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post #11 of 23 Old 06-07-2019, 08:37 AM
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Right on! Picking up my new DL1000 today. Hope to one day hit that kind of mileage.
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post #12 of 23 Old 06-07-2019, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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"Thats some serious miles."
Over time miles do build up. Especially if you have time to ride.
I'm managed 100K+ miles on several bikes now, mostly BMW's. But I had reason to commute for training back then and had vacation time to ride to rallies.
It's all good fun on a motorcycle.
Webfors, hopefully you too will have the need to ride, commuting, and the free time to ride for pleasure too.
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post #13 of 23 Old 06-07-2019, 10:01 AM
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Yah, time for the steering head bearings and a valve check! Oh yeah, sprockets and chain.
Congrats. And you have a 650, don't you?

Will be interesting to hear the valve check / adjust results. Any checks / adjusts up to this point?

2007 Wee. Blue. Bought at 5K miles. Sold at 32K+ miles. Gone but not forgotten.

2012 Wee2 Adventure. Black. Bought at 26K miles. Now 43K+. Love it!
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post #14 of 23 Old 06-07-2019, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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I had a mechanic look a the valves at 80K. He adjusted one exhaust valve, I think, and said call him back in 30K.
He's very knowledgeable about the SV engines and he didn't waste anytime doing the task in my garage.
Makes yah wonder why they charge so much at a shop. Perhaps some wrenches are not so well versed to make it look easy.
it was not hours worth of work.
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post #15 of 23 Old 06-19-2019, 01:01 PM
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Wow, That's an inspiration to all of us and a testament to the good engineering and manufacturing quality of these bikes.

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post #16 of 23 Old 06-19-2019, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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F111. it certainly isn't attributed to kind maint. These are good bikes. Sometimes less is more and don't fix what isn't broke.
I wonder where folks get fuel that causes so many filter failures etc. I've covered a fair number of miles and fill ups across the western section of the country and not experienced a problem.
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post #17 of 23 Old 06-22-2019, 09:09 AM
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That's s a big milestone...congrats.

When I was riding for a living I was bagging 30k ish miles a year. Now that I'm retired I'm averaging only 10k....wish it was double that....

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post #18 of 23 Old 06-22-2019, 10:13 AM
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Wow, a 100K miles eh...I've got some major catching up to do. I rolled past 12,427 miles (20,000 km) a couple of weeks ago, on a old 2008 wee...
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post #19 of 23 Old 06-22-2019, 11:13 AM
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106,000 mi on my 2012. Bought it in 2012 but didn't start seriously riding until 2013. It's relegated to my daily commuter now.

L2 DL650 Adventure

bike X miles=smiles
smiles bike=miles
miles smiles=bike.
It's simple math.
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post #20 of 23 Old 06-24-2019, 12:32 AM
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Way to go! Literally!
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