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I ride with an older guy who has 90,000 miles on his c50 now motors never been touched . He lives on his bike rides it everywhere rain or shine hes on his bike .
Call me highly skeptical. I know of one guy on this site that has made 90k on a motor and that was with a fair amount of repair work.

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I ride with an older guy who has 90,000 miles on his c50 now motors never been touched . He lives on his bike rides it everywhere rain or shine hes on his bike .
Call me highly skeptical. I know of one guy on this site that has made 90k on a motor and that was with a fair amount of repair work.
93.000 KMS. on mine, and due to my own ignorance. I burnt out the exhaust valves on the rear cylinder resulting in zero compression. Front cylinder still has 184 lbs. compression. Had I of known better, she would still be ticking!!!



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I ride with an older guy who has 90,000 miles on his c50 now motors never been touched . He lives on his bike rides it everywhere rain or shine hes on his bike .
Call me highly skeptical. I know of one guy on this site that has made 90k on a motor and that was with a fair amount of repair work.
93.000 KMS. on mine, and due to my own ignorance. I burnt out the exhaust valves on the rear cylinder resulting in zero compression. Front cylinder still has 184 lbs. compression. Had I of known better, she would still be ticking!!!
A kilometer is a lot less than a mile. Just a second, I will get out my handy dandy metric converter. It works out to 57787 miles. I rest my case.

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Ron, I know you live by the kool aid, but, it's ONE! By his own admittance it was his fault. With proper maintenance there is no reason these should not be 150,000 mile motors. I highly expect to see 100,000 miles on mine sometime in the next 12 months.
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I have an 06 I bought new and I have 40,000 + and still running strong. Just regular oil changes and maintenance so far.
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I have an 06 I bought new and I have 40,000 + and still running strong. Just regular oil changes and maintenance so far.
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Mine's an '07 with about 36,000 miles on it - just regular maintenance; running great.

I don't know if this helps longevity, but I'll add that I haven't changed the chip or put on a big intake. I ride 50 miles to work (each way), and a lot of it is rolling country roads at about 50 mph, which the bike does effortlessly without revving real high, so most of my miles are "highway" type, not city riding. Every once in a while I get on the interstate and go 70 mph for a couple hundred miles.

The only things it's needed are the regular maintenance. Still on original battery, clutch, & brakes. I think it helps to ride it regularly & not have it sit for long periods.

I also have a '96 Ford Ranger with over 300K on it, without ever doing anything to the engine but changing the oil, filters, and plugs regularly. So maybe the type of driving I do also helps me get lots of miles out of an engine.

I was shooting for 100K, but now someone mentioned 150k being attainable on a C50, so that's my new goal for this engine.
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My 05 is pushing 40K and I'm still on the original battery. I do all my own work and change the oil every 3k. I did have to change the seat and put in a DJ but that was only because I wanted to stay in practice with a wrench. This damn thing doesn't need any work and I'm getting out of practice
4X you mite want to talk to DCCT last year he had close to 70K and still riding hard. He told me he had to adjust the valves once.

I didn't do anything yesterday and doubt I'll have time to finish the job today
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Ron, I know you live by the kool aid, but, it's ONE! By his own admittance it was his fault. With proper maintenance there is no reason these should not be 150,000 mile motors. I highly expect to see 100,000 miles on mine sometime in the next 12 months.
Nope, I forget his name at the moment. Three motors in 210k miles. Haven't seen one that was over 60k (most) - 70k (a few) miles not using a fair amount of oil. They just ain't built to last that long Bob. There are a few I think that made 80k before crapping out but that is from sketchy memory and I'm pretty sure they were using a lot of oil before they bit it.
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i have '03 and it's got 36K miles on it, and thats only with about a 7 mo. season...the other 5 mos it's parked in the frozen garage.

regular maintenance - just replaced the original battery beginning of '09 season, am on 3rd rear tire (1 punctured) & 2nd front tire.

it does not burn ANY oil...nada, zilch.


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