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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Lowering miles on a bike

I was on ebay checking out parts for the R6 when I ran across a cluster off of a used 08-12 R6 for about $150 with only around 1,000 miles on it. Is it just me or is it scary to think that a person can just throw this cluster on his bike that actually has 30,000 miles when he wants to sell. Is there any security against this? I understand you write the miles on the title when you buy it, but if you bought the bike with low miles, no one would know if you put 3 or 30,000 miles on the bike. Just another thing to look out for when buying used I guess!

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 10:14 AM
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Re: Lowering miles on a bike

I think its pretty easy to tell what a bike with 1000 miles looks like as compared to a bike with 30,000 .
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I was on ebay checking out parts for the R6 when I ran across a cluster off of a used 08-12 R6 for about $150 with only around 1,000 miles on it. Is it just me or is it scary to think that a person can just throw this cluster on his bike that actually has 30,000 miles when he wants to sell. Is there any security against this? I understand you write the miles on the title when you buy it, but if you bought the bike with low miles, no one would know if you put 3 or 30,000 miles on the bike. Just another thing to look out for when buying used I guess!
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No way man. If you keep your shit clean and taken care of you would never know if it had that many miles.




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My bike has over 30k on it and you can eat off any part of it. No oil drips, no frame rash, no nothing that if it were to be dressed in street skins, it could look as good as new. I'm particularly anal about maintenance and keeping shit CLEAN.

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My 04 has 28k an it's clean but every time you register a bike or car the mileage is recorded so doing a cluster change is illegal if your not open about the real mileage of the bike


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Re: Lowering miles on a bike

Where I'm from every time the bike is registered the km get recorded on the registration. So you can easily tell if they did that or not.
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Lets say you register the bike and it currently has 400 miles on it, 3 years later it could have 30,000 miles on it and change the cluster right before you sell. no one would ever know..

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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:58 AM
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Re: Lowering miles on a bike

ive often pondered this, i bought new but lets see where this goes.
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