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Default Miles on Modern Evo Before Engine Rebuild?

The local HD service department could not give me an answer on this. How many miles on a modern EVO engine until it needs a rebuild? my 07 has 56,000 on it and I am wondering how many more miles until I am looking at at expensive rebuild. I take my bike to the dealer every 5,000 miles for routine service if that makes any difference.
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It has been said that the Evolution engines are 100,000 mile engines. Mine is still running strong with no leaks with 47,000 miles on it.

I plan on waiting for my engine to start making funny noises or pissing oil to look and see what the internals look like. If they look nasty, then a rebuild is justified. if they look fine, then I'm just going to replace the leaky gasket, or replace the part that is making the noise.
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62,000 on mine - planning on taking it to 100k. We'll see!
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If I remember correctly, there was someone on here that had 140,000 miles on a 2006 1200.
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59,000 on my lower end and probably about 29,000 on my top end and still running strong. I have been also told they will easily go over 100,000 miles. I thought it said something in the manual about this also. I will have to go check it.
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If I remember correctly, there was someone on here that had 140,000 miles on a 2006 1200.
Wow, that is impresive. a true rider.
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Do a search on Cindy Dietz - I believe she got 120K miles from her 883 before rebuild was required (which HD paid for!)

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Look up this member http://xlforum.net/forums/member.php?u=17502 she has like 3,000,000,000,000,000 miles under her belt. All kidding aside she's put a ton of miles on her bike touring everywhere.
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