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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
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I've got an 06 with 48k miles. Purchased it from a member here @ 12k miles. The key is how the bike was maintained early in its life. Sounds like the bike your considering did not have the required 15k mile valve check adjustment either....? In my opinion, that's the crucial check. These bikes can be considered bullet proof, if maintained. What's the asking price? Is it a good deal for you? If so, then buy and it should provide you years of service if that's what you are looking for. Have the bike checked out by a certified mechanic, not necessarily the dealer if you have that option in your area. If I was buying it, I would put new tires on it just so I would have a safe reference of tire wear. As a daily driver of 40 miles, that adds up pretty quick. Just weekday riding amounts to 10-12k miles over a year and you say the tires could be 18 months. I'll get 15-20k miles on my tires but I spend more than most will to get a high end quality tire. Most riders will spend less for less miles. Not a bad thing, but you end up changing them more often which amounts to more expense.
1956 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 (sold)
3 Sisters Loop-Texas Hill Country
2011-A1A-Ft. Lauderdale, to Key West, FL (R/T)
89A-Sedona, Grand Canyon NP
2012/2013 -FM 170-River Road, Big Bend NP,Texas
Santa Fe, NM and Million Dollar Hwy, CO Rocky Mtn. NP
CA coast- Hwy 1, LA to SF (R/T)
2013/2014 Scenic 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
2014/2015- Big Bend NP, Lajitas, Terlingua
Last edited by rvcycleguy; 01-04-2013 at 04:51 PM.