Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

High milage bikes on the forum

Share

sullivj
the 900
the 900

Posts : 2120
Location : Gatwick

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by sullivj on Mon 27 Jun 2016, 6:24 pm

£300 Alex?! How did you manage that?
avatar
magicman-alex
Godly
Godly

Posts : 61

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by magicman-alex on Mon 27 Jun 2016, 6:44 pm

Mate of mine from BT! He didn't ride it anymore and his missus wanted it out of the garage. He couldn't be bothered to put it on eBay. It had 10,500 on the clock when I ripped his arm off (see avatar). It had a faulty water pump which I duly replaced. Aside from that it's been flawless!

Every time I saw him after that he always said "I sold you that bike too cheap!"

sullivj
the 900
the 900

Posts : 2120
Location : Gatwick

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by sullivj on Mon 27 Jun 2016, 7:11 pm

He's right! Nice one.
avatar
al-91
Scratcher!
Scratcher!

Awesome!
Posts : 23

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by al-91 on Tue 28 Jun 2016, 1:53 am

Mine is not very interesting mileage wise, it does appear to be the oldest so far though! 

14390 - 1998 - Magicman-Alex (bike only cost me £300 and it's genuine!)

17317 - 2000 - Sullivj
25273 - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
36219 - 1997 - wornsprokets

37100 - 1997 - JamesHambleton
38970 - 1998 - Freeride
45000 - 1994 - Al-91
48997 - 1999 - Freeride
50564 - 1995 - Munky205
59471 - 1997 - eternally_troubled
66000 ---------- Badseeds
66600 - 1999 - skyrider
68000 - 2002 - liverpool_f_
124000 -------- Badseeds
250000 -------- Andy C
avatar
eternally_troubled
Admin
Admin

Awesome!
Posts : 3680
Location : 'ere be fens. (near Cambridge)

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 28 Jun 2016, 8:20 am

Wow. I didn't realise there were CB500s with less than 30k miles out there! Smile
avatar
liverpool_f_
the 900
the 900

Posts : 368

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by liverpool_f_ on Tue 28 Jun 2016, 9:01 am

I just noticed poor old Donkey will have to do the same mileage again if it wants to catch up to Andy C's CB!
avatar
pendleton_j
Crotch Rocketuer
Crotch Rocketuer

Posts : 37
Location : Southampton

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by pendleton_j on Tue 28 Jun 2016, 7:58 pm

Added mine, think I've cheated to get as high as I am, cos I've only put about 500 on it personally. Also added comma separators, cos it was driving me crazy

14,390 - 1998 - Magicman-Alex (bike only cost me £300 and it's genuine!)
17,317 - 2000 - Sullivj
25,273 - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
36,219 - 1997 - wornsprokets
37,100 - 1997 - JamesHambleton
38,970 - 1998 - Freeride
45,000 - 1994 - Al-91
48,997 - 1999 - Freeride
50,564 - 1995 - Munky205
57,189 - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471 - 1997 - eternally_troubled
66,000 ---------- Badseeds
66,600 - 1999 - skyrider
68,000 - 2002 - liverpool_f_
124,000 -------- Badseeds
250,000 -------- Andy C
avatar
skyrider
the 900
the 900

Posts : 1746
Location : preston lancs

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by skyrider on Tue 28 Jun 2016, 8:22 pm

good man Smile

sullivj
the 900
the 900

Posts : 2120
Location : Gatwick

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by sullivj on Tue 28 Jun 2016, 8:23 pm

Also added comma separators, cos it was driving me crazy

How does your OCD cope with the uncomma'd speedo? Have you tippex'd one on?



Last edited by sullivj on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 6:21 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
pendleton_j
Crotch Rocketuer
Crotch Rocketuer

Posts : 37
Location : Southampton

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by pendleton_j on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 1:15 am

Oh don't get me started. Tempting actually.
avatar
teamster1975
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2465
Location : Woking, Surrey

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by teamster1975 on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 3:14 am

14,390 - 1998 - Magicman-Alex (bike only cost me £300 and it's genuine!)
17,317 - 2000 - Sullivj
25,273 - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
36,219 - 1997 - wornsprokets
37,100 - 1997 - JamesHambleton
38,970 - 1998 - Freeride
45,000 - 1994 - Al-91
48,997 - 1999 - Freeride
50,564 - 1995 - Munky205
57,189 - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471 - 1997 - eternally_troubled
66,000 ---------- Badseeds
66,600 - 1999 - skyrider
68,000 - 2002 - liverpool_f_
92,000 - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
124,000 -------- Badseeds
250,000 -------- Andy C
avatar
liverpool_f_
the 900
the 900

Posts : 368

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by liverpool_f_ on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 9:36 am

Excellent work teamster. I have always wanted to put big miles on a vehicle I have owned from new. Unfortunately, I will never have the budget to buy a new vehicle and I also don't think there are very many new vehicles I would like to own anymore.
avatar
teamster1975
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2465
Location : Woking, Surrey

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by teamster1975 on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 2:53 pm

liverpool_f_ wrote:Excellent work teamster. I have always wanted to put big miles on a vehicle I have owned from new. Unfortunately, I will never have the budget to buy a new vehicle and I also don't think there are very many new vehicles I would like to own anymore.

I did my Direct Access on a CB500, liked it so much I sold my car and bought one! I'll never get rid of it, owes me nothing and costs peanuts to run Very Happy
avatar
TheWizardofOdds
Godzilla
Godzilla

Posts : 230
Location : Moffat

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 8:04 pm

liverpool_f_ wrote:Excellent work teamster. I have always wanted to put big miles on a vehicle I have owned from new. Unfortunately, I will never have the budget to buy a new vehicle and I also don't think there are very many new vehicles I would like to own 

I agree. I've always liked the idea of owning a new bike/car but there's certainly no car I'd be interested in as they all have that ridiculous front now, and bikes are becoming indistinguishable too. A new CB would be ace.
avatar
trevor machine
the 900
the 900

Posts : 1186

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 8:27 pm

My two cb500s aren't really worth entering on the list yet as they're 29k and 35k respectively.

One question I have is did the '90s cb500 ever eclipse the high mileage reputation of the '80s cx500? I'd almost say the crown still belongs to the latter - at least in people's minds. The cx still seems to be regarded as the bike that regularly clocked up "interstellar mileages" - even if the cb proceeded to replace, equal and perhaps surpass the placky maggot.

As for owning a vehicle from new and piling the miles on, I've only ever done this once. It was back in 2004 when I bought a Ford Focus 1.8 petrol for 10 grand. I still run it every day but it's only got about 110k on it. Front nearside wheel arch is rusting at the top, and there's an annoying intermittent electrical fault of some kind that causes the speedo to stop working and a loss of power as though it's gone down onto three cylinders. This goes on for about a mile usually whereupon the bastard rights itself and all is as it should be. I have no idea what the problem is but it's been like this for about a year now.
avatar
skyrider
the 900
the 900

Posts : 1746
Location : preston lancs

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by skyrider on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 8:33 pm

well as long as it keeps recovering that's a bonous Laughing
avatar
trevor machine
the 900
the 900

Posts : 1186

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 6:19 am

I almost wish it would just die once and for all so that the fault could be ID'd and rectified. Smile
avatar
eternally_troubled
Admin
Admin

Awesome!
Posts : 3680
Location : 'ere be fens. (near Cambridge)

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 8:22 am

trevor machine wrote:I almost wish it would just die once and for all so that the fault could be ID'd and rectified. :)



i would bet that it is a dodgy sensor or a dodgy connection somewhere.  The difficult question is where!

Have you tried getting the fault codes read/buying a reader?

The internet (well, google) thinks it could be a TMAP (temperature and manifold air pressure) sensor or one of the coil packs (assuming yours has them).

Anyway, I've properly derailed the thread now :)

In an attempt to get it back on track I'm going to add your bikes to the list - not because they are high mileage but because having more entries in the list makes it better for looking at the mileage distribution:


14,390 - 1998 - Magicman-Alex (bike only cost me £300 and it's genuine!)
17,317 - 2000 - Sullivj
25,273 - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000 --------- trevor machine
35,000 --------- trevor machine
36,219 - 1997 - wornsprokets
37,100 - 1997 - JamesHambleton
38,970 - 1998 - Freeride
45,000 - 1994 - Al-91
48,997 - 1999 - Freeride
50,564 - 1995 - Munky205
57,189 - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471 - 1997 - eternally_troubled
66,000 ---------- Badseeds
66,600 - 1999 - skyrider
68,000 - 2002 - liverpool_f_
92,000 - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
124,000 -------- Badseeds
250,000 -------- Andy C
avatar
wornsprokets
the 900
the 900

Posts : 1249
Location : dublin

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by wornsprokets on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 10:55 am

My wife has a 98 micra and its been a ordeal to get it through its last two mots(ncts ireland) as rust rot has set in and it has only 56k miles... it be scraped at next test sad really like new car. Trevor your focus it sounds like a coil pack  as fords are known for it coil pack connects to spark plugs. Dont know about you speedo?
avatar
ceejay
the 800
the 800

Posts : 267
Location : Bournemouth

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by ceejay on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 1:55 pm

Added mine in, was around 13,900 when I bought it a couple years back from the original owner. Still needed a fair few jobs doing though to get it back to tip top like I suppose a bike that has been sat around in a Cornish barn that long would.


While we are talking cars  I've got a 1.25 2001 fiesta, that just yesterday I took over the big 100,000. The car has been in the family not quite from new but almost (13-14 years) and has been very reliable - engine still feels great, burns very little oil and amazingly no significant rust.


14,390 - 1998 - Magicman-Alex (bike only cost me £300 and it's genuine!)
17,317 - 2000 - Sullivj
21,427 - 1999 - Ceejay
25,273 - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000 --------- trevor machine
35,000 --------- trevor machine
36,219 - 1997 - wornsprokets
37,100 - 1997 - JamesHambleton
38,970 - 1998 - Freeride
45,000 - 1994 - Al-91
48,997 - 1999 - Freeride
50,564 - 1995 - Munky205
57,189 - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471 - 1997 - eternally_troubled
66,000 ---------- Badseeds
66,600 - 1999 - skyrider
68,000 - 2002 - liverpool_f_
92,000 - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
124,000 -------- Badseeds
250,000 -------- Andy C
avatar
liverpool_f_
the 900
the 900

Posts : 368

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by liverpool_f_ on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 2:04 pm

I have put 80k on my 1.0 VW Polo but it had 44k on there already when I bought it. It is currently undergoing a rather serious wallet diminishing engine rebuild atm. Just because it is an old hatch back does not mean it doesn't deserve some love. Just like the humble CB.
avatar
manos1757
Squiddy
Squiddy

Posts : 11
Location : greece

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by manos1757 on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 4:10 pm


I just got on 30k km  Very Happy Cool
avatar
liverpool_f_
the 900
the 900

Posts : 368

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by liverpool_f_ on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 8:03 pm

14,390 - 1998 - Magicman-Alex (bike only cost me £300 and it's genuine!)
17,317 - 2000 - Sullivj
21,427 - 1999 - Ceejay
25,273 - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000 ---------- trevor machine
30,104 -------- Manos1757 
35,000 ----------- trevor machine
36,219 - 1997 - wornsprokets
37,100 - 1997 - JamesHambleton
38,970 - 1998 - Freeride
45,000 - 1994 - Al-91
48,997 - 1999 - Freeride
50,564 - 1995 - Munky205
57,189 - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471 - 1997 - eternally_troubled
66,000 ---------- Badseeds
66,600 - 1999 - skyrider
68,000 - 2002 - liverpool_f_
92,000 - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
124,000 -------- Badseeds
250,000 -------- Andy C
avatar
Jameshambleton
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1871
Location : Bedale, North Yorkshire

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 8:28 pm

liverpool_f_ wrote:14,390 - 1998 - Magicman-Alex (bike only cost me £300 and it's genuine!)
17,317 - 2000 - Sullivj
21,427 - 1999 - Ceejay
25,273 - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000 ---------- trevor machine
30,104 -------- Manos1757 
35,000 ----------- trevor machine
36,219 - 1997 - wornsprokets
37,100 - 1997 - JamesHambleton
38,970 - 1998 - Freeride
45,000 - 1994 - Al-91
48,997 - 1999 - Freeride
50,564 - 1995 - Munky205
57,189 - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471 - 1997 - eternally_troubled
66,000 ---------- Badseeds
66,600 - 1999 - skyrider
68,000 - 2002 - liverpool_f_
92,000 - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
124,000 -------- Badseeds
250,000 -------- Andy C

you forget to covert Km into miles Wink 18,705 Miles is Manos1757's bike
avatar
manos1757
Squiddy
Squiddy

Posts : 11
Location : greece

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by manos1757 on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 12:28 am

Jameshambleton wrote:



liverpool_f_ wrote:14,390 - 1998 - Magicman-Alex (bike only cost me £300 and it's genuine!)
17,317 - 2000 - Sullivj
21,427 - 1999 - Ceejay
25,273 - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000 ---------- trevor machine
30,104 -------- Manos1757 
35,000 ----------- trevor machine
36,219 - 1997 - wornsprokets
37,100 - 1997 - JamesHambleton
38,970 - 1998 - Freeride
45,000 - 1994 - Al-91
48,997 - 1999 - Freeride
50,564 - 1995 - Munky205
57,189 - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471 - 1997 - eternally_troubled
66,000 ---------- Badseeds
66,600 - 1999 - skyrider
68,000 - 2002 - liverpool_f_
92,000 - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
124,000 -------- Badseeds
250,000 -------- Andy C





you forget to covert Km into miles Wink 18,705 Miles is Manos1757's bike



Yeah sorry and I didn't say the model date 2001 ( brempo)
18.705 miles  Razz

Sponsored content

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Fri 20 Oct 2017, 3:13 pm