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Author Topic: lady wants a misfit  (Read 4367 times)

Offline Mr.Wilde

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Re: lady wants a misfit
« Reply #10 on: Jun 06, 2012, 22:27:49 »
well now i know!

Offline diggerdanh

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Re: lady wants a misfit
« Reply #11 on: Jun 07, 2012, 01:11:27 »
I can't argue either way because I don't own one, have not ridden one, or have no other first hand knowledge. But I talked to a gent at the Cincinnati Mods and Rockers event this past Saturday who had one. He said that he really enjoyed it and had a few small issues but he rode it to and from work every day. Sorry, I cannot remember how long he said that he'd had it (maybe since early spring or last fall). He did say that he did not like taking it on the interstate because it was so small and light but didn't mind it on the smaller highways. He bought his in Lexington, KY. If I remember correctly the one issue that he did have was something with bearings - maybe top triple tree bearing? CCW said they would send him a new part.

So even though all we've got so far is a limited feedback of two, it would seem that quality control might be the same as what is seen on many Chinese manufactured products - one might be fine, the next might not be. I've heard similar stories from Chinese manufactured rifle scopes. One guy says his is one of the best things he's ever owned - a fantastic deal for the price. Another guy owns the same thing and says his is crap and fogs up and has bad glass. Or it could be, as a previous poster stated, the fault of the dealer/distributor assembling them.

Offline redwillissuperman

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Re: lady wants a misfit
« Reply #12 on: Jun 07, 2012, 03:39:20 »
No, its just a course engine and transmission.  I'm taking it to a track day on Sunday for the guys to try out while I race a CB450.  I was able to work around many of the driveability issues but my problem for the price it should be sweet and smooth.

I looked at these a year back.  Glad I didn't get one.

Is there any chance the problems would be from the local dealer that put them together?  I know they send out the kits and let the locals assemble, not sure if someone got lazy and that helped the inferior product or if it's just shite to begin with.

#justathought

Offline Mr.Wilde

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Re: lady wants a misfit
« Reply #13 on: Nov 30, 2012, 16:50:03 »
well from everything i have read here and what the honest bike salesman said at the store, she decided not to get one. instead we found a very nice '77 XL350, for a really good price for her. just needs a cab clean and some elbow grease. just a little jealous that i didn't have such a kick ass bike for my first.

Offline 4eyes

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Re: lady wants a misfit
« Reply #14 on: Nov 30, 2012, 19:19:58 »
THAT is an excellent choice for a first bike. Indestructible, easy to ride, and just fast enough for around town or two lane blacktop. 8)
75% has been 25% wannabe :P

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Offline MotorbikeBruno

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Re: lady wants a misfit
« Reply #15 on: Nov 30, 2012, 20:22:47 »
Congrats on a killer scoot for the lady!  Can't tell you how much I enjoy evening/weekend rides with the wife.  I also can't tell you how much I enjoy riding the twisties without her  :P  Enjoy  :D