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Old 08-03-2012, 01:09 PM   #241
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i'll chime in. some of these may seem a little extreme to you, it's intended as entertainment.

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if i think of more, i'll be back. enjoy!
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:09 PM   #242
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i'll test ride anything, so challenge accepted! let the pain begin!

...should i alligator clip my nipples for reference? shotgun blast to the buttocks? fill my bladder to the bursting point with air via catheter?

come on. there's gotta be a MC seat out there that's more comfortable than being set on fire or taking an active plasma cutter to the eye...
My airhead RT seat is pretty good - Slippery now it's 27 years old and the vinyl has gone hard and shiny but it's still ok to sit on for hours at a time. It does seem like the sort of thing that most manufacturers would have pretty well figured out so it always surprises me when I come across a truly bad one (like my DR350 before I put the Seat Concepts kit on it).
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #243
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^^^it just makes me wonder if modern bikes are tested as thoroughly as the manufacturers suggest.

they build engines that can run on feces mixed with gasoline, and substitute baby food for synthetic motor oil in a pinch...but can they build a seat that will not make the rider beg for death? i'm still waiting. oh wait, it was that crossbones. it pisses me off that that seat was on a bike that uses bottlecaps for brake pads and has the leaning abilities of the Giza Pyramids. don't get me wrong, it was a fun ride. i just know that we sacrifice our gluteus maximi for no other reason than to appease the bean counters...when i am at this point willing to have $1000 added to the msrp of every new motorcycle in the world if it means a comfortable seat.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #244
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My KTM 625 SMC has so many flaws i hate.

The seat is feels like you're sitting on a 2x4, the narrow way.

The vibration is terrible. My wrists and arms are killing me after about 150 miles. (luckily i've long lost feeling in my ass by then)

The stock gas tank is a joke. 1.6 gallons before i have to switch to reserve.

No, Its not made by Kawasaki, dumbass.

LC4 oil changes are stupid. Its a fucking oil change, why does it have to be so complicated?

I realize most of those flaws can be fixed, but its more money than i have to spend at the moment.

And somehow, every time I find a corner, ANY corner. I immediately forgive every single flaw that bike has. The bike is just unreal. Everything about it is just telepathic. The steering, the brakes, the throttle response. I love it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #245
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barely a start if you had a KTM

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To change the oil on a BMW F650GS you have to

unbolt the faux gas tank left side cover -- 5 bolts

unbolt the splash guard == 3 bolts

unbolt the front sprocket cover (to get to the filter insert) -- three bolts

unbolt the filter insert cover -- three bolts

Drain the oil tank

Drain the engine -- drain plug

Change the filter insert

fill it with oil

bolt everything back again (14 or so bolts)

Why BMW? Why?

====Yamaha -- 1 drain plug and unscrew the filter -- 10 minutes and done.
Add removal of left fairing, gas tank, batter cover, skid plate, glove box, several hoses connecting tanks, and a couple screens. I think I could put a top end in my dirt bike in less time.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:42 PM   #246
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This is a very interesting thread. 245 posts from people who own bikes with annoying faults. 245. And only 2 posts are about flaws on Harley Davidson motorcycles. I would have thought that there would have been more, being as how they are held in such low regard by many. I guess there are a lot of happy Harley Davidson owners out there.






















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Old 08-29-2012, 04:06 AM   #247
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This is a very interesting thread. 245 posts from people who own bikes with annoying faults. 245. And only 2 posts are about flaws on Harley Davidson motorcycles. I would have thought that there would have been more, being as how they are held in such low regard by many. I guess there are a lot of happy Harley Davidson owners out there.
Or people who can't tolerate annoying faults and therefore post about them on the net don't buy Harleys in the first place?
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:12 AM   #248
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Or people who can't tolerate annoying faults and therefore post about them on the net don't buy Harleys in the first place?

i was think the same thimg that no one buy harleys are 99% are crap
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:28 AM   #249
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i was think the same thimg that no one buy harleys are 99% are crap
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:45 AM   #250
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This is a very interesting thread. 245 posts from people who own bikes with annoying faults. 245. And only 2 posts are about flaws on Harley Davidson motorcycles. I would have thought that there would have been more, being as how they are held in such low regard by many. I guess there are a lot of happy Harley Davidson owners out there.




did you not see my post earlier about the seat on the crossbones?
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:00 AM   #251
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Or people who can't tolerate annoying faults and therefore post about them on the net don't buy Harleys in the first place?
I was speaking from experience btw; I used to own British cars, but I had drunk the kool-aid, so to speak. And then there comes a point where you know so much about what fails and how to fix it and which is the best version of each part that you're committed.

Then I discovered modern Japanese cars.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:04 AM   #252
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This is a very interesting thread. 245 posts from people who own bikes with annoying faults. 245. And only 2 posts are about flaws on Harley Davidson motorcycles. I would have thought that there would have been more, being as how they are held in such low regard by many. I guess there are a lot of happy Harley Davidson owners out there.
You have to ride them not trailer them to figure out annoying faults.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:23 AM   #253
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This is a very interesting thread. 245 posts from people who own bikes with annoying faults. 245. And only 2 posts are about flaws on Harley Davidson motorcycles. I would have thought that there would have been more, being as how they are held in such low regard by many. I guess there are a lot of happy Harley Davidson owners out there.
The things I would consider annoying faults - Foot-forward riding position, noise, lack of HP, vibration, engine heat, noise, etc., are either the reasons why owners purchased the things in the first place, or self-inflicted modifications (noise.)
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:30 AM   #254
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...only 2 posts are about flaws on Harley Davidsons...waveydavey
The Harley owners may prefer to bitch about them on their own marque specific forums, for whatever reason.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:09 AM   #255
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Can't handle the truth.

I have 7 motorcycles in my garage. One is a '99' Sportster. It is the least needy, easiest to maintain, cheapest to insure, biggest grin to ride, and likely the most dependable bike in the fleet. I say "likely most dependable" because it's up against a Honda CRF230, and they don't get any tougher than that. Haters gotta hate I guess.
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