Have you experienced any problems with your current (or a past) motorcycle that left you angry and frustrated?

If so please state what the problem was and how the problem was resolved.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, I've never had a motorcycle but my younger sister did. She didn't have insurance on it because she hadn't taken the class to get a motorcycle license to drive it. It only had about 50 miles on it from driving around the yard. Of all the places on six acres of property to park it, she so brilliantly left it parked about 10 feet away from the only dead pine tree in the yard. Apparently the pine tree got infested with termites and one morning it broke off at the base and fell directly on top of her brand new motorcycle. Since she had no insurance she now still owes almost $3000 on the motorcycle and it would cost abuot $3500 to fix it. The moral of this story.......don't be stupid and park your motorcycle under a dead tree, duh!

  • 1 decade ago

    I owned a 78 Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special. Could never get that thing to run right. It would always load up and die. After I sold the thing I found out this was a common problem, which could be resolved by changing the ignition system. Too little, too late. Now that bike, in the condition it was in, is worth about ten times as much as I bought it for. Ah well.

  • 1 decade ago

    I used to have a 1973 Yamaha SC500. It was a big 2 stroke thumper and it had a piston the size of a 454 chevrolet. I loved the bike but it would shatter pistons every 4 months. They were about $300 a piece in the 1990s. I blew it up 3 times and finally had the scrap guy take it away.

    Source(s): POS RACER!
  • 1 decade ago

    I bought a 34,000 dollar Big Dog motorcycle, a2006 model, and after only 300 miles the kickstand broke off and smashed the headlight and left hand turn signal, but was replaced free under warranty, and after 500 miles the engine started tapping and took it back twice but was told all big dog bikes tap so i have to live with that, and then the throttle fell apart so i fixed that myself, and then the foot shifter quit working so about once a month i need to spray WD-40 on the shifter to keep it working properly. I would not recommend these bikes . I think ten year old kids build these bikes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    had a 76 sportster that broke down the day I got it and continued to do so for three years untill I finally sold that cantankerous piece of junk and got myself a big twin. It allways made it home but I replaced the entire charging system like three times, couldnt keep a generator in it ever went through at least 2 a year,guy I sold it to spent 8,500 dollars rebuilding it and it needed a generator within a month of the rebuild. had problems with the front brake, clutch cables throtle cables braking. not to mention stuff vibrating apart.I would never ever have a sporty again

  • 1 decade ago

    Couldn't get the my 72 Harley to idle smoothly, no matter how I adjusted the carburetor.

    Took it to a mechanic. Turns out the bike was ******! Needed new valves / valve seats / pistons / front cylinder and head.

    Solution - sold the bike on ebay at a $4000 loss. Bought a new Honda.

  • 1 decade ago

    I had a problem with a 454LTD kawasaki. The thing would run fine one min, then leave you stuck on the side of the road for an hour the next. changed the coils, and the ignightor box and everythign went back to normal.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Suzuki LS650 Savage.. lent it to my brother in law.. he broke down on the side of the road..& called the auto club (RAA) in Australia. between them they managed to get the left side case of the motor of the bike & then try to start it..

    This forced the starter gears where they wernt supposed to go.. He then had it towed back to my house & left me with the even more broken bike..

    this was not a popular bike in Australia.. only brought in 1984 to 1986. & in limited numbers.. so spares were a real problem..

    ended up I got the side of the motor welded up & machined & refitted the gears..

    got the bike going & sold it... I still see the bike now & then.. & its still going strong...

    but it was a real headache to get fixed..

    Source(s): 35 years riding & counting... still not sure what was wrong with the bike that caused it to stop in the first place... probly out of gas..LOL
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its the ignorant drivers that ignore motorcycles on the road that make me angry

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