lc4 odometer. who has the most miles?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Loadedagain, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Castleman

    Castleman Guest

    I did the main shaft bearing last year, not because it failed, just PM. I didn't want to get caught cheating, lol.
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  2. G.Kennedy

    G.Kennedy ...

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    1,857
    Location:
    LA, CA
    '02 16,500 miles, Puuuurfect. Preventative main bearing swap, relaced wheels w/ stainless spokes, new recall wheel on the way. Original clutch cable.

    Uses no oil.

    My bike has a habit of eating knobbies.
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  3. Will

    Will Carpe Moto.

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2001
    Oddometer:
    442
    Location:
    Wandering
    2002 640 Adventure; one wheel bearing failed, and the engine was flooded (along with the rest of the bike. My garage pictured below) Still runs though!
    [​IMG]

    2005 640 Adventure; 1240 miles and counting!
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  4. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,824
    Location:
    FLint Hills
    672,508 miles I think :D
    I had about 5,500 miles on it when the screen of the odeometer froze on me and after shutting it down and starting back up it was at 666,666.
    only broke a clutch cable and a spoke since I own it (bought it used at 4,500).
    Main concern is that I just cannot keep a rear tire on it. barely more than 1,000 miles on my karoo 2 and it's as flat as a pancake. :rofl But I had fun getting it there :evil
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  5. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Oddometer:
    5,431
    Location:
    Pacific NorthWet
    Uwe Krauss, who was staying with us recently, has spent about 5 years traveling the world along with Ramona Eichhorn. His LC4 has about 95,000 miles (yes, miles) on the clock...

    [​IMG]

    I rode the bike and while it was beat, it still ran fine. I don't know it's service history.
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  6. Jerome

    Jerome Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2001
    Oddometer:
    112
    Location:
    London, England
    Ok, only a measly 77,500 km but perhaps i have the longest repair list :)

    After my shakedown test in Swaziland I've just returned to South Africa and, in the last 2 days, had:

    - front brake master cyclinder kit - wrong DOT in Argentina.
    - new rear wheel bearing seal (spotted by Mark at KTM Nelspruit- which led to:
    - two new rear wheel bearings (one was really knackered - very lucky as they were supposed to have been done by Clayton Enslin in Joburg).
    - moved rear left indicator after 'standard' exhaust melted original one.
    - new front right indicator - broken wire.
    - new 'o' ring in top of left fork leg - weeping.
    - removed front brake light switch - always on and no spare in SA.
    - changed main jet from a 160 (at 5,000 feet, fitted by KTM importer) to a 157.5 at 1,000 feet - Fred is much happier now.

    I may actually head north soon but am thinking of a short walking safari in Kruger first. It's feels wierd it's nearly Christmas but 30 to 35 degrees centigrade and huge downpours.

    Happy Xmas and many fault free km's to all.
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  7. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    Oddometer:
    26,763
    Location:
    West Vancouver, BC
    sheet... yer list is half mine. i've replaced every single bearing in my chassis. some several times. my concern in this thread is the engine.
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  8. SamH

    SamH 90S on the bench

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    436
    Location:
    Tasmania, Australia
    *Bumper sticker*
    "My bike runs on faith"

    And to think I was worried about 40k miles.
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  9. spudly

    spudly Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Oddometer:
    25
    Location:
    Fremont, CA
    37102 Miles / 59735 Kilometers

    I'm the fourth owner and just got it, unfortunatly haven't had much of a chance to get out right now. The bike has some cool history (Artic Cirle to Cabo) and was what I wanted for the time being.

    I could go through the folder and give everything that has been done, but I'll save you a coma inducing read.

    Yeah it's used, but it has been taken care of. I bought it due to the fact that I would be forced to work on it (I know I'm a sick little monkey). I figure if I can't fix it I shouldn't be riding it.
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  10. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    4,017
    Location:
    Portugal, Europe
    27.000 kms - now with a half seized admission rocker arm, waiting for parts. At 22.000 kms the conrod roller bearing went south.
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  11. wjohnb

    wjohnb Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Oddometer:
    96
    Location:
    Lake Country, BC, Canada
    02-E 36,000km.
    as regards engine, did the gearbox main input bearing upgrade at about 10,000km (just in case). Did a leak down test before winter set in and was showing very little change from new!!! Nearly all off pavement use. Vaves have only needed minor adjustments. Cracker - Brilliant, hope it keeps going!


    Merry Christmas Everyone
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  12. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband

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    Oddometer:
    5,488
    Location:
    LHC, AZ
    2004 SXC 1200mi. - No issues except for its tendancy to cartwheel when you get the double at the MX track all wrong.

    Cheers
    Brett
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  13. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    4,211
    Location:
    Nelson, New Zealand
    10,180km, bought new in April '05.

    No failures yet, although the front rim is collecting more & bigger dings.

    Update: 17th August 2010. 39,500km
    14,000km Cam cover leak
    21,000km Rocker roller bearings replaced
    25,000km starter sprag clutch began to fail
    36,000km base gasket leak
    All fixed following advice posted on here.

    Don't mention the front rim!!
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  14. Oscar

    Oscar Master of the Universe! Supporter

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    20,143
    Location:
    Karakariki, New Zealand
    '02 LC4E 3800 miles.
    The only repairs are from crash damage (one fender, the horn, two headlights, cracked bash plate). It did blow some fuses when I hit a river crossing at speed once - lost the indicators, horn and idiot lights on the speedo...

    I'm sicka busting headlights so I'm gonna buy an aftermarket one tomorrow.
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  15. G.Kennedy

    G.Kennedy ...

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    1,857
    Location:
    LA, CA
    Hey Loaded ... hows abouts you update and edit the first post ..... or not.:1drink
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  16. MotoGrandpa

    MotoGrandpa advdualsportendurotrials

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    Pacific Northwet, Woodland, WA
    My 2001 640 LC4 has about 4,200 miles on it and no problems. I smile every time I ride it.:D

    I'm temporarily here in the DC are and have been commuting on it! Several times people have asked, "What is that thing anyway?", "Is that like a Honda or something?"
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  17. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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    1,675
    Location:
    Redstone, CO
    I hit 10,000 miles yesterday on my 99 adventure. No engine troubles at all yet. I've got a few other self-induced issues to take care of now.
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  18. dirtrider

    dirtrider Dusty Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Oddometer:
    3,366
    Location:
    Kalispell, Montana
    15,000 wonderful miles

    Main shaft bearing self destructed at 8K
    New clutch (fibers only)
    Many, Many speedo cables-I think from doing too many wheelies
    Engine started knocking at loadedpalooza-haven't torn into it yet.
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  19. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Oddometer:
    35,395
    Location:
    Vancouver, Not! BC...
    01' 14,000 miles. should be more as it's my daily driver but i never get a chance to go anywhere but to work and back. :baldy
    I figure next year I'll double that...all things willing...:deal
    clutch cable. and I need new throttle cables and a battery wear items only.
    not much else ever broke and I throw (it throws me) to the ground all the time.:cry
    change the oil and tires and ride.:1drink
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  20. PeeBee

    PeeBee Giant leap for me!

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Oddometer:
    585
    Location:
    Amsterdam, Holland
    16.000 km / 10000 miles / new from october 2004 / Duke II black

    busted the right crank bearing at 10.500 km. The bike always sounds like a coffee grinder, like a LC4 should, but then it sounded like a Black & Decker on steroids :thumb

    33.000 km / 20.500 miles / new from july 2000, stolen in august 2003 / Duke II lime

    No trouble, just had to swap the bottom piston ring at 31.000 kilometres, since my oil level was too low. Damn those oil stick thermometres that have no level indicator...
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