View Full Version : My baby just turned 20,000 miles (32168Km)

10-05-2004, 07:26 PM
Here's to 20,000 miles of NEARLY trouble free miles.

The only items that stuck out:

Leaking oil tank (fixed)
Air in Clutch master (fixed)
Replaced chain and front sprocket (16t)
5 sets of plugs
8 oil changes
4 sets of tires
Replaced front pads (ferodo XR)
Flushed clutch and brakes twice
changed fork oil
check valves (still no need to adjust)
571 gallons of gas

reached 172 mph
4 track days including a single 100 lap day (Seattle 100)
1 track day get off ($400.00 damage)


10-05-2004, 08:06 PM
Congrats! I wish I could say the same for my bike in terms of nearly trouble free!

10-05-2004, 08:07 PM
right on. Congratulations.

I couldn't tell you how much gas I've put in the thing or how many gallons spilled out of the overflow :D

10-05-2004, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by Dvus
right on. Congratulations.

I couldn't tell you how much gas I've put in the thing or how many gallons spilled out of the overflow :D

Yeah I cheated I just applied 35mpg to 20,000 miles.

I am sure it is more than that with spillage...!

10-05-2004, 10:50 PM
you still doing the track day on Friday? With the rain and St Helens erupting?

Factory Girl
10-07-2004, 09:11 AM
That's amazing! What a well loved and well used bike!

10-07-2004, 11:22 AM
Well done!:peace:

Any reason why you needed 5 sets of plugs? Just curious.

10-07-2004, 01:37 PM
Because it runs best on Fresh plugs!

Try it you'll see.

I just use the stock ones haven't tried the fancy ones yet.

Big o
10-07-2004, 04:28 PM
just wondering

but whats the highest milage millage mille u lot know or heard of ? withough having any majour faults

just wondering how twins compare to the big inlnie japs 4's which as u know see alot about with majour milage

first i though this was down to say a 1000 inline 4 have more cylinders to take all the pressur or somthing ? and v-twins not haveing as many pistons etc to take the milage ? cos i know that big singles ...like supermoots.. don't really get majour milage without going wrong ....

this may sound stupid but seemd to be making sense to me ... but then i noticed and learned a tad bout these bmw majour monsters... theres me thiking somthing like a vfr vtec 800 properly most relible ibke or some other honda

but then i saw some massive bmw y reg... guy turns it on and i saw 60 on the clocks .. i mean for a car thats nothing .. but for a bike .. and i was looking before he got on it looked as new.. nice con no ageing etc

so that was a twin.. so that throws my little idea out the window

anyhow gone way of topic but u get me point :D

highest milage mille please?

10-07-2004, 04:33 PM
Go on ........ How did you cure air in the clutch?


10-07-2004, 09:28 PM
Clutch was cured via pin pricking the dust boot and adjusting the 8mm plunger nut inside the lever. Also changed it to dot 4 then 5.1 fluid. I can always get neutral no problem. It still drags a bit and is easier to get neutral from second to first than it is first to second. I have GP shifting so that may be why.

I heard about a mille that was essentially raced to 40K miles when the timing chain gave out and crashed the valves. This failure was from lack of maintenance more than normal failure. Think you should replace the timing chain when it gets wobbly and you would know that if you were checking your valves. But these things are hardly ever needing vavle adjusts so...

I heard the bimmers can go 100,000 miles no problem.

Suppose ours can too if you are good about maint, and you are not riding the shite out of it all the time.

I heard that the gixxer 600 engine is trash at about 20,000 miles and needs the top end gone through.

10-07-2004, 10:55 PM
I see that your service light is stuck on, just like mine.

10-08-2004, 02:05 AM
Originally posted by Stevenwild
I see that your service light is stuck on, just like mine.


I reset it before but this time it don't work!

Dr. Thrillride
10-08-2004, 06:58 AM
I think Mossback holds the record for most miles on an 04 mille. Now is that because you don't have a car? :D

10-08-2004, 11:41 AM
I have one but it is just for hauling the bike...an 03 with 3000 miles on it...


Felix Da Cat
10-09-2004, 04:46 PM
Congrats man, that's excellent. Just goes to show that the Italian V-Twins can handle the hard work (okay, maybe not the ducrapis - they break :D :p: )

Mine's on 27,714km and has been for 3 weeks since I highsided her and haven't got her back yet - can't wait to bloody ride the bitch again. :( :(

On a side note, my Busa has 94,000km on her, but I haven't ridden her since December :(

10-10-2004, 06:44 PM
I cant believe its still running!

10-10-2004, 10:09 PM
Running well and faster than ever. The motor is free reving and completely free of any oil consumption. There is no puff of smoke on hard acceleration such as I see from japanese bikes that I have seen with fewer miles on them. The Rotax engine is the best v-twin engine in the market today.