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  • Offline hairymonster   gb

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    Engine life for the CT
    on: May 30, 2022, 06.17 pm
    May 30, 2022, 06.17 pm
    Hello peeps,

    As I'm now actively looking for a CT (not DCT version) I have seen a few with higher miles on them, 60k plus. Are there any nasties that can present themselves at higher mileages? Anything to really look out for?

    Assuming the bike has a FSH and has had the valve checks done at 16k intervals, are these pretty much solid lumps?

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    Re: Engine life for the CT
    Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 07.20 pm
    May 30, 2022, 07.20 pm
    They are generally reliable engines, theres a handful on the forum with over 200,000km going strong. Valves more often than not to tend to be in spec, or stay in spec after an initial adjustment. They also use little to no oil. More likely are tired suspension, sticky brakes through lack of cleaning, abs units can cause trouble if the fluid isn't changed regularly. Also check for damage from low or no speed drops, a high c of g and a lot of weight can catch you out.
    Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 07.24 pm by Beer Belly