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    Whats the worst bike you've had!!!!

    Yamaha xv535 I'm 6 foot and I felt was sitting on a skate board!

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    For cornering, lack of brakes trying to stop the beast and the saddle being low so my knees were by my ears; my 2002 Yamaha VMax..........but what a great 7 years of butt clenching fun i had with her!

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    Kawasaki zx6r g1 good engine not bad looking but handling was awful didn't like corning and the brakes none existing

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    Kawasaki GPX750. Cracking engine but handled like a pig and brakes were rubbish.

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    ZZR 600. Quick, but handled like a pig on rollers skates, corroded daily and the brakes would crud up and seize on a weekly basis.

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    Gs850 heavier than a bulldozer , tyres were crap n the brakes well what can I say a pair ov single pots stopping a train is a no no , but overall engine was bulletproof and no chain as it was a shafty

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    Early CB 750, it conked out on a regular basis, must have pushed it over half the county.

    It did not have a throttle - just volume control.

    My mate bought it off me 20 years ago & still has it.

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    Never really had a bad bike although my 650 Yam was iffy when out in the rain

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    Hmm,.... my old 1973 Yamaha XS2 was mebbe the worse.It was the forerunner to the XS650,so it had the flexy frame and the spindly forks.The handling was,....erm,....interesting.
    The poor thing had suffered badly from bodging former owners and died on me not long after I bought it.The wiring loom had been hacked into by someone and a crude alarm wired in.All the connections were done with chocolate block connectors,....nice!Took me a weekend of repairing the wiring loom to get it up and running again.
    The paintwork was a typical 1970's lurid metalflake nightmare.My mate and I stripped it down to the last nut and bolt and repainted it plain black.I got some good s/h parts from a local breakers and the old girl looked pretty good.My mate also rebuilt the engine top end,so it went pretty good too.
    It must have been good as the bloke that bought it gave me almost double what I paid for it.

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    I had an XS650B that was as you say KB, interesting in the wet / dry/ light / dark. Not so bad when you got used to it though.
    Worse than that was a GT550 triple, scary at any time, I swapped it for a car.

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    I don't think I could single oot any one bike in particular as the worst, as with all machines I've owned or used they each have their own good and bad points.

    The ugliest and worst handling bike I've owned and still do is ma Kawa ZG1300, it corners like it's hinged in the middle and wallows it's way roon a bend.

    On the plus side it has a huge tank range and more importantly yer can ride it all day long withoot walkin intae yer hoose afterwards movin like Quasimodo.

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    It was love and hate for me.....
    At 17 my Honda XL 125S wuz the dogs bollox..... untill it rained.
    Slightest hint of moisture n the fucker ended up bein pushed home... Or left till the next day.
    Still...when she ran... oh happy days...


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    gotta be my old Honda 650 Dullville great for commuting but not a lot of use for anything else excellent tank range however the vibration through the bars kept you down to a about 60 mile before a stop was required

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    Worst bike girl called Sarah she was ......oops sorry ! Worst bike ever for shear rip off ham yam, northern folks my remember them. Hamilton's motorcycles produced fully faired ,expansion boxed rd 250s ,in Roberts or Baker colours, they looked good, but their "tuning" meant in reality they were slower than standard ,the fairing and exhausts ground out on corners and they were a pig to put right engine wise !

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    Without doubt it was a CBF1000F. A detuned Blade does not put any fire in your belly. Unlike my new Tuono which makes me feel young again!!!!

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    Gotta be my old ktm superduke, was an animal power and handling wise, but it had problem after problem.
    Head gasket, water pump, sprag clutch, the list goes on.
    Wouldn't touch one with a shitty stick ever again, ktm= keep taking money.

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    BMW k100rs i really hated that bike bad vibrations

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    2008 buell lightning couldn't get out of the way of it's own shadow

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    2007 Yamaha Vstar 650. Weighed a ton and only had 40bhp. What a pig.

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    2011 Yamaha xt600 tenere. It had fuel injection and a Terrible over-run on the throttle which we just could not get rid of. I much preferred my old Mint 1986 XT600 Tenere that I still have and love now. Rob
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