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    here's another, let's see if this works...

    here's another, let's see if this works http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2004models/2004-Buell-lightningXB12Sb.jpg
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    you're never dumb for selling a harley! where...

    you're never dumb for selling a harley!

    where are you? Golden BC or CO?
    I might be selling a 2006 Buell xb12s lightning. not super comfy on the highway (no fairing, seat's not the best, only a 5...
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    one big benefit of the buell blast is you can...

    one big benefit of the buell blast is you can find a ton of them cheap.

    the reason you can find a ton of them cheap is because people tend to outgrow them pretty quick. dont worry about a starter...
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    i think rotax started making aprilia motors in...

    i think rotax started making aprilia motors in the 80s? basically when they started offering 4 strokes. dont know much about aprilia except that if i was to get an italian bike (or replace my buell)...
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    there's still hope yeti, there are some rumors...

    there's still hope yeti, there are some rumors going around the buell message boards that Erik isnt done building bikes yet. Bombardier (who owns Rotax which makes the liquid cooled 1125cc twin) is...
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    there's a lot of places ducati can beat a buell,...

    there's a lot of places ducati can beat a buell, but torque isnt one of them. ducati monster 1100 is around 75 ft lbs and the buell XB12S is 86.
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    Yeah, that vid is tough to watch. Erik looks like...

    Yeah, that vid is tough to watch. Erik looks like he's about to cry.

    i'm sure they can find a buyer for MV Augusta and while i agree, i doubt it will happen, i really hope Erik gets to build...
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    http://buell.com/en-us just heard that H-D has...

    http://buell.com/en-us

    just heard that H-D has decided to halt production of Buell motorcycles. i've only had mine a couple years, but i'm pretty bummed to hear this.
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    he got the dyno graph from a 2008 sport touring...

    he got the dyno graph from a 2008 sport touring comparison on the motorcycle usa website: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/11/539/Motorcycle-Article/2008-Super-Sport-Touring-Comparo.aspx

    Cono, HP...
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    i had my endorsement years ago, but then didnt...

    i had my endorsement years ago, but then didnt have a bike for a bunch of years. including a period of time when my license was suspended for running from the cops on a motorcycle. so i let the...
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    i like the 961 commando (and were supposedly...

    i like the 961 commando (and were supposedly coming out with a few years ago) better.

    http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/images/img-commando-spec2.jpg
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    i dont have much to brag about HP. lb/ft...

    i dont have much to brag about HP.

    lb/ft however....
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    nice job! how wrecked was it? i used to have a...

    nice job!
    how wrecked was it? i used to have a fzr 1000, but after bouncing it down the side of a mountain in a 80 mph highside i didnt think there was much point in trying to fix it.
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    nice beemer! i used to have a 1972 R75/5 that i...

    nice beemer! i used to have a 1972 R75/5 that i rebuilt from a basket case. always loved that boxer twin motor.
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    also check out the buell blast. great beginner...

    also check out the buell blast. great beginner bike and lots of the msf bike instruction schools use them. you will outgrow it pretty fast, but they can often be found used for a couple grand and can...
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    yeah, you are probably going to discover the joys...

    yeah, you are probably going to discover the joys of having a motorcycle that really stands out.

    which mostly consist of the police knowing exactly who you are.
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    thanks milton. i got a whole list of mods i want...

    thanks milton. i got a whole list of mods i want to do to it, it's bone stock right now.

    i had wanted a triumph speed triple for years. then i saw the buell when i was in new hampshire last...
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    ok, i finally got a new digital camera and took...

    ok, i finally got a new digital camera and took some pics of my bike...

    http://www.planetfez.net/images/buell_left.jpg

    http://www.planetfez.net/images/buell_right.jpg
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    check the brake rotors, look for gouging. bounce...

    check the brake rotors, look for gouging. bounce the suspension, see if it pogos or is there rebound damping. i'd also try and look at it first thing in the morning and ask them to not start it...
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    i really wish we had a paved track closer to MT....

    i really wish we had a paved track closer to MT. i havent done a track day in forever and never on my Buell.

    and i finally had to break down, against doctors orders, and got my bike out of the...
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    I wouldnt mind seeing the transmission go. I've...

    I wouldnt mind seeing the transmission go. I've missed a shifts before because of how slow and clunky it is. but i rather like the aircooled twin. easier maintenance, lighter, and i love the way...
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    Buell won't bother with the VSRC, they have the...

    Buell won't bother with the VSRC, they have the Helicon
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    i dont really care what anyone thinks of the...

    i dont really care what anyone thinks of the sexual preferences of my motorcycle. personally i think cruisers (all show, no go?) are silly. i'd much rather have a bike that can hit some corners hard...
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    i think you are talking about the buell xb12xt ...

    i think you are talking about the buell xb12xt

    http://z.about.com/d/motorcycles/1/0/t/I/-/-/08_Buell_XB12XT_Action_Front_Right_3-4.jpg
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    it's no cruiser. buell xb12s. my only point...

    it's no cruiser. buell xb12s.

    my only point was that an air cooled v twin can make decent power. not sure why those victories can have 500cc more displacement than my bike and 20 hp less.
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    i don't know man, my air cooled v-twin pushes 103...

    i don't know man, my air cooled v-twin pushes 103 HP and 84 ft lbs from 73.4 cu. in. for a 395# dry bike.

    seems to get along just fine to me.

    i also get about 50 MPG.
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    i really hope you are taking the tassles off.

    i really hope you are taking the tassles off.
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    i was going to mention the Uly but thought i was...

    i was going to mention the Uly but thought i was risking sounding like too much of a Buell fanboy. i suppose im already past that point though.

    Not every harley dealer will service the Uly though,...
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    Yeah, thats what lead me to the naked bikes. I...

    Yeah, thats what lead me to the naked bikes. I used to love the FZR, but i really dont have any desire to ever go 160 on two wheels again. the sportfighters are more upright (my xb12s has riser...
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    the triumph speed triple was on my very short...

    the triumph speed triple was on my very short list for years. then i saw a buell xb12s and got one the next week.

    Big Blue, are you planning on racing? if not, check out the new buell 1125r.
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    they both look like fun to me! no KTM orange?

    they both look like fun to me!
    no KTM orange?
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    its no faster than my Buell, he got a Blast as a...

    its no faster than my Buell, he got a Blast as a starter bike.

    anyone see Taro Sekiguchi's crash at Brno MotoGP practice?

    KVyyiB0WPr8

    Broken pelvis and two broken ribs. vibes for sure
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    i like listening to my zen while riding, but my...

    i like listening to my zen while riding, but my earbuds are pretty uncomfortable under my helmet. anyone tried any helmet speakers? ive seen some but they dont look very good. are there any good ones?
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    when did you ride one, or i guess more...

    when did you ride one, or i guess more importantly, what model was it?

    the shifting is still 'agricultural' for sure, you have to mean it and it does slow down the acceleration since it takes a...
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    did you really mean actually im not sure...

    did you really mean



    actually im not sure if that should be a comma or a semi-colon, but it read weird before.
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    look at the bright side, once the new models get...

    look at the bright side, once the new models get out, you can probably pick up an '07 bolt pretty cheap.

    edit: actually, i just looked at the buell site. the new '08 bikes are up. the 1125R is the...
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    i say stick with a buell but look away from the...

    i say stick with a buell but look away from the bolt.

    check out the lighting xb12Ss or xb12TT. both are a longer frame and not quite as steep a head angle as the bolt. the TT has a higher front...
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    i say firebolt. but only because i love my...

    i say firebolt.

    but only because i love my buell. i have a lightning xb12s and it is the most fun bike i have ever ridden. i used to have a yamaha fzr 1000, and though it was faster than the buell...
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    Tipp, thanks for the info. i was talking to my...

    Tipp, thanks for the info.

    i was talking to my boss about the fender eliminator and he said the same thing. so ok, it stays for now. plus all the fender eliminators for the buells are around $350....
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    the ride wasnt bad, my ass is kind of sore, but...

    the ride wasnt bad, my ass is kind of sore, but my back is fine. the seat isnt especially comfortable. they make a gel one-up seat i may get, my wife took one look at the thing and said there was no...
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    got the financing squared away, managed a $1500...

    got the financing squared away, managed a $1500 discount on a 2006, pick it up tomorrow. so stoked!

    my first ride on the thing will be 2.5 hours home from the nearest dealer! :eek:
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    the XB12Ss is a longer frame and is supposed to...

    the XB12Ss is a longer frame and is supposed to be better for bigger riders (i got short legs, but am 6'2)

    they do have a lower center of gravity, the tank is actually an air box. fuel is in the...
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    for the last few years i was sure i wanted a...

    for the last few years i was sure i wanted a speed triple once i could afford a bike. used to have a norton commando, then a yamaha fzr 1000, right now i have a beater '86 honda interceptor 500 that...
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    im pretty sure its the 1080cc motor, but not...

    im pretty sure its the 1080cc motor, but not positive.

    but actually i didnt know they had a 600cc speed triple
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    what i have:...

    what i have:
    http://www.bikepics.com/pics/pics/honda-vf500f-86-bikepics-372571.jpg

    Thats not my bike, but same make and model. mine is a bit rougher but 20 yrs and 86,000 miles will do that.
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