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I am interested in buying a 2000, but it has 57000 kilometers on it.
Is this too high? Any opinions?
 

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Dave,

In my opinion I would say yes. Converting to miles, anything over 30,000 miles I would stay away from and your has 35,414. Keep looking there are tons of bikes out there and the right one will come along. I bought a 02 Vstar 1100 that had 2965 miles or 4770KM.

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Davep,

I would look at it as the bike has high mileage compared to what we normally see. But is not even close to worn out. Not even half way. The odds are higher of your having to put some money into it. So Price and care are the important things. If the bike looks clean and well cared for and the price is right I would not hesitate.

There are lots of bikes around with lower mileage at a good price so you would not expect to pay book but if it is a good buy I would consider it. My liner has 43,000 miles on it and I have yet to have a repair. I see posts of people with 60 and 70 thousand miles on a V Star. Consider what options it has, and it should still look nearly new.

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If that bike was ridden sane, and the maint. was done as it should have been, I would not have a problem at all with it, if the price is d ecent and been taken care of , these Yamaha's can go on and on, I figger they are a lot like the little bunny, they just keep on going :D
 

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Thanks

For the input guy's.
I might have to go and buy that one tomorrow. It is clean except for minor cosmetics, and the high miles are in part due to a couple of long road trips.
Now if only it wasn't purple ;-)
The price seems reasonable, at $4000, and it has a few extras, such as Vance and Hines pipes, crash bars, foot pegs, a windshield and saddlebags.
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I have 65000 on my 06. Yes thats right 65k miles. The bike has preformed great for me, I plan on riding it until it has 100,000. It runs as good now as it did when it was new.
 

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I have an 2001 classic that has just clicked over 40000 km, not a drama, no major mechanical issues, runs like a dream. I have always said I will ride it till it dies, I think I will die before it does.
 

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go get compression testor at auto part store pull one plug at a time and the ignition fuse so bike does not start and crank for a complete revolution and when you done all cylinders if the all are around the same # on gauge then its a matter the looks of the bike. if there is a noticeable difference from one cylinder to the next then dont buy the bike. will end up costing you thousands to repair soon. other than compression and visual wear yamahas run forever.
 
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