I am not superstitious. I'm not afraid of black cats, I don't hide out on the 13th of the month and I don't believe in things that I can't see.
Nevertheless I firmly believe this bike is jinxed.
The bike has just under 100 miles on the odometer yet it has, broken my leg, experienced the first CDI failure that I've ever had. It happened twelve miles from home and if you've ever pedaled a Nirve Switchblade you'll know how uncomfy they are; especially when motorized.
The bike has never run smooth but has an annoying pulsation that bounces the front wheel during acceleration and has always ridden hard and rough.
Today I stopped to talk to a neighbor. We were sitting for at least a half hour talking motorcycles and hot rods and this black chopper decided it had sit there long enough and totally undisturbed and untouched, fell over.
Now I have two big dings, dents and paint chips on the fuel tank where the clutch lever hit it. I had made some rubber snubbers to keep the handlebars from touching the tank but it hit hard enough to compress the rubber and damage the tank and my custom flamed paint job.
I've actually come to hate this bike. I think it is possesed and doesn't like me. If I could sell it today for what I have in it, I would.
It is JINXED!