What's the Worst peice of equipment you've ever bought?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Scrubs, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. apexal

    apexal Been here awhile

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  2. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    :rofl
  3. nickbiker

    nickbiker n00b

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    I have been using those LED lights from same supplier www.24x7diy.com.com. They are great and I had no issues
  4. Gallowbraid

    Gallowbraid Been here awhile

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    Wow...I don't doubt your experience, but I've had exactly the opposite experience with their BILT gear. I have pants and jacket from them and haven't had a problem with any of it in the 5000 miles I've been using it for. That being said I do have their tank bag and saddle bags and had a seam in the tank bag rip. With their 5 year guarantee though I walked in to the store and they handed me a new one no questions asked. Only other complaint I have with them is that they use cheap plastic zippers...but so is everyone else these days...
  5. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    The Corbins take a minimum of 20,000 miles to break in,its part of the deal.
    As far as them weighing 14 lbs or more thats just personality in manufacturing. The Corbin on my DR is very comfy,just took a while.
  6. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    HEY! I resemble that remark,Ive got a Greeves in my ft room,it totally pulls the room together.
  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Dang it,I have popped huge nuts loose with my HF electric impact,it works when my air impact wont!!!!!! I cant stand to see these fine impact tools defamed.
    You must not have read the instructions.
  8. FinestYearK

    FinestYearK Rain, rain, go away

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    Sounds like you have a good store staff. The bums behind the counter insisted that I give their helmet a second chance to have its face shield pop off at 80 mph. Y'know, because the first time was certainly un-representative of their quality Oriental craftsmanship.
  9. Twinz

    Twinz Been here awhile

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    What instructions?? Plug it in, pull the trigger, and hopefully, it will loosen the nut...not! :baldy:baldy
  10. labenske

    labenske Criminal

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    Biggest POS I ever bought...? 2008 Ford F350 Diesel Crew Cab Long Bed Lariat.

    I hope every time the wind blows a falling tree might smash it flat and kill it forever.
  11. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Bell Revolver Helmet.. loud, cheaply made, creates a vortex of wind around your head, fell apart after about 6 rides. Biggest POS helmet I have ever seen... only good thing about it was the Transitions Shield I bought with it... that worked great.
  12. ManiZ

    ManiZ Been here awhile

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    Tour Master Polar-Tex winter riding gloves. Rated at 35-50F but I couldn't even ride in 42 degree weather for over 30 minutes without my fingers freezing solid. Returned them within a week.
  13. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Yup, had one on my DRZ. It was arguably worse than what is arguably the worst stock seat in the history of ever. Corbin says you should do 20,000 miles of break-in. That's about the lifespan of the bike, awesome.

    I sold it, took it to a local guy and $80 later he re-formed my stocker into a great seat....didn't need a single mile to break-in, imagine that.
  14. el profe

    el profe Been here awhile

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    Same here for the Corbin. I bought mine used and the sticker tells me it's just over 10 years old. It looked pretty well worn when I got it and after putting 20,000 on it myself, it is still an uncomfortable POS that weighs a TON. And can I mention grabbing a handful of front brake and jamming my twig and berries against the tank? The only thing keeping it from meeting a fiery death is that I can get both feet firmly on the ground with that seat on.

    And why the hell would anyone buy a seat that takes 20,000 miles to break in? That would take the typical fair-weather hobby motorcyclist years and years to break in.

    Number 2 on the list would be the Craftsman 3/8 ratchet that has been replaced a 3 times now over the last couple years. I'm wondering what the ratcheting mechanism is made of. Cheese?
  15. tgeliot

    tgeliot Topher

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    When I bought my well-used 89 Transalp it had a Corbin on it, already well used. I find myself more comfortable on it than in my car. I've done several 250-mile days and one 500+ day and my butt was pretty much OK. Admittedly that last day was totally miserable because of cold rain, so I'm not sure I noticed my butt :-)
  16. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    A near new Peugeot 405 mi16, that the warrantee just expired on..

    The Car cost me twice its purchase price in repairs over the 4 years i owned it, and i ended up giving it away as it was cheaper than fixing the Fker and nobody and i mean nobody would accept it as a trade in on new or 2nd hand cars. Atleast i got to ride my bike a lot more as it was always broken down, waiting for parts to be imported from talbot france.
  17. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    Toby Keith is on his way over there as we speak to kick your ass.:ddog
  18. dadsafrantic

    dadsafrantic Chef?

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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. awesome.
  19. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    TourMaster Flex jacket. Main zipper failed at 3 months. No support from tourmaster. Would not replace or cross-ship replacement, only repair during riding season (are these guys that clueless?). Liner zippers failed shortly after. Main zipper pull broke. I paid $200 for this jacket :(
  20. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    There not that useless, i had three well used ones linking my keys together. about all they were good for.
    Cheers Locky. :1drink