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Offline EddiE J.

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100,000 Mile C-14's
« on: February 21, 2020, 12:30:30 pm »
How many owners have reached the 100,000 mile mark

   
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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2020, 02:49:12 pm »
Well, mine would have hit that mark if I hadn't went to the dark side..without any major repairs.  Hitting that mileage mark would be relatively easy on that bike.  The engine is bulletproof as is all the other moving parts.
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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2020, 03:03:52 pm »
I can only attest to know of 2, for certain, but they are now well over that mark.. and both of them had no major issues ever... just ride, oil, tires, fuel, adjust, ... and repeat..

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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2020, 04:27:32 pm »
I will have about 45K on what will be a 9 year old 2011 in a few months.  So, I will get back with you in 11 years.... :)
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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2020, 12:18:00 pm »
I think "Just Cliff" has about 215,000 on his.
At about 190,000 he did a track day on it..
As far as I know, only normal maintenance and "lots" of tires...

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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2020, 01:13:00 pm »
After 10 years of riding all over this country, I can state that my '09 C-14 is the most reliable VEHICLE I have ever owned. 98,787 trouble-free miles so far with only tires, fluids, brake pads, 5k oil changes with Mobil 1, 1 main battery and many FOB batteries, 1 headlite and a million smiles. I fully expect it will go 300k and outlast my biking years, as it has always run the same way since day 1. I will change the original spark plugs at 100,000 miles next month, even though it still gets 45-53 MPG all the time.

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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2020, 10:24:23 pm »
I'm sitting at just under 160,000km on my '08 and will hit the big number in the next month or so.

Zero issues.  Regular oil changes, a few air filters, plenty of tyres and quite a few sets of front pads (less rear), a couple of plug changes and one battery and that's it.  Rear shock does need some attention...

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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 08:33:15 am »
110,000 kilometers  ;D

1 leak on the shaft seal
1 leak on the fork seal
1 leak on the front brake pump

I am happy  :)

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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2020, 09:38:36 pm »
After 10 years of riding all over this country, I can state that my '09 C-14 is the most reliable VEHICLE I have ever owned. 98,787 trouble-free miles so far with only tires, fluids, brake pads, 5k oil changes with Mobil 1, 1 main battery and many FOB batteries, 1 headlite and a million smiles. I fully expect it will go 300k and outlast my biking years, as it has always run the same way since day 1. I will change the original spark plugs at 100,000 miles next month, even though it still gets 45-53 MPG all the time.

The bike only saw a dealer 2 times for warranty work- once for the rear brake recall, and once for new potted batteries for the TPS. So far no dollars have passed from my tight fists for any problems or failures. ;)

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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2020, 11:38:07 pm »
How many owners have reached the 100,000 mile mark ?  Who can claim the highest odometer reading and what major service / parts did it require to reach that 100,000 or above mark ?  Inquiring Minds Want To Know . 

C-10 here, know the C-14 is more advanced/reliable.

All repaired by me, except for first fork seal repair prior to my FIRST BBG.

Several fork seals.
Blew a lower radiator hose @ ~100k miles, drove from ID back to CO with no coolant (or ~600 miles).
Rear shock replaced with a Progressive unit "just because" around 80k.
Carb rack puked fuel in Iowa, repaired in the Quickie-mart parking lot with hunk of baling wire and a gum wrapper.
Clutch is 'toast' at ~100k miles (basket internals replaced), it's till toast for rocket launches.

After I hit 100k, very few repairs needed.

Currently +180k miles on the odo since I bought her new, but haven't ridden 'Sam' in +3 years (cagers are totally brain dead now).

In short, if you can't get 100k out of a C-14, you're not riding enough.

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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2020, 11:40:35 am »
110,000 kilometers  ;D

1 leak on the shaft seal
1 leak on the fork seal
1 leak on the front brake pump

I am happy  :)

That's only about 68,350 miles though, which isn't much. We would consider that low mileage in the States.

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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2020, 12:58:54 pm »
I didnt notice valve adjustments made in these posts.
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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2020, 03:24:03 pm »
I didnt notice valve adjustments made in these posts.
Wayne

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that's because half never did or will do the deed, and the other half did it, and finds it "just normal maintenance", like adding air to tires..

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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2020, 03:53:22 pm »
I didnt notice valve adjustments made in these posts.

I was going to post that, but decided since I waited so long to do mine, and it was SO bad, that perhaps I should just remain quiet...
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Re: 100,000 Mile C-14's
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2020, 06:54:30 pm »
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