1990 ST1100 parts
evilamnesiac, you ask how many swingarms/collector boxes it has eaten this year?
I paid £4200 in 1990 for this ST1100 with 500 miles on the clock and it is still worth around £2000, so that works out to be an annual depreciation of 2000/19 = £115 per annum.
Not a lot.
Sadly after 17 years, in 2007, the steel collector box did finally rot away so I blew the budget on a complete stainless Predator exhaust system, which must have cost about £700 or so but I kinda felt the old girl deserved it.
I have also had to replace the front fork legs, simply because I'd owned the bike so long and had never got around to changing the fork oil, which had eventually turned into some sort of grinding paste.
About ten years ago, in fading light, on an unfamiliar road, I stupidly overtook a car and hit a low level central island, the ST1100 ploughed straight on and I managed to steer it back onto the road but both wheels turned out to have massive 'dings' in them and were replaced with some secondhand units.
Also, after about 15 years of ownership, the seat cover was trying to turn itself back into the oil from which it had originated, so I had the cover replaced.
The cam-belt was also changed a couple of years ago.
That's it, apart from the normal consumables.
It always makes me smile if some motorcyclists complain that biking is expensive because it is not providing you make the correct choice at the outset.