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« Reply #200 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.
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« Reply #201 on: March 14, 2009, 01:39:26 am »

Koot where was that pic taken?
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« Reply #202 on: March 14, 2009, 02:11:07 am »

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« Reply #203 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.
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« Reply #204 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
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« Reply #205 on: March 14, 2009, 09:20:40 am »

I'm not buying blue wheels Brad
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« Reply #206 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."  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."

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.





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« Reply #207 on: March 14, 2009, 12:00:59 pm »

Absolute beautiful area.  Drool
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« Reply #208 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.
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« Reply #209 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."  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."

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« Reply #210 on: March 15, 2009, 11:20:11 pm »

Man, I love this thing. XB12XTT

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« Reply #211 on: March 16, 2009, 01:26:15 am »

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« Reply #212 on: March 23, 2009, 02:36:15 am »

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« Reply #213 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...

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« Reply #214 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.

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« Reply #215 on: March 24, 2009, 11:53:52 am »

Nice Bolts.   Thumbsup  Quick question - what kind of fuel range are you guys getting with them?
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« Reply #216 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

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« Reply #217 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.  
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« Reply #218 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.
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« Reply #219 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.
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