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Offline Kaboef

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You cant fly if you dont have wings.
« on: January 16, 2007, 03:13:51 pm »
Looking at all the posts on the forum about complaints about bikes, I've noticed a few things.

While there are daily complaints and continual bitching about mechanical maladies about KTM's and Beemers, and in a lesser way, KLR's, etc, you have to really look long and hard to find anything on Africa Twins and Transalps. (except MrBig's recent output shaft woes)

Man, all I can say is:
(and Gideon, help me here-)

I LOVE THE LEGEND TWIN! :P

Thats it, I'll leave you to bitch among yourselves now about final drives and doohickeys. :twisted:

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D


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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 03:23:25 pm »
You're right man, but I guess it's because we use our bikes a lot more :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :wink:
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007, 03:27:00 pm »
When I read the title to this thread, the 1st thing that popped into my head was something needing snaitary pads to go flying. Always Ultra with Flexi Wings!  :oops:  :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 03:34:47 pm »
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You're right man, but I guess it's because we use our bikes a lot more :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :wink:


Ja we're not posers, our bikes see sunshine & Rain!
(he says hiding behind a wall)

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2007, 03:35:57 pm »
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You're right man, but I guess it's because we use our bikes a lot more :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :wink:


Thats an interesting topic BV- I like.
How many kilometers have have forum members put on their bikes in the last 12 months?
Would be interesting to see.  Just for the hell of it, dont think it is a brand-slamming exercise, please.

Myself: Since 1 May last year (9months) - 16000 km.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007, 03:37:02 pm »
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Quote from: "BlouVark"
You're right man, but I guess it's because we use our bikes a lot more :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :wink:


Ja we're not posers, our bikes see sunshine & Rain!
(he says hiding behind a wall)

 :D  :D  :D  :D


...and we do not try to get our "wings" by flying bicycles! :twisted:  :D  :D
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2007, 03:39:35 pm »
Sorry to be the nerd, but you also have to weight the number of technical complaints against the total number of bikes per that brand on the forum...  :roll:
 

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2007, 03:40:57 pm »
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Quote from: "BlouVark"
You're right man, but I guess it's because we use our bikes a lot more :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :wink:


Thats an interesting topic BV- I like.
How many kilometers have have forum members put on their bikes in the last 12 months?
Would be interesting to see.  Just for the hell of it, dont think it is a brand-slamming exercise, please.

Myself: Since 1 May last year (9months) - 16000 km.


I'll most probably be last in line. About 7000km's. :roll:  :oops:
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2007, 03:44:20 pm »
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Sorry to be the nerd, but you also have to weight the number of technical complaints against the total number of bikes per that brand on the forum...  :roll:


C'mon Growweblaar, dont mess up a perfectly good argument by bringing facts into the equation... :D  :D
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2007, 03:49:11 pm »
Quote from: "Kaboef"
Quote from: "growweblaar"
Sorry to be the nerd, but you also have to weight the number of technical complaints against the total number of bikes per that brand on the forum...  :roll:


C'mon Growweblaar, dont mess up a perfectly good argument by bringing facts into the equation... :D  :D



 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

My wife also does not understand this truth!

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2007, 03:51:43 pm »
Just over 26K for 2006, why? :D

PS: I only commute to work on Fridays.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2007, 03:59:20 pm »
Quote from: "Kaboef"


Myself: Since 1 May last year (9months) - 16000 km.


Looks like we ride about the same

20 May to present day - 17459 Km, no mechanical problems and 1 service problem. So I can't really complain at all.  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2007, 04:00:01 pm »
Hey hey Bob, my Honda does rain, shine, mud, water, gravel - anything but tar - and as often as possible.

With trails the speeds are slow, so 6000 km's in 8 months sounds little, but the saddle time is up there!

Looking at the complaints about the Beemers and the lack of service at KTM, I count my (Honda) blessings.  :lol:
 

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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2007, 05:14:51 pm »
This is why Gideon never washes his bike, this way people think he rides it a lot..... :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Just for interest sake, how many 'Legends' are there on this forum?
They say 95% of all the 'Legends' made are still on the road, only 5% made it too their destination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D  :D  :D  :D  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2007, 06:18:36 pm »
mine's a commuter scooter
june 06 to now 19k
 

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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2007, 07:36:47 pm »
Jeepers I am impressed by your milaege chaps - My Dakar 02 2006 and done 6200kms - Dont use it to commute though
 

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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2007, 10:15:33 pm »
What about the infamouse AT fuel pump issues?

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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2007, 11:06:49 pm »
Or the Regulator / rectifier? Or the rotting rims and calipers which don't last more than a couple of European winters with the salt covered roads? Fortunately for you guys the rims and calipers aren't an issue. Still love my bike though. I've done 25k since September 2005. Unfortunately the vast majority of that is commuting miles.
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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2007, 11:26:13 pm »
All things being equal Hondas are reliable...........  I guess thats what you'll get when you detune a perfectly capable V-twin :twisted:

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2007, 07:37:43 am »
October 05 to date would be 31000 Km and loving it! :D
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