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Offline Sailor Rich

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2018, 10:06:02 pm »
I had a good chat with the Ontario rep today. They don't get to see farkled bikes or huge mileage ones. Impressed as he was with the kilometers I have on the 14 he was totaly shocked at Cliff's 200k miles.
If I was a rep I would be offering some swag for a story! :beerchug: Well done

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2018, 11:26:14 pm »
Very impressive, Congrats!
As I am fairly new here, may I ask what year is your Concours and how long did it take to reach 200,000 miles?
Congrats!  :great:

Cliff, what year bike and how long did it take?

It's a 2008. I guess it's been about 10 years & 2 months since I rode it off the showroom floor. Provided I'm doing my math right!

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2018, 01:02:02 am »
Wow! Congratulations on the big accomplishment! Is there a thread somewhere on here about all your mods and repairs done to your bike?

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2018, 02:32:18 am »
Yeah Cliff, another congrats here! Good to seeya at the rally last weekend, take it EZ  :great: :motonoises:

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2018, 08:47:33 am »
Wow Cliff! Congrats!!
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2018, 09:34:17 am »
Love it , Congrats Cliff !!  :great:
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2018, 09:36:04 am »
I'm impressed. These machines will just go forever if you take care of them right. Do you have a stock seat or aftermarket?
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2018, 10:12:48 am »
Wow, very impressive riding miles and machine durability. :beerchug:
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2018, 10:45:36 am »
I had a good chat with the Ontario rep today. They don't get to see farkled bikes or huge mileage ones. Impressed as he was with the kilometers I have on the 14 he was totaly shocked at Cliff's 200k miles.
If I was a rep I would be offering some swag for a story! :beerchug: Well done

There is a guy in the SE that has a V-Strom 1000 with well over 200k on it and Suzuki has put his story in several of their publications. Pretty sure they've thrown other stuff at him to. He is on ADV rider but can't recall his handle there. He once raced with WERA back early 2000s and I remember him from there as well.

I agree Kawasaki should latch onto Cliffs story and run with it and throw him some swag for the rights to the story.
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2018, 12:28:17 pm »
I had a good chat with the Ontario rep today. They don't get to see farkled bikes or huge mileage ones. Impressed as he was with the kilometers I have on the 14 he was totaly shocked at Cliff's 200k miles.
If I was a rep I would be offering some swag for a story! :beerchug: Well done


There is a guy in the SE that has a V-Strom 1000 with well over 200k on it and Suzuki has put his story in several of their publications. Pretty sure they've thrown other stuff at him to. He is on ADV rider but can't recall his handle there. He once raced with WERA back early 2000s and I remember him from there as well.

I agree Kawasaki should latch onto Cliffs story and run with it and throw him some swag for the rights to the story.


This belongs to my friend Denise:http://www.ridemsta.com/mstaforums/index.php?topic=1805.msg11537#msg11537
posted November 2016. I hope one day I can learn to ride "like a girl" ;D  Her local dealer through a big party for her at the 200K mark.

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2018, 01:48:35 pm »
Damn that's a lot of miles. That's why I am never selling mine.  :great:
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2018, 02:04:56 pm »
Jeez Cliff, ya been whupped by a girl.   :nananana:
 But I still think ya did good reaching 200,000 miles!!
   Congratulations!!!

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2018, 02:53:05 pm »
I had a good chat with the Ontario rep today. They don't get to see farkled bikes or huge mileage ones. Impressed as he was with the kilometers I have on the 14 he was totaly shocked at Cliff's 200k miles.
If I was a rep I would be offering some swag for a story! :beerchug: Well done


There is a guy in the SE that has a V-Strom 1000 with well over 200k on it and Suzuki has put his story in several of their publications. Pretty sure they've thrown other stuff at him to. He is on ADV rider but can't recall his handle there. He once raced with WERA back early 2000s and I remember him from there as well.



That was 250k back on 11/2016.   Does she still have the bike and if so how many now.   It just goes to show that most bikes have a long lifespan with good maintenance and some without maintenance.


I agree Kawasaki should latch onto Cliffs story and run with it and throw him some swag for the rights to the story.


This belongs to my friend Denise:http://www.ridemsta.com/mstaforums/index.php?topic=1805.msg11537#msg11537
posted November 2016. I hope one day I can learn to ride "like a girl" ;D  Her local dealer through a big party for her at the 200K mark.

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2018, 04:23:52 pm »
Awesome and CONGRATS!!

Curious, at what intervals did you check the valves? Ever change the gas filter? Any oddball repairs you can think off?
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2018, 04:44:40 pm »
Congrats Cliff, that's awesome!
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2018, 07:58:18 pm »
Finally   ;D   Congratulations

I guess you took the long way home   :great:
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2018, 08:18:42 pm »
That is amazing miles on the C14 Congrats!!

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2018, 10:56:10 pm »
I'm impressed. These machines will just go forever if you take care of them right. Do you have a stock seat or aftermarket?

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Jeez Cliff, ya been whupped by a girl.   :nananana:
Ride safe, Ted

That's fine by me Ted, I congratulate her for her riding. I'd shake her hand & give a hug if I ever met her.

I'll never be concerned about being whupped by you, your's don't come off the trailer enough!  :nananana: :rotflmao: :nananana: :rotflmao:

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2018, 11:06:46 pm »
Have a point there.

Someday, I may have 200,000 too. (on my trailer)

Yes, I know I'm a sinner.
   But, at least I admit it..

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2018, 11:58:23 pm »
Dang man....that's over $6,000 worth of tires you went thru doing your 200K. You must have an amazing old lady to put up with that. :) Congrats.
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2018, 12:17:39 am »

This belongs to my friend Denise:http://www.ridemsta.com/mstaforums/index.php?topic=1805.msg11537#msg11537
posted November 2016. I hope one day I can learn to ride "like a girl" ;D  Her local dealer through a big party for her at the 200K mark.
 
Is this miles or kilometers?

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2018, 12:09:54 pm »
WOW!!!   That is amazing!
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2018, 12:14:26 pm »
 :bravo_2: :You_Rock_Emoticon: :beerchug:

Congrats Cliff, great accomplishment!  :great: :great:  :motonoises:
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2018, 12:33:06 pm »
Keep on keepin' on  :great:

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2018, 01:22:59 pm »
Boom! Milestone achieved! Now for the next hurdle...300K!
Awesome Cliff, part of that elite group of riders and bikes.  :beerchug:

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