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    4000,000 kms.
    on: Apr 09, 2021, 08.21 am
    Apr 09, 2021, 08.21 am
     A very good friend of mine, young 82 years old FarRider, just posted a photo of his Kawasaki GTR 1400's dash on the FarRider's Forum. Just turned over 400,000 kilometres. Has only had regular servicing and the fork seals replaced. What are some of you out their thinking at the moment. And by the way he still knocks up 1,000 kilometre days.  :028: :028:
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    Re: 4000,000 kms.
    Reply #1 on: Apr 09, 2021, 10.23 am
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    I'm thinking I would like to be doing the same at your friends age. Good effort!

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    Re: 4000,000 kms.
    Reply #2 on: Apr 09, 2021, 01.11 pm
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    I'm just looking at my post again and realised it should be 400,000 kilometres. I obviously got carried away with the zeros.  :430: :430:
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    Re: 4000,000 kms.
    Reply #3 on: Apr 09, 2021, 09.38 pm
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     :745:
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    Re: 4000,000 kms.
    Reply #4 on: Apr 09, 2021, 11.13 pm
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    I have a friend that has accumulated the same mileage on his Yamaha FJR1300 with similar success. They set a pretty high bar for our Trophys to match!

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    Re: 4000,000 kms.
    Reply #5 on: Apr 10, 2021, 07.50 am
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    400,000 Kms is extremely impressive - 4 million would be amazing !   :156:




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    Re: 4000,000 kms.
    Reply #6 on: Jul 24, 2021, 06.06 am
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    Hi all,
    Hats off to the guy. I would love to be able to ride a bike at 82 at all, even if it would be 100km per day only😉
    On the German ST board there are two members, which have more than 250.000km on their 1050 ST. I wouldn't mind doing it, but my rear end ist too wide, and my legs are too long for many DAYS doing more than 500km per day.
    That's why I get the Trophy. I hope to be able to ride long turns, go down to Barcelona in 2 days for example. Trying that on my ST would potentially work, but I would have to rest for two weeks, before I go back home.  :034:
    I think major point is to enjoy, and take care, of yourself and the bike. If you always warm it up properly before you push hard, do service on time, there is a good chance to have loads of mileage on your bike. Quality wise, there shouldn't be a problem. 3 Cylinders, power throughout the full rev range (don't know how to translate that better), why should it fail? The big bikes usually get a good mixture of riding, but mainly in a more calm manner, low stress levels I'd say.
    My ST is still fresh, just passed the 68.000km yesterday. The previous owners did not use it too much.
    Spreading my kms on car, ST and TTSE should make them 3 last longer than me anyway.
    The car suffers most, as it has to work on winter roads with salt. Bodywise it may not last long enough to survive me.

    Whatever you do, enjoy!

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