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Old 01-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #361
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1979 mercury zephyer & 1983 honda nighthawk

Loved to blow alernaters and eject moon roof down the interstate at 75 mph. And the ass was so light any moisture on the road caused it to flail wildly into doughnuts since apperantly combining 0 rear end weight with single side rear wheel drive was a good plan.

The night hawk was a complete bitch to restart if you let it sit for more than 48 hours and picked up a weird electric bug that cause a couple cylinders to go in and out at random leading to a very interesting ride. Add the that the factory shocks were essentially a hard tail and the ride was comfortable for 10's of miles and I wouldn't buy another. At least not of that year lol.

As for the Corbin seats I have one on my Transalp and my Pacific Coast and love them both. The thing is you don't break in a Corbin, they break you in. Once they do though 13 hours days in the saddle are quite enjoyable!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:46 PM   #362
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70's Ford Cortina

This is an English made Ford - major POS.

I was in school and needed some reliable transportation when i bought a used Ford Cortina. Some of the breakdowns that I can remember include:

The shifter came off in my hand while shifting into second gear, i had to drive the 10 miles home in second gear
The lights stopped working late one night coming home from partying ( I was young, dumb and a tad drunk). It was interesting driving through the city streets on my way home at 2 AM while keeping an eye out for the cops.

Finally it caught on fire and I sold it to its’ next victim.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:12 PM   #363
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1988 iroc z

I always wanted a sports car and finally had the money so I purchased a used 1988 Black IROC Z in 1990. It had 24,000 miles on it and I thought it was in perfect condition. Little did I know, but it starting falling apart almost from the beginning. A month after I bought I blew an intake manifold gasket. I thought for sure that I had cracked the block, coolant was all over the engine bay. Then the MAF sensor, alternator, and paint all started me down a long and expensive road. I think it ate a total of 6 alternators, Two MAF sensors, two sets of tires. GM would not cover the paint. Needless to say, I don`t think I would ever purchase another car from GM.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:28 AM   #364
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Intercoms.

I have spent hundreds of pounds and spent many many hours trying to set up rider to passenger intercoms and have never found anything that worked to anywhere near the abilities claimed by the manufacturers.

I have tried, Sonic, Nady, Autocom and Intaride
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:28 AM   #365
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BMW and their bad attitude along with HORRIBLE SERVICE.
Taking a motorcycle to BMW for warrenty or repair is asking to be abused and have your motorcycle returned to you worse off than when you handed it over to them.
They seem very snobish and do not like to answer questions.
One dealer refused to fix a problem they caused. And it was obvious!
When you try to communicate with BMW Motorrad they give you the run around and will not try to help you in any way most of the time. They will not even get you to someone that can or know anything about the BMW products!
I could understand if I ask them questions about Apple products, KTM, McIntosh or some other companies product.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:35 AM   #366
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Intercoms.

I have spent hundreds of pounds and spent many many hours trying to set up rider to passenger intercoms and have never found anything that worked to anywhere near the abilities claimed by the manufacturers.

I have tried, Sonic, Nady, Autocom and Intaride
I have tried different ones along with my riding buddies with poor results. I bought a Sena last year and am impressed with it. The sound is clear and no wind noise. I use it with a passenger and bike to bike with no problem. Plus I run my radio through it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:36 AM   #367
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Intercoms.

I have spent hundreds of pounds and spent many many hours trying to set up rider to passenger intercoms and have never found anything that worked to anywhere near the abilities claimed by the manufacturers.

I have tried, Sonic, Nady, Autocom and Intaride
SENA SMH10. Setup and use is easy peasy.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:12 AM   #368
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A KLR 250 I traded for, could never get it to run well and the one time I did it left me stranded no wonder the PO seemed really happy to get rid of it!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:15 AM   #369
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You poor man.
I dont even need to explain the horror of it.in shirt brought a 405 mi16 for 18000. Spent 24000 in misc repairs. In 3 years. Tried to trade no car yard in australia would acept it. I think one offered 500 bucks the rest refused. Listed it for sale for 2 of thise 3 years. Sold first person 1000 bucks or i was going tl set fire to it. What went wrong. Shorter to list what was right. Um er. The rims were nice magnesium ultra light from ferrari. The rest of the car was pretty much replaced repaired or just something wrong with it.

send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #370
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Loved to blow alernaters and eject moon roof down the interstate at 75 mph. And the ass was so light any moisture on the road caused it to flail wildly into doughnuts since apperantly combining 0 rear end weight with single side rear wheel drive was a good plan.
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I loved my 79 Ford Fairmont but it had the 302 and posi rear endso it was a litle light weight screamer. Fun car...
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #371
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I had anHJC CL12 and I thought it was a decent helmet. Then I got a CL14 and never again will I get another HJC. They changed the cheek pads, they changed the way the visor mounts, and it was awful. The visor popped off at least once every couple hours of riding. The cheek pads made my neck sore somehow. Just an awful redesign.

I'm in the same boat -- HJC changed the internal shapes of all their helmets, so nothing they make fits me any more. I guess everyone else has a Charlie Brown type head or something.

I've got maybe 1 more year on a pair of AC-12s (one was pretty much the last leftover in the country) and then I'm gonna have to find something else that fits.

Hoping I can find something at the moto shows next month...
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:35 AM   #372
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I have tried different ones along with my riding buddies with poor results. I bought a Sena last year and am impressed with it. The sound is clear and no wind noise. I use it with a passenger and bike to bike with no problem. Plus I run my radio through it.
I had the same issues with intercoms, and the Sena SMH10 is definitely the ticket. Well worth the cost, and rocketmoto (here in vendors) gives the best price, just PM him.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #373
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I had the same issues with intercoms, and the Sena SMH10 is definitely the ticket. Well worth the cost, and rocketmoto (here in vendors) gives the best price, just PM him.
I REALLY wish I had gone with the Sena, not the Scala Q2. Mine is absolutely terrible. I never use it, because it just doesn't work well enough for me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:21 AM   #374
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"But its a Race Engine, you have to work on them more"
That is KTM speak for its engine is a POS.

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:28 AM   #375
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Baja Designs passenger pegs for an XR650R. They don't line up parallel.
Called BD and they said that that's how they come! The right folds up under the sidecover, gouging it. For $130, they could have shaped the part so it fits and looks right.

I wasn't planning to put anyone back there, anyway. Just for emergencies (injured rider, etc.). Kept 'em.
I just bolted on a pair of those tubular BMX peg stands when I used mine infrequently....don't fold up but will do for an easy ride out.....just say'in....
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