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Old 11-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm dealing with my first oil leak at the moment with less then 3000 miles and only 6 months old. It's the typical front sprocket driveshaft seal, but still this is kind of unacceptable for being this new.

There are a lot of PROS to the bike and far less CONS, although it would be nice if it had better rear suspension and at least an adjustable front suspension.
Oh yeah and the stock seat is abysmal at best.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I had a clutch pushrod seal fail in the first week of owning my '03 T100. I have not had another failure (of any kind) since. If your countershaft seal leaks you may be overtightening your chain...
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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A sixth gear? Seriously? Why?
I would like a highway gear, traveling for a long distance at 85mph/137kph you really start seeing the need for another gear.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Both my vehicles are timeless. My Bonneville; which is always cool, not matter the vintage... and my Jeep Wrangler, no matter the vintage. And both are customizable as hell. And both have an insane owner following. My Bonnie is the best bike I've ever owned... and I'll ride her till she's dust... like my 1998 Jeep.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:47 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Both my vehicles are timeless. My Bonneville; which is always cool, not matter the vintage... and my Jeep Wrangler, no matter the vintage. And both are customizable as hell. And both have an insane owner following. My Bonnie is the best bike I've ever owned... and I'll ride her till she's dust... like my 1998 Jeep.
same for me. a Bonnie and Jeep Wrangler. perfect combo
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
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A sixth gear? Seriously? Why?
Because the bike begs for one upon reaching 65mph. Love my Bonnie, but this the big "con" in my book.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I think a 6th gear would be great.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I've have addressed all the cons I care to (at least for now), and just happy with the damn thing. So perhaps it is a pro that it is fairly easy to adjust/tune/mod to personal preference.

Another pro: I have had it for almost five years now...a personal record. I have never owned any car or bike that long, so that's saying something. I'll keep it as long as I can ride, and then maybe keep it just to look at it.
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6th gear=yet more weight. It is easier and lighter to manipulate your gearing with the countershaft sprocket.
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No leaks at 26,000 miles. Pro is simplicity. Of course we all want more power, less weight, lower cost but if this at the expense of simplicity then forget it.
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