Main Motorcycle: 2008 SV650 naked ABS
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Anybody doing super-high mileage?
I'm lusting after a 2013 STR to replace my faithful SV650, but I run a lot of miles per year (125,000kms over the 4 1/2 yrs I've owned the bike), and I wonder how the STR will withstand that kind of use. Rain, shine; winter and summer; commuting, day-trips, scratching, touring, track days... and it lives outside, under a cover (no garage) all year.
Anybody running huge miles on their STR? Any problems (aside from the R/R recall, which I'm aware of)? Does the finish withstand winter grime OK, or do fasteners and other bits start getting pretty 'flossed up' and/or rusted? Any other out-of-the-ordinary issues I should consider?
Thanks for the input... I've been lurking a while on here, trying to get a feel for the bike, and perhaps will be joining you in the joys of ownership soon.