8k on a 2 year old bike is below average at 4k per year. Even if it were stored for the first 12 months, it's still pretty low. In the end, there's no real way to tell if it was ridden for 3 months solid and then stored the rest. I wouldn't be concerned with mileage except as a guide to maintaining the bike. It's the maintenance of the bike that should be your concern. An engine can last for a very long time with proper care and attention to its needs. In my own experience, if you're handy with a wrench, you could keep it running for as long as you want to keep the bike.sunrisekid said:ok...so then an '05 with 8,000 miles is average and i shouldnt have anything to worry about assuming all maintenance was properly done?
I'd find it hard to sell such a classic!lifes_an_ocean said:I recently rebuilt and sold a '73 Norton Commando. God knows how many miles were on that bike and when sold it was running as good if not better than it was when it left the factory.
It was hard, man. I sold it to finance a Triumph Bonneville restoration project. I would have 100 bikes if I had the space for them all. But, alas, I lack the space and my girl thinks 2 bikes is enough for me. Mind you, I've got my eye on a '71 Triumph Tiger that's been languishing away in a friend's shed... The engine is seized but I've had 2 seized of those in the past 18 months I brought back to life.sonofthetis said:I'd find it hard to sell such a classic!
OT said:PhilB (?) has 125,000 miles on his...check out past Featured Bikes.
Anyone with over 100k on a single bike deserves a medal. Most people trade in too quickly or spend all their time doing mods to ride that much. Cheers to the fellows who ride their bikes!!! [thumbsup]ducman851 said:Theres a ouple of other Monster riders I know in the San Diego area with 98k and 101k on their Monsters. Just like Phil, orig engine.
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