ride it like it's on the race track.

My CB500X currently has 50k on the clock and I'm confident it is good for at least another 50k.

*Originally Posted by harryhendo [+]
It's impressive because most motorcycles barely reach 10K miles before being put in a barn or the back of a garage. I'm astounded by the number of motorcycles for sale on craigslist with less than 5K miles.

I think you are both right here, ironically - bikes, especially engines, are very capable of 100+k miles, but most riders do fewer and fewer miles on their bikes.

Personally, I'm not worried about the life of the engine, as that seems bullet-proof, but I'm a bit more concerned about the lifespan of other parts. There was a chap in Oz with over 100k on his bike that developed a crack in the frame and I'm finding bearings/bushes are starting to fail at 5 years/45k. The rear suspension linkages are very exposed to road salt, which I'm having to replace. My right front wheel bearing is going again, which I suspect is due to salty water getting past the seal when the bike's left on the side stand. Also, my gearchange pedal/bolt needs replacing as it is very sloppy. Although I've not had an issue, quite a few people have had to replace head bearings.

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Re: 100,000 miles/160,000 km
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2019, 03:11:15 PM »
Agreed, engine good, other stuff not so much. I've replaced fork seals & bushes, steering head bearings and gear linkage. Not to mention tank cap, ignition barrel and seat lock after key twisted and damaged 2 of those 3.

These days bikes are built down to a price and the quality suffers from it (like most manufactured goods it is now a race to the bottom in price). Those old high mileage bikes I had were much better built.

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Re: 100,000 miles/160,000 km
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2019, 07:27:48 PM »
hi,
todays if a bike dn't rech 100K km that mean maintenance was not respected or bike have been wrecked.
i have the CB500X ABS 2013 edition, and the board screen showing almost 90 000 km now.

the impressive thing, is the number of km and the time he did it !!!
i'm driving almsot 20 000 km per year, going to work every days, trip in week end, and big trip like 2000/3000km each summer. this guy may have lot of km to drive to work or something like that
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Re: 100,000 miles/160,000 km
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2019, 05:06:34 PM »
SNAP! I hit 10,000miles today.

Oh, his bike has 100,000 miles.....

Doh!  :745:

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Re: 100,000 miles/160,000 km
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2019, 07:30:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
SNAP! I hit 10,000miles today.

Oh, his bike has 100,000 miles.....

Doh!  :745:




Thats still pretty good going on a 2 year old bike  :152:  :306:

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Re: 100,000 miles/160,000 km
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2019, 08:50:12 PM »
Since February 2014, after 2000 days, 90 000 km.
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