I ran my 88 for 49,000 miles with the org tensioners and at over 50,000 still has the org stator
I have rode rice before but if ya want the the bike that everyone tries to duplicate, make the sound the same and designI got into an argument with a Harley basher (who rides a Honda) who said that the average life expectancy of a Twin Cam 88 is 40 thousand miles. I argued, but had nothing to back it up. I've owned three Harley's and never had any engine (or trans) problems, but none of them have gone over 25K before I bought the next.
Assuming regular maintainence, average riding conditions and no engine mods (except the Harley tax), what's your experience/opinion?
A hd with 300,000 miles is still easier and cheaper to overhaul than a h0nda with 300,000 miles, even when you pay for 2 (for the hd). Most people just throw the honda away.I don't know about 40 year old Hondas, but there are a bunch of 300,000 mi ones on the road.
Not all Honda riders are H-D bashers, H-D makes great bikes.:cheers: