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Milestone of sorts

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I hit 145,770 miles today on my 2008 Vision, which may seem like a weird number to celebrate but it has a hidden meaning... I bought this bike with 45,750 miles and at the time I was very concerned with the mileage, I really wanted a Vision and it was what I could afford back then, but I was really hoping it would have some miles left in it.
So far, it had 100,000 more, and it still looks good, runs fine, and gets me to work every day. No engine work, no major breakdowns a few things had to be replaced, the fuel pump at 65K, the clutch at 108K and a transmission output shaft seal at about 90k, but other than that it's just been routine maintenance items, brakes, tires, oil.

The original owner paid about $23,000 for it, and rode it 45K miles, then sold it to me for $5500, so on a cost per mile basis I think I've done quite well. I ride it year round, in heat, cold, rain, dust, and a bit of snow occasionally :cool: , it's been as reliable as an anvil and see no reason this bike won't go 200K, Victory built some very reliable machines.

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You must be WAY up there if you add up the mileage on all your bikes @mike721.
BB King said he walked behind a plow behind a horse, far enough to go around the world.
The bikes were over engineered, they set service intervals that were too frequent, a belt change at 30K? That proved ridiculous, any Victory belt from 2007 on is virtually indestructible and will easily last 100K, I changed mine at 108K because I had it off to do something else and I had a spare, it looked fine and it's hanging on my wall as a spare. I've heard of them lasting 200K.
Unless you have to ride a lot of gravel roads like here. Then you want to take inspections seriously and just hope you don't get a rock the rips a chunk out or more in between inspections.
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