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Old 12-31-2012, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Yamaha longevity?

Can anyone give me an idea on how long one can expect the 4 cylinder of an Apex or Warrior to run. I know this is arbitrary and can vary, looking to see if there is some long lasting trend mainly in a trail riding setting..

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yamaha is known for their dependability. A 4 stroke should basically last forever if properly maintained. I've heard 20 - 30K miles......
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There is/was a guy over at the ty4stroke.com forum that put over 50,000 miles on his '05 RS Venture. I've heard that record has since been surpassed, but can't remember where I read that (same forum perhaps).
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Can't speak on all yamahas but i have a sx500R since 2001 and the only thing its ever needed was the carbs cleaned a couple times. Then again i get them looked at before winter anyway.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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define 'longevity'... Sort of like the original axe I got from my grandpa... 2 different axe heads, 4 handles, but its the same axe.

Anyway, by the time you have hit 50k (or whatever high mileage), you will have touched pretty much every part of the sled, multiple times. Any part that wears out will have have most likely worn out and been replaced. Not to mention, maintenance and riding style are far more important than the number on the odometer.

Anyway though, as others have mentioned, yamaha is known for reliability. Even owners of other brands will admit that one!
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