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Old 09-29-2006, 02:06 AM   #11
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Well done - for putting up with an original seat for 100,000 mi



Downunder we use SI distance so I had a smile to my self when I recently turned over 100,000 km on my 01 Sprint ST. In that time Ive changed tyres, oil (I use desiel now), filters, one set of chains and sprockets, ignition system (broken internal wire) and 1 clutch cable. To celerbrate the achievement I bought a Corbin seat and some heated grips... I should have done it 100,000km ago!! but didnt want to spend money - just in case I didnt like the bike... fool!



I love riding it - and look fwd to another 100,000 km... When it does die I wont sell it (like someone will really want it)- just store it and get the bike that will take me into my 40s and 50s..











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Old 09-29-2006, 03:30 AM   #12
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100 grand. Good going!
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:34 AM   #13
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Excellent, Smithers!
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:44 AM   #14
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A couple years ago I sold my '87 Shadow 1100 that had a tit more than 100K. Aside from normal wear items the shocks, suspension bushings, forks, stator, water pump, were all that was replaced or repaired. Very minor price for a nearly 20 year old bike.
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:50 AM   #15
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As a fellow Nomad rider (2000 Fi), a doff of my hat to you. The Nomad really is a sweet bike --
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:59 AM   #16
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What did you get for it? A 6 pack of Bud?
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:43 AM   #17
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Actually, I have a Mustang seat. It's good for at least 18 hours and 10 minutes (1055 miles).
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:53 AM   #18
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Average of over 14K per rear and 20K per front tire, what tires are you running, and what kind of metal are they made from?
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:54 AM   #19
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100,000 miles is a good ride, both for the machine and the rider. Take care of her and she'll be good for another 100,000. It's great to hear from folks who buy a bike because the like it, keep it because they chose well, and just go out and ride.
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Old 09-29-2006, 06:22 AM   #20
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I've been running Metzeler ME880s. They are "touring" tires, so they're not as soft and sticky as crotch rocket rubber and thus last a lot longer. They're a vast improvement over the factory-supplied Bridgestones, which were noisy, slippery, and hard as a rock (often referred to as Flintstones).
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