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Beginner Noob issue!!
July 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm #8325MattParticipant
The bike will most certainly work for 4 years with regular maintenance. There are no shortage of sportbikes still on the road from 10 or even 20 years ago.
Seriously though, since you are going to be paying for it for so long, put sliders on it.
As for the sludge, ask your local yammy service manager about it. He’ll be able to tell you better than anyone else what the issue is and how to avoid it. He’ll probably have some other useful advice.
Have fun, keep safe.July 4, 2008 at 11:33 pm #8357beginnernoob1Participant
I always here that bikes should never have as many miles as a car. Is this true. When buying a used bike what should be the limit of miles on the bike? The Yamaha i’m getting has about 7 thousand on it. Thats pretty low for a 2000. I saw some bikes with 25,000 miles on it. Is that ok or should you stay away from bikes with high Mileage?July 4, 2008 at 11:40 pm #8360ShannonGParticipant
My mechanical friend says never buy a bike with more than 25,000 km. That’s about 17,000 miles.July 5, 2008 at 3:55 am #8366beginnernoob1Participant
K thanks thats nice to know when looking for bikesJuly 5, 2008 at 1:06 pm #8377MattParticipant
My mechanic put it at 30000km, but really, same general area.
Motorcycle engines last roughly 50 000km befor major stuff starts happening. Obviously different bikes get longer life spans. Sport toureres and touring bikes obviously have the longest life span, Honda Goldwings and VFRs routinely live past 200 000km, but they are the exception. A high strung super sport lasting to 100 000km… well, I’ve never heard of such a feat.July 21, 2008 at 5:12 pm #9043WeaponZeroParticipant
Well, at least you’re not as bad as my neighbor who bought a CBR1000RR for his first bike and only owns a helmet as safety gear
As far as learning to ride on your R6 goes, just understand that as a race-bred 4-cylinder it is going to make most of its power in the upper end of the rev range and turn into a screaming, fire-breathing monster once you pass a certain (fairly high) RPM. If you want to try to keep it controllable and unintimidating for you, and be able to learn on it, don’t go into that zone! Also understand that in order to be able to corner your bike needs to lean over farther than what you as a beginner will feel comfortable doing. You’re going to be scared to lean over anymore for fear of losing control of the bike while your bike is saying “come on, mooooooooore, you havent even started yet”. Even my SV does that
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