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princesskiwi


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posted May 20, 2008 10:26 AM        
Poll Question:
Average Motorcycle Engine Life....

I have always been told that the brightest bulb burns out the fastest.
In the world on engines - that move on the ground, motorcycle engines would be one of the brightest bulbs.

(In the air I would guess it would be a helicopter engine)

So, why do people expect to be able to get the same millage out of a motorcycle as they can get out of their mid 80's Honda or Toyota?

Is it realistic to expect the same amount of longevity?

How long would you estimate that your bike's engine is going to last until you need to put some money into an engine repair or rebuild?

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Poll Results:
 0 votes (0%)
10,000

 1 votes (4%)
15,000

 1 votes (4%)
20,000

 1 votes (4%)
25,000

 2 votes (8%)
30,000

 3 votes (12%)
35,000

 1 votes (4%)
40,000

 6 votes (23%)
50,000

 5 votes (19%)
75,000

 6 votes (23%)
over 75,000


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thekaz


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posted May 20, 2008 12:20 PM        
kinda depends on the rider and his maintenance habits ....
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posted May 20, 2008 07:52 PM        
D) Hookers
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northmedic


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posted May 23, 2008 06:16 PM        
My 750 shadow went 198,000 km with out any major work routine mait only , so i have high expecations for all
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princesskiwi


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posted May 24, 2008 09:13 PM        Edited By: princesskiwi on 24 May 2008 22:15
I guess it depends on what your tolerances are as a rider - someone like Doug Meyer, Ryan Schnitz, or Ricky Gadson may be more sensitive to engine abnormalities and may need to rebuild a bike earlier than someone who may be on his/her or second or first bike...


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MJ


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posted May 28, 2008 03:41 AM        
Bigger engines also last longer because they turn less rpm's than smaller ones, and need less rpm's to get to the power. I've regularly seen guys with hard ridden big sport bikes take them over 75k np. Of course the way you ride will make a big diff....if your screaming the engine all the time it'll last less, cruising more it'll last longer.......
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princesskiwi


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posted June 17, 2008 09:04 AM        
But if you lug a big engine - won't that do the same type of damage because the engine isn't being used evenly?

I alway thought the key to engine longevity is to not use one part (RPM) of the engine ALL the time - but to try to use all parts of the engine evenly.

High and Low RPMs.

Like the Ducati 900ss manual said "Please no Lugga the Engine".

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princesskiwi


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posted June 17, 2008 09:05 AM        
(so what if I am a girl who actually reads the manuals that come with the bike)
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