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Author Topic: High-Mileage B12's out there?  (Read 13243 times)

Offline China Greg

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Re: High-Mileage B12's out there?
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2016, 12:58:42 PM »
OK! Whew! Long time since I last visited this post..

At this point my 1998 black B12 has at least 130,000 miles on it. Hard to tell exactly; I'm on my second speedo.

I went through a REPEATED motor-rebuild process in the past couple of years, trying to root-out naggy vibration issues, (turned out my JE pistons were worn after 90K on them!).

Great bike... +1 sprocket up front makes it feel like it has a Sixth gear...modified (flattened) Corbin to fit my ample beehind...JE 1216cc kit.. light headwork...Yosh RS-3 can.. Hyperpro shock, Progressive springs, Racetech kit... drag bars... Adaptiv TPX radar detector... NEP throttle lock... steel lines, wave rotors...

What's not to like? I just had it to the track in August...two years ago did 12,000 miles with it around the country in same config.

Now B12 has a baby brother: SV1000S, which fills-in for shorter, faster rides... ALSO modded with good suspension, etc.

A nice place to be
Black '98 B12S, JE 1216cc bore kit, port work, Yosh RS3, Ivan jetting, drag bars, modified Corbin Gunfighter, Hyperpro shock, Racetech Gold valve kit, stainless lines, Wave rotors, polished wheels, fender eliminator, bar-end mirrors, NEP throttle lock, Adaptiv TPX radar detector...140K miles

Offline EvilRanger

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Re: High-Mileage B12's out there?
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2017, 05:08:58 PM »
My 2005 has just clicked over the 50K mark.

Offline China Greg

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Re: High-Mileage B12's out there?
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2017, 05:46:11 PM »
50K... excellent. Happy Birthday, GSF!

How's it running at this point?
Issues?
Complaints?
Mods?
Black '98 B12S, JE 1216cc bore kit, port work, Yosh RS3, Ivan jetting, drag bars, modified Corbin Gunfighter, Hyperpro shock, Racetech Gold valve kit, stainless lines, Wave rotors, polished wheels, fender eliminator, bar-end mirrors, NEP throttle lock, Adaptiv TPX radar detector...140K miles

Offline RDUBandit

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Re: High-Mileage B12's out there?
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2018, 11:22:52 PM »
I'm a hair shy of 47000 miles on my '04 B12S.  Runs great, but I just installed a Holeshot stage 1 jet kit, 5° timing advancer, and a 19-row Earl's cooler (twice the capacity of the OEM).  I believe the gas mileage is now a bit better, and it runs about 10-15° cooler.

I sold this bike at~96000 miles and it was still running like a champ.  The cam chain tensioner was at the end of its usefulness, but I replaced it with the APE manual unit and all was well.  Sorta sorry I traded it, although the FJR is a great touring rig.
Dave...
2004 Bandit 1200S (>92k miles; lotsa mods; SOLD)
2002 Bandit 1200 (>13k miles; more mods)
1997 Bandit 1200 (>3k miles; most mods)
2005 Ducati Monster S4R (>48k miles; ditto)
2003 Triumph Speed Triple (SOLD)
2013 Yamaha FJR1300 (5k miles)
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