Took me four years to put on the 70k. The bike has held up remarkably well. I do most of my own maintenance. Valves, oil changes, chain and sprockets, brakes, etc.
I replaced the steering head bearings between 50 and 60k, turned out they were fine but changed them anyway.
Replaced the stator a few thousand miles agther than that it's just been regular stuff.
Bike started burning oil 20 or 30k ago. I'm at the point that I'll just run it until it dies. I can't see doing a rebuild on it.
I rode it 1200 miles this weekend. A lot of it at 100mph (I love Nevada). Bike runs right along. Doesn't corner too well at speed but it's not really that kind of bike to begin with.
I hope to get the bike to 100k before I get something else. I'm guessing another year or two.
Good call. I've put 21,000 miles on my 05 Tiger,mainly 2 up touring in Europe. I've been carefully considering replacing old faithful with a 1050 Tiger but whilst the new model is more dynamically capable it is not as good for 2 up and luggage. Looks like mine is only just run in so new suspension might be a worthwhile upgrade and keep her a while longer. I've 2 big European trips planned for this year and reliability is paramount.
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