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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well I just rolled 28,000 miles and my 800 is running very well. It can even motivate my big 280 lb butt around for hundreds of miles!

Just figured the forum could use a nice positive comment.

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Well I just rolled 28,000 miles and my 800 is running very well. It can even motivate my big 280 lb butt around for hundreds of miles!

Just figured the forum could use a nice positive comment.

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Cool. Just turned 30K on my '01 800 and it too runs just fine.

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21000 miles on the '96 800 Classic.....last ride this weekend if the temp gets up to 5 or 6 degC.....love the flexibility of this bike! Easy to maintain and reliable.....No changes on the horizon

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Sounds great!

Lots of so called 'common problems' are not actually common, it's just that people are much more likely to make a thread about a problem they had than about their bike running fine (makes sense, you want to gather new information!)

Glad to see someone trying to even the score!

21,000 problem free miles on my 900! Did have to replace the stator at 15,000, but that's not a tough job once you get down and do it.

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Well I just rolled 28,000 miles and my 800 is running very well. It can even motivate my big 280 lb butt around for hundreds of miles!

Just figured the forum could use a nice positive comment.

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On the basket cases I restore there are times I am daydreaming to get at least 28K inches out of them. Keep riding and hope you circle the world again!

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Don't ya just Love the 800? Mine keeps going and going!
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Sounds great!

Lots of so called 'common problems' are not actually common, it's just that people are much more likely to make a thread about a problem they had than about their bike running fine (makes sense, you want to gather new information!)

Glad to see someone trying to even the score!

21,000 problem free miles on my 900! Did have to replace the stator at 15,000, but that's not a tough job once you get down and do it.
This made me think of a post you made a little while back. You said that no one ever comes on a forum and says anything about their bikes running good and did not have any problems. Looks like either you were wrong or some one is out to prove you wrong.

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Well I just rolled 28,000 miles and my 800 is running very well. It can even motivate my big 280 lb butt around for hundreds of miles!

Just figured the forum could use a nice positive comment.

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The bike was slightly grumpy and didn't want wake up right a way this morning. It was like 28 degrees though. It took a whole 3 pushes of the starter button then it decided it was time to get up. Other than that it was good to go. Me on the other hand, after a few miles my hands were frozen solid.

I think the morning commutes might be ended soon.

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35,000 miles and counting!

My bike is running great also. Just grampsized it and rejetted which i believe took care of it running hot. Shes got 35,000 on her and runs awesome. Ive had a couple of crotch rockets and even spent 20,000 on a new Streetglide when they came out in 2006 and my 800 would stomp it for sure. Have been loving working on it and customizing it. Ive been told a few times to just leave it alone and ride her but that is not possible for me lol. Glad to see alot of positive comments, love my Kawasakis!
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I might do that in the feature. My first goal has been to get the bike back to stock and running well before I attempt any mods. The only mod I have done was to remove the EPA gear. The only non stock item that I am not planning on returning to stock is the Harley slip ons.

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