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Mhlunsford
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 04:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

2009 ugly with 40k mikes.
How many miles these go and what kind of problems?
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Froggy
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 04:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is a bit of a loaded question. If you take care of it, it should last forever. My 08 has over 50k, my 06 also has 40. There are a bunch of uglys at over 100k out there.

Take care of them and they usually will take care of you. Obviously there will be exceptions, but hope for the best and plan for the worst as they say.
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Mhlunsford
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 04:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How long will the top end typically last?
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Shoggin
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 07:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Like Froggy said. You are looking for problems where there are none. These are stupid simple machines, theres nothing that will wear out that is irreplaceable.

If she blows up catastrophically for any reason, go buy another one. They're cheap.
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Phelan
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Billy Kane got 84K miles on his You before deciding to rebuild the top end. My Uly was at 70K miles before I redid the top end.
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Shoggin
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 01:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Did you have to? or was it just good timing to do it?

Did you find anything specifically wasted?
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Phelan
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 05:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Valve seals are pretty gone by that point but really doesn't affect the driveability too much, just uses some oil. Lots of gunk buildup in the intake ports but in the dead zone, so doesn't actually detrimentally affect performance.
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Joe7bros
Posted on Monday, January 01, 2018 - 12:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How many miles will a Uly go? They'll run until they stop; it's all in your hands. Oh, and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year, also mainly your responsibility
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1_mike
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 09:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Excellent answer Joe.
Many don't understand the care and feeding a mechanical item requires. If designed well, like a "tractor" they'll live a LONG while.

I'm not sure I'm particularly doing that though. With the light traffic at 4:30 this morning, just keeping up with traffic, I was doing between 85 and 90 on my little XB1200S

Mike
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Screamer
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

2008 and later XB engines have larger crank pins and the bottom end will typically- --- live much longer than the previous model years. Top end life is generally the same.
As mentioned before, maintenance and riding style are probably the most important factors on engine life.
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Phelan
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

NBD there Mike. These engines will live longer running down the highway at 4000 than they will running down the highway at 3000. Less lugging, better efficiency, more power, sticking near the peak torque, and better oiling.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2018 - 08:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The newer engines also have the oil jets for under the pistons.
Older bikes like my X1 have none of these features but typically last around 100K miles before a top end unless oil pump gear goes.

Stuff that was found to be failure points over time has been upgraded.
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