So how long? - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 23
Garage
So how long?

I've had my 900 Classic LT for almost a year now, love it, and commute 60 miles round trip as often as I can. Yesterday it turned 10K miles, and a friend of mine mentioned at this rate, I'd wear it out in the next year.
As long as I keep it serviced and new rubber on it (yep, time for tires already) is there any reason to believe I wouldn't be able to get another 20K out of it?



Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
leonardgray is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 07:55 AM
Senior Member
 
chopaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Cumberland Ohio
Posts: 143
Garage
if you keep it serviced and keep up the maintenance theres no reason you shouldnt get another 200K out of it! Well at least another 150K..
chopaholic is offline  
post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 07:56 AM
Top Contributor
 
Scott_in_TX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 2,221
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by leonardgray View Post
I've had my 900 Classic LT for almost a year now, love it, and commute 60 miles round trip as often as I can. Yesterday it turned 10K miles, and a friend of mine mentioned at this rate, I'd wear it out in the next year.
As long as I keep it serviced and new rubber on it (yep, time for tires already) is there any reason to believe I wouldn't be able to get another 20K out of it?



Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
There is a forum member; I think his screen name is Big Toe; who has close to 200,000 miles.

I think @ 10k a year with minimal maintenance you could easily pull off 10 years or 100k.

Scott

Oops. didn't mean to contradict you Chop, your post wasn't showing when I hit submit. 150k is reasonable too.

2012 Voyager 1700 ---SOLD
Pearl Alpine White/Pearl Luster Beige
Nice

2011 Rocket III Touring
Phantom Black
Naughty

2016 Indian Roadmaster
Thunder Black

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do

Last edited by Scott_in_TX; 03-01-2013 at 07:58 AM.
Scott_in_TX is offline  
 
post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 07:59 AM
Top Contributor
 
Bear2123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SW Chicago suburbs
Posts: 4,477
Gee, what does your friend ride? Worn out in 30K? Certainly not a Vulcan. I've read many stories here of 150k to over 200k being very reasonable as long as you keep on top of all the routine maintenance. Take care and ride safe.



Bear2123 is offline  
post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 08:05 AM
Senior Member
 
chopaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Cumberland Ohio
Posts: 143
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott_in_TX View Post
There is a forum member; I think his screen name is Big Toe; who has close to 200,000 miles.

I think @ 10k a year with minimal maintenance you could easily pull off 10 years or 100k.

Scott

Oops. didn't mean to contradict you Chop, your post wasn't showing when I hit submit. 150k is reasonable too.

S'all good!
chopaholic is offline  
post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 08:12 AM
Senior Member
 
chopaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Cumberland Ohio
Posts: 143
Garage
When I got my 800 the guy seemed to think 12K was high miles so he bought a new Harley and I got the 800 for a song. I should have kept his number cause I could have maybe scored a "high mileage" Harley for cheap.
chopaholic is offline  
post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 08:34 AM
Top Contributor
 
ErnieC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 1,044
Garage
Just my 2 cents, before I buy used I like to check around in junkyards to see how many are trashed . Well in my search for parts for the 900 used at bike junk yards in my area . I found NADA, they told me when and if I ever junk a 900 they would love to buy it as Vulcan used parts are hard to find.

2006 900 LT

Easy Mods
**********
Crash Bars,Rear Tail Lights in Bags,Cooler bag on Sisy Bar,hand made Bag on Windshield,Wally world Cup Holder,Lower Shields,Gas Tank Bib,Baron Front Pulley


******************************************
**Bikers are hard to find, Bikes are a Dime a Dozen**
******************************************

My Second Hobby:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Here is another Hobby of mine model boats

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ErnieC is offline  
post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 01:14 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: riverside,ca
Posts: 99
Just another reason why i bought my vn900, it'll last a long long time.
bobby c is offline  
post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 04:26 PM
Top Contributor
 
SteveJB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Manchester, NY
Year/Make/Model: 2017 Vaquero ABS
Displacement/CC's: 1700 cc
Color: Candy Cardinal Red
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,252
Garage
My '07 Custom has just under 30k miles on it and it's still my new bike.
SteveJB is offline  
post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 04:46 PM
Member
 
454riderinpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Beach Lake, PA
Posts: 32
Re: So how long?

I own a 1989 en450 which is the baby to the 500. I have just over 17k on it. Granted that isn't a lot but the bike is 24 years old. I've been doing all the maintenance on the bike since I got it. Found almost everything I've needed to know about the bike on another forum "Kawasaki 454 LTD Forum." Now that I have joined this forum I am also getting some good information. As I said the 454 is the baby to the 500. A lot of the parts on the 500 are interchangable with the 454. Same gas tank, hand controls. Even some of the stuff from the vn750 will fit on my bike. Talking with guys on the forum I should be able to get a lot of years of riding out of this old girl. Bike has done me well in the 3 years I have owned it. Keeping up on the pm and maint. I should have a lot of good years left to come. I recently was able to acquire some very hard to find OEM accessories for it. Can't wait for riding season to give em a run.

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

1989 EN450 454 LTD
454riderinpa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hey everyone glad to be on the site ,I'm out of so cal so ride all year it's great ha Motorman j3 New Member Introductions 2 08-24-2018 05:42 PM
Star Rider is now on a Vulcan Vaquero - So far so good. INEBANA New Member Introductions 1 09-20-2017 09:07 AM
So what makes mustang seats so great?? jimmy77611 Vulcan 900 12 05-22-2011 04:22 PM
so so close chapa_fire Vulcan 500 4 09-22-2010 10:13 AM
Alright so I can't feel my fingers so what! MN-Rider General Vulcan Talk 14 04-20-2009 10:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome