I have 17500 miles , only needed led headlight replaced(cracked lens) YES warranty. Changed spark plugs my self at 10000 miles. Always shifted a little clunky at times, but no oil burning, (usually change at 2500 to 3000 miles ). Very good ,reliable , and mega fun motorcycle.
2,919 miles on my 2017 1-yr anniversary. Cancer battle didn't allow me to put more, but put an extra 1,010 miles on a borrowed bike at the Dragon, so in reality rode almost 4K miles this year. But all of them were fun miles, with zero commute, or in-town riding, so not bad .
Only problem with the bike was an EXUP CEL when I exceeded 7K rpm for the first time, but I took care of it by adding slack to one of the EXUP valve cables. It might have the not uncommon oil pan leak, but not sure yet (could have been road oil). If it rears its ugly head next riding season, I'd fix it myself next winter. I'm changing the tires this week for Road5s, and changing the oil again, so it's ready for next year like a new bike. Just changed the Grab-On foam grips for proper ProGrip 717 ones, so bike is 100% sorted now.
Post by daveinwoodland on Oct 11, 2019 9:28:25 GMT -7
6K currently on my 2017, don't ride as much as I would like to and have no excuse living in a pretty much year round riding area. Still really haven't even broken In my new Michelin 5's but plan on riding today at least after all that crazy wind we had in Northern California. I think that mainly has to do with the blowhard in Sacramento
I ditched them for more proper grips, and couldn't be happier. The foam grips are too big for proper throttle blip while braking, even with my XL hands (or fingers, rather), plus did little to quell the vibes. The 717 grips look better than the more popular 719s, but seem to have a bit less cushioning, and should work better than the Grab-Ons IMO. I much rather have those, so will see how they work with vibrations on my next trip (next year for sure). They feel immensely better than stock, and I'm almost sure that's all I need in terms of cushioning vibes. If I need more, can always try the backordered 719s the following riding season, for less than $20. The 717s also seem more durable, by the way. The other good news is they're slightly larger than stock, which is just perfect now, since the stock ones leave quite a large gap to the barends, as you can see. These get to the large part of the barends, filling the space pefectly. The throttle I put it closer to the housing, and has no visible gap with the barend, while working perfectly. I destroyed the stock ones, to save time and aggravation, since I don't plan to ever put them back... and they're cheap, if future owner wanted to.
Finally, just got my new Road5 tires back (along with Bikemaster 90deg black valve stems), are all clean, and ready to be put on shortly. They're definitely taller, due to their more 'triangular' profile, which will undoubtedly make the bike turn in much easier. Will post initial impressions after I ride with them. Have a great weekend gang.
Last Edit: Oct 12, 2019 11:51:15 GMT -7 by elptxjc