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Old 01-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Bikes with flaws you hate

a.k.a... bikes you like but would change this or that, etc...

i.e.

The previous Versys headlight



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

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Old 01-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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Basically, share your insights, niggles, or pet peeves you have about various bikes. This is a "glass-half-empty" kind of thread
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #4
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The stock seat on the Kawasaki Z750S that slides you into the tank all day.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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The stock seat on a Husqvarna TE610 that is little better than a shaped 2x4.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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The fake carbs on the Bonneville. They look nice... but fake is fake.

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #8
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Oh! ...and the rear fender/license plate holder on damn near every bike made these days!
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:37 PM   #9
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a.k.a... bikes you like but would change this or that, etc...

i.e.

The previous Versys headlight
I knd of like it.

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You just get some window tint and make a Punisher Skull out of it:

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I knd of like it.
I'd prefer this if I bought one:

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:04 PM   #11
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Pretty much every new bike out today has a major flaw....................it's listed right on the price tag.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #12
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The fake carbs on the Bonneville. They look nice... but fake is fake.

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).

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #13
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The fake carbs on the Bonneville. They look nice... but fake is fake.

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...
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lack of a 6th gear on the DRZ.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #15
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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

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lack of a 6th gear on the DRZ.
ditto
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