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How many miles has your K done? (if you no longer have the bike, you can still vote)

Up to 5,000
1 (2.2%)
5,000 - 15,000
8 (17.8%)
15,000 - 30,000
16 (35.6%)
30,000 - 45,000
8 (17.8%)
45,000 - 60,000
6 (13.3%)
60,000 - 75,000
3 (6.7%)
More than 75,000
3 (6.7%)

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How many miles has your K done?
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:04:16 pm »
Note you can change your vote as your mileage goes up.

(If you no longer have the bike, you can still vote, but there's only one vote)
« Last Edit: October 03, 2018, 01:18:41 pm by richtea »

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 01:11:42 pm »
I think Martin was interested in the higher mileage vehicles so you might want to extend the higher mileage choices Rich.

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 01:16:45 pm »
Done!

No harm in adding your ex-K, Rae. They all count.

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 01:19:32 pm »
As the insurance company hasn't yet paid out on mine, I assume I'm still allowed to vote!
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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 01:22:13 pm »
Maybe I need to do a 'At what mileage did your K self-destruct?' poll.

For the con-rod through engine type of failure, rather than deer.

Then we might get a (very crude) gauge of reliability.

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 05:40:50 pm »
Er, thanks but going to need to add another classification range shortly...

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 05:57:06 pm »
Well Martin "over 75,000" covers everything to destruction. You can just let us know when yours blows up  ;) or becomes an uneconomical repair.

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 07:03:38 am »
Am I the only one with less then 5000 miles..

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2018, 10:44:48 am »
You might be the only one admitting it....

And of course you are allowed to vote David, the sudden drop off in daily mileage doesn't count against you...
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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2018, 11:22:31 am »
The only thing we dont have is the comparison to reg of bike?
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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2018, 01:53:17 pm »
The only thing we dont have is the comparison to reg of bike?

True. That would require a 2D matrix poll - miles v year, and place your tick in the correct box in the spreadsheet-like poll.
Not going to happen.   :P

Still waiting for a middling mileage bike to appear. Mine went to Poland at 36k, but I've already polled for my newer one.
Maybe there's a crisis point at 29k where the good ones sail through, and the 'bad' ones crumble to dust in front your very eyes.  :o :o

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2018, 06:10:48 pm »
I sold my 2004 K12S with 42,000 miles on the clock and running more or less perfectly...

Bearing in mind its history (airbox and Idle Control Valve, shock rebuild, new throttle bodies, two lots of ball joints at 18,000 miles, paint falling off the wheels etc. etc. etc.) it was sort of OK.

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2018, 11:01:26 pm »
My previous 09 K1300S I sold at 35,000 miles. It had a new radiator, new front suspension unit that replaced a leaker (still got the old leaker), new head bearings and cantilever bearings. An expensive bike to maintain.

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2018, 04:50:24 pm »
sweet jesus, i'm glad i didn't see this before i bought my k!

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Re: How many miles has your K done?
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2018, 08:49:38 am »
my k1200r now has 52000K/32500 miles on the clock and stil runs like a charm, just did a valve check and all where within specs.
beside of the normal maintenance only the feul gauge has been replaced, I need to knock on wood now ;D ;D