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Offline woodie

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127K miles, what should I check?
« on: February 01, 2019, 04:03:21 am »
My 2011 has 127,000 miles on it. It runs great! I've done all the service on it myself. Checked valves twice, changed all fluids, etc. I've got a 13k mile ride coming up in July. What might you suggest that I make sure to look at before I take off. It sure is a dependable trouble-free machine! Thank you for your input.

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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 04:18:35 am »
Where to this time, Woodie?

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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 11:06:10 am »
Based on gothchas that others riders have encountered on high mileage bikes while out on long rides, I would replace these items as a preventative measure.

-Wheel bearings
-fuel filter
-fork seals

Sounds like the rest of your routine maintenance is solid. A review of the manual’s periodic maintenance items might be a good idea in case you are forgetting something. Sounds like an ambitious ride.
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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 12:18:22 pm »
My humble little opinion is & don't worry about it, ride it!  :motonoises:

If you have stayed on top of maintenance & done things as needed you're good to go. As 4bikes mentioned I would consider replacing wheel bearings & fuel filter only if it's never be done. Personally I wouldn't worry about the seals, if the forks been maintained they been replaced a couple times already.

I replaced my filter & bearings somewhere in the neighborhood of 130,000 -140,000 miles best I can remember.

Just replaced my throttle cables at 210,000, they're bound to break someday. Will install a new fuel pump when I return from FL., have it just haven't gotten around to it.

Just my .02!  :beerchug:
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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 03:04:54 pm »
Hi Greg, SCMA 4 Corners True X and take in the COG National on the same ride.
Will I see you at the Bun Cooler?

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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 03:08:34 pm »
Thanks for the input. The fuel filter is a good suggestion. I haven't done anything with that in the past. My forks are in good shape. And I always feel the wheel bearings when I pull the wheels off. 

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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 04:53:20 am »
Hopefully will be at the BC. Will be in the middle of building my retirement home but probably will need a break! Just have to actually book a room....

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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 08:13:25 pm »
Greg, Yes, it will be time to take a break.

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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2019, 11:17:25 pm »
I'd say your good for another 50K at least

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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 01:59:15 am »
My 2011 has 127,000 miles on it. It runs great!

Twice my mileage - way to go, Woodie! 

Yet to do?  Well, I'd make myself comfy with the tpms' remaining battery lifetime; awkward to have 'low battery' for some of a long ride.
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Re: 127K miles, what should I check?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 04:48:15 am »
Cecil, I was planning on changing the TPMS batteries at the next tire change. Thanks for the reminder.