High mileage


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Johnyy Smoke
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High mileage

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:32 pm



Gentlemen,
What is considered high mileage on a motorcycle?Is it comparable to a cars mileage?
Regards,Johnyy



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Re: High mileage

Postby debbiesorrick » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:03 pm

I am not sure. My husband and I have a 1989 Goldwing with 201,000 miles and it is still terrific. We are totally comfortable on it. He rides mostly year round. He just this last season got heated gear....we do get some snow and ice that will keep him in the car but if it is just cold - we are out there. I have taken some of the most georgeous pictures from our Goldwing touring the United States.

we keep it protected from the elements and serviced regularly and it is still serving us faithfully. We also own a trike but the 1500 is still my favorite.

I do know another gentleman in Delaware with over 300,000 miles and I met a woman from Canada at Wing-Ding who bought her bike new in 1983 and it has over 400,000 miles on it and she is 81 and still riding it......so how long I guess depends on how you treat both the machine and yourself.

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Re: High mileage

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:27 pm

If you maintain a Goldwing well, it can and will go just about forever. Where a car is starting to get tired at 100,000 miles, a well-maintained Goldwing will be running like new.

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Re: High mileage

Postby elopezchacon » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:46 pm

Mine has 66000km (canadian version). It rocks!
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Re: High mileage

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:46 pm

Gentlemen,
What is that in miles?Johnyy

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Re: High mileage

Postby skier » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:04 am

Johnyy Smoke wrote:Gentlemen,
What is that in miles?Johnyy


That translates to about 41,000 miles. I have an 87 gl1200i with 106,000 miles. I do the regular and proactive maintenance, and expect it to run for another 100,000.




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