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Post  paul on Thu 12 Nov 2015, 8:23 pm

Sorry to get some of you excited , its about kilometres. Laughing 

Ok so 2WA stated in another post he did around 23,000 km a year between his 2 bikes .I now do around 15 to 16,000 km in a year , .................how many do you do ?

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Post  Chook on Thu 12 Nov 2015, 8:31 pm

I purchased my Bandit in Jan 2012, I've done 28,000 km, by Jan 2016 it'll be on about 30,000

the 1st year was high with a trip to North Qld, 2014 was less than 5000 with a heap of rennos happening and no time to ride, no need to commute
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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 12 Nov 2015, 8:37 pm

75,000+ kms in 5.5 years on the Bandit = ~ 13,700 kms per year.  I don't run up many on the others.
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Post  reddog on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 12:51 am

I don't wish to tell anyone as it is far too low. I don't ride a lot these days unfortunately Sad
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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 1:33 am

over the last 11yrs, an average of 20 000.

work and weather play big factors.
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Post  Rodroket on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 6:43 am

Around 20k a year, commute rain, hail or shine with something on the weekends when I can.

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Post  madmax on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 7:02 am

38,000 in 4 years Embarassed I think I need to get out more Neutral

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Post  Chook on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 7:08 am

@madmax wrote:38,000 in 4 years Embarassed I think I need to get out more Neutral
That'd be a few more than me and I did 6500 in 16 days when it was nearly new  Embarassed
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Post  Hammy on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 9:01 am

Not nearly enough.  Crying or Very sad

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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 11:54 am

about 24k kms per year. My commute is roughly 70kms each way, there are couple more interesting deviations I take which add about 10-15kms to that.
I like day and weekend trips as well with as much social riding as I can manage.
My wife has just got herself an S40 and is loving it, so I anticipate the annual count to increase Cool

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Post  palexxxx on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 12:24 pm

@Ulsterkiwi wrote:
My wife has just got herself an S40 and is loving it, Cool


A Volvo??   affraid

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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 12:27 pm

lol no, the slight smaller, less boxy and two wheeled version Mr Suzuki offers......

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Post  madmax on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 5:05 pm

Suzuki Boulevard S40


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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 5:09 pm

@madmax wrote:Suzuki Boulevard S40

that is scary you even got the right colour!

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Post  Ironman on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 5:31 pm

About 13,000km per year - commute rain or shine. Weekend rides as many as I can fit in being a shift worker.
Planning to do a 2up road trip to Tassie from SEQ next year - work and $ permitting so that will add a bit of distance.
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Post  reddog on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 8:02 pm

@madmax wrote:38,000 in 4 years Embarassed I think I need to get out more Neutral

Okay I confess. I'm on the same kms. Mine is the first run of bandit 1250s and I've owned it since October 31 2007 Sad

I do admit that we bought it thinking of doing an around Australia ride. Then my wife got pregnant and that was it. My 6 year old son Joshua is excellent though, wouldn't trade him for all the rides in the world. So it did about 20k pretty quickly and the last 18 had been weekend blasts and riding to work
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Post  Chook on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 9:15 pm

@reddog wrote:
@madmax wrote:38,000 in 4 years Embarassed I think I need to get out more Neutral

Okay I confess. I'm on the same kms. Mine is the first run of bandit 1250s and I've owned it since October 31 2007 Sad

I do admit that we bought it thinking of doing an around Australia ride. Then my wife got pregnant and that was it. My 6 year old son Joshua is excellent though, wouldn't trade him for all the rides in the world. So it did about 20k pretty quickly and the last 18 had been weekend blasts and riding to work
That's what happened to my VX800, over 40000 in 3 years then 100000 in 21 years
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Post  reddog on Sat 14 Nov 2015, 3:01 pm

My original road bike gpx250 did well over 20000kms 2up in a year with my wife on the back for 95% of it. I just don't get much time these days and a lot of my old riding buddies have called it a day. Life changes, I still love riding though unless it's 35 degrees like it is today Smile
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Post  jstava on Sun 15 Nov 2015, 3:46 pm

It was easy when I was a commuter 15K give or take one or 2 K 

Now, upwards of 10K But it can be 3K in a single trip So might be 16 or more.  I really don't take much notice.  I do ride a couple of times a week at least, often just a "blat around the block - 50K or so, but the kays go up when I use the trip to go out of town 200 - 400 at a time (out and back in a day with some time off at the destination)  I do enjoy the medium distance trips for whatever reason, But it's the "go away for a long weekend" that really racks up the kays.  

I am certainly backing off.  Once there was a time when I was away, visiting most weekends  and they'd all involve 600k, or just ride around for a day looking at stuff and find I'd done over 1000K.  Arthritis in the hip is starting to seriously hurt me now and while it makes me a little shy of the bike, it really isn't much different if I take a car.  In all honesty, I've probably got more scope for a comfortable position on the Bandit. (no position is good for a long time)  Highway pegs on the Rentech bars have made all the difference.

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Post  Cardboard Tube Samurai on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 7:39 am

On my last bike I did 26000 in 12 months. I'm probably looking at ~23000-25000 a year on the Bandit now (I found a job slightly closer to home... only 54km each way)
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