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Unread post by XB08 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:04 pm

Well after riding more and more, I found out a few things.

At 55 mph the bike like to be in 3rd gear the best, go to 4th and it lugs.
The stock tires are great, even when cold they stick lick glue.
This bike handles btter then any I rode in the past.
I do not need any more HP then what it has,( 103hp) .
This is the kind of bike I was looking for ever since I sold my KH 250.Now I just need a 2nd bike for long rides, The buell is good for about 75 miles at a time. Well I guess I can just spot and rest my hands and then ride again, The seat is good(no sore butt) Just numb hands.

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Unread post by paul246 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:29 pm

Its great to be satisfied with the bike you selected, isn't it?

I test rode the Buell Ulysses a good while back and was highly impressed with it, an excellent bike.
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Unread post by Flipper » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:10 am

I've always had a secret crush on Buells.
I think their street fighters are about the hottest looking bikes on the road.
The reason I say "secret" crush is because whenever I enthuse openly about my feelings for Buells I am most often met with pretty strong negative reactions.

A Buell will turn my head faster than a Ducati.....there I said it.
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Unread post by XB08 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:12 am

It came down to two bike. One the maint cost was going to kill me, the other was the Buell. Monster are nice until the frist service time, they charge alot for for it.

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Unread post by roncg41677 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:45 pm

What kind of Buell is it?
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Unread post by fireguzzi » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:29 pm

Flipper wrote:I've always had a secret crush on Buells.
I think their street fighters are about the hottest looking bikes on the road.
The reason I say "secret" crush is because whenever I enthuse openly about my feelings for Buells I am most often met with pretty strong negative reactions.

A Buell will turn my head faster than a Ducati.....there I said it.


There is nothing wrong with Buell IMO. They are doing things different then any other company. And I think they are good ideas. I believe Mr. Buell knows what he is doing.
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Unread post by XB08 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:11 pm

XB12STT 2008

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Unread post by XB08 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:20 pm

Yes Mr Buell is doing things that work. This bike could out turn almost any sport bike, it dose'nt have the hp as many but it can handle. It sounds more like a guzzi than a Harley. It has a power bnd on it you can get from a V-twin or a 2 stroker. It is just the best bike for how I ride. I like all bikes and can always find something I do not like about them. But this one I love it, I not saying the other are bad , just not for me. The only motorcycle I really hate is the Boss hog, I don't get it.

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Unread post by roncg41677 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:21 pm

Beautiful bike! I've always liked the look of Buells too. I'm looking at moving up, and have considered a Blast (I'll only have around $1500-$2000 probably), but they apparently have a pretty dismal reliability record.
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Unread post by dpetrick » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:45 pm

The later Blasts are supposed to be much more reliable. As with most bikes as they mature the bugs are taken care of.

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Unread post by XB08 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:58 pm

A friend has a 07 Blast trouble free. I had a honda that I had alot of trouble with. So as I always say, sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bears eats you.

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Unread post by XB08 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:04 pm

Yesterday I had one of those days, had a real good time riding , went to the local K-mart and the day turn to crap. Went to stop to pull into a parking spot, put down my foot righton a rock. There gose my foot, over went the bike. Good thing the bike is only 400lbs I would hate trying to pick up a goldwing.Had to replace a rider foot peg. Well boys and girls for now on I am looking where i put my foot down.

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Unread post by kuz » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:39 pm

I went with the Blast for my first bike. Got out on Tuesday for my second ride and I'm loving it. They make some great looking bikes, and will probably end up on the list for the second bike once I get a whole lot of time and miles under my belt.

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Unread post by redb1ker » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:06 am

I owned an XB9s for a couple of years. I did do some long trips on it. I loved it but, you are right. Every 75 miles I had to stop to put my feet down. I would be a cobbled up the next day but, the motorcycle is so much fun that I couldn't help but hobble out to it and throw a leg over. They have the low down torque and are very flickable. Man, could I do corners. I am not ashamed to talk about them. After the sale of the XB I needed a new motorcycle that I could purchase for around $3k cash, so I picked up a '99 X1. Also a fun motorcycle. I am a big fan of the motorcycle, not the seating position. Have a look at the header on my blog www.ridesafe.today.com . That is a Buell chopper custom. I would love to take one for a ride. I don't think the seating position will be any more comfortable. I also think the Blast is a GREAT starter motorcycle. I would consider having one as a second. The price is right. I believe that a person can find one with low miles for $2400-$2600 and ride it for a season or two and get most of the purchase price back.
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