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Old 06-25-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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How many miles can a rider put on a vt700? Or what the highest you have seen.

over a quarter mill?

Mine is just breaking in.

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Old 06-26-2014, 11:42 PM   #2
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I've got 7,300miles on mine now. The highest Ive seen on one was 53,000miles. Have heard they can go 100,000miles with proper maintenance but dont have any proof to back it up.

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Old 06-27-2014, 12:55 AM   #3
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Hey Eighty 5 ever hear of an edit button. you don't have to hit reply after every thought. Multiple can be added in one post.

BTW. IT'S A HONDA. Take care of it right, do the work yourself, and it will last as long as you can find parts.

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Old 06-27-2014, 05:22 AM   #4
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Mine rolled over 48k just before I took the speedo off last month. Also, stop post whoring. We will refer to you as a fucking noob as long as we fucking feel like, post count notwithfuckingstanding.

Quality, not quantity. Learn the difference. Does this seem like a site that values quantity? Shit, we do whatever we can to weed out anyone who can't tolerate having the fuck word repeatedly slung at them... which is to say, fuck quantity, noob.

If you're gonna post whore, make it relevant and useful information. Like I did when I started out here. I won't deny that I tried to climb out of noobdom as quickly as possible, but shit man, ya gotta contribute SOMETHING.


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Old 06-28-2014, 12:53 AM   #5
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:34 PM   #6
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53,000 is a lot.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:55 PM   #7
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On mine 53000 km... Higher I've seen 130 000km...
I think if bike is properly serviced u can hit really high mileage on it, 'cause from engineering point of view, engine and transmission are very well made...
Live to ride, ride to live....
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:22 AM   #8
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I go away for a week and you guys let noobs go wild...smh!

As go bison said, take care of it and you can get many miles out of it. I have a Valkyrie with 65,000 and my father-in-laws Goldwing had 85k when he sold it. I have seen a BMW at a dealership event with 250K miles. I have no doubt that a Honda could do the same if it was properly maintained.


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Old 06-29-2014, 04:35 PM   #9
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Mine has a little over 33,000 on it and sounds like it can do another 50,000 if I live that long. Strong little bike with a great motor. As long as badgerwarfare is around to assist with anything I can manage to screw up and can't find info on how to fix.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:54 PM   #10
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While I was away from the site I put 1500 miles on mine. One day I stopped in to see my aunt while riding and when I rode in she got this look on her face, she had owned one just like it one year newer when she bought it cheap it had forty thousand miles and when she sold it there was 80,000 on it. She told us stories about runs and some fun GOOD TIMES. I like mine and don't know if I will change a thing on it. I also met a guy that found the one Bad one. I felt bad telling him about mine but that's why you test ride isn't it? About my post whoring I could give two shits about post count I just fucking like to talk a lot.
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