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Another 'blade with high kms' thread

Hi there,

First let me start by introducing myself, my name is Andrew - I live in Melbourne Australia, and looking at getting a 929RR (been missing not having a bike).

Anyhow, I've been looking at a few bikes and the one I think is the cleanest is also the right price. Its all original, receipts for everything since he bought it at 30K Km, including every 5000KM service. Its got a good chain, sprockets look good, no visible engine leaks and the engine feels strong and responsive. Gearbox also feels good, though probably didn't thrash it as much as I should of during the test ride. Comes with a roadworthy to boot.

Now the major negative is it is a relatively 'high KM bike' (75,000 Kms). It also has a full Micron exhaust (usually a positive), but no power commander. He bought the bike like that at 30K Kms, and is unsure whether the ECU was re-mapped for the exhaust.

Ive done the search for 'High KM blades', and seen that good examples of these can last quite a bit. I've looked at a few blades with 35K - 45K Kms, and this bike, even with high kms, seems cleaner and better looked after.

What should I expect of a 75,000 km 929RR blade? I know the valve clearances need to be checked (I can do that myself). Anything else major coming up? What is considered 'high kms' for one of these bikes?

Cheers,
Andrew
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Re: Another 'blade with high kms' thread

I wouldn't think too much about the mileage. If it pulls well, looks clean and has a good service history then that's all that matters

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Re: Another 'blade with high kms' thread

Oh no, you are buying a 929!! I bought one with 15xxx 'miles' on it and 'retired' it to the missus at 60000 'miles.' This bike has some major problems that you need to be aware of. First I have never owned a bike that ate rear tires like it does. Next it will never take you on the shortest route to your destination. You may think it is only a couple of miles to get there but as hard as you fight it you will at least double that. And that darn smile, it takes hours to get it off of my face after riding it.

In all seriousness though I couldn't have imagined a more reliable bike. I have a stator go bad at 30,000 and resealed the forks once but that is expected. To this day the best bike I have ever owned. Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Another 'blade with high kms' thread

got mine 94 900rr with high mi like 50,000mi never had a issues at all I had it checked out first thou!!! I have put 8,000 or so on it, got it in september of 2012 runs better then all the other newer less mi bikes I was looking at most from the mid 2000's better then a later 900rr i rode too with less mi!!! it's all about who owned it, how they treated it!!!
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Re: Another 'blade with high kms' thread

mine has just over 40k miles on it and drives perfectly. i asked my mech about checking vlave clearance and he said that every time hes checked on a 929/954 it hasnt needed done at all. he said to wait for signs that it needs doing, if it ever even needs it at all.
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Re: Another 'blade with high kms' thread

Let that one pass in the end, and very glad I did... Just put a deposit down on a very tidy 954. 40K kms, 1 extremely fussy owner, been used as a tourer, even comes with a lambs wool seat cover
Pick it up on the weekend pics to come.
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Let that one pass in the end, and very glad I did... Just put a deposit down on a very tidy 954. 40K kms, 1 extremely fussy owner, been used as a tourer, even comes with a lambs wool seat cover
Pick it up on the weekend pics to come.
Happy days schnoog. Lurv the 954's. Had 3 myself and all were about or over 40,000 klms with no dramas at all. What year model and color?

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Re: Another 'blade with high kms' thread

2003 blue/black. All OEM fairings - looks mint
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Excellent choice (Although I am biased!) enjoy
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lovely bike, just dump those street light indicators
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Hi there,

First let me start by introducing myself, my name is Andrew - I live in Melbourne Australia, and looking at getting a 929RR (been missing not having a bike).

Anyhow, I've been looking at a few bikes and the one I think is the cleanest is also the right price. Its all original, receipts for everything since he bought it at 30K Km, including every 5000KM service. Its got a good chain, sprockets look good, no visible engine leaks and the engine feels strong and responsive. Gearbox also feels good, though probably didn't thrash it as much as I should of during the test ride. Comes with a roadworthy to boot.

Now the major negative is it is a relatively 'high KM bike' (75,000 Kms). It also has a full Micron exhaust (usually a positive), but no power commander. He bought the bike like that at 30K Kms, and is unsure whether the ECU was re-mapped for the exhaust.

Ive done the search for 'High KM blades', and seen that good examples of these can last quite a bit. I've looked at a few blades with 35K - 45K Kms, and this bike, even with high kms, seems cleaner and better looked after.

What should I expect of a 75,000 km 929RR blade? I know the valve clearances need to be checked (I can do that myself). Anything else major coming up? What is considered 'high kms' for one of these bikes?

Cheers,
Andrew
The bike does not have a Full Micron exhaust. It has a Micron bolt-on that replaced the factory muffler so you don't have to add a PC. The midpipe visible in the pics is stock.

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Noice! I had a red 02 and two blue 03's. Looking good.

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The bike does not have a Full Micron exhaust. It has a Micron bolt-on that replaced the factory muffler so you don't have to add a PC. The midpipe visible in the pics is stock.
Ended up buying a different bike, but cheers
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Re: Another 'blade with high kms' thread

I've had my 929 since new and I clocked 200k before putting in a 954 engine in it. Love the Honda it's a great bike.
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