Top least reliable motorcycles

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Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by Hogmaine » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:34 pm

Youtube has some great information, but it amazes me how another self labeled motorcycle expert can post :bs: and still have followers on youtube. He has absolutely no experience with Urals or most likely not with any of the bikes listed, since he seems to only own Yamaha.

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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by Lmo » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:45 pm

So the idiot opens with a shot of an old Dnepr with bent sidecar wheel.
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by AndyH » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:52 pm

He has followers because he posts opinionated click bait that others find offensive but still share with their friends - shares equal revenue - he laughs all the way to the bank and doesn't have to be clever or factual. This is how the internet works.

Having said that if you listen, unemotionally and objectively, he pretty much nails Ural ownership :)
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by Lmo » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:03 pm

he posts opinionated click bait that others find offensive but still share with their friends - shares equal revenue - he laughs all the way to the bank and doesn't have to be clever or factual. This is how the internet works.
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by stagewex » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:10 pm

HaHaHa.
I like that high exhaust and it sounds fine to me. Is that stock?
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Post by Peter Pan » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:17 pm

I didn't watch the video, just want to ask into the round:

Who hasn't seen unreliable motorcycles, that had only one reason?
"The irresponsible owner".

There are thousands of :deadhorse: :deadhorse: out in the land, who never should have got a :deal: permit to ride bikes or cars.

Just saying. :old:
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by Happytrails » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:49 pm

Had no idea the Ural was a hipster motorcycle? Now it really makes me glad I bought one :)

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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by RC20 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:52 pm

Combination of Ural past and Urban legends continuing as well as plain smart asisms which may be in vogue with some.
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by Macabry » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:36 pm

Typical sh1te, love that people moan about reliability but then want "authentic" bikes so start doing cheezy "cafe racers" from boooorrrring bikes. I'm one of those guys who really digs other people's right to ride what they want but every time the conversation arises with friends about "soviet" bikes it's normally derogatory...but, guess which bike they all fawn over and end up huddling around .... It boils down to this, they have very nice Triumphs and Yammys that'll do 150mph with ease and are "reliable", but if something goes wrong they wouldn't/ couldn't fix it without garage intervention and $$$ .... I'll stick to my "unreliable" 60 year old bike that'll probably still be ticking over in another 60 years 8)

Ohh... and to really heat up the debate, I also have a Taiwanese Maxi Scooter which I use daily .... put 6000 miles a year on it, everyone says they're crap ... mine is a gem, comfortable and easy to live with and doesn't miss a beat !!! .... a lot of armchair bikers know an aweful lot about reliability of bikes they've never owned .... :roll:
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by snowymonkey » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:24 pm

Amen!!!
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by Snakeoil » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:51 pm

There is a song by Toby Keith called "The Critic". It pretty much sums up arseholes like this guy.

Finding fault is easy. You could pick apart each Miss America contestant. But I'm willing to bet that just about any guy here would jump at a chance to have dinner with any of them.

In the long run, who gives a krap what others think of your choices. Choices should be made to make you happy, not make others think highly of you. I gotta believe that Ural riders are so dorky that they have no idea what others think as they clatter by on their crudely built contraptions. But those contraptions put a grin on their faces and that's what is truly most important. If they can put a grin on someone else's face at the same time, all the better.

When I see someone go by the house with ape hangers and long leather fringe hanging off their bike, I don't think bad things about them. But I do feel a bit sorry for them because I suspect they are looking for recognition, which they will never get, except from others looking for the same. They'll probably never be content until they are happy with who they are without anyone else's approval.

Getting back to the vid, it makes me laugh that most of the bikes shown while he's dumping on them are not the bikes in question, including Ural.

This is the motorcycle equivalent of politics today. Accuracy is secondary.
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by Lofty » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:19 pm

Click bait, in all of its forms, does seem to be on the increase. Revenue über alles.

As it concerns avoiding the Road to Nowhere threads that appear in any web forum, we do have two defenses:

1. The name of the thread's author, to the extent that they are a known source of illiterate filler; and
2. Observing the variance between the Replies and Views numbers for a given thread.
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by :FI:Igor » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:57 am

...All the above...You may have noticed that I sold my Harley and I'm on my second Ural. It doesn't get any better than a Ural....Chick magnet and a puppy magnet!
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by Macabry » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:20 am

:lol: Just a thought, but isnt it ironic to be told I have "hipster" bike by a guy riding an XSR .....a bike tailored solely to appeal to "hipsters" who wouldnt otherwise buy an MT09 :clap:

Its still a nice bike too ... but careful of the glass house and those stones buddy 8)
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Re: Top least reliable motorcycles

Post by isldtime » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:38 am

To me, that guy tattooed an"L" on his forehead when he talked about the cam chain on a HD Sportster.
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