Buyers remorse?

UGOTBIT
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2/24/2019 1:32pm
Anyone buy a bike and have total buyers remorse?

Buy something that maybe you never rode or thought you might like and we’re totally bummed once you got out on it?

Switch brands and it bit you in the ass?

Not speaking about buying something and having mechanical issues, just something you didn’t gel with.
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BR8ES
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2/24/2019 1:39pm
felt pretty sad when I bought my Cannondale back in the day, does that count?
Elbows
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2/24/2019 1:42pm
Had my 96 CR250 working perfect but had to have the 97 with the new aluminum frame. I hated that thing from day one.
loftyair
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2/24/2019 1:42pm
I bought a ktm380sx back in '00. Motor was good, suspension sucked. The motor was way too fast for the chassis. I had a '98 kx250 before that, and an '01 yz250 after. Almost killed myself going too fast on that 380.
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JBecker 72
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2/24/2019 1:44pm Edited Date/Time 2/24/2019 1:44pm
Not me, but my friend bought a KTM 450 FE and hated it from day 1. Not because it was a bad bike, but because it was too much bike for him. I really liked it though.

He has an 18 YZ250F now. Think he only had the KTM for maybe 2 months.
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kb228
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2/24/2019 1:46pm
Havent really had any remorse on dirtbike stuff. Well actually, buying regular tearoffs ion accident nstead of the laminate ones for my new prospect goggles was a bummer.

Kindof regret buying my supersport. Thought riding on the road would be awesome and just as exciting as a dirtbike. Not even close. Gets boring and being nearly hit by a car once a month gets old.

spacecat
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2/24/2019 1:52pm
My 2011 YZ450f. I thought it would be a huge upgrade from the 2004 steel framed, carbureted, oil tank having YZ450f I was riding. It handled bad, had odd throttle response and every time I rode it felt like I was fighting it. It was also the hardest bike to resell that I ever owned. nobody wanted it.
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crf250pilot
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2/24/2019 1:53pm
Yes, bought a 2013 crf250r new and hated it. Should've just picked up the left over 2012 RMz250 which was almost half price at the time. Ended up trading it for a 2012 KTM 150SX that i still have.
DA498
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2/24/2019 1:55pm
2013 YZ450 ! Enough said.
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gsxr6
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2/24/2019 2:01pm
Bought a 2017 crf450. Great bike, but prefer my 14 yz450 so much more it's ridiculous
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Texas Built
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2/24/2019 2:04pm
Elbows wrote:
Had my 96 CR250 working perfect but had to have the 97 with the new aluminum frame. I hated that thing from day one.
Dude that 97 was awesome. It was a rocket! It did not turn and vibrated like hell though.
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Mx451
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2/24/2019 2:06pm
2017 Kx450. Went to spring forks and tested with clamps, bars, etc but could never get it to feel less rigid. Just never felt comfortable.
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mark_swart
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2/24/2019 2:06pm
2017 Husky TC 250. Came off of a season on a 125, wanted to 'double my pleasure', I felt like the powerband was narrow and hard to ride. Traded it on on a YZ 250F, have been happy since then!
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VetMX.com
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2/24/2019 2:31pm
Elbows wrote:
Had my 96 CR250 working perfect but had to have the 97 with the new aluminum frame. I hated that thing from day one.
Dude that 97 was awesome. It was a rocket! It did not turn and vibrated like hell though.
What a POS the 97 was, I had a 93 and wish I had kept it. That was the year HHR rebuilt all their knees from crashing the 97s. I think Dave broke his femor on it too..
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gsxr6
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2/24/2019 2:41pm
Bought a 2017 crf450. Great bike, but prefer my 14 yz450 so much more it's ridiculous
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yz133rider
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2/24/2019 2:49pm
15 kx450. Got a screaming deal on it and sold my 08 yz250f for it....i was so dialed in on the yz. So confident, smooth, agressive.
On the kx it was horrible. Dropped 1k on the forks, still straight up hated the bike. Felt like a barge, hated the power delivery, the handling, the balance everything. Just did not get along. 3 big wrecks later sold it for a husky 350.

Beautiful. The 350 was amazing. 60 hrs of 350 ripping later im on an rmz450 and love that as well.

Its so different from the kx. Its not as light or as well equipped as the husky but it works. It works well. Easy to use power, easy cornering, comfortable ergos overall i really like it so far.
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racerx217
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2009 crf450 bought it and made the mistake of riding it stock. Then got the suspension done and life was good again. Then had a 2011 yz450f, that bike was so bad it made me not want to ride. Reality set in after i spend more than a little trying to fix it. Down the road that one went.
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A-Star Tech 10’s
What a mistake... not sure how so many people wear those boots. It’s like having a straight jacket on your feet ! Gearne SG12’s for life !! Wink
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2003 YZ250F went from loving my 02 YZ125 to hating the top heavy feeling bog prone impossible to start after a crash 250F. I sold it 8 months later and bought a 04 kx125 and riding got much more enjoyable again. Have also not bought another F since then.
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DTR830
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2/24/2019 3:05pm
langhammx wrote:
A-Star Tech 10’s What a mistake... not sure how so many people wear those boots. It’s like having a straight jacket on your feet ! Gearne...
A-Star Tech 10’s
What a mistake... not sure how so many people wear those boots. It’s like having a straight jacket on your feet ! Gearne SG12’s for life !! Wink
LOL just have to cut $600 boots
2/24/2019 3:07pm
2004 crf250. Traded in a bulletproof yz250f that never let me down for a valve eating turd.
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Forty
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2/24/2019 3:19pm
I had a dialed 2008 yz450 and sold it after ordering a all new 2009 crf450.

Damn.
Zachintosh
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2/24/2019 3:23pm Edited Date/Time 2/24/2019 3:24pm
2016 KTM150SX. Aside from the terrible forks and constant transmission failures, I realized I’m too old and lazy to ride a small bore 2T. I took a huge hit on resale.
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Yeti365
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2/24/2019 3:24pm
spacecat wrote:
My 2011 YZ450f. I thought it would be a huge upgrade from the 2004 steel framed, carbureted, oil tank having YZ450f I was riding. It handled...
My 2011 YZ450f. I thought it would be a huge upgrade from the 2004 steel framed, carbureted, oil tank having YZ450f I was riding. It handled bad, had odd throttle response and every time I rode it felt like I was fighting it. It was also the hardest bike to resell that I ever owned. nobody wanted it.
I actually had an '11 before my '16 (which I've also over ever since someone was cool enough to let me try their '17 450sxf at Pala... thanks, you ruined me ?) and it was very funky but after adding a lowering link and running the rear axle farther back it was a lot better. But everything involved in a turn before power on exit was just atrocious. I'm sure that the fact I came off a '13 RMZ before that didn't help either. I honestly really liked my rmz, just never got comfortable with it in terms of cockpit space my height.

I have a buddy who may be buying my yzf soon so hopefully I get a good KTM and don't have to add my name on this list haha

Never regretted a bike. Parts, yes. Like the Fasstway bar inserts. Should've put that money into better mounts.
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2/24/2019 3:31pm
Forty wrote:
I had a dialed 2008 yz450 and sold it after ordering a all new 2009 crf450.

Damn.
I hear this all the time in regards to the 09....always boggles me as I have sold every other bike I owned BESIDES my 09 crf 450.

I guess that’s what makes the world a big place
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2/24/2019 3:34pm
BR8ES wrote:
felt pretty sad when I bought my Cannondale back in the day, does that count?
X2, almost immediatly went from bliss to WTF did I do!
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2/24/2019 3:34pm
Forty wrote:
I had a dialed 2008 yz450 and sold it after ordering a all new 2009 crf450.

Damn.
moscrop940 wrote:
I hear this all the time in regards to the 09....always boggles me as I have sold every other bike I owned BESIDES my 09 crf...
I hear this all the time in regards to the 09....always boggles me as I have sold every other bike I owned BESIDES my 09 crf 450.

I guess that’s what makes the world a big place
I dont understand whats supposed to be bad about the 09 CRF450?
I know people say the 08 was better but was there something in particular about the 09 that was Bad ?
Was the 2009 Fuel injected?
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H4L
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2/24/2019 3:43pm
97 & 01 CR250's. The 1st & 2nd gen AF CR models are rigid & don't turn well.
ledger
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2/24/2019 4:03pm
I purchased my first street bike in 2014, was fun for about three weeks and sold it shortly after. And I thought dirt bikers were crazy until I had to play dodge cars out on the road.
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jeffro503
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2/24/2019 4:05pm
Forty wrote:
I had a dialed 2008 yz450 and sold it after ordering a all new 2009 crf450.

Damn.
moscrop940 wrote:
I hear this all the time in regards to the 09....always boggles me as I have sold every other bike I owned BESIDES my 09 crf...
I hear this all the time in regards to the 09....always boggles me as I have sold every other bike I owned BESIDES my 09 crf 450.

I guess that’s what makes the world a big place
Tarz483 wrote:
I dont understand whats supposed to be bad about the 09 CRF450? I know people say the 08 was better but was there something in particular...
I dont understand whats supposed to be bad about the 09 CRF450?
I know people say the 08 was better but was there something in particular about the 09 that was Bad ?
Was the 2009 Fuel injected?
I'm in that group ( opposite of Moscrop ). The 09' was a completely different chassis then the 05' - 08' and I thought the motor was a complete turd compared to my 08'. I swear to god , besides the 97' , I almost hated the 09' more. Now the 2012 CRF450??.......I loved that bike.
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