12th oil change, 3rd chain/sprocket set, 10th set of tires, probably 4th set of pads!
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    12th oil change, 3rd chain/sprocket set, 10th set of tires, probably 4th set of pads!

    And I have to assume roughly 400 tanks of fuel. Here's how she sits, ready for Season 6.

    In the background you can see my box of old forks that was the source my bike going in-and-out of commission for almost 2 years- if anyone needs some forks without dampers, let me know!
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    How many miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigOne-94-14 View Post
    How many miles?
    Only 48,000 now. I would have been close to 60,000+ if it wasn't for the time spent without forks.

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    amazing condition!! im also getting my 3rd chain and sprockets next week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by panagiotis View Post
    amazing condition!! im also getting my 3rd chain and sprockets next week!
    Thanks! I went from stock, to 520 +1 rear sprocket, back to stock with upgraded chain.

    The 520 +1 really made the bike feel quite a bit more lively. I didn't expect that much of a difference but switching back to stock with a heavier chain is a noticeable difference.

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    Mine. 9 oil changes. ( One a year. )---25,000 miles. Original chain and sprockets. Third set of tyres that look quite new at the moment.--Original brake pads back and front.

    Leaky front forks.--
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    Quote Originally Posted by COLVERT View Post
    Mine. 9 oil changes. ( One a year. )---25,000 miles. Original chain and sprockets. Third set of tyres that look quite new at the moment.--Original brake pads back and front.

    Leaky front forks.--
    Leaking front forks seem to be a recurring issue. I have gone through 2 reconditions and one replacement stantion and they are still leaking! I'm beginning to wonder if there is a design issue or if it is materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRSP2 View Post
    Leaking front forks seem to be a recurring issue. I have gone through 2 reconditions and one replacement stantion and they are still leaking! I'm beginning to wonder if there is a design issue or if it is materials.
    I'd be really surprised if there was. The fork slider, outer and seals are all virtually identical to other Honda Showa kits.

    I had one weep a little bit but ran a SealMate through the seal and never had an issue after that until I ended up getting a scratch on the fork leg that needed fixing.

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