As for this question if your thread "--do bikes mileage work like a car, as far as mechanics and part go...?--". The answer is yes & no. After all a mile is a mile be it by foot, tank, truck, bicycle, etc.
As for parts being avaliable immeditely then NO & often you have to wait a few days to a week. Sure in most cases, but then not all, the shop will have your tyres & a few things like that.
A gear change lever that must be replaced to sometimes even a clutch or brake lever often has to be brought in.
You have a better chance ot getting better service if all shops are equal & you deal with the shop that sells your make of bike.
You cannot roll into a car shop for m/c service for sure & if you have a flat on the hwy & get yourself into a local carge shop again they will not have what is needed.
One advantage of a cage is you can roll into almost any shop & have your cage worked on even if they are just a small town shop that works on cages & not a cage shop that sells such vehicles.
True you might find a backyard m/c mechanic that will work on your bike, but then that is a different story.
Last edited by Smitty; 04-14-2005 at 12:59 PM.