Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kokomo, In
Motorcycle: 2005 Buell XB12R-back with my first love: V2!
Re: What's alot of miles for a Harley?
Good Lord, when will these mileage myths die….
18k mi is NOTHING on ANY modern bike (that includes Harley)! A Sporty motor will run 80-100k without a rebuild if it’s cared for, heck even if their beat on. The tranny’s are even more durable yet. A competent home mechanic can do a total rebuild (pistons, jugs, gaskets, bearings, the whole sha-bang) for less than $1000 easy.
If you like the bike and feel it’s a good price, buy it. Mileage means nothing on a well cared for bike. Contrary to popular belief, any Harley made in the last 25 years will provide more miles of service than any rational rider is ever likely to put on it.