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Old 02-21-2016, 11:28 PM
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Is 40,000 miles to high?

Im thinking about buying a 98' superhawk for $2000 but my only concern with the bike is that it has 40,000 miles on it. Is that to much for a 40k mile superhawk? I know it all depends on how it was ridden an how it was taken care of. Just want opinions on if yall would buy it.
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:10 AM
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Mine is a bit over that and going just fine. Good number with over 100k miles.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:42 AM
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all got to do with how it's been treated I got one that was knackered at 57 on the clock i think there's been an engine swap
I've just picked one up for 1500 $Aussie with 37 and the motors sweet as a nut
just do your due diligence and don't get caught up in the I wants I wants like i did be prepared to walk away
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:15 AM
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If the bike is clean, and owner can show you he's taken good care of it, then there is nothing to worry about. These bikes are tough and reliable ones.

As Spokes said, many on this forum have well over 100k miles on them with no issues. GLWP
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:01 PM
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You don't have to look for dealer records, just read on the forum on types of modifications and maintenance most recommended and see if the owner did to his bike, as mentioned, do your due diligent, it pays at the end!
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:06 PM
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That's way too much money for a 40,000 mile bike. Bikes with less than half of the miles go for $2,500-3,000
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:07 PM
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If it was a Chrysler product, then yes, 40k miles is too much...

Since it's a Honda, that is barely broken in.


And seriously, its about a 17 year old bike, which equates to about 2300 miles per year, which isn't bad at all

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Old 02-22-2016, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by thedeatons View Post
If it was a Chrysler product, then yes, 40k miles is too much...

Since it's a Honda, that is barely broken in.


And seriously, its about a 17 year old bike, which equates to about 2300 miles per year, which isn't bad at all

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If this was the 80s, that would be true. Since this is 2016, it's not.
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Just_Nick View Post
That's way too much money for a 40,000 mile bike. Bikes with less than half of the miles go for $2,500-3,000
That would be the case if the bike is just bone stock, but if it's got modifications, that could be good price.

As I mentioned before, do your due diligence and learn at list the most common mods, see what he got and make decisions based on knowledge.
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by NHSH View Post
That would be the case if the bike is just bone stock, but if it's got modifications, that could be good price.

As I mentioned before, do your due diligence and learn at list the most common mods, see what he got and make decisions based on knowledge.
Modification value is subjective. And no amount of mods changes the fact that the bike has 40,000 miles on it.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:09 PM
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I bought my VTR last year with about 40,000 miles. As a precaution I fitted manual CCTs, and I have done a full service on the valves and a carb synch. The cams and followers look like new, the engine runs beautifully. They do get a little noisy which I believe is a bit of clutch basket cush drive looseness, but its just a little noise. Otherwise the mileage seems of no concern, if you ignore wear items like the shock, cush drive, chain etc.
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by thedeatons View Post
If it was a Chrysler product, then yes, 40k miles is too much...

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HAHAHAHAHAHA that was priceless
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:10 PM
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In 2001 I met a guy who worked for Dodge. He said they engineered their trucks to last 80,000 miles. I've seen a lot of Dodge Rams on their second rear differentials after normal use with no towing...

So, in my mind their loyalty is in question...

Meanwhile my 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer has 225,000 miles on it and i can count the parts i've replaced on two hands...

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Mileage is subjective,

Ride it!

A ride says a thousand words.

If you know bikes you will know if it's a dog or not.

Price is also a subjective issue, what you deem to be value may not be what others deem to be value.

If it rides good and you are happy with it, then the choice is yours.

40K miles is nothing if the bike is right.

Good luck.
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First - ask about maintenance - how often was the oil changed, when were the valves adjusted, how old is the coolant and brake fluid. Carbs been synched and cleaned lately? This will give you a good idea if it has been taken care of.


Second - look at the condition of replaceable wear items. Tires ($250 +/- a pair plus installation) brake pads front and rear ($100 +/- plus installation) chain and sprockets ($200 +/- plus installation). How old is the battery - another $100 item.


Third - inspect it closely and look for signs of crash damage. Is everything straight? Fasteners appear stock? Rear fender directly above the wheel? Front end straight when bars are straight?


Fourth - look for mods that would sweeten the deal. Manual CCT's, voltage Regulator replaced, aftermarket forks or shock, aftermarket seat, stainless brake lines. These items don't necessarily make the bike "worth" more - but do make it work better.


Fifth - search the interwebs for others within a couple hundred miles and see what else is out there.
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