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I just thought about this thread as I just crossed over the 17k kms threshold.
Are you approaching the 15k miles (24k kms) service?
If close, what's your odometer reading?
General thoughts?
 

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I was cleaning the bike the other day and was thinking - time for a new chain... Nowhere near the 15K mile mark though... :D
 

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Having just past the 10K miles mark, I'm just interested to know peoples mileage so far or average mileage per year?
Also, how many miles would owners ride before they decide to trade it?
The following may change but I'm thinking about two major services aka 30K to 40K miles.
 

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I'm at 12000 miles today (11992 but close enough). I'm hoping to get to 15k miles before the riding season ends just so I can get it serviced (moreso to bite the bullet and share with everyone the dealer quote). It'd be a good piece of info to share in regards to how out of spec the valves are.

2016-2017: 8000 miles
2017-now: 4000 miles (realistically, projecting another 1500-2000 miles)

Kinda weird, it feels like I've been part of the forums for >2 years, so its good to see that I've been having the time of my life on my 959 in the short span of my ownership.
 
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I am at 7500 miles, Got my third set of tires just put on and the bike will be seeing a lot of track time coming up. With that being said, since I bought my Multi, I dont see it getting to 15k miles for at least 3 more years.
 

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I've done 5 of the desmo services on my 899. Still running strong.

One thing I will say - don't skimp on the spark plug replacement every 15k. The difference is nuts when you put new plugs in. The dealer charges an arm and a leg for them (close to $50/ea last I checked). Same plug: NGK 6869 MAR9A-J can be had online for as low as $10.
 

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80k miles? It is a heavy use. If you allow me I would like to ask you. Will you be able to sell it with this mileage? It would be very hard to sell a sport bike with this mileage down here, I don’t know if it is usual or just the Brazilians are prejudiced.


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I've done 5 of the desmo services on my 899. Still running strong.

One thing I will say - don't skimp on the spark plug replacement every 15k. The difference is nuts when you put new plugs in. The dealer charges an arm and a leg for them (close to $50/ea last I checked). Same plug: NGK 6869 MAR9A-J can be had online for as low as $10.
Hi J,
You're a rock star in the mileage hall of fame and an inspiration to all of us to keep our bike longer.
We'll all make sure to change the plugs too. Thanks for sharing. Love the numerical alpha Lol. :grin2:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lepzyfS0Hp8JnL47-e1rJFcy3HJB-uGO/view
 
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80k miles? It is a heavy use. If you allow me I would like to ask you. Will you be able to sell it with this mileage? It would be very hard to sell a sport bike with this mileage down here, I don’t know if it is usual or just the Brazilians are prejudiced.
Without having crunched the numbers to account for depreciation and amortization of a new ride, intuitively speaking, I think the bike is costing her next to nothing to run. At this point, selling price may not even be an issue.
 

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I personally have no desire of ever selling my 959 unless something catastrophic or life changing happens (ie. total loss crash or becoming handicapped). My 959 may evolve and become a track bike, but I won't ever get rid of it unless I don't have a choice.
 

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@Cotonete, For me, that question of yours is profound in the sense that I consider 80k miles being way past the point of no return.

Her bike is worth far more than its salvage value. Moreover, the average yearly maintenance cost is minimal compared to the carrying cost of purchasing a current model. It's only 5 years old, drop-dead gorgeous and probably will be for many years to come. This topic is changing my outlook about trading-in our bike for a newer model.
 

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80k miles? It is a heavy use. If you allow me I would like to ask you. Will you be able to sell it with this mileage? It would be very hard to sell a sport bike with this mileage down here, I don’t know if it is usual or just the Brazilians are prejudiced.
US is the same way. No one wants a bike with a lot of miles, and I think "a lot" is like 20-30,000 miles haha (although I've heard the west coast routinely has higher mileage bikes than us on the east coast)

Without having crunched the numbers to account for depreciation and amortization of a new ride, intuitively speaking, I think the bike is costing her next to nothing to run. At this point, selling price may not even be an issue.
Just $700 for insurance a year, my 4 qts of oil every 3.5-4,000 miles (I run a reusable stainless oil filter) and any other misc. maintenance items.... I'm still paying on the bike, so almost $300/mo for at least one more year (I took the longest loan I could upon purchase--I don't make a lot of $).

I personally have no desire of ever selling my 959 unless something catastrophic or life changing happens (ie. total loss crash or becoming handicapped). My 959 may evolve and become a track bike, but I won't ever get rid of it unless I don't have a choice.
Same. It's going to be buried with me :p

@Cotonete, For me, that question of yours is profound in the sense that I consider 80k miles being way past the point of no return.

Her bike is worth far more than its salvage value. Moreover, the average yearly maintenance cost is minimal compared to the carrying cost of purchasing a current model. It's only 5 years old, drop-dead gorgeous and probably will be for many years to come. This topic is changing my outlook about trading-in our bike for a newer model.
Having the bike serviced at the dealer is $1200-1500 each 15k, plus another $300 for a chain/sprocket set every 15k.

So if you figured the bike was paid off and insurance wasn't factored in = under $2k in scheduled dealer maintenance + 4.25 oil changes @ $50/ea = $215 (15,000/3500=4.25 changes) = ~$2,215 a year, less than if you had a new bike @ $300/mo. for a year ($3,600)
 

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About the carrying cost of your bike vs a new bike:
Absolutely, and that difference would be even more considering that we don't ride the mileage that you do.
Other than the scheduled dealer maintenance and normal wear and tear items such as tires, brakes and sprockets, have you had any expensive mileage related repair costs?
 

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About the carrying cost of your bike vs a new bike:
Absolutely, and that difference would be even more considering that we don't ride the mileage that you do.
Other than the scheduled dealer maintenance and normal wear and tear items such as tires, brakes and sprockets, have you had any expensive mileage related repair costs?
I bought the extended 6 year warranty just in case right before the stock one expired.

What has been replaced under warranty:

Right around 50k:

-Front headgasket (was leaking)
-Rear brake master cylinder (actually wasn't bad, but this was the first step before the next thing I list)
-ABS unit (was almost $2k) - fully believe this failed due to air getting in the system during the teardown for the front headgasket, too much of a coincidence. Upon using the rear brake, the lever would stick down and stay down, lock the rear wheel and stall the motor (lots of fun at 70mph)

70k:

-I paid for the gear sensor ($100) because it was so intermittent of a problem - also if that happens to anyone, try to have the dealer do a gear relearn first, it fixed mine for over 15k until it finally started getting worse

I think that's it...........
 
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That's actually not bad.
BTW, I just had the top head gasket replaced as well. $150 parts and labor.
What's a pain is that you don't see it unless you remove the engine cover. Makes me consider to remove them permanently as some here have done.
 

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I personally have no desire of ever selling my 959 unless something catastrophic or life changing happens (ie. total loss crash or becoming handicapped). My 959 may evolve and become a track bike, but I won't ever get rid of it unless I don't have a choice.


This is exactly my thought, I’m not willing to sell her. . I won’t have this kind of “problem” with my 959, I only have this kind of issue (high mileage) on my scooter which I use for commuting.


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@Cotonete, For me, that question of yours is profound in the sense that I consider 80k miles being way past the point of no return.

Her bike is worth far more than its salvage value. Moreover, the average yearly maintenance cost is minimal compared to the carrying cost of purchasing a current model. It's only 5 years old, drop-dead gorgeous and probably will be for many years to come. This topic is changing my outlook about trading-in our bike for a newer model.


I totally agree with you DarR, I’ve just risen this subject because every time I change my scooter, excuse my language, it is a pain in the *** to sell it.


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US is the same way. No one wants a bike with a lot of miles, and I think "a lot" is like 20-30,000 miles haha (although I've heard the west coast routinely has higher mileage bikes than us on the east coast)

You guys are more flexible than us.



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That's actually not bad.
BTW, I just had the top head gasket replaced as well. $150 parts and labor.
What's a pain is that you don't see it unless you remove the engine cover. Makes me consider to remove them permanently as some here have done.
Which engine cover do you mean? The heat shielding by the rear subframe?
 
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