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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Eddy Alvarez, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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  2. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    as I explained

    peoples perceptions on brand names

    are often wrong

    just used it as a case in point

    now sleazy deazy

    I hope that explains that

    cheers
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  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    http://motorcycles.about.com/b/2012...nced-by-japanese-motorcycle-manufacturers.htm

    "Operation Kamikaze," which captures the new company's take-no-prisoners approach to market share accumulation. "By bringing together our collective powers, we will deliver a world class 200+ horsepower, 1,000cc sportbike for under $10,000, a 100 cubic-inch cruiser for under $5,000, and an eight-cylinder touring bike for less than the price of a maxi-scooter."
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  4. El Pescador

    El Pescador Been here awhile

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    You may need to jig that bait a bit...
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  5. bobbybeemer

    bobbybeemer Adventurer

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    F Consumer Reports. They test and compare what they want, never a complete product line:rofl overview. CR is just another "wiper" mag. Or also called Commodial reading
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Got to love April 1!:evil

    Jim :brow
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  7. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    its the 2nd here

    that was so yesterday

    daky man
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  8. duck

    duck Banned

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    It's all been downhill ever since that Hilter dude offed himself.

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  9. mikem9

    mikem9 Wanderer

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    Interesting sentiment that relates to this quote from the article: "Despite the higher number of problems, Harley and BMW owners were among the most satisfied with their bikes. When we asked whether, considering everything, they would buy their bike again if they had it to do over, 75 percent of Harley owners said definitely yes, closely followed by 74 percent of BMW owners and 72 percent of Honda owners. By contrast, only 63 and 60 percent of Yamaha and Kawasaki owners, respectively, were as emphatic."
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  10. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    That's why we call 'em Koolaide drinkers; their brand loyalty out shines logic or reason. Kinda like a person who stays with a cheat'in spouse! :lol3
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  11. PA RIDER

    PA RIDER Adventurer

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    I have only owned Yamaha bikes but have put about 400K miles on six different models. I took normal care of them and I must agree I never ever had a mechanical problem with any of them. Maybe I'm just lucky.
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  12. Drilldogger

    Drilldogger Been here awhile

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    All the bikes I've owned were Jap, Yamahas, Kawis, and Hondas. I've never been broken down on the side of the road. Most problems I've had have been self inflicted. That being said, it seems every bike I've owned always needed something b/c something was wore out or leaking. This may have more to do with the way I ride them and I don't blame the bikes at all.

    Of course I bought my XS650 instead of a Triumph 650 b/c they were supposed to be more reliable and oiltight. That Yammi was always leaking from somewhere, and I spent a shitload of time working on it. Of course I still loved it.

    I can't wait to throw more money away on another impractical bike!
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  13. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    Well that analogy is a big load of crap :puke1

    Maybe it's more like the person who stays with the spouse who rocks their world in the sack...it's worth all the extra work :deal
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  14. REALGRAVEROBBER

    REALGRAVEROBBER LEAVING GRAVES EMPTY

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    Initial post: duh.
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  15. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Yeah, so who gives a shit. Out of the five bikes I've owned, my Triumph and my BMWs are my favorite. Both the Japanese bikes had no soul, and were like laptops. Functional, boring.
    I'll take my RT any day. Every BMW brasher I've ever met, has never owned one.
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  16. Madrox

    Madrox Like a bat out of hell

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    Writer lost all credibility here. There are many things I'd call the lines of my BMW, artfully sculpted is not one of them. Unless it was artfully sculpted by someone having a seizure.
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  17. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    whoever said a BMW was a "lifestyle product" :rofl seriously :rofl

    I've seen quite a few BMWs with over 100K on them, both K and R bikes! I've heard of Hondas VFRs and 'wings with that kind of mileage but never actually seen one. Lifestyle must mean riding A LOT!

    I didn't buy a BMW because I wanted to pretend I was some sort of world traveler, I like the way the bikes fit me and ride. The GS is the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. The Vstrom was close but braking and suspension were lacking, even though it's 80-90% of the bike a GS is at half the cost; the BMW was superior enough for me to spend the extra money.

    R-Bikes do have 2 pretty big areas that fail at what appears to be an alarming rate which is the Final Drive and Servo Brakes. Both R-Bikes I've owned needed final drive work around the 40K mark.
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