because you get your bike filthy in the rain and everything else, you "ride the crap out of it..." and those that don't ride in the rain and everything else, don't ride the crap out of theirs?
Sounds like broken logic...
Just so I understand correctly - you have 58 Thousand Miles on your AWS 959? You must commute to work on it every single day to have that many miles, when did you take delivery of it?
The fact that my bike is pristine, showroom condition, with nearly 3K miles on it (I got it in April '16) and never wash it with water does not mean I don't "ride the crap out of it..." I'd have more miles on it if I had more time to put more miles on it - and I'm not counting sleeping time
No no you misunderstood what I was trying to say. I wasn't talking about people who are riding in the rain. I meant the people that are taking them out when it's only good weather, or not using water to clean. You can ride the crap out of your bike however you see fit. I'm sure there are thousands of people who physically push the bike harder than me, ie: riding the crap out of it.
I just can't see the point in buying a bike to put a few thousand (if that) miles on it a year. Vehicles are rarely investments, but who knows. That's why I'm agreeing with JUST RIDE THE DANG THING!
I have 58k on my AWS 899, bought in April of 2014. I joined this forum because the 899 forum is dead and everyone seemed to be moving over here. There aren't a ton of differences between our bikes, and the 899 guys/gals (like me) can help answer some questions if need be since we've been through it already.
As far as the mileage--I actually didn't ride the bike to work much at all until this year. I rode it to/from (50 miles total) maybe 5 days a month. Not much to make a dent in the total mileage IMO.
I can't link any images yet so I can't prove this to you, lol.