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post #1 of 4 Old May 22nd, 2007, 2:46 pm Thread Starter
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how many miles are too many on a new purchase?

I am trying to decide how many miles are too many to buy an LT with. I have seen many bikes with 40-75k miles. I am looking at one that has 75k but the bike has a new clutch, new shaft bearings, new rear main seal all done at 72k. Is this too many for an LT? I had a 2000 and put 20k on without a problem but how are these in higher mileage?

Any help on my dilema?
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post #2 of 4 Old May 22nd, 2007, 3:25 pm
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No recommendations here as I do not know the bike or seller that you are considering, but here is my experience:

I bought a 2000 LT-C with 75k +/- on it. Had recent clutch, ABS pump, final drive, etc, and all main records through dealership. Seller also enjoyed an excellent reputation among folks here, which I was able to confirm after spending just a few minutes with him.

Bike was great, and I enjoyed riding it, right up until the time it was totaled by a DWHUA cager. Can't blame the bike for that.

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post #3 of 4 Old May 22nd, 2007, 4:01 pm
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I really think it comes down to the selling price when comparing it to other bikes with less miles. But as for buying an LT with 75K on it that has a new clutch, new shaft bearings, and a new rear main seal . . . I don't see what else could go wrong. Famous last words.
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post #4 of 4 Old May 22nd, 2007, 5:14 pm
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At 84k on my 02 LTC, I recently dropped $2k to have all the trans seals replaced, also the slave and the clutch (ya, got it wet).

I thought they had to do a rear main but it was tranny leaks all the way.

I have some decent upgrades but not a lot, ie, ohlin shocks, HID low beam and the bmw passenger footrests, corbin seat in front, so I'm happy with the setup.

I can say my bike is running smoother and better than it ever has at 84k now. Still, its probably only worth about 8k maybe if I sold it today??

I'm not sure what I'd do, depends on money, the owner, etc. Everyone that knows me always wants my machines when I'm done with them because I keep them maintained. I have to, they are my primary transpo.

I'd always prefer to buy new if possible but there are some seriously juicy deals on nearly-new bikes in the classifeds here all the time.

good luck...geo
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