... still with the stock bottom end. Enough said, 2v bikes are extremely durable when cared for properly. ...
I have definitely found this to be true. Mine's a road bike, but I've got 260K on it with the stock original untouched bottom end, and only piston rings (once, coming up on twice) and valve guide seals and adjustments on the top end.
Thanks for the detailed write-up. I find this interesting.
1993 Ducati M900 Monster "Patina" (259,000 miles, so far) -- 1995 Ducati M900 (wife's bike) -- 1979 Vespa P200 (daughter's scoot) -- 1964 Vespa GS160 (160cc 2-stroke) -- 1962 Maicoletta scooter (275cc 2-stroke) -- 1960 Heinkel Tourist 103A1 scooter "Elroy" (175cc 4-stroke)
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