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PostSubject: Million-Mile Honda   Million-Mile Honda I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 25, 2017 4:23 pm

Article in USAToday that caught my eye:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/08/24/hes-ridden-same-honda-gold-wing-million-miles/600339001/

Talk about getting one's money's worth.  Hate to think how much money I would have saved by buying only one bike since starting riding in 1979.
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PostSubject: Re: Million-Mile Honda   Million-Mile Honda I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 03, 2017 12:19 am

Wow. It has been his primary mode of transportation since 1976, between April and November. It helps that he's co-owner of a bike shop, so engine swaps weren't a big deal, but still! A MILLION miles!

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PostSubject: Re: Million-Mile Honda   Million-Mile Honda I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 03, 2017 12:58 pm

Smaug wrote:
Wow. It has been his primary mode of transportation since 1976, between April and November. It helps that he's co-owner of a bike shop, so engine swaps weren't a big deal, but still! A MILLION miles!

Respect.


Agree Smile But to me it's not a million mile bike .he is a million mile rider. Kind of like saying I have Lincoln's ax he used to split rails, it's only had two new handles Laughing Aside from that a great feat just for the frame and rider.
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PostSubject: Re: Million-Mile Honda   Million-Mile Honda I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 03, 2017 11:04 pm

A friend who lives in Cave Junction, OR has a '93 Goldwing 1500 that has well over 400,000 miles on the odometer. He hasn't done any work on the bike other than the usual routine maintenance. He lives on a dirt road that gets very dusty in the summer, I've seen his bike a couple times when it looked more tan than red. I had a BMW K1100 that had 80,000 miles on it that had only routine maintenance as well and was still going strong when I sold it. Water cooling is what made the difference, air cooled engines don't last as long.
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PostSubject: Re: Million-Mile Honda   Million-Mile Honda I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 03, 2017 11:15 pm

Water cooled has the advantage, my last G'Wing was at the 100,000 mark when I sold it, NMP, and the guy still has it.
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PostSubject: Re: Million-Mile Honda   Million-Mile Honda I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 04, 2017 2:42 am

I sold my '93 GL1500 with around 185,000 miles in 2008 to a fellow who lives on the Oregon coast. It was still going strong a couple of years ago. I bought it with 57,000 miles and did nothing more than routine maintenance, and replaced consumables like brake pads, tires, fluids, a couple batteries, those kind of things.
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