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I turned over 100000 today...

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by rc36, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. ...well, my bike did. Since purchasing it in September 2008, I have done 36700 kms at an average of 2446 kms per month. Nothing outstanding as far as VFR's go, but satisfying nonetheless.

    100000.


     
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  2. so how many total VFR kilometres does that make, between the three of them?
     
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  3. Out of curiosity, with 100k on the clock, what sort of things have gone wrong (if any) and have you noticed any drop in performance etc?
     
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  4. i've got 13 thou more to go... not bad for an '05 GS500F ;-)
     
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  5. {I've just turned over 140,000 on my Hornet, it had 54,000 on it when I bought it five years ago. The only problem I've had is the standard Honda Reg/Rec replacement}

    meanwhile, back on topic......
     
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  6. The nice thing about that RC is that so many such bikes end their life with a good engine, and a crashed frame. So you can keep the thing going for a long time yet, with a steady supply of low km motors.
     
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  7. VFR = Very Fuggin Reliable!
     
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  8. 4 of them, actually.

    Red Gen 4 75793
    TYS 8772
    Blue Bayou 18047
    BBII 36700

    Making a total of 139312 kms.

    Absolutely no reliability issues at all. The reg/rec had been replaced by the previous owner. All I have done is put in a K&N air filter and done regular oil and filter changes. The performance feels as sparkling as it did when i bought it, better actually, because the previous owner babied it something terrible.

    VFR's rock.
     
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  9. Well, as I've noted before, there's a motorcycle courier somewhere in England (reported a couple of years back in BIKE) who has a VFR that has done 800,000 MILES, on two engines, first one replaced at 400,000 :shock:.
     
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  10. I was excited when the old Duc and I rolled over...we had the advantage of the clock resetting to 00000 :wink:

    That was a while ago....

    Image005.
     
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  11. You have an idiot light to tell you when your stands down...nice :grin:
     
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  12. Not on the Duc... :-s
     
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  13. See you later, joeschmoe.
     
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  14. No, the OP.
     
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  15. It's now nearly 103000 and it will be a bit more than that by the time I get home on Friday!!
     
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  16. My old Kwaka GT550 had 136,000km when I think it dropped a valve and I retired it. Would have gone much longer, I suspect, if it was a younger bike well looked after, as opposed to something that had sat for 10 years idle outside in the NT at over 100,000km. And as it was, I was pushing it hard - harder than one should an old bike - when it went pop.

    I bet RC makes 200,000km. Any other bets?
     
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  17. My red VFR had 163000 odd when it was written off in an accident on Mac Pass.
     
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  18. 300,000, but it wont be the engine, itll be the gear box.
     
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  19. where are all the hyosung riders
    "my hyosung did 10km before it went BOOM"


    :) :) :)
     
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