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    Baby Twin
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    High milage Rsv's. Any problems?

    Morning all,

    I'm contemplating buying a high milage Rsv, circa 45,000. Does anyone have any tips to look for? Avoid like the plague?

    Having had 2 Rsv's in the past in both guises, I think they're pretty bulletproof but I've no experience in higher milage ones.

    Thanks.

    MM

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    one of my mille's got 86.000...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stress View Post
    one of my mille's got 86.000...
    Cool. Any problems?

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    Its like anything really , all down to service history , and the owner

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    It's still running
    It makes no worrying noises
    I goes like a good'un
    ?
    How longs the bloke had it , a week , 7 years .....?
    Is it cheap and what you gonna do with it over the next few years ?
    Give it a glorious death , or keep it running
    So what's your issues ?
    A good motor will cost about 400 from the bay
    Mike

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    Look how long its owner has had it look at mots and any history, the longer he's had it the better. I believe the motors are solid as long as they are service regularly

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    Superbike Twin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millemonkey2 View Post
    Cool. Any problems?
    except for the sprag clutch when i was (very) new into apes none whatsoever. but i'm a motorcycle mechanic and after servicing (too many) hondas the first thing i did was the charging system. lost all connectors and fitted a mosfet (FHxxxx, 0016 in my case) r/r. after changing the sprag instead of going "mainstream" for a 150 starter relay (most people here use yamaha fitted ones) i went for a dacia (renault) one. 350 amps and waaay cheaper (80 lei new, that's about 17 euros). my second mille had 71.000 (that's km, the first one is in miles, about 130.000-140.000 km) and i forgot i had drained the oil out, was drunk at my garage and it was a friend's birthday, o rev'd the hell out of it and after about two minutes i broke a crank bearing. that was the only visible damage. i didn't take measurements of the piston/cylinder/etc. because i rebuilt that engine from scratch. but all other parts looked ok... they're practically bulletproof...

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    Got one with 61,000 miles. Runs sweet

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