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Sorry guys, another question, whats the max # of miles you'd consider buying a use Monster at? A well maintained '95 with over 20K miles, is that asking for lots of problems down the road? Thanks.
 

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I'm gonna have 20k on my 2003 Monster by the end of the year. If it truly has been mantained properly that isn't high mileage at all...
 

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Holy crap! That is incredible! You must ride that thing year-round everyday to get that kind of mileage!
 

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I do ride every day I'm home, rain or shine. My commute to work is only 3.5 miles each way though, so most of those miles are having fun... :)
 

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i have seen many higher mileage 900 engines (50-60K) the most i've ever seen on a sevenfiddy was around 50K. treat it right and it'll treat you right. got ~20K on my M750. if well maintained and have service records all should be good. hope this helps.
 

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Just out of curoisity how far does the Ducati recommended service schedule go?
I know that I had my 6k service not too long ago, and then an oil change just last week, but after 12k, is that it?
I can't imagine such a thing as a 40k mile checkup, because I didn't know that they could last that long. So is 50-60k like the absolute maximum that can be squeezed out of a ducati engine?
 

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68,000 on her own 00 M750 + Rachel put another 32,000 on two bikes we sponsored her on in 01 (M750) and in 03 in the IBR, on a M800D.
Another woman Kathy who's 2000 M900 we take care of,
just past 62,000..
and guess what, they both live in Seattle ;)
Better get riding guys ! These women are logging more miles by the sounds of it :eek:
 

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Just out of curoisity how far does the Ducati recommended service schedule go?
 

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well, i think this is true of anything with an engine, whether it be a lawn mower, a ducati, a porsche, or a volkswagen. If you keep it properly maintained, it'll run forever. Just be sure to take care of all that preventative maintanence... it's always better to fix a problem before it starts.

Also, if it comes down to it, what's a new motor? 1200? If you run the crap out of a bike, and just replace the motor after 100k miles, is that really that bad?
 
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