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Jay Leno on his biggest disappointment

Buyer's remorse is that horrible feeling of regret you feel after making a purchase. If it's a disgusting pack of gum — perhaps goat cheese and banana just isn't your flavor — you're only out a buck or two.

But if it's a big-ticket item — say, a motor vehicle — that you're regretting, that kind of remorse lasts a lot longer. And it stings.

For Jay Leno, his biggest regret was purchasing a BSA 441 Victor motorcycle. As he describes it, the bike was "like driving a bass drum."

But there was another motorcycle he contemplated buying that he said would have been even worse. Here, Leno talks about what that near mishap was, and how he ultimately avoided the misery of buyer's remorse.

Each week, Jay Leno shares his thoughts about hot topics in the auto industry. Tune in to "Jay Leno's Garage" Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC.