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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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what is high mileage?

I traded a race quad for a 2001 RC51 and it has 26k miles on it. I know the miles are not accurate because there is a 45t rear sprocket and a 15t front sprocket. My question is: how long will these bikes run if properly maintained and is 20k+ miles considered high?
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Vtwins will go alot longer then I4's There's guys on other forums that have well over 50K on their bikes and they street ride and track them 5 or 10 times a year. There is a guy on another forum that has well over 100K on his and he says it runs as good as the day he bought it. I just hit the 24K mark on mine the other day and didn't even think about it. Keep it in good shape and it will last you along time. Remember we're not running around at 13K rpm like the I4's so that tends to help ours last alittle longer also.
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Mine's approaching 42K miles with no problems.
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thx for the info.
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Theres an article on 600rr.net about a guy with 150k+ on his F4I.

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Oil is the life blood of an engine.
Change it routinely and use the best you can afford (preferably full synthetic).
These bikes should last a good long time with proper maintenance.
Met with a colleague in Germany who had an NT650 (Hawk) who had 75K trouble free miles.
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Oil is the life blood of an engine.
Change it routinely and use the best you can afford (preferably full synthetic).
These bikes should last a good long time with proper maintenance.
Met with a colleague in Germany who had an NT650 (Hawk) who had 75K trouble free miles.
+1 all the way!
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Theres an article on 600rr.net about a guy with 150k+ on his F4I.
That would be me Just over 167,200 as of now.... still running strong as ever!

-Jared

Black/Red '04 CBR 600 F4i - 167,250 miles and counting
Black '89 Accord LX-i sedan - 392,000 miles and running strong
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A motor is a motor. Proper maintenance is key. You can run your RC to 200k without a problem. Scratch it's back and it'll scratch yours.

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A motor is a motor. Proper maintenance is key. You can run your RC to 200k without a problem. Scratch it's back and it'll scratch yours.
Rub it's belly and hear it purr...
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