You ask, the RideApart community answers: How many miles is too many miles on a used bike?

You ask, the community answers. It's Ask RideApart. This week: How many miles are too many miles on a used bike?

This week's question comes from reader Tim, who's taking advantage of low prices over the winter to shop for an upgrade to his Ducati Monster. He asks, "There are some amazing deals on early and mid-2000s sportbikes out there, but many have 20,000 plus miles on them. Should I worry about high mileages? How much life do these bikes realistically have left in them?"

So, readers, can you help Tim? Do motorcycles simply fall apart at a certain mileage point or will they keep ticking along longer than expected?

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