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post #1 of 44 Old 01-30-2010, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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just thought i'd ask. I have a first gen with 29k on the clock and was wondering how much life other riders have gotten out of their motors. I know it all depends on care and riding style but what is a good average?
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you're screwing with me........... really?

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You dont really see that high of numbers because a lot of times people end up wrecking them. There are a few members on here that are too far off from that tho!

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2004 or 2005? If yours doesn't suffer from premature alternator self-destruction, and you don't break it by doing something dumb, it'll probably go 150,000 - 200,000 km.

Mine is at 57,000 km and runs like new, and I'm just hoping the alternator holds out. I know of another local one that had around 80,000 km when the owner sold it (I don't know where it went after that). Older Guy sold his with much more than that on it.


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WOW! this makes mee feel great. Even if I do have alternator issues its still better than an engine swap. O and its an 05. I believe the alt issue was corrected. I could be wrong. Keep em coming guys.
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If you have an alternator issue it will prolly mean an engine swap. When they go they frag the engine.
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O damn. Thats not good!!!!
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How about gen 2? The gen supposedly dosnt have any real issues, so maybe 150,000 miles?

or would u still expect 100,000 miles?
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I think dropping a valve is another issue I have read about but IMO these bikes will last for quite a while under moderate use, heavy modding and use on a race track will take a lot of longevity away but hey thats what they are made for!
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