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May 22nd 2019, 05:14 PM   #1
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
8 sets of tires

  • Lots of oil changes
  • One starter clutch
  • 10 tune ups
  • One cam timing
  • One drop in the driveway

80,002 miles of grins, fun and fellowship.

Shout out to Andrew @ Andrews Garage for fixing all the things that needed fixing and helping to keep the bike on the road.
May 23rd 2019, 12:39 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
10 tune ups in 80k?!
May 23rd 2019, 03:49 PM   #3
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteN95
10 tune ups in 80k?!
Yup. I get one about every year. Since it's not a sport bike, and it's my main form of transportation, regular tune ups are more preventative than anything else.
May 23rd 2019, 04:28 PM   #4
 
  Aug 2016
  Snohomish county WA

  2009 harley fat bob , 2012 FZ1 ,1979 gs425 project
Where is this place?
May 23rd 2019, 05:10 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

More important, how are you getting 10k miles out of a set of tires? My last set hardly made 2k.
May 23rd 2019, 06:11 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
hay guise if you get a yamaha niken do the front tires last twice as long
May 23rd 2019, 06:36 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrfz1
Where is this place?
Andrew's Mechanical Services that used to be in Kirkland, now in Snohomish.
http://andrewsmechanic.com/

Edited by MarvTravis on May 23rd 2019 at 06:45 PM
May 23rd 2019, 07:54 PM   #8
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Im always amazed people can maintain interest in one vehicle so long and still like it, i change my driver once a year or so, in the last 2 years ive been thru 9 bikes and quads, sold my truck yesterday and currently have 2 of my bikes for sale as it time for some new rides to keep things interesting.
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May 24th 2019, 07:34 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  here

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Quote:
Originally Posted by unicykle
Im always amazed people can maintain interest in one vehicle so long and still like it, i change my driver once a year or so, in the last 2 years ive been thru 9 bikes and quads, sold my truck yesterday and currently have 2 of my bikes for sale as it time for some new rides to keep things interesting.
i still have my honda accord from high school going on 17 years or so and my fz1 for going on 7ish years.
May 24th 2019, 12:06 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Emmett Idaho

  2010 Honda Goldwing, 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650, 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 1995 Honda PC800
Quote:
Originally Posted by unicykle
Im always amazed people can maintain interest in one vehicle so long and still like it,
Shucks, if you love it why get rid of it? I still have my 1995 Honda PC800 that I bought brand new that year. Never stranded me ever- not so much as flat tire. Now is it is closing in on 100,000 miles is does not get ridden much any more, but every times it does it make me so very happy that I never got rid of it. My widow may sell it someday. Me? Never. Never ever.
May 24th 2019, 12:43 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S, Suzuki VStrom 650, Yamaha Radian, MZ 125SM
Quote:
Originally Posted by unicykle
Im always amazed people can maintain interest in one vehicle so long and still like it, i change my driver once a year or so, in the last 2 years ive been thru 9 bikes and quads, sold my truck yesterday and currently have 2 of my bikes for sale as it time for some new rides to keep things interesting.
My VFR is my second street bike and third bike I bought. I reeeeeally like it! However, I've bought a total of 10 bikes in the same amount of years because I do like trying different bikes out.
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May 24th 2019, 03:01 PM   #12
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  Feb 2018
  Bend, OR

Im in the ADD motorcycle and car group as well. I find it amazing that people own vehicles so long. I should, but as another poster said here earlier, I just get bored.

Im on bike 24 or 25 currently. Last year was an especially busy year for swapping machines.
Started the year owning 1 bike:
15 Ducati Monster 821

Bought:
09 Ducati 848
12 Ducati 848 EVO SE
02 GSX-R 750
09 Yamaha R1
14 Suzuki- DRZ 400SM
08 Yamaha WR 250F
01 Honda XR-70R
03 Yamaha PW-50
19 Ducati Monster Anniversario

I did sell most of them, but it was a blast to ride such a variety of bikes in a short period of time. There were multiple great deals to be had and I would have ended the year with a net profit if the DRZ wouldnt have blown up on me and wiped it all out.

Still have 5 in the garage- and I swapped the WR 250F for a CRF 250X. Daily, weekends with the kids, and one for the track.

80,000 is a ton of miles and to put down 10k per year is impressive. I get 11-12 months a year of riding in, and have a 40 mile commute, but Im in the 6,000 range each year. I tip my hat to you sir.
May 24th 2019, 04:23 PM   #13
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
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Originally Posted by Ryanthegreat1
More important, how are you getting 10k miles out of a set of tires? My last set hardly made 2k.
It's the type of tires, what I ride and how I ride.


With a cruiser, you can get a less sticky tire (Commander 2s), nor are they heated up as much as with a sport bike.
May 24th 2019, 04:24 PM   #14
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
Quote:
Originally Posted by unicykle
Im always amazed people can maintain interest in one vehicle so long and still like it, i change my driver once a year or so, in the last 2 years ive been thru 9 bikes and quads, sold my truck yesterday and currently have 2 of my bikes for sale as it time for some new rides to keep things interesting.
You're still hunting for your ideal riding style where I've found mine.
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May 24th 2019, 05:01 PM   #15
 unicykle's Avatar
 
  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustydust
Shucks, if you love it why get rid of it? I still have my 1995 Honda PC800 that I bought brand new that year. Never stranded me ever- not so much as flat tire. Now is it is closing in on 100,000 miles is does not get ridden much any more, but every times it does it make me so very happy that I never got rid of it. My widow may sell it someday. Me? Never. Never ever.
I love alot of the bikes ive sold, rc51 and yz426f are what really taught me how to ride and are some of my best memories and ive had several of both, but everthing has a downside that quickly seems to outweigh the possitives i bought it for and i want something ligher or faster or electronic do dads. You only live once.
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