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Author Topic: Who has the most miles on their original engine?  (Read 1457 times)

Rick O'Shea

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Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« on: February 03, 2010, 11:07:21 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, 11:15:42 PM by Rick O'Shea »
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 01:15:44 AM »
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 04, 2010, 01:38:58 AM »
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 04, 2010, 01:45:41 AM »
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 04, 2010, 02:42:08 AM »
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 04, 2010, 03:01:13 AM »
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 04, 2010, 03:17:25 AM »
Atta boy! whats your secret?
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 03:24:44 AM »



     do you want the truth?
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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 03:35:53 AM »



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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 03:37:37 AM »
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 04, 2010, 04:19:29 AM »
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, 07:31:03 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, 10:52:46 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, 11:53:40 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 06, 2010, 03:19:57 AM »
Yea Chuck Thanx, It all sounds like good advice,  T
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