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

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

  1. Eladbern

    Eladbern Adventurer

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    Loved to blow alernaters and eject moon roof down the interstate at 75 mph. And the ass was so light any moisture on the road caused it to flail wildly into doughnuts since apperantly combining 0 rear end weight with single side rear wheel drive was a good plan.

    The night hawk was a complete bitch to restart if you let it sit for more than 48 hours and picked up a weird electric bug that cause a couple cylinders to go in and out at random leading to a very interesting ride. Add the that the factory shocks were essentially a hard tail and the ride was comfortable for 10's of miles and I wouldn't buy another. At least not of that year lol.

    As for the Corbin seats I have one on my Transalp and my Pacific Coast and love them both. The thing is you don't break in a Corbin, they break you in. Once they do though 13 hours days in the saddle are quite enjoyable!
  2. DirtClaudeKilly

    DirtClaudeKilly Been here awhile

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    This is an English made Ford - major POS.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I was in school and needed some reliable transportation when i bought a used Ford Cortina. Some of the breakdowns that I can remember include:<o:p></o:p>
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    The shifter came off in my hand while shifting into second gear, i had to drive the 10 miles home in second gear<o:p></o:p>
    The lights stopped working late one night coming home from partying ( I was young, dumb and a tad drunk). It was interesting driving through the city streets on my way home at 2 AM while keeping an eye out for the cops. <o:p></o:p>
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    Finally it caught on fire and I sold it to its&#8217; next victim. <o:p></o:p>
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  3. DonL

    DonL Adventurer

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    I always wanted a sports car and finally had the money so I purchased a used 1988 Black IROC Z in 1990. It had 24,000 miles on it and I thought it was in perfect condition. Little did I know, but it starting falling apart almost from the beginning. A month after I bought I blew an intake manifold gasket. I thought for sure that I had cracked the block, coolant was all over the engine bay. Then the MAF sensor, alternator, and paint all started me down a long and expensive road. I think it ate a total of 6 alternators, Two MAF sensors, two sets of tires. GM would not cover the paint. Needless to say, I don`t think I would ever purchase another car from GM.
  4. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    Intercoms.

    I have spent hundreds of pounds and spent many many hours trying to set up rider to passenger intercoms and have never found anything that worked to anywhere near the abilities claimed by the manufacturers.

    I have tried, Sonic, Nady, Autocom and Intaride
  5. BMWf800gs

    BMWf800gs Been here awhile

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    BMW breaks down.
    BMW and their bad attitude along with HORRIBLE SERVICE.
    Taking a motorcycle to BMW for warrenty or repair is asking to be abused and have your motorcycle returned to you worse off than when you handed it over to them.
    They seem very snobish and do not like to answer questions.
    One dealer refused to fix a problem they caused. And it was obvious!
    When you try to communicate with BMW Motorrad they give you the run around and will not try to help you in any way most of the time. They will not even get you to someone that can or know anything about the BMW products!
    I could understand if I ask them questions about Apple products, KTM, McIntosh or some other companies product.
  6. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I have tried different ones along with my riding buddies with poor results. I bought a Sena last year and am impressed with it. The sound is clear and no wind noise. I use it with a passenger and bike to bike with no problem. Plus I run my radio through it.
  7. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    SENA SMH10. Setup and use is easy peasy.
  8. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    A KLR 250 I traded for, could never get it to run well and the one time I did it left me stranded no wonder the PO seemed really happy to get rid of it!
  9. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    I dont even need to explain the horror of it.in shirt brought a 405 mi16 for 18000. Spent 24000 in misc repairs. In 3 years. Tried to trade no car yard in australia would acept it. I think one offered 500 bucks the rest refused. Listed it for sale for 2 of thise 3 years. Sold first person 1000 bucks or i was going tl set fire to it. What went wrong. Shorter to list what was right. Um er. The rims were nice magnesium ultra light from ferrari. The rest of the car was pretty much replaced repaired or just something wrong with it.

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
  10. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    I loved my 79 Ford Fairmont but it had the 302 and posi rear endso it was a litle light weight screamer. Fun car...
  11. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    I'm in the same boat -- HJC changed the internal shapes of all their helmets, so nothing they make fits me any more. I guess everyone else has a Charlie Brown type head or something.

    I've got maybe 1 more year on a pair of AC-12s (one was pretty much the last leftover in the country) and then I'm gonna have to find something else that fits.

    Hoping I can find something at the moto shows next month...
  12. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I had the same issues with intercoms, and the Sena SMH10 is definitely the ticket. Well worth the cost, and rocketmoto (here in vendors) gives the best price, just PM him.
  13. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    I REALLY wish I had gone with the Sena, not the Scala Q2. Mine is absolutely terrible. I never use it, because it just doesn't work well enough for me.
  14. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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  15. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    I just bolted on a pair of those tubular BMX peg stands when I used mine infrequently....don't fold up but will do for an easy ride out.....just say'in....
  16. t6pilot

    t6pilot Been here awhile

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    1984 ford bronco II bought it new, kept it 11 months biggest piece of crap ford ever made. Spent more time at dealers than my house
  17. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Had an 83 Bronco which I put almost 180,000 miles on. Yes it was a piece of crap. Despite being babied over mostly highway miles, I had to put two new engines in it and it was in need of another when I finally got rid of it. A/C never worked for more than a few weeks at a time - often broken again before I got it home from the dealer. Power windows and door locks also self-destructed with monotonous regularity. There were many other failings and it truly was a leaking, smoking, steaming pile of junk. I might have mentioned the Bronco on this thread before but it was such a turd, it's worth mentioning again.

    Still, I talked to someone with a Dodge Intrepid once and can honestly say I'm grateful the Bronco II was only as bad as it was. :lol3
  18. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Kind of funny in that we can talk to someone in orbit miles above the earth, but can't find a solution to talking to your back seat passenger.:rofl


    Mike
  19. joenuclear

    joenuclear Planning.....

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    Zfish, you still have that POS don't ya?
  20. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    2012 goldwing