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Author Topic: 20,000 Miles  (Read 2651 times)

baird4444

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20,000 Miles
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:23:00 AM »
I just turned 20,000 miles on my 2003 Bullet.
What is considered "high" mileage??
How many miles do you have?
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RagMan

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Re: 20,000 Miles
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 12:27:27 AM »
I have no where near that - but that is not high mileage yet. The old Bullets used to need a bit of work, when they got to 50,000, with the Indian models I would assume a little less, before rebuilds are needed.  But, it all depends on how you treat the bike - I have seen one, cleaned regularly, but mechanically ignored, that needed a complete rebuild after 12,ooo miles.  The most I have heard of, on the same engine, is a guy in Madras with 190,000 miles.
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Leonard

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Re: 20,000 Miles
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 02:00:03 AM »
I just turned 20,000 miles on my 2003 Bullet.
What is considered "high" mileage??
How many miles do you have?
- Mike

11,233 miles on my '04 (purchased July '05) and running strong.

Leonard
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Thumper

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Re: 20,000 Miles
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 11:32:10 AM »
I just turned 20,000 miles on my 2003 Bullet.
What is considered "high" mileage??
How many miles do you have?
- Mike

I just turned 1600 miles.

20k is great - keep on thumpin'!

bullet0090

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Re: 20,000 Miles
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 01:12:53 PM »
HEy...I have covered almost 35000 kms on my bullet 98 model .... got it rebuild once....

dewjantim

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Re: 20,000 Miles
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007, 05:16:49 PM »
My 2000 RE500 Classic has 5800 miles on it since I bought it new. Going for top-end rebuild at 10,000 just like the guys did it in the old days. Am going to hop it up some also, hoping for about 30 blistering horsepower. Dew.
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