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Old 01-11-2016, 04:24 PM   #881
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That's a great looking bike. Please don't chop it up trying to make another lame-ass cafe racer out of it.

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?

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Old 01-11-2016, 06:05 PM   #882
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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   #883
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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   #884
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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   #885
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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   #886
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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   #887
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Old 02-03-2016, 04:50 PM   #889
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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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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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