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I just passed 71,000 miles on 2013 g4 bought new in sept. 2014. 2 years 8 months. Bike is running strong. If weather is good I'll add 1400 miles per week and I'm not talking straight slab stuff. fyi, once in awhile I may kinda feel like a short nap on my 200 mile loop; as in, I didn't sleep well the night before and I get up at 4 am to take care of house and critters and dog training and whatever. I can sleep for 10 minutes under some old oak tree. No one comes by...it's that empty! lol
 

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Well, well, well. I'm on my loop today and the bike makes a funny noise and quits. The following is the truth: about two weeks ago I felt this bike hit a super smooth level of operation. All was totally dialed in EVEN when both tires were down near the steel. My VERY NEXT THOUGHT was that this is EXACTLY what the '11 10r felt like right before it blew up. I said to myself, shut up, I'll gixx the bike.

Dang, dang, dang. My only hope is that the warranty will cover whatever failed.

Yet a THIRD summer with weeks without a bike! All related to the 10r, a two edged sword.

edit: when I checked the mileage when I was waiting for the tow it said 70,500 or something plus or minus to that. I ride 1400 miles per week, weather permitting, so don't check the odometer much, but in the interest of full disclosure, felt it may be important to state that this bike did NOT make it to 71k miles; I need a couple more days.
 

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How many time did you change the oil in those ~70.5K miles ?

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I wish i was able to ride 1400 miles a week, i knocked down a whole 500 miles all of last year.
 

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What tires are you using and how long do they last ? I'm also commuting daily on my ZX-10R and my S21 rear is due after 7,500 miles ( 12,000 km). From what I've read all around the web it's an exceptionnal lifespan for these tires (also had an RS10 lasting 5,300 miles/8,500km).

I have a flat spot on the rear tire and should change in a week or two... curious about what you're running.
 

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valves were done at 40k by dealer when dealer did the cam under warranty. Several oil changes one by dealer and a couple by me. Tires...for me the best rear is the Metzler rr M7 155 as this tire grips and will last me about 2500 miles before steel shows. The met rr tires must run oem or Vortex rear sprockets. (I'm still running oem 17 steel; I suspect the met rr really wants 16 on front which might forgive whatever is on the back, but idk.) Any other steel sprocket will wear out before the tire does. No aluminum rear will work with that tire. All other rear tires like corsa, dunlop, rs10, etc., wear out around 1400 miles for me except the power 4 which is so hard that it's really a tour tire. The front WAS for me the bridgestone rs 10G BUT now appears that they're discontinued the G and make the L and the M. The rs10 G will last me 2500 miles BEFORE it V's but I can keep that tire on to close to 4k miles but tricky. I changed out the front at 2500 miles last week as I knew the bicycle guys would be on the road...meaning I needed exact turn precision in order not to stress the road bike guys.

Barely a day not riding and so want to just buy a new CBR but can not as I have the extended warranty on the '13 and told the wife about the extended when I bought the '13

Also when the '13 failed, I was kinda going slow as had a bunch of bicycle guys around. When the '11 failed I was running hot in 4th on tiny straight. It went loud like ar 15 firing and TRIED to keep going The '13 went quickly with a tiny chatter and simply died fast ignoring everything I did while coasting to a stop. '11 went at 50k miles and this '13 went at 70500 miles plus a couple.

also, to home was 900 dollars. Nine hundred. I had other options but one involved the wife in heavy traffic or a taxi. I was about 100 miles from home on holiday Sunday no Kawa shops open so kinda tricky. I had to pay the tow guy 1.5 hours for return trip at 180 per hour. Time for payment began the moment I cleared him for pickup.

I'm used to the tow guys but this was the most expensive. Wife immediately looked up AAA but she reports that may be also complicated for a bike in the situation I was I had in terms of timing and place.
 

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I wish i was able to ride 1400 miles a week, i knocked down a whole 500 miles all of last year.
Have to ride everyday but perhaps not 200 miles a day. 200 miles works for me after relocating and keeping about 100 miles of the original loop that I know well. My point here is that the better a rider knows the loop the less effort to remain alert meaning simply don't get tired if I know the fookin loop well UNLESS I don't sleep well the night before. In which case I can actually stop for a ten minute deep nap if needed and so empty that no one comes by...as far as I know. :)
 

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AAA works for bikes. You just have to get the premier plus RV package. Four 200 mile tows per year...or is it five, I can't remember now. I've had it for years and it's already paid for itself for the next ten years with a few tows already. One was during emergency service only so I had to pay $750 cash to a non AAA tow company, which concerned me, but AAA reimbursed me in less than 10 days.
 

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Do you have proof of oil changes to give the dealer or warranty rep' or are they going to find 15,000 mile oil in your bike when they sample it and send it off? Not trying to be a Dick but when you say 1 by the dealer and a couple by you that typically would be about 3, right?
 

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I was about to say... oil changed? lol!!
 

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It sounds like you changed the oil every six months, or so?


Quite a few people on the fz1 forum love their first gen machines. There are 2 or 3 who have 200, 000 miles on their bikes. I do believe most of them change their oil at 5-6000 miles, though.
 

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I can't get the bike into the shop until next week; I'll report exactly what the dealer reports. Took same dealer a month to tune, cam, radiator, chain the bike last year at this exact same time. So...it's gonna be awhile. If I don't ride I rarely have a reason to come to any bike site but when I find out whatever, I'll report exactly.
 

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Scout, thank you for the update, and yes please do let us know what the dealer says.

I picture you having a long commute, to and from work. What replaces the ninja when its out of commission?

My step son went an entire year, using only his skateboard for transportation....
 

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I have had AAA for 15 years. I added motorcycle coverage about 6 years ago. Worth every single damn penny. I use them probably 4-5 times per year. With the Gold Membership I get over 200 miles of free towing, six times per year.
 

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Man, you and that loop...going through a steady diet of bikes

Will be interesting to follow this saga :popcorn:

And yea i wish i had enough time for that many miles and a empty loop.

900 buck hellride almost = new exhaust/engine repair bill. yowch.

Time to chill a while and do some ciphering. Maybe think about GenV?
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Scout, Id love to see a photo when the tech suddenly realized hes looking at an odometer with 71,000 miles and not 7,100. That look has to be priceless.
 

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That's riding right there i may beat that in due time lol. Im 10.5k and only had my bike 5months trying to slow down the distance riding but she is so addicting. I do oil changes every 2.5k rear tire once band shows front tire after 2 rears. So far i have only used 2 fronts including original and 3rears including original, current tires are Metzelers M7s.
 

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Sprockets were changed at 50 mile mark and not touched since. 16 front ultralight renthal. And 40 rear superspox stealth rear. With chain as well 3 chain 520 conv. Have you thought about running that rear sprocket if im one my first and over 10k might help as well.
 
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