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Bikes you've sold and HAVE NOT regretted...

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I’ve never regretted selling a bike. In fact, I have regretted buying almost every bike I’ve owned. That’s not to say I didn’t like them, just that they weren’t really what I wanted or what I thought they would be.
 
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Georgetown, TX
2011 KLR650... cheap to ride but constantly breaking in some way. Huge lack of power and too heavy for what it offered.

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Tourmeister

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Feb 28, 2003
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Huntsville
Me & a bunch of other folks are sure glad ya'll sold your Stroms.......while they may have been wrong for ya'll ....they have sure been right for us.....& at the right price
Oh I totally agree. I know there are folks that absolutely love the Vstroms. I am totally happy for them! :thumb: It is the same with the 1000s. I had heard so much awesome stuff about them and then I got to ride one while up in Arkansas on a great road. I was totally NOT impressed. However, there are tons of people that love them! I love the BMW GSs. Some folks don't care for them. Oh well... To each his own! :thumb:
 

TWTim

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Feb 19, 2007
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Midland
1986 VN750. It was the only Kawasaki I've ever owned that constantly experienced electrical gremlins. It was always something different; fix one problem and another emerged. I managed to get my money out of it and have never owned another one since.
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Apr 25, 2007
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Austin, TX
I had a 2002 Honda VFR that gave me nothing but trouble. VTEC issues, electrical issues, fouling spark plugs, cooling issues, you name it. I drive by the apartment complex that the buyer lives in every day, and breathe a sigh that it isn't my problem anymore.

My 97 VFR is the biggest regret sale I have.
 
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HUNT COUNTY
6th gear on the FJR is overrated. That engine had enough torque to not need a 6th gear. To add it was a solution looking for a problem.

The bike I don't regret selling?

BMW F800ST. One of the only bikes that ever left me stranded on the side of the road. not once but twice. The first time I was rescued by a good Samaritan infront of the house I broke down in front of as well as Beemerlessbob who was on the way to rescue me. The second time my roommate came and rescued me with jumpercables to limp me back home. Both times can be laid a the feet of the charging system which as time went on was a proven problem with the F series bike's stator setup which of course BMW claimed was not a problem but at the same time introduced new part numbers to fix the "not a problem". I loved both the BMWs I had but their customer service sucked unless you have a heavy wallet and don't care about the 1000 dollars per fix cost. The F series belt drive bike also had a problem with the "final drive" belt drive system. The chain drive GS bikes were fine but the other F series bikes would eat rear wheel and belt pulley bearings for breakfast because the factory manual speced a belt tension that was far too tight.
 

Tourmeister

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which as time went on was a proven problem with the F series bike's stator setup which of course BMW claimed was not a problem but at the same time introduced new part numbers to fix the "not a problem".
Classic BMW. Never admit there is a problem, but brag about the newly designed parts that solve the problem (hopefully)... :roll:
 
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Jan 25, 2005
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Cypress Tx
I owned one bmw or kinda ended up with one , rode it around the driveway a few times and made money on it when I sold it . Overall I was happy with my experience. Since I didn’t ride it nothing failed while I owned it . One more Honda to make go away and I’ll be happy again . My fleet is in pretty good shape right now , 5 Cagiva Gran Canyons , 3 in running and good condition, 2 950 KTMs one in good shape and running and one parts bike and the 450 Beta that just sits there ready to go anytime I want to .
 
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Dec 14, 2005
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Overton, TX "The Arlington of East Texas between t
I've always had a fondness for the Kawasaki brand (still have my one owner 1974 H1 500 triple) but the 09 Concours absolutely cooked me with engine heat at anything above 85 degrees. And it wasn't just idling through traffic but in all riding conditions in warm temps. And yes, I performed ALL of the forum fixes (and some I invented myself) to lesson the issue and none were a true fix - just a bad fairing design that didn't allow enough engine heat venting. I was glad to see it sold to a rider that lived north of Texas. The 2010 models and newer have solved this issue and one day I might give it another try if I decide to go back to a sporttourer.
 
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