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Old 05-01-2011, 03:53 PM   #196
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The got danged Hennessy Hammock. I love hammocks, but that thing was a fuckin' joke. And an expensive one at that.
I just ordered a hennessey hammock. It was expensive. I haven't used it yet, but from what I have seen on the net, they look super comfortable and easy to setup.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:19 PM   #197
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I just ordered a hennessey hammock. It was expensive. I haven't used it yet, but from what I have seen on the net, they look super comfortable and easy to setup.

I'd like to get one of these too. A guy at a rally last summer had one. He pitched it in about 2 minutes, while I was still farting around with my tent. He let me lie try it out for a minute, and I think I could adapt to sleeping in one.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:57 PM   #198
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:47 PM   #199
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:26 PM   #200
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The got danged Hennessy Hammock. I love hammocks, but that thing was a fuckin' joke. And an expensive one at that.
I've been considering getting some sort of hammock. Can you please tell us specifically what were your problems with the Hennessy?

Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:31 PM   #201
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:38 AM   #202
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Dodge Grand Caravan. The recalls on this thing got to be a standing joke. First, the latch on the rear door was breaking and kids who weren't in seat belts (don't get me started . . .) in collisions were flying out the rear door, because it wouldn't stay closed. Then the mounts for the hydraulic lifters on the rear door were breaking, so the door wouldn't stay open, and they were clonking people on the head. Then one of the seat belt anchoring systems failed. But what took the cake was that some plate was breaking and steering wheels were coming off in people's hands as they drove. I can't make this shit up.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:48 PM   #203
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Nokia N900 Cell Phone - $$$

Just months after I purchased it and only a little over a year since its initial release Nokia announces that it will no longer be supporting the phone's OS as they will now be moving to a Windows based OS (which will NOT work on the N900 phone).

I will NEVER purchase another Nokia product.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:17 AM   #204
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I bought this fairing for my Roadking a few years ago.

http://www.tsukayu.com/QuickDetachableFairing.html

I ordered the full package with the radio and speakers installed because I hate messing with audio wiring and I figured if I let them do it everything will be right and I won't have to mess with it. Right out of the box the radio wasn't getting power. Pulled it apart and fixed their wiring mess. 2 weeks later I learned that the connectors they used won't hold up to the vibrations, and pulled it apart and changed the rest of their wiring.

The Radio it came with had a little knob that did everything. Push it in for the options menu, left and right to go through the presets, up and down to seek, turn for volume. Hold another button while pushing it up and down to tune a channel. Completely impossible to work while riding, I couldn't even run the volume knob unless I stopped and took my gloves off. I have a different radio in it now and that works good, but it's something I shouldn't have had to do.

The whole fairing creaks and flexes while moving, and it's actually loose enough that the cd player skips while the bike is idleing. I use the USB port to overcome this, but it's annoying sometimes.

Also when I took the fairing off after a few months of it being on I learned that it rubs on my headlight bucket and wore a hole in the paint. Not a big deal when it's on, but pretty noticable whenever I take the fairing off to ride without it for whatever reason.

Lesson learned, get a dragonfly one next time, or a bike that already has a fairing.


Also, I bought a wildfire (chinese junk) 4 wheeler once. It's on its 3rd clutch, 2nd drive chain, and original tank of gas right now. The 'rider' was a 6 year old, so it's not like I was trying to do wheelies or anything. I rode it across a parking lot once to see how it was before I let her on it, other than that it's kid ridden only. Probably won't even start anymore, it sits in the garage as a reminder to dad and I not to buy junk anymore.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:24 AM   #205
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A couple of years ago I bought one of those Kelty sunshades to take to rallies. The first time I used it at the MOA National in Wisconsin a couple of years ago, there was constant wind which kept blowing the shade around until finally 2 of the fiberglass poles gave up the ship and shattered.

Apparently these things are only good for very calm hot and balmy days. Fortunately I had bought it from REI and they cheerfully took it back.

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Old 05-17-2011, 06:52 PM   #206
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2005 porsche 911


had it for 8 months- broken for 6 months and at clueless porsche dealer


The dealer was a total shitbag.







i get pissed thinking about it
lmao! I had a 2006 911 C4S. Loved the car but damn, my dealership service experience was sooo bad and it wasn't about the money... ugghhh i get annoyed thinking about it too!. Do this... check out your porsche dealership on the net and look at the reviews for their service dept.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #207
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I thought I was the only one. My JoeRocket Pants lasted less than one year. The Elastic wore out, the zipper broke, and it was hardly waterproof.
You are not. Mine didn't even last a year and they blew apart like tissue paper.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:23 PM   #208
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just did: the Raleri PCShade. a photochromatic fog insert from Raleri.com

beside that, they don't answer emails.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #209
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AGV Sport leather jacket.

It was cheap, but so it should be. Terrible fit. Hot in summer. Due to the design, it leaves a gaping hole at the front of the neck, which makes it freezing in winter. Very stiff leather (quite thick, though). Someone suggested leaving putting it in a tumble drier at low heat setting to soften the leather. All that did was to make it look worn - it is still stiff and uncomfortable.

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Old 01-05-2012, 10:28 PM   #210
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Anything, absolutely anything, that says Made in China on it.
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