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Old 07-28-2012, 01:57 AM   #286
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My Harley !!!!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:02 AM   #287
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The Two Wheeled Cool Airhead helmet insert! It's this strange looking six legged thing with nubs on it that you stick inside you helmet to keep your head cooler and reduce "helmet hair". After using it for five minutes the pain from the nubs is so intense I had to stop and remove the damn thing! Thank God it only cost $25.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #288
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Firstgear gloves. Just say no! They fell apart on my hands.

Jeeps for anything other than a toy. (And any vehicle under the Chrysler envelope for that matter!)

The stock Dunlops on a Ninja 250... and the PO replaced the original set with ANOTHER

Any expensive headlight bulb that is supposed to be "Super Bright Yo!". Dead $40 and less than a month later...


This thread is good...

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:31 AM   #289
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Buying and dealing with BMW Motorrad-HORRIBLE

Seemingly ignorant about everything BMW makes and sells.
I tried calling and e-mailing for questions about their accessories to no avail.
The bought new 2009 f800gs is a pile of crap.
The dealers I dealt with all blame the faulty motorcycle on the owner.
When I took it to Battleys in Silver Spring MD., it multiple times was given back to me worse off than when I dropped it off.
Battleys is just terrible. I wonder how much of it is due to BMW making them this way?
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:40 PM   #290
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All motorcycle covers advertised as waterPROOF. Just BS claims of the charletans.
I've learned the hard way that any motorcycle anything advertised as waterproof is not.

There just ain't no such thing. Boots, pants, jackets, gloves, luggage -- if it's not material you could make an inner tube or a kiddie pool out of, it WILL leak.

The very best you can do is delay the onset of soaked scrotum for about 15-20 minutes.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #291
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1983 S10 Blazer, so little power you were afraid to let off the gas or you would hold up traffic. And still got 13 miles to the gallon!
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:42 AM   #292
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Dunlop mx-51

Terrible Dunlop MX-51
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:25 AM   #293
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1983 S10 Blazer, so little power you were afraid to let off the gas or you would hold up traffic. And still got 13 miles to the gallon!
We had a mid to late 1980s Toyota Hilux 2wd single cab ute which belonged to the student union when I was at university in the early 1990s. It was basically typical Toyota commercial vehicle, recognisably from the same school of design as the Toyota Hiace van I had driven for work a few years earlier, and pretty good for what it was at the time.

Except for one small problem.

You see, it had a diesel motor.

Now, that wasn't actually the problem; it pulled like a train down low and was really not bad.

The problem was that it had a 3 speed auto gearbox, which had clearly been designed for a petrol engine with the peak of the power at about 50% higher RPM. The gearbox and the motor were talking two entirely different languages.

The standard technique for driving it in traffic was to drive foot flat to the floor until it ran out of breath, then lift off briefly so that it would change up before flooring it again and hoping you were going fast enough that it wouldn't change back down again.

If it had been the other way around, a high revving petrol motor with a gearbox which changed up too early, then you could have manually held the gears with the selector, but there was nothing you could do to force it to change up.

The rest of it was typical 1980s Toyota, reliable, functional and boring, but ideal for a student union ute driven by a different student every day.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #294
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The best thing?

The best thing? The wedding ring I slipped on my wife's finger 38 years ago.
The worst? Can't think of anything I ever bought for anyone of my bikes was the worst. I guess I just had good luck..
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #295
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Tourmaster Synergy heated gloves. There are no heating elements in the thumbs and the heating elsewhere was a bit patchy. The wiring out of the gloves was awkward, as was the drawstring cuff. I took them back and ponied up for some Gerbings. What a difference! Gerbings will be the only heated gear I buy from now on.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:52 PM   #296
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Newly choosen item- walmart $10 Slime air compressor. Pulled it out of the package, and it worked for all of 20 seconds. Left me on the side of a back road looking for assistance. Will carry a CO2 backup from now on.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #297
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Ditto!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #298
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Sears pressure washer - on my third pump. no help at all from Sears other than "sorry, it is just a homeowners model" I won't even piss on their door after the screwing I got on this
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #299
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1986 Dodge/Mitsubishi 4X4

2600cc 4 cylinder,pinged readily on premium,12 to 15 mpg from a 4 cylinder? With not much power.
Plastic Mikuni carb,warped and flooded engine at 65000 miles,clutch plate the size of a small 2 wheel drive,wore out at 60,000 miles,Cylinder head cracked,from valve seats to plug holes at 65000 miles.

A very patient local shop rebuilt the top end and patched it all up as best they could,it was sitting in their parking lot with a for sale sign. Local pot grower bought it with out even trying it out for twice high blue book.
Shop told me they would fix it,on the condition I sold it and didnt drive it.
They had a stack of cracked heads out back from the same type engine.

It was a nice looking truck,had chrome wheels and all. I nearly pissed my pants with glee when the thing sold.

(You would think BMW built it)
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #300
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Oh yea - a Dodge Neon
cured me of all dodges (except for a barn find superbird)
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