Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: S.W. MO and N.E AR.
Model: 88 & 95SE 1500's, 82 1100I, 80 1100, etc..
I got my 88 1500 with about 168,000 miles = 270,370 kilometers on it I think.
I rode it home over 700 miles when I bought it, rode around for awhile, then put new tires on it, ones I took off were actually still good for awhile yet but I wanted others for long trips.
I have done very little to it since I bought it.
Changed oil and filter, you always have to do that.
Replaced a throttle cable that broke, about $10 for me.
Put on the new tires for making LONG trips.
Just general stuff always needed on anything.
I think that was about all I did, maybe changed the fork oil?
I rode over 10K miles on her and that's all I've done that I can recall off hand. Still got same brake pads that she had when I bought her also.
Since I ride some large trips I was going to change brake pads all around though what's on her are still good for a long time yet.
I don't think mileage matters much at all, it's how well it's been cared for. Mine seems to have been well cared for.
Us riders that take big trips rack up miles fast, but then again we may take better care of our bikes than many people that only ride 200 miles a month. I know lots of folks that as long as something starts it's fine and they never get more than 50 miles from home, they don't take care of much.
Most of us that run 2K trips and such, well we don't want broke down 500-1,000 miles from home so we probably do more than is really needed for maintenance on our stuff.
I ride for FOOD
99 SE 1500, Also riding now, Red ( Second fastest color)
95 SE 1500, riding now, Purple (the fastest color)
88 1500 recovering from deer hit, Phantom Gray (Most expensive color )
82 1100 riding sometimes, Red
Also 80 1100 naked and 86 1200 Interstate, not running yet.