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So, 13000 mile in my first year with a full A licence on a 2015 CBR500R. I bought it because I wanted to learn how to *work* a bike rather than be the guy who can't corner and just squirts down the straight. However I want to move up a size before I put too many commuter miles on it. That will probably mean an older bike.

Miles aside, how old is too old for a daily ride?

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Well my zx6r is an 03 plate which is near on a daily commute so tbh age isn't or shouldn't be too much of the prohibitive factor more the service history of the bike your after as you could have a mint 25+year old bike of a bike that's a year old and knackered

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My dad used to ride a bike that was 40 years old. Had a new engine though, tyres, chain, wheels etc too of course - all the consumable stuff. He completely overhauled the folks too, and swapped out the sub frame, and frame too. Ran great. We'll, once he'd replaced the gearbox.

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My dad used to ride a bike that was 40 years old. Had a new engine though, tyres, chain, wheels etc too of course - all the consumable stuff. He completely overhauled the folks too, and swapped out the sub frame, and frame too. Ran great. We'll, once he'd replaced the gearbox.

 

A relief to see that the numbers plates stayed with the paperwork :lol:

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In my opinion older bikes are often better built so find one that's been looked after and it's a better but than something newer.

 

Exactly! When I buy a Japanese bike I expect to have something built in Japan......not something put together in some third world shithole.

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In my opinion older bikes are often better built so find one that's been looked after and it's a better but than something newer.

 

Exactly! When I buy a Japanese bike I expect to have something built in Japan......not something put together in some third world shithole.

 


Like Hull :?

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My 2002 Fazer has got 52k miles, bought it at 42k, used every day, rain or shine, commuting, trips, down to Cornwall.... Apart from consumables I didn't have any issues with her. There are some spots of rust on the frame but I don't mind, its normal.

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