Originally Posted by Larry
How have you ridden the bike?
Slow, fast, or really hard acceleration and shifting?
Not a criticism.
I've babied mine and have had no problems in over 100k.
Just wondering if there are lemons out there or if it is more related to riding style.
Hi Larry,I haven't ridden it abusively but I have ridden it hard,80-85 mph all day long on the slab,which was hard on tires but...My issues were headlight(duh!how hard is it to make headlights that work!);rear main engine seal;and transmission output shaft seal.Now,it is leaking clutch slave cylinder and consequent damage to clutch disk by exposure to said leak, etc.None of these relate to abuse or accident/incident.They all seem to relate to inadequate design/lack of reliability.As someone pointed out,machines do break,and I do not expect perfection.I do expect a fundamental satisfactory"lack of failure".
I do not perform wheelies,brakies,stoppies,burnouts,clutchless shifting,random headlight switching....I have a friend who has a Kawasaki that has a switch JUST FOR flicking between high and low headlight,just to alert left lane parkers to the presence of through traffic,what a concept!
I don't think of my bike as a lemon...but having this last ,long BC weekend of beautiful weather pass me by ,with the bike in the shop,disabled,is pissing me off some.