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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Bikes you know are krap, but other guys love.

having had lots of models of various brands that I thought I'd really like there were a few kraptastic ones in there that gave me grief and I unloaded ASAP then bought another one that I really liked and that one would be fantastic. Sell it for some reason and the next one I thought would be a good fit would be .... again .... a pretty unspectacular POS for me.

I'd meet other guys on the road and see what they had and I used to ride and they would be in love with the thing.. I'd think to myself what's to love, I had one and it ain't lovable for sure.

Of course there were times I'd be riding and hook up with a guy who had the bike I was on and we'd confab about what was great about that particular model.

But all in all there's all sorts of people out there with different tastes and loyalties. Even if they know they're riding a POS they won't let on because it's disloyal somehow.

C'mon guys. You know it's true. Any of us who have been riding for a few have bought bikes that weren't exactly our cup of tea.

lets hear what bike was a good fit for you and one you wish you'd never laid eyes on.
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having had lots of models of various brands that I thought I'd really like there were a few kraptastic ones in there that gave me grief and I unloaded ASAP then bought another one that I really liked and that one would be fantastic. Sell it for some reason and the next one I thought would be a good fit would be .... again .... a pretty unspectacular POS for me.

I'd meet other guys on the road and see what they had and I used to ride and they would be in love with the thing.. I'd think to myself what's to love, I had one and it ain't lovable for sure.

Of course there were times I'd be riding and hook up with a guy who had the bike I was on and we'd confab about what was great about that particular model.

But all in all there's all sorts of people out there with different tastes and loyalties. Even if they know they're riding a POS they won't let on because it's disloyal somehow.

C'mon guys. You know it's true. Any of us who have been riding for a few have bought bikes that weren't exactly our cup of tea.

lets hear what bike was a good fit for you and one you wish you'd never laid eyes on.
1that did it for me...... BMW K 1200 S. 1 that didn't,........Harley sportster
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There are people who love them, though.

My Thruxton brought me back.
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The VT 500 was much better than the FT 500. Your lucky you had the VT. At age 16 it wasn't too bad though.
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I have to disagree a bit and present the following:
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. a) A motorcycle is somewhat similar to sex , in that , the worst I've ever had was still a remarkable experience !
. b) There is no such thing as bad sex or cycles----only varying degrees of good !
. c) Sex or cycles----offered either , you'll be hard put to say "NO THANK YOU " !................................................. .............
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1that did it for me...... BMW K 1200 S. 1 that didn't,........Harley sportster
Beg to differ but:
K1200S 45,000 miles and final drive failure @ $3000 = crap
And as a glutten for punishment; K1200GT that junped the cam chain bent the valves to the tune of $13,000!!!
Sprint GT = priceless

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I have to disagree a bit and present the following:
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. a) A motorcycle is somewhat similar to sex , in that , the worst I've ever had was still a remarkable experience !
. b) There is no such thing as bad sex or cycles----only varying degrees of good !
. c) Sex or cycles----offered either , you'll be hard put to say "NO THANK YOU " !................................................. .............
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