20,000 miles, 1 rider, 16 months...
Yup, the Tiger Turned 20000 miles today on our way home from Raleigh.
On the way home, I was smiling and thinking about the life of this bike.
I came up with this...
Bought in late April of 06.
two week later I high sided my RC51 at VIR and broke my collar bone; the bike sat for 6 weeks untouched.
June, I start riding motorcycles again. Still in pain (for those that saw the x-rays, you know why), I continued riding the bike.
Added accessories... (over time I got...)
1) higher windshield
2) Gel seat
3) Center Stand (third best mod)
4) Throttle Meister (fourth best mod)
5) Givi Top Case (second best mod)
7) Heated grips (best mod)
The bike has been through 1 hurricane, 2 thunder storms that have killed several people, and several 105+ degree 100 mile+ trips. Never an issue with weather, this is the bike I would choose if i need to go back into foul weather
The bike has been stuck in the mud, dropped on a dirt road (new paint job), taken two trips to Tampa from Virginia Beach and two trips to Atlanta. Countless trips to Raleigh and several more to Burlington NC.
The bike is now on its...
third front tire
fourth rear tire
second chain (original sprockets still look new)
4th oil change (mobil 1 synthetic)
second cush drive bearing
The 500 mile and 12000 mile service were done at the shop.
I would buy this bike again and again. This is the only bike I have owned I truly say this about.
At the price I see some of these used, pick one up. You will be amazed!