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whogasak47
10-18-2005, 19:05
How many people do you know That actually wear out a bike. And I mean wear it out. Not trading in a 2003 for a 2006, and the 2003 has just 50K miles. When I was a kid I put 40K on a 71 Yamaha 350 R5-B and it was not wore out when I sold it in 1974 .3 Overhauls(top end)many tires,chains,ect. But it still worked. Sold it for half what I paid for it $400.00. I see many bikes 2001(any brand)<3K whats up? Newer is not in many cases better .

mmsig229
10-18-2005, 20:05
I think it would be nearly impossible to wear out a bike. Cars seldom wear out either. They usually fall apart from rust before wearing out. I saw a Harley with over 100,000 miles on the clock recently. BMW's are just getting broken in at that point!!!

DTD2
10-18-2005, 23:17
A Senator in Wisconsin has over 800,000 miles on his Harley. Weather permitting it's his daily driver.

mmsig229
10-19-2005, 08:38
Originally posted by DTD2
A Senator in Wisconsin has over 800,000 miles on his Harley. Weather permitting it's his daily driver.

I think i read about him in Hog Tales. What part of WI are you from???I spend some time in Lake Geneva in the Summers..

fnfalman
10-19-2005, 09:19
If the maintenance and upkeeps are done correctly and timely, the bikes can theoretically last forever. But people like the latest and greatest, hence low mileage trade-ins.

Bullwinkle J Moose
10-19-2005, 18:02
I wore out my last bike, sort of. I bought a new 90 GL1500 Goldwing in 92 and in the next 10 years I put 150k miles on it. Mechanically it was still ticking like a fine watch, but it was starting to look raggedy as hell. 10 years in the hot SC climate and being sandblasted on interstate highways had pretty much eaten up the finish especially on the trunk top and saddlebags. Instead of taking the time to repaint it or the expense and time to buy and install new tupperware on it, I got a new 03 and sold it.