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Old 08-26-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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Mileage and modified sprockets

I constantly read for sale posts on CL, and I see things like:

"33, miles, but is actually much lower because I changed the sprockets blah blah blah."

But, is this actually true? It would seem to me that if run -1/+2, your engine has to turn that much more, but you just don't travel as many physical miles.

So, a bike with 33xxx miles on the odometer actually has that many miles on the engine, but maybe hasn't traveled that far.

Does that makes sense?
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:17 PM   #2
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Yes. Engine wear is mostly why you care how many miles a used bike has, so that is what matters more than how far it rolled down the road.
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Personally, I think it's silly when people say "miles are lower bc of gearing". I don't think it really impacts the total mileage as much as people think. But I also think that if you're going to change gearing on your streetbike, you might as well spend the extra coin to get your speedo corrected. But then again, I can be a perfectionist...
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Yes. Engine wear is mostly why you care how many miles a used bike has, so that is what matters more than how far it rolled down the road.
That's what I figured.
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The difference with a sprocket change is negligible. What you are really hearing is typically a younger, less educated rider trying to sell a bike...which means you should be on the lookout for any and every little thing that could actually be wrong with the bike.

Oil changes, crash damage, dinged rims...evidence of a stunta cage...

As an aside, once the motor is running wear is actually remarkably low. Most wear on a motor happens at startup. It's not hard to get 250,000 miles out of a modern motorcycle motor.

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