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100,000 Miles

Postby Manutee » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:23 am



Just turned 100,000 miles on my 91 GL1500 Aspencade. Very proud day. :D



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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby bustedwing » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:34 am

Welcome to the website from the U.P. of Michigan. Well, now that you finally got your bike broke in you can get serious about putting some miles on it. Ride safe.
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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby redial » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:48 am

Welcome! You only need another 400 000 to make it fully run in. Look after it, and it will look after you.
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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:45 pm

I have a question.... Did you put all those miles on yourself ? Where did you go man..? :D The way I understand things, you're cycle is just now getting broken in ha ha... :lol:

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby Manutee » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:58 am

Just bought my wing last year from my neighbor, I ran 7500 miles on it. Im the 4th owner. Just put on a new GL seat, after 22 years it was showing some age.

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby bjatwood » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:22 am

Congratulations! Now that it's broke in where is your next big trip to...Alaska perhaps?

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby Pam » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:14 pm

My 06 1800 is going to his 160000 km this weekend, I am the second owner and it had 143000 when I bought is 4 years ago, Do the maintenance and they will run

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby jacksprat54 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:29 am

Did you buy it new? Are all those miles yours? No matter, that's cool! My '78 hit 90,000 2 days ago; 65,000 are mine in the last 6 years. I'll take a pic when I get to 100k. Enjoy your next 100k or 200k. :)

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby Pam » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:15 am

Second owner, I keep the oil changed and the plugs fresh and she runs like a top

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:29 am

i traded a 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate for this '83 aspy on the 6th of this month, and already ive put over 2000 miles on it. dont ask me where i went, i have no idea, but i never left my home state lol. doing a lot of "catch-up" maintainence that the previous owner neglected to do, so its costing me some bucks, but its worth every penny of it. bike just turned 88,000 miles as of yesterday :D.

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:45 pm

congradulations, now take a glass of champaign and pour it on the front tire and give it a toast. "heres to you having another 100,000 miles of good riding".

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby SkipWiley » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:48 am

My 2003 has 102,000. It had 36,000 when I got it in 2009. She's my sole means of transportation so she gets a lot of use. (OK... I have to take the wife and kids in the van now and again.) I've replaced fork seals twice and both fork tubes. The final drive gave out on me 1000 miles from home. Luckily my local Honda shop had just triked a bike so there was an almost new FD.

I have 2007 now and am looking forward to watching another one go over 100,000.


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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:20 am

that's great. hope you get another 100,000 out of her. i got mine 2 months ago and it read 86,000 on the Odo, it now has almost 90,000 on it, and since I'm having knee surgery within the next 2 months, I'm putting it in the shop for some needed "upgrades" to it, IE: both tires, valves adjusted, front forks drained and refilled, timing belts, carbs cleaned and resynced, fluids changed, tuned up etc, etc.

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:44 am

Ha ha this is so funny, roadwannderer it appears to me if I'm not misreading this post that you congratulated yourself,, :lol: :lol: well I met my match here I think,,, that's something I would do... :lol: :lol: I think it's great that you have achieved such a task, it's not too uncommon on these bikes, I'm about 33k from 100k so I'm going to be toasting my bike too when it happens.... :lol: You may have started a trend.. :lol:

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:28 am

actually, that toast was for manutee, but it could be for anyone that's hit the "100,000" mile mark. i have about 10,000 miles more before mine hits it, and by the way i ride, (every chance i get), it wont be long before i hit it. lol. after i recuperate from my knee surgery next march or April, its off i go on it to the Florida keys. that'll be another 2,500 miles round trip by itself. i have to take a couple of new pics of it as i just finished repainting the rear trunk and helmet to match the color of the bike and put on a new set of stock exhaust pipes and mufflers in perfect condition that were sitting on a shelf that i found in a motorcycle salvage yard that i bought for only $75.00. looks and sounds MUCH better now. I'll post them in the next few days. :D

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:47 am

Oh man, I'm sorry roadwanderer,, I am confused again,, this is happening to me way too often these days... . Manutee ,,Contrats man on the 100k mark.. I shall go now,,,,in shame..ha ha.....

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:30 pm

lol, don't worry about it, its ok. don't leave in shame, we all have our "moments of confusion". hell, that happens to me just about every day of the week lol. :? :D

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby bustedwing » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:10 pm

My trike will click over 100k in less than 600 miles and I was hoping to get it done yet this year but bad weather creeping in with snow in the mix, so I don't think I'm gonna make it.
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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:28 pm

in less than 600 miles? hell, the way i ride, i can do that in a week. the years not over yet, you still have time to make it happen, just remember to wear a pair of longjohns, a warm face mask, some gloves, and warm boots and you'll do it. put a set of snow chains on it and a ski clamped onto the front wheel lol, that'll work. :D

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby bustedwing » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:19 pm

Yup, I carry that stuff in the trunk anyway, just for emergencies in da U.P. eh?
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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:40 pm

i always carry my full rain suite and helmet face shield, every metric wrench (5mm-22mm), and sockets, 1/4"drive and 3/8 drive, 5mm to 24mm that i might need, 2 screw drivers, philips, Flathead, fuses, electrical tape, wire cutters, wire crimpers and male and female wire ends, tubeless tire plugs and patches, air pressure gauge, and of course the always useful zip ties, all in a nice little plastic tool box that fits perfectly in my left side box. i look at it this way.......better to have and not need than to need and to not have :) and i NEVER leave home without them. if i get stuck on the side of the road, im ALWAYS prepared to fix almost anything that goes wrong. and if i cant fix it, well, then the bike gets towed to the nearest bike shop. its always a good thing to have towing insurance on an older bike, hell, on ANY bike for that matter just in case.

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Re: 100,000 Miles

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:41 pm

and with this last posting, i bid everyone a good night. see y'all in the morning.

stay safe out there.

stuart, a.k.a. roadwanderer2.




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