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How many is too many?

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How many miles on a use bike goes over the limit when looking to purchase? I hear 10,000 on a bike is a lot... but with the way I have been riding I think I could easily put 10k on a bike.... plus some. :?:

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A friend has put over 100,000 miles on his 1999 sport bike before the end of 2003. It's still going strong with just regular maintenance and tires, lots of tires! No major problems, just a couple minor electrical issues.He checked his log and discovered he has spent more on tires basic maintenance than the original cost of the bike, but he is real hard on tires in the canyons. :roll:

I take that back. He did blow a gasket (well it failed at least) on the way back from Laguna Seca last year. So he tore into it on the side of the road and was back on the road an hour later! Pays to know your bike, carry the right tools and be creative!
Good reply DrBob :bows:

All great points to be considered. Personally if I were buying used, I'd want to buy it from or through someone I knew could be trusted. Whether it's been treated right is critical as to how much life is left in it, and if you will love it or hate it! The mileage, well, that's just a number.
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