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Re: How many 100,000 mile Harleys have you seen?

More than you think....my old 85 FLHT is on its third owner(I was first) and has 97k. My neighbor's 87 has 102k(2 top end rebuilds and sundry other fixes but nothing we couldnt do ourselves in a Saturday and a case of Beer).Theres an old ratty shovel running around that was bought new in 67 by my buddy's uncle and has been on the road almost continuously since then with many owners. I dont know how much of the motor is original but all rebuilds have been done by owner or local non-dealer mechanics and I can guarantee it has a lot more than 100k on the clock(which hasnt worked for years).Harleys can be ridden hard for years if you do the routine maintenance and are a reasonably capable backyard mechanic. If you need an article on how to change oil and want to ride it hard and dont have a good local mechanic you can trust...buy a Honda. If a rainy saturday morning in the garage doing an oil change and a tuneup is fun for you and taking the primary cover of f dont give you apoplexy.you can ride one hard and long and get good service
 

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Re: How much does a de-comissioned bike sell for?

Many of the choppers of the 60's and 70's were built from police bikes bought in police auctions in lots of between 5 and 10 at less than 500 bucks each. Swap meets at the time were full of police seats,bags,lights etc.
 
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