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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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What DON'T you like about your bike...

We all love our motorcycles, if you don't, than I pity you. They make us feel better, "look cooler" (for some), give us a way to get away from everything, turn any bad mood into a "why was I mad" mood, and the like.

Now every bike is different, and everyone's bike is even more so. I love my F3 like none other, and being my first bike makes it that much more important... but there are things I don't like about it. Little things, things that Honda did or didnt do and could have. So im curious as to what you all DON'T like about your individual bikes. My list is as follows:

*No under-seat storage!!!
*Noisy plastics / windscreen
*No fuel gauge

I know theres more but i can't think of them at the moment. Now I know there's going to be at least one of you out there that will claim to not dislike any part of their machine, and to them I say.... Your a liar and need to learn how to be more critical. Enjoy.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 06:33 PM
 
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not fuel injected; fat for its class; analog gauges; and fat tank

other than that, she's great
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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 06:36 PM
 
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f4i

Why don't the manufacturer's take a look at what everyone does with the signals and installing tail eliminators and make some improvements for the purpose of styling. Also, along the same lines....how about an exhaust option so we don't all have to throw away the stock can and invest the bucks into a aftermarket system.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 06:51 PM
 
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Because the two beasts keep each other alive. The aftermarket and manufacturers need each other. Besides, what fun would it be if bikes came with flush mounts and aftermarket systems? Then you don't get to personalize it. Also, a lot of people like the stock setup.

I see your point and am just playing devil's advocate.
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post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 07:56 PM
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16" wheels
un-adjustable suspension
seats too soft
bars too high
pegs too low
not enough ground clearence


But for what it is, a beginers bike, it serves its purpose and then some.

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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 10:52 PM
 
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Not equiped with an umbrella girl.
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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-29-2003, 03:33 AM
 
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Unhappy Stupid cans!

It's not so much the bike as it is the:

*Cheap, wobbly, leaky mother f'n TBR slip ons
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post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-29-2003, 06:20 AM
 
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Honda F2:
No storage.
Too hard to replace dash lights.

Kawasaki KZ1000:
Oil leak I can't seem to stop.
Speedo broke and can't find parts.
Sidestand too short, carbs leak when leaned over that far.
Seat hurts.

BMW R100RT:
Under powered.

It's funny that most of the things you all have mentioned are things I like.

I like the stock turn signals on most bikes, and don't like tail eliminators, I like high bars and low pegs, I love carbs, and analog gauges, I don't care for fuel gauges, or loud pipes. It's all a taste thing, some of us like it one way and some don't.

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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-29-2003, 07:10 AM
 
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Mine (F4i) doesn't corner well enough to let me get my knee down I do wish the clip-ons were a little lower.
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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-29-2003, 07:21 AM
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i will not complain about something that brings me this much pleasure without having the worry's about catching a venerial disease, child support, or alimony.

my bike is FINE.

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