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Old 11-26-2012, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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40k miles...?

Hey guys

Would you consider 40k to be high mileage on a 1050 sprint.

Seems there. £1000 price difference between bikes with 25k and bikes with 40k.

That's a lot of cash considering how long modern engines run these days
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sure seems to be an abudance of questions about high mileage Sprints on here lately. If there are so many out there with high miles still going strong, I'd say it's a safe bet.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it isn't only about mileage, it's about how the bike has been taken care of. sure you could find a bike wit 10k miles on it but that owner might have never even changed the oil where as the bike with 40 k might have had all it's maintenance done so it will have good bearings, seals, brakes etc

you have to look deeper at the bikes, also ask questions to the owners in person and see how they answer, do they seem to know what they are talking about?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm going to agree with ST-Bandit - I've put over 40K miles on the 955 motors and I've got about 30K on my 1050 motor (in an S3) and have never had any real issues with them. But there are plenty of other things to look at besides the motor. For example, at 40K, if the suspension hasn't been rebuilt you can bet it's about 6 kinds of played out by now. How about that rear wheel bearing? That's another important thing to keep after. There's more to it than just changing the oil...

So no, I wouldn't shy away from a bike with 40K on it but I would want to have a very good look at it or even better see maintenance records.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My buddy's 2007 ST has 100K on it and still runs like a raped ape! Mine has 60K and runs great too!


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Old 12-01-2012, 12:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm rolling over 40K this month and do not consider it to be a great many miles on my 08.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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not close to 40k but mine has 20K. My GS has 75k and I sold my honda with 55K Never an issue.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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66,000 miles on my '05 1050. No issues and I don't even take very good care of it. I just change oil every 5,000 and ride it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've just rolled 80,000kms so 50 K miles.
Only had two problems, a stone stopped the cooling fan and the motor ripped the center out of the blades.- good motor.
and have just had the front abs sensor fail. High mileage bikes are ok, they are generally getting ridden often, its the sitting in a shed that kills them.
I recommend a scott oiler, I'm still on the original chain with no sign of wear on the front sprocket. Have only adjusted the chain 4 times in the bikes life.
My old trophy 12 had 130k (kms) when its owner finally threw it away. minor damage but the insurance wrote it.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The Honda Blackbird i sold last year had 146000 miles up with nothing more than routine maintenance.

I changed the oil & filter every 5000 miles (car 10w40 semi-synth), checked valve clearances every 20000 miles (never needed adjusting) & replaced the cam chain tensioner at about 80000 miles.
Apart from that, it was just the normal consumables.

I know were not talking about Honda Blackbirds here, but my point is that if the bike is/has been maintained regularly & correctly, theres no reason why it shouldn't go on & on & on & on & on . . . . . . . . & if you can save £1000 for the sake of 15k miles, i'd go for it!
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