> Thats nuts. Even back in the 70's 10k WASN'T high !
Daz is absolutely right. And the other guys, for that matter.
I had a 76 Bonnie for my first bike. The Lucas electrics were just as bad as their reputation at the time suggested. Mechanically, however, the engine was primitive by modern standards... really marginal oil pump, a screen instead of an oil filter, bearing materials and cylinder wall & head machining techniques a bit antique even for that time... and yet it was perfectly reasonable to expect 50,000 miles before a rebuild if you changed the oil on schedule and weren't trying to rip it apart.
I knew guys who got more than that, actually, but my luck ran out with a burnt head gasket at 50K. Well, only halfway out. After a few not-that-expensive days in the shop, she was as good as new and stayed with me for nearly another 20,000 miles until a 1980 caught my eye.
Today's machines are so much better built that a lifetime in excess of a hundred thousand miles is a conservative figure.
Heck, you don't even change the chain at 10,000 any more, let alone the whole bike! :-D
At 6,000 miles, yours is just barely broken in if the previous owner even halfway followed the factory run-in recommendations and maintenance schedule. You've got 14 more months of unlimited-mileage factory warranty, too. Enjoy your new Bonnie and take reasonable care of her, and the two of you will probably be together for a very long time!