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OK- I put this in the 'General' area because I know some of you have other rides- but this is for the CX/GLs ONLY.



I'll start. Start of the 2011 season- here's my pic.





The 111 miles you see was me keeping track of the miles on my new tires..... factoring in everything, I started the 2011 season with 34,151 miles. Now to keep a running log of the miles for this season






Where are you starting your season??
 

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I keep a log of my yearly mileage with my maintenance records. Also when ever I do maintenance, such as tire replacement, I log the mileage in the records so I can keep track of the miles on the parts as well as keeping a chronological record. I rode 4258 miles last season, my wife rode 3520.
 

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Well I can tell you that when I started riding two weeks ago I was at 65,002. That's a pretty good round number to start at.
 

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I wanted to do this, but I've got about 5-6 weeks of riding with no speedometer this year so far, and about 5-6 months of it last year....
 

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This year is the only one that counts. If you have to borrow the speedometer off that gl650 you're getting if it has one.
 

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Dak,ill abstain on this one,as our seasons dont coincide.i ride all through the year,but a lot less in july,august and the first couple weeks of september
 

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Dak,ill abstain on this one,as our seasons dont coincide.i ride all through the year,but a lot less in july,august and the first couple weeks of september


Bandit,



I have often thought about how many miles people actually put on their bikes during their riding season- barring some longer vacation times where it's one big motorcycle trip. I had my bike last year, but did not get much riding in- so this year I'm just keeping track of my miles and figured I'd let everybody in on the fun! LOL



-and it doesn't have to be just miles, maybe you did something out of the ordinary and had a blast while logging the miles.....



Does your 'a lot less' come to a stop? How much do you put on the bike per year then?



~MK
 

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I just finished my first tank of gas today at 144 miles. I wrote down what I started with in my record book before I went on my first ride but don't have that right now, I should have done what you did, DK, and took a pic of the odometer.
 

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We had an unofficial "contest" a few years back...here



Started about this time of year and went through November.
 

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This year is the only one that counts. If you have to borrow the speedometer off that gl650 you're getting if it has one.
I'm still almost 2 months behind, and it isn't the speedometer, or the cable, so that leads me to believe it's the retaining gear box I think is the name, the washer thing behind the speedometer sending unit... And I won't have the GL here till round the 9th
 

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We had an unofficial "contest" a few years back...here



Started about this time of year and went through November.
LMAO.... that's some pretty good reading. I wasn't meaning to make it a contest though- just to satisfy my curiousity. I put somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 miles on mine last year..... I was happy with it, it was apart a lot of the time and I was just dipping my toes in the waters of motorcycle ownership.



I will say though, those rules cracked me up... is this still a member of our group?
 

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As you read, it wasn't a really a real contest here either, we just sort of called it that and had some fun. Glad you enjoyed the "rules" too. Yes, DrNeo, the "organizer" is still around though he has not been active lately.
 

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Bandit,



I have often thought about how many miles people actually put on their bikes during their riding season-.......



-and it doesn't have to be just miles, maybe you did something out of the ordinary and had a blast while logging the miles.....



Does your 'a lot less' come to a stop? How much do you put on the bike per year then?



~MK
hey DAK,probably around 7 or 8k miles a year.most days i ride to work[unless rain is forcast].

then every weekend,sat.and sun.

but,like i said,the summer is a killer.stopping every few miles to take on water.there is no pleasure in it.

this time of year is great,30c.

some of june,july,aug and september.on the weekends,yes i go out for a ride,but im back home with the bike under cover at about 2pm.
 

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Great idea DMK!

I've been more of a fair weather rider the last several years. I seem to average about 1200 miles/ year.

It will prolly be a few weeks till I get my CX out. We still have lots of snow and ice.
 

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I'll start out this year at 39,200, and am getting really close to tanking up for the second time since installing radiator.



 

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I am fortunate to have 7 bikes with motors, 3 dirt, 4 street. The GT gets most of the highway/trip mileage, while the



Hondas share the city riding. Last year the CX racked up about 800, thats why I change/service my bikes on time, not



distance. I wish I was retired so I could spend more time enjoying the rides.
 

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I am fortunate to have 7 bikes with motors, 3 dirt, 4 street. The GT gets most of the highway/trip mileage, while the



Hondas share the city riding. Last year the CX racked up about 800, thats why I change/service my bikes on time, not



distance. I wish I was retired so I could spend more time enjoying the rides.




CX/GL only... lol.... I wanna see what these old runners do!!!
 

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hey DAK,probably around 7 or 8k miles a year.most days i ride to work[unless rain is forcast].

then every weekend,sat.and sun.

but,like i said,the summer is a killer.stopping every few miles to take on water.there is no pleasure in it.

this time of year is great,30c.

some of june,july,aug and september.on the weekends,yes i go out for a ride,but im back home with the bike under cover at about 2pm.


My wife and I use Camelbaks to keep hydrated in the summer. We put several cubes of ice in and then fill up with water or juice. We rig them up so we can use the drinking tube hands free. One nice thing is that you can stop in to a gas station or fast food place and refill. You can find them pretty cheap on e-bay or at thrift stores. I picked up a practically brand new one at a thrift store a couple of years ago for $5.00.
 

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My wife and I use Camelbaks to keep hydrated in the summer. We put several cubes of ice in and then fill up with water or juice. We rig them up so we can use the drinking tube hands free. One nice thing is that you can stop in to a gas station or fast food place and refill. You can find them pretty cheap on e-bay or at thrift stores. I picked up a practically brand new one at a thrift store a couple of years ago for $5.00.
Stubby,its not just the fluid side[although that idea is great]is the physical state of being under the august sun
 
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