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Who has the highest milage bike here that they still use regulary ? Currently doing about 30k kms a year on my 12 tiger 800 commuting daily and weekend spins. 100% reliable but im meticulous with maintenance. Seems most bikes on donedeal have very low miles and my is going to be worth nothing in another 12 months
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Old 26th September 2019, 09:33 PM #2
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Oh you actually use it! sure you have it worn out; its worth nothing now.
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Well when I was younger I put 110,000 km's on a Yamaha XT125 in 3 years (courier). I don't do such high mileage now though. My commuter has 62,000 km's since 2011.
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I know one chap with a late 70s honda 400/4. It has 80,000 miles on it and its still out every weekend.

A marshall in mondello (tall paul) has a 2004 r1 that had i think 83'000 miles on his bike (mostly track miles at that).

Highest ive seen on a bike still in use is a vfr 750 (one of the gear driven cam models). It had 170,000 miles on it. Chatting to the owner hed had it for 25 years and only rode it at weekends for fun. Still had thevoriginal brake discs on the front, you could have shaved with them ��
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My average used to be 30K and incrrqsing too. One year I did 40K, CN and one more did not want to insure me. Just so that you take it ibto accoubt on future phone conversations

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My wife and I just back from France on my 92600 miler
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My dad bought an ex-cop Pan European from the UK with 260k miles on the clock. The guy he bought it from put 240k of those on it. It was a bit smokey and needed a swingarm and exhausts but it still ran perfect.
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Not me. I've only 137 k miles.
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I had a Fazer 1000 that gave up at 182,000 kilometres.
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Seems most bikes on donedeal have very low miles and my is going to be worth nothing in another 12 months
Doubt that man, folk will still be looking for crazy money for piles of shite on Donedeal
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While not in the same company as some of the hyper-milers on here, I put up 50k miles on a previous Bandit 600 and it never skipped a beat, failed to start or left me at the side of the road (not even a puncture ) !

I'd also swear that it was running better/smoother/more efficiently at 50k miles than it was at 5k miles !

The older carb'd/oil cooled ones may not be the most glamorous/modern of bikes but well-cared for examples will go forever.....
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Who has the highest milage bike here that they still use regulary ?
I'm not a high mileage rider. My old ZZR has only done
129,000km or less than 6000km/year over 22 years.

I know one guy with 225,000km on his Gold Wing
and he is planning to ride it to Russia next summer.

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Currently doing about 30k kms a year on my 12 tiger 800 commuting daily and weekend spins.
Does that mean you have 210,000km on the clock?

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That's what you want from a bike. Keep riding it until it
wears out and then buy another one,

Bikes last a long time. On a 'standard' bike like your Triumph,
wear items like the clutch, wheel bearings, final drive are
relatively easy to replace. Look after oil, filters and valve-clearance
and your engine and gearbox could last a very long time.
Several hundred thousand km is not unusual. In exceptional cases,
more than a million km has been achieved. You could also be
unlucky and have a catastrophic failure at low mileage:
https://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=248266
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I'm not a high mileage rider. My old ZZR has only done
129,000km or less than 6000km/year over 22 years.

I know one guy with 225,000km on his Gold Wing
and he is planning to ride it to Russia next summer.



Does that mean you have 210,000km on the clock?



That's what you want from a bike. Keep riding it until it
wears out and then buy another one,

Bikes last a long time. On a 'standard' bike like your Triumph,
wear items like the clutch, wheel bearings, final drive are
relatively easy to replace. Look after oil, filters and valve-clearance
and your engine and gearbox could last a very long time.
Several hundred thousand km is not unusual. In exceptional cases,
more than a million km has been achieved. You could also be
unlucky and have a catastrophic failure at low mileage:
https://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=248266
At 10k mls you have to check valve clearance on the explorer,I did one a few months ago and it needed 10 shims! Iíve done a few tiger 8ís and they too need regular clearance adjustments.I would never buy an explorer,seen some real shitty issues with them,and they are very top heavy. some lads swear by them though

Early explorers had cylinder head issues,there was a recall for that...new cylinder head and cams
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Put up 60k on my 1200GS commuting over the last 3 years...

Bike 15 year old with nearly 90k Km now.

Very reliable machine. Albeit tractor like.

I would think its good for another 100k easy.
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Does that mean you have 210,000km on the clock?



No i only bought it a year ago with 10000km and has nearly 40000 on it now.. just going by donedeal you see very few bikes with over 50000km even bikes over 10 years old so either they are all clocked or rarely used
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At 10k mls you have to check valve clearance on the explorer,I did one a few months ago and it needed 10 shims! Iíve done a few tiger 8ís and they too need regular clearance adjustments.I would never buy an explorer,seen some real shitty issues with them,and they are very top heavy. some lads swear by them though

Early explorers had cylinder head issues,there was a recall for that...new cylinder head and cams
Got the valves checked at 20kkm and they didnt need any adjusments so hopefully wont for awhile
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I had a Fazer 1000 that gave up at 182,000 kilometres.
Small enough miles for fazer 1000. Gearbox failure?
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I know one chap with a late 70s honda 400/4. It has 80,000 miles on it and its still out every weekend.

A marshall in mondello (tall paul) has a 2004 r1 that had i think 83'000 miles on his bike (mostly track miles at that).

Highest ive seen on a bike still in use is a vfr 750 (one of the gear driven cam models). It had 170,000 miles on it. Chatting to the owner hed had it for 25 years and only rode it at weekends for fun. Still had thevoriginal brake discs on the front, you could have shaved with them ��
also known as TP or Thalidamide paul
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My VF has, as of this very evening, 107,000 km on it. 30k of which are mine.

Need to get another year, or 15k more out of it before I change.

Fully expect it to soldier on.
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Put up 60k on my 1200GS commuting over the last 3 years...

Bike 15 year old with nearly 90k Km now.

Very reliable machine. Albeit tractor like.

I would think its good for another 100k easy.
I wouldn't count on it.... it's a beemer!!
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90s cbr600s indestructible
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Nah the steelie framed cbr6 is a tough machine...I had one for a while with high enough miles and no matter how much abuse I gave it,the thing never failed to deliver. There’s not many bikes out there that’d take the abuse that thing took
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While not in the same company as some of the hyper-milers on here, I put up 50k miles on a previous Bandit 600 and it never skipped a beat, failed to start or left me at the side of the road (not even a puncture ) !

I'd also swear that it was running better/smoother/more efficiently at 50k miles than it was at 5k miles !

The older carb'd/oil cooled ones may not be the most glamorous/modern of bikes but well-cared for examples will go forever.....
Courier friend put over 160k mikes on one before he put a 25k mileage engine in it and done another 70k on that before he bent the frame and killed it. Did all his own service work on it also.
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Amazing how long motorbikes, or any other well looked after machines last.. compared to anything technology based produced in 2010s.

I think I put over 100k on the Fazer600 before I switched to F800GT, which is now close to 50k. It's a bit sad to think that enough miles to go around the planet twice, but all I did was ride to-and-fro work between Louth and Dublin. :)
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They only way to do it in fairness !

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Small enough miles for fazer 1000. Gearbox failure?
Multiple oil and water leaks,
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My K1100LT has 110k miles on it. My K100RT came with 36k miles, now has 90k. My K1100LT came with 58K miles two years ago, now has 100k miles and it spent the last week in France.
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