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Just passed 60,200 or 60,500 miles on this '13 g4 bought new in sept. '14. All miles on one 200 mile loop that contains myriad of riding milieu ranging from coastal slab to mountain slam to city slab to tight one lane asphalt to tight two lane mountain slam to boring fairly straight slab and in California.

Bike is running normal except for slight miss in low rpm that occurred after dealer service but np for me as adjusted. I suspect one of the plugs bent a wire upon installation; a simple fix next time I go in as the stupid radiator, which was newly installed at about 41,500 miles, is already showing signs of getting bent outta shape by all the rock kicked up by front by poor Almeda County chip seal.

This bike ran every day from june 21 to sept 21. No stress on me whatsoever meaning I did stuff that had to be done before I left and after I left.

I had to take a few weeks off due to a muscle or bone compression in the sternum area then had to change out the chain but broke the pin resulting a a couple weeks to get the parts for the rk chain breaker; I think I was off the bike about 7 weeks after September 21

Again, no stress doing these miles as I'm used to it and the loop. '13 fork seals and paint are FAR superior to the '11 seals and paint. Some slight wear on the tank paint on '13 but NOT down to the metal as I have on the '11 tank. '11 seals failed around 30k miles but not certain on that mile figure but certain that it was stupid early as never had a problem with r1 and fz1 seals on same loop well past 100,000 miles.

The rs10 front and the met rr rear should be used on this bike and for FIRST I would recommend the 16 front sprocket at the rear sprocket can not handle the met rr rear; Vortex rear does the best but it seems to show wear around 5000 miles but not certain of that figure, however I have a vortex 42 with 17 oem front that is showing wear after about 5k to 6k miles, about. I think the 16 front would stop the rear sprocket mis-match with the met rr rear making this bike a couple clicks higher maintenance free.

When bike was off the loop I changed the oil back to amsoil syn and their filter.

The chain was also replaced to superstreet pro; I'll start a new thread on that topic as it's important.

Have to ride everyday if possible or I'll forget how to ride. Those that do know what I mean.
 

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If I ride the same stretch of road twice in a week, the jake are watching it the next time, your lucky they got real shit going on in CA
 

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Ever thought of asking KHI to sponsor you as a test rider ?
I'm sure your feedback/experience would be useful :smile2:
 

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Ever thought of asking KHI to sponsor you as a test rider ?
I'm sure your feedback/experience would be useful :smile2:
Kawa Corp does check in with 10r rider using their survey form which they used concerning the weak seals and poor tank paint on the '11 I reported on that survey. The radiators for both the '11 and 13 are weak; I believe that I completed that survey prior to the '11 rad failure from a rock but not sure.
 

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You dam west coast riders getting year round riding. Just turned 30k on my gen for only had a starter issue and stator issue has really been a solid bike
 

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Kawa Corp does check in with 10r rider using their survey form which they used concerning the weak seals and poor tank paint on the '11 I reported on that survey. The radiators for both the '11 and 13 are weak; I believe that I completed that survey prior to the '11 rad failure from a rock but not sure.
Ever thought of using a rad guard?
 

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@ renais, impressive shot but is that guy on the R1 in the background sleeping, looks like he's way off the race line....

 

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When bike was off the loop I changed the oil back to amsoil syn and their filter.
Good to hear you're actually chainging your oil on this one....keep up the good work!:ayyy:
 
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You dam west coast riders getting year round riding. Just turned 30k on my gen for only had a starter issue and stator issue has really been a solid bike
Yes, I just don't ride if mt. Ham is snowed, wet or like today so cold black ice.

Ever thought of using a rad guard?
It would have to be steel with metal fasteners. I had two r1s and one fz1 on this loop and never had a prob with the rads so I suspect it's Kawa. BUT the chip seal two summers ago changed parameters.

that is impressive! how hard do you ride her?
Tough question as always feels slow but I know I'm running hot. I run through all rear tires except metz rr past wear bars inside 1400 miles often at the steel right after. Fronts V early but rs10g V less fast and last close to 4k miles or so. Center of front always has plenty of tread upon change out.
 

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Good to hear you're actually chainging your oil on this one....keep up the good work!:ayyy:
No excuse not to as dang chest was so sore and bike was sitting there glaring at me so changed oil THEN changed out the chain but broke the chain breaker pin so that also took awhile. Perfect timing, oddly.
 
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