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Here is list of all the stuff that broke on my motorcycle over the first 100,000 miles:

Alternator at around 95K (bought a used one from a member for $125).
Cruise control servo ($37.00 from HDL)
Replaced both front fork seals at around 85K since one was leaking. Stuck
in new fork bushing at the same time.
Around four sets of headlamp bulbs....
Just for grins I put a new final drive in at 95K ($50) as a PM item.

Rest have been regular maintenance items, oil, oil filters, plugs, tires, bulbs, etc, etc,. Not too shabby, glad I got one that was screwed
together properly..
 

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the 06 wing i just traded off

56,000 miles

not one cent of out of my pocket repairs

the 02 wing i had previous

57,000 miles and not one cent of out of my pocket repairs

thanks honda
 

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'99 GL1500 SE (1st 100,000 miles)

1. Three sets of headlight bulbs (not counting the original).

2. Water pump at 46,000 miles (Warranty)

3. New lock on fuel filler door at 80,000.

Oil and filter changes, fluid changes, coolant changes, spark plugs, fuel and air filters, brake pads and tires.

That's it folks..!
 

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My wife and I talked to a lady rider that had put over 220,000 miles
on in 2 years on an 1800.You read correct (220,000 miles in 2 years)

She told us the only money spent besides regular service was headlight bulbs.

She was from Ohio and her licence plate was (M/C MOM) we met her
at the Dragon.

This woman proves what I've been telling my customers for years:
The more miles you put on your motorcycle every year the less will
go wrong with it because it is not sitting rotting to death.
 

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My wife and I talked to a lady rider that had put over 220,000 miles
on in 2 years on an 1800.You read correct (220,000 miles in 2 years)

She told us the only money spent besides regular service was headlight bulbs.

She was from Ohio and her licence plate was (M/C MOM) we met her
at the Dragon.

This woman proves what I've been telling my customers for years:
The more miles you put on your motorcycle every year the less will
go wrong with it because it is not sitting rotting to death.
She is a regular on this board, but has been somewhat quiet lately.
She is now from St. Charles, MO.
 

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Here is list of all the stuff that broke on my motorcycle over the first 100,000 miles:

Alternator at around 95K (bought a used one from a member for $125).
Cruise control servo ($37.00 from HDL)
Replaced both front fork seals at around 85K since one was leaking. Stuck
in new fork bushing at the same time.
Around four sets of headlamp bulbs....
Just for grins I put a new final drive in at 95K ($50) as a PM item.

Rest have been regular maintenance items, oil, oil filters, plugs, tires, bulbs, etc, etc,. Not too shabby, glad I got one that was screwed
together properly..
What a POS! :joke:

My friend said the same of his Subaru Legacy. It was a POS! It couldn't even make it to 300K. The transmission died at 295K.

That is awesome. I hope I get the same life out of mine.
 

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for me i bought used and $0.00 for repairs except the usual, brakes, and oil changes. For 37000 miles it is still going strong. i am glad i also got one that appears to be screwed on right.
 

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same here, bought used 01 with 35k, now has 52k, nothing besides maintainance stuff, oil, filters, tires, etc.
 

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At 45K miles, replaced cruise control switch-warranty
Left saddlebag latch -replaced twice under warranty
That's it. This is a great bike

Let me add my steerings bearings were shot at 25K-all balls was the replacement
 

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She is a regular on this board, but has been somewhat quiet lately.
She is now from St. Charles, MO.

I figured someone would know her, this lady is a REAL rider!

Ya gota love that"
 

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181,000 miles on my 02. I'll have to think about that one. The original battery replaced after 3 months under warranty. Replaced the turn signal switch and push to talk switch. This is the entire assembly under warranty. Some light bulbs. Rebuilt the front forks and installed progressive springs at about 165,000 due to leaky seal. Thats about it. Still original alternator and final drive.
 

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03 = 40432 miles re-tightened hose clamps , a Ford Taurus and $9200 in repairs to my wing

04 = 119,986 miles replaced fork seals about 84000 , rebuilt final drive around 89000

07 52550 miles and nothing yet.
 

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112,000

1 set of fork bushings and seals at 75,000
5 sets of headlight bulbs
1 final drive at 100,000 just because I had it
3 sets of brake pads

:yes1::yes1::yes1:
 

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I have ridden my 03 for 6 seasons now and have not spent one penny for any repairs...but I have had a few warranty issues that Honda took care of.

2004.....Anti-dive failure at 9K miles.... would stick and lock up forks...Honda replaced left fork leg...problem fixed

2004....Saddlebag release mechanism at 9K miles.....left saddlebag wouldn't open when the bike was hot from sitting in the sun.....release mechanism was replaced with the then redesigned 2004 mechanism...problem fixed and the saddlebags have worked flawlessly since

2005....Radio was replaced because the CB came through the bikes speakers when transmitting. Fixed the problem


2008....Frame failure in rear triangle behind passenger floorboard at 45K miles...Honda replaced frame with newer spec'ed frame...problem fixed and no reported problems of any kind with the 05 and up frames.


I've had a few bumps with my GL1800, but Honda fixed the problems, but overall the bike has performed flawlessly and has only cost me fuel, tires,oil and a few air filters.
 

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One of the little plastic rain guards above the valve covers broke off on my bike at around 120K miles. I tried to repair it with a paper clip while I was on the road in California last year, but it never was really the same again, so I traded the bike in on a new one.

I'm hoping the ones on the 2009 last a bit longer.

 
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