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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Not bad, considering

Got my 2nd speedo cable, its nice to know how long i have driven once again.

Other then sprockets and chains this bike never gave me any issues.

52000+ miles and it runs like a champ.

In maintenance other then oil and such, I would guess no more then $500 for sprockets, chains, speedo cables, a clutch cable once and valve shims.

$500 for 50K is not a bad deal that's only a 1 cent / mile maintenance rate.

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Which bike are you talking about?

1985 VN700 unknown mileage (over 33K)

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Which bike are you talking about?
I own a 2000 vulcan drifter 800

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yeah i know the feeling.replaced forks on Mellisa and decided to rob the speedo drive off of one of my spare wheels.

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Cool!

When I first read the post I was thinking "what sprockets and chain??"... you don't have a signature that shows what bike you own, so I just had to ask lol.

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Cool!

When I first read the post I was thinking "what sprockets and chain??"... you don't have a signature that shows what bike you own, so I just had to ask lol.
i should make a signature i guess
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i should make a signature i guess
Took years before I made mine lol

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Dollars to grams, man! Just goes to show: you take of her, she'll take care of you. I put 15k on the meanie since I got her. I put a new battery in her, replaced all the plugs, and changed the oil and she's purrin' like a kitten. I was on her every day over the last 9 days, it's been beautiful out lately. I even strapped the roll bag on the luggage rack and took her food shopping. Because of the candy gold spark color, I constantly get chatted up in traffic, I freekin' love it! Glad you got her taken care of and are out and about as much as I am...
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That is a good dollar to mile ratio,Kenny,I haven't figured mine but on the 1500 I would venture to say mine has been close to that as well.

If i include upgrades and add ons it would go way down.That is the nice thing about low maintenace cost.We get to spend money on more CLAP(chrome, leather accessories and power).

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^ Still can't believe I did that. That one hurt. LOL!!
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