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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. 



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.

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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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