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70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103696

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Shot Abre!

That's a lot of road that's passed under your bike and the fact that you do not necessarily "molly coddle" your bike and ride it daily come rain or shine - is testimony to the ability of the humble KLR ..... and it's rider :)
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70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103841

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:silly: Well done, Abre!
Way i do this calc: toyota corolla 13/1600 > easily 500 000kms > KLR 1x piston about = >
500 000 / 4 = 125 000. BUT, then factor in KLR ruggedness, reliability, etc >
Lets say that adds bare minimum 30% more: Net mileage at VERY LEAST for a KLR before it might sound like it's adding up: 162500km's. (then, all you do is stage1 oversize > good for the next 'stretch'!
@least, that's how i see it.
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70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103843

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I don't think it will last that long, will give it a go though.
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70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103845

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Abre wrote:
I don't think it will last that long, will give it a go though.
I have read on AdvRider or somewhere (unfortunately I have no idea) that a guy put in excess of 160 000 km on his stock piston and still going strong without much oil usage. But this guy is ANAL about servicing and he really rides like a granny. I don't think he ever goes above 4000 rpm and I think he only rides on tar. He also keeps detailed records of everything and draws up graphs: oil usage per km, chain wear per km etc.
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70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103847

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I maintain my bike as well as I can. But I also want to enjoy riding it without looking at the rpm's all the time.

It is only the suspension that I can feel that is realy in need of a make-over. The engine feels pretty much the way I can remember it from when it was new.
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70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103848

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That's awesome! One cannot attach a value to the joy and mind clearing that must have come with the first 70K in your relationship, hoping that's only the start!
Let's do dirty!
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70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103854

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New bikes are way too expensive so this one will have to last a long time. Many more trips to be done.
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70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103857

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Abre wrote:
I maintain my bike as well as I can. But I also want to enjoy riding it without looking at the rpm's all the time.

It is only the suspension that I can feel that is realy in need of a make-over. The engine feels pretty much the way I can remember it from when it was new.
Het jy progressives voor in? En wanneer laas het jy vurkolie geruil?

Ek kan dit vir jou hoog aanskryf om jou agtershock na Superfoxi (Michael Fuchs) toe te stuur. Dis bietjie duur, maar deur-en-deur die moeite werd!

En ek stem absoluut met jou saam oor die revs - waarom koop mens 'n bike as jy met 'n Corolla wil ry?! :laugh:
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70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103864

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Alles is nog standaard. Die vurkolie is due vir om geruil te word. Sal dan seker maar progressive springs insit. Die "tyd" is 'n probleem.
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Re:70 000km and counting 2 years 10 months ago #103887

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My 2014 is now on 34000 and still going like a boeing! Using it as a daily commuter and loving my ride every day! Wouldnt want it any other way


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