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post #21 of 64 Old 06-30-2017, 09:10 AM
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Never a prob getting past 100k on past r1's, cbr's and one fz1; I suspect the heavier g5 might have better life span. Now I'd buy extended if offered on any superbike.
You never had a problem with those bikes because they didnt make 180+ whp. Do what you're dong with a s1krr or the new R1 and you will really appreciate how reliable the 4th gens are.
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Damn Scout. Two Gen 4's used up and blown out? Sorry to hear of your misfortune. But since you're not riding for the moment, you probably won't see this post.

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Damn Scout. Two Gen 4's used up and blown out? Sorry to hear of your misfortune. But since you're not riding for the moment, you probably won't see this post.
You were finally wrong! Trust recovery is going well.

edit, 0702.2017 Sky, no response...not good. You're doing that avoid thing yet again. :)

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You never had a problem with those bikes because they didnt make 180+ whp. Do what you're dong with a s1krr or the new R1 and you will really appreciate how reliable the 4th gens are.
That is exactly why I never had my bike flashed or did any mod to it. Want it to last.
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Just to put it out there, the warranty on the Aprilia I just bought has no mileage restriction. They probably assume itll never be ridden enough for the miles to matter or itll be crashed if you ride a lot of miles.

Scout, nice work on the mileage. Thats what, 120000 miles between these Gen 4s that youve blown up in the past few years? Thats a looot of riding and a lot of mileage for the year. What does your insurance company think of the mileage you rack up?

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Not sure about USA but in Canada, Kawasaki warranties are strictly time based, as well.


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That is exactly why I never had my bike flashed or did any mod to it. Want it to last.
All my bikes stayed oem except for the FZ1. Never had a super bike fail until g4; always had recalls except the '13. The '11 had a recall. It is possible the Kawa beefed the g5 judging by the weight. Just thinking.
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Just to put it out there, the warranty on the Aprilia I just bought has no mileage restriction. They probably assume itll never be ridden enough for the miles to matter or itll be crashed if you ride a lot of miles.

Scout, nice work on the mileage. Thats what, 120000 miles between these Gen 4s that youve blown up in the past few years? Thats a looot of riding and a lot of mileage for the year. What does your insurance company think of the mileage you rack up?
Manufacturers and insurance deal only with statistics. Riders simply do not ride superbikes, statistically speaking. Scary stat as superbikes are the safest configuration plus state of the art regarding suspension. That mileage on the two g4's began April, 2012. With now four consecutive summers of interrupted riding plus off last Sept an additional five weeks due to injury, mileage is low compared to all past years. No reason to report all mileage I have on superbikes as no one will believe...except Rossi. :)

So Kawa looks at the superbike stats and insurance looks at all motor stats and both arrive at the same conclusion: statistically, riders don't ride at all; or anywhere near cage miles. I ride far more miles than my cages, for certain. No effort. Just a mental workout is what I get out of a bike workout. Plus fun doing the range of stuff that we do and I include doing stuff with cagers in mind. Why the empty rural 100 mile section is mandatory. Pay for that, though, if the bike quits in the middle of no where. I'll get AAA when the dealer releases the bike this time.

edit: a warranty without mileage restrictions is market psych. Bet nearly zero cage makers offer limitless mile warranty. Some day, maybe.
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That is exactly why I never had my bike flashed
So bikes in non US territories which don't include the same level of restriction as US bikes are less reliable?
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So bikes in non US territories which don't include the same level of restriction as US bikes are less reliable?
yeah of course the more power put into the power train over time, the sooner shit wears out. all parts have a service life based on stress. am sure I will never get close to 70,000 miles on mine but who knows, I got the five-year.

electronics are more likely to fail than engine parts anyway lol

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