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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Should have bought a Harley

Waiting at least a month for a new drive belt, waited one year for a backrest pad!!! This bike is a pain in my ass!!! Not to mention it is costing me a buttload of money!!! I hope this gets better or I swear I will follow the masses and buy a Harley!!!!! Also been in for the top end sounding like a metal can half full of marbles that they say is normal, a new speedo, front fender bolts, abs bolts

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So there's a lot of riding in Michigan in February/March that you are missing?
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my storm also 4000 miles in the shop five times. One time for a week and a half to find the vacuum hose that had come loose already needed to have belt-tightening Don and still doesn't feel entirely right
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Hmmm....My 2010 1700 Tbird with 7200 miles is perfect, changed my oil twice, that's it. I love the bike.
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At least you still have it listed as your favorite bike!


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Yup. You should have bought a Harley.
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and you think a Harley will have less problems?
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I hope this gets better or I swear I will follow the masses and buy a Harley!!!!!
my 2c, if you don't like your bike, life is too short to waste on it, get what you want and be happy.

If you really do like your bike... well... it is like women, they can be infuriating but...

stumble trip stumble trip
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it is like women, they can be infuriating but...
We still get on and ride 'em like a bucking bronc!
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We still get on and ride 'em like a bucking bronc!
Ha, love your avatar DC, is that a Lab, they love water don't they?
BTW Buckwild, I agree with Jonkster, if you don't like it unload the thing and get what tickles your fancy.

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