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haz619 12th June 2018 02:20 PM

High mileage
 
Hi, Iím looking at buying a z1000 2006, looks well looked after but has 84km on the clock, is this alot for a 1 liter bike do ye think?

Thanks

gary79 12th June 2018 02:24 PM

Re: High mileage
 
12 year old bike = 7000km a year = 135 km a week. No, not big mileage provided the usual services (oil, filter, plugs, chain etc) is done to keep it running right.

Dirtyshirt 12th June 2018 02:26 PM

Re: High mileage
 
7000km a year isn't high. 5000 a year is average for someone who uses it to commute.

Doomdom 12th June 2018 02:55 PM

Re: High mileage
 
84km is not big mileage. I would expect mileage like that on 12 years old bike.
Im doing 25000km in year.

haz619 12th June 2018 03:09 PM

Re: High mileage
 
Thanks a lot lads

Pattefolle 12th June 2018 03:13 PM

Re: High mileage
 
Heard on delboys garage videos that the average moto has a lifespan of about 320000kms (200k miles), presumably with regular necessary servicing. Donít know how true that is but if so that bike is less Middle Aged!!!

HIGHSIDER 12th June 2018 03:37 PM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=haz619;3541347]Hi, Iím looking at buying a z1000 2006, looks well looked after but has 84km on the clock, is this alot for a 1 liter bike do ye think?

Thanks[/quote]

Service history......more important than what's on the clock...imo..

Does it have full service history??

Unlikely.....but I'll ask...

Pattefolle 12th June 2018 04:31 PM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=HIGHSIDER;3541361]Service history......more important than what's on the clock...imo..

Does it have full service history??

Unlikely.....but I'll ask...[/quote]

Agreed. Also a cage mechanic told me recently that the types of mileage are important too Ona vechicle- On similar mileaged vechicles,thereís a big difference in wear n tear between lots of short trips vs less but longer trips

RTV 12th June 2018 04:57 PM

Re: High mileage
 
As long as you go in having in mind the usual wear and tear, if the engine was serviced and all it should be fine.

But again, expect a clutch change, possibly replacing brake/suspension fluids, etc if not done recently. But arguably it would be the same on a 30k bike, so...

mudafuda 12th June 2018 06:12 PM

Re: High mileage
 
As was said already, if there is a service history with the bike then the mileage would not bother me provided everything else was good.

If there was no service history I'd check to see how many owners it had. Too many would put me off tbh.

budgerman 12th June 2018 07:08 PM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=haz619;3541347]Hi, Iím looking at buying a z1000 2006, looks well looked after but has 84km on the clock, is this alot for a 1 liter bike do ye think?

Thanks[/quote]

what price is it? any links to the ad?

me2 12th June 2018 07:36 PM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=Pattefolle;3541366]Agreed. Also a cage mechanic told me recently that the types of mileage are important too Ona vechicle- On similar mileaged vechicles,thereís a big difference in wear n tear between lots of short trips vs less but longer trips[/quote]Its the low mileage shite ya need to look out for. Ya know the type, granny is getting on in years so she is selling her much cared for and beloved R1. The issue there is in part ya have no idea what sort of service is due, other than a requiem mass.

faz1 12th June 2018 08:39 PM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=me2;3541392]Its the low mileage shite ya need to look out for. Ya know the type, granny is getting on in years so she is selling her much cared for and beloved R1. The issue there is in part ya have no idea what sort of service is due, other than a requiem mass.[/quote]

Prefer a low miler meself, great some prefer the high milers, means more low milers for me!

faz1 12th June 2018 08:41 PM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=Dirtyshirt;3541349]7000km a year isn't high. 5000 a year is average for someone who uses it to commute.[/quote]

5,000 kms a year average commute? You would cycle that easily, that's not a commute!

FuzzyWuzzyWazza 12th June 2018 09:01 PM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=faz1;3541407]5,000 kms a year average commute? You would cycle that easily, that's not a commute![/quote]

say'n nutin... except the mountain bike still needs fixin', spent all my money fixing the motorbike
:bag:

Seanie Philip Hugo Baron van Zuylen van Nijevelt 12th June 2018 10:18 PM

Re: High mileage
 
Once there is a service history I'd be happy Bought my Fireblade with 48000mile's 74000 in it now so 120000km and still going strong lotst of Bike's out there with half there mileage clocked off them. i seen a 954 blade my mate sold cheep with nearly 100000miles on it and appeared on Donedeal a year after with 34000miles And there is a Gsxr 750 i sold 10 years ago with 16000miles for sale on dd with 15000 on it now they must into have just pushed it backwards into the shed and out of it:bag::lbhbh:

Dirtyshirt 13th June 2018 12:54 AM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=faz1;3541407]5,000 kms a year average commute? You would cycle that easily, that's not a commute![/quote]

If I wanted to cycle, I wouldn't have bought a motorcycle.

me2 13th June 2018 11:17 AM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=faz1;3541405]Prefer a low miler meself, great some prefer the high milers, means more low milers for me![/quote]
I was hitting at genuine mileage. Even weekend warriors can rack up serious numbers terrifying de locals up the gap every weekend.

You'ed have to a bit on the innocent side to believe the previous owner bought a bike only for the pleasure of admiring it in his garage. What I say is you need to assess the owner, the bike, and type of use the bike might have seen. If your numbers don't come close to the bikes stated mileage - as in the bike numbers are much lower, ya have to get serious with asking questions.

All that said, I do agree with ya in saying low mileage (can be) good.

faz1 13th June 2018 07:05 PM

Re: High mileage
 
Unless somebody is a real charlatan, genuine low mileage can usually be indicated by wear on foot rest rubbers, tank scuffs, brake discs, handlebar grips, brightness of paintwork (although more to do with storage out of UV sunlight)....

faz1 13th June 2018 07:07 PM

Re: High mileage
 
[quote=Dirtyshirt;3541465]If I wanted to cycle, I wouldn't have bought a motorcycle.[/quote]

Aye fair enough loike, but 5k is hardly average, sure you'd qualify as a keyholder at that distance..


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