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Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: dgunther on November 27, 2006, 10:13:20 pm
Let's see em'
XBs, tube framers, even the thumpers!

Here's my '06 Ulysses.  I dig this bike more every time I ride it.
(http://photos.fatdoggie.net/photos/23/13/338x450.aspx)


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: horse1200s on November 27, 2006, 11:23:00 pm
Don't have a buell, but damn I want a Uly. :) Nice bike!


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: roadrailer on November 28, 2006, 03:47:16 pm
Not the best photo in the world, but it's all I have at work. Taken the day after I bought it:
 
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/roadrailer/e0323b09.jpg)


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: roadrailer on November 28, 2006, 03:49:14 pm
Wait, one more I found. Taken in Oil Trough, AR toward the end of an excellent 1,000-mile trip.
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/roadrailer/es2006.jpg)


Title: My Uly
Post by: snowscum on November 28, 2006, 06:57:01 pm
Woot! Grin factor of 10!


Title: Fun Bike!
Post by: snowscum on November 28, 2006, 07:01:01 pm
Huge grin factor involved.


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: grlryder on November 28, 2006, 07:45:49 pm
My 2006 Buell XB12Scg ~ resting after a great mid-summer's day ride


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on November 28, 2006, 11:25:26 pm
Well, its the same bike on the same road I ride in often. Just not me riding.
 
(http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Photos/DukeActWheelie.jpg)


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on November 29, 2006, 02:25:53 am
(http://mywebpage.netscape.com/paddleratcan/MC+road+pics/full+tour.jpg)

It's my touring bike!


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on November 29, 2006, 12:40:29 pm
I guess Motorcycle-USA can't handle the bandwidth.
 
Here's mine for real.
 
(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/Firebolt/Firebolt_Palomar.jpg)


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: shah269 on November 29, 2006, 04:27:36 pm
I have Buell envy, I'm an inthecloset Buell  lover.
But don't tell any one!
What a great bike!


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on November 29, 2006, 09:41:30 pm
Owning a Buell is funny.
 
When you mention you're considering a Buell, riders will immediately reel back and tell you about their friend's friend who owned a Buell and how that bike was always falling apart.  Never a Buell owner though but definitely know a lot about Buell's and their relibility/quality issues.
 
Then, when you get a Buell, you've got people coming up to you asking you how you like it while admiring your bike.  Everytime I ride my Buell up to a popular sportbike hangout, it always makes a great conversation maker. Someone will always be coming up and asking questions about the bike. Definite curiousity but I'll bet sometimes a closet-desire for the brand.
 
Back when I had my Hayabusa, I had a lot of younger guys, riders and none riders alike, AND girls always coming up to me at gas stations or running up next to me at Intersections to tell me of their admiration of the bike. One of my friends called them "Hayabusa Groupies". :lol:  It didn't surprise me due to the bike's legendary reputation.
 
Now, I have older guys coming up to me and asking me about my Buell. "Buell Groupies". ;)


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: boxjoint on November 30, 2006, 06:04:07 am
I guess this is the closest category that my bike fits into:
 
Before I bought it I was really really close to getting the Ulyssys but with the wife riding with me all of the time she needed to be comfy too. The Ulyssys seat is good but her knees got sore on the ZRX on a long ride (200 miles and she wanted off) and the Ulyssys had the same passenger seating.
Not complaining, the Superglide handles very good for a cruiser of it's size :cool:


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: FZ1 Matt on November 30, 2006, 10:29:50 am
Here ya go.
(http://motorcyclematt.smugmug.com/photos/40731052-M.jpg)

(http://motorcyclematt.smugmug.com/photos/40731046-M.jpg)
(http://motorcyclematt.smugmug.com/photos/18951431-M.jpg)


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: roadrailer on November 30, 2006, 11:12:14 am
Quote from: boxjoint;4260
I guess this is the closest category that my bike fits into:
 
Before I bought it I was really really close to getting the Ulyssys but with the wife riding with me all of the time she needed to be comfy too. The Ulyssys seat is good but her knees got sore on the ZRX on a long ride (200 miles and she wanted off) and the Ulyssys had the same passenger seating.
Not complaining, the Superglide handles very good for a cruiser of it's size :cool:

Curious. Did your wife actually sit on the Uly? My wife (bad hip and knee) and I tried the ZRX; We found the passenger accomodations are in no way similar to the Ulysses'.


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: Snowbird on November 30, 2006, 12:39:26 pm
Sharp looking bikes, guys. Keep 'em coming.


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: spoof on November 30, 2006, 07:26:33 pm
(http://spoof.smugmug.com/photos/41138862-M.jpg)


Title: Show off your Buell
Post by: boxjoint on November 30, 2006, 10:43:50 pm
Quote from: roadrailer;4489
Curious. Did your wife actually sit on the Uly? My wife (bad hip and knee) and I tried the ZRX; We found the passenger accomodations are in no way similar to the Ulysses'.

Yes. The seat was very comfy but the angle of her legs was not. On the Superglide she (and I) are in a definate sit up and beg position where the Ulyssys does have a rearward bias on the pegs and they are higher too.
I Do love my superglide but I can see in the future adding a buell for kicks.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on December 02, 2006, 01:19:25 am
Quote from: boxjoint;5578
Yes. The seat was very comfy but the angle of her legs was not. On the Superglide she (and I) are in a definate sit up and beg position where the Ulyssys does have a rearward bias on the pegs and they are higher too.
I Do love my superglide but I can see in the future adding a buell for kicks.

How are you handling giving up the ZRX performance?  I spy balled a FXD also but even if I could afford it I'd miss too much not to have a sporting type along side it in the garage


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: paochow on December 02, 2006, 11:02:28 pm
Here are a few of my Uly

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/paochow/Uly/DSC01173.jpg)
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/paochow/Uly/DSC01170.jpg)
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/paochow/Uly/DSC00533.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: whodom on December 03, 2006, 03:32:26 pm
Me on my 2000 S3 Thunderbolt at the Dragon this summer:

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i119/whodom/Buell%20photos/HughDealsGap002edited.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Lon on December 07, 2006, 10:13:30 am
Quote from: whodom;8814
Me on my 2000 S3 Thunderbolt at the Dragon this summer:

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i119/whodom/Buell%20photos/HughDealsGap002edited.jpg)

Ooo! S3T!  Nice nice nice!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: whodom on December 07, 2006, 03:14:54 pm
Quote from: Lon;15303
Ooo! S3T! Nice nice nice!

Well, technically it's just an S3 (no "T") but thanks.  BTW, it's for sale.  Santa came early- I picked up a new 07 Uly yesterday!!!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: MrVvrroomm on December 07, 2006, 07:08:02 pm
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/MrVvrroomm/100_0123.jpg)

My wife and I out in Colorado this past summer.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/MrVvrroomm/DCP_0645.jpg)

My '03 XB9S sitting next to a Speed Triple that I was beating on...errr demo'ing.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: swalterj on December 10, 2006, 01:27:40 pm
My Buell Ulysses doesn't exist yet, but it will soon.  :inlove:

I'm ready for some of those dirt roads I've wondered about.

Seems like a great bike for Colorado, and my wife (initial impressions) thinks it's comfy enough!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Fuzzz on December 12, 2006, 12:02:00 am
Here's a couple of my scoots, both are 00 M2 Cyclones, one for everyday, (45,000 mi since new) and the other is my track bike, tho I haven't made it to the track yet, it has quick detach lights and kickstand.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on December 12, 2006, 01:02:44 am
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/brad1445/buellupasp.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: UlyBoy on December 12, 2006, 03:06:54 pm
With the new Cee Bailey's windshield! Lovin' it!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: roadrailer on December 12, 2006, 04:34:00 pm
UB, looks good. What height is that screen? And where'd you get those driving lights?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kinger on December 12, 2006, 05:04:03 pm
On my 00 S3T in Duluth

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/amking75/me-1.jpg)

First track day at Blackhawk Farms

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/amking75/bhf-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: roadrailer on December 12, 2006, 05:05:14 pm



First track day at Blackhawk Farms

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/amking75/bhf-1.jpg)


Don't run wide in that corner!!! :eek:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on December 13, 2006, 11:37:57 pm
Asphalt Carver's beautiful 2006 XB12Ss Lightning Long with custom windscreen.

(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/2006Pics/StevesLightning.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on December 14, 2006, 07:59:57 pm
I thought this was a very interesting picture effect on a customized Lightning.  Pic is by a Bad Weather member by the name of JRod.
(http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/43/244239.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: UlyBoy on December 18, 2006, 05:11:22 am
Thanks, man! The screen is CB's 12". The 'Blazers' were purchased from Kragen Auto Supply. They're great - work fine - for less! They have that weird purple glow when they're off, which I think is cool!

- Mike


UB, looks good. What height is that screen? And where'd you get those driving lights?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: jreichner on December 18, 2006, 09:24:56 am
My 99 S3T....Currently in storage...Bummer....


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ksann on December 20, 2006, 11:46:42 am

Asphalt Carver's beautiful 2006 XB12Ss Lightning Long with custom windscreen.

(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/2006Pics/StevesLightning.jpg)
Damn, nice. I really need to chase you guys on your H-D's on the fast400.


That windscreen looks great painted to match. Very original looking.



ken


Title: My Buell's best side
Post by: Kootenanny on December 21, 2006, 02:39:59 am
Another pic, of the Firebolt's best side! :)

(http://mywebpage.netscape.com/paddleratcan/MC+road+pics/Coffee+Creek+crop.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: R Doug on December 23, 2006, 09:48:03 pm
Great pictures guys!  I can't wait to see more.  I just spent the last 20 minutes hanging out on the Buell website watching all of Erik's videos ( http://www.buell.com/en_us/buell_way/buell_on_buell/radicalprinciples.asp ).

Between this thread and Erik's videos, I want to run out and get a Uly tomorrow!



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Asphalt_Carver on December 24, 2006, 08:44:07 am
R Doug,

What are you waiting for?  :lol:  It's Christmas, so go treat yourself with a new Uly!  It would certainly start 2007 on the right note.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: R Doug on December 25, 2006, 01:24:46 pm
Believe me, I'm close.  I want to test ride it.  But, if I find out that a F650GS can take me on long asphalt trips, comfortably, I have to like it's better off-road ability and lighter weight.

My goal is to pick up something which will allow me to pack things up on it and take long trips.  The dual sport part is just a plus.

I know the '07 Uly is lower and I can still get the lower seat option.  Plus, w/ the improved front progressive forks, I won't have to reprogram myself from trail braking into every corner (not jamming it into corners, but just a smooth transition type of trail braking).  Plus, the looks of the Uly are just killer, I love it!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on December 26, 2006, 01:15:05 pm

Believe me, I'm close.  I want to test ride it.  But, if I find out that a F650GS can take me on long asphalt trips, comfortably, I have to like it's better off-road ability and lighter weight.

My goal is to pick up something which will allow me to pack things up on it and take long trips.  The dual sport part is just a plus.

I know the '07 Uly is lower and I can still get the lower seat option.  Plus, w/ the improved front progressive forks, I won't have to reprogram myself from trail braking into every corner (not jamming it into corners, but just a smooth transition type of trail braking).  Plus, the looks of the Uly are just killer, I love it!


As with everything in life, it is all about compromise.

BMW offers two versions of the F650 GS:  The standard GS and the Dakar model.  The Dakar has a bigger front wheel a whole lot more suspension travel.  The point being the DAKAR is THE version you can beat on offroad.  Makes sense.

But in the end you will have single cylinder engine displacing 650 cc.  Load that up with bags and camping gear and it would be hard pressed to maintain 85 I'll bet.  But of course, that's not what the bike is all about.  Unfortunately, to get the best offroad places, many of us have to ride through lots of highway.  

In any case, the F650 does NOT compete directly with the Ully.  The BMW R1200GS is its competitor.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: R Doug on December 26, 2006, 04:06:11 pm
I realize the F650 isn't in the same league as the Uly, I'm just all over the place on what bike I want.  The bottom line for me is I want a comfortable bike that can take me on long trips.  I believe something with off-road capabilities would be a plus.  The Big GS is just that... BIG (in price and seat heigth.

  The wife and I ran up to just outside Pittsburgh today to see a Uly.   What can I say?   :inlove:

The more I talk out load about it (to myself and wife), the more I realize the F650 isn't what I'll want.  I believe I'll be doing A LOT more asphalt than gravel so the Uly is at the top of my list.  But now I need to add the Yama FZ1 back into the picture.  Which again, it doesn't compete w/ the Uly directly, but in a way it does.  You take away the off road option, but add a little more sportiness.  

The Uly I sat on today w/ a 2006 in orange.  I LOVE that orange in person.  That's the one I would like to get.  After playing w/ a bit, I found out that it already has two power outlets.  One is up front and the other is in the back.  That's awesome since I could have my Gerbings in one and a GPS in another.  

Unfortunately, they didn't have an 07 in stock.  The 06 was way too tall for me (29" inseam).  My neighbor just purchased an 07 and he's has the lower seat on order.  I'm going to wait until his seat is on and try it on for size.  Right now, the only thing holding me back from the Uly is how much I can get the height down.  With the 07 being a bit shorter and getting the lower seat just may do it.  If not, the FZ1 fit me like a glove.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on December 26, 2006, 07:52:11 pm
The lower seat of the '07 Ully will fit the '06.  So it's just an order to your parts dept away.  That's what I read in Badweatherbikers.com anyway.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on December 26, 2006, 10:29:16 pm

The 06 was way too tall for me (29" inseam).  My neighbor just purchased an 07 and he's has the lower seat on order.  I'm going to wait until his seat is on and try it on for size.  Right now, the only thing holding me back from the Uly is how much I can get the height down.  With the 07 being a bit shorter and getting the lower seat just may do it.  If not, the FZ1 fit me like a glove.   :thumbsup:


You may also check Corbin.  They advertise 1.5 inches lower.  I've not ridden a Uly long enough to judge how comfortable it is but I've read it is one of the more comfortable stock seats going, including pillion.  I don't know that the same can be said for the lower seat or Corbin options.  Have you considered the V Strom.  I doesn't do anything for me but the ADVRiders are always talking about that or Wee Strom as alternatives.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on December 27, 2006, 01:27:30 pm
I've heard very mixed opinions of Corbin seats on the Buell XB.  Half the people love them.  The other half hates them.  The fit seems to be the main issue as Corbin has not addressed its quality control when it comes to consistency.  Many in Badweatherbikers speak of having to "re-drill" holes, or make "other adjustments" to their new Corbins just to make them go ON the bike!  When you pay that much for a seat, you would think the least they would do is consistenty fit on the bike they're suppose to go on. :shrug:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: lonestarbueller on January 07, 2007, 11:12:14 pm
Another pic of another Lightning Long.  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on January 08, 2007, 12:01:24 am

Another pic of another Lightning Long.  


Nice.  Must have.  What's that you have for a fly screen?  How effective is it?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: lonestarbueller on January 08, 2007, 02:41:42 pm



Nice.  Must have.  What's that you have for a fly screen?  How effective is it?


It is a Speed Shield from Laminar Lip.  It helps with wind management a little, a bit taller/wider would have been better.

http://www.laminarlip.com/xbs.php

Front pic of the Speed Shied.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on January 13, 2007, 12:54:42 pm
Nice to see some other Buells around here... :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on January 14, 2007, 01:28:15 am

I thought this was a very interesting picture effect on a customized Lightning.  Pic is by a Bad Weather member by the name of JRod.
(http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/43/244239.jpg)


I found my new backgound pic.  :)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: hotredjohn on January 21, 2007, 10:37:51 am
This is a shot of me on the Tail of the Dragon. I purchased the shot from Killboy. They do a great job getting the shot.

My bike is an 06 Ulysses, I have changed to the 07 seat, tall windscreen. I have a RAM mount for the GPS, and in this case changed out to the video camera.




Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: nanbil on January 21, 2007, 10:19:51 pm

Asphalt Carver's beautiful 2006 XB12Ss Lightning Long with custom windscreen.

(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/2006Pics/StevesLightning.jpg)


Oh my God that is beautiful :drool: :leghump: I didn't know that the Lightning Long came with the colored rims.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on February 06, 2007, 12:20:02 pm
2001 X1

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/Photonut1/DSCF0940_resize.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ninaudchief on February 08, 2007, 10:24:29 pm
Here is our 2001 S3 and my Bro's 2000 X1. I almost bought a new XB, but liked the more hand-built hod-rod look of the tubers, plus there is more room for my wife. Its tons of fun!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on February 17, 2007, 07:20:28 pm
Spent some time with the Buell today...  :inlove:



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: FredE on February 19, 2007, 09:06:42 pm
My "Old School" tube framed '97 Thunderstormed S-1 Lightning:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: mr. coffee on February 20, 2007, 05:02:39 pm
Man I love those S1's. Hooligan. Naked. Looks like fun!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: wacky_woodchuck on March 30, 2007, 09:22:40 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/wacky_woodchuck/Ulysses/P3240002.jpg)

2006 Uly with Zero Gravity Tall Screen, Symtec Heated Grips, Clear 3M tank bra, full Factory Luggage, 276C GPS on Ram mount, 07 Inner Airbox cover, 07 Flash on my CDI.  Next in line is to make night into day and then a something to make her sound good.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/wacky_woodchuck/Ulysses/P3240004.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on March 30, 2007, 11:07:25 am
Very nice Wacky


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on April 05, 2007, 08:07:20 pm
New Zero Gravity +3 Touring screen installed...



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on April 06, 2007, 10:35:12 am
Looks good.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on April 06, 2007, 11:12:03 am
Nice.   :thumbsup:

How about a shot of that other side?   :)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on April 06, 2007, 07:09:37 pm
Coming right up.  Thanks!   :bigok:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: kremer4 on April 07, 2007, 04:28:42 pm
Bough her today, will pick her up next Saturday.
2005 Buell XB12Scg

(http://www.virginiabikers.net/images/buell.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ninaudchief on April 07, 2007, 10:32:19 pm
Cool! Congrats on you new Scg! I am sure it will be an awsome ride! It is very clean!
Say, Naustin.. let us know how you like the new windscreen. I may get one myself.
My main concern is if it will cause more wind noise? I would like to know if you get any wind buffeting at the chin level of the helmet, or if you are more comfortable having less wind blast on the chest.

I'll post pics of my 2001 S3 with new Rick Mayer Touring saddle, Ventura luggage system, and Frank Thomas tank bag.
I am setting the bike up for two-up touring for our 4 day trip to Big Bend Park in Texas.
Cheers!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on April 08, 2007, 12:53:17 am

Coming right up.  


Sweet!  I love the blue.

Sadly, I had to choose between a red and a blue Firebolt and I chose the red because it matched my freakin' helmet!  Damnit!  Sometimes I wish I would have gotten to blue.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Crankitup on April 09, 2007, 01:28:23 pm



Sweet!  I love the blue.

Sadly, I had to choose between a red and a blue Firebolt and I chose the red because it matched my freakin' helmet!  Damnit!  Sometimes I wish I would have gotten to blue.


Rogue man.

It's about time you updated your website & replaced that VFR pic with the Buell now isn't it?

neilcooper


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on April 09, 2007, 04:19:45 pm
I know.

Time is always at a premium at Rogue's house.  There's always something that must be done.  So, little details like my website get stuck in the back burner.   :shrug:

Haven't even gotten the time to post ride reports.  However, I still have the VFR so it is valid.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on April 09, 2007, 06:00:20 pm
Thanks Rogue...

ninaudchief - Yeah, I'll let you know how I like the screen.  I haven't even had a chance to ride the bike since I installed it.  It has been below freezing with 20-30 mph winds up until yesterday - and then I was out of town for Easter.  Working late tonight too, so I might have a chance to ride tomorrow, but its still only supposed to get up to the mid 40s.  I'm really excited about it.  I've heard nothing but good things about it so I'm eager to test it out.  I think it looks way better than the stock screen...

Nick


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on April 12, 2007, 06:40:27 pm
Hes mine in winter. (http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c354/Photos96/thumbsup2.gif)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/Photonut1/DSC01775.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/Photonut1/DSC01769.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on April 12, 2007, 08:40:24 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Nice.  Love the nuclear blue frame with the reactor yellow body.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on April 13, 2007, 10:14:52 am
Come on all we need to keep this thread rolloing post some more photos or I can start a what is the best oil thread or deer alerts or something  :D


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on April 21, 2007, 11:38:23 pm
I pirated this from BWB.

It was too good to pass.  I know it took some special photographic skills to get this pic to come up like this.  It is from a member by the name of Danger_Dave.  Hope he doesn't mind.  It's a great picture.

(http://homepage.mac.com/david_cohen_design/.Pictures/nightbuell/1.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on April 22, 2007, 06:14:25 pm
Awesome photo


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on April 23, 2007, 03:12:15 pm
Buell ought to buy that photo from Danger and put it in their brochure!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on May 29, 2007, 09:17:40 am
Time for a bump for this one.  :D

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/Photonut1/DSC05045.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/Photonut1/5059.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/Photonut1/5048.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on May 30, 2007, 02:58:05 am
OK, that's a great looking Lightning!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Biglar on May 30, 2007, 11:26:54 am
Pic courtesy of Nny. Thanks
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb151/Biglarphotos/BigLarbike.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on June 06, 2007, 03:58:09 pm
Okay.   :D

(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/Firebolt/Bolt_Henshaw.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on June 06, 2007, 05:02:11 pm

OK, that's a great looking Lightning!


Thanks


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on June 06, 2007, 05:02:41 pm

Okay.   :D

(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/Firebolt/Bolt_Henshaw.jpg)


Very nice Rogue   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on June 06, 2007, 11:03:53 pm
(http://mywebpage.netscape.com/paddleratcan/MC+road+pics/2+June+07+0001.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on June 07, 2007, 08:57:45 am

(http://mywebpage.netscape.com/paddleratcan/MC+road+pics/2+June+07+0001.jpg)


Nice pic with the mountains in the background.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: travlr on June 11, 2007, 02:51:54 pm
1995 S2, serial #35.  Taken in the Tetons on a 3 Flags, border to border ride.

T


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on June 11, 2007, 08:51:53 pm
Nice S2!!



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on June 15, 2007, 02:07:04 pm
My X1 in the Adirondacks, NY State.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on June 19, 2007, 09:20:00 am
Nice X1


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: tankhead on June 19, 2007, 06:10:14 pm
Here ya go     (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x154/tankheadxb9sx/P1010356.jpg)
                     Gettysburg

At the shore: (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x154/tankheadxb9sx/P1010060.jpg)
                   (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x154/tankheadxb9sx/P1010012-1.jpg)
                   (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x154/tankheadxb9sx/P1010024.jpg)




Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on June 20, 2007, 11:34:42 am
Seeing pics like that make me wanna do a trip to the lake again  :D


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on June 22, 2007, 12:14:11 am

Nice X1
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Thanks!  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: PlayWithGravity on June 22, 2007, 08:31:14 am
My 06 12R   :inlove:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on June 22, 2007, 08:08:18 pm
PlayWithGravity, imo that is the best color combo!  Love the black and gold.  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: PlayWithGravity on June 22, 2007, 09:25:48 pm
 :beerchug:  Thanks, Mastros!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: snowscum on June 26, 2007, 07:09:13 pm
Red Rocks Colorado And Cameron Pass



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on June 27, 2007, 02:06:19 pm
Snow, very nice rides.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: wacky_woodchuck on June 27, 2007, 04:31:34 pm
Some new pics of the Uly....   :eek:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/wacky_woodchuck/KarmKabin/DSCN2263.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/wacky_woodchuck/KarmKabin/DSCN2259.jpg)

Mmm... Radial Master...  Braking.. Yikes.  It'll stop QUICK.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/wacky_woodchuck/KarmKabin/P6160271.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/wacky_woodchuck/KarmKabin/P6160270.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: PlayWithGravity on June 27, 2007, 04:37:45 pm
Doesn't the saying go "Rubber Side Down" ??    Or was it "Rubber She Said, So Rubber I did".  Now I'm all confused.

Where'd you find terrain like that in Cleveland?  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: wacky_woodchuck on June 27, 2007, 06:41:43 pm

Doesn't the saying go "Rubber Side Down" ??    Or was it "Rubber She Said, So Rubber I did".  Now I'm all confused.

Where'd you find terrain like that in Cleveland?  
That was on a weekend trip up to Combermere Ontario.  Did 1300 miles in 50 hours.  A nice little weekend jaunt.  We hit some ATV trails and decided to play in the sand pit.  17" street bike rubber, doesn't fair so well in sand.  Speaking from experience here.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on June 28, 2007, 09:03:49 am
Wacky, Nice pics!  The Uly takes a licking!  As long as you have an extra shift linkage, you are golden!  
Those PIAA lights, how do they fair?  Worth the bucks?  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: wacky_woodchuck on June 28, 2007, 10:17:51 am

Wacky, Nice pics!  The Uly takes a licking!  As long as you have an extra shift linkage, you are golden!  
Those PIAA lights, how do they fair?  Worth the bucks?  
I tried a set of Optilux (Hella's chinese brand) and they didn't work out so well.  The Piaa's are worth the money, I am afraid to say.  I spent $180 on them and it was a bit tough to swallow that much coin for lights.  But after a night time trip up to Ontario...yeah, they are worth it.  The light they trow is about perfect.  I have the driving beam and it does well lighting up way down there.  It's not night to day like a HID might throw, but it lights up the signs, the reflectors on the road and most importantly...eyes.  A worth while investement.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: scott-sts on June 28, 2007, 10:45:28 am
You dirt guys really are nuts! :eek:
To stand over your downed bike, posing for a pic (and smiling) is something only a dirt guy would do! :lol:
You never see Gold Wing guys doing that. :D


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on June 28, 2007, 11:02:07 am
Haha, I agree!  A little nutty!  But in a good way!  
Wacky, $180 is not too bad especially since they work!.  Imagine all the crap you bought that isn't worth it.  My total is in the thousands!  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on June 29, 2007, 01:20:03 pm

You dirt guys really are nuts! :eek:
To stand over your downed bike, posing for a pic (and smiling) is something only a dirt guy would do! :lol:
You never see Gold Wing guys doing that. :D


I would never take my Wing in the dirt  :lol:  Now my X-1 seen some offroad  :D  its been park on the grass for photo-ops. :cool:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: sarjx1 on August 02, 2007, 12:36:26 am
Here's my X-1.



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on August 02, 2007, 02:41:32 pm
Nice X1!  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: CBRXXBLACKBIRD on August 06, 2007, 05:51:47 pm

Here's my X-1.




I like the color of the frame.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: FZ1 Matt on August 07, 2007, 02:11:18 pm
Here's another picture of my Buell  :D
(http://www.motorcyclematt.smugmug.com/photos/175392748-S.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: PlayWithGravity on August 07, 2007, 02:17:53 pm
 :drool:  Nice!  I gotta do a track day before I die.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: FZ1 Matt on August 07, 2007, 04:05:00 pm

 :drool:  Nice!  I gotta do a track day before I die.


They cost less than a wheelie ticket that's for sure  :twofinger: And they teach you some skills that might get you out of a jam on the street.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Prubert on August 08, 2007, 08:44:16 pm



They cost less than a wheelie ticket that's for sure  :twofinger: And they teach you some skills that might get you out of a jam on the street.



...naw, I just lay 'er down.  Beats touching the front brake and having the bike explode on me.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: FZ1 Matt on August 10, 2007, 12:44:10 pm



...naw, I just lay 'er down.  Beats touching the front brake and having the bike explode on me.


Yeah I don't use the front brake at all on the track. You're going way too fast to use it. It would just lock up instantly and you'd go down right away.

Instead of braking into turn 1 I usually just lay 'er down by about the 4th brake marker. It stops you better and is a much safer choice than touching that useless front brake.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on August 14, 2007, 09:13:22 am
This is as clean as it gets


(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=12362;image)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: PlayWithGravity on August 14, 2007, 09:16:18 am
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!   :bigok:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on September 22, 2007, 09:38:15 pm
Here's a side of my Buell that's rarely seen.

(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/Firebolt/Bolt_Left_Side.jpg)

(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/Firebolt/Bolt_Left.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on September 23, 2007, 11:11:56 am
Well, then. here's a view of my bike that's often seen! :p

(http://www.dantesdame.com/07banff/3-1-3.jpg)

(pic credit Dante's Dame)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on September 23, 2007, 06:32:01 pm
Rogue, that's a nice clean bike!  I have the "Clean Bike" curse.  Whenever I clean my bikes, it rains and the bike gets dirty.  Really not worth it for me unless I'm putting it away for the winter.  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on September 29, 2007, 07:19:18 pm
Nice week for a ride in Minnesota...


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on September 29, 2007, 09:07:48 pm

Nice week for a ride in Minnesota...

(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=14266;image)


Nice.  Not much room for the fish you catch so beer is the recommended bait.  Do you have any pics of the front of the bike?  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on September 30, 2007, 08:32:21 am
Yeah, it was a week-long trip into unpredictable Minnesota autumn weather, and requiring some formal wear for one of the evenings.  The fishing pole was under-utilized, unfortunately.

Front shots... hmm... they're a little sparse for some reason.  Here's the best I can do from a trip to the Mississippi earlier this summer...

THanks,  Nick


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on September 30, 2007, 08:59:54 am

Yeah, it was a week-long trip into unpredictable Minnesota autumn weather, and requiring some formal wear for one of the evenings.  The fishing pole was under-utilized, unfortunately.

Front shots... hmm... they're a little sparse for some reason.  Here's the best I can do from a trip to the Mississippi earlier this summer...

THanks,  Nick

(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=14280;image)



 :inlove:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on September 30, 2007, 12:30:41 pm
Damn that S3T is pretty.  I wanted one soooo bad but my budget made the choice between the M2 & my BMW R1100R.  In my dreams the debate was S3T vs. R1100RS.  Love those tube frame Buells.  Would love to see the new motor in one.  Is that even possible?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: burnergold2B on October 23, 2007, 02:04:07 pm

I pirated this from BWB.

It was too good to pass.  I know it took some special photographic skills to get this pic to come up like this.  It is from a member by the name of Danger_Dave.  Hope he doesn't mind.  It's a great picture.

(http://homepage.mac.com/david_cohen_design/.Pictures/nightbuell/1.jpg)








WOW!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: PlayWithGravity on October 23, 2007, 02:38:54 pm
Finally got my Buell out for my first track day :D, just weeks after riding my first Saddle Sore 1000 on it.  :bigok:

(http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/26433/2609802890067842481S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2609802890067842481szRJcg)

(http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/24003/2972141960067842481S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2972141960067842481DfuLim)

 :cool:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: theroamr on October 23, 2007, 05:12:29 pm
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/theroamr/EK.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: PlayWithGravity on October 23, 2007, 05:14:48 pm
^  Niiiiice!!  :cool:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 12, 2007, 06:10:33 am
This is showing off, but anyway.

I've owned the bike for 6 months, and after the 1700 km ride I did this weekend (back today), the bike has more than 8,500 km on the ODO.  I've made more modifications than I I would have expected when I bought the bike, but I like the results.

The Hella headlights are better than the stock, and with the reputation for the stock lights getting worse over time, I changed these first.  I like the look of the Hellas as well as the way they work.
(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=15898;image)

I fitted a 3" higher Sport Touring screen.  It is good on the road, but I am not sure of the look.  I put a put of neoprene edging on it, and I think it helps, but overall I prefer the look of the stock screen, and I will probably use it most of the time.  
The wave rotor is brilliant.  My stock  brake developed an annoying shudder after less than 10 minutes on a twisty road. Today I come down the Bonang Highway which runs east of the Snowy River.  I had a good hour of non-stop twisties today without a single shudder. The section from Bombala to Orbost is 165km, and 75% of that is alternating left right twists.  Apart from two 7km sections of gravel it is just made for a sport-touring bike.  In the car it takes me 3.25 hours; I did it on the bike today in just on 2 hours.  I lot of the way I had my toes curled up because I was scraping my boots, and the brake was working hard in sections, and was always super smooth.
(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=15900;image)

These pictures show the right side scoop and the LSL steering damper.  The LSL is a very neat fit on the Buell.  The right side scoop keeps the frame cooler around town, and I can get away with thinner business trousers.  The fan still comes on sometimes around town, but never on the road.  The fan coming on doesn't matter to me, but having a cooler frame is good.  I'd say the scoop is good but not essential.
(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=15902;image)

I also have Helibars like other STN Firebolt riders.  It is thanks to them that I found out about Helibars.  I think that these are the first things to change on a Firebolt.  I used to get pins and needles on the mounts of my thumbs caused by supporting too much weight on the hands.  The Helibars fix that, and I think that having the bars back against the forks gives better control on the motorcycle.

I also have a Throttlemeister bar end cruise control.  I used it for most of the 800km I rode today.

The best thing I have added are the Hyperpro progressive fork springs.  After riding 4 hours on Friday I was trying to understand what was different about the way the bike was travelling.  I finally worked it out, it wasn't moving around on the road and reacting to road surface like it used to.  I used to micro adjust direction all of the time and I thought it was because the Firebolt was a short-wheel base bike with a lot of feed-back.  To me it now feels "ride-on-rails".  I will try to get more info for the sceptics.

Edit:
Just dowloaded the camera.  Here is one of the Bonang Highway.  The signs were every 20 km.  It was finally too tempting not to stop for a photo.
(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=15984;image)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on November 12, 2007, 12:36:21 pm
Bueller, nice bike! Personally, I do like the screen. If it works better than stock, I say leave it on.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on November 12, 2007, 07:53:36 pm
Sweet!   :thumbsup:

Bueller, I also have the Zero Gravity ST screen and I really like it.  I think it makes a great complement to the Helibars.  The added wind protection out in the highway and cold weather is very, very welcome.  Don't mind the looks either.  In fact, I think it looks very good and could have been put in there by the Factory.  Mine is dark smoke.

I'm also considering the wave rotors.

What's next?  CRG brake and clutch lever.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: PlayWithGravity on November 12, 2007, 09:42:05 pm
Where're yall shopping for the wave rotors??  Mine rotor is warped but the dealership says it's not out of spec so they won't cover it under warranty.  :rave:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 13, 2007, 03:23:06 am

Bueller, nice bike! Personally, I do like the screen. If it works better than stock, I say leave it on.


Thanks Mastros2.  It is growing on me.

Rogue's is dark smoke which is a better colour.  The pics don't show it, but the red tint on mine is a bit too see through, and shows too much of the instruments.  I don't think the dark smoke would work with the black, but it looks really good with the red on Rogue's bike.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 13, 2007, 03:43:25 am

Bueller, I also have the Zero Gravity ST screen and I really like it.  I think it makes a great complement to the Helibars.  The added wind protection out in the highway and cold weather is very, very welcome.  Don't mind the looks either.  In fact, I think it looks very good and could have been put in there by the Factory.  Mine is dark smoke.


The ST screen looks great on yours, and I think it is all to do with the darker colour.  The wind protection of the ST is good, especially as you say with the Helibars.


I'm also considering the wave rotors.

If you find that your front brake starts to shudder when it gets warm, then I'd really recommend the front wave rotor.


What's next?  CRG brake and clutch lever.

The next thing is a firmer saddle.  Any suggestions would be welcome.

I'm not taken by the CRG levers.  I used to run nylon levers but I can't find them for the Firebolt.  I hit a kangaroo at 70mph one night, and the nylon clutch lever bent but didn't break.  Since then I figured that they were good value.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 13, 2007, 03:52:57 am

Where're yall shopping for the wave rotors??  Mine rotor is warped but the dealership says it's not out of spec so they won't cover it under warranty.  :rave:


Hi PlayWithGravity.

You can get one from American Sportbike.  Here is the link http://www.americansportbike.com/shoponline/ccp0-prodshow/9061.html .They recommend that you also buy a mounting kit which seems like a good idea.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on November 13, 2007, 01:52:35 pm
Nice 12, Bueller.  I like the screen too...  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: sarjx1 on November 13, 2007, 06:03:07 pm
Nice, Bueller!

I recently (about a month ago) I got my a Sargent seat for my 1098.  Haven't been able to put to many miles on it but so far so good.

You just need an exhaust now!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on November 13, 2007, 07:02:29 pm
The CRG levers have a break-away notch so if you were to drop the bike, you won't brake the whole lever.  I don't know how it feels like to use but the adjustment range and the bling-factor is very tempting.

I have found the OEM seat to be good enough.  I have heard too many issues with fit with the Corbin.  I have not tried the Buell Touring seat or the lower, more contoured one.

Exhaust....so many available.  You need to be careful which exhaust you choose.  Some do not work as jacking points.  This is important for servicing the bike, especially front wheel removal.  Some others do not work with the Chin Spoiler.  I personally feel the OEM exhaust is the best for the bike.  I just wish they put dual output tips on it instead of just the left one.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 13, 2007, 08:09:26 pm

Nice, Bueller!

I recently (about a month ago) I got my a Sargent seat for my 1098.  Haven't been able to put to many miles on it but so far so good.

You just need an exhaust now!

Posted on: November 13, 2007, 05:08:35 pm

The CRG levers have a break-away notch so if you were to drop the bike, you won't brake the whole lever.  I don't know how it feels like to use but the adjustment range and the bling-factor is very tempting.

I have found the OEM seat to be good enough.  I have heard too many issues with fit with the Corbin.  I have not tried the Buell Touring seat or the lower, more contoured one.

Exhaust....so many available.  You need to be careful which exhaust you choose.  Some do not work as jacking points.  This is important for servicing the bike, especially front wheel removal.  Some others do not work with the Chin Spoiler.  I personally feel the OEM exhaust is the best for the bike.  I just wish they put dual output tips on it instead of just the left one.



I am not often tempted by an exhaust.  A friend made himself a modified version like a Drummer with sound absorption along the sides.  He gets more power and torque, a bit of a deeper note but not noticeably more noise than stock.  That would be perhaps be interesting.  I have enough power and I don't want the noise of any of the other systems.

Microns sound nice (and loud), but I'd loose my right side scoop, and I find it useful.  The Harley performance pipe pops and farts so much that it is embarrassing riding them.  The Drummer is a good pipe, and I am going to try to sell them here, but I probably won't fit one.

I definitely need a better seat.  I am glad the bike doesn't have a huge range.  I can pretend that I'm stopping to organise my fuel stops.  I've seen the Buell comfort seats, Rogue.  I might have a look at them, and the Sargent seats like you say sargx1 have a good reputation.  I don't know how I would go about getting one in Aus, but the net makes everything possible.


 


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: crb987 on November 14, 2007, 08:37:38 pm
Came across this interesting write up on different exhausts.  Hp and torque gains were negligible,  basically you're gonna shave a little weight off and get a different exhaust tone.  Must admit the Jardine is awfully pretty,  the repacking every 5k is a serious deal breaker.

http://www.americansportbike.com/

click on the xb exhaust shootout


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 15, 2007, 05:09:51 am

Came across this interesting write up on different exhausts.  Hp and torque gains were negligible,  basically you're gonna shave a little weight off and get a different exhaust tone.  Must admit the Jardine is awfully pretty,  the repacking every 5k is a serious deal breaker.

http://www.americansportbike.com/

click on the xb exhaust shootout


Hi crb987,

I downloaded it a while ago.  A misconception may be that the Buell muffler here is actually the performance can, and it gives quite a bit more HP than the stock.  It comes into its own at high revs  The Drummer gives the best down low, flattens out in mid range and goes strong until within a few hundred revs of the red line.  The Drummer has both XB9 and XB12 versions which is important.  The Micron is the best overall; it is within 1% of the leading pipe at any rev range.  The Jardine works well on an XB9 but not on an XB12.  With changes to the muffler / pipe, airboxes and dowloads of custom programs to the ECMs you can pick up 10+ HP.

Do you know what sort of pipe you have on your new lightning?  It seems like it is one that doesn't fit with the chin spoiler.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: crb987 on November 15, 2007, 05:32:12 pm
My exhaust is a home made straight pipe. :thumbsdown: Looks nice but very loud.
10 hp is good, but as far as I'm concerned the low and midrange are fine,  if I wanna do 120+( very rare)  I'll take out the kwak.
Give me a few thousand miles and I'll probably get the modding itch.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 16, 2007, 04:27:18 am
Hi crb987,

I thought they were probably just straight out.  We need a pic of the right hand side when you get some time.  I'm curious.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: crb987 on November 17, 2007, 11:19:38 am
Here ya go...

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/diggiddy/buell/buellexhaust2.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/diggiddy/buell/buellexhaust1.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on November 17, 2007, 11:25:41 am
SEXY, do you have a sound clip by chance?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on November 17, 2007, 04:52:27 pm
That pipe is so homemade, it looks cool!   :D :thumbsup:  In fact, I think if it were smoothed out then chromed, it would look aftermarket.  I like it as it is very unique.  It looks freakin' loud though!   :eek:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: crb987 on November 17, 2007, 06:23:28 pm
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SEXY, do you have a sound clip by chance?


Sorry no clip,  basically it sounds like any Harley with straight pipes.

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That pipe is so homemade, it looks cool!


Well put,  I really like the minimalist look with out the chin fairing,  just can't take the decibels.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on November 18, 2007, 01:54:00 am

The next thing is a firmer saddle.  Any suggestions would be welcome.


I have a Corbin. Very hard, too hard for me.  It's not broken into yet, I don't think.  Came from the original owner.  I don't think it will fit the XB frames but if you are interested, look into it.  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: brokeneck on November 18, 2007, 08:32:23 pm
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Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 19, 2007, 04:13:13 am



I have a Corbin. Very hard, too hard for me.  It's not broken into yet, I don't think.  Came from the original owner.  I don't think it will fit the XB frames but if you are interested, look into it.  


Thanks,  I'll check it out


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Aussie XB12SS on November 21, 2007, 06:06:05 pm
Here is my XB12Ss.
She has the race kit, right side scoop, ASB catch can, Rizoma cheese grater eliminator & mirrors, indicators, pucks & harley hand grips.

Since I took the photo I have put the Buell Sports Touring seat & Pazzo levers on & the front of the chin spoiler is black.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t80/AussieXB12SS/BuellBlackWhite800x533.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 22, 2007, 03:59:47 am

Here is my XB12Ss.
She has the race kit, right side scoop, ASB catch can, Rizoma cheese grater eliminator & mirrors, indicators, pucks & harley hand grips.

Since I took the photo I have put the Buell Sports Touring seat & Pazzo levers on & the front of the chin spoiler is black.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t80/AussieXB12SS/BuellBlackWhite800x533.jpg)



I was going to suggest you give us a look at your bike. Thanks.  It looks great - fantastic.

I like the Longs, its just I love the Firebolt.  If I'd known from the start how easy it is to make a Firebolt Long, I would have started with a Long.  Maybe next bike.

Have you got the catch can because you have a modified Airbox?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Aussie XB12SS on November 22, 2007, 04:48:03 am
Mine is the standard 07 airbox which seems to be the one that most people try to make theirs look like with the extra holes.
I'd read a lot about the catch cans so thought I'd get one & there is a lot of gunk that ends up in there.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 22, 2007, 05:48:37 am

Mine is the standard 07 airbox which seems to be the one that most people try to make theirs look like with the extra holes.
I'd read a lot about the catch cans so thought I'd get one & there is a lot of gunk that ends up in there.


The open airbox is really noisy, and if you get one you have to have a catch can.  I'm going to have to order a few catch cans to go with the open airboxes that we sell.

There is an oil catcher with the standard aiboxes so I'm surprised you get any muck.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Aussie XB12SS on November 22, 2007, 02:21:26 pm

There is an oil catcher with the standard aiboxes so I'm surprised you get any muck.


I don't seem to get as much as some others but there is always something to get out after a ride.

I've seen 3 different cans now. I think one is from a speed shop in Oz & looks very similar to the ABS one unpainted. You just need to put all the fittings on yourself but it's about a third of the price.  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on November 24, 2007, 04:15:19 am

What's next?  CRG brake and clutch lever.


One of the riders from the trip last weekend has the CRG brake and clutch levers.  He swears by them, loves the way he can adjust them wherever he likes.  He also likes short levers which helps.  They certainly give his bike a pro look.



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Aussie XB12SS on November 24, 2007, 05:47:50 am



One of the riders from the trip last weekend has the CRG brake and clutch levers.  He swears by them, loves the way he can adjust them wherever he likes.  He also likes short levers which helps.  They certainly give his bike a pro look.


I have black Pazzo shorty levers & they are great.
I haven't seen the CRG levers but they are meant to be excellent quality


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on January 05, 2008, 04:29:27 pm
Zumo Installed, Ventura pack scheduled for Delivery on the 8th.... :banana:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on January 09, 2008, 10:28:26 pm
These last couple aren't much for scenery, but - Oh well.  Its 28 degeers F here and the roads are icy...


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on January 23, 2008, 07:09:17 am
I ended up getting the Red Pegasus Buell seat.  I have a 1,600 km run this weekend so I'll check it out.  It is much thicker and I can't squeeze it flat with my fingers so it is off to a good start.

(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=18034;image)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on May 13, 2008, 05:28:56 am

Nice, Bueller!

I recently (about a month ago) I got my a Sargent seat for my 1098.  Haven't been able to put to many miles on it but so far so good.

You just need an exhaust now!


I ended up getting one.  A Micron with alloy ceramic coated headers and a black ceramic coated muffler.  With the new map it's as wicked as it looks, with power that comes on smooth from all the way down.  

I've owned this bike for a year and I am now singularly wealth-less.


(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=21178;image)

(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=21180;image)

(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=21182;image)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: sarjx1 on May 13, 2008, 08:19:04 am
The coated pipes make a huge difference.

Buell needs to do something about the blueing of the stock pipes....


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on May 13, 2008, 09:58:45 pm
Dude your what happend to your front header?  It looks flattened at the bend - that has got to add major restriction, doesn't it?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on May 14, 2008, 12:04:01 am
I'm guessing it is the Micron full exhaust system in the bike, which has the flattened area up front to build up backgpressure and increase torque?

(http://www.americansportbike.com/shoponline/media/ccp0/prodxl/9085-l.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on May 14, 2008, 12:12:14 am
Since we're still playing this game.....   :D


(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/Firebolt/Bolt.jpg)


And here's a friend's Lightning SS:

(http://www.geocities.com/rogue_biker/Firebolt/Updated_Lightning.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: JamesG on May 14, 2008, 12:21:25 am
(http://www.knology.net/~ARS/images/UlyStrada.JPG)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on May 14, 2008, 12:28:02 am
I must have missed it.  Congrats on the new Uly.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on May 14, 2008, 06:40:45 am

Dude your what happend to your front header?  It looks flattened at the bend - that has got to add major restriction, doesn't it?


They must have damaged it when they coated it.  :lol:

That system is incredible.  With the new map, the bike will now sit on 1700 rpm without belt snatching, and then accelerate smoothly all the way out without lag.  I can forgive the odd flat bit in the decoration.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: JamesG on May 14, 2008, 02:07:15 pm

I must have missed it.  Congrats on the new Uly.  :thumbsup:


Thanks. Its a great bike.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on May 14, 2008, 05:10:04 pm
I like the black with the Ulys James.  Looks posh


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on May 15, 2008, 10:21:00 am

Buell needs to do something about the blueing of the stock pipes....

I don't mind the blueing at all...shows the bike is getting ridden!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on May 15, 2008, 11:04:00 am


I don't mind the blueing at all...shows the bike is getting ridden!


Yeah - there is nothing wrong with honest blue.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: blackbuell on June 18, 2008, 08:45:19 am
Here is my old tube-framer, an '00 S3

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn253/blackbuell_photos/buellatLakeCity.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: naustin on June 18, 2008, 01:14:48 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: atadaskew on June 18, 2008, 03:08:05 pm


I don't mind the blueing at all...shows the bike is getting ridden!


I like blued pipes!  It's not like it's something bad like rust, it shows that the bike is being used.  I dunno, to me it gives it character.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on June 19, 2008, 01:30:22 pm
BlackBuell, nice bike!  Tubers rock.  The DnD is sweet, eh?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 21, 2008, 12:11:25 am



I like blued pipes!  It's not like it's something bad like rust, it shows that the bike is being used.  I dunno, to me it gives it character.


Bad coating goes brown like bad rust.  You are much better of with blue than with a bad silver coat.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Aussie XB12SS on June 22, 2008, 08:34:53 pm
I like mine & it does get ridden.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t80/AussieXB12SS/Buell%20Parts/RobertosRightSideScoop.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on June 22, 2008, 09:37:46 pm
OMG that thing is clean!!  :D

I thought you guys had lots of bugs down under?  I don't think my Buell has ever been as clean as that!



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Aussie XB12SS on June 23, 2008, 05:08:17 am
Ohhhhhhhhhhh yeah we have bugs alright.
I gave up wearing my open face at sunset as the blow flies splatter a lot when they are full of maggots.  :shrug:
Here she is as in her current look.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t80/AussieXB12SS/BuellCemeteryColour.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 23, 2008, 07:47:18 am
Remember going to Albury on the dairy routes, Aussie.  When you got there your bike bike looked ready for an entomology lesson.  You still managed to shine it overnight.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on June 23, 2008, 02:43:30 pm
I had pulled into a Harley place one morning, for a small bit of warranty service; the dealership is 8 hours ride from home (actually, I'd taken two days going the scenic route) and my bike was completely covered with bugs.

A guy pulls up on his hardtail custom chopper, complete with incredible (and expensive!) paint, and not one bug on it.  While waiting for the dealer to open up, I started chatting with this guy, and commented on how clean his bike was.  He looks at mine, and says, "Yeah, but yours is getting ridden!"

I do try to clean my bike every now and then, but I never seem to get around to all the nooks and crannies around the front engine mount and the lower fork tripleclamp, etc...

And just for fun, here's a pic I took just recently:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Aussie XB12SS on June 23, 2008, 04:04:28 pm
Beautiful looking area there.
If thats the way you went to the dealer then I can understand you taking 2 days.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on June 23, 2008, 05:07:32 pm
Yeah, it's tough, but somebody's gotta live here ;)

Here are a couple pics taken during the 2nd day of that ride to the dealer, 2 years ago (only time it's ever been in--I do all my own work, but that was warranty).


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 23, 2008, 05:32:53 pm

Beautiful looking area there.
If thats the way you went to the dealer then I can understand you taking 2 days.


I can take two days to get to my dealer through the city.  :lol:

They are good looking roads Kootenanny.  We have some great roads here but they are locking them down.  Lower speed limits and much more policing.  In areas where it is hard to get a speed fix they set up EPA traps.  Pull the bikes over and check the noise levels.

They managed to kill one of the local country motorcycle festivals.  Thousands of bikes for a bit of a show off as a long time regular event.  Two years ago they pulled up all bikes on their way out and booked a large % for being over the EPA limit.  The next year only 12 bikes came and it seems that now it is cancelled.  

I don't stop for coffee much, but many of the small towns do a big weekend trade on motorcycle latte runs.  I can see them losing income as motorcycles avoid the heavily policed areas.  If the police here have a motorcycle agenda it may be working, but we manage to stay near the top of the world list for reported violent crime.

Anyway the police will ensure that more insects on country roads will survive to puberty.  

Nice bikes mates.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 23, 2008, 05:40:23 pm

I had pulled into a Harley place one morning, for a small bit of warranty service; the dealership is 8 hours ride from home (actually, I'd taken two days going the scenic route) and my bike was completely covered with bugs.
...


8 hours to a dealer is huge.  I do a few trips about that long to visit friends and family and occasionally for work, but you'd want to be able to do everything yourself.  Needs a big toolkit.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on June 23, 2008, 11:31:58 pm
Actually, there are two dealerships closer (one four hours, one six) but if I ride to the major city, Vancouver, I can access one of the largest dealers in Canada, a place which not only has dedicated Buell techs but they sponsor a race team (and I had one of the race techs working on my bike).  The two closer dealers are strictly small-town Harley places that carry Buell almost as a sideline.  I don't have to go in often, so I might as well go quality ;)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ccryder on July 22, 2008, 12:13:04 pm

Just posting one here:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/2677852475_14bc6d0a9e.jpg)

Look over here so I'm not wasting bandwidth: https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,28285.0.html  

The 1125r(t) is almost, too much fun!  Guess I'll just have to suffer  ;)



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on July 22, 2008, 01:50:41 pm
Those panniers look perfect.  Are they the new Givis, the ones Suzuki sells as OEM on the Bandit?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ccryder on July 22, 2008, 03:37:50 pm

Thanks for the kudo's.  I feel they look pretty good myself.  Out of the after market choices I felt they were the best choice.

As far as i know the V35's are the newest side bags Givi has to offer.  If Suzuki offers them on the Bandit, I would think it was a wise move instead of reinventing some good stuff just to say "it was invented here".  I just looked at Suzuki's site and from the picts, it appears you are correct.  Pricing looks to be the same retail price as Givi.

Later
Neil S.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on July 22, 2008, 04:21:49 pm
As far as i know the V35's are the newest side bags Givi has to offer.  If Suzuki offers them on the Bandit, I would think it was a wise move instead of reinventing some good stuff just to say "it was invented here".

Neil S.


Ironically, Givi never competed with BMW, figured BMW owners would get OEM panniers.  Well, I saw the V35's on a new BMW and I think they look better (and better made) than the OEM bags.  The mounting system is very sturdy looking, too!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ccryder on July 23, 2008, 08:42:01 am
Friends and family have BMW's and there has been universal complaints about the older hard bags.  

My B-in-law was skeptical of my V35's until he got a close look at the bags and mounts.  He was real impressed with the construction/ function of the bags.  When he used the mounts to help me load the bike he commented how sturdy the mounts felt.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on July 24, 2008, 11:29:11 pm
Nice 1125R.   :thumbsup:

The bags looks good on it.  


Title: A couple of my '07 XB12R shot in the Sacramento Delta area...
Post by: Hooch1 on September 13, 2008, 09:56:59 pm
Sure hope this post works!

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m86/GottaNikonCamera/HoochSolarizedFlags.jpg)


(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m86/GottaNikonCamera/HoochTankss.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on September 13, 2008, 10:46:07 pm
Artsy and Farts Hootch


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: hhhch45 on September 14, 2008, 02:34:56 am
Picture of my M2 at the first WCRM, unfortunately I sold it to help my daughter with some medical bills.
Of all the bikes I have owned it is only one of two I wish I had back. But I am looking at an XT when my VFR is paid off in a couple of months.
Jim


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: smackdoogle on November 11, 2008, 07:49:05 pm
Thought I'd add my new addition.  Never thought I'd get one (always out of my price range or on the other side of the country) but I finally got lucky and it so far is the perfect ride.  3500 miles on it.  Got it yesterday, today she got some 15W-50 Mobil1 in the primary and engine.  Anyway, here's the "not so good" pics.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: BlueRidgeKat on November 17, 2008, 08:32:21 am


Just posting one here:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/2677852475_14bc6d0a9e.jpg)

Look over here so I'm not wasting bandwidth: https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,28285.0.html  

The 1125r(t) is almost, too much fun!  Guess I'll just have to suffer  ;)


This is just awesome. A real American SPORT-touring bike (kinda).

I have been looking at Buells for a couple of years now and the Buell Ulysses is the only one that I somewhat like but just not enough "sport" in it, more "street adventure touring" in my opinion, still its pretty cool.

I would love to see your bike sometime, again its just awesome. If I would go this route would you consider doing some more welding, cutting and sweating (with compensation of course) and mount some hard bags on it?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on November 17, 2008, 12:44:31 pm

This is just awesome. A real American SPORT-touring bike (kinda).

Yeah, If they had a clue they would be calling Givi to rebadge the bags as Buell optional equipment.  But they may have a commitment to H&B.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: BUSAFETT on March 13, 2009, 08:26:13 am

Owning a Buell is funny.
 
When you mention you're considering a Buell, riders will immediately reel back and tell you about their friend's friend who owned a Buell and how that bike was always falling apart.  Never a Buell owner though but definitely know a lot about Buell's and their relibility/quality issues.
 
Then, when you get a Buell, you've got people coming up to you asking you how you like it while admiring your bike.  Everytime I ride my Buell up to a popular sportbike hangout, it always makes a great conversation maker. Someone will always be coming up and asking questions about the bike. Definite curiousity but I'll bet sometimes a closet-desire for the brand.
 
Back when I had my Hayabusa, I had a lot of younger guys, riders and none riders alike, AND girls always coming up to me at gas stations or running up next to me at Intersections to tell me of their admiration of the bike. One of my friends called them "Hayabusa Groupies". :lol:  It didn't surprise me due to the bike's legendary reputation.
 
Now, I have older guys coming up to me and asking me about my Buell. "Buell Groupies". ;)


I like your post Rogue, coming off of being a Busa veteran myself.  It gives me hope with the world of Buell..   :)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on March 13, 2009, 11:51:23 am

Owning a Buell is funny.
 
When you mention you're considering a Buell, riders will immediately reel back and tell you about their friend's friend who owned a Buell and how that bike was always falling apart.  Never a Buell owner though but definitely know a lot about Buell's and their relibility/quality issues.

When I bought a Buell, my wife came home and asked me "Is the swingarm bearing on that new bike OK?"  Now, I don't think she knows what a swingarm bearing is, so...of course, it was some guy at work, who rides a Ducati, whose first words upon hearing her hubbie bought a Buell were, "The swingarm bearings fail on those things!"

(BTW, of course, there is some truth to that...I understand that one of the early models of the tube-frame Buells had a recall on swingarm bearings...something like a decade before my 03 was produced... :rolleyes:  On my bike, the recall was for wheel bearings :p )

Oh, and since I see that some of the pics I'd posted in this thread have disappeared (photo site closed down), I'll post one up again:

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/b/d/2/54398/2june070003-0.jpg?rev=0)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on March 13, 2009, 11:03:23 pm
I love the white Kootenany.  I've often though of buying a set of white bodywork, but I'm not sure if it works with my red wheels.  A new set of wheels is just pushing it too far.  The red decals on yours might work with my wheels, but that year's bodywork doesn't have the holes for the later model air intake.

The generalisations I got when I bought my bike were that everybody who buys a Buell gets killed on it, and that it is the most dangerous bike in the wet that has ever been made.  It's funny how false reputations develop.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on March 14, 2009, 01:29:09 am
Okay so I (still) don't own one dammit.  If I could afford it this is what I would be riding.  It just sits at the local dealer torturing me.

(http://rayprice.com/ebay/bikes/2085a/2085a-01.jpg)
(http://rayprice.com/ebay/bikes/2085a/2085a-02.jpg)
(http://rayprice.com/ebay/bikes/2085a/2085a-07.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on March 14, 2009, 01:38:10 am

I love the white Kootenany.  I've often though of buying a set of white bodywork, but I'm not sure if it works with my red wheels.  A new set of wheels is just pushing it too far.  The red decals on yours might work with my wheels, but that year's bodywork doesn't have the holes for the later model air intake.

The generalisations I got when I bought my bike were that everybody who buys a Buell gets killed on it, and that it is the most dangerous bike in the wet that has ever been made.  It's funny how false reputations develop.


A bad reputation is tough to shake.  GM, Ford, and Chrysler build infinitely more reliable product than they did 20 years ago but still suffer somewhat for the reputation they built during the 70's and 80's.  Same true for Ducati.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on March 14, 2009, 01:39:26 am
Koot where was that pic taken?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on March 14, 2009, 02:11:07 am
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/brad1445/lilestwhite.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on March 14, 2009, 05:25:25 am

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/brad1445/lilestwhite.jpg)

That is sweet.  I would love to marry that mono-seat Firebolt with naked front of a Lightning.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on March 14, 2009, 09:19:13 am



A bad reputation is tough to shake.  GM, Ford, and Chrysler build infinitely more reliable product than they did 20 years ago but still suffer somewhat for the reputation they built during the 70's and 80's.  Same true for Ducati.


Especially true for Ducati.  We had Duc riders carrying tension wrenches on club runs so they could tension the heads at periodic intervals.  They've come a long way since then


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on March 14, 2009, 09:20:40 am
I'm not buying blue wheels Brad


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on March 14, 2009, 11:56:29 am

Koot where was that pic taken?

Just over an hour from home...I live in the mountains of south central British Columbia, an area known as the "West Kootenay." (http://www.kootenaysbc.com/)  Specifically, that is Hwy 31A, which follows Kaslo Creek (running high and brown in the pic) down to the village of Kaslo on the shore of Kootenay Lake.  This is all part of the Selkirk Loop, "North America's first and only International Scenic Byway." (http://www.selkirkloop.org/index.php)

A couple more pics: posing in Kaslo (with Kootenay Lake in the background), and a shot of Hwy 6 that I have to ride to get to 31A.

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/b/d/2/54398/june070003-0.jpg?rev=0)

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/b/d/2/54398/2june070006-0.jpg?rev=0)

Yes, I live here by choice... :)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: R Doug on March 14, 2009, 12:00:59 pm
Absolute beautiful area.  :drool:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on March 14, 2009, 12:02:32 pm
That is sweet.  I would love to marry that mono-seat Firebolt with naked front of a Lightning.

Lots of info on the Badweb site about that, and similar mods.  The Firebolt and Lightning XBs are very similar bikes, with only something like 40 parts that differ.  Front end swaps are not uncommon.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on March 15, 2009, 01:17:00 am


Just over an hour from home...I live in the mountains of south central British Columbia, an area known as the "West Kootenay." (http://www.kootenaysbc.com/)  Specifically, that is Hwy 31A, which follows Kaslo Creek (running high and brown in the pic) down to the village of Kaslo on the shore of Kootenay Lake.  This is all part of the Selkirk Loop, "North America's first and only International Scenic Byway." (http://www.selkirkloop.org/index.php)

A couple more pics: posing in Kaslo (with Kootenay Lake in the background), and a shot of Hwy 6 that I have to ride to get to 31A.

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/b/d/2/54398/june070003-0.jpg?rev=0)

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/b/d/2/54398/2june070006-0.jpg?rev=0)

Yes, I live here by choice... :)


Dear God, I do miss home (N California).


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: o-9 on March 15, 2009, 11:20:11 pm
Man, I love this thing. XB12XTT

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee102/wee650/025.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on March 16, 2009, 01:26:15 am
you're not alone...


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: rhpaw on March 23, 2009, 02:36:15 am
playing with my new bags.
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/84/l_1058d31f044c40cf91d572cf8ed8ca04.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on March 24, 2009, 11:21:54 am
rhpaw, that's a nice 03!  Good to see another original year owner here.

My 'Bolt does pretty good as a packhorse...

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/b/d/2/54398/fulltour-0.jpg?rev=0)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on March 24, 2009, 11:43:02 am



My 'Bolt does pretty good as a packhorse...




+1 I'm 6'2 and I think its the most comfortable bike I have ever owned. In fact I like the bolt so much  I'm on my second pack horse.

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/brad1445/IMG_4066.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rincewind on March 24, 2009, 11:53:52 am
Nice Bolts.   :thumbsup:  Quick question - what kind of fuel range are you guys getting with them?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on March 24, 2009, 12:00:39 pm
THe 08 emissions made a difference in power and MPG

my 2008 average 40mpg fairly consistent
my 2004 average 45mpg as high as 50mpg on long trips



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rincewind on March 24, 2009, 12:04:42 pm

THe 08 emissions made a difference in power and MPG

my 2008 average 40mpg fairly consistent
my 2004 average 45mpg as high as 50mpg on long trips




So with a 3.8 gallon tank, that means the low fuel light comes on at 120-130 miles?

Of the Buells I've tested, including the Ulysses, I still liked the Bolt the best.  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on March 24, 2009, 12:29:11 pm



So with a 3.8 gallon tank, that means the low fuel light comes on at 120-130 miles?
  


For me thats exactly right.

Speaking Of Ulysses I bought an 06 that never got below 50mpg and would average 60 on the hwy recorded as high as 65mpg one tank.

That bike got freaky high gas milage.  I wish I would have kept it.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on March 24, 2009, 06:16:57 pm
Fuel light on my 'Bolt comes on at around 200 km, usually (120 miles), but I have gone as far as 225km and as little as 160 km (when I'm pushing hard and working the throttle a lot).  I've gone over 250 km (might have been almost 270, I can't recall) before actually filling up.  I generally burn around 5 l/100km, but I've done as well as 4.5 l/100km and as poor as 6 l/100km.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on March 25, 2009, 10:03:41 am
Later model bolt has about a litre more, and a fuel light that is more consistent.

Stock on the highway (any speed) I was getting 245 to the light, could push to 285 before refuling.  Around town was 200.

With the Micron I got 220 around town to the light.  On the highway 245 - 260 to the light.

When I geared it up I still get 220 around town, but then I'd get up to 280 km to the light.  Best I went to 315 km on 13.4 litres, so almost a litre left.  I've been consistently over 300 km on a tank on the highway.  So that is high 40s per US gallon.



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: DogBoy on March 26, 2009, 01:22:34 am

Man, I love this thing. XB12XTT

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee102/wee650/025.jpg)


I have a soft spot for the TT. Cool bike.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Roader06 on March 26, 2009, 07:36:41 pm
My XT & me


(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s274/Roader06/oddsandends/P1000390.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on March 27, 2009, 05:03:44 am
Nice! Is that an X or XT?  It's got a duckbill.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Roader06 on March 27, 2009, 04:18:58 pm

Nice! Is that an X or XT?  It's got a duckbill.
It's the XT.  The X doesn't come in Red for 09.  I photo shopped the fender, liked it, so I got one and put it and the headlight guard on.  Helps reflect it's 'Adventure Sport Touring' designation to those that don't know it and.... like I said, I like the looks.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on March 28, 2009, 01:41:42 am

My XT & me



Sounds like a movie title.  

The Uly is kinda like my wife - gets better looking every time I lay eyes on her.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on May 28, 2009, 09:48:55 pm
My Tuber has a friend!!! A new-to-me 2007 Uly with 7k miles. More pics to follow!

(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb184/mastros2/IMG_4310.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: DogBoy on May 28, 2009, 11:14:24 pm
Congratulations. Nice stable.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on May 31, 2009, 10:52:39 pm
Thanks DogBoy!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 11, 2009, 05:50:58 am
+1 on the stable


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 11, 2009, 06:44:34 am
Got my licence back after suspension, so I went to a track day to learn how to ride again.  As you can see I'm no hot lap rider; just enjoying myself again.

I didn't bother to change from the dropped pegs which was a mistake, I was forever lifting my foot up and losing time onto the straights.  The extra 10 HP that the old Micron had would have been nice, but I'm not sure I would have been up too much more than I had.

(https://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/TrackDay.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on June 11, 2009, 04:51:31 pm
Bueller,

Glad you are back to being legal!  Looking good!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 12, 2009, 07:28:39 am
Thanks Maestros

Good to be back on wheels


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on June 15, 2009, 01:36:09 am
Lookin' good, Bueller!  Glad you're back and legal.  

No tracks near me, I have to make do with public roads.  From this morning's ride:

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/b/d/2/54398/crop5-0.jpg?rev=0)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 15, 2009, 08:42:04 am
My morning ride is in the company of 3,000 or 4,000 cars and trucks.  Still enjoy it, but I'd rather yours.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ibppjr on June 17, 2009, 09:33:41 am
Here she is in all her splendor.  Posing with a bit of Americana in Winchester, Kentucky.

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb92/ibppjr/MyBuell010.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 20, 2009, 01:31:57 am
Nice bike and nice picture


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on June 20, 2009, 09:19:56 am
Yes, very nice.  The tailbag almost seems to offset the fairing, it definitely fits in.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ibppjr on June 22, 2009, 12:21:46 pm
Thanks.  The low fuel light has been coming on at about 160-170 miles and averaging 38 mpg.  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rincewind on June 22, 2009, 01:07:29 pm

Thanks.  The low fuel light has been coming on at about 160-170 miles and averaging 38 mpg.  


Sounds like you can make 200 miles on reserve then - good info, thanks!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: theroamr on October 06, 2009, 10:51:17 pm
Me on the dragon 9-25-09


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ninegear on October 07, 2009, 01:02:49 am

Me on the dragon 9-25-09

niiiccccee. now i need to get a weekend off so i can run up to NC try that.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on October 07, 2009, 02:03:11 am

Me on the dragon 9-25-09


Great Pic


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: TimberWolf on October 08, 2009, 10:06:13 pm
New to me 2007 with ~7000 miles  :D

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2706/im000264.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Tpoppa on October 09, 2009, 09:36:17 am
4 days in WV


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: boogeyman on October 16, 2009, 11:20:52 pm
Who cares if they are going to quit making them!  I bought one anyways!  Just bought it today and I already think its the bestest bike in the whole world!  And it's BLUE!  I got the Outdoorsman bags too. Going back tomorrow to pick them and my Yammy up.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k147/yadadaXJ/2009%20Uly/HPIM1700.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on October 17, 2009, 03:27:24 am
Congrats you will have much fun on the Uly.  If I could get one discounted I would buy it now also.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: R Doug on October 17, 2009, 08:15:50 am

4 days in WV


Rt. 33 at the WV / VA boarder?  



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: wbrisett on October 19, 2009, 10:25:35 pm
My less than eight hour old baby...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/4027465440_25d382109d_o.jpg)

My older baby on a trip to GA from TX a couple of years ago.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2284/2376363245_61ed586690.jpg)


Wayne


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ibppjr on October 19, 2009, 11:37:33 pm
Nice.  The deals are too good to pass up.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on October 20, 2009, 07:56:01 am

My less than eight hour old baby...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/4027465440_25d382109d_o.jpg)



Nice.  I wonder what the red bike would look like with black radiator pods?  You gonna change those handlebars?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: whodom on October 20, 2009, 08:49:24 am
Right after completing a COLD 100 mile ride home from the dealer Sunday night:

(http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/37/505377.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: wbrisett on October 20, 2009, 03:58:36 pm

You gonna change those handlebars?


Yes. I need the taller bars.

Wayne


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: delta one on November 20, 2009, 03:43:06 pm


I have the 1125CR bars... I like them alot more than the taller stock bars


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kidder on November 20, 2009, 10:15:57 pm
My 09 1125 CR that I went and picked up in Tennessee.  Its nickname is "Vader".

(http://www.juddemerson.com/buell1.jpg)

(http://www.juddemerson.com/buell2.jpg)

(http://www.juddemerson.com/buell3.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: xbud on November 21, 2009, 06:00:13 pm
Quote
My 09 1125 CR that I went and picked up in Tennessee.  Its nickname is "Vader".


 Thats funny, I call mine the Batbike.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Squidbuzz on November 21, 2009, 11:36:19 pm
A friend of mine has a red one and had named it the Lobster.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kyle401 on November 22, 2009, 01:36:45 am
A few pics from today's ride.   :bigok:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20091121/DSCN1173.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20091121/DSCN1178.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20091121/DSCN1222.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20091121/DSCN1224.jpg)



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on November 22, 2009, 11:15:58 am
cool pics!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on November 22, 2009, 02:23:20 pm

A few pics from today's ride.   :bigok:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20091121/DSCN1173.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20091121/DSCN1178.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20091121/DSCN1222.jpg)


Great pics. I bought A uly in 2006.  By far the funnest bike I have ever owned.  You will have a ball with it. Congratulations
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20091121/DSCN1224.jpg)




Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Spiffious on November 22, 2009, 08:22:57 pm
Here's mine and my dad's 2009 CR's.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/spiffious/buell/13332_568242630536_48506742_3321006.jpg)



Does anyone know why my 2009 black CR has a red front caliper, and Kidder's 09 has a black one?




My 09 1125 CR that I went and picked up in Tennessee.  Its nickname is "Vader".

(http://www.juddemerson.com/buell1.jpg)

(http://www.juddemerson.com/buell2.jpg)

(http://www.juddemerson.com/buell3.jpg)




Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: kevin_stevens on November 22, 2009, 09:34:21 pm
(http://gallery.me.com/kevin_stevens/100073/IMG_0150/web.jpg?ver=12579926220001)

KeS


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kidder on November 23, 2009, 10:19:44 pm
The 09 CRs come with a red caliper.

Mine has a black one because it was swapped with a 1125R.  I didn't realize this until after I had taken it home.  But, I actually like the black better.  (The red does look nice, though.)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: LENSMAN on November 24, 2009, 04:26:57 pm
I've always wanted a Ulysses- wonder what's HD going to do as far as parts are concerned. The engine is HD, but what about the rest of it?    :headscratch:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ninegear on November 24, 2009, 06:37:25 pm

I've always wanted a Ulysses- wonder what's HD going to do as far as parts are concerned. The engine is HD, but what about the rest of it?    :headscratch:


speaking of engines do you think HD will still continue to produce the thunderstorm engine. i admire that engine and think it would do rather well in the xr1200 sportster.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on November 25, 2009, 12:04:34 am
This is as close as I've gotten...

(http://www.buellparts.net/images/products/buell-clothing-pegasus-black-hat-unisex.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: whodom on November 25, 2009, 04:28:46 am

speaking of engines do you think HD will still continue to produce the thunderstorm engine. i admire that engine and think it would do rather well in the xr1200 sportster.


The engine in the XR1200 is basically a Thunderstorm.  It has less power though because of the different intake and exhaust required by the Sportster frame arrangement.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: whodom on November 25, 2009, 04:34:25 am

I've always wanted a Ulysses- wonder what's HD going to do as far as parts are concerned. The engine is HD, but what about the rest of it?    :headscratch:


Harley says they will provide parts and service support for at least 7 years.  Hopefully that's enough time for the aftermarket to tool up enough to provide any Buell-only wear parts.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: sprint EX on November 25, 2009, 02:07:56 pm
I hope so, I am keeping my Uly for a while. Nothing out there like it!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: delta one on December 06, 2009, 09:30:48 pm

A friend of mine has a red one and had named it the Lobster.


FROGGY?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Squidbuzz on December 06, 2009, 10:41:47 pm
Nope, Steve Mackay.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on December 11, 2009, 04:02:11 am



Harley says they will provide parts and service support for at least 7 years.  Hopefully that's enough time for the aftermarket to tool up enough to provide any Buell-only wear parts.


Here we were told spares for 10 years, but no frames.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ratgin on December 12, 2009, 01:06:25 am
Just a pic taken with a blackberry while on a ride this fall


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on December 12, 2009, 08:46:08 pm

Just a pic taken with a blackberry while on a ride this fall


Welcome aboard!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: delta one on December 13, 2009, 04:35:33 am

Nope, Steve Mackay.


oh yea! doesn't he sport a ulybolt?

I love that conversion!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Squidbuzz on December 13, 2009, 02:13:23 pm
Yes, he has the UlyBolt and now a CR for his collection.  His wife, states the CR is hers.  So it will be interesting to see who rides what next summer.  =)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on December 13, 2009, 03:13:33 pm
This was shot on a cold December night.  I miss that bike.

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/brad1445/xb12rlights.jpg)



Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ninegear on December 14, 2009, 10:59:33 pm

This was shot on a cold December night.  I miss that bike.

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/brad1445/xb12rlights.jpg)


if harley was smart they would continue to sell this bike but with the HD logo and diffrent fairings


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on December 14, 2009, 11:03:17 pm
The black with gold wheels was the best color combo. Very nice Brad.  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on December 15, 2009, 01:54:24 am

if harley was smart they would continue to sell this bike but with the HD logo and diffrent fairings


+1


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on December 15, 2009, 04:13:01 am
My new controversial motorcycle arrived today.  I love the looks, but even if I thought it was ugly I'd ride it with a paper bag on my head.  The ride is beautiful and the steering brilliant.  I have the fairing sides to add to the looks.  Getting them painted white with an airbrushed logo.


(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-0.jpg)

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-1.jpg)

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Tyrroneous on December 15, 2009, 10:25:56 am
Nice!!!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on December 15, 2009, 12:28:52 pm
Very nice Bueller!  I really like the white.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: tankhead on December 15, 2009, 02:14:43 pm
Very Nice Bike


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Tpoppa on December 15, 2009, 05:00:25 pm

My new controversial motorcycle arrived today.  I love the looks, but even if I thought it was ugly I'd ride it with a paper bag on my head.  The ride is beautiful and the steering brilliant.  I have the fairing sides to add to the looks.  Getting them painted white with an airbrushed logo.


(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-0.jpg)

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-1.jpg)

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-2.jpg)



Nice.  You have one of the few 2010s.  Hang onto it.

I am loving my 2009.  The Helicon is impressive!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on December 17, 2009, 03:58:19 am
I'm having trouble getting used to the refinement.  

The handling I love, but I haven't found any quirks yet and my Firebolt has more character.  Both bikes are keepers.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: dorklord on December 18, 2009, 11:59:45 am

I'm having trouble getting used to the refinement.  

The handling I love, but I haven't found any quirks yet and my Firebolt has more character.  Both bikes are keepers.


I can't wait to see pics with the fairing sides on!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on December 20, 2009, 02:04:37 am
I put my fairing sides on yesterday.  I won't get them painted white because they would make the bike look too wide.  They also look pretty good in black.

I was missing a screw which I took from the seat.  It may be a 2010 thing.  The bracket was supposed to reuse a bolt that wasn't there on mine.  It was a LH engine boss that had nothing attached.

I've ordered black scoops, I may use them with or instead of the Fairing, and maybe a black mudguard - I can try the original off the Firebolt.  I tried a black seat cowl.  Doesn't quite work - bit like a Friesian cow.  I'll use the tailbag most of the time anyway.

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-Fairing3.jpg)

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/BlackAndWhite1.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: dorklord on December 20, 2009, 11:09:44 am
Very nice, I assume when you said a black mudguard, you mean the front fender. I think that would look awesome.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ninegear on December 21, 2009, 12:07:26 am

I put my fairing sides on yesterday.  I won't get them painted white because they would make the bike look too wide.  They also look pretty good in black.

I was missing a screw which I took from the seat.  It may be a 2010 thing.  The bracket was supposed to reuse a bolt that wasn't there on mine.  It was a LH engine boss that had nothing attached.

I've ordered black scoops, I may use them with or instead of the Fairing, and maybe a black mudguard - I can try the original off the Firebolt.  I tried a black seat cowl.  Doesn't quite work - bit like a Friesian cow.  I'll use the tailbag most of the time anyway.

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-Fairing3.jpg)

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/BlackAndWhite1.jpg)


the fairings dont look to bad. its the color i do not like. black and white. reminds me way to much of cops


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Squidbuzz on December 21, 2009, 12:24:00 am
Yeah, the black and white is slightly too much. Would be nice to see the side panels white and see how that looks.  Otherwise, it might be time for a custom paint job.  =)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on December 21, 2009, 07:19:52 am



the fairings dont look to bad. its the color i do not like. black and white. reminds me way to much of cops


That's why the traffic slows to let me pass

Posted on: 21 December 2009, 21:14:28

Yeah, the black and white is slightly too much. Would be nice to see the side panels white and see how that looks.  Otherwise, it might be time for a custom paint job.  =)


I'm just going to stick a black fender on it and get a feel for how I want it to look.  The "right" look isn't complerely obvious to me at the moment and it looks pretty sharp like it is.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: 2DFlyer on December 21, 2009, 09:45:19 pm


 it looks pretty sharp like it is.



Ya it does.  It's unique.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: JReazor on December 21, 2009, 10:29:25 pm

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-Fairing3.jpg)




I am among those that just couldn't get past the look of the pods but that is hot.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: scottzilla on December 21, 2009, 10:38:04 pm
I'm in the "1125R not so pretty" camp but must say it looks pretty good in white.  The graphics on the pods breaks it up a bit.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Castaway on December 22, 2009, 12:52:03 am


(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-Fairing3.jpg)




The fairings look great. Do you have a pic from straight on?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on December 22, 2009, 02:44:10 am
This is from the front

(http://www.srwmoto.com.au/images/uploads/1125R-Fairing1.jpg)

You can see why it looks better black than it would painted white
Posted on: 22 December 2009, 16:37:48

I'm in the "1125R not so pretty" camp but must say it looks pretty good in white.  The graphics on the pods breaks it up a bit.


I ordered the fairing sides with the bike because I thought I'd need them, but the scoops in white look OK.  They are broken up by the shape of the plastic intake as well as the decals.  All black they look bigger.


2D & JR,  thanks.  I sort of figured the colours made it my bike.  With or without the fairings I like the look.  I prefer the white.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on December 22, 2009, 07:55:26 am
Why didn't Buell sell 'em that way?

Or the Lightning with a Firebolt seat/cowl!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: JTM on December 22, 2009, 08:36:06 pm
I had to go in for my 1k service (which I think is a ripoff) and they had a Beautiful white Firebolt on the floor next to 5 fully faired 1125Rs. I must say, if I had the money I would buy one but my garage isn't big enough for me and my bikes to sleep in.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Castaway on December 22, 2009, 10:02:16 pm
Thanks for that front shot, Bueller - the bike looks great!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: kevin_stevens on December 25, 2009, 08:04:30 pm
I got myself a 2010 LED taillight for Christmas - I think it looks a lot better with the LED white lenses on the turn signals than the 2009 red lens does.

KeS


(http://gallery.me.com/kevin_stevens/100073/IMG_0167a/web.jpg?ver=12617841830001)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on December 26, 2009, 08:45:04 pm
Very nice!  Can I ask where?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kidder on December 27, 2009, 10:28:55 pm
I'd like to know where that clear LED light came from, as well.

Could it be XB Lights?  http://www.xblights.net/


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: kevin_stevens on December 27, 2009, 10:36:20 pm

I'd like to know where that clear LED light came from, as well.

Could it be XB Lights?  http://www.xblights.net/


Oh, I'm sorry.  I didn't get that question was directed to me.  No, the tail light, as I mentioned, is a stock 2010 Buell tail light.  If you zoom in you can see the "Buell" in the lens at the top center.  So "where" was the local Harley dealer.  "How much" was $58.  Can't beat that!

KeS


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: delta one on December 28, 2009, 11:51:42 am
If you are thinking about an XB light I would do it. Rob does great work and is very nice to deal with. It can take a while to get your light but it is worth it.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kidder on December 28, 2009, 03:21:11 pm



Oh, I'm sorry.  I didn't get that question was directed to me.  No, the tail light, as I mentioned, is a stock 2010 Buell tail light.  If you zoom in you can see the "Buell" in the lens at the top center.  So "where" was the local Harley dealer.  "How much" was $58.  Can't beat that!

KeS


Thanks for the info.  I ordered mine today!

Part # is Y0401.7AC


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: kevin_stevens on December 28, 2009, 03:26:14 pm
My dealer actually had one in stock, I didn't believe it.  Ten days to get a friggin' oil filter, and he has an uncommon part for a model year they didn't even produce.   :rolleyes:

Anyway, you'll also need three male spade connectors, crimp-on, 16-22 gauge, to replace the plug on the light and mate up with the wiring harness.  Buy four so you can screw one up.

KeS


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on December 28, 2009, 06:44:34 pm
Kevin, try buying your stuff from American Sportbike.

They are online as well as local (to you).


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: kevin_stevens on December 28, 2009, 06:52:16 pm

Kevin, try buying your stuff from American Sportbike.

They are online as well as local (to you).


I do.

KeS


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: R Doug on December 28, 2009, 07:49:33 pm

I got myself a 2010 LED taillight for Christmas - I think it looks a lot better with the LED white lenses on the turn signals than the 2009 red lens does.

KeS





That's tidy.  Very nice.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on January 02, 2010, 01:07:56 am



Thanks for the info.  I ordered mine today!

Part # is Y0401.7AC


For Firebolts and other bikes that have fender eliminators with a slot cut to get licence plate illumination from the taillight you also need part number Y0514.7AA (licence plate illumination) and the bulb.  They wouldn't cost much.  They slot into the bottom of the main LED unit.






Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: kevin_stevens on January 02, 2010, 01:23:19 am



For Firebolts and other bikes that have fender eliminators with a slot cut to get licence plate illumination from the taillight you also need part number Y0514.7AA (licence plate illumination) and the bulb.  They wouldn't cost much.  They slot into the bottom of the main LED unit.



Yeah, those are $15.  If anyone needs one, please contact me first - I bought that as well and I don't need it.

KeS


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kidder on January 09, 2010, 10:09:21 pm

I got myself a 2010 LED taillight for Christmas - I think it looks a lot better with the LED white lenses on the turn signals than the 2009 red lens does.

KeS


(http://gallery.me.com/kevin_stevens/100073/IMG_0167a/web.jpg?ver=12617841830001)



Thanks!  I installed yesterday.  Piece of cake.  Next on the list is to install the Powerlet for my GPS.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kyle401 on April 29, 2010, 11:24:10 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20100418/DSCN1668.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20100418/DSCN1673.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20100418/DSCN1682.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Biglar on June 11, 2010, 11:52:54 am
(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt195/pve/digipics061.jpg)(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt195/pve/digipics025.jpg)(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt195/pve/BigLarbike.jpg)(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt195/pve/digipics073.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on June 11, 2010, 12:23:19 pm

(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt195/pve/digipics061.jpg)


Nice one.

Hwy 1 between San Simeon and Monterey.

Nice bike too!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Oilhed on June 11, 2010, 09:07:58 pm
I love those old Tubers!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: custodian on June 12, 2010, 12:39:15 am
Did not see this thread when I joined... here is my 08.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k156/custodian7138/DSCF2443.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: ninegear on June 16, 2010, 08:02:05 pm

Did not see this thread when I joined... here is my 08.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k156/custodian7138/DSCF2443.jpg)

the blast. could have been much better looking but it did what it was suppose to do and it did it well. its a shame erik buell decided to scrap the blast. If he ever builds production motorcycles again he should reintroduce the blast.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kyle401 on June 17, 2010, 11:43:29 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20100611/DSCN1757.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/Kyle401/Motorcycle%20Trips/20100611/DSCN1758.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Bueller on June 19, 2010, 01:04:36 am
Looks like it kets put to good use Kyle


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Dirtysouth on August 26, 2010, 09:27:19 pm
(http://dirtysouth.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycles/Texas-2009-177/578792122_9MrZq-M.jpg)

(http://dirtysouth.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycles/Texas-2009-180/578794073_rbHcw-M.jpg)

(http://dirtysouth.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycles/Seiko-065/583715723_zLrsg-M.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on August 26, 2010, 11:26:23 pm
God I miss The Ulysses, what a great bike.!

all that luggage reminded me of this test run.
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/brad1445/ULYJUMPSM.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Dirtysouth on September 06, 2010, 04:37:33 pm
One from this weekend.


(http://dirtysouth.smugmug.com/Other/Gear/Moes-001/995708515_t9aNj-M.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Brad1445 on September 07, 2010, 09:23:03 pm

One from this weekend.


(http://dirtysouth.smugmug.com/Other/Gear/Moes-001/995708515_t9aNj-M.jpg)


Very Cool!


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: BrookR1 on September 30, 2010, 08:15:09 am
At the Rock Store...

(http://i56.tinypic.com/200tv8z.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: mxvet57 on December 12, 2010, 11:41:24 pm


(http://dirtysouth.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycles/Seiko-065/583715723_zLrsg-M.jpg)


Been getting a lot of flats lately?


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on December 17, 2010, 12:32:03 am
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5205/5267522183_4e919674b7_b.jpg)

Rarely seen side of the Firebolt.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: delta one on December 21, 2010, 02:21:11 am
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_th7hbw2B1WM/TRBVHIvliJI/AAAAAAAAAfw/Vx6ik4Vexl8/s800/DSC_6029_edited-1.jpg)

this is from when I was still fixing the bike after the wreck


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on December 21, 2010, 11:36:24 pm
One of my favorite pics of the Firebolt.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/5133493528_97a0ca4a70_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rogue on December 21, 2010, 11:41:26 pm
Last one.  Honest!  

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3498861118_cd36c47c6f_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Zixxerpilot on February 21, 2011, 06:07:32 pm

On my 00 S3T in Duluth


First track day at Blackhawk Farms

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/amking75/bhf-1.jpg)


I know this is an old pic, but I couldn't help notice it was the same corner I had a massive get-off, and led to the purchase of my first Buell, an X-1 White Lightning.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: tankhead on March 15, 2011, 08:47:36 pm

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_th7hbw2B1WM/TRBVHIvliJI/AAAAAAAAAfw/Vx6ik4Vexl8/s800/DSC_6029_edited-1.jpg)

this is from when I was still fixing the bike after the wreck

I have bad news about Delta One.  http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/muskegon_county/M-37-shutdown%2C-several-injured-in-crash

Rest in Peace.  He leaves behind a beautiful baby boy.
Passenger pegs down.

There is a thread on Badweatherbikers Quick thread


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kyle401 on March 15, 2011, 11:36:45 pm
My condolences.  :(


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Mastros2 on March 15, 2011, 11:53:44 pm
RIP Delta One.  Condolences and prayers to his friends and family.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Kootenanny on March 16, 2011, 02:28:02 am
I saw that on another board, didn't realize he was also a member here.  

Not a motorcycle accident AFAIK.

RIP.


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: Rincewind on March 16, 2011, 07:32:05 am
RIP Arron - only 26-years young.  :(


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: xbud on June 18, 2011, 05:59:05 pm
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn124/xbudducati/DSC01902.jpg)
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn124/xbudducati/DSC01901.jpg)

 It's kind of funny, my freind Paul calls it the "Rolling Contradiction" being a street fighter type bike with sport touring modifications.. I call it the "Day Tripping Sport Tourer", but neither calls it slow or boring.  :) I finished what will be the last of the mod's, I think I finally got it where I want it. Sad thing is the last time I said that I sold the bike i finished and bought this and started all over.  


Title: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: scottzilla on June 20, 2011, 08:38:16 pm


I have bad news about Delta One.  http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/muskegon_county/M-37-shutdown%2C-several-injured-in-crash

Rest in Peace.  He leaves behind a beautiful baby boy.
Passenger pegs down.

There is a thread on Badweatherbikers Quick thread



Oh Jesus, this post slipped past me.   Horrible, horrible news.  :(


Title: Re: Re: Re: Show off your Buell
Post by: squeezer on June 20, 2011, 11:03:59 pm

I have bad news about Delta One.  http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/muskegon_county/M-37-shutdown%2C-several-injured-in-crash

Rest in Peace.  He leaves behind a beautiful baby boy.
Passenger pegs down.

There is a thread on Badweatherbikers Quick thread

Oh, man.  :(


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