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post #1 of 21 Old 05-29-2019, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Finally Broken In!

It's taken only 13 years, but I think she's broken in now.
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-29-2019, 08:41 AM
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Congratulations !!! 200,000 miles
Looking at your join date (13 years ago) curious, did you join the day after you bought your bike or before you got it?
Generally, how would you categorize all those miles? Commute, long-haul rides, etc. I'm sure it was a mix. When you consider the average speed always works out to about 50 MPH _ that 200,000 miles = 4,000 hours. Having reached this milestone, are you about to get a new bike ?

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Wow! Fantastic testament to the vstrom.

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Great! Now you can switch to synthetic oil.............

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OP's location is BC, Canada, so presumably that's kilometers. An enviable milestone, either way! Congrats.
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That's still 120,000 miles. Far beyond what many expect a motorcycle to last. And certainly safe to switch to synthetic now....

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
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post #8 of 21 Old 05-29-2019, 12:15 PM
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OP's location is BC, Canada, so presumably that's kilometers. An enviable milestone, either way! Congrats.
Good catch. When I enlarge the photo I can see the temp is set to centigrade. Still, ... I enjoy hearing about it. I keep bikes a long time but I don't seem to have the fidelity to stick with just one

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Congratulations !!! 200,000 miles
Looking at your join date (13 years ago) curious, did you join the day after you bought your bike or before you got it?
Generally, how would you categorize all those miles? Commute, long-haul rides, etc. I'm sure it was a mix. When you consider the average speed always works out to about 50 MPH _ that 200,000 miles = 4,000 hours. Having reached this milestone, are you about to get a new bike ?
I joined the forum a few weeks after I bought the bike.

Most of those kilometers were racked up commuting (it was my only vehicle for about 5 years) but there's a lot of FSR kilometers too. One Iron Butt out to Saskatchewan. Quite a few trips up to my cabin in the Cariboo. Touring trips around Washington, Vancouver Island, stuff like that.

I guess you'd call it a kilometerstone rather than a milestone.

I'm eyeing the BMW S1000XR as its eventual replacement. Maybe next year. We'll see how it goes.
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That's still 120,000 miles. Far beyond what many expect a motorcycle to last. And certainly safe to switch to synthetic now....
I just switched to synthetic on my DRZ @ 7000kms.

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