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Odd comment by Honda Service Department, wtf?

So I know I am new here and prob appear as even more of a newbie for taking my SP2 to the local dealer to replace a leaking fork seal, but the service manager made a comment that took me off guard. As he was reading the mileage which is just over 22k miles, he said "you don't see that too often". I was like wtf are you talking about? Then he explained that he didn't often see these v-twins last as long as this one. Is 22k miles really that much on an rc51? I think this guy was kinda crazy, that doesn't seem like that high of mileage to me, I mean I bought it with 19k miles and the only problem I have had is the fork seal.

I just thought it was weird that a service manager at a Honda dealer would say this... lol

Regardless, I freaking love my SP2 and cannot wait to get her back!
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Don't worry about it. It's really not that high.
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He was confused...there are a lot of RC51s with way more miles.

Keep the oil changed and fix items like you did (fork seals) and it will be okay.



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not that high of mileage i got a buddy with close to 50k miles and it still runs strong
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Guy here in town that I ride with sometimes has an'02 with 82,7xx on the clock. Original owner. I know this 'cause I looked at it after we road this A.M. He uses Mobil 1,Honda filter, has had his valves done every 20k, and never washes the poor bastard.
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Thanks for the replies, that is what I thought. I think the guy was just one of those "negative" people that see something nice and have to say something to try and bring someone down. Oh well, he can keep on being a "negative Nancy" meanwhile I will be carving the North Georgia mountains with my '02 SP2 and loving life.



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Here is a picture of her, I have added clear stomp grips, not shown in picture.

My garage is not the same without her, I cannot wait til I get it back.

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You said Honda, he must have thought you said Harley.

This is from the 3rd owner of a 2000 SP1 that just passed to the new 4th owner.
It's still going strong after 11 years.

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You said Honda, he must have thought you said Harley.

This is from the 3rd owner of a 2000 SP1 that just passed to the new 4th owner.
It's still going strong after 11 years.

It would have to be at least four owners....100,000mile, Preparation H would have to be a corporate sponsor if it were just one



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You said Honda, he must have thought you said Harley.
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