New bike time?
A little background, I'm a bike nut. Got my first bike in 1973 at the age of 18. Did not own a car for myself until 1993. Always had a family cage, but only two wheels me. Most of you have seen me post about my mustang that I inherited in 1988. In 1993 I sold my bike to restore the mustang. Fast forward to 2013 and decided to retire the mustang from daily duties. That's when I bought my 2001 Vstar for $800 with only 1700 miles on it. Needed work to get road worthy but not much. Fast forward to now. I've had this bike for 5 years and now have 60k miles on it. That's averaging 1000 a month. The bike is an 9 out of 10 in appearance, few rock chips, etc. But looks great for a 17 year old bike. Mechanic wise it's at least a 9 out of 10. Needs new rear shock, rotors soon and a few other smaller items. The help and input I need from y'all is what is a true mileage life of an 1100. I've heard of some people say they have gotten 100k out of them. This is my daily driver and would rather be looking for new bike before this one starts costing me more money than it's worth. Who out there has a high mileage 1100 and at what point were you having to put major money into it to keep it road worthy. My thought is to keep my eye open for a good deal on a low mileage 1300. I've narrowed my choice down to the 1300 as I love my 1100 and 1300 would fit my two up riding while being able to commute with it. I'm thinking of doing this within the next year or so which would put me in the 70k to 75k on my 1100. I feel I can easily get 75k without issues in the condition my bike is in now. Please post your ideas and feedback. By the way, my mustang broke 500k last year, can take to car show and normally place, plus runs 11s in quarter mile. So as you can tell I take care of my vehicles. What would you do?
2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic
Last edited by lesblank; 06-07-2018 at 09:33 PM.