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Old 05-11-2005, 12:14 PM   #91
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this is so bad/turd like its cool!

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Not sure if this counts, but one of the worst I've ever seen:




Bwwwaaaahhahahahaha!
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:18 PM   #92
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these made my yamaha 250MX '72, seem like a handling machine ( like a turd shot out of a gun) , I saw some horrible crashes on these, truely friggin evil, some gimp ex-riders walkin round with bad memories of this turd. the factory suzukis were the trickest on the planet thou'

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Suzuki TM400. Extremely narrow powerband and weak chassis made this monster nearly impossible to ride except in a straight line.

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Old 05-11-2005, 12:23 PM   #93
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Earles were supposed to be trick, ala Sachs... Motobeta , my brother had one, light, fast, he could jump it way freakin high ( roslyn coal piles) beautiful bike, they would stomp a Hodaka 100, too bad it didnt take off. I wanted the 50 road racer BAD...

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Intersting how somebody mentioned that they never Bought a bad bike; I've never been that restrained... but the years seem to blur some of the frustrations, and I don't seem to remember ever Selling a bad bike. Some of the noteables... A mid 50's Cotton-- British trials bike with an Earles style front suspension, and no appreciable rear suspension that I recall. It had a 2 stroke Villiers motor and how it ran depended on... something that I never figured out. Phases of the moon maybe, but I remember buying it for $35 and selling it a year later for $50. Thought I was a genius, but if I had it now, how much would it be worth? Shortly after that I bought a brand new 1970 Moto Beta motocrosser. It was a gnarley looking 100 cc -much better than my Honda 90 of the time. It had the first 6 speed transmission that I've ever had, and a power band of maybe 100 RPM. The first half hour of shifting up and down was prety cool, but made for a long day. I've never seen another one-- I traded it for a BSA 441. Somebody else wrote a chapter on those heart breakers.
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:35 PM   #94
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god this thread is killing me, the hand pull start!
now the honda 65, this was a big bore version of my trail 55, serious bump in CC ! engines were built to withstand anything an idiot 11 yr old could dish out i never could break it

honda still uses rubber mount bars, i guess they got the bushing thing squared away. come on gotta be more crap out there

hhmmm.... '60s alum alloy on any suzuki, you could crumple it by looking at it hard.....
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Old 05-11-2005, 02:25 PM   #95
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I have two submissions for you. My first bike - The Water Buffalo, A Suzuki 750, three cylinder, two stroke, water cooled, chain drive. I loved that bike. That might have been the first water cooled bike, I don't know.
I have a friend here in TN who has one of those right now~!
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Old 05-11-2005, 04:58 PM   #96
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I have two submissions for you. My first bike - The Water Buffalo, A Suzuki 750, three cylinder, two stroke, water cooled, chain drive. I loved that bike. That might have been the first water cooled bike, I don't know.
A member of this board rode (actually attempted to) in the 01 IronButt Rally. I believe the motor was incorrectly assembled and blew up about half way through. He said prior to blowing the crappy gas mileage was killin' him.

On a side note, a nearly complete stranger loaned him his nearly new BMW K1200LT to complete the rally. That's trust!
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:17 AM   #97
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A member of this board rode (actually attempted to) in the 01 IronButt Rally. I believe the motor was incorrectly assembled and blew up about half way through. He said prior to blowing the crappy gas mileage was killin' him.
The poor gas mileage should have been a tip off, the GT always got decent (+35 mpg iirc) mileage; mostly comparable to the I4 4 strokes of the day. Normally, it would have been a pretty good choice (for the time period) for something like the Ironbutt.
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:48 AM   #98
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My first bike was a GT750. Dual leading shoe front brake, big, wide comfy seat. Great touring bike, of course I tried to turn it into a cafe racer, and made it into a sow's ear. It did lead me to BMWs, so that wasn't a bad thing.
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:59 PM   #99
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someone mentioned about the suzuki being first watercooled bike. not sure, if this is the first but, go to
http://www.scottownersclub.org/Index.htm

home of the "flying Squirrel" pretty cool stuff, way ahead of there time
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:19 AM   #100
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Munch Mammouth

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Was the Mammoth the Brazilian bike with the VW engine?
No,that particular steaming pile of poo was called the"AMOZONAS"or some such bullshit.The MUNCH had an NSU car engine powering its lard-ass. Seems that the REAL shit-heaps all have car engines
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:30 AM   #101
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No,that particular steaming pile of poo was called the"AMOZONAS"or some such bullshit.The MUNCH had an NSU car engine powering its lard-ass. Seems that the REAL shit-heaps all have car engines
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Hey! Are you calling my new Boss Hoss a shit heap. It makes my pecker look a lot longer. Really.
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:35 AM   #102
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Hey! Are you calling my new Boss Hoss a shit heap. It makes my pecker look a lot longer. Really.
Never understood that logic. It certainly makes it look tiny in comparison with the size of the bike...
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:43 AM   #103
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Personal note to Illllyyyyyya: Stop staring at my pecker. I'll let you ride the Boss. Wait, no, I've heard how you ride. I'll let you ride the Fantic Chopper.
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:55 AM   #104
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Riding a BussHuss? I rode a VTX1800 once and sat on a Rune once. Both felt weird enough to tell me that isn't the direction in which I want to go. To each his own, I guess.

Hey, do they make a 300 corss section knobbie for your BH? Now there's an idea!
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:04 AM   #105
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Probably can find something in the "Mud and Snow" section at Pep Boys. This'll be JUST THE TICKET for the off road section at CC05! Thanks for the idear.
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