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At what point do you consider a bike to have too high mileage on the clock?

We've all done some tyre-kicking in our time - a wander around the local dealers just to see what's there. Sometimes, though something will invariably catch you eye, and you'll have to take a closer look. But - is there a number on the clocks that'll make you back off right away? What's too many miles on the clock?  

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studad

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studad says:

When i was despatch riding in the late 80's and 90's i used to love peoples obsession with mleages ! .......i used to buy 40,000 plus mileage bikes for peanuts and put another 100,000 miles on them ...at least !. I just made sure i changed the oil regularly and i made sure the bikes were japanese !

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sovrec

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sovrec says:

How MILEAGE readings do you actually think are true

After looking for a newish second hand bike last year I did a big tour of the dealers and private ads - the number of bikes with 'low' mileages that didn't correspond to their condition was striking - there are some low mileage bikes out there that haven't been looked after, but it made me wonder how many, with their electronic instruments, had been a bit too near someone with the right 're-set' equipment ; with such low mileages on newer bikes there's no service histories (not enough miles) or MOTs (not old enough) to prove anything... Just be wary....

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