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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-18-2017, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings, Gang.

I just turned 3K miles on my 2 month old, 2017 Cross Country. I am sad because the scoot now has 3K miles on it, and not zero. Or 1K, or even 2K. I am, however, equally happy because I have put those 3K on it. Heck, the odometer just turned 15K on my 2016 F150 in a little over a year, and I do not feel the same way about putting that many miles on my truck. I guess for me, the truck is transportation and the bike is, well, I don't know what the bike is. I just know I really enjoy throwing a leg over it when it comes time to ride.

So, what say you? How did you feel when you reached a certain number of miles on your new (or new to you) bike? Does/has the 'newness' ever wear off for you? On your bike, or any vehicle, for that matter?

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I bought my 13 new and I'm proud of every mile as they are all mine. I rolled over 30k awhile back.

My 08 was bought with only 12,100 and I'm not sure what it has now. I don't feel the same about those but I certainly don't mind adding them up.

My truck is a 2010 F150 and I just rolled over 24K. It pulls the boat and......that's about it. Every once in awhile it will do a truck thing but not often. It stays on the trickle charger.

My bikes are my transportation. I alternate the bikes depending on what needs I have. Basically, do I need the trunk to secure things or not. If so, I roll the 13. If not, I'll rock the 08.
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Are you telling us you bought your bike to keep it in the garage? We buy 'em to ride 'em. If we wanted a bike that doesn't get miles, we'd have bought a Harley.
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So, what say you? How did you feel when you reached a certain number of miles on your new (or new to you) bike? Does/has the 'newness' ever wear off for you? On your bike, or any vehicle, for that matter?

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The first few years with my XC were actually kind of rocky....It took quite a bit of time, money and frustration to get things worked out. Now 4 years and approaching 50,000 miles later I'm enjoying the bike more than I ever did. So in my case, I'm glad the 'newness" has worn off. It still feels rock solid, runs very strong and is setup exactly the way I want it, I'm looking forward to putting on these later miles.
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My 12 XCT is over 122,500. I don't ride quite as much as when I was working, but it is still my primary transportation. I live on a nasty dirt road so she shows her age to a degree. That's OK because I bought her to ride and she still runs and handles great.
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To me it is a source of pride to have high miles on a motorcycle that you put on there, not a bad thing. I've had my XR for 5 years and I only have 15k miles on it and wish I had time to have put more miles on it by now. I work 50+ hours a week, have another motorcycle, an ATV I also like to ride, and other hobbies (hunting season right now) but I never go more than a week without starting my bike and taking it somewhere, no matter what the weather.
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If it's at all possible...I just fall more in love with my Cross Country everytime I throw my leg over it!!

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If it's at all possible...I just fall more in love with my Cross Country everytime I throw my leg over it!!

Ride Safe,

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I fall MORE in love with YOUR Cross Country every time you post that picture - TASTY!!!!
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8) thanks man...

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Greetings, Gang.

I just turned 3K miles on my 2 month old, 2017 Cross Country. I am sad because the scoot now has 3K miles on it, and not zero. Or 1K, or even 2K. I am, however, equally happy because I have put those 3K on it. Heck, the odometer just turned 15K on my 2016 F150 in a little over a year, and I do not feel the same way about putting that many miles on my truck. I guess for me, the truck is transportation and the bike is, well, I don't know what the bike is. I just know I really enjoy throwing a leg over it when it comes time to ride.

So, what say you? How did you feel when you reached a certain number of miles on your new (or new to you) bike? Does/has the 'newness' ever wear off for you? On your bike, or any vehicle, for that matter?

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