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RC51 mileage

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I am a big RC51 or VTR 1000 SP2 fan, but, unforunately, in my country (Croatia) are very few of them sold in past nine years. I finaly found one on the market 2002 model, price is OK, but 53000 km on tacho. Is this mileage too high for this bike. I dont know what to do. Does anyone have expirience with that mileage, what can I expect in a future?
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thats about 32000 miles. these bikes are known to run anywhere from 60,000 to 100000 miles if properly maintained. the motors are built tough. if the bike had frequent oil changes and wasnt abused then if the price is worth it to you then it should be fine.

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like said 32K isn't lot if maintained well, got 33.5K on mine, just waiting for it to get warmer so i can get to that 40K mark

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I have over 60,000 miles on mine and still runs strong.
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I bought mine with 20K miles on it, and currently have 40K+ miles.
Still cranks every time.
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As said by bmfgsxr is bike is good for 60,000 to 100000 miles if properly maintained.. Still you feel confused first get to know the bike..just take a test ride..Check out the Coolant, Brakes (Fr & Rear), and Clutch.. Better to be on the safe side since you don't know exactly what was done previously.After completing these take your decision to buy it or not and after buying just do small cheap mods that can be done to help improve the RC..
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