Author Is 20,000 miles a lot for a CBF buying second hand?  (Read 784 times)

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    Is 20,000 miles a lot for a CBF buying second hand?
    on: 06 January, 2023, 07:06:32 pm
    06 January, 2023, 07:06:32 pm
    Hi all.

    I know is a wide open question, but in general, if visible service history, is 20k any concern for a 2007?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Is 20,000 miles a lot for a CBF buying second hand?
    Reply #1 on: 07 January, 2023, 05:49:48 am
    07 January, 2023, 05:49:48 am
    If anything its too little, my 2006 CBF is on 60,000 miles, low vs high mileage is relevant to age. A 2007 vehicle on 20,000 miles has only done 1,300 miles per year, if that is 25 miles per week, or 50 miles per week for 6 months of the year, the engine has hardly ever warmed up and is likely to have excessive or premature wear for the mileage.

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    Re: Is 20,000 miles a lot for a CBF buying second hand?
    Reply #2 on: 07 January, 2023, 01:46:38 pm
    07 January, 2023, 01:46:38 pm
    Thats interesting, mines a 06 model with 16000 miles . shes mint but does;nt go. :005: was told it was a fuel pump needed :084:

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    Re: Is 20,000 miles a lot for a CBF buying second hand?
    Reply #3 on: 07 January, 2023, 08:13:45 pm
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    Standing vehicles corrode away from the inside out

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    Re: Is 20,000 miles a lot for a CBF buying second hand?
    Reply #4 on: 08 January, 2023, 04:37:10 am
    08 January, 2023, 04:37:10 am
    I did see a 2008 CAT-D with just 5k on the clock for the same price, I chickened out.

    Ended up buying a 2008 with 11k for 3100, full luggage and service history.

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    Re: Is 20,000 miles a lot for a CBF buying second hand?
    Reply #5 on: 09 January, 2023, 01:06:20 am
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    Low mileage Biffers aren't necessarily a problem. It's entirely possible they are kept in a damp free environment, some reasonable precautions taken if stored over the winter then used in the summer for ride-outs or maybe a tour, where they do get warm and roundly used. I would look for signs of one being kept in the damp by looking at the usual suspects. But really, there's two types of riders, those that ride year round, sun cracking the pavement or salty wet roads and blizzards or summer, dry days only riders. I think I know which I'd prefer when buying a bike. Within reason, condition is more important than mileage.

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    Re: Is 20,000 miles a lot for a CBF buying second hand?
    Reply #6 on: 09 January, 2023, 10:20:25 pm
    09 January, 2023, 10:20:25 pm
    It's not even run in! :169:

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    Re: Is 20,000 miles a lot for a CBF buying second hand?
    Reply #7 on: 11 January, 2023, 07:29:19 pm
    11 January, 2023, 07:29:19 pm
    Well, i'm back on the site after a few years having bought this 2008 Biffer below with 50k miles

    MOT till Jan 2024 with no advisories. Never failed an MOT, Engine sweet as a nut. Fully stamped with all receipts

    Extra bits and pieces include: Handbook, Hugger, Chain Oiler, New Back Tyre, Oxford Heated Grips, Venom Exhausts, Hand Winglet things,Givvi Maxia Top Box, Radiator Guard & Tinted Screen. All for 1,750.00  Only has a few marks






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