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Offline volroom

brand bashing
« on: August 21, 2014, 12:24:32 pm »
Not trying to judge, I would just like to know what is it with brand bashing? I think if you are mal about a brand, and you proclaim that it's the best there is, nothing else compares..yada yada, then you set yourself up for disappointment. In my view, different brands have pros and cons when compared to each other, almost never will you be able to say this bike brand..this one beats all other bikes in the segment in all respects, hands down. I've had suzuki, honda, chinese special, BMW (current bike). Yes, I love my bonie, and it's reliable (so far), although there's been some issues that I've had to resort, even some design flaws. The other day I had to trim a sheat around the clutch fluid hose connected to the slave cylinder, because rust would accumulate there. I was in no way prepared to see the amount of rusty water that came out there after I did it... there are other design flaws as well. Did they resolve all of it with the R1200GS? I doubt it very much. And the new LC, even more. The thing is the engineers are not the only ones involved in designing a bike... it's not as many of us perceive, that version 2.0 would be better than version 1.9..that all the flaws were identified with previous bike, and solved with new. There is also thoughts about how expensive it is the build a bike, how long it takes to assemble, etc. Going off on a tangent here, to get back - why should I limit myself and be 'committed' to a certain brand bike? I have to swore allegiance to a brand? Sorry 2SD, I know you will be referred to in this thread - I did not try and target you at all. It's a thought I've had for quite a while. While I love my bike, I will admit that it's not perfect. One thing, of a few, was performance. I tried to get more out of her, and made some slight modifications, but...as we, or some of us know, it's never enough. So, If money was no issue, I'd look at KTM 1190, or the anticipated 1290... Or..Honda crossover, OR Triumph Explorer 1200, OR Yamaha super tenere, even the kawasaki versys 1000. There's no way I'm limiting myself to BMW, because all BMW bikes are most reliable, or the most rugged or whatever.  Tongue-in-cheek jest about 'my bike is better than yours', is not really what I'm referring to. It's more then die hard attitude, that will even make you ignore issues of a specific bike because of your allegiance, ignoring the fact that other brands have bikes that might not have that issue. That being said; let's not make this a serious topic, that was not the intention. We all share a common love for bikes and biking. That's common ground that we should remind ourselves of,  :ricky:
« Last Edit: August 21, 2014, 12:27:35 pm by volroom »
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 12:28:25 pm »
Brand bashing is not only confined to bikes…. My girlfriend is a blond, so blond girls are the best! In the end no matter what colour her hair is they all give you the same shit!  :imaposer:
 

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 12:31:25 pm »
Brand bashing is not only confined to bikes…. My girlfriend is a blond, so blond girls are the best! In the end no matter what colour her hair is they all give you the same shit!  :imaposer:

And don't mind a bashing now and again  :imaposer:
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 12:32:50 pm »
Is this because I said they all ride down the Geel Streep?  >:D
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 12:35:03 pm »
Brand bashing is not only confined to bikes…. My girlfriend is a blond, so blond girls are the best! In the end no matter what colour her hair is they all give you the same shit!  :imaposer:

have to agree there....blondes....mmmm. My wide did go red once...  :3some:
 

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 12:35:54 pm »
Well said!
We each have our favourite Brands? I'm a Honda man
I for one do not believe that they are perfect bikes? close to purfect? but not purfect!
But I look at an MVAgust R1 and I start salivating?
Or ride a VStrom 650 and think wow what a great bike
Then I see a  CBr1000rr and I just want one!!!!
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 12:38:45 pm »
Ek is nie lus v baie lees nie.

Wat is eintlik die storie, ktm ok en Bmw kak?
 

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 12:42:44 pm »
Is this because I said they all ride down the Geel Streep?  >:D

haha...no, guilty as charged..did it for a stint yesterday. Fortunately, I don't commute. I try not to do it, but if lane splitting is an issue in very slow traffic...I will, and I also did this with my other bikes..
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 12:43:13 pm »
Ek is nie lus v baie lees nie.

Wat is eintlik die storie, ktm ok en Bmw kak?

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

ja...ek het te veel getik. wil ook gewoonlik nie lees nie.. dit gaan oor die feit dat nie BMW of KTM K@k is nie, albei het pros en cons net soos alle ander bikes
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 12:43:42 pm »
Brand bashing is not only confined to bikes…. My girlfriend is a blond, so blond girls are the best! In the end no matter what colour her hair is they all give you the same shit!  :imaposer:

have to agree there....blondes....mmmm. My wide did go red once...  :3some:

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2014, 12:44:58 pm »
Blykbaar anders om :thumleft:

Ek is nie lus v baie lees nie.

Wat is eintlik die storie, ktm ok en Bmw kak?
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2014, 12:46:48 pm »
Blykbaar anders om :thumleft:

Ek is nie lus v baie lees nie.

Wat is eintlik die storie, ktm ok en Bmw kak?

dis waarvan ek praat...
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 01:25:30 pm »
dis maar simpel volroom.
jy ry wat jy wil.
as iemand se jy ry `n lekke bike, dan se jy dankie.
as iemand se jy ry `n crap bike, hanteer dit soos `n setpil.
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 01:38:21 pm »
dis maar simpel volroom.
jy ry wat jy wil. Stem 100% saam, daar is nie kak bikes nie net sensitiewe mense
as iemand se jy ry `n lekke bike, dan se jy dankie. Stem 100% saam, dit is baie goeie maniere
as iemand se jy ry `n crap bike, hanteer dit soos `n setpil. Hang af hoe jy die setpil hanteer, as jy daaroor gaan stress gaan jy jouself oop maak vir baie stirr en dan moet jy dit maar vat soos dit kom,
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 01:48:46 pm »
Ek sukkel om als te lees. Al wat ek sien is:

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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2014, 01:56:50 pm »
I juz dont unnerstan why more of you okes don't stick up for Hyosung  :pot:
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2014, 02:00:50 pm »
dis maar simpel volroom.
jy ry wat jy wil. Stem 100% saam, daar is nie kak bikes nie net sensitiewe mense
as iemand se jy ry `n lekke bike, dan se jy dankie. Stem 100% saam, dit is baie goeie maniere
as iemand se jy ry `n crap bike, hanteer dit soos `n setpil. Hang af hoe jy die setpil hanteer, as jy daaroor gaan stress gaan jy jouself oop maak vir baie stirr en dan moet jy dit maar vat soos dit kom,
Jy nou alweer nie werk nie, of wil jy ons nou vertel van daai lorrie van jou met die 'tuning fork' simbool?
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2014, 02:01:25 pm »
I juz dont unnerstan why more of you okes don't stick up for Hyosung  :pot:

'cause we carry our passports...  :peepwall:
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2014, 02:01:49 pm »
I juz dont unnerstan why more of you okes don't stick up for Hyosung  :pot:
Hyosung is cheapest!
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Re: brand bashing
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2014, 02:03:03 pm »
Ek sukkel om als te lees. Al wat ek sien is:

BMW bikes are most reliable

haha! But seriously, I know this is an issue with some of the R1150 guys...  I guess what happens with some of us, your too poor to afford a  new bike, and to take the bike in for repairs/maintenance, so we do it ourselves if we can -  and in the process, we think.. geez, I love this bike, it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg, can do most maintenance myself, it's generally reliable and I know the bike in and out - there's not better bike. I guess you also forge a relationship the more you struggle taking it apart and get to know the bike internally...here we go again  :imaposer:
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