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Old 10-07-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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From: Bellingham

I Ride: '83 Katana
100,000 miles today
Did a 300 mile loop today on back roads from Bellingham to Bellevue and back.

Father in law left his asthma medicine back at our house, so I volunteered to

deliver it today. Selfish reasons really, got a great ride out of it.

Around Lake Whatcom, 9, Burn Rd, Woods Rd, 203, Ames Lake. Ben Howard

Back and forth, Jordan on the way home.

Clicked over 100 thousand on the way home and got 49 mpg on the last tank.

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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From: Puyallup,WA

I Ride: 2009 street triple R
awesome... good share...

any major engine work??

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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From: Bremerton, WA
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I Ride: CBR250R, F800R
Wow - congrats!

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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I Ride: Aprilia Factory, 525SMR, DRZ400sm, and a gaggle of others
holy shit.


100k


any issues over its lifetime?

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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From: from Wa, living on Grenada (island)

I Ride: 1991 XR250L, 2007 BMW F800S, 1999 ATK 605 ESDS/SM
Congrats! I really do feel like older bikes have much more engine longevity than any new one really...except maybe goldwings and GSs.

Heck the same can be true with cars, the highest millage car in the world is a 1966 volvo that's nearing 3 million miles..Only had 2 engine rebuilds, both preventative, not even needed. Amazing what regular oil changes can do. A modern car to do that? no way in heck.

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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I Ride: 01 R1, 03 TRX 400
Wow congrats on the 100k mark!

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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From: Muk, WA
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I Ride: fast, except on the road.
Congrats and having owned 2 '82 1000s, I am extra impressed, as they are not very comfy!

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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From: Issaquah, WA

I Ride: '09 Honda CBR1000RR, '95 BMW R1100GS, '98 KTM EXC 380SM
Cheers for putting a bike to use! Nice work

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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I Ride: Harley
Cool. I was with a friend of mine when he hit 100,000 on his 1984 Wing, we pulled over just outside of North Bend and took a pic. I plan on riding my 2004 Harley to 100,000. Its at 75,000 now.

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #10
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I Ride: Ninja 650 or somebody elses.
Great work, congratulations. I'm also curious about any engine work you had done.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:39 AM   #11
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“ Quote:
Originally Posted by Avboden View Post
Congrats! I really do feel like older bikes have much more engine longevity than any new one really...except maybe goldwings and GSs.

Heck the same can be true with cars, the highest millage car in the world is a 1966 volvo that's nearing 3 million miles..Only had 2 engine rebuilds, both preventative, not even needed. Amazing what regular oil changes can do. A modern car to do that? no way in heck.

im willing to bet most modern diesels could go 3million miles with 2 engine builds.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:40 AM   #12
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I Ride: '83 Katana
The bike did have an engine transplant as the original was crashed on both sides with a bent crank.

I traded a K2 snowboard for an 1150 engine with slightly higher miles than the original Kat motor.

When I bought the bike it had 27K on odometer. 1150 donor engine had 30k +.

I bought the bike for $400 in '93. It sat till '96, when I bought missing rotor, starter clutch and cover.

I sent the crank to Falicon, for Super Crank mods and put in new rings.

In 2001, I did a Class track day, and was blowing smoke all around SIR, now PR. Valve guide seals were apparently toast, so I sent the top end to Heads Up in Las Vegas.

He freshened the top end and talked me into buying GSXR carbs and later 1229 MTC pistons in stock sleeves.

It's done 7 track days and made it to Michigan and back around Lake Superior. I've destroyed 4 starter clutches and numerous RR's, but otherwise has been pretty reliable.

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #13
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From: Ferndale, WA

I Ride: Big-Block Dinosaurs
Quite a milestone - congratulations!

I've ridden this Kat many times - it's an absolute blast!!
All engine and no brakes...LOL.

And I have NO idea how he's managed to stay comfortable for all those years/miles.
I'm good for about 20 minutes aboard that beast.
Guess the OP has a high pain threshold - he never complains.

Here's to many more miles, my friend...

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:43 PM   #14
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From: Cornelius, Oregon

I Ride: Everyday
83K and counting on my 99 Nighthawk, hope to turn 100K congrats on keeping it rolling. Bought mine new all miles mine so far.

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #15
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Wow. That is gnarly.

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #16
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I Ride: 1989 CBR 600, 1982 GPz 550
Sick, quite the accomplishment.

Any better pics of the Kat?

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #17
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I Ride: '83 Katana
Not any great photos.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #18
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From: Bellevue, Wa

I Ride: GSX-R600 20th Anniversary
Congrats on the milestone. Very impressive.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #19
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From: Vanquivering with Kevin in WA.

I Ride: Kawasaki Z1000; Yamaha RZ350 (2); Yamaha RD400 (2); Yamaha RD350 (2); Yamaha RD125; Yamaha RD60; Kawasaki '72 G5-100; '66 Suzuki X-6 Hustler FINALLY!!
Very cool.

I'm @ about 72,000 on my '03 Z1000, and hope to surpass it next year or so, if I get to take a long awaited cross-country trip. I probably would've by now except for most of my 2-stroke vintage bikes get ridden regularly too.

I haven't had to do a thing yet except oil & filter changes, brake pads and usual consumables. Only 2 valve adjustments need so far too!

If a modern inline 4 is regularly serviced it should last a long time!

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:33 PM   #20
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I Ride: 2007 Ninja 650R
That is quite impressive sir!

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