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post #1 of 4 Old 04-14-2012, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Question How high is too high???

Not talking about drugs or adrenaline. I'm referring to miles. I'm considering purchasing the 650 used. I want to know how high is too high for the wee? I've seen some with 35k for a really good price, but with problems like rear cyl. leaking oil and such. Then I see other bikes like Honda with 95k and still running strong. So how high is too high for either the vee or the wee?
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-15-2012, 12:03 AM
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I know of Wee's that have done over 150,000 miles and Vees that have done over 200,000. It's possible the only reason the Vees have more is because they began life two years earlier.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-15-2012, 07:46 AM
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Question Huh?

It's a mechanical device like any other. Use it till it wears out and either replace it or repair it.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]K7 Wee, rebuilt like new and then some after collision with deer and mildly farkled.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-15-2012, 08:51 AM
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Some folks don't take care of things well and ride them to death.
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