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Title: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on November 29, 2013, 08:53:31 PM
100.000 km and counting
except headbearings troubles under warranty no probs
i ride a NOT DCT versio , a grey one ;)
and my topcase is NOT waterproof ( off toppic )

greetings
Luke  ( LP )
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: scotsy on November 29, 2013, 10:08:51 PM
Well done....is it all pleasure riding or are you a pro like allroadtoad?
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on November 29, 2013, 10:22:52 PM
*Originally Posted by scotsy [+]
Well done....is it all pleasure riding or are you a pro like allroadtoad?

60 km daily 4 work ....
and fun riding depending on the weather ( after work ) in WE trips to Eiffel and luxemburg,
and some bigger trips likee tsechie dolomits black forest etc

Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Saxon747 on November 29, 2013, 10:24:44 PM
 :047: Nice one Luke . Here's to the next 100k  :031: I bet Mr Honda would be pleased to see that post.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on November 29, 2013, 10:30:50 PM
*Originally Posted by Saxon747 [+]
:047: Nice one Luke . Here's to the next 100k  :031: I bet Mr Honda would be pleased to see that post.

i had plans to talk to mr Honda 4 my varadero 265.000 km and then came the crosstourer in the Honda gamma
so i don't think they want to strip my varadero to check the inside after that millage .
Maybe now with the X tourer they are maybe intrested ;)
we will see when we arrive at 200K ;)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Wez on November 30, 2013, 08:18:23 AM
One hundred thousand... wow! Impressed!  :169:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Barbancourt on November 30, 2013, 03:42:44 PM
One word: WOW!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: HEN99 on December 01, 2013, 05:46:59 PM
 :047: Wow that's pretty amazing Luke, but then why should we be surprised is what Honda does best, - By the way , how well do you know Luxembourg ? I will be taking the CT to visit my daughter next year
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: VaraGirona on December 02, 2013, 08:16:34 AM
WHOAAAA ... that's impressive LP !
It should be the first CT with 100.000km  :047:

And I thought I changed my Varadero with lots of km ... and I had only 108.000km !! And you did 265.000km !!

Mr. Honda will be happy about it ...  :305: :305:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on May 10, 2014, 12:17:58 PM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
100.000 km and counting
except headbearings troubles under warranty no probs
i ride a NOT DCT versio , a grey one ;)
and my topcase is NOT waterproof ( off toppic )

greetings
Luke  ( LP )


UPDATE ,
Topcase waterproof
Hyperpro springs placed
125.000 km  and counting ;)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Barbancourt on May 10, 2014, 12:42:26 PM
LP, maybe you should explain how you fixed the topcase. Many here are struggeling with water infiltration in their TC.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: hill100 on May 10, 2014, 02:46:40 PM
*Originally Posted by Barbancourt [+]
LP, maybe you should explain how you fixed the topcase. Many here are struggeling with water infiltration in their TC.
I have said on a previous post that I rubbed silicon grease into the zip from both sides. It has so far proved to be 100% waterproof.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: jeya on June 09, 2014, 02:24:06 AM
Hi LP,

Have you had any issues with the engine making knocking noises throughout ur 100k? I seem to have this weird knocking sound but goes away after warming up.

Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Geddy Boy on July 12, 2014, 11:20:49 AM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]

UPDATE ,
Topcase waterproof
Hyperpro springs placed
125.000 km  and counting ;)

respect to you

 i had a ST1100 that i had from nearly new and i did 92,000 Miles on it without even a bulb blowing and it used no oil , just a few wheel bearings and one set of head-stock bearings and it only needed 4 shims changing in 92k , did 48k on my Africa without a glitch , i also did 50k on a early triumph Daytona without a problem , until a Pissed up french driver rear ended me at some traffic lights and totaled it
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Stevensweert on July 12, 2014, 10:29:35 PM
I'm impressed Luke. And by the way my top box is waterprooof and so are the panniers. :028:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on July 13, 2014, 12:45:44 AM
*Originally Posted by Stevensweert [+]
I'm impressed Luke. And by the way my top box is waterprooof and so are the panniers. :028:

2014 models are waterproof i guess , mine is a2012 model those where standard NOT waterproof ;)


P.S.
140.000 km  and counting ;)

greetings
Luke
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on July 13, 2014, 12:48:46 AM
*Originally Posted by jeya [+]
Hi LP,

Have you had any issues with the engine making knocking noises throughout ur 100k? I seem to have this weird knocking sound but goes away after warming up.


no special remarks here , th knocking noise i here is on stationar RPM and maybe it is even a bit louder when engine is hot
i think the sound comes from the fact that our engine cut's out 2 rear cilinder on idle speed or when not asking for power
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on June 09, 2015, 10:29:43 PM
198.000 km and counting  :164:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: steve on June 09, 2015, 11:29:40 PM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
198.000 km and counting  :164:
excellent stuff  :305:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Barbancourt on June 10, 2015, 06:05:00 AM
2 more to go before you reach the magic number! Great!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on June 10, 2015, 06:14:43 AM
+200.000 km on a varadero = 000000 on the clock
also  on a Pan european
this one (X tourer) will show me 200.000 i gues
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: VaraGirona on June 10, 2015, 06:39:55 AM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
+200.000 km on a varadero = 000000 on the clock
also  on a Pan european
this one (X tourer) will show me 200.000 i gues

These are really BIG numbers ...  :047: :305:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Viking VFR1200 on June 10, 2015, 08:12:58 AM
Impressive :152:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Nickel on June 10, 2015, 08:49:40 AM
 :062:  Luke, way to go  :047:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: nisbeam on June 10, 2015, 01:22:24 PM
I did just over 158,000 miles on my ST1300 Pan before it was getting a bit tired - that about 254,000kms.  Still on original clutch though & only recently had to shim the valve clearances.  Hoping for similar from my new CT  :002:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: HEN99 on June 14, 2015, 04:52:34 PM
Hi Luke , have you had any issue with the shaft  drive??? I Notice one or two on this forum have had issues at 60-80k
Mike
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: MShooter on June 15, 2015, 05:22:04 AM
Big km's. Very impressive. Instills a bit of confidence to hang onto this bike for a few years.  :152:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on June 21, 2015, 06:03:49 AM
*Originally Posted by HEN99 [+]
Hi Luke , have you had any issue with the shaft  drive??? I Notice one or two on this forum have had issues at 60-80k
Mike

@140.000 a seal was replaced unde waranty the one at the rear end of the shaft, leaking a bit
0 euro's kost ( due to 3 year warranty in Belgium on VFR1200 models)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on September 15, 2015, 06:39:09 AM
220.000 plus ( km) and counting ;)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Hartley on September 15, 2015, 06:49:06 AM
 :047:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: andyrob on September 15, 2015, 09:25:09 AM
So 137,000miles +, LP....  :005:

 :020:

Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: SunAndSea on September 15, 2015, 10:33:44 AM
It all depends on what the majority of kms have been made on. If mostly motorway type roads then any engine/transmission can cover 100's of 1000s kms. If used mostly stop/start and short journeys then the likelyhood is not.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Hartley on September 15, 2015, 12:17:04 PM
Think 137000 miles whatever is pretty damn good.

Paul
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: HEN99 on September 15, 2015, 12:26:10 PM
Thats the thing about Hondas , they can do the miles - wonder how many KTMs do that ???? :305:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on September 15, 2015, 08:54:45 PM
*Originally Posted by SunAndSea [+]
It all depends on what the majority of kms have been made on. If mostly motorway type roads then any engine/transmission can cover 100's of 1000s kms. If used mostly stop/start and short journeys then the likelyhood is not.

motorway only if nescessary rain or things like that
i do motorway from and to my job, only 30km from home
so mostly NO motorways in weekends or on trips
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: SunAndSea on September 16, 2015, 04:29:04 AM
*Originally Posted by HEN99 [+]
Thats the thing about Hondas , they can do the miles - wonder how many KTMs do that ???? :305:
KTMs? Well, mine has only done 3000km but then I've only used it twice. Here we have 1 person who claims to have done a high mileage and also at least 2 who have had broken drive shafts. Using these statistics it looks like broken drive shafts are twice as common as getting to a high mileage. Funny how people get excited about 1 high mileage bike but want to discuss little about the broken drive trains that have been reported. Also, most riders will do less than 10,000kms a year and keep there bikes no longer than 3 years, so high mileage durability is really irrelevant to nearly all owners.

Back to the KTM (as you brought that one up). It's been fabulous so far. I made a 2500km tour 3 weeks ago on my 1290 SA. 1 week tour with 2 days of rain. Nothing went wrong and it gave me a good chance to check over the build quality after covering those kms. So far, the quality is top notch. The semi-active suspension works perfectly well in any of the modes selected. No adjustment to the chain needed so far. The wire wheels are also much, much easier to clean than on the CT as the spokes are fixed to the centre of the rim not the edges as on the Honda. My CT was a very good bike but the 1290 is a fantastic bike, producing more power, more torque (and at a lower rpm) and is lighter. It's probably where the next generation of CT will (or might) get to if Honda want to develop it any further.

So, for me, the KTM is a nuch better bike for my needs and requirements in a bike. in 1 or 2 years there might be another bike that will meet these requirements who knows but I've learned to be open minded and not become a slave to any manufacturer having owned Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and now a KTM. Maybe you should go and try one with an open mind.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on September 16, 2015, 06:40:03 AM
*Originally Posted by SunAndSea [+]
KTMs? Well, mine has only done 3000km but then I've only used it twice. Here we have 1 person who claims to have done a high mileage and also at least 2 who have had broken drive shafts. Using these statistics it looks like broken drive shafts are twice as common as getting to a high mileage. Funny how people get excited about 1 high mileage bike but want to discuss little about the broken drive trains that have been reported. Also, most riders will do less than 10,000kms a year and keep there bikes no longer than 3 years, so high mileage durability is really irrelevant to nearly all owners.

Back to the KTM (as you brought that one up). It's been fabulous so far. I made a 2500km tour 3 weeks ago on my 1290 SA. 1 week tour with 2 days of rain. Nothing went wrong and it gave me a good chance to check over the build quality after covering those kms. So far, the quality is top notch. The semi-active suspension works perfectly well in any of the modes selected. No adjustment to the chain needed so far. The wire wheels are also much, much easier to clean than on the CT as the spokes are fixed to the centre of the rim not the edges as on the Honda. My CT was a very good bike but the 1290 is a fantastic bike, producing more power, more torque (and at a lower rpm) and is lighter. It's probably where the next generation of CT will (or might) get to if Honda want to develop it any further.

So, for me, the KTM is a nuch better bike for my needs and requirements in a bike. in 1 or 2 years there might be another bike that will meet these requirements who knows but I've learned to be open minded and not become a slave to any manufacturer having owned Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and now a KTM. Maybe you should go and try one with an open mind.

i had 4 varadero's wiht high mileage all plus 200.000km NO problems firsth clutch etc
i aim openminded i tested supertenere explorer and not the KTM because it did not exist

bikes with chain i don't test , 60.000km a jear now whory's abouth my chain and a very easy to clean bike except the rims i admid
i know some friends who have less luck then you have with the ktm adv
oil consumption from day one ( X tourer NONE after 220.000km)
lots of recals starting engine airbox battery spring sidepeg comes of etc 
i hope 4 you they al fixed thos childsiknes
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: SunAndSea on September 16, 2015, 06:48:03 AM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
i had 4 varadero's wiht high mileage all plus 200.000km NO problems firsth clutch etc
i aim openminded i tested supertenere explorer and not the KTM because it did not exist

bikes with chain i don't test , 60.000km a jear now whory's abouth my chain and a very easy to clean bike except the rims i admid
i know some friends who have less luck then you have with the ktm adv
oil consumption from day one ( X tourer NONE after 220.000km)
lots of recals starting engine airbox battery spring sidepeg comes of etc 
i hope 4 you they al fixed thos childsiknes
I liked my CT, was a good bike but for me the KTM is a 'next generation' bike in comparison. Zero oil used after the 1st 3000kms and oil still looking clear as new (was changed at 1000km). No recalls on my bike and nothing gone wrong so far. Factory cruise control works really well, cornering ABS always good to have just in case, plus all other standard features such as semi-active suspension, heated rider and pillion seats, power socket next to dash all nicely integrated together. My CT had a recall due to the handlebar mounts being machined incorrectly from the factory, so in effect it was replaced under warranty after 1st 1km. No problem with chain at all. My old ZZR1400 needed chain replacement at 27,000kms, which for most owners would be about every 3 years, or only once during ownership. Very easy job and parts are not expensive. I also have 4 yr warranty on the KTM, so everything is covered should anything go wrong in exactly the same way as the Honda :)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Hartley on September 16, 2015, 09:31:01 AM
4yr warranty is good. Do you run a scottoiler or similar on the KTM?
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: SunAndSea on September 16, 2015, 10:08:50 AM
*Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
4yr warranty is good. Do you run a scottoiler or similar on the KTM?
I've ru  Scottoilers on previous bikes but found they don't extend the life of o-ring or x-ring chains at all,  they simlly make a mess. On my pevious zzr1400 which had 174hp at the rear wheel and huge torque, a 5 min clean every 1500km with wd40 made it last 27000 miles (not km as in my last comment). Chain tech has also moved on quite a bit in the lasr few years.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on December 01, 2015, 10:46:41 AM
5 pages and still zero photos?!? Luke, please post some photos of your odometer.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on December 01, 2015, 11:22:12 AM
*Originally Posted by Rex [+]
5 pages and still zero photos?!? Luke, please post some photos of your odometer.

the most actual picture is this one ,




now there is 234.000 and more on the odo
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on December 01, 2015, 11:37:01 AM
Wow! Thanks, Luke! Now I have something to show right in the face to some folks who says that modern Hondas are not reliable anymore.

BTW, still can't believe you made THAT MUCH on the original shaft while some other folks having shaft failures at as early as 16 700 km. You gotta be very lucky man.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on December 01, 2015, 11:41:55 AM
*Originally Posted by Rex [+]
Wow! Thanks, Luke! Now I have something to show right in the face to some folks who says that modern Hondas are not reliable anymore.

BTW, still can't believe you made THAT MUCH on the original shaft while some other folks having shaft failures at as early as 16 700 km. You gotta be very lucky man.

call me Lucky LUKE ;)
i also can ad to this that i have ZERO oil consumption on 12 k interval that info you can add to the picture of the odo ;
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on December 01, 2015, 12:19:01 PM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
call me Lucky LUKE ;)
i also can ad to this that i have ZERO oil consumption on 12 k interval that info you can add to the picture of the odo ;
Wow, that's very impressive!

I have some more questions if you don't mind. What exactly motor oil do you use? What about transmission oil? Where do you servicing your bike? In the official dealership I believe? What about valves? Checks every 24k - as the should be? And how often do they require adjusting? How often do you change your air filter? And what about fuel filter?

And the most important: please tell us about your riding stile. How fast do you ride? What is the average MPG on your bike? DO you carry a pillion often?

Thanks.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: scotsy on December 01, 2015, 11:09:54 PM
Rex, I can't help wondering wether you really are in Russia?

I'm nosey  :305:

Ian
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on December 02, 2015, 01:45:12 AM
*Originally Posted by scotsy [+]
Rex, I can't help wondering wether you really are in Russia?
Yup. Why?

I AM ЯUSSIAN FROM ЯUSSIA. I'M USING THE BACKWAЯDS "R": Я. SEE?
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: scotsy on December 03, 2015, 08:14:29 PM
I ask because your grasp of the English language is VERY GOOD  :305:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Dave56 on December 03, 2015, 08:32:30 PM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]

now there is 234.000 and more on the odo

 :005: bloody hell, that's mighty impressive.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on December 12, 2015, 07:34:04 PM
*Originally Posted by Rex [+]
Wow, that's very impressive!

I have some more questions if you don't mind. What exactly motor oil do you use? What about transmission oil? Where do you servicing your bike? In the official dealership I believe? What about valves? Checks every 24k - as the should be? And how often do they require adjusting? How often do you change your air filter? And what about fuel filter?

And the most important: please tell us about your riding stile. How fast do you ride? What is the average MPG on your bike? DO you carry a pillion often?

Thanks.

Engine oil denicol syntex 10w40 transmission denicol hypoid 80w90 (been replaced only once at +-120000), air cleaner is k&n and gets cleaned every 24000,  valves checked every 24000, exhaust valves adjusted once or twice, first time around 160000 (only a little), intake valves only once around 220000.
Fuel filter was never replaced until pump failure at 220000 and was still clean

I never go over max torque ( 6000rpm) no need for
 enough power from 1000 to 6000 rpm pick a gear ;)
+- 6 l/100km
And i aim a 98% SOLO rider ;)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on July 18, 2016, 06:19:20 AM
update  :164:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on July 18, 2016, 11:42:49 AM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
update  :164:
Awesome!

Any breaks?
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on July 18, 2016, 06:37:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Rex [+]
Awesome!

Any breaks?

230000 km new waterpump
+- 245000 new fuell pump
corrosion elektric part key contact ( replaced only elektrik part )


........... still no oil consumption on 12000km interval ( me happy ;) )
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: leadfarmer on July 18, 2016, 06:37:46 PM
*Originally Posted by Rex [+]
Awesome!

Any breaks?

Yeah, he stopped for a bacon sarnie at greasy Lills on the A5  :002:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Hartley on July 18, 2016, 07:45:41 PM
That's very impressive.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: BRITINFRANCE on July 18, 2016, 10:29:18 PM
Hi there , as my CT has only 20000km i am sitting on one hell of a reliable piece of machinery  :028: thanks for sharing your story and history :062:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on January 12, 2017, 10:49:14 AM
Hey, Luke, we haven't heard any updates from you a long time already. What happened? Where are you, buddy?
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on January 12, 2017, 10:54:39 AM
 :305:

296.000
and counting

wintertime in Belgium so less km/week


i wil put picture when 300 K is a fact ;)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on January 12, 2017, 11:20:45 AM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
:305:

296.000
and counting

wintertime in Belgium so less km/week


i wil put picture when 300 K is a fact ;)
That would be great!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: VaraGirona on January 18, 2017, 08:25:39 AM
296.000 and counting ...

That's stunning !

 :020:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: pistnbroke on January 18, 2017, 01:12:44 PM
boy that's one heck of a mileage, keep up the riding.
Hope your butt aint to sore or flat. :028:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Martymouse on January 18, 2017, 01:27:48 PM
 :020: we're not worthy ... but great news for those of us who ride fewer miles.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: BRITINFRANCE on January 18, 2017, 02:06:24 PM
 :047: great milage from a great bike!!! my 24000k is just running in period :005: cant wait for the photo :028:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on February 05, 2017, 05:15:06 PM
up tot the 400.000 km ;) :305:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on February 05, 2017, 05:53:57 PM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
up tot the 400.000 km ;) :305:
AWESOME! Congratulations! :047: :152: :046: :062: :037:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: curlynot on February 06, 2017, 06:25:52 AM
Thats most impressive, a huge mileage, any chance of a quick list of problems/parts replaced outside of normal servicing?
Also are you manual or DCT and what year?
I would imagine most people in the UK do less than 10,000Kms a year.
How much longer do you intend to keep the bike or has it become a bit of a competition now to see how far it will go?
Regards Rob.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Hartley on February 06, 2017, 06:27:15 AM
 :062: Very impressive, do you ever get off it?  :038:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on February 06, 2017, 06:55:08 AM
*Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
:062: Very impressive, do you ever get off it?  :038:


It is winter time in Belgium , so poor weekends with low milages so yes i get of my bike somethimes ;)
Maybe the fact that i aim not married and have no kds etc , explaines A LOT to you ??
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on February 06, 2017, 07:00:00 AM
*Originally Posted by curlynot [+]
Thats most impressive, a huge mileage, any chance of a quick list of problems/parts replaced outside of normal servicing?
Also are you manual or DCT and what year?
I would imagine most people in the UK do less than 10,000Kms a year.
How much longer do you intend to keep the bike or has it become a bit of a competition now to see how far it will go?
Regards Rob.

12000km services , still no oil consumption soo we goo on , i don't think abouth changing before he uses oil
water pump replaced @ 220.000 km i think
Fuell pomp replaces @ 280.000 km
and wheel bearings front wheel   they are the weak spot i must see with my dealer how long they last
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Yasko on February 06, 2017, 07:04:30 AM
Confidence inspiring mileage with my bike at 12000+ miles only.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: pistnbroke on February 06, 2017, 09:58:08 PM
God, i wish i could put a lot more miles on but bloody work gets in the way all the time.  :151:  :012:  :138:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Manox on February 07, 2017, 04:05:02 AM
+300k.... :129: :305:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: curlynot on February 07, 2017, 06:14:55 AM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
12000km services , still no oil consumption soo we goo on , i don't think abouth changing before he uses oil
water pump replaced @ 220.000 km i think
Fuell pomp replaces @ 280.000 km
and wheel bearings front wheel   they are the weak spot i must see with my dealer how long they last

Thanks for replying.....thats pretty impressive reliability.....probably just as well with the price of Honda spares though  :028:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Martymouse on February 07, 2017, 11:11:26 AM
Awesome ... just to have the time to ride that much.
I work from home so don't even have the opportunity to commute with it  :003:
I can live with expensive spares ... if I don't need them.
Actually, I was chatting just yesterday about the fact that the more you use your machinery, the better it behaves and the fewer problems you will have.  All the seals, bearings, working parts stay supple and lubed and bed-in together ... of course I might be dreaming of something else!!  :005:  :172:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on August 02, 2017, 10:18:14 PM
up to 400.000 km ;)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on August 02, 2017, 11:24:33 PM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
up to 400.000 km ;)
Awesome!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Yasko on August 03, 2017, 06:23:21 AM
Very impressive  :047:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: VaraGirona on August 08, 2017, 01:39:30 PM
Incredible ...  :037:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on October 11, 2017, 09:44:00 PM
and counting ...........
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on October 12, 2017, 03:10:50 AM
Great!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Dave56 on October 12, 2017, 10:47:29 AM
 :047: excellent, I assume they've been reliable km' s.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on January 10, 2018, 06:58:57 AM
up to the 400.000 km ;)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Juggler on January 10, 2018, 12:14:58 PM
When you reach 500 000 you can sell this bike to Honda or they should present you a new one for free!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: HoldMyBeer on March 12, 2018, 06:55:05 PM
Any updates?  :821:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: andyrob on March 19, 2018, 01:44:34 PM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
up to the 400.000 km ;)

 :020: Keep on keeping on!  :152:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on March 19, 2018, 01:56:19 PM
*Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer [+]
Any updates?  :821:


363.000 km
 wintertime her ein Belgium less fun km's  :(

next foto is gona be 363636 etc  ;)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: HoldMyBeer on March 19, 2018, 09:48:18 PM
Good God that's 200k MILES more than I got on my XT  :005:
Thanks for reply and let's hope spring will come soon!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on May 01, 2018, 09:55:25 PM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]

363.000 km
 wintertime her ein Belgium less fun km's  :(

next foto is gona be 363636 etc  ;)


370.370 it is  ;)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on May 02, 2018, 10:46:30 AM
*Originally Posted by LP [+]
370.370 it is  ;)
Stunning!  :046: :047: :152:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on July 19, 2018, 05:18:27 AM
Annother step closer to the 400.000
alternator broke down  ( replaced second hand)
new disks brembo 100 euro les then honda ;) ( 2 front disks)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Yasko on July 19, 2018, 07:20:26 AM
 :047: very impressive.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: DEMBONES on July 19, 2018, 01:32:27 PM
I'd like to see any KTM achieve that mileage.  :110:

Anecdotally, I had a first year 1290SA and it was the most problematic machine I've ever owned in 35+ years of riding motorcycles. So bad that I complained loud enough to KTM corporate and they purchased the bike back from me rather than risk a potential lawsuit.  :211:

Happy CT owner now (with a mere 10k miles) but all reliable.  :188:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on October 15, 2018, 06:57:36 AM
AND ........... COUNTING ............ :)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: battle_bulge on October 15, 2018, 07:52:10 AM
 :028:

Respect (to you and to Mr Honda)
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Viffer18 on October 15, 2018, 10:06:57 AM
awesome.
total respect  :062:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: spudpie on October 15, 2018, 03:43:40 PM
Way to go!

 :152:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: DEMBONES on October 16, 2018, 12:03:14 AM
I shared with a friend and his reaction was "WOW, I haven't even ridden that many total miles in my entire life!"   :008:

Well done sir.  Well done.   :020:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: ANDREW13 on October 16, 2018, 04:59:19 PM
 A Belgian rider...   now with 400,000 kms on his CT
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on October 16, 2018, 07:17:28 PM
Cheers, Luke. That's VERY impressive!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Dave56 on October 16, 2018, 07:25:48 PM
*Originally Posted by ANDREW13 [+]
A Belgian rider...   now with 400,000 kms on his CT

Just hope he’s not got it on PCP.......!  :164:

Joking aside, huge respect.  :028:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Hartley on October 16, 2018, 07:41:46 PM
I thought 18000 in 18 months was good, I feel so inadequate.  :012:

Oh and I am on PCP :008:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Dave56 on October 16, 2018, 09:18:27 PM
That’s 248,549 miles less 18,000 on the three year PCP, that leaves an excess mileage of 230,549 at....lets say 10p a mile.... £2,305,490  :005: :005: :005: :005:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: oskar on October 16, 2018, 09:27:15 PM
It's great to hear that!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Hartley on October 16, 2018, 09:28:09 PM
Dave,
I can’t help thinking you’ve to much time on your hands  :008:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Dave56 on October 16, 2018, 09:41:01 PM
*Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
Dave,
I can’t help thinking you’ve to much time on your hands  :008:

Retirement has soooo many benefits mate.  :008: :008:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: baudbish on October 19, 2018, 12:49:51 PM
*Originally Posted by Dave56 [+]
That’s 248,549 miles less 18,000 on the three year PCP, that leaves an excess mileage of 230,549 at....lets say 10p a mile.... £2,305,490  :005: :005: :005: :005:

I fink ur maffs is a bit orf...230,549 miles x £0.10 = £23,054.90...still not a bill I would like  :001:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Dave56 on October 19, 2018, 03:06:27 PM
*Originally Posted by baudbish [+]
I fink ur maffs is a bit orf...230,549 miles x £0.10 = £23,054.90...still not a bill I would like  :001:

 :138:  :138: I blame the solar powered calculator......doh.  :112:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Hartley on October 21, 2018, 04:31:33 AM
I blame Brexit, gets the blame for everything else.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: smalle10 on December 20, 2018, 11:24:32 AM
hi LP.

What KM is your Crosstourer at now ?.

I am going to buy one in the beginning og 2019. Have been riding a rent Crosstourer in Oktober 2018 for 2200 km in the Alps.

Have tried the Triumph 1200 Explorer and Yamaha Xt 1200 , the Crosstourer is the best bike for me, and I will never buy a BMW GS 1200/1250 as they are everywhere.

Best regards Per from DK
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on December 20, 2018, 11:37:03 AM
TODAY  service 408.000 km
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Snowy on December 31, 2018, 06:00:34 AM
What have the valve adjustments been like over that period? What I'm looking for is are they running relatively the same sort of interval between adjustments or does the interval get shorter as the kms get higher? (indicating a bit of valve recession maybe). 

I'm at 30,000kms now, and in the transition from cold engine to operating temp there's a point about half way through warm up where they get a little noisy, but at operating temp they're quiet. I got 90,000kms out of my BMW (F800 with the Rotax engine) without ever touching the valves, and so far this seems to be going the same way.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Hartley on December 31, 2018, 08:34:18 AM
Hi Snowy,

I think the noise you talk of maybe a common thing. Both my CTs have done it. Like you say, starts quietly, then gets a bit noisey ( mechanical noise)then quietens a down. I’ve never noticed it when riding but if I start the bike up and leave it running until it’s hot  ( after cleaning for instance) I hear it.

Would this be the same as you’re experiencing?
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Snowy on December 31, 2018, 09:51:40 AM
Yeah. It's the valve train right as the different thermal expansions give it it's greatest clearances. As it heats up some more the clearances close back up.

I hate doing valve adjustments. So in my never ending quest to use modern technology to validate my laziness, I've been running the Liquid Moly lube in the engine since new. It's been about as abused as an engine can be, short of rev limiter burnouts. Done a lot of hot slow running 2 up on forest tracks in 35 ~ 40 degree C. A lot of "trail bike" stuff. Way outside the design brief.

So far so good...right?
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on December 31, 2018, 02:46:38 PM
*Originally Posted by Snowy [+]
What have the valve adjustments been like over that period? What I'm looking for is are they running relatively the same sort of interval between adjustments or does the interval get shorter as the kms get higher? (indicating a bit of valve recession maybe). 

I'm at 30,000kms now, and in the transition from cold engine to operating temp there's a point about half way through warm up where they get a little noisy, but at operating temp they're quiet. I got 90,000kms out of my BMW (F800 with the Rotax engine) without ever touching the valves, and so far this seems to be going the same way.


I asked my dealer and this is the anwer



Between 200 and 300k intake valves front and rear have been adjusted once (not by much, only 1 shim size). every 24k, 1 or 2 exhaust rockers "have to" be adjusted but that is just nitpicking
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Snowy on January 01, 2019, 01:51:37 AM
Thanks mate. I'll have to schedule a top end check....just as soon as I clean out enough space in the shed to have room to swing a ratchet. Son keeps buying bikes and storing them in my shed. 5 of them so far...well...4 and a half...may as well be 5.

A friend has 4 BMWs in there as well while he's rebuilding his house. Plus my bikes. Hard to find space to fit the lawn mower at the moment.

Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Maverick on January 01, 2019, 10:08:12 AM
Some shed lol
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Snowy on January 01, 2019, 12:10:22 PM
Fits 4 cars...allegedly...
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: plukenannabel on January 20, 2019, 10:13:55 AM
my bike did 100k without valve checks. after 100k al inlet in spec, exhaust needed adjustig. Gap was <0.3 but not a lot.
Bike did commuting and travel mostly. With abuse every 25k is wise i think.

There are better bikes for abusive behavior though :164:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: smalle10 on June 27, 2019, 09:04:18 AM
HI LP.

How is it going with the Crosstourer and how many KM are you on now ?.

Regards Per
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on June 27, 2019, 09:12:14 AM
432000 AND COUNTNG 😜
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Fatbob99 on June 27, 2019, 11:40:13 AM
Really ? :033:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: DEMBONES on June 27, 2019, 12:53:18 PM
*Originally Posted by Fatbob99 [+]
Really ? :033:

No mate...he's been making the whole thing up all along.   :087:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Fatbob99 on June 27, 2019, 05:50:26 PM
Apologies , I meant the 420,000 figure.
Besides there’s no way I can compete with that wit  :745:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on July 10, 2019, 07:00:41 PM
(https://pp.userapi.com/c851320/v851320297/13e776/eL52_jd5bWc.jpg)

Here is the latest pic from Luke I've seen. As far as I know, he posted it on the Crosstourer group in the Facebook no later than 3 June. No idea why he didn't posted it here.
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: andyrob on July 11, 2019, 07:58:09 AM
nearly 266,000 miles. tremendous LP.  :020: :031: keep on keeping on!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on August 22, 2019, 09:32:44 PM
up to 500.000
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: spudpie on August 23, 2019, 04:54:58 AM
    :020:   You R O C K !!!
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: HoldMyBeer on August 23, 2019, 08:15:38 AM
 :031: cheers to that
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Yasko on August 23, 2019, 09:55:33 AM
Approximately 61500 km per year averaged out  :087: :087:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Rex on August 28, 2019, 12:57:39 PM
Way to go, Luke!  :152: :047: :046:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: LP on September 10, 2019, 07:57:13 PM
4444444
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: Artios on September 11, 2019, 12:21:26 AM
Its brutal this amount of km  :005: :005: You think its possible  to have this amazing "score" with a Dct CT ?  I leave this reflexion and i ask to the members of this comunity whit a dct CT what is the record now, mine is only 43 k km .  :440:
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: baudbish on September 11, 2019, 10:27:18 AM
Hang on...photo of speedo shows a static capture (no blur/shake and defined bright reflection) and the gear selection shows 4th...how is this possible with a DCT?
Title: Re: 100K km and counting
Post by: baudbish on September 11, 2019, 10:33:57 AM
 :430: My bad...an earlier post stated a DCT but post #1 states a non-DCT.  All good :020: