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Last year at around 180,000km and I've owned it since new. Non genuine front sprockets since they became available in Oz.
My secret is ignore Honda and give it a bit more slack in the chain.


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180,000kms! :oops: very impressive. Good call on having less chain tension, i agree.
How is the bike going? ever had a rebuild or freshen up? does it burn much oil?

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Had to replace cam chains at about 145,000 km so I got the clutch kit replaced and Pro-link bearings too. I bought the parts and should have done them myself but paid to have them done.
It probably needs a rebuild but it's still going strong so I'm leaving it. Most of the time it uses no oil, though on one occasion in the last 3 years it did drink about 0.5L between services.
The ICU/ECM died in January but it took until August to get around to properly prove keys, key antenna and wiring were not to blame.
The Ignitech unit cost $334.??, less than 1/3 of genuine and took 3 weeks to arrive, while genuine was minimum 6 weeks from Japan.
I then had to get used to riding it again as it felt like it wanted to fall in its side in corners. It turns out my current favourite bike, a Suzuki xf650 Freewind that has similar ergonomics but lighter with wider tyres and is great fun in the twisty stuff also takes more steering input to corner.
A case of remember which bike you're on and how it reacts to steering inputs etc.
For the age and distance traveled it's a great bike.
 

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Last year at around 180,000km and I've owned it since new. Non genuine front sprockets since they became available in Oz.
My secret is ignore Honda and give it a bit more slack in the chain.


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this is not the original gearbox shaft, it has been changed

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That is fairly common with bikes fitted with this type of front sprocket. Loosen the chain a little and greatly extend the life of the shaft.
 
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