Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Petersburg, Va, USA
Seems to me that if the mileage to failure seems low that it's because they are riding SLOW.
Be interesting to install a hobbs meter on a new bike and see the actual running time vs. what you'd expect by mileage... you've have to come up with some type of average speed per hour to do the comparison but it could be done.
I think no one ever bothers with a hobbs meter on motor vehicles with odometers because usually that's enough info right there.... I can see how odd operation with a lot of idling time (like police and fire vehicles) where they could come in handy.
'87 K100LT "Her Teutonic Majesty"
'79 XS750 "The Triple"
'72 A65T "The T-Bolt"
'68 B25 "The Blue Bike"