Maybe they should get Kawasaki to build their frames like Harley and they wouldn't have those problems.
Anyone looking for a bike over a liter should get a Boss Hoss. They are real good. Harleys are not made for a full sized man. When my girlfriend, who went to highschool, told me how many cubic inches I nearly laffed up my last can of Shlitz. I said, if you are a little bich or a beginner (same as a bich in my book) you should get the 350CI Hoss not a Harley. She laffed real hard and said it was almost as funny a joke as when I wheelied my Hoss with my grandma on back and she fell off. My grandma was real pizzed at the time. That's okay cause I drover her to get her stiches out even though my pa said it's as easy as taken them out yourself.
Anyway, last week one of the dogs under our porch bites my Mom. She was real pizzed and said I can't work on my Hoss in the kitchen in this winter unless I go and shoot them damm bastereds.
I know, it is very hard to believe Honda has quality control problems; if it was Harley, it probably would not have even made the news, due to how common their quality control problems are, or how they do silent recalls.
Two recalls on the GL1800 has to make you wonder if they should continue to build those Wings in America...
*Four recalls within one year* for my 2003 BMW 650CS, with one more on the way. And BMW *should* recall all its recent fuel-injected models for their continual surge/stall problems but, unlike Honda, BMW stubbornly resists admitting problems, preferring to let its customers debug its products. I only wish BMW were as open about its problems as Honda has been.
I know! That broken Honda sitting in my garage is merely a result of rider-error. The rider erred in not realizing that he had to pull the engine and replace some tranny gears with upgraded components before the bike hit the 20K self-destruct limit.
"I see so many people that I worked with at Boeing, and they're still unemployed just as I am," said Summers. She blames free trade and President George W. Bush for allowing U.S. companies to outsource overseas.
"I wish the government would really see what it is doing to the American people. We built this country, and I feel that they're letting it turn into almost a ghost town," she said.
After reading all these posts (including my own) and after due consideration, I have to conclude that today's motorcyclists are the most whiny and spoiled bunch of motorcyclists in history. We hear complaint after complaint about what in reality is mostly a bunch of niggly $hit that doesn't amount to a hill of refried beans. "Harleys are crap." "VFRs suck". Etc.
There probably isn't a bike you couldn't buy new, throw on or fill up the saddlebags and ride form coast to coast without worry... except maybe that Russian junk.. but anyone would expect that. There will always be the odd lemon because you can never be sure that some guy on the assembly line isn't really hung over or maybe some guy at the subcontractor is mad at his boss and so sabotages some components. Engineers misjudge strengths. $hit happens, you know.
Most of us would probably complain if we were hung with a new rope.
I agree totally! Bikes overall are the best they have ever been. I suppose people just don't do their own maintenace anymore, treating bikes like cars that go to the dealer for everything. I hope bikes don't just become like another appliance.....