I bought my 05 1300S in February of 2016 with 11,346 miles. I now have just over 14,000 miles. 1,600 of those miles were ridden in an eight day trip in October of 2016 in Arkansas. I am a stay at home dad so I don't get to ride during the weekdays very much at all. I guess I have done better than the previous owner. He had owned the bike for a year and a half and put only 340 miles on it in that time.
Love the bike and would love to ride more. I guess when the young one hits school age (another 2 years) I can start hitting the roads for some short day trips or find a job I can ride back and forth to.
Bought a 2009 1300R new in 2011. Have 22K on it now. I kept it completely stock and I do all the maintenance myself. It runs exactly the same as the day I bought it. I expect it to go at least another 110K.
Just got back from three week, 3000 mile trip, with my wife as passenger, up California coast and back down through Red Bluff and gold country on my 2005 1300R bought new in late 2005. Odometer turned over 71000 miles. Rode it to work for several years but not for the last 6 years before I retired this January at 68. Absolutely no troubles, have only replaced tires, brakes, fluids, cables over all these years. Probably will replace windshield this year.
On my 2nd VTX1800. The 1st one was a new 03 C model that I bought new in 06 . About 12,500 miles on her when a hit n run 1/2 ton truck hit me on the right side & back end of the bike in Oct 2009. I lived but my beautiful 1800C died (bent frame) RIP. After putting 23k on a new 2008 Suzuki Bking (oh my was she FAST) that I bought in 2010, & a 2005 Goldwing that I bought in 2012 with 16k on her that now has 59k on her and I still have it . I now have a 2007 1800N with 18,250 miles on her that I added to the stable 2 years ago this month.
I have a 2003 VTX1300s in Canada with 97,000 Km. That would be close to 60,000 mi. It is running great I change the oils every year and oil the clutch cable annually. I am thinking of a full tune up in the spring.
purchased in May 2019, 20,750 miles.
Still runs good, no issues, basic maintenance, brake pads and oil changes.
My mechanic told me "you ride a lot" I asked why do you say that, and his reply was that in 2 years you are ready for another set of tires. You wear them out, most of my customers have them changed because they get old.
Maybe so, but compared to some you on this forum, I am thinking not so much.
I purchased mine new because my friend talked me into it he had a 126,000 miles on his VTX 1300 and still going strong of course good regular maintenance i was all set to buy a Harley saved myself over $10,000 dollars love my X This is a good forum a great group of people here ready to help you i did all my own maintenance because of this forum