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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ph0rk, Dec 27, 2012.
Anyone bored while riding any motorcycle is doing something wrong.
4. Triumph Scrambler, new model
I have two on your list.
What he said.
If the bike is boring you as you ride, go ahead and zone out -- things will get exciting again soon enough after you quit paying attention.:eek1
Sadly, every motorcycle I've ever owned was boring...
see my signature for the list!
However, I took my boring, efficient, reliable, smooth running 2001 Nighthawk 750 and gave it some character by adding a Supertrapp exhaust, Progressive springs, and a Corbin seat. Now my a$$ hurts, teeth rattle, and my ears ring... no longer boring. :) Perfect.
Well, there are bad bikes, and dull bikes, two different things.
Some good bikes are very dull to ride, and some bad bikes are a hoot.
If you ride to get to work, or worry a lot about problems on the road, a dull bike might be very good.
That is very well said.
A boring motorcycle is defined only by a boring rider. Get any motorcycle deep in the power band and you will not be bored. You may be over your head, but the bike your spinning up wants to be in the upper range where the sport part of riding exist. It's hard to be bored when the road is fluid under you. Twist the throttle if your drifting off and find your bliss.
I rode a buddy's K75S a while back, and was really disappointed: anemic engine, wooden brakes, ponderous handling. I couldn't wait to get my 990 back from him. He, however, was in no hurry to give it back.
Very good point.
On most of Wyoming's highways, ANY bike is stupefyingly boring.
I rode that K75 in the mountains of Colorado, BTW.
Which was the original spirit of the thread, I think. If you rely on a bike, dull isn't so bad. The machine isn't the only source of (mis)adventure, anyway.
I have to say my SV650, FZ1s and WR250Rs have all been pretty boring. I just changed the oil, cleaned and lubed the chains and they kept going places. I put engines in cars and build offroad vehicles from scratch, so I don't need any maintenance excitement from my bikes. PArty.
I forgot how boring the Honda 50 was. I'll probably buy another one of them too.
97°F external ambient at 87% RH.
255°F in the radiator.
Wife 5 miles behind me across a very busy highway with a flat tire.
I test rode a 1200 Sportster a few years back, that was about as lame as I can imagine any motorcycle could be. It was brand new but felt so slow I told the Harley rep to make sure it was running on both cylinders. He assured me it was. My current bike, a Yamaha FJR1300 is kinda fast, but is boring. It does everything it should smoothly and efficiently but so does my wash machine and my Toyota Camry.
02 DL1000. Twist the throttle wait for the power to hit and all you get is the rev limiter. Easing along at low rpm in town should be a given on any 1000cc V-twin, except this POS. All it would do is start bucking trying to stall out. I hated that bike...
Very, very few motorcycles are irredeemably boring. I have owned a CD175 which could barely make enough power to move itself but was still a hoot in town. The only bike I have owned that genuinely bored me is the Honda CB250N Superdream. Utterly deplorable turd of a vehicle, bereft of any vestige of charisma. You could leave a really tidy example outside in winter and after a few days once one of the sidepanels had been stolen, and rust had broken out on the front mudguard it looked like it was fit for scrap. The only good thing about them was their price. In the 90s I managed to pick up a runner for 100UKP. It had square Avon Deathmaster tyres and a homemade open silencer. Out of complete contempt for that bike I rode it for another ten thousand miles in total neglect mode. It failed to die which was disappointing.
My Dad's 1996 1200 HD sportster.
Only thing good about it was the sound.
I would say even a really boring bike, would be nicer than an interesting car.
Having said that, I rode this a half dozens times after I bought it, and couldn't find anything exciting about it.
The most boring bike you've ever ridden?
Probably a Gold Wing.
It has more to do with it's intent than the physical issues. It's mission statement (essentially) is to be a two-wheeled mini van. It succeeds.