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40K-60K 168 6.34%
60K-80K 50 1.89%
80K-100K 23 0.87%
100K+ 35 1.32%
Hell, I don't know, the speedo stopped working 10 years ago 81 3.06%
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Old 18th June 2019
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Last post was July, '17, 78,000 miles. June, '19, she's just had her 95,000 mile oil change.
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259K as of July 2019 on my 2006 Sporty (Engine change with a used engine at 206K, replacement engine has 70K)

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Just shy of 32k and now I have a collapsed lifter or lifters so won't be going up for a while unfortunately
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Not nearly enough.
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Just over 25K miles now. Averaging about 5K per year.
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Now, what exhaust is that?? me like it!! V&H??

It really does look like the "new 2-1 upsweep" expected end of this summer!!!
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Old 26th August 2019
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Turned 26,800 this evening.
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I am at 22,400 miles.
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