Indian durability...

Discussion in 'Indian Motorcycle General Discussion' started by Klyde1, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Rodd

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    Impressive
    @Alpal Looks like you'll be safe for a quite a few more runs around the block
     
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    There's something to aim for,.....
     
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    Hell yes!!,.....Just 337,000 miles to go!,.....
     
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    I just took this odometer pic this evening,,,,,kinda looks like 45,000 at first glance,,,,, but it’s not ! 59518485-0A45-49EE-B089-3A73D47243DE.jpeg
     
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    And the hits just keep on coming!,…..as Cassy used to say:cool:,…..
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    Awesome that you got the nice round number on camera!!
     
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    Here’s a rare odometer pic with the numbers in a row ! 90624212-9891-4F38-B047-00FA96400775.jpeg
     
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    Just a quick note to let everyone know that the front forks will need to be replaced as everything inside is just plain worn out. The inner fork tubes were replaced about 100 K ago but the threading is worn, springs are original, and the seals don’t last too long. Steering head bearings will also be replaced at the same time. This is normal maintenance for this mileage, I’ve had to replace these items much sooner on different bikes that I previously owned. However, it is much more expensive to do because of inflation, the bill for labor and parts is approximately 4 thousand dollars. Yes, I’ll repair it but I did hesitate for about a day to allow a rational decision. My bike has been good to me, always getting me home, and besides most people spend that on accessories. ( plus a new bike is 34,000 dollars) Will another large repair be in the near future ? I guess for now I’ll roll the dice and see what happens. High mileage always gets expensive, but this bike owes me nothing. To someone else it’s worthless, to me it’s priceless !
     
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    I understand that thinking. My commuter car has over 400,000 miles on it. When it's time to replace tires I say to myself is the car going to last? I thought this at 200,000 and again at 300,000 miles. It hasn't proven me wrong yet.
    We're just trying to get our money's worth right Larry...lol
     
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    Amen to that, everything has much higher replacement cost now as well as repairs that require some additional thought.
     
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    Replacement cost is crazy high.... repairing is cost effective in most cases.
     
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    It's the consumer culture of throwing it away and buying a brand new one, instead of repairing the old one... I strongly feel that mindset is one of the causes of our biggest problems nowadays.
     
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    I wholeheartedly agree with you, most people get into financial trouble for purchasing what they want rather than just what they need. It’s okay to treat yourself but it should be done when you’ve earned it ! I guess it’s just in some people to buy and worry about it later. Larry
     
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    So, I'm itching for that Challenger Elite.....
     
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    It's only debt,........2,4,6,8,....bog in, don't wait!
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    IMHO if a vehicle is properly maintained and not abused it will last a long time, including motorcycles. I’ve put nearly 100k miles on 2 previous bikes and never had any issues with either. My current ride is closing in on 90k. Other than a factory defect that was fixed under warranty and normal wear and tear maintenance it’s been 100% reliable. I gave my 96 Tacoma with 365k mikes on it to my son 6 years ago. He still uses it. I’m sure it’s way past 400k. I’m a firm believer that if you take care of things they will take care of you. Of course there’s always lemons
     
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    I concur,......and my 130,000mile Suzuki Intruder Stands as witness,.......
    Alpal
     
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    I agree, my Honda Shadow also was proof of that. Even though I had to sell it, it was because of contamination laws that wouldn't let me use it in the city anymore.
     
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    @Lake City Larry .....the dealer got you at or near rolling again?
    That bike misses you as much as you miss the bike.
     
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