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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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More miles than anticipated!

At the time of taking ownership and insuring my Bobber Black I set up a 3000 limited mile insurance policy. As most of you based in the U.K. already know, limiting the miles is a means of keeping the insurance costs down.

I thought 3000 miles ought to be plenty taking into account the bike will only ever be pulled out for sunny day cruises and also factoring in that we donít usually get to have a great deal of sunny days during the course of one of our so called summers.

So upon return from a ride out yesterday I thought Iíd check the mileage to see how Iím getting on... amazingly I see that I was on 2999 miles... a **** good job I checked!

A swift call to the insurance company today resulted in another 3000 mile top up which ought to cover it.

Meanwhile... my poor Lotus Exige which has a 4000 limited mile policy due to being another, when the mood strikes form of transport, has only covered 325 miles this year which makes it hard to justify it sitting in the garage. But for the moment at least... itís all about the Bobber love!

What kind of miles have the rest of you racked up and over what period of time?! Iíve owned mine since April 2018 by the way.
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Since 15th may(when i got it) to today 9500km(avg 120km per day) its a lot
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Since 15th may(when i got it) to today 9500km(avg 120km per day) its a lot
Holy cow Iíve got nothing on you... respect!
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One year in and I have done 6800 kilometers. Keep in mind the bike was parked for winter from October until April 15
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I've had mine for 3 months , and have 5,100 miles on it so far. Now if the rain would stop. Seems this is our year for soaking rain about every day.

So far behind , I think I'm in first place.
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And I thought I was doing well mileage wise... you guys are killing it
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The real point is , they're being ridden.
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So far behind , I think I'm in first place.
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In our era 2 month to the season end, i'll try get 16k km before that. Just need to change rear tire, it has totally worn out.
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For a non practical... slightly uncomfortable bike... the miles sure are being rolled on. Personally none of that really matters... just looking at the thing makes me want to ride it which helps overcome the small niggles!
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 03:44 PM
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Compared to Daytona 675, its comfortable bike.
For full comfortable and dream bike next model must have:
1) Progressive or adjustable front suspension. Currently on my driving style braking is like diving submarine.
2) Adjustable rear suspension. Stock one on bad roads shake sh_t out of you.
3) 100 - 120 hp. Bike is too heavy for 80hp and i spend too much on full throttle and high rpm.
4) Must be 20kg lighter

I know all this can be modified and achieved on current bike, but lazy as i am, i would like to see these on stock bike
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