high mileage

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MrGrumpy
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Re: high mileage

Post by MrGrumpy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:17 pm

You should talk to Taipan! He's just bought a similar one - but he only paid £500 I think. £1500 for an 18 year old scoot with lots of miles sounds pricy to me - though I guess it all comes down to condition and how well its been looked after.

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Re: high mileage

Post by Taipan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:34 am

Yes I just bought a 400 Burger with 38k (or 33k) miles. Can't tell you a lot more than that as its not charging and a knee replacement last week has stopped me sorting it at the moment.

What I can tell you is scoots are good bikes for achieving high miles on IMO. The CVT trans stops you from labouring the engine and limiters stop you from over revving them. Oil is the blood of any engine, so change it as required for one of the right spec and simply carry out any other required basic maintenance and it should keep going.

i've seen a lot of bikes with a FSH from a main dealer that have still been poorly maintained. Not saying FSH is a bad thing, cos it isn't, but as good as regular oil changes are, it doesn't mean things like side stand switches get cleaned or throttle return springs degreased and then regreased, lever pivot bolts don't get removed, cleaned and greased either. It's those little things, and others, that keep a bike feeling tight and operating well. Then there is the quite major things, like proper brake caliper maintenance. I can't remember the last time I've fitted new pads and been able to push clean, shiny caliper pistons back into the caliper body. They are always half stuck because they are covered with baked on brake dust. If you want a scoot, or bike, to cover big miles, then you have to put the time in.

I took a mk1 Tmax to over 70k and a SH300 to nearly 90k, bother were sold running well.
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Re: high mileage

Post by Maxsymuppet » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:57 pm

Ferret wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:06 am
Mileage is nothing , it's more about serving and the way those miles have been accumulated ,I'm sure I've seen burgmans on other forums with 100k on the clock .


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My last Burgman 400 had 34000 on the clock when I traded it in for my late lamented (stolen and written off) Maxsym. And there was nothing wrong with it. As Ferret says, it is more about servicing. Mine was always dealer serviced on the dot. I'm sure I could have doubled that mileage and still have had no major problems.


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