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High mileage - Going for it

Hi Guys, an Ozzie 04 CBR1000 owner here

I am a car/bike nut and in the past i have swapped my new cars/bikes out for something else new every 12-18 months.

I do roughly 20,000 commuting to work and because of my swapping vehicles i have never racked up enough kms. However I am thinking of giving myself a challenge by holding onto the CBR1000 and racking up monster miles just so i can say i've done it.

I bought the bike recently and now have 37,000km (22,000 miles) on the clock and it runs like a dream.

I only know basic maintenance and have changed the oil every 6,000km (4,000 miles?) and done the brake pads myself.

Before i start my adventure, what things do i need to do to keep this thing running to reach 100,000 miles and is it worth it?

Are there any things i need to look out for and if so, at what mileage do they occur?
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Hi Guys, an Ozzie 04 CBR1000 owner here

I am a car/bike nut and in the past i have swapped my new cars/bikes out for something else new every 12-18 months.

I do roughly 20,000 commuting to work and because of my swapping vehicles i have never racked up enough kms. However I am thinking of giving myself a challenge by holding onto the CBR1000 and racking up monster miles just so i can say i've done it.

I bought the bike recently and now have 37,000km (22,000 miles) on the clock and it runs like a dream.

I only know basic maintenance and have changed the oil every 6,000km (4,000 miles?) and done the brake pads myself.

Before i start my adventure, what things do i need to do to keep this thing running to reach 100,000 miles and is it worth it?

Are there any things i need to look out for and if so, at what mileage do they occur?
I would say get yourself a manual and follow the mfr. recommendations on particular maintenence. like cooling system flushes, TB syncing, chain maintenence, etc. Really, mechanically, there should be no reason they won't turn 100k with proper upkeep. you will eventually need a clutch or two, same goes for the chains/sprockets, and even fork seals and tires. and some valve adjustments for good measure lol. There is a lot of stuff to maintain, but if you time it right, you won't ever get yourself in a bind to finish a lot of things at once. Im guessing with 20k miles a year, you have a decent commute, so IMO 4k miles is fine for oil changes...for someone with a lot of stop and go and short commutes i would lean more to 2500-3000 miles. and its always good to have a magnetic oil drain plug to catch any debris.
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Sounds like a great challenge, there are a couple of threads on this site about how many miles we have on our Blades. There are Blades out there with over 100k miles on them so I reckon you'll be OK.

Run it 'till it dies, I say
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I met a guy at a stop that had a 1999 VFR with 160k miles on it.

I have the unfortunate issue with scuffed cylinder walls on my 954 with only 16k miles on it. I don't think the bike was properly maintained.
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I met a guy at a stop that had a 1999 VFR with 160k miles on it.

I have the unfortunate issue with scuffed cylinder walls on my 954 with only 16k miles on it. I don't think the bike was properly maintained.
It sounds like the PO, didn't change the oil regularly
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I tend to agree with you. The service history up to 12k miles is completely unknown to me.
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Regular service every 6k and major service evry 24k i got 171k on my 929....still going without any major problems...ill keep going until i need to rebuild it
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Regular service every 6k and major service evry 24k i got 171k on my 929....still going without any major problems...ill keep going until i need to rebuild it

inspiring!
Just broke 32k
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but be mindfull that the speedo stops at 99,999 i had mine reset at 10,000 for around $200 from memory.
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thats right, i remember reading one of your posts about it.
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thats right, i remember reading one of your posts about it.
yeah it was a similar thread...but still going strong had it compression tested at the begining of the year and for the k's the mechanicsaid it was fine lets see how much more Km i can do....
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Re: High mileage - Going for it

My RR-S has 98,000 miles (158,000 kms) on it now, and it still goes really well. I had a major service done when i filled it with contaminated petrol, and everything (including compression) was bang on.


Only problems i have had with it in the 25,000 miles I have owned it have been
  • the reg/rec going and taking the battery with it (in the middle of nowhere in Germany)
  • the hose from the waterpump to the rad split as i got off the ferry in Dublin
  • the rear shock died (found one that was taken off of an RR-S when new)
The bike is off the road now as the left fork seal blew. When the leg was off and in the parts washer, this was found:



Scared the life out of me, as it could have gone completely at any time. have located a fork leg now, so bike should be back on the road on Thursday and off to France to see the magical 100,000 mileds passed.
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Re: High mileage - Going for it

Mine has 36k miles on it right now. I have a friend doing my valve servicing on it right now as well as a general tune up on it since im currently deployed to sicily until around december. The only non routine maintenance ive done to it has been fork seals (the guy who owned it before me stunted it and they both started leaking)
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The only non routine maintenance ive done to it has been fork seals (the guy who owned it before me stunted it and they both started leaking)
If your bike has been stunted (and nothing wrong with that) check your fork lowers for cracking. The crack in minew wasn't evident until it was put in the parts washer. This is what was found:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...01/ForkLeg.jpg

Could have been caused by badly landed wheelies, could just be an age and corrossion issue-who knows for sure?
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If your bike has been stunted (and nothing wrong with that) check your fork lowers for cracking. The crack in minew wasn't evident until it was put in the parts washer. This is what was found:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...01/ForkLeg.jpg

Could have been caused by badly landed wheelies, could just be an age and corrossion issue-who knows for sure?
Scary find, definitely.

Not long to go to the big 100k miles, nice one
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