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less than 5K 194 17.12%
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Have crossed the 113,000 mark so 3,000 in the last month.
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After the disaster last spring at 112,000 miles (engine broke), I've put 8000 miles on the rebuild, now & am very pleased with it. She has a bit over 120,000 miles on her now.
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114,000 last week, but still rehabbing so it’s going slow.
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Made a run down to “sprink”’s house yesterday, a balmy Michigan cold weather ride. Rolled past 115,000 mile mark,(115,075 on the tripmeter in his drive), time to change out fluids, again!
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2007 Sporty

46K as of April 2022 on my 2007 Sporty
38K July 2021
32K Nov 2020
19K when purchased March 2018

2006 Sporty


307,000 on my 2006 sporty as of July, 2021
(Engine replaced with used engine with 17K on it at 206,000 miles in May 2017)


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70 K Oct 2011
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Rolled through 119,000 on Black Beauty this weekend meeting some inmates for breakfast.
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Black Beauty made it to 120,00, then ate the roller on the front cylinder exhaust lifter. Debris everywhere, looks like she’s done, may she rest in piece. Progressive Insurance “totaled” her last year so I’ll pull some of the upgrades off her and turn her in. Still got three more bikes here.
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