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Old 08-08-2012, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sprint mileage

My search continues for a Sprint ST, most likely 2005-2009, I have let 2 beauties get away that were at about 5,000 miles . I see many Sprint's in the 20,000-30,000 mile range. I am trying to get a sense of mileage as in what is approximate expected miles or how to think about a Sprint in terms of high mileage (like a car at 100k). Any ideas would be appreciated. I know such questions will be relevant to how the bike has been used, maintained, and serviced so lets say a bike that appears to have been maintained decently.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll just say that I have 25,000 miles on mine and it runs great. I have no doubts that I could at least double my miles, and still have no problems.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My search continues for a Sprint ST, most likely 2005-2009, I have let 2 beauties get away that were at about 5,000 miles . I see many Sprint's in the 20,000-30,000 mile range. I am trying to get a sense of mileage as in what is approximate expected miles or how to think about a Sprint in terms of high mileage (like a car at 100k). Any ideas would be appreciated. I know such questions will be relevant to how the bike has been used, maintained, and serviced so lets say a bike that appears to have been maintained decently.
I saw several on Craigslist in Atlanta.

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Old 08-09-2012, 06:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My previous 2004 955 Sprint ST was traded after 7 years hard labour with 76,000kms on the clock. (Ask Welshrob or Steventhechef if you want yo know how hard it worked two up)

It was immaculate in appearance only burnt about 200ml of oil between oil changes, made no weird noises, started first time and ran like a top.

I also received my on line Triumph owners article by email today and there is a chap with 160,000kms on his 955 Sprint St and still running perfectly.

My dealer services two in that range that run fine.

On top of this you may want to read about the Nurburgring 50,000kms test between a dozen sports tourers which the 2005 Sprint 1050 ST won.

Quoted from http://www.r3owners.net about the Motorad magazine Nurburgring test in 2005;

SPRINT ST WINS ENDURANCE TEST



The Sprint ST has just fought off the BMW K1200S and the Honda VFR-ABS to win Motorrad’s 50,000km endurance test, beating 12 other competitor bikes to the top spot. Motorrad, Germany’s best-selling and most influential motorcycle magazine, found that after 50,000km the Sprint ST’s compression and performance figures were the same as a brand new bike, the oil consumption was marginal, the engine, clutch and gearbox were all in very good condition and the painted parts, frame and exhaust pipe showed no sign of corrosion at all. The inspiring, characterized engine and the excellent handling of the bike also impressed them.
The condition of the bike after the 50,000km endurance test is outlined below:
Cylinder head:
- All valves were leak proof
- Valve seats were satisfactory
- Valve guides and stems were within figures for new
- Camshaft-bearings had visible marks but were within tolerance
- Cam lobes are very good
Liners/Pistons:
- All liners had visible marks but were within tolerances
- RHS liner slightly more noncircular but still within tolerances
- Piston free play is satisfactory with not much charcoal
Crank assembly:
- Main bearings like new
- Big ends perfect
- Small ends and gudgeon pins slightly worn
Transmission:
- Gear box in very good condition with no pitting
- Clutch plates like new
Frame/Chassis:
- Premium and reliable paintwork
- No hidden corrosion on powder coated frame

Motorrad concluded that, as a result of the moderate depreciation and reasonable costs of the Sprint ST, combined with the proven reliability and excellent condition of the bike during and after the endurance test, the Sprint ST was the sure winner for this test.



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Old 08-09-2012, 08:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks all, I think I will expand my acceptable mileage. The is an impressive test for sure. I had not check Atlanta's craigslist! It is only a bit over 2 hours from here.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I bought my 2006 Sprint in 2010 with 28000 miles on it.I was a little worried at the time because it was a repo that didn't look like it had had the best of care.I now have 48000 on it,runs great uses no oil.I keep up on my preventive maintenance and so far it has been my favorite bike in 36 years of road riding.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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bought mine with 28k miles on the clock. Currently at 62k miles with nothing but normal maintenance. I fully expect to go well beyond 100k.
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Thanks Halfbrit and Uraberg, that would be the beginning mileage range I see most often, 22,000 to 30,000, makes me much more comfortable.
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I bought my 07 last year with 17,000 miles on it. It now has 34,000 miles on it. I just returned from a 7 day 2,800 mile trip and it ran flawlessly.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi, Things that will deferentially wear out between 20k and 30k miles are chain and sprockets. rear shock absorber rear shock linkage and probably head stock bearing because of lack of grease.I will give you one guess how I know this. Apart from that its normal maintenance. Allow for the cost of these items if they have not been done when buying. Engine will last a long while with regular oil changes.
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