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post #11 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-01-2016, 09:08 PM
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2009 Classic - bought new mid 2011. 20K mileage now - on 2nd set of tires - 2nd battery. No problems.


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post #12 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-02-2016, 07:28 AM
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By the time I sold mine at 42000 miles, I had replaced the stator (30,000 miles) and the battery once. I was on my 2nd front tire and 3rd rear. I also had to replace my steering head bearings at around 35,000 miles. Other than a couple of bolts coming loose I had no other problems with this awesome motorcycle.

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post #13 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-02-2016, 11:01 AM
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40k on a 2007 900 Custom. Only problem was an output shaft bearing failure at 22k. No amount of tightening the nut can make a difference once there is excessive play in the bearing. The bearing failure also created a small oil leak.

Engine was removed, case spit, and new bearing installed under GTPP.

Stator failure at 40K, lucky I had roadside and free towing.

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post #14 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-02-2016, 11:16 AM
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By the time I sold mine at 42000 miles, I had replaced the stator (30,000 miles) and the battery once. I was on my 2nd front tire and 3rd rear. I also had to replace my steering head bearings at around 35,000 miles. Other than a couple of bolts coming loose I had no other problems with this awesome motorcycle.
How did you know your steering head bearing was bad?
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post #15 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-02-2016, 09:04 PM
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25k .... 08 purchase, I have not even changed the battery, then again I run it on a battery tender all year round.

As i flipped into 5th, i couldnt remember a damn thing she said
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post #16 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-03-2016, 07:36 AM
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40k on a 2007 900 Custom. Only problem was an output shaft bearing failure at 22k. No amount of tightening the nut can make a difference once there is excessive play in the bearing. The bearing failure also created a small oil leak.

Engine was removed, case spit, and new bearing installed under GTPP. Running just fine since the repair.
Wow, how much did that repair cost? Engine removed and case split? wow.
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post #17 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-03-2016, 10:47 AM
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post #18 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-03-2016, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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post #19 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-18-2016, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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post #20 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-18-2016, 06:09 PM
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I'm up to 20 K now, loving it!
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