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duck

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/173317096268?ul_noapp=true


Which begs the question:  In the US we use the term mileage when referring to how far a vehicle has traveled since leaving the dealer.  What term is used in metric countries?  Kilometerage?


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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indian036

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Many of us metric countries used imperial in the living memory of some of us. Here in Oz, we use mileage, knowing that it’s weird. 

I don’t know about places like France, the home of metric many generations ago. 😊. If someone in the know doesn’t reply, I’ll ask my son-in-law (beau-fils in French).

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

Dai

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171,000Km isn't that high... 106,000 miles. I'm sneaking up on that and there's quite a few on here that have done a lot more. I clocked 328,000Km (205,000 miles) on one of my Guzzis before some f****** git decided they needed it for a bonfire.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
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Barry in IN

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It's miles.  And it's in Iowa, so if anyone is headed to the MOA rally, maybe they can pick it up on the way and impress people with how far they traveled to get there.


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1992 K75s
    

robmack

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Kilomètrage is the correct term.  French in origin (why not, the metric system was invented there) and means "kilomètre +‎ -age".  It's been Anglicised to kilometrage.  To use "mileage" to represent total kilometres driven is colloquial at best.


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Robert
1987 K75 @k75retro.blogspot.ca
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MartinW

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In issue No 41 Old Bike Australasia there is an article on a 1993 K75 RT with 1.2 million kilometres on it's original engine. I have a copy for which I swapped two of my more current magazines off a dental hospital. 91 K75RT on Fleabay - 171K - that's some respectable mileage 723598
Regards Martin.


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Gaz

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Yeah Martin, I read that article as well - made me feel good about my K75 only having 129,000km on it.


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Gaz
1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

RicK G

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I have one of a few remaining customers with an 87 K75s and it has 306,000km on it and still runs as sweet as. She usually turns up on a Sunday morning, unannounced, and wants everything done before she goes home to the Gold Coast.


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And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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MartinW

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I'm pretty sure my bricks going to outlast me. 91 K75RT on Fleabay - 171K - that's some respectable mileage 177381 I want to take it with me just in case the Harley mob are right and God rides a Harley ( I really don't believe he would). Who want's to ride a Harley for all eternity? Might as well go to the other place it would be less tortuous. 91 K75RT on Fleabay - 171K - that's some respectable mileage 44271
Regards Martin.


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