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Old 12-23-2008, 05:50 PM   #1
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Cool2 What is the worst bike you ever owned?

The one that let you down even though you took great care of it, or the one that was an absolute terror to ride: flexible flyer frame, "excuses" instead of brakes etc. ?
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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I got lucky..... all the bikes I have owned and I don't regret any of them.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:38 PM   #4
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I had a Harley once, for about 2000 miles. The one brand I would probably never buy again
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:43 PM   #5
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I owned a 1977 Yamaha xs-750 that was probably my worst bike. Although, it did have a unique sound.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:02 PM   #6
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The number one worst bike I owned was a Kawasaki Mach III. Rubber frame, a trigger for a throttle, poor mileage, and a tendency to seize if run for long periods.
The worst modern day bike was a Ducati Multistrada. Mirrors you couldn't see out of, a kickstand that wouldn't hold up the bike, a seat that was a vinyl covered brick, instruments that fell off, and worst of all a braking shudder that would spit you off the seat.




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Old 12-23-2008, 08:17 PM   #7
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I bought a VFR1000 Honda in 1984 - my only non Euro bike. I had sworn to buy the first bike that would go over 150 mph in stock trim and that was it.

Although I loved that engine, the bike was a pig in the mountains. I worked at the Nuc power plant in the desert west of Phoenix. It was about 55 miles to work and I could make it in something like 22 mi. including a pretty long walk form the parking lot.

But in the mountains, it was a pig.

Generally though bikes are like sex. There's good and then there better.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:18 PM   #8
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The worst? That's tough, but I'm gonna say '72 Yamaha RD350. Handled well for it's day, lightning fast, great fun, but I couldn't keep the darned thing running on both pots all day to save me.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:22 PM   #9
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I had a Harley once, for about 2000 miles. The one brand I would probably never buy again
What did you dislike about it?

I had an FLHTCUI that would have been better if it hadn't been lowered with a custom swingarm. It was a bit too loud. It had a wallow in high speed sweepers possibly from the frame (since redesigned) or the handlebar fairing.

The build quality was outstanding. It never left me stranded. I probably would have enjoyed it more without the previous owner's "improvements."

I had an air cooled Suzuki RM125 with drum "brakes" (and I use that term loosely) which was more excitement than decent people need.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:34 PM   #10
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06' Buell XB12X.

Junk. Unbelievably poor dealer service. Equally poor manufacturer support. Junk. That POS never missed an opportunity to leave me stranded. Junk.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:46 PM   #11
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I looked and looked and looked until I found a very low-miles, clean 2002 BMW 1150RTP Police bike. Damnable thing's name became Rubellah. You couldn't work on ANYTHING on this bike. Every fastener was specialized, every system computerized. I couldn't even bleed the brakes on this thing without plugging it into a computer.
When I put it up for consignment at less than 30k, the final drive was already leaking....

POS. Bells and whistles ain't crap if you really can't count on it...and I'll probably never own another BMW because of this over-engineered tractor.

Even the leaky Harley was more of a motorcycle than this thing.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:01 PM   #12
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That would be a BSA 175 Bantam. I pushed it much further than I ever rode that pile of scrap.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:33 PM   #13
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A 2005 BMW R1200GS..... hands effing down worst POS bike ever. It was an early-release model before they worked out the bugs (I assume). Never again.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:36 PM   #14
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Quote:
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What did you dislike about it?-
It was not quick, it was not agile and the brakes sucked


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I had an air cooled Suzuki RM125 with drum "brakes" (and I use that term loosely) which was more excitement than decent people need.
I had a Yamaha DT250. Put a compression release on it to slow down faster.

Drum brakes ar the in thing in Saigon. Center lines in roads are just general recommendations though.

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:56 PM   #15
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We just didn't get along. No problem from the bike I just hated the way it handled.

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Bought on a whim I'd always wanted a ducati
It was a left over and "cheap" I had to sell it at a loss.
Massive unbelievable piece of poorly running bad seating position junk
It's fitting that the designer left Ducati to go make housewares or something.
That's what happens when you have a South African designing bikes for an Italian motorcycle maker owned by an American venture capitol company
A "few" things get lost in translation.

04 DL650 as it comes from the factory.
To make this bike functional
It needed
Windscreen
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At least I knew it going into the purchase I just wish I made the changes I did when I bought the bike not after a year of owning it.
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