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how many hours you got?

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I assume the miles / hours start over with a new gauge so if the previous owner changes due to failure, crashing or a crook then you start over.
So at what hour count would you guys say no thanks to a used machine?

Granted a well maintained machine with high hours is always better than, a machine with 10 hours where the owner forgot to put the oil back in after a oil change.
I am still trying to figure out what the lifecycle of an atv is.
My 94 Bayou 220 should not be alive based on the visible abuse it has taken over the decades.
My 01 Traxter shows a very low mileage yet the tires were worn out.....hmmmmm. Garage kept and well maintained but still likely more time on it than shown.
The 04 outlander 400 has the original tires (well 3 of them) still in decent shape as well as what I would consider low miles and hours but is now old so there is that thing we all dread... time.

I also assume the bigger the engine the more time it spends at lower throttle settings than a small machine that runs at higher rpm all the time just to keep up. I also assume the riding you do has a great effect, life in the mud vs a strictly trail rig must effect the longevity.

What hours have you seen (without a rebuild) on .....
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"Unfortunately most of the BRP machines with higher mileage. The instrument cluster is either not working or stops at a certain hour. "

I hope this has no effect of the running of the machine such as ...
an immobilizer (key sense).
built in efi sensors like air temp or pressure

Some motorcycles will no longer run if the gauge is not working / broken. I would think this would be a deal breaker on a atv/sbs where damage is expected. Still sad to hear the electrics do not hold up better.
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