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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    It's got a little work in it (mine). More being mods than repairs. Has the original shims since 18,000 miles when I bought it. Compression ratios are still in the 175 to 180 range with less than 5% leak down on all 4 if memory serves me right. Busa front end nitron r2 rear shock shimmer 2 mm with 4mm set into the shock to match the ohlins I run when we're double up and wing racked. Power commander 3 USB until the 5 comes out for us. (Hoping early next year). Custom mapped real time driving tune. 2 brothers carbon slip ons with a modified inlet flange. K&N filter. Have ran synthetic in it since the day I bought it.
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    Sounds like a good bit of mods.

    Well, I've already ran into one potential scammer on Cycletrader. The ad says it's in one place and the guy responds to my inquiry and says it's in a different state and that he's out of the country.

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    I have to agree with the above though. Spend the little extra for a lower miles one then you can enjoy racking up the miles like me
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    Now you said that you liked the black 98's right? Well this one is 55 miles from me and I could go take a look at it if you were serious about it. It's in Wisconsin but could be shipped.

    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/...ird-5007140918

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by XXGUY View Post
    Now you said that you liked the black 98's right? Well this one is 55 miles from me and I could go take a look at it if you were serious about it. It's in Wisconsin but could be shipped.

    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/...ird-5007140918

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    I appreciate the offer. Itís on my long list however, that price seems sky high compared to another Ď98 I found through face book about an hour and a half away. About the same miles and $1200 less.
    This particular one....who does this to levers???



    On another note. Arenít the Ď98 models the last of the carburetors and Ď99+ were all fuel injected? Iím starting to lean toward Fi only after talking to a couple riders in my area and their recommendations related to taking bikes over the pass. Going from 300í to 3,000í and back down allegedly is something to consider. I havenít ridden since I moved here from flat land.

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by nomadicdread View Post
    I appreciate the offer. Itís on my long list however, that price seems sky high compared to another Ď98 I found through face book about an hour and a half away. About the same miles and $1200 less.
    This particular one....who does this to levers???



    On another note. Arenít the Ď98 models the last of the carburetors and Ď99+ were all fuel injected? Iím starting to lean toward Fi only after talking to a couple riders in my area and their recommendations related to taking bikes over the pass. Going from 300í to 3,000í and back down allegedly is something to consider. I havenít ridden since I moved here from flat land.
    Some say the carbed bikes were a tad quicker on getting going. Me, I love fuel injection. Less problems with storage because the gas is not open to evaporate as it is in a carb. Also when changing elevations the FI leans itself as needed and you just keep on going. I learned in the early 90's that fuel injection was wonderful when going anywhere near the mountains. I have heard that some of the early 99's were still carbed. But that was the first year for fuel injection. Don't let color slow you down from buying a color you don't like because there is a thread on here where you can get all new plastics and enough paint to repaint your tank and it is quality fitting plastics for $410 shipped. If I remember correctly it was Ultra_suppliers.com or something like that and I think it was DaveJB who posted the thread. MapleXX bought some and said they were great. You just have to put the heat shield on the inner fairings. Beestoy would most likely know too. If you have great looking Glory Red panels that need a new home in the future... Well, I'll adopt them!

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    Beestoys is right! But if all is groovy, ask seller about and address every bearing(s) (especially steering, swing arm and wheel bearing(s)...
    If well maintained...you should be fine!

    My dog always peeís on my wheels before a trip...why is that?

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    And I think I can speak for most here if you see one and want one of us to take a first hand look then give a holler.
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    ...... 183,000mls (.... that's nearly 300,000kms)....... what about the brakes? The hoses may be flexing and the rotors may need replacing, and the rest ..... all the usual used bike inspection stuff........ but, you cannot update the weight and the lack of ABS, no matter the stirling reputation of the BB...... it is now 20+yo - ok if you are into complete rebuilds/modifying and are looking for a project - like Beestoys with new forks etc to bring the old girl into the 20th century.

    What about a ZZR1400 Ninja with Ohlins suspension and ABS....... they sell pretty cheap here in Aus (low km 2019 models)...... may be the same over your side of the rock......... at least that's world's best suspension, ABS brakes annnnnd 200hp in a younger chassis .......... still not in the IMU software age, but one hell of a BB substitute.

    PS Those bent levers in the pic above are from being dropped...... oem Honda levers bend like that, whereas cheaper aftermarket levers break. Also, the carby model's had quite a bit more Hp than the PGMFI models, but like all carbs, they need regular cleaning and adjusting to keep in tune whereas the FI stays in tune way longer....... so long as sensors etc keep working properly .
    Last edited by Aussie Dave; 12-25-2019 at 4:01 AM.

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    I have a 1997 (bought new) in NJ. It has 56K miles. Forced to stop riding due to heart attack. Ti-Force full titanium exhaust system and much more.

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    Just finished a Christmas phone call with my dad who is also a previous XX owner. Heís has been and still is reminding me how much I liked to ride and how much cases are going to cost me, AND that there are 2010-2012 ST1300s with three hard cases being advertised for about the same price as XXs without cases.

    I suppose itís at least something to consider.

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    I have a 1998 Blackbird with approx. 13.5 K a few scratches on fairing and one small dent on tank. Can send pics and additional info $3500 in Florida. Let me know. Bike is beautiful and all stock.

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    I wouldn't pay $500 for one with that many miles. Maybe if there weren't any left with low miles, but there are.
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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by nomadicdread View Post
    Just finished a Christmas phone call with my dad who is also a previous XX owner. Heís has been and still is reminding me how much I liked to ride and how much cases are going to cost me, AND that there are 2010-2012 ST1300s with three hard cases being advertised for about the same price as XXs without cases.

    I suppose itís at least something to consider.
    I have an ST1300 ABS model and a 2015 Goldwing. Just gave the ST 1300 to the 21 year old son. I put GIVI bags and a top case on my CBR BB. Now when touring I do see the countryside more on the ST as I am up a little more. Otherwise I will take the BB.

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    Re: Itís got 183,000 miles. What could go wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by nomadicdread View Post
    Just finished a Christmas phone call with my dad who is also a previous XX owner. Heís has been and still is reminding me how much I liked to ride and how much cases are going to cost me, AND that there are 2010-2012 ST1300s with three hard cases being advertised for about the same price as XXs without cases.

    I suppose itís at least something to consider.
    A word of caution about ST1300's........ not one of Honda's best models unfortunately....... particularly the earlier 'non electric screen' models - reason is an ECU issue. They are worthless here in Aus as Honda never fixed the problem that afflicted them (they wouldn't run properly and often only revved to 4000rpms when affected) and of course they weigh over 300kg's before you sit on one!

    My cousin was a senior m/c mechanic working for a big Honda dealership servicing police ST1300's when he noticed part of the wiring loom flexing with revs as the alternator's magnetic field created enough force to move the nearby wiring harness within the V of the engine....... he suspected it was the cause of ECU problems, but Honda didn't do anything to retro fix ST1300's. Later versions (with elect screen) seemed to be ok - but I wouldn't know if there have been any further issues.......However, they are still big fat whales and we don't see many as police bikes these days (mostly Yamaha FJR1300's or R1200RT's).

    Keep looking for a well maintained BB without Chinese fairing panels or bent levers and dubious maintenance history..... or be prepared to strip and rebuild one to modern specs as a project bike .

    PS That one with 183k miles - are they gonna pay you to take it away? At that mileage, with non standard fairing cone and probably not running for years, they are dreaming if they expect $2k....... hell, my 05BB has only 130k kms (about 70k miles) and it's basically 'too old' for resale as I'd probably only get the same money for it as the 183k mile'r...... yet mine runs perfectly as I have owned it from new and have fanatically maintained it1100xx local fore shore 6am 10.2.18.jpg......... cruel world eh


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