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Daervey
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High mileage raptors

Post by Daervey » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:55 am

I have owned my raptor for 8 years now. In that time I have covered more than 80,000 miles. Are there any more high mileage raptors out there?

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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by snapdragon » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:42 pm

That's a good number you have there, what year's the bike, and what's the total?
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Edit, mine's high miles too
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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by nickst4 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:45 am

Welcome indeed, from a relatively-new Raptor owner!

It'd be interesting to hear of your history with the bike, including what mods you might have made to really gel with it. One sees so many ads for what look like nice newish bikes of various brands that have only done a few hundred miles, but I guess they represent the triumph of hope over reality because bikes often don't deliver what the rider really needs or can live with. 80K on the same machine really gets my respect, especially on a machine like the awesome Raptor! :thumbsup:

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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by snapdragon » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:23 am

Daervey wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:55 am
I have owned my raptor for 8 years now. In that time I have covered more than 80,000 miles. Are there any more high mileage raptors out there?
Latest number on mine last time I looked was 109109, I've had her about fifteen years.
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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by andybaggies » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:56 pm

I'm a mere beginner @ 35k - still being used at 1k per month so it'll only be 3 years or so before I catch up !

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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by Raptoress » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:17 am

Hi, I live in sunny Queensland, Australia.

I bought my Rappie with 32,000kms on it, Ive had it 4yrs, and it now has over 130,000kms.

it has had a few temperamental moments, but has never let me down and still goes like a new bike :D

Hubby has checked the shims regularly, but none have been changed as yet. (he's a bike mechanic)
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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by nickst4 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:40 am

More respect! And yet another enthusiastic distaff owner! Do we have a breakdown of gender for this group, or is that not a PC thing to record or, indeed, ask about? Still fascinates me, but I'm just an old and increasingly-crusty geezer who associates bikes with flat caps, roll-ups and dirty fingernails... :pilot:

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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by snapdragon » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:20 am

nickst4 wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:40 am
More respect! And yet another enthusiastic distaff owner! Do we have a breakdown of gender for this group, or is that not a PC thing to record or, indeed, ask about? Still fascinates me, but I'm just an old and increasingly-crusty geezer who associates bikes with flat caps, roll-ups and dirty fingernails... :pilot:

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I don't think it's required on the joining page and
I have never counted them Nick, but I reckon we may be nearly evens.
it amuses me when 'old geezers' are surprised at female riders I reckon it's mainly that they see bikes and riders and make assumptions about the sex of the rider.
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:17 am
Hi, I live in sunny Queensland, Australia.

I bought my Rappie with 32,000kms on it, Ive had it 4yrs, and it now has over 130,000kms.

it has had a few temperamental moments, but has never let me down and still goes like a new bike :D

Hubby has checked the shims regularly, but none have been changed as yet. (he's a bike mechanic)
Looks like your rappie has plenty of exercise Raptoress. Brilliant!
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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by nickst4 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:42 am

If we are about evens on gender here, then that is amazing! Not seen that before on any biking forum, or at least the non-male people keep very very quiet. Personally, the two things that make life worth living for me are motorbikes and ladies, in no particular order. I mean; blokes are OK but...

I'll shut up now, shall I? :roll:

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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by snapdragon » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:27 am

Yeah quit while you're winning Nick.

Back in the mists of the beginnings of bike forums it was always circumspect to avoid identifying as female to avoid the twin pains of being hit on and not being taken seriously when talking engines.

Here in the Raptor Chapter we're an equal opportunities forum, basically we don't care who you are, what you are, what you do for work, if you work, or if you play too little or too hard, just as long as you bring your sense of humour, knowledge and love of bikes, and particularly raptors and v twins to the forum that'll do :ride: :revrev: :D :thumbsup: :dance:
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Re: High mileage raptors

Post by Raptoress » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:03 pm

She sure does get exercised Snapdragon !
We live in a beautiful part of the world, even tho it can get cold in some areas during winter, it's still easy enough to tough it out.

Hubby still has his first bike we bought together, it has had several sets of gauges so original mileage is unknown, but going by the fact that I have ridden 3 bikes to over 100,000kms, we reckon his bike has done well over 300,000kms with only one rebuild. We bought it in 1996.

It is an old Kawasaki Z1100, 1982.

Now that I have my "forever" bike, I hope it can match that, so far so good 😁
There is no better high, than a good days riding !



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