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#1 mrjo1340

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:39 AM

I know this is a very broad & general question, but I was wondering what the service life expectancy of the VT750C assuming that all maintenance is performed accordingly? The reason I ask is; I recently met a rider @ a gas station while out riding myself & he had a 2000 ACE with over 153K on it. Is that normal or a one off? He said that aside from regular fluid changes etc he has never needed to open up the motor to do some work. He claimed to be the first & only owner on it l & also said that he's from BC (west coast Canada) & rides there every summer. I'm from Ontario so for those of you from the US that's equivalent of riding approximately from New York to San Fran.
I'm almost @ 90K on my 03 & was wondering if anyone out there has over 100k on their ACE.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

I've seen plenty of bikes over 100K , no aces though.. Mines been rock solid for the last 14 years, hoping it stays that way, would love to give it to my kids !


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#3 Vomio

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:44 PM

It is not unusual to see them with over 100,000 miles in states with year round riding.

 

On another forum I sometimes visit, a guy has just past 152,000 miles on his '98 750 ACE with just regular maintenance. 

http://www.hondashad...-thread-10.html

 

My insurance agent told me that the average Canadian rider puts about 3,000 to 4,000 km on his bike annually, so in Canada it could last forever. (-;

 

The thing that seems to have them end up as recycling are accidents and it does not take a whole lot of damage for Insurance Companies to write them off.

 

Similarly stressed Honda car engines just keep going and going, and I see no reason a 750 ACE won't be capable of the same.



#4 OutportRider

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

This questions reminded me of this old discussion... http://www.750ace.co...ot-on-your-ace/


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