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Old 01-11-2016, 06:05 PM   #881
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I wouldn't worry about miles as much as actual years old. Like I have that RD250 with about 7k miles... but it has also been sitting in a shed for 30 years.

Meanwhile, something only 5 years old with 30k miles probably did a lot of highway riding and the rubber seals and lines should have plenty of years left.
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:11 PM   #882
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Here's a question for everyone. What do you consider high miles on a bike? What are the maximum miles you would consider when buying a used bike?

Depends on the kind of bike. For most scooters, it seems like 10,000 is high. For a big touring bike, I wouldn't consider the mileage high until it was around 80,000. That said, I don't really care about the miles. High mileage would never stop me from buying something.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:12 AM   #883
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Thanks BobDetroit. I'm trying to keep her as stock as possible.

As far as high mileage, I would consider over 50k to be high for most bikes, but I know there are many reliable machines out there capable of 100+k.

Just because over 50k miles is usually an indicator that it has been owned multiple times by people not necessarily keeping proper maintenance and is fairly aged. Now if this bike with 65k miles happens to be a one or two owner bike and looks taken care of, I wouldn't consider that to be as high.

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Old 01-12-2016, 05:49 PM   #884
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I want this GS1000 but the other part of me wants a newer twin... so torn...
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:36 PM   #885
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If you don't want to do any work, get the newer twin. If you're okay with doing a fair amount of work yourself, get the GS. The GS1000 bikes are great I hear, but an older bike like that will need work sooner or later, even if it has been kept in pristine condition.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:46 AM   #886
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Old 02-01-2016, 04:42 AM   #887
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Old 02-03-2016, 04:50 PM   #888
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I had a small incident a few days ago.

I don't think I've posted it in here before, but I've a got a little Kymco People 150 scooter as a secondary bike to my Xcountry. Anyway, apparently riding through mud is bad. I thought I went around it, but I guess I didn't take into account the fact that it had coated my tires.

Here's a post I made on another forum. It's got a video and everything.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...a-dumb.1120708/
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:31 AM   #889
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Wow, glad you are okay! That was some bad luck. I bet you could have saved it, had you seen it coming.
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:50 PM   #890
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Ouch, I'm glad that you're okay... I've dropped a few bikes in my day, and it always happens so fast.



Kinda want to buy this buy I'm holding out on an old GS1000 that a family of mine has.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:23 AM   #891
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That looks niceeee, but I haven't been a fan of Viragos ever since owning two of them. The starter problem is a pain in the butt and the carburetors are hard to get in/out. However, I do recall one that I owned had a cam chain that literally snapped off the gear and end of the cam.... the bike still ran.
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:32 AM   #892
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Getting my full licence soon, meaning unrestricted motorbikes!

CBR600RR for the track and MT-09 for the road yessum
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:34 PM   #893
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Just FYI

Motorcycle Superstore has an insane deal on Xsmall, Small, and 2XL Bell Qualifier helmets today!

I got my Small one for only 40 bucks!
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:26 PM   #894
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Ouch, I'm glad that you're okay... I've dropped a few bikes in my day, and it always happens so fast.



Kinda want to buy this buy I'm holding out on an old GS1000 that a family of mine has.

Damn. That's just beautiful. Wish my FZR could look near that good
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:53 PM   #895
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Hey guys, nice to see that there's a motorcycle thread!

Just been redoing some of the stripes my Yamaha YZF-R125, so I thought I'd take some pictures







Excuse the white fluff on the last picture, it's fibres from the inside of my bike cover - Which with the awful weather we've been having here in England, is kind of a necessity.
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That look beautiful. Is it only a 125??? I wish we had small bikes that look that good here.
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As in 125cc? What's it like riding that? It looks so nice and clean but I have no frame of reference for bikes smaller than 600cc. Does it get up and go quick?
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That look beautiful. Is it only a 125??? I wish we had small bikes that look that good here.


Thank you It is indeed only a 125 lol. It's the same overall dimensions as an R6 (it's actually slightly more than an inch longer than the 2003 R1 lol)

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As in 125cc? What's it like riding that? It looks so nice and clean but I have no frame of reference for bikes smaller than 600cc. Does it get up and go quick?


Yeah, 125cc lol. It's a good sized bike, so it really just feels like riding a faster bike, bust...slowly. It'll beat most cars off the line at a green light, and it'll top 80mph if looked after properly I know that's not a lot, but it's enough to lose my license or kill myself with haha
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:51 PM   #899
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It's better to start safe and stay safe than become pavement meat I started on a 600 and almost killed my self doing stupid stuff multiple times. Wheelies, endos, drifting, speed wobbles, and general dumb young man shit.
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It's better to start safe and stay safe than become pavement meat I started on a 600 and almost killed my self doing stupid stuff multiple times. Wheelies, endos, drifting, speed wobbles, and general dumb young man shit.


Haha I hear ya. I actually owned a Suzuki RF900 for a short while, and riding that about (on private roads obvs >_>) was bad enough. That thing would hit 60mph in under 4 seconds...shit was insane. Especially for a guy who up until that point had only ever ridden small bikes.

EDIT: This is how the R125 started off before I started 'personalising' her lol

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