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Offline Nick_2112

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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 12:20:24 PM »
I say, go for it, without hesitation.

Offline Derchef1962

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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2019, 03:45:26 PM »
mileage not a problem you will find a lot of tiger riders exceeding that mileage very much (my roadie has now about 70,000 kms on the clock, works like the proverbial Swiss watch)

You should ask the owner whether some initial design flaws happended to him: The gear shaft has known problem, as far as I remember the 2012 and earlier models had trouble with the spring pulling the shaft up after a down-shift as the spring broke, later models had stronger springs which sheared the pin of the shaft where spring is attached.

My Tiger only let me down once because of the pin sheared off, was repaired under warranty, so no trouble. But it took them almost a week to do it, and would have been fairly expensive as they had to pull the engine apart not only to replace the broken bit but also to find the sheared off pin in the gearbox.
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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 11:51:11 PM »
My wife and I are riding our 800XC two up around the world. We're currently in Chile and have just under 61,000 miles on the bike. A lot of that has been on some rough dirt roads at altitudes up to 5,000 metres. The bike has been great. Of course some stuff has broken but its mainly been routine maintenance.

I keep a detailed  log of maintenance and repair here -> http://www.tiger800rtw.com/tigger-maintenance-repair/

I'd say at 24,000 miles the bike you're considering is still young. Go for it :-)

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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2019, 01:44:23 PM »
My 5 year old tiger has 39k miles on the clock and is sweet as a nut.

I agree that high mileage is fine as long as bike has been serviced at the required intervals but beware of the dealer trade in values when the time comes.

Recently when considering a change for a newer model when I mentioned the mileage the salesperson just frowned and said "how many! you have certainly used that"

Another dealer when I enqired about a newer model more a less said when I clock over 40k they would not be prepared to part exchange.
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Offline DarrylT

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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 04:32:56 PM »
Ive just bought 2015 xrx with 21k miles and it almost feels like the test ride I done on a new tiger.

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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2019, 05:15:15 PM »
The people with a problem with mileage are dealers. Took my 6 year old ST1050 to dealer at Chesterfield to chop in for Tiger. Sales oik offered 2,800! Said done too many miles. It had done 24k miles in 6 years, 4k/yr! Too many for him. I went elsewhere & got offered 4k from two others.

Took ST955 to chop in on that same ST1050, 8 years old 50k miles, sales oik laughed & said "What am I going to do with it with 50k miles on it." Avg 6,250/yr. Same dealer had an older one on forecourt that looked like he'd fished it out the river at 3995, "Ah but it's low mileage" he said. Another dealer offered me 800. Two years later with 60k miles it won best Hinckley at a Triumph rally.

Blame the sunny Sunday riders who trade them in with 2k/yr on clock. That's what the dealers want from us all. Lucky to get a trade in above 20k miles, and 30k, forget it unless you'll accept buttons or a poor deal on bike you buy.
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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 01:24:36 AM »
Just had my wifes 2014 800  first valve check at 22000 miles. Still in spec and runs like new.
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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2019, 04:15:15 AM »
143,000 miles new in January 2014
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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2019, 08:43:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by FazerPhil [+]
143,000 miles new in January 2014

 :047: :020: Brilliant, that's more miles than most bikers do in a lifetime. I'd love to see the faces if you took it to dealers for a trade in.  :492:

You're not a courier? You do more miles than I did total car & bike as a contractor working all over the UK, Scotland to Kent to South Wales. Ha love it.
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Re: 24,000 miles too much? (Miles, not kilometers)
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2019, 12:49:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
:047: :020: Brilliant, that's more miles than most bikers do in a lifetime. I'd love to see the faces if you took it to dealers for a trade in.  :492:

You're not a courier? You do more miles than I did total car & bike as a contractor working all over the UK, Scotland to Kent to South Wales. Ha love it.

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