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Re:Just passed 50K on the odometer!
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Just passed 50K on the odometer! 6 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Now on my eleventh motorcycle (seventh used), I finally have surpassed 50,000 miles on a bike. When I bought it in July 2013, my 2007 Road Star Midnight was a replacement for a Midnight Silverado of the same vintage, that I had totaled after only owning it for 48 days ( I suspect that the wreck was partially due to not yet being used to the Road Star, since the immediate previous bike was a new 2009 950T). When I bought the bike, it had @ 6.5K on the odometer, part of a Silverado windshield (no lower fill-in piece), OEM luggage rack and Cobra Dragsters. Now, with the advice and help from members of this forum/clinic, I just surpassed the magic? 50K mark. The bike now sports a E.D. standard touring seat w/ driver's backrest, fender luggage rack in addition to the OEM model, Reckless fairing (w/o stereo), OEM BigBar w/ Kuryakyn pegs, OEM Tribar running lights, Wolo Bad Boy horn, OEM hardbags w/ guards and accent bars, racetech springs w/ golden emulators etc. I've made the pilgrimage from OKC to Kingman, AZ and Topoch, AZ. the past two years (solo), and have had little problem with this tank of a motorcycle. If I can manage it and the parts are available, I'm looking forward to passing 100k on this bike! From what I've read, these bikes are easily capable of achieving that milestone. Thanks guys!
 
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Re:Just passed 50K on the odometer! 6 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
You're catching up to me. Just turned 73K on my Road Star, but I'm sharing time with my SV too. The SV has 84k.
 
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Re:Just passed 50K on the odometer! 6 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Satisfying to put miles on a bike you trust, isn't it?
I ran my last bike up to 168,000 before selling it for $50 more than I paid for it 16 years earlier.
That was a CHP Police bike from the state auction so I KNOW the first 40k weren't gentle miles.
Knowing I started on my 2006 Roadstar with 2k on the clock I'm confident this bike could last me the rest of my life.
 
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Re:Just passed 50K on the odometer! 6 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
I just passed 66k on my '02. Runs like a champ.
 
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Re:Just passed 50K on the odometer! 6 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Congratulations. Hopefully the next 50 will be trouble free.
 
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Re:Just passed 50K on the odometer! 6 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
I just passed 100k. Only 3000 of them are mine tho.
 
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Re:Just passed 50K on the odometer! 6 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
MY '06 is at 58,000 now and runs perfectly. I wouldn't be afraid to take it anywhere.
 
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