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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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To many miles?

is this to many miles for a 02 v-star 650? ..27,950
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 02:02 PM
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Only if it's been treated really bad, but otherwise, it probably has a lot of life left. My shadow 600 had 35,000 and the compression is still within specs.

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Hi Jacob,

In relation to what? Vstars are excellent running bikes. Usually its about mileage versus price. Especially if this is a first bike, it's likely not your last - so a bike with more "average" mileage (that's what I'd call that one) is no big deal. We tend to get CCitis around here. If it's a bike you are thinking about buying - you might want to post more information about your location, the bike's general condition and what not for others to comment on.

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No it's my bike but I was wondering if I should sell because it is getting to 30k... And buy a new one ... What oil do u guys recommend for the bike with this mileage?
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Jacob, keep using the oil you're using now. It's been good enough so far, why change it. I work on classic aircraft and the oil grade is the same as it was way back when. It's a case of leave well enough alone .

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that thing looks like it's been through armageddon



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that thing looks like it's been through armageddon


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When your bike lays down and dies then it is too many!

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if the maintance is done and the bike is taken care of it can last a very long time, my 02 cbr954rr has over 54k miles on the clock and my stryker i bought mid summer already has 6300 miles on it and the riding season is not that long in maine, my wifes v-star 650 has 5k on the clock her first summer of riding, just do the maintance and ride it.
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Well I got a confession.. I have not done a single oil change on the bike and I need good oil brands for this bike and filter as well.. Sorry for the noob questions ..
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Well I got a confession.. I have not done a single oil change on the bike and I need good oil brands for this bike and filter as well.. Sorry for the noob questions ..
27,000 miles and no oil change??

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