Look at service records and interval brake pads were replaced, also indicates longer distances. Similar to tyres worn in middle, often the owner commutes or travels long distance only. I got 60k out of a set of brake pads, simply because I was commuting long distances on highway and seldom had to brake. Should get the engine to last longer if used on longer travel distances.How old is your bike and how many miles/kilometers is better question...
It doesn't mean anything important but very interesting for me.
Also I usually look carefully pictures from new members...I focus in their rear tires...If I see rear tire very "clean" in borders ... It helps me to know who I'm talking with.
Pure from October 2017. 45.000km. All perfect. No problems nor failures.
Hey Mate i m in gold coast and put 10.000kms on it since i bought it in may i ride daily. Lockdowns been very harsh in vic hopefully over soon. I believe the boxer can do a lot of mileage hopefully without breaking the bank too much ahaha i haven’t heard any complains so far and the bike been around for 8years and the boxer nearly 100 years.Hey mate, where abouts in Aus are you? I only have 19,000 odd on mine with no issues but only purchased in late July last year as we entered a subsequent 260 days of hard lockdowns in Melb 🥴. I hope this bike lasts 200,000+ without major issues as I plan to keep it for the longer term - at least until IC vehicles aren't allowed on the road . Interested to hear of high usage examples.
Know of 1150 doing 200 000 plus kilometers, just service it. Less than 100 000km and I think you are still running the engine in. Owned an 1150 till 60 000km and no problems.Bought my 2002 1150 GSADV 3 years before Charley and Ewan did the very inspiring “Long Way Round”. They did 19,000 very cool mls in 4 months, me 70,000 mls in 20 years. The engine is pretty much the same as our NineTs, with slighter less 85bhp.
I had one(!) technical mishap when a rear wheel bearing gave up on the highway, in hindsight a result of spending too much time on the center stand without moving the wheels at all. I know, she shouldn’t spend 10 months of the year garaged up, but when I’m in Europe with my folks, we do get crackin’. 800 mls in one session? Done. On top off-road Mount Olympus in Greece, with only wild horses around? Done. Stuck in clay in Andalucia, conquered huge landslides in France, sure thing. Solo through Portugal, Romania, Norway? All done, and many more.
Would I ever hesitate to go for the next big one, on this 20 yo bike? Hell, no. This engine, and everything around it, is simply amazing.