Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Southwest Washington state
50,000 miles on my 2014 500R
This is the second 2014 I've owned. I put about 15,000 miles on the first one and then gave it to my daughter. The current one I bought used with 3,000 miles and I just turned 50,000. I just finished a bunch of maintenance including:
valve adjustment check (see valve adjustment thread for results)
oil and filter change
fork oil change
clean and re-oil K&N air filter
checked front sprocket wear (it was replaced at 30+K miles).
On this bike I have gone through six rear tires and four fronts. A couple of times the rear tire was not quite down to the wear bars but I was starting on a long trip and needed a tire that would make it. I also had one rear puncture that was not repairable.
I have replace both front and rear brake pads and the spark plugs once at a 30,000 mile valve check. I think the plugs could have easily gone to 50K.
I am on the third drive chain, which is surprising. The first one lasted 16,000 miles and so did the second one. The third one is an EK chain and is wearing much better.
The first 500 that I gave to my daughter had a battery failure with a shorted cell. It also had some minor shifting problems (missed shifts periodically). My daughter says this still happens but is rare. This bike has had no mechanical or electrical problems at all.
I really love this bike and expect to get 100,000 miles out of it. The previous bike was a Kawasaki Ninja 650 that I put 115,000 miles on, but it did not have the quality or fit and finish of this Honda.