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    200,000 miles

    Turned over the odometer this afternoon, for the second time on the old Monster ('93 M900).
    Starting the third pass; it's running strong. Next stop -- the Moon!

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Holy crap. I hope I can do that on a single bike one day. Good stuff.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    You should send a write-up to Ducati. Has anyone else ever put that many miles on a Duc before? I remember the Toyota ads with that dude that put what, 1 million on a Tacoma or some crazyness? They ended up giving him a new one I believe.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV View Post
    You should send a write-up to Ducati. Has anyone else ever put that many miles on a Duc before? I remember the Toyota ads with that dude that put what, 1 million on a Tacoma or some crazyness? They ended up giving him a new one I believe.
    Probably should send in a better pic than the one in the avatar, though.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Wow. Very cool.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Your dedication and persistence are to be admired. That is quite the accomplishment! It would have been safer on a Ninja 250... but the USED sticker is perfect.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    I like the "eject" button. I think all motorcycles should come equipped with one.

    It is quite an accomplishment, congratulations. I couldn't do it. I'm one to get bored with a bike in a year or two, so I change every 4-6 years.

    How much major work has been done in those miles? Rings, valve guides, clutch? Just curious.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    How many times has the bike been down? One of the conversations the other night at bike night was that crashing is inevitable; not an if, but a when. I am wondering if your 200k of mileage supports this.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    You should sell it brand new with 0 miles!

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV View Post
    You should send a write-up to Ducati. Has anyone else ever put that many miles on a Duc before? I remember the Toyota ads with that dude that put what, 1 million on a Tacoma or some crazyness? They ended up giving him a new one I believe.
    Ducati is aware of the bike. The only Duc I know of that has more is an ST4 that Gary Eagan (famous endurance rider/Iron Butt type guy) used for a few years. He set several records with it, and put about 225K on it; it's in the Barber museum now. I don't want a new one (especially not a new one with a plastic tank). I'm not nearly done with this one yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SprintPoser View Post
    I like the "eject" button. I think all motorcycles should come equipped with one.

    It is quite an accomplishment, congratulations. I couldn't do it. I'm one to get bored with a bike in a year or two, so I change every 4-6 years.

    How much major work has been done in those miles? Rings, valve guides, clutch? Just curious.
    Thanks. Rings once so far at 122K. Valve guides are actually still the original ones; the little rubber valve guide seals last about 40-60K. Original clutch basket replaced at 140K; plates also last about 40-60K. Other major items: Rear brake disc and cush blocks at 90K. Alternator bearing failed at 122K. Front brake discs at 125K. New carburetors and rear shock (upgraded to Ohlins) at 185K. That's about it. Bottom end and transmission haven't seen the light of day since the bike was built.

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    How many times has the bike been down? One of the conversations the other night at bike night was that crashing is inevitable; not an if, but a when. I am wondering if your 200k of mileage supports this.
    I don't think that crashing is inevitable. It's always an odds game, though, so the more you ride, the more likely the odds might catch up eventually. But it doesn't always happen, and of course there are many things you can do to change your odds (for the better or the worse). Not counting parkinglot drops (kickstand breaks, etc.), this bike has been down 3 times.
    1) Rightside tank dent from Nov93 (bike was 2 months old); I still didn't have a handle on emergency stops with the hydraulic triple discs, and highsided it not hitting a car that cut me off. (All of my previous bikes had been '60's vintage with cable operated drum brakes.) Mostly my fault.
    2) Left side tank dent from Nov96, passing a motorhome on a mountain road; he didn't want me to pass him for some reason, and intentionally bunted me into the guardrail. Totally his fault.
    3) New rearsets and mufflers from Sep11; lowsided on PCH last July on the way back from Laguna Seca MotoGP. Freak circumstances combined with riding a bit too close to the edge. Mostly my fault.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Nicely done sir!

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    Awesome.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Congrats Phil!

    A shiny new sticker for the odo... HA!

    We met at Meet in the Middle. I'm the Cagiva guy.

    Keep it rollin', stay safe!

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Very, very, cool.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    That's awesome. I thought I was doing good with 73,000 on my 2000 ZRX (that I bought in Nov. 2006 with only 7K on it).

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Nice!

    Let's see, I bought my Tiger 15 months ago today, and I'm a few hundred miles from turning over 20,000 miles. Just need to keep this up for twelve and a half years and I'll be right there with you.

    (Of course, by that point you'll have the only million-mile Ducati in the world...)

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by markbvt View Post
    Nice!

    Let's see, I bought my Tiger 15 months ago today, and I'm a few hundred miles from turning over 20,000 miles. Just need to keep this up for twelve and a half years and I'll be right there with you.

    (Of course, by that point you'll have the only million-mile Ducati in the world...)

    --mark
    You ride more than me, then. It's taken me 19 years to get here. I do want to see 500K on it, which at current rates will happen in the late '30's, when I'm about 75. So I won't be seeing a million on it, unless Aubrey deGray succeeds in solving mortality, and I can buy the solution.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    now this is an Iron But saga. Congrats.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    I am very impressed, too. I have a friend that does Ironbutt rallies, he almost had 100k on his 2-3year old FJR before it was totalled by a deer, but to do it on a monster, that's crazy mileage. Congrats.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Stock seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Stock seat?
    Kind of. The original seat split its cover at about 60K, and I got a Corbin. That seat also split at another 60K, but since I didn't like it much, I just let it disintegrate for about another 30K (foam sticking out, all that) until it was dead, then I pulled the original seat out of the basement and had a new cover put on it, so that's what I've had for the last 50K. When this one goes, I might try a Sargent or a Saddleman or something.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    I'm impressed, not only with the mileage but the ability to keep something that long.

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    Re: 200,000 miles

    Any detailed pics of the bike? I'd love to see it as it stands now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    I'm impressed, not only with the mileage but the ability to keep something that long.
    Yeah. I don't think I've even put 100k on a single car in my life.(switch out cars about every 2 years) and I've owned more bikes than years I've been riding. 19 years on the same bike is a real accomplishment.

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