Ever bought a bike and immediately realised your mistake?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by kraftwerk, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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  2. jas123

    jas123 Been here awhile

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    Bought a drz 400 from a friend, who going to do some light off roading with it. He could barely hold it up with one foot ,and never went off road. Realized he made the wrong choice. Brought it when it was 2 years old, with 200 miles. Doubled the mileage on the bike the next day. One of my favorites that I still own today.
  3. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Wow. A third of these guys are idiots , a third are full of crap and the other third know who I mean.:rofl:rofl:rofl
  4. S/W

    S/W Been here awhile

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    I bought a 1957 Hyda-Glide, when I was 17, in 1967. It was a cool looking bike and all my friends were very impressed with it. I knew I made a mistake the first time I rode it on the highway and it started shaking like I was sitting on a washing machine on spin cycle!! I suffered out a couple of years then bought a Bridgestone 350. Wow that was smooth!! Rode Japanese bikes ever since.
  5. jrflanne

    jrflanne Been here awhile

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    Gawd, what a dog. Vibrated. Had a D&D exhaust so it was loud. Crap suspension. And power? What power? That bike was just plain useless.
  6. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    Everytime I ride my KTM 625 SMC on the highway. Ever tried to sit on a fence post?

    The seat is fucking aweful, oil changes are too expensive, It's the least reliable bike i've ever owned (everything else has been 70's hondas) and it shakes, my god does it shake.

    But for all its flaws, it does things that i never thought bikes could do. Corners effortlessly. Lean forward in 2nd gear and the back tire will spin for a city block. Lean back and the front will greet the sky. The BRAKES! Amazing. I've never had a bigger love hate relationship with any bike I've ever ridden.

    Is it worth it? I honestly don't know.
  7. philp38

    philp38 Long timer

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    I purchased a new Kawasaki Concours years ago when i lived in Florida. That had to be the slowest, heaviest POS I have ever rode. It also vibrated at highway speeds like a paint shaker.