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Title: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Just Cliff on May 29, 2016, 10:24:20 pm
Well I finally hit the 150,000 mile mark  :)! Now looking for 200,000.

Hey Eddie, I need a new sticker.

Cliff   :beerchug:

Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: 4Bikes on May 29, 2016, 10:52:54 pm
Nice job Cliff.   :beerchug: :beerchug:  That accomplishment says a lot about the rider's skills too.  I hope to do that someday, just not as fast.
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: TimR on May 29, 2016, 11:02:33 pm
WOW, congrats. I think you are in the club with only a few members with that mileage.
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Post by: Dave Scott on May 29, 2016, 11:52:22 pm
Two thumbs up for this one!!!
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: ACISROC on May 30, 2016, 12:42:53 am
 Way to go Cliff!!! Send that man a sticker(me loves me stickers) :beerchug:

  Just Cliff is cool  :great:   :great:   :great:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Mcfly on May 30, 2016, 12:57:30 am
That's a lot of riding Cliff!  Cool beans man!!!   :beerchug:

That enough mileage to go around the planet 6 times at the equator... no small feat!
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: reid53 on May 30, 2016, 01:01:26 am
Congrats Cliff. See ya in a few weeks  :beerchug:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: lather on May 30, 2016, 02:41:20 am
Congrats and welcome to the club. My 08 is closing on 164000 but you will soon pass us up as my 09 takes over touring duties and the 08 is relegated to commuting and grocery runs.
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Bigfoot_16 on May 30, 2016, 02:53:00 am
Congrats, Cliff! That's cool to have that many miles on your machine.
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Post by: C. Moore on May 30, 2016, 09:56:26 am
Congrats Cliff, that's a lot of miles on a motorcycle. What a great machine.
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Post by: Sailor_chic on May 30, 2016, 11:10:53 am
Congratulations Cliff! That is a huge accomplishment.
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Post by: stevewfl on May 30, 2016, 01:19:51 pm
Congrats!
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: BrownAnt on May 30, 2016, 01:25:12 pm
Big milestone.  I hit 100k on a Gold Wing once.  There is a special intuition that one develops with a big after so much time in saddle. 
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: robertv on May 30, 2016, 01:37:25 pm
Big congrats!  :great:  Just curious... what year is your C14- has to be an 08/09? Do you get this mileage on long rides, commutes, or all the above?
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: connie_rider on May 30, 2016, 01:40:06 pm
Congrats Cliff!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: SilverConnieRider on May 30, 2016, 01:58:11 pm
Defiantly good accomplishment to be proud of.   :great:

And I don't mean to take away anything from that - but it does appear that is much
easier to do when someone has SOUTH in their location title.

Still very impressive.

Now the question might be do you own a 4 wheel vehicle?  And if so how many miles did YOU put on that vehicle in the same time frame?

 
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Just Cliff on May 30, 2016, 02:42:57 pm
Thanks everybody! The bike did all the work, I'm just sitting down being lazy  :).

Big congrats!  :great:  Just curious... what year is your C14- has to be an 08/09? Do you get this mileage on long rides, commutes, or all the above?

The bike is 2008 & I bought it new. All the miles are from traveling or day/pleasure rides. I don't commute or run errands on it. As a rule it doesn't get cranked unless I'm going to burn at least a tank of gas. It often sits a week or 2 at a time.

Cliff   :beerchug:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Paulie on May 30, 2016, 03:04:11 pm
nice, Cliff!  :motonoises:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Rock on May 30, 2016, 06:14:29 pm
Cliff,

Great accomplishment.  :beerchug:

The bike you sold me is running great at 9500 miles now. New horns and soon to be flasher brake lights. See you at the National.

Phil
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Road Runner on May 30, 2016, 10:19:38 pm
Wow! Impressive ...
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: cowie on May 31, 2016, 03:36:49 am
congrats cliff! makes me feel good about my bike lasting!

dont mean to turn this into an oil thread  :nananana:   but what oil do you run, and how many valve adjustments have you done so far?





Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: SAS Mayhem on May 31, 2016, 10:47:37 am
Great job
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Just Cliff on May 31, 2016, 11:19:47 am

Now the question might be do you own a 4 wheel vehicle?  And if so how many miles did YOU put on that vehicle in the same time frame?

 

Yes I have 3 trucks, 2 for work & the other just to drive. Don't really know how many miles on the 3 combined with out doing some figuring.

congrats cliff! makes me feel good about my bike lasting!

dont mean to turn this into an oil thread  :nananana:   but what oil do you run, and how many valve adjustments have you done so far?



I use Rotella T6 oil. It's had 2 valve adjustments. First at 64,000 with 9 tight & second at 120,000 with all of them tight.

Cliff   :beerchug:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Shawn on May 31, 2016, 11:27:55 am
Very cool Cliff!!
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: EZ on May 31, 2016, 12:04:16 pm
Nice   :beerchug:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: cowie on May 31, 2016, 12:34:01 pm
Just to confirm cliff, you use the 5w-40w blue bottle synthetic rotella?

Do you run the engine hard ever? Or just cruise mostly?
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2016, 12:46:57 pm
Yep I'd like to know if it's the 5W-40 as well cause it's what's in my bike now.  And so much for scheduled valve adjustments????  Think I'll still do one at 25K miles but no way it's getting done at 16K.
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Gumby on May 31, 2016, 01:02:43 pm
WOW! That is a lot of riding.

How big is that stack of used tires behind your shop now?
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Just Cliff on May 31, 2016, 01:06:30 pm
Just to confirm cliff, you use the 5w-40w blue bottle synthetic rotella?

Do you run the engine hard ever? Or just cruise mostly?

Yes the 5 - 40 T6 in the blue bottle.

Everyone has a different definition of running the engine hard. I do spend a lot of time in the Ozark Mts. riding at a rather brisk pace. But my brisk may be slow to you or it could be blistering.

Cliff   :beerchug:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: ConnieUSA on May 31, 2016, 07:50:09 pm
Wow.  :-\
Glad to see that.
Keeping my 09 for some more time now.  :great:

Congrats on that accomplishment.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: 4Bikes on May 31, 2016, 09:38:40 pm
Gumby's avatar photo.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  That's so obvious I'm amazed I never saw it before. I'll need to buy you an IPA for that one.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Dirtwiz on June 01, 2016, 04:54:59 pm
How many valve adjusts have you done in that 150,000?
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: connie_rider on June 01, 2016, 04:58:17 pm
From post #22

I use Rotella T6 oil. It's had 2 valve adjustments. First at 64,000 with 9 tight & second at 120,000 with all of them tight.

Cliff   :beerchug:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Just Cliff on June 04, 2016, 11:05:50 pm
Sporting me a new sticker!  :great:! Thanks Eddie.

Cliff   :beerchug:

Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Sailor_chic on June 05, 2016, 09:32:37 am
Now that's a nice sticker!!
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Eddie-FL on June 05, 2016, 10:02:03 am
Sporting me a new sticker!  :great:! Thanks Eddie.

Cliff   :beerchug:

 :great:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Rock on June 05, 2016, 03:37:51 pm
I'll bet most riders that see that sticker will think he's selling something; yeah, Kawasaki C14's  :))

That sticker ought to give Cliff some kind of guru status among the C14 crowd. Anything over 100K should :beerchug:

Now if I could just get my wife to be agreeable to my riding as is his    :)

Phil
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: Just Cliff on June 05, 2016, 10:12:01 pm

Now if I could just get my wife to be agreeable to my riding as is his    :)

Phil

That explains a lot Phil, I didn't know I supposed to be asking  :rotflmao:!

Cliff   :beerchug:
Title: Re: 150,000 miles woohoo I made it!
Post by: SteveJ. on June 06, 2016, 03:56:41 am
Cliff, congrats on the sticker.