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    Navy Federal Credit Union Motorcycle Advice

    I just received an email from Navy Federal which provided some advice for purchasing a motorcycle. Generally it was pretty good, i.e. evaluate the size to fit your body, decide the purpose (sport, transportation or touring), etc. However it gave one bit of advice which I'm sure readers here will find interesting: "Motorcycle engines don't last as long as car engines. Any bike with more than 30,000 miles may need a new engine soon."
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    As an NFCU member for nearly 40 years, I'm so proud to be affiliated with an organization with such state-of-the-art technical expertise and useful advice.

    They need to stick to interest rates.
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    Smile

    They meant "nautical miles."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    "Motorcycle engines don't last as long as car engines. Any bike with more than 30,000 miles may need a new engine soon."
    200+ years of tradition unimpeded by progress..............
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    Uh oh, that means I've got four bikes due for engine rebuilds.
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    I was in the Navy...we had not one motorcycle in our regiment's inventory....lots of earth movers, cranes and Cats...but no motorcycles. US Naval Construction - Seabees. They apparently documented this experience from all the Fleet's motorcycle inventory?
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    I made a photo of a Navy motorcycle (probably WWII vintage) in the Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham:DSC_5748.jpg

    I bet the US Navy didn't expect it to quit at 30K Miles...
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