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Old 12-30-2012, 04:40 PM   #421
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Okay, I'll bite.

Enter the Royal Enfield Bullet EFI.

It now sits in my garage with the rear wheel off for going on over 8 months now and I could not give two shits less if it rots where it is parked, It is still under warranty too.

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:50 AM   #422
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BMW K75S. Looked sporty & fun and turned out to be ponderous & leaden.

Not nearly the hoot I expected, and I was giggling-schoolgirl DELIGHTED to be back on my 990.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:45 AM   #423
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Okay, let me start by saying I deserve to be taken out the back and shot, I know.

I am looking for a replacement for my GSX1250FA which I have had for 7 months, and I have done just over 8,000km. While it is a good bike with LOTS of grunt from idle, quick enough, economical, comfortable, etc. it just does not excite me at all. Even TWFO just does not make me smile (and I have a Yoshi pipe on it).

Day before yesterday I walk into a KTM dealer and stumble across a 990 SMT. Loved look and the feel of the thing sitting on it, and decided to take it for a test ride this morning. Perhaps I was expecting too much from the rave reviews I read, but really did not do anything for me. Liked the gearbox, could feel it likes to rev, but it has no bottom end at all, which is a minus for me as an everyday commuter bike. Could see how it could be fun for a weekend blast though. I was really gutted after the test ride, so wanted to like this bike.

So question is, what the hell is wrong with me !!!! Am I the only one who does not get this bike? Also, does anyone know how this compares to the Super Duke, surely that has a lot more giddy up and go?
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:09 AM   #424
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Okay, I'll bite.

Enter the Royal Enfield Bullet EFI.

I bought one new in 2010 and within 8k miles the piston disintegrated while I was rolling along at 60mph on the highway. The speedo "jiggles" around while ridding. The header came unbolted from the head while riding down I-4. The stock TORPEDO pipe cracked behind where it mounted to the header from the vibration. Several short months after I had the bike back after the warranty covered the top end replacement the rear tube let loose while doing 60mph around the block, turns out there was a washer between the tube and tire that some 3rd world worker dropped in there during assembly and didn't give enough of a fuck to fish it out before mounting everything up (Anybody notice a pattern here? They must be set to explode at 60mph :)

It now sits in my garage with the rear wheel off for going on over 8 months now and I could not give two shits less if it rots where it is parked, It is still under warranty too.

-Jake
Both of the Bullets that I rented felt like they were going to disintegrate when they got up to 60 m.p.h. They were fine for pottering along the back roads at 45.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:17 AM   #425
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Possible responses:

1) That's so 27 pages ago.

2) Pics, or it didn't happen.

3) Yes.


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Old 01-05-2013, 07:27 AM   #426
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1994 CBR1000F and 2001 CBR1100XX. The bikes were both good, had no reason not to like them except I guess I'm just not a fan of inline 4s. Replaced both with VFRs and was much happier.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:27 AM   #427
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GSX1100R, no where near as fun as the 750, just slow, and awkward.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:05 AM   #428
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Suzuki DR350.....I thought I would love it, but I didn't!

Got a Suzuki DRZ400 next and LOVED IT!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #429
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So Triumph built a Honda?




Because it was yellow?

No, it was black with yellow trim. The second one I lusted after was red with black trim.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:11 PM   #430
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I had a 1200 harley sportster. I bought this to work my way up the Harley chain. Great to look at but piece of shit. I would drive about 50 miles to the coast and have to fill up again. 2 gallon tank and about 55 miles. When I was at the gas station I would have to shake out my hands for about 15 minutes from the nasty vibrations. That was when I was in my 20's by the way. Another night I was cruising around in the wee hours of the morning with a young lady and the thing died on my. Broken battery connection at 3000 thousand miles. Pushed it to her house about a mile away and temporarily fixed it and brought it to the Harley dealer. He explained to me after my bitching that I should have know about this common issue and changed the cable out. Sold the bike after owning a year and made 200 bucks. I haven't owned a Harley since.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #431
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I had a 1200 harley sportster. I bought this to work my way up the Harley chain. Great to look at but piece of shit. I would drive about 50 miles to the coast and have to fill up again. 2 gallon tank and about 55 miles. When I was at the gas station I would have to shake out my hands for about 15 minutes from the nasty vibrations. That was when I was in my 20's by the way. Another night I was cruising around in the wee hours of the morning with a young lady and the thing died on my. Broken battery connection at 3000 thousand miles. Pushed it to her house about a mile away and temporarily fixed it and brought it to the Harley dealer. He explained to me after my bitching that I should have know about this common issue and changed the cable out. Sold the bike after owning a year and made 200 bucks. I haven't owned a Harley since.
55 miles on a 2 gallon peanut tank? That's what, a gallon and a half to reserve? Wtf did you expect? Mine had the 4.5 gallon tank, and it would do 180-220 miles between fills.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:37 PM   #432
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I had a 1200 harley sportster. I bought this to work my way up the Harley chain. Great to look at but piece of shit. I would drive about 50 miles to the coast and have to fill up again. 2 gallon tank and about 55 miles. When I was at the gas station I would have to shake out my hands for about 15 minutes from the nasty vibrations. That was when I was in my 20's by the way. Another night I was cruising around in the wee hours of the morning with a young lady and the thing died on my. Broken battery connection at 3000 thousand miles. Pushed it to her house about a mile away and temporarily fixed it and brought it to the Harley dealer. He explained to me after my bitching that I should have know about this common issue and changed the cable out. Sold the bike after owning a year and made 200 bucks. I haven't owned a Harley since.
Yup, in stock form, Sportsters are god awful... However, Harley makes some great bikes, the Sportster just isn't one of them.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #433
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I loved my nightster and would own another in a heartbeat. Sort the suspension and it's a nice bike and mile muncher. shrug
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #434
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Okay, I'll bite.

Enter the Royal Enfield Bullet EFI.

I bought one new in 2010 and within 8k miles the piston disintegrated while I was rolling along at 60mph on the highway. The speedo "jiggles" around while ridding. The header came unbolted from the head while riding down I-4. The stock TORPEDO pipe cracked behind where it mounted to the header from the vibration. Several short months after I had the bike back after the warranty covered the top end replacement the rear tube let loose while doing 60mph around the block, turns out there was a washer between the tube and tire that some 3rd world worker dropped in there during assembly and didn't give enough of a fuck to fish it out before mounting everything up (Anybody notice a pattern here? They must be set to explode at 60mph :)

It now sits in my garage with the rear wheel off for going on over 8 months now and I could not give two shits less if it rots where it is parked, It is still under warranty too.

-Jake

Ugh, am I wrong to still want one?

Maybe yours was just the odd one? Maybe the ones from ten years ago were better? Maybe... I don't know - but someone please tell me Enfields are worth owning
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:09 PM   #435
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Ugh, am I wrong to still want one?

Maybe yours was just the odd one? Maybe the ones from ten years ago were better? Maybe... I don't know - but someone please tell me Enfields are worth owning
I'll sell you one.

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