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Author Topic: Who has the most miles on their original engine?  (Read 1140 times)

Rick O'Shea

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Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« on: February 03, 2010, 05:07:21 PM »
Come on boys, let's see some numbers. Maybe state the year, engine type & any other  important facts. Had only 2500 on mine before the wreck.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 05:15:42 PM by Rick O'Shea »
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 07:15:44 PM »
Twelve+K on an '08 AVL before the crank bearing dissolved taking the piston with it.

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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 07:38:58 PM »
17,254 miles on my '06 Sixty-5 bought new in March '08. She's my daily driver and faithfull friend.   Chuck.
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 07:45:41 PM »
Whose got the most miles on their original tires? :o
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 08:42:08 PM »
8,000 on the original tires but I am replacing them and the chain this winter. Its a 2002 iron barrel.
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 09:01:13 PM »
2003 es.... new March of 2003
  -18,000 on the orig  tires.
  -33,000 miles on engine.
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 09:17:25 PM »
Atta boy! whats your secret?
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 09:24:44 PM »



     do you want the truth?
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010, 09:35:53 PM »



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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2010, 09:37:37 PM »
Let me guess. A cap full of Marvel Misery oil each tankful.
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2010, 10:19:29 PM »
Let me guess. A cap full of Marvel Misery oil each tankful.

nope, no MMO BUT...
A splash of Sea Foam in the gas every now and then... bout 1 can a year...
a squirt of Lucas oil fortifier in the oil... little more than a Qt. a year...
changed the oil AND filter every 1,500 miles...
minor mods, K&N filter, drilled thru Bazooka, 30mm flatslide carby...
custom oil breather and recycler...
but most of all; don't over fiddle with it. Just keep it in tune,lube cables,keep
chain adjusted AND DON'T FUCK WITH IT!!  
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 01:31:03 PM »
Did 14,000 thou on the original Speedmasters. Nuts huh? Finally swapped 'em out for the modern Avons our host sells. I don't know if by the end the old ones were so bad or the new ones so great but holy crap, what a difference. Like a new bike.
nope, no MMO BUT...
A splash of Sea Foam in the gas every now and then... bout 1 can a year...
a squirt of Lucas oil fortifier in the oil... little more than a Qt. a year...
changed the oil AND filter every 1,500 miles...
minor mods, K&N filter, drilled thru Bazooka, 30mm flatslide carby...
custom oil breather and recycler...
but most of all; don't over fiddle with it. Just keep it in tune,lube cables,keep
chain adjusted AND DON'T FUCK WITH IT!! 
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Don't know about the Sea foam or Lucas oil but yeah, CHANGE THE OIL. A LOT. AND DON'T F#@K WITH IT!
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 04:52:46 PM »
Chuck D did you go with the stock Avons ? I'm stll trying to figure out which tires to get.
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 05:53:40 PM »
Chuck D did you go with the stock Avons ? I'm stll trying to figure out which tires to get.
Hey Redcat, No, the stock Avons, though a goodlooking tire in the vintage sense are really just that. Good for a period correct restoration. The AM20 front and AM26 rear that our host offers are far and away better rubber, especially in the rain. Cornering grip also much better. At first I thought to get another set of the Speedmasters because I liked the period look. But I'm glad good sense took over. Oh, and another thing to consider is whether they have rain grooves on a lot of your roads. That stock front tracked them like crazy. Very scary. Not so the new one. Hope this helped.   Chuck.
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 09:19:57 PM »
Yea Chuck Thanx, It all sounds like good advice,  T
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2010, 10:15:20 AM »
There was a guy that used to come to the Rally on the River every year, John. He had over 58K on his 2000 Bullet when he left to go home. The next year he blew it up on the way to the LasVegas rally (from the east coast) so I'd guess he had at least 62K on it.
His secret? Ride it, change the oil and leave it alone.
I got 21K out of my 99s motor before a top to bottom re-build. Not that it needed it but I wanted to make sure it lasts a bit longer than I do.
My secret? Ride it, change the oil and leave it alone.
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 11:34:50 AM »

My secret? Ride it, change the oil and leave it alone.
CJ

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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2010, 02:38:54 PM »
Remember, 10-20-50 years from now , most of these bike will be in the dump, just like every thing else. So ride and enjoy now.
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2010, 02:34:58 PM »
Well - It's good to see that MY secret to the long life of a lot of my *Junque* is not really a secret. Hahaha!! Tune it, love it, get it right and DON'T F@#K WITH IT really DOES work. Maintenance is King, here .... Heck - I've managed to put 40K klicks on a raggedy DNEPR by doing that - and I've never had to walk home (although some say it'd be FASTER to do so ... heeheehee!!) I'm not near there yet with the old Blue Belle .... but I hope to be. One day I'll be on here, bragging to the "whippersnappers" that I got me a HUNNERT THOUSAND MILES on my Iron Barrel ....
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2010, 07:59:37 PM »
Chuck,thanx for the word on the tires,especially about the rain grooves.Rain grooves really bad out here in Mo.I am pretty used to it,don't mean I like it.My stock orriginal tires are 11 yrs old and riding is now similar to riding on ice.

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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2010, 08:28:58 PM »
Chuck,thanx for the word on the tires,especially about the rain grooves.Rain grooves really bad out here in Mo.I am pretty used to it,don't mean I like it.My stock orriginal tires are 11 yrs old and riding is now similar to riding on ice.

11 years! You must really really like that set of tires!
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