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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 03:30 PM
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My worst was a brand new 2001 Harley Super Dynaglide 1540cc.

Driving home from the dealership the gear shift lever fell off and slid down the road. Then a few days later, a piece of gasket material inside the engine broke off and plugged the oil circulation toasting the engine.
Maybe that guy in the finishing dep. of Harley Davidson had the last hour of work of his notice period...
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My best and worst bike was the same .It was a Honda cb350 that had a modified engine by a mechanic that raced them. Motor was brilliant all ways started if the points were good and gaped correctly If not was a pain in the butt. The thing went like **** ,Handling was not so good ,But when it came to stoping it was down right dangerous with 2 wheel drum brakes
My 2nd wife's CB350 appealed to my daughter when we lived in New Mexico:



That wife sold the bike a bit later because she worried about me commuting to work on it in downtown Atlanta. It took a while to get back to riding (once we moved to Montana) but I'm still riding and turn 77 next week (the daughter is now 57).
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I have not had many bikes and none of them has been troublesome as a 'worst' bike. The only problems have been caused by me. My first bike, an Ariel 350, had its engine seize when I tried to run it too lean. It did not seem to mind once I had given it richer juice to run on.

Just do it! (I did: 2017 Rebel 500; 2014 MT-07)
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