I reached the 100,000 mark!

RCinNC

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Back on August 9th I hit 100,000 miles on my 2014. Some parts have worn out; I replaced the rear wheel bearings at 61,400 miles, and the lower headset race and bearing at 90,400, and I've gone though an absurd number of headlight bulbs (9, believe it or not). But other than those and similar wear items, this bike has been as reliable as a stone axe. It has never let me down, no matter what. I don't ordinarily get attached to inanimate things; a house is a house, a car is a car, etc, but this bike has been different. When it logs its final mile, that's going to be a sad day for me.
 

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Back on August 9th I hit 100,000 miles on my 2014. Some parts have worn out; I replaced the rear wheel bearings at 61,400 miles, and the lower headset race and bearing at 90,400, and I've gone though an absurd number of headlight bulbs (9, believe it or not). But other than those and similar wear items, this bike has been as reliable as a stone axe. It has never let me down, no matter what. I don't ordinarily get attached to inanimate things; a house is a house, a car is a car, etc, but this bike has been different. When it logs its final mile, that's going to be a sad day for me.
Agreed on reliability. I just came back from Guatemala, Belize and Mexico, riding from Toronto. The bike was bulletproof. The issues that I did have were NON-Yamaha related…..GIVI Trekkers bags (pure crap), skid plate, aftermarket air horn. I hit some topes (speed bumps) pretty hard at 80 kmh, and miraculously, NO damage to the forks or wheel.
 

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LOL, I hear ya....I hit a chunk of 2x4 at highway speed laying on the road a little while ago. It gave me momentary heart failure, but no damage to the wheel.
 

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. . . . When it logs its final mile, that's going to be a sad day for me.
Well, considering that @eemsreno has a bike that's well on its way to 400K, that day might never come. :cool: (still can't wrap my head around that mileage)
. . . . The issues that I did have were NON-Yamaha related…..GIVI Trekkers bags (pure crap), skid plate . . . .
The guys in "Himalaya Calling" had the same kind of issues. Their stuff was SW Motech though. Both bikes worked flawlessly.
 

RCinNC

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Well, considering that @eemsreno has a bike that's well on its way to 400K, that day might never come. :cool: (still can't wrap my head around that mileage)
That's entirely possible. At this point, nothing would lead me to believe the bike is anywhere near done. It might outlast me.
 
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