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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 6:55 pm

bloody hell!! Nice one!

How many of those 100k have you put on?
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Crash- Elmit
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Crash- Elmit on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 7:58 pm

roughly 37,000, I do over 10,000 miles a year


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trevor machine
the 900
the 900

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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:17 pm

nice

how many owners?
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Crash- Elmit
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Location : Rothwell, Nr Kettering

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Crash- Elmit on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:53 pm

2 owners. Paid £310 for the bike in Oct 2012, have full service history, all receipts for work done, all MOT certificates. The guy that owned it originally had it serviced by the same company every year but never did any work on it himself, so he had lots of noisy exhaust, loose chain sticking brakes, etc ,advisories as well.
The engine has never been out of the frame or had tappets adjusted, carbs have never been touched, I fitted a new tensioner and uprated the clutch with stronger springs. Also replaced rear wheel as one  of the later service documents said the drum was out of round (no idea why or how). Bike still does an indicated 120mph  when I get the chance to open her up.

Basically its the best £310 I have ever spent.
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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 4:43 am

holy crap that's a steal at twice the price. How come he sold it so cheap or was it an ebay auction where nobody was bidding? It's ace that it's had so few owners too. And the fact that there's been no shimming in over a 100k needs acknowledgement as well.

When machines try to take over the world I hope they're not made by Honda else we're all knackered!!
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Jameshambleton
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Location : Bedale, North Yorkshire

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 8:33 am

trevor machine wrote:holy crap that's a steal at twice the price. How come he sold it so cheap or was it an ebay auction where nobody was bidding? It's ace that it's had so few owners too. And the fact that there's been no shimming in over a 100k needs acknowledgement as well.

When machines try to take over the world I hope they're not made by Honda else we're all knackered!!

well.... http://asimo.honda.com/
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trevor machine
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the 900

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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 11:01 am

Lol - time to get all the John Connors in a safe, very deep bunker!
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Crash- Elmit
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Location : Rothwell, Nr Kettering

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Crash- Elmit on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 1:03 pm

trevor machine wrote:holy crap that's a steal at twice the price. How come he sold it so cheap or was it an ebay auction where nobody was bidding? It's ace that it's had so few owners too. And the fact that there's been no shimming in over a 100k needs acknowledgement as well.

When machines try to take over the world I hope they're not made by Honda else we're all knackered!!






Probably a bit of both. he wanted the space for a new bike he had bought so wanted it out of the way.
I was wary about buying something going that cheap on ebay, but in correspondence with the seller he was quite happy to ride it to my address as long as I paid for his journey home (bike was near London), so I figured it must be alright.

 When I got there  he wheeled the bike out of his garage and parked it on the centre-stand and said "try it for size". The moment I sat on it I knew it was the bike for me - everything just fell into place - I did not have to look to see where to place my feet on the pedals, etc.  The ride home was in the pouring rain, and I got well and truly soaked but it mattered not, it was the best ride I had ever had, even beating a kwak Z400 I once owned  until it seized. I got onto the dual carriageway towards Silverstone and opened the throttle wide while in third gear to pass a row of cars, expecting it to gradually speed up, instead I was nearly thrown of the bike backwards! affraid  wow that was some acceleration!! no wonder I had a grin a mile wide when I arrived home. Very Happy


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Fair Weather Rider
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Four's a...something...

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Location : Tenbury Wells

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 2:22 pm

I read in the Haynes Manual that two Japanese test riders were out testing the CB500 and when they stopped for a Saki break, the one said to the other, "is this bike supposed to be this good"
That's a fair testament.
I have a smile on my face every time I go out on mine.

Happy Days.
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Jameshambleton
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Location : Bedale, North Yorkshire

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 10:41 pm

17,317  - 2000 - Sullivj
18,705  - 2001 - Manos1757

21,427  - 1999 - Ceejay
25,273  - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000  - ---- - trevor machine 
36,219  - 1997 - wornsprokets
38,635  - 1998 - Grarea
38,970  - 1998 - Freeride
42,500  - 1994 - rob75 (105,000 miles if it's been round the clock)
44,518  - 2002 - Jerryfudd
45,000  - 1994 - Al-91
45,200  - 1997 - JamesHambleton
48,997  - 1999 - Freeride

49,000  - ---- - trevor machine
49,603  - ---- - Stooby2
50,564  - 1995 - Munky205
52.000  - 2000 - Stormbringer
57,189  - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471  - 1997 - eternally_troubled
60,000  - ---- - jchesshyre, current bike
66,000  - ---- - Badseeds
66,600  - 1999 - skyrider
68,000  - 2002 - liverpool_f_
76,341  - 1998 - Stelladragon
92,000  - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
106,992 - 1994 - Crash- Elmit
124,000 - ---- - Badseeds

145,000 - 1996 - jchesshyre, now retired!
250,000 - ---- - Andy C


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burning_rubber
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by burning_rubber on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 10:44 pm

well i've got 60,002 1997..... but the bike is now made from mostly newer bits lol
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spanner monkey
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by spanner monkey on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 10:59 pm

Mine has literally just clocked 30000 today so seems like a newby on here. It is a 2002, looks older if I'm honest, it's a real work horse, and I don't think I'd ever sell it.
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wornsprokets
the 900
the 900

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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by wornsprokets on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 11:24 pm

Yes i dont think i will sell mine either... my cb500v has 44k... and blue  cb's  has 18k...it be going to cousin to do his test... then it come back to me when hes done with it.... i dont see point off selling on cb they will never fetch a lot of money....and are an ideal second bike...(i can under stand selling on to get new bike) but i think cbs value is more than trade in value for bigger bike.
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spanner monkey
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by spanner monkey on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 5:57 pm

Yeah definately seem to be generally good value and holding up. I've had every part of mine apart rom one time or another including the spare engine I rebuilt for it. Gonna swap them at the next oil change to see how well it goes then sell the spare on later I think. Need some side covers for it as 3 of the 4 side and radiator covers are cracked/lugs broken. That seems to be a bit of a design flaw. Each side panel having 3 different fixings, and the lugs are poor.
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Jameshambleton
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 03 Apr 2017, 4:46 pm

17,317  - 2000 - Sullivj
18,000  - 2002 - Wornsprockets
18,705  - 2001 - Manos1757

21,427  - 1999 - Ceejay
25,273  - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000  - ---- - trevor machine 
36,219  - 1997 - wornsprokets
38,635  - 1998 - Grarea
38,970  - 1998 - Freeride
42,500  - 1994 - rob75 (105,000 miles if it's been round the clock)
44,000  - 1997 - Wornsprockets
44,518  - 2002 - Jerryfudd
45,000  - 1994 - Al-91
48,000  - 1997 - JamesHambleton
48,997  - 1999 - Freeride

49,000  - ---- - trevor machine
49,603  - ---- - Stooby2
50,564  - 1995 - Munky205
52.000  - 2000 - Stormbringer
57,189  - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471  - 1997 - eternally_troubled
60,000  - ---- - jchesshyre, current bike
60,002  - 1997 - Burning_rubber
66,000  - ---- - Badseeds
66,600  - 1999 - skyrider
68,000  - 2002 - liverpool_f_
76,341  - 1998 - Stelladragon
92,000  - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
106,992 - 1994 - Crash- Elmit
124,000 - ---- - Badseeds

145,000 - 1996 - jchesshyre, now retired!
250,000 - ---- - Andy C
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Jameshambleton
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 10:10 pm

Anyone got any more updates for this?
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jchesshyre
the 900
the 900

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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by jchesshyre on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 11:04 pm

Well, my '97 model is now on 65,000 : )

(and my Firestorm is just about to reach 60,000 but not sure that counts as a CB500...)
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ceejay
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the 800

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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by ceejay on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 11:11 pm

I've put on 7-8000 since then, will update when I get to my bike next and move myself out of the bottom three!
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Lammydave
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Lammydave on Wed 03 May 2017, 10:35 am

liverpool_f_ wrote:It would be interesting if this could be an on going thread. I bought my bike with 54k on it and I considered it high. Now that it has given awesome service and has 68k, rising by 1k a month, I do not consider it high. What type of milage do other forum members have and how many have been around the clock with a bike thats still on the road? If we make a list, each time someone wants to add their bike they can copy the list so far and paste it into their post with their own addition;
10,192   -    1994    Lammydave
17,317  - 2000 - Sullivj
18,000  - 2002 - Wornsprockets
18,705  - 2001 - Manos1757

25,273  - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000  - ---- - trevor machine 
29,500  - 1999 - Ceejay

36,219  - 1997 - wornsprokets
38,635  - 1998 - Grarea
38,970  - 1998 - Freeride
42,500  - 1994 - rob75 (105,000 miles if it's been round the clock)
44,000  - 1997 - Wornsprockets
44,518  - 2002 - Jerryfudd
45,000  - 1994 - Al-91
48,000  - 1997 - JamesHambleton
48,997  - 1999 - Freeride

49,000  - ---- - trevor machine
49,603  - ---- - Stooby2
50,564  - 1995 - Munky205
52.000  - 2000 - Stormbringer
57,189  - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471  - 1997 - eternally_troubled
60,002  - 1997 - Burning_rubber
65,000  - ---- - jchesshyre, current bike

66,000  - ---- - Badseeds
66,600  - 1999 - skyrider
68,000  - 2002 - liverpool_f_
76,341  - 1998 - Stelladragon
92,000  - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
106,992 - 1994 - Crash- Elmit
124,000 - ---- - Badseeds

145,000 - 1996 - jchesshyre, now retired!
250,000 - ---- - Andy C
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Beresford
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Beresford on Wed 03 May 2017, 8:41 pm

Dang, dang, dang. :¬(   

I was waiting for Sully to put on a few more miles so I could come in and undercut. But now you've pulled the carpet out from under that idea !!!
Mine's on about 17.5 K at the moment.
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liverpool_f_
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the 900

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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by liverpool_f_ on Wed 03 May 2017, 11:08 pm

The old war horse has another 6K or so on it now from when this list started. Piling on the miles with commuting in the relatively dry weather

sullivj
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by sullivj on Thu 04 May 2017, 8:25 am

Beresford wrote:Dang, dang, dang. :¬(   

I was waiting for Sully to put on a few more miles so I could come in and undercut. But now you've pulled the carpet out from under that idea !!!
Mine's on about 17.5 K at the moment.

I'm way ahead of you now Beresford.. Up to just under 20k now.
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TheWizardofOdds
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 3:21 pm

Any chance somebody could copy mine in, please? 

31, 000 miles.
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UKTyler
Three's a Charm
Three's a Charm

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Location : Worcestershire

Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by UKTyler on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 3:56 pm

September 2013, even with my bike not being used for a couple of years it is over 72,000 now.

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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 4:17 pm

What a beastly mileage.

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