The most boring bike you've ever ridden

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ph0rk, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    I found the XR1200X to be exactly the opposite. The thing has personality in spades... But it needs to be RIDDEN! Keep the rpm's up or you will hate life on the XR. :D
  2. MariusD

    MariusD Been here awhile

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    Me and my bud ride together on occassion. He has a 2010 fat boy and I a 2007 Hammer. He asked to swap bikes and so we did. He got off the Hammer with a big ol' smile on his face. "Dang this bike is so fun!" I was so disappointed with the fat boy I didnt know what to say. It was about as much fun as an old underpowered riding lownmoer. I had to resort to "Seems like a nice bike".
  3. Steve G.

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    BSA 250 Starfire. Even when the engine exploded in a oil and shrapnel spray at 45 mph [top speed] , it was boring.
  4. zoro

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    That was pretty close to my reply to the salesman when I got back...:D
  5. westerlywinds

    westerlywinds Two Wheels-Ride it

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    Was I bored for the ten years I rode my BMW R75/5 all over the U.S. and Canada? Was it boring to ride fire roads for days in the Rockies then 80 mph on the freeways all day loaded heavy with my stuff? My permanent address was BMW Motorcycle. How bored was I that I didn't get to do more than oil change and tune ups for years. I guess that was boring :wink:
  6. ezrydr

    ezrydr Dead Man Riding

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    Honda Pacific Coast. Strictly a demo ride, never even considered buying it - you couldn't have GIVEN me one, then or now. However I would like to have a DVD of the damn thing buzzing down the road; it would be great to help me get to sleep.
  7. eric2

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    Too bad they couldn't improve it much. I had an R75\5, but couldn't keep it running around town with the wimpy alternator, and that clunky 4 speed.

    Next bike was an r65LS, besides boring it got pretty crappy mileage for a 650, and was a real snoozer on the road. It was also very unreliable, with rear main seal, wheel paint coming off, open circuit on the armature, diode boards and tranny problems before 40k. Pressed on to 80k miles, but dumped it as soon as I got my first k100rs which was not only faster and more reliable, but got better mileage too.

    Oh yeah, couldn't keep the battery charged on the r65 in town too. No problem if you have a house with a heated garage and battery tender though.
  8. Bainbridge

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    Ha!
  9. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away

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    I had a GL1800 that was at the wrong end of the excitement spectrum. Aside from hauling my wife, who isn't boring, and keeping you guessing about what the transmission would do next, it got pretty boring.
  10. BadKarma

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    My buddies Honda Valkyrie. It was kind of gutless unless you were running 4000 rpm or better, handled OK on interstates but was a pig on two lane roads and at parking lot speeds. It was almost as bad as the Honda 750 ACE he owned previously..
  11. frozenpoet

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    V-star 650. The worst seat I have ever sat on is the only thing to remember about it.
  12. longdude17

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    BMW K100....FUGLY temperamental and horrible wind protection. Fantastic bike at 80mph+ but a complete top heavy pig at parking lot speeds and would kill my back in 20 min.

    Put about 2000 miles on one, and got rid of it. Not my cup of tea.
  13. Chillis

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    Kawasaki Vulcan 750. The king of this thread!
  14. Süsser Tod

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    JerryH does not approve your post.
  15. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    Ha ha. When I saw the most underrated mention it reminded me of this thread immediately.
  16. Chief Ten Bears

    Chief Ten Bears Been here awhile

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    What, propping a Vulcan 750 up on its center stand 3 times every ride to fix flats isn't exciting enough for you fellas???
  17. hwunger

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    now thats funny .... K75 here .... wow man what a tractor !

    I thought Harleys were bad .... so disappointed after all I heard .... but it makes a fine farming machinery piece

    :norton!
  18. rc mad

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    I had one of those, though it was quite good stock, once the suspension was changed it was bloody brilliant!
    They just need some help in the suspension department, then they are far from boring, in the twisty stuff at least :lol3
  19. Iranian

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    I have always fun when I drive bike but one bike that made me really disopointed it actually honda deauville 700. I thought it is going to be a great bike for me. Man, after riding the bike for a hour or so I was really disopointed. It is ugly slow and sounds like a tractor. I could just no figure out why it was so bloody slow. Told the dealer about it and he told that the deauville 700 is notorius known for beeing slow.
  20. Jeffo

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    It aint known as the Dullville for nothing.