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100,000 miles today

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by cgt1229, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. 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.

  2. awesome... good share...

    any major engine work??

  3. shelbyguy

    shelbyguy Picture Whore

    holy shit.


    any issues over its lifetime?
  4. 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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  5. Wow congrats on the 100k mark!
  6. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    Congrats and having owned 2 '82 1000s, I am extra impressed, as they are not very comfy!
  7. Cheers for putting a bike to use! Nice work
  8. 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.
  9. Juilin

    Juilin Captain Pubic

    Great work, congratulations. I'm also curious about any engine work you had done.
  10. shelbyguy

    shelbyguy Picture Whore

    im willing to bet most modern diesels could go 3million miles with 2 engine builds.
  11. 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.
  12. 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...

  13. 83K and counting on my 99 Nighthawk, hope to turn 100K congrats on keeping it rolling. Bought mine new all miles mine so far.
  14. Sick, quite the accomplishment.

    Any better pics of the Kat?
  15. Not any great photos.
  16. Congrats on the milestone. Very impressive.
  17. 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!
  18. That is quite impressive sir!