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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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When I got into biking in the 60s, if you saw a bike with 30,000 or 40,000 miles on it, that was a lot...except BMWs. I had a series of BMWs from back that that just ran forever. My '74 BMW has 172,000 miles on it.
Now, 40,000 is like brand new.
My current Goldwing, pictured below, has 115,000 on it. Still runs like a brand new bike. I fully expect that this bike will last as long as I do.
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Good ol Phil Steiner!!
He's amazing!!!
So he bought a new one, eh?
Let's see how long he makes this one last.
I have somewhat over 300,000 lifetime miles.
But I'm sure I don't come even close to you, Mike.
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