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Offline Just Cliff

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2018, 01:49:34 pm »
Thanks for all the nice compliments everyone, but anyone here can reach this milestone you just need to ride!  :motonoises:

One question I have gotten often is how far do I commute? I have never commuted & never well, nor do I run errands on it. Every single mile has been traveling or nice long day rides.  :)

Cliff   :beerchug:

 
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2018, 04:26:04 pm »
Outstanding!
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2018, 11:51:15 am »
Curious, at what intervals did you check the valves? Ever change the gas filter? Any oddball repairs you can think off?

Valves were done at 64,000 - 120,000 & 195,000.

Changed fuel filter around 140,000.

Nothing but the one little electrical glitch I had a few years ago.

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.

You're a little off, installed my 38th set yesterday. 38 X $250.00 average = $9,500.00!  :'(

She's the one that does my tire buying, never let's me run out of stock. Knows my brand & size!  :)

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2018, 09:27:51 pm »

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 #54 on: May 21, 2018, 12:56:40 pm »
I hit 50,000 on my way back home from Idaho this weekend. 1/4 of the way there. :beerchug:
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2018, 11:44:19 pm »
I hit 50,000 on my way back home from Idaho this weekend. 1/4 of the way there. :beerchug:
Awesome.

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #56 on: May 24, 2018, 01:27:08 am »
Thats awesome cliff. Way to go. Plus the only oil i use. :-\

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2018, 10:54:20 am »
Curious, at what intervals did you check the valves? Ever change the gas filter? Any oddball repairs you can think off?

Valves were done at 64,000 - 120,000 & 195,000.

Changed fuel filter around 140,000.

Nothing but the one little electrical glitch I had a few years ago.

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.

You're a little off, installed my 38th set yesterday. 38 X $250.00 average = $9,500.00!  :'(

She's the one that does my tire buying, never let's me run out of stock. Knows my brand & size!  :)

Cliff   :beerchug:
Amazing milestone.  Speaking of tires what is the brand of tire you prefer?
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2018, 09:31:45 pm »
NICE
maybe in another 10 years ... nah  I  won't

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2018, 01:28:22 am »
Wow! Congrats.
I've always said that these things are way under stressed considering what it was designed for, and you have proved it. I do wonder though. Besides great engine maintenance, what else have you had done as far as seals, bearings, electronics, and suspension to get to that milestone.

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2018, 01:57:35 am »
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!

Cliff   :beerchug:

Congrats Cliff,
It took me 16 years of commuting to make 224,000 on my Honda Magna. She's still rolling good! I bought the C14 to replace her as my everyday commuter and 15 mos. into the new C14 I'm at 20k miles. Tires are killing me. I may have to break out the Magna again for some of the commuting as I get 14k on my front tire and 18k miles on my rear tire.
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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2018, 12:32:15 pm »
You da man!!!!!

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2018, 02:37:18 pm »
You da man!!!!!

The bike is, I just sit & steer!   :)

Good to see you back around Tim.  :great:

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Re: 200,000 miles I finally made it!
« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2018, 07:55:48 pm »
Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.