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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

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    What do you guys think about the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ?
    A friend of mine (Mike) likes to work on motorcycles as a side job. He commutes on a SV1000 and has over 100K on it. He also has a high compression SV1000 rat bike he built out of his many spares. That bike is a hoot to ride (third gear power wheelies ). I personally don't know a lot about the V-Strom 1000's but believe the motors (at least the early years) are essentially de tuned SV1000 motors with different cam profiles. After all, the wee strom (650 version) is basically a SV650 motor with some tweaks.

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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

    I like the look of the BMW F700 GS and they seem to have some decent wind protection for touring
    These valves would need to be checked every 12k miles though.

    List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance-86078-jpg

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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

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    I like the look of the BMW F700 GS and they seem to have some decent wind protection for touring
    These valves would need to be checked every 12k miles though.

    List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance-86078-jpg
    The windshield doesn't look 6" tall?? Did you ride one yet?

    Valve checks more than TWO TIMES that of the FZ too?? Thought you wanted a low maintenance bike...


    There's nothing on You Tube re the 700 but the video's for the F800 look at least involved as the FZ if not more work:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFNYJT_KmM\

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZbnuXugS-s
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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by TownsendsFJR1300 View Post
    The windshield doesn't look 6" tall?? Did you ride one yet?

    Valve checks more than TWO TIMES that of the FZ too?? Thought you wanted a low maintenance bike...


    There's nothing on You Tube re the 700 but the video's for the F800 look at least involved as the FZ if not more work:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFNYJT_KmM\

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZbnuXugS-s
    Yes I am on the taller side. Depending on the model they come with a taller windshield.
    Yeah I do want a low maintenance bike, but I still like the looks of it
    I will probably end up sticking to a Yamaha, anyway since I was a kid always liked\rooted for Yamaha
    however in the meantime its always nice to research other bikes, but the Suzuki V-Strom would be high on my list if I was looking to buy now.
    In the mean time I will keep updating the first post with what I find out about maintenance miles...

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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

    I've been finding some mix information about the Kawasaki VERSYS 1000 The one PDF I found said Every 26,250 mi (42,000 km)
    But in some forums some people have mentioned 16k miles, so not sure if it changed at one point or another.

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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

    Surprisingly the Ducati multistrada 1260\950 Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold. Every 18,000 mi (30,000 km)
    hmm that is definitely a bike that would be on top of my list at the right price

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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

    You could get a Harley.

    They have hydraulic lifters, no adjustments to the valves, easy access to spark plugs, no coolant, no water pump, tires last for ever, no chain maintenance, etc...:

    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...iABEgKBpvD_BwE
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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

    Ummmm, you mentioned Ducati in a thread about reliable bikes.



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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

    OR, better yet, plug and play NO MAINTAINANCE :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbIGeuHbkHQ
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    Re: List of Motorcycle that require the least amount of maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by ShoopCE View Post
    Ummmm, you mentioned Ducati in a thread about reliable bikes.



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    I do not have any experience with Ducati's. I do like the way they look. I know I will most likely always drive a Yamaha at the end of the day as it makes the most sense

 

 
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