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southwade 01-17-2012 12:51 PM

Bikes with flaws you hate
 
a.k.a... bikes you like but would change this or that, etc...

i.e.

The previous Versys headlight

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/photog...i_Versys_5.jpg

The tank ridge on the Ninja 250r, I can't get my knee under it.

http://www.wordmotorcycle.info/wp-co...Ninja-250R.jpg

southwade 01-17-2012 12:56 PM

Basically, share your insights, niggles, or pet peeves you have about various bikes. This is a "glass-half-empty" kind of thread :D

klaviator 01-17-2012 12:58 PM

I had a 83 Yamaha Venture. It was a great bike. A full dress touring bikes that I could stay with most of my friends on their sport bikes. It also had linked brakes. They sucked. I will never buy another bike with linked brakes.

pjm204 01-17-2012 01:02 PM

The stock seat on the Kawasaki Z750S that slides you into the tank all day.

Yossarian™ 01-17-2012 01:17 PM

The stock seat on a Husqvarna TE610 that is little better than a shaped 2x4.

southwade 01-17-2012 01:26 PM

The fake carbs on the Bonneville. They look nice... but fake is fake.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1jSG8OlfFV...ville-T100.jpg

southwade 01-17-2012 01:30 PM

The exhaust

Z1000

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--4KtFQAqnC..._Z1000_001.jpg

southwade 01-17-2012 01:32 PM

Oh! ...and the rear fender/license plate holder on damn near every bike made these days!

DAKEZ 01-17-2012 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by southwade (Post 17774192)
a.k.a... bikes you like but would change this or that, etc...

i.e.

The previous Versys headlight

I knd of like it. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdaniels (Post 9148564)
You just get some window tint and make a Punisher Skull out of it:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/...cdc5f7f142.jpg


southwade 01-17-2012 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAKEZ (Post 17774558)
I knd of like it. :D

I'd prefer this if I bought one:

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/l...ntSC/002-3.jpg

klaviator 01-17-2012 02:04 PM

Pretty much every new bike out today has a major flaw....................it's listed right on the price tag.

lemieuxmc 01-17-2012 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by southwade (Post 17774470)
The fake carbs on the Bonneville. They look nice... but fake is fake.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1jSG8OlfFV...ville-T100.jpg

Yeah... if you are going to the trouble of making fake carbs, at least you could make them fake Amal concentrics or flat slide Keihins!

Complexity (often due to Govt regs) and price make most new motos unattractive to me (plus the fact that lots of them really are butt-ugly).

eightangrybears 01-17-2012 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by southwade (Post 17774470)
The fake carbs on the Bonneville. They look nice... but fake is fake.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1jSG8OlfFV...ville-T100.jpg

I'm not sure what you mean...is this just the newer Bonnevilles? I have a 77 750 Tiger (same as a Bonnie) and its carb is real. I'm guessing when they changed to fuel injection they just kept "fake carbs" in the spots of the the old real ones? If that's the case, then I definitely disapprove...

LittleRedToyota 01-17-2012 03:00 PM

lack of a 6th gear on the DRZ.

southwade 01-17-2012 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eightangrybears (Post 17775016)
I'm not sure what you mean...is this just the newer Bonnevilles? I have a 77 750 Tiger (same as a Bonnie) and its carb is real. I'm guessing when they changed to fuel injection they just kept "fake carbs" in the spots of the the old real ones? If that's the case, then I definitely disapprove...

Read the part about "Carb Foolery"
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-88138.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by LittleRedToyota (Post 17775212)
lack of a 6th gear on the DRZ.

ditto


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