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Old 08-09-2006, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How many miles do you have on your bike? what's the expected mileage in a yamaha before it starts to fall apart
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Over 15,000 miles on mine, and she runs like a top. Really, with modern sportbikes, you'll get as many miles out of it as you want, so long as you maintain it properly (oil changes, spark plugs when needed, etc). It's not at all uncommon to find bikes with well over 30,000 miles running like new, because they were maintained well.
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only 30k? I figure they can go around 100k considering the current technology.
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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2 guys I used to ride with......

1 had 97-ish GSXR750 with around 70,000 miles and it ran great
1 had CBR 600 Smokin Joes with 67,000 miles and it ran great

Both bikes were well maintained and both guys are FAST in the twisties.
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2 guys I used to ride with......

1 had 97-ish GSXR750 with around 70,000 miles and it ran great
1 had CBR 600 Smokin Joes with 67,000 miles and it ran great

Both bikes were well maintained and both guys are FAST in the twisties.
Damn, I would hope so with that many miles in the saddle
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Someone on the board here was pusing 67-68k miles...
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most sportbikes die from crashes than mechanical failure.
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37,000 miles 03 r6. one owner (me) and the bike runs great.

i'ts nice to think the bike still has half its life left. that must also mean 1/2 x $9,400 = $4,700 worth, well roughly.
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If you maintain it properly I can easily see 100k. Look at all the touring and sport/touring bikes. They start running right at 30k. Like some said before, it's hard to say because everyone who has one total's it before the bike gives up on them.
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I've read somewhere that the average life expectancy of a modern day sport bike is around 15,000 miles due to crashing.

However, if you can avoid a write-off, I don't see why you can't exceed 100,000 miles without a problem.
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