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Offline Mailman

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« on: June 09, 2010, 12:02:00 pm »
Hello;    New guy here, looking at getting a Concours.  Posted in the Intro section too.      Anyhow, a question.  I'm looking at a (seems clean) '92.  Has 52k miles on it.  I know these bikes are capable of many more miles than that, and in 18 years, that mileage isn't bad.      But having said that, should I be concerned with that many miles ?  I've bought many used bikes over the years.  

Offline smithr1

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 01:28:00 pm »
No I would only be concerned with the care it got in the 13y.  Tanks rust  Carbs clog  old oils rot things...  Photos[/url]
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 02:05:00 pm »
  Thanks.  Just realized I could have posted this question elsewhere. Sorry about that.  

Offline aphill45

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 08:17:00 pm »
I've been a COG member for a little over a year now....my bike is a black 93, that had 29k on it when I bought it last April...so far; I've changed oil/filter twice, and mounted a travel-trunk on the back...it runs like a Swiss watch, and has given me NO trouble whatsoever....you cannot compare a modern, well-maintained, water-cooled bike (mileage-wise) with the air-cooled bikes of yesteryear...50-60k is nothing to worry about--do you consider your CAR (i.e. your Honda, Subaru, or Toyota) "used up" when it hits 50k?  Of course not! Good luck with the 92, and welcome to the COG fraternity!    

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 02:10:00 pm »
I bought a '92 w 60 K last Nov. The bike had sat for 5 years.  Before I brought it home I had a dealer rebuild the carbs  and replaced the plastic at the carbs, oil, air filters etc.  They test road checked.  They said the tank had rust but installed two inline filters.  In changed the final drive oil, brake fluid and clutch fluid.  I hung two  two new ME 880 tires on the rims.  Bought a bottle of Back to Black and wind shield cleaner she looks great.    I've put 2500 miles and she runs great. Its a blast.   Other than having the dealer check it the next smart thing I did was join COG! Great web site info.