Highest mileage 950?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by D K, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. D K

    D K Been here awhile

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    Who's got the highest amount of miles (troublefree or otherwise)?

    Curious to how long these bad boys will last before you need new rings, pistones, rods and a crank?


    D
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  2. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    I've got 5000 miles.

    What do I win?...


    EDIT- I think Craig is in the 70 to 80k range (maybe even higher)...


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  3. Hawk

    Hawk Pretentious Fukwit!!

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    Calling Antware to the white courtesy phone......


    I only have 87,000 on my 05, bought in Jan 06.
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  4. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    A measly 53,000 miles...I gotta get crackin!
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  5. KTMDAD

    KTMDAD Been here awhile

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    74,000 Here, time for a new rear tire.
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  6. jeventures

    jeventures Been here awhile

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    Ask me in 20 years when I've had to overhaul it a few times. I bought an '06 with 17,000m. Someday, inevitably it will need piston work. When that day comes I'll be so attached to the bike that I probably won't even blink at the time/cost of overhauling it.
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  7. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I've got 95,000 MILES on now after getting home last night. Power starting going a bit soft around 85,000 on the trip. Oil looked good and not blowing smoke. I'll do another dyno run in the next week or so to see what it looks like compared to my 75,000 mile pull.

    This motor has been riden hard, but taken care of the best of my ability. I'll be pulling in down and swapping in another bench motor when i get some time so I can keep this on the road. I'd like to see what's going on and see what kind of REBUILD upgrades could be offered when they do need a rebuild. :wink:

    I won't know more until I dig into it more. I'm still a very happy LC8 owner.:clap
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  8. D K

    D K Been here awhile

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    Holy crap!

    I have a chance to buy a 50,000km dream bike, so that was the only thing putting me off..

    New pistons and rings every 75,000 miles....sounds good to me.

    D

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  9. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    There was a very interesting thread here from an inmate who bought an ~ 85,000 mile '04 in pieces and rebuilt it, but he never had to touch the engine. A compression and leakdown showed the engine was fine. I think he put cam chain tensioners in it and that was about it.

    These engines can do high miles, no problem. :clap
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  10. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Makes me feel good about my 50K mile 05.5. Mine is still running great
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  11. Balsta

    Balsta Been here awhile

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    Replaced the engine @ 46000 miles on my -06 SE. Piston ring broken, poor compression and high oil consumption prior to breaking down. I believe it was due to insufficient oil pressure due to air leaks due to poor o-ring @ suction on oil pump. Never saw any red light but but foamy oil in the sight glass. Otherwise well serviced.

    Anyway, @ age of 48 and zillions of different bikes, this is my sweetest baby ever and now it's got a new 990 SDR LC8 with carbs and plenty more horses. What a lovely beast. Buy it - service it - its a keeper.
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  12. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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  13. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    According to that blog they are at 125,000 KM = ~78,000 miles

    CJ's at 95,000 miles

    Anyone know what Antware's is at? I thought his (and maybe CPmodems?) were both over 100K miles? ... but I could be talking outta my arse :norton
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  14. Hawk

    Hawk Pretentious Fukwit!!

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    Antware is without a doubt over 100,000 miles. Not sure about CPmodem. I hope to punch through 100K this year on my relocation trip to Denver, think I am going to make a detour to Alaska via Key West :clap
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  15. Tooltech

    Tooltech Been here awhile

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    Consider how many miles those pistons have traveled up and down. The engine cruises at 4,500 rpm at freeway speeds. Often the engine revs well beyond that. KTMs are great bikes!
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  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Nice! I live about an hour from Denver. Drop me a line when you are situated. :freaky
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  17. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    I only have 35,000 miles on mine in 3.5 years. Nothing major to talk about.
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  18. Helios

    Helios Been here awhile

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    Im at 11500 miles and about to throw on another 2k for this years rally.. and its not even a year old yet:evil I bought it last September with 13 miles on it..:deal

    -H
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  19. aurel

    aurel Cheese&Wine!

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    Indeed we are only at 129.000kms as of today. We should be around 200.000 when we'll end the trip.

    If I'm correct cpmodem is somewhere around 230.000...
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  20. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Mine's only about 15K miles; Pyndon?
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