It's not the speed that kills, it's the sudden stop.
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Long Island
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I'm at just under 37k on my 03 zx9r. Runs like a champ, and never had anything go wrong with it. I just put over 700 miles on it this past weekend!
My zx6e was at just under 19k when it was totalled, ran like a champ, nothing went wrong with it. I never even had the falling out of second gear issue which was supposedly notorious on that model like it is on a lot of r6's and zx6r's.
My bike runs just as good as the day I got it...had chain and sprockets done, two sets of breaks, valve adjustment, cam tensioner just for safe measure, no signs that it needed to be done. A bunch of oil changes and tire swaps and everything runs like new!
It does seem to run hotter this year than last, I'm not sure why... the fan comes on at like 224 degrees when it used to come on at 217.
Its true, there are plenty of people who seem like they get their bikes for no other reason than to brag about and sit on, you can find plenty of great bikes with low mileage, but I wouldn't shy away from a well maintained bike with higher mileage. In fact, in some cases you could be better off with a well maintained higher mileage bike than a bike with low miles. A bike thats been sitting around a long time could get flat spots on the tires, weak battery, carb build up etc.