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Mileage/description/date

 

0/Purchased/1 November 2017

0/Picked up from dealer/2 November 2017

100/mileage milestone/3 November 2017

480/added heated gear plug/5 November 2017

500/mileage milestone/5 November 2017

660/600 mile service performed/7 November 2017

1,000/mileage milestone/12 November 2017

2,000/mileage milestone/3 December 2017

2,101/added Yamaha comfort seats & Buell Blast saddle bags/8 December 2017

~2,400/dropped bike at about 5 mph/10 December 2017

3,000/mileage milestone/20 January 2018

3,922/4,000 mile service & drop repairs/24 February 2018

4,000/mileage milestone/9 March 2018

5,000/mileage milestone/15 March 2018

6,000/mileage milestone/14 April 2018

7,000/mileage milestone/22 April 2018

8,000/mileage milestone/7 May 2018

8,011/8,000 mile service/23 May 2018

9,000/mileage milestone/24 June 2018

10,000/mileage milestone/6 July 2018

 

(Won't let me edit the first post for some reason now so, I improved)

 

Also milestones will only be every 5,000 miles now, until I get the bike to 100,000 miles in about 8-10 years it'll go to every 10,000. Service and issues will continue as normal.

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njdevils1990

Alright, so it's been a little while since I last updated this. I've been unable to ride/drive since 9 July 2018 due to my stupid ass getting a DWI the morning after St. Patrick's day in 2018. I'll be getting my license back on 4 February (2 weeks from today) and plan to make up the riding I haven't been able to do in the last 210 days (once I get it back). I did roughly 10,550 miles in 248 days from the day I picked her up from the dealer to the day before I lost my license, or 42.54 miles per day. From not riding the bike for 210 days my current average once I get my license back will be about 22.98 miles per day. My goal from the point I get my license back until 31 December is to bring my average back up to 42 miles per day. To do that I'll need to put on 22,588 miles by 31 December. Which will be about 68.44 miles per day average 480 miles per week. I'm confident I can do this plus maybe a little more, I already have a trip planned for sometime this summer down to Florida so that'll take care of about 2,800 miles. It'll be a nice year of riding for sure! I'll also have to factor in the week or so I'll be without the bike when I get the valves done in the summer sometime.

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e30kawi

How did you get a dwi  in the morning? Was it daylight? You must have been messed up if the caught you in the daylight during the morning commute.

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njdevils1990

It was ~1:15am as I drove home from a concert.

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e30kawi

Ah, yeah that's a bad time to be out drinking and driving. You said morning so I thought you might have been on your way to work or something. Gotta be careful out there.

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njdevils1990

Yeah, I know I messed up. Luckily I don't have an actual drinking problem or anything like that and I was always smart enough to never drink when I was riding the motorcycle but not smart enough that night to wait it out or just get an Uber home instead. Lesson learned for sure!

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r1limited

Wait, Waaaa-Uuuuut
You guys (or whatever neutral pronoun you use) actually ride these things

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njdevils1990

When I'm allowed to, yes.

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njdevils1990

One more week and I'll be back on 2 (and sometimes 4) wheels! Just confirmed with the DMV over the phone.

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Well, as long as there are no surprises tomorrow at the DMV I'll be taking my first ride on the road in 211 days! I plan on at least riding down to Newark, DE to visit my old housemates and get some apparently good mac n cheese. After that if there's enough time left in the day I'm gonna ride from Delaware up to the Hawks Nest in Port Jervis, NY then home. Minimum ride will be ~180 miles (290 km) and max will be about 380 miles (612 km).

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njdevils1990

Well, I'll be ordering some Michelin Road 5s soon as I just discovered a small screw in the centre of my rear tire. I'll still ride to/from work as that's only about 10 miles (~16 km) round trip but no long distance rides. I just threw a plug in to deal with it for now.

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Just dropped off the bike at the local Yamaha dealer to have the Michelin Road 5s put on. Should have it back tomorrow or Thursday. It'll be about $600 installed. About a $150 "convenience fee" over if I ordered the tires from RevZilla and just brought them the wheels. I'm fine with this since I would rather it be done sooner than later.

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kbob2000
14 hours ago, njdevils1990 said:

Just dropped off the bike at the local Yamaha dealer to have the Michelin Road 5s put on. Should have it back tomorrow or Thursday. It'll be about $600 installed. About a $150 "convenience fee" over if I ordered the tires from RevZilla and just brought them the wheels. I'm fine with this since I would rather it be done sooner than later.

Wow! I didn't pay that much when I got Road 5s installed on my MT-07 AND a Power RS on my GSXR at the same time.  Regional cost differences, eh?

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I just got my bike back from a short stay at the dealer for a new set of Michelin Road 5s. These tires feel great in general and in the rain as well (started to rain after I left the dealer). I only did a short ~25 mile ride but they'll be well broken in by the weekend.

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