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    Hit 100,000 miles on this trip [/url]" class="bbcode-attachment thumbnail" alt="" />
    It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

  • #2
    And this is where we were at <a href='https://postimg.cc/fJ6w9fHZ' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/fJ6w9fHZ/DSCF2955.jpg' border='0' alt='DSCF2955'/></a>
    It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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    • #3
      Thats awesome Mikey. Makes me wonder who on the site has the most miles currently

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      • #4
        Cool beans! I got a ways to go and it will take me a lifetime to get there at my current rate. That’s one of the reasons I bought a R*; I figured that even though I’m young I’d never have to buy another bike if I didn’t want to.

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        • #5
          I have been to that same place. Out of gas in the middle of nowhere.Good times.

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          • #6
            Mike, that deserves a toast!

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            • #7
              A guy on FB RSC says he has 320xxx miles on his Road Star
              LET'S RIDE

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              • MikeyC
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                I'm going to try for that.

            • #8
              I'm sitting on 113,000 on my '01 , Don't ask for pics. Never figured that out .

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              • MikeyC
                MikeyC commented
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                Cool! I'm gunning for you. I ride two bikes so it kind of splits my miles.

              • Horsehammerr
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                Got 47,750 on my '02

            • #9
              I just turned over 30k miles on my last ride, I'd be 100 years old before i hit 100k! Congrats Mike!
              2012 Road Star Silverado S

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              • #10
                100,000? You must have an awesome seat. And the bike must too!
                With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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                • #11
                  Cool deal Mike.
                  Did you ever get the valve cover gaskets on your other bike?

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                  • #12
                    Not yet Duke. Been riding. Got the green bike down right now for spark plugs. Adjusted the drive belt as it was driving me nuts with the squeaking on decel. Checked the frame after a hard hit. What tire would be an inch or so taller than stock?
                    It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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                    • Shores
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                      Isn’t a 140 rear tire taller?

                    • MikeyC
                      MikeyC commented
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                      I’ll have to check on the 140. Don’t want skinner just taller. Maybe make up for the weight we put on it. Get back to just scraping floorboards and not frames

                    • Duke
                      Duke commented
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                      A 160/80 will work Mike. I ran that size of tire for about 5 years. It's taller and a little wider and will fit in the fender.

                  • #13
                    Nice milestone Mikey!

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                    • #14
                      Originally posted by Ahodge75 View Post
                      Thats awesome Mikey. Makes me wonder who on the site has the most miles currently
                      The last time I saw Erbman (Neil) was just before he moved from Commerce, Ga. to Tampa, Fl. I believe that was in 2010.
                      New tires & spark plugs,oil & filter change on his '01 R/S. His scooter had 126K miles on it & the rocker boxes (or any other covers) had never been off the motor.
                      I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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                      • MikeyC
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                        I did have the valves adjusted around 50000. Waste of money. At least it didnt screw anything up

                    • #15
                      Congratulations! That’s a milestone I really hope my bike will make. Any tips / advice regarding your maintenance schedule? You mentioned that you felt the valve adjustment wasn’t worth it?

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                      • Duke
                        Duke commented
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                        There is no Valve adjustments on our bike, it's a rocker arm adjustment to make sure the rocker fingers are pushing both valves at the same time. I beleave the book calls it valve adjustment.

                      • MikeyC
                        MikeyC commented
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                        Yes, I had that done at the shop thinking my valves were loud, It didn't change anything run wise or sound wise. Although I replaced plugs yesterday after 60000 miles, They looked fine but the new ones run much better.

                      • MikeyC
                        MikeyC commented
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                        Oh, on maintenance schedule. I change oil every winter and run what these guys recommend. Run seafoam in gas on occasion, change middle drive gear oil every 50,000 or so, change plugs every 50,000 or so, try not to overload the electrical system as my bike is a '99 and ride the devil out of it.

                    • #16
                      Mike, do you have a Roadwing on that bike? What tire pressure do you run two up?

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                      • MikeyC
                        MikeyC commented
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                        I do have a roadwing and run 38/40 psi two up. I did crack the frame but hammered it back and welded it. Hoping a taller rear tire might keep the back of the bike up a little bit. When I'm solo it o.k. but I don't ride that bike solo. I was thinking maybe weld the white bike before its broke and make it the two up bike and solo the green bike.

                    • #17
                      Mike, another option would be to use shorter dog bones on your shock relay. You could either cut a piece out and reweld or install some of the adjustable dog bones to raise the rear.

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                      • #18
                        I forgot all about adjustable dog bones. I need shorter to raise back of bike?
                        It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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                        • #19
                          Originally posted by MikeyC View Post
                          I forgot all about adjustable dog bones. I need shorter to raise back of bike?
                          Yes, longer lowers and shorter raises. I wonder if someone here has a pair to sell.

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                          • Jaybo
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                            Hmmm, interested in this too. I need to raise the back of mine a bit too.

                          • MikeyC
                            MikeyC commented
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                            I'll let you know Jay

                        • #20
                          Dennis Kirk and JP Cycles still sell the Baron Custom brand.

                          https://www.denniskirk.com/baron-cus...prd/583195.sku

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