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Old 01-17-2013, 07:22 PM   #346
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Touratech skidplate/sumpguard for a 955 Tiger. The only evidence I had of it fitting said bike was a picture on the website. I'm usually fairly proficient, but I never could make the damn thing attach to my bike. The collection of bars would in no way attach to my motor/frame in a manner that would allow the sumpguard to be attached to them. In addition to being waaaaaaay overpriced, its level of protection would have been marginal (had I managed to attach it), and I practically had to give it away on the FM after I'd butchered the bars attempting to make it fit.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #347
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i once brought a peugeot......
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #348
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i once brought a peugeot......
You poor man.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:27 PM   #349
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This one is a toss up.

A "solar" battery charger or my personal favorite, a "Emergency" crank radio. I had an emergency and the piece of shit only worked for 5 seconds after I cranked my guts out for 2 minutes.

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #350
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the absolute worst thing i purchased for my bike was/is the tomtom rider ii gps. It cannot be seen in the sun, the electrical contacts do not make because the whole shoe assembly is made from plastic that will not maintain the needed tolerances. The software to make routes and connect to the computer never did the features advertised. The warranty documents states that employees do not have to tell the truth. And you paid for it too bad. I will never purchase another tomtom product and have stopped as many sales as i can. Including taking customers out of a store to show them the unit. It could be marketed as a gps for the blind.

Expensive junk.

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:39 PM   #351
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if it was the coachmen rv or the bmw f650 funduro when it 1st came out.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:09 PM   #352
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ZUMO 550, I thought mine was crap until I heard all of the others that had to send theirs in for repair and such. garmin is $#%^ing junk even tho i still use their GPS when my phone is in non-service areas
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:29 AM   #353
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Anything Chevorlet....................................even worse now it's owned by the goverment..............total shit.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:17 AM   #354
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Chevrolet makes equipment? Did they start that after .gov took over?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #355
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Anything Chevorlet....................................even worse now it's owned by the goverment..............total shit.
I agree. At least from 1974 to present day.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #356
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Chevrolet makes equipment? Did they start that after .gov took over?
I think they make BMW final drives.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:54 AM   #357
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My Peaklife motorcycle GPS has been very reliable over the last 6 months I've had it and only cost $120 via mail order with all hardware needed for the bike and car although I did use an after market SW Motech mounting bracket for it. Only issue is it requires you install your own software and maps (free via Internet download) and configure them. The iGo Primo software is excellent. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=20518881
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:38 AM   #358
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ZUMO 550, I thought mine was crap until I heard all of the others that had to send theirs in for repair and such. garmin is $#%^ing junk even tho i still use their GPS when my phone is in non-service areas
Yeah, we ALL got hosed on that one. Still use it but it sucks. Why is it so hard to make a decent GPS for our use? Hell, for what we paid for it they should have nailed the design down by now.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #359
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so far the worst

For me it's the Delorme InReach 2-Way satellite communicator. Basically a SPOT 2 SMS sat nav communicator for emergencies.

Has never worked in my region since I bought it 4 months ago. Shortly after I reported it didn't work in the middle east, tech support kindly sent out a notice to everyone that it it didn't work in more or less anywhere except the US.

I got a private notification from them saying email worked fine from the device so I should use that instead

Really--- emergency f*cking emails.

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:15 PM   #360
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My InReach works well in Brazil. Texting my family is great via the iPhone app when out in central Brazil without cell signal for 5 or more hours. Downside are the limited subscription plans. Too few features or too many. No midpoint at the right price point :(
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