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Author Topic: Who has the most miles on their original engine?  (Read 1345 times)

t120rbullet

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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2010, 04:15:20 PM »
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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Leonard

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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 05:34:50 PM »

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

It's no secret now.
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REpozer

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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2010, 08:38:54 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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ScooterBob

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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2010, 08:34:58 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 ....
Spare the pig iron - spoil the part!

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Re: Who has the most miles on their original engine?
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2010, 01:59:37 AM »
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 09, 2010, 02:28:58 AM »
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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