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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2385 on: January 06, 2019, 02:27:38 pm »
i know this is a question that'll probably get a lot of different answers and also depending on circumstances.

but to you, personally, what would you classify as high mileage on a bike? in particularly, a R6 or something similiar?
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2386 on: January 06, 2019, 03:02:43 pm »
Could you give us some idea as to how old the bike is,and how hard it was ridden.

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2387 on: January 06, 2019, 04:38:05 pm »
'how hard it was ridden' - probably not.

i know this question also depends a lot on factors such as number of owners, age of owner (how well they've treated it, riding or maintanence) and so on. as an example, if i'm looking at cars post 2010, my figure will lie somewhere between 150k kms to 170k kms to be considered as high. if it's a bmw, i'll try not to look past 100k kms..


i'm looking at models (Yamaha R6 specifically) currently between 2006-2008/9. i'm just wondering what you guys may think or consider a high mileage bike without looking at other factors.
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2388 on: January 08, 2019, 05:38:35 pm »
When i've been window shopping for bikes on Auto Trader you generally see bikes like the R6 sitting around the 45K (Miles) and for a high-performance bike i'd say that was pretty high. My Suzuki GSX 600 F got to 400000 miles and it pretty much fell apart. Saying that the engine was still pretty decent... just everything else was an issue. I think that a Suzuki issue though.

So yeah, I think anything over 45K (Miles) 72K (Kilometres) is pretty high for that type of bike. But then if it's been looked after then I don't see why it wouldn't serve you well.

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2389 on: January 10, 2019, 02:41:24 pm »
hahaha @Sam you're talking shit!  :P

thanks for the input mate. i've been seeing a few r6s around 30-40k kms. so i guess they're not too bad. i've also seen the ones where they're about 60k kms or so.. although i have heard that the 06-09 R6s are quite reliable..
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2390 on: January 11, 2019, 08:41:00 am »
Hahaha no one else has jumped in to say I'm full of it so I'm feeling pretty smug now.

Yeah, I can imagine Yamaha's are much more reliable than Suzuki's. Everyone I spoke to about my old Suzuki were never surprised when I told them about the troubles I had. I was riding it for close to a year with only the front brake. Then the MOT came and I found out the exhaust was blown too.  :'( Sold it for 100 quid in the end.

What are the prices like for those mileages?
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2391 on: January 11, 2019, 02:17:16 pm »
@Sam  hahah i didn't need much except some rough figure. especially coming from 4 wheels to 2, 10,000kms may not seem like much. but on a bike, it seems forever. my 2011 Ninja 250 has 13k where my 2015 Mazda has 70k.

yeah i have heard quite a bit of flak on the suzuki gixxers. apart from a hayabusa, i haven't heard much about their sports range.. well at least you can pull mean brake wheelies.

i've seen a few ranging from about AUD4500k to about AUD6000. so about GBP2.5k to about GBP3500. i might be a little picky with this but i'm holding out for the one i think it right. (slip on exhaust/tail tidy/blue etc) surprisingly, not many on the market to choose from. i thought that it was a fairly popular 600cc bike..
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2392 on: March 26, 2019, 03:50:50 am »
I’m once again on my yearly road trip to Argentina to watch the second round of the motogp calendar at Termas de Rio Hondo. Doing it with two friends this time.

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First day on the road in dry valleys in central Bolivia.

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Setting off early morning from center part of Sucre, Bolivia’s capital.

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Mountain in the background is in Potosi at 4100 meters and was the source for all the silver mined by Spain during colonial times.

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A dream road for motorcyclists in northern Argentina: windy, empty, scenic and well maintained. Highly recommended. Runs from Purmamarca to Susques.

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Many salt flats in this area.

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This view of Licancabur volcano is from Chile oa the road that runs fown the Andes from Paso de Jama to San Pedro de Atacama. Cold at 5 pm but excellent light.
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2393 on: March 26, 2019, 10:11:37 am »
Magical and Ortlieb for the win
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2394 on: March 26, 2019, 04:18:00 pm »
👍🏼👍🏼 Excellent waterproof and rugged bags by Ortlieb.
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2395 on: March 26, 2019, 04:19:31 pm »
Hoping IH puts out a jacket for these sorts of bike trips!
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« Reply #2396 on: April 27, 2019, 12:30:15 am »
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2397 on: April 30, 2019, 06:55:08 pm »
This is what my new IH-GAH St. Christopher pendant/keychain lloks like in use.

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So happy with it! Best motorcycle keychain ever!
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« Reply #2398 on: May 01, 2019, 01:30:28 am »
I took a low side spill this morning riding from Tafi del Valle to Cafayate (Argentina).  Luckily I had the IH/GAH St. Christopher keychain with me: bike in fine shape, rider with  bruised right ankle.

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You can see the where the piston dragged on the gravel. I think I fell because my right footpeg dragged hard on the curve tarmac, made my bike sit up, ran wide and slid on the gravel...not 100% sure but that is what I remember.

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Looking over my bike after one of my riding buddies helped me right it. I’m wearing that yellow rainsuit because it was cold, drizzly and very foggy when we set out this morning. Still cold but very bright by the time I slid out.

Bu the way, can anyone recommend nice patches or adhesives for my rainsuit? It has several small tears after I slid on my backside.

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That low wall kept my bike from going downhill for a rough and rocky 20 meter drop which I’m sure would have rendered it unusable before a lengthy repair job. So, I’m convinced St. Christopher was big help!

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Laden with a swollen and painful anke I decided to take it easy, stop for a day and ice the ankle. Lucky me, this happens to be Cafayate, one of Argentina’s top wine and dine destinations.  ;D ;Did

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2399 on: May 01, 2019, 04:02:42 am »
Glad you’re more or less ok. Hope you can get back to the adventure soon.