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Old 04-05-2006, 05:22 AM   #11
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Default Re: Danger of low mileage?

You'll be ok. My experience with garage bound bikes are pretty good as a rule. Just check the fuel system, change the oil, etc.



But on any bike that's been sitting for 20 or more years, you run the risk of an exposed bearing (one not submerged in oil) forming surface rust and eventually failing. I've seen this on a few bikes that have sat for a long long time without being turned over. Comes from condesation I think.
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:44 AM   #12
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Nah, that's just ice on my beard....
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:51 AM   #13
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...someone needs a hug.
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:17 AM   #14
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or the kind that are fun to club!



You know, the little furry ones.
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:03 AM   #15
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Dude! That's why we're gonna go to Alaska! Seal Clubbing Season!



And, with a little luck, some Greenpeacers might get between us and the seals. A bonus!
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:06 AM   #16
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Wet dream?
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:10 AM   #17
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I think we're reaching new lows in this thread.
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:16 AM   #18
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What you people with Jap bikes worry about!?!?



Buy a mid-sixties Triumph 500 that's been sitting outside for a few decades, then think about your near new Kawi with only a few miles on it and tell me what your problem is.



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Old 04-05-2006, 08:18 AM   #19
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Aim for the knees than follow through with a good shot to the head.
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:01 AM   #20
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At least the Triumph will have a nice coat of oil covering the exterior. They are self-preserving!
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