Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern Oregon
Maybe I'm a bike snob, I have purchased many new bikes over the decades, that way, I know it's all been me, my maintenance, my riding, my break in, etc. That costs money though, in depreciation, if or when sold.
That being said, I recently bought a Yamaha cruiser, used, with 22,000 miles. I've always thought 50,000 miles to be the cutoff. Where I'd want to sell a bike, and not have buyers balk at mileage, and where I'd like to stay below, if purchasing, just as a number. I don't consider that to be 'scientific' or reasonable, just my gut feeling, and want.
Most times I search, there are low mileage bikes out there, even if I have to travel hundreds of miles, make it a weekend, or longer fly and ride, have a forum member or friend look it over, if possible.