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Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by Gromit, Aug 4, 2005.
Hey, it goes with the "never should've sold..." thread.
Step right up. Unburden yourselves.
85 GSXR750 - not really a bad bike, everything works well and its not in bad nic, i just dont like it bought it in a big hurry cos i needed something to ride. somebody come and get this POS the hell outta my garage
91 ZXR750 - love the model, dont like this bike. i'm a stupid trusting prick and bought it sight unseen based on a glowing description :roll: its OK, but not what i wanted, wayyyyy too much work needed to get it up to scratch. i guess if anything it made me buy the 99 ZX7 which was the best thing i ever did
Not that I didn't enjoy it (despite it's overwhelming blandness), I just would have been far better off with something else.
Suzuki GSX550EFE, most diabolical bike I have ever ridden.
When I sold the faithful XS-650D I thought I'd go modern and buy one of them new-fangled four cylinder thingos
So I bought a Kawasaki 500 four, bright red, and I was so proud!
Should have known it would end in tears.
On the way home the first day with it on a country road, I was right behind an empty fuel tanker that broke a spring on a narrow bridge, jack-knifed and rolled straight in front of me. I was travelling far enough back to brake and get around!
5 Weeks later, got rid of the Japanese rim protectors and bought a shiny new set of Pirelli Phantoms.
2 weeks later, riding into Singleton on a dead straight road at exactly 100kph, hit a set of ripples, had a massive tankslapper and got hurled over the bars and up the road. Bike smashed, ribs sore from the small camera I was carrying in my jacket pocket. Spent the night in hospital, sold the wreck back to the dealer I'd bought it off and bought the Honda 750F1.
Dealer put a new set of Bridgestones on the bike, repaired it and sold it to a local, bike NEVER did that again, must've not liked the Phantoms.
Easy. 1975 Honda MT125 Elsinore Trail.
Supposeldy a detuned version of the CR125 MotoX engine. It was detuned all right, TOTALLY detuned. It didn't have enough power to pull the skin off a rice pudding, the trail bike tyres had all the adhesion of a flea in a typhoon and the brakes were non-existant.
Bought it brand new (how stupid was I?) and kept it for two months then traded it in on a new RD250 Yamaha.
an SP370 single cyl thumper , damn near shattered my right fibula after a massive back fire and my foot slipping off the kick start !!
and a GS750 more time fixing than rideing !!
NSR150Sp - Biggest mistake of a bike....nothing but mechanical problems with it, also not a good learners bike......hind sight is a wonderful thing
In 1991 I brought myself a Suzuki RGV 250 2-stroke.
Now I'm addicted to the smell and powerband of a 2 stroke and riding an Aprilia RS250 2-stroke.
So now you have the same engine in a better frame!!!
I can top all of them. I once owned a.......
With out a doubt the biggest pile of shite I've had the misfortune to own. It still makes me cringe now thinking of it with is yellow tank and eastern european looks. I think I must have been on a whopper of a drinking binge to have bought the thing.
PS for those to young to know what an MZ 350 is, go and do a google search for pictures.
shudder, I remember the MZ! Possessor of the biggest cooling fins and the most ridiculous exhaust system ever seen!
Turned me into a slow, opinionated bore....
But I got better
*bites tongue furiously*
I don't think I've ever owned a 'bad' bike, more by luck then judgment or perhaps I just love bikes
Actually come to think of it, my first bike was a piece of SHAT, everyone steer well clear of PUCH Maxi's (scary stuff, ask your dad).
I cant beleive i'm going to admit to this but when i first moved to Melbourne i bought a small bike untill i got use to where i was going and wish i had never bought it .It was an ....
Brrrr... what a horror!
Hired one in Turkey once. Tank-slappers at 25kph!
While riding it I was chased by an irate sheepdog which was bigger and faster than the bike!
hehe...even one of the pics on bikepics has a guy fixing it....
Whoever had one of those has ALWAYS been fixing it, truth
Mate at uni had the 250, longest exhaust-in-the-world...then g/f/ later wife still bears some scorch-marks of that thing on her calf
Then again, all that was needed to fix 'em by the side of the road was a handfull (literally) of tools and a wooden block/ half-brick / decent rock or hammer.
Wish access was as easy on today's bikes :roll: :roll:
Another one I never should've bought was the Norton Commando.
Rushing it just before a summer-holiday in the Alps, it was a biatch to keep going, just the stereotypal pommie-junk of it's time, how the hell we made it into Switzerland I still don't know.
Dumping it in a lake near St. Moritz could've waited another 2 weeks though....ruined the holidays.
3000km of ownership with 50.000km worth of grease-monkeying
On a good day (when nothing went wrong) it was a nice ride though...