High mileage 1000rr

Old 08-21-2012, 09:34 AM
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Hey guys, im looking at moving up from my 02 f4i to an 06-07 1000rr. I missed out on a really nice 07 with only 4500 miles on the clock a few weeks ago because i got cold feet, o well ya snooze ya lose i guess. Now i found a nice 06 that seems pretty well maintained, but it has 37,000 miles on it. If im going to drop the money on another bike im going to keep it a LONG time and dont want to have to feel like i need to get something new in 5 years because im getting way up there on mileage. What are your thoughts on higher mileage cbr's? anyone have any experience getting up around 80-100K on them?
Old 08-22-2012, 05:49 PM
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I just sold my 2001 Kawa ZX9R w/ 30,000 miles. Aside from relatively minor problems it had when I brought it at 7,500 miles (and which persisted), it still ran like a champ. Granted it wasn't a CBR, etc, but at least it gives you a datapoint.

Also from reading around a few different forums, I've rarely (ever?) read a post about someone's bike giving out simply because of high miles. Sportbike engines / transmissions seem pretty bulletproof to me w/ proper maintenance.

Speaking of which - You mention this bike is pretty well maintained - do you say that because the owner kept a good set of maintenance records, or because the bike still looks good? At 37K I would want to see records for routine oil changes, etc that would at least give some assurance the bike will go another 37K. Plus you should be able to negotiate a lower price because of the mileage.

Good luck!
Old 08-26-2012, 11:31 PM
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High mileage is not an issue for these bikes as long as they have proper maintenance. But, I also would not pay the same amount for a bike that had 30k on as one that has 5k on it. I wouldn't be afraid of buying a bike just because of the miles, but I would certainly use that to get a better deal.

I've seen plenty of these bikes go over the 100k mark without any issues.
Old 08-30-2012, 09:13 PM
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Thanks for the help guys! I bought the bike and just got it last night, I've only put on about 20 miles but so far i like it alot over my 600. The lower end power is outragous compared to my f4i or my friends r1!
Old 08-30-2012, 09:20 PM
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Mines got "a few" miles on it, lol..... if it's been well maintained and wasn't owned by a total **** that starts it up cold and bangs it off the rev limited within 0.000001 seconds after starting up, 37k is nothing. May need a valve adjustment if it hasn't been done yet, but that's just regular maintenance you've gotta do that to any bike. They will certainly last though.... I wouldn't have any worries at all even with planning on keeping it a long long time

FWIW my F4i just turned 242,000 miles the other day and still runs like brand new.... doing our 4th trackday this coming monday =)
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