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4orkedbuell
May 27th, 2010, 05:46 PM
not really a club, but i wanted to make a thread that all the buell guys could correspond through. I'll start off by introducing myself and how i got into buells.

My name is Ricky, Im a fresno air nat. guard vet of 6 years, recently got out in march, and am now a full time student. I got into bikes last year and wish i had done it a LONG time ago. I got my first bike in last June, a Buell Blast. I did a few mods to it (cafe bars, rejet, ign) and put about 10k miles on it between June and November, when i bought my current bike, a 96 Buell S1 Lightning (see pic to the left). This bike opened me up to a new world of vtwin umph! Ive done a few mods to it as well, XB wheels/forks/heads (stg3)/drive belt & primary sprockets/intake/exhaust/rocker covers + breathers and my most current mod (under installation at the moment) is a Veypor gauge system.

So i thought i'd make this thread so we can all get together and talk buells, and maybe organize a few Buell rides around the area as well. also parts are getting hard to come by these days, especially for those of us with older bikes like myself.

happy buelling!

tr1200
Jun 2nd, 2010, 07:14 PM
Hey-
I'm a new Buell owner, but not by choice. At a trackday at Buttonwillow, I did a session late in the day on a friend's new 1125CR. I woke up that night in the hospital. Don't know what happened but I now own a Buell with 180miles and a broken frame and subframe.

It was all I could do financially to buy the bike, so buying parts will be awhile. After that I'm down for a Buell ride. In the meantime it's dirt or the FZ1.

Cheers-
Tom

Chronic
Jun 2nd, 2010, 07:42 PM
Well, I"ve actually always liked Buells and thought I'd have had one by now, but, kept ending up with Triumph's. Just like my Guzzi's of the past (and present) I love that thumpy, low end grunt.

Hope to ride with you soon.......though I won't be on a Buell:(

aaw749r
Jun 2nd, 2010, 07:45 PM
Hey-
I'm a new Buell owner, but not by choice. At a trackday at Buttonwillow, I did a session late in the day on a friend's new 1125CR. I woke up that night in the hospital. Don't know what happened but I now own a Buell with 180miles and a broken frame and subframe.

It was all I could do financially to buy the bike, so buying parts will be awhile. After that I'm down for a Buell ride. In the meantime it's dirt or the FZ1.

Cheers-
Tom

Hope you heal up soon.
Ray

tr1200
Jun 2nd, 2010, 09:06 PM
I don't remember much about the ride except the first 3 laps. My impressions:

1. I had to 1-finger the front brake.

2. The slipper-clutch was confidence-inspiring.

3. The bike transitioned easier (side-to-side) than my Yamaha.

4. It did not feel near as powerful as the Yamaha.

We'll have to ride soon Dave. You do just fine on that big ol' Beemer. And thanks for the thoughts Ray; I'm doing fine. Happened in March so the ribs are healed up now. Doctor advises me "no more head trauma for awhile, m-kay?". I'll work on it:D

Speaking of Triumphs and grunt, my neighbor now owns my old Daytona 1200. It's the gruntiest 4-banger I've owned. He'll prolly tag along next ride.

Cheers-
Tom

1125r
Jun 2nd, 2010, 11:25 PM
Well i'm pretty new to the forums but mostly all the people i know including my group of friends all own buells! I have an 08 1125r(my first and only b1k3), its a story in itself of how it came to being mine, but i love it, lots of torque and power like the rest of um! dang dud3 awsome!:D I just went to the track with some friends from the cvr site, and my g-frriends bro was his 1st track day not on his buell! I met a guy there on his 08 1125r and it was also his 1st track day and i cant wait to take mine!:evilgrin0013: I do agree that a buell ride would be awsome!

4orkedbuell
Jun 3rd, 2010, 12:37 AM
Hey-
I'm a new Buell owner, but not by choice. At a trackday at Buttonwillow, I did a session late in the day on a friend's new 1125CR. I woke up that night in the hospital. Don't know what happened but I now own a Buell with 180miles and a broken frame and subframe.

It was all I could do financially to buy the bike, so buying parts will be awhile. After that I'm down for a Buell ride. In the meantime it's dirt or the FZ1.

Cheers-
Tom

at least its a cool story if anyone asks how you got into buells. i hope that you'll like your 1125cr enough to get addicted. i havent ridden the 1125 but i imagine it to be as cool as it looks!

4orkedbuell
Jun 3rd, 2010, 12:38 AM
Well, I"ve actually always liked Buells and thought I'd have had one by now, but, kept ending up with Triumph's. Just like my Guzzi's of the past (and present) I love that thumpy, low end grunt.

Hope to ride with you soon.......though I won't be on a Buell:(

thats ok, actually a triumph speed triple was one of the bikes i was looking at getting. i just found the good deal on the buell first :P

4orkedbuell
Jun 3rd, 2010, 12:40 AM
Well i'm pretty new to the forums but mostly all the people i know including my group of friends all own buells! I have an 08 1125r(my first and only b1k3), its a story in itself of how it came to being mine, but i love it, lots of torque and power like the rest of um! dang dud3 awsome!:D I just went to the track with some friends from the cvr site, and my g-frriends bro was his 1st track day not on his buell! I met a guy there on his 08 1125r and it was also his 1st track day and i cant wait to take mine!:evilgrin0013: I do agree that a buell ride would be awsome!

maybe we can all make a track day out of it?

wheres your friends, get them in here!

buell rider
Jun 8th, 2010, 11:13 AM
I have an XB12R with carbon body work ( easier then going on a diet) the best place for parts is American Sport Bike.http://www.americansportbike.com/
they have most of what you need.
you should check it out.

tr1200
Jun 8th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Is that the same company started by a guy named Tad? His daughter's name was Melanie I believe, she dated my coworker Tyler Hare. He had a couple Buells (S1, X1) but Tad rode a ZRX1200. I rode Angeles Crest with him and he seemed a cool guy. I'll check out the site.
Tom

spymac
Jun 8th, 2010, 11:36 PM
maybe we can all make a track day out of it?



Funny you should mention it! As 1125r said I had my first track day at Buttonwillow over Memorial day weekend. I had an absolute blast and immediately started planning a Buell track day! It will be with 'the track club' (http://www.thetrackclub.com) on Monday, August 16'th. It seems like a long way away but it gives us all plenty of time to get time off from work, and save a little extra money for entry cost. So far we have 4 Buells confirmed going with 3 pending... I'm trying to get some of my friends from Monterrey and the bay area to recruit as well... We're trying to make this the biggest Buell track day in California!

We have trailer space for any Buells interested in going and we will have all things you will need... tools, chairs, popup tents, generator, food food and more food!

Anyone interested??:D:D:D

4orkedbuell
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:13 PM
Funny you should mention it! As 1125r said I had my first track day at Buttonwillow over Memorial day weekend. I had an absolute blast and immediately started planning a Buell track day! It will be with 'the track club' (http://www.thetrackclub.com) on Monday, August 16'th. It seems like a long way away but it gives us all plenty of time to get time off from work, and save a little extra money for entry cost. So far we have 4 Buells confirmed going with 3 pending... I'm trying to get some of my friends from Monterrey and the bay area to recruit as well... We're trying to make this the biggest Buell track day in California!

We have trailer space for any Buells interested in going and we will have all things you will need... tools, chairs, popup tents, generator, food food and more food!

Anyone interested??:D:D:D

ill post it up on the buell forum i hang out on!

im usually on www.badweatherbikers.com in the old school section, since my bike is well.... OLD lol but it still scoots pretty good for me.

i already got a full set of leathers so im up to speed on my gear, i just gotta finish getting the bike up to speed.

spymac
Jul 20th, 2010, 09:43 AM
Hey all! I'm bringing this thread back up to remind anyone interested that the Buell track day were doing is still going on Monday August 16'th. Also the tickets are buy one get one free this week only ending Friday. This is a super deal if there are 2 people who want to split the cost. Check out the link here...

http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103574786020&s=8956&e=001QWGY2SzMibGmRZDn9HWWfq8M9cScKc-EMSSlEHJtE2tc7fwT0yAdk0HWJxe_0Fwz3slcS4qUBDpd-kkoE2po4ifVfujLy5VE8GBz5wzqPfehx1zqfwsfGKAJrFBTVAsQjXY9tBOtZn428VayK3JpRQ==

I have 4 confirmed as of right now, 1 pending. 4orkedbuell you still interested? Have any friends that may go? I will have a buddy of mine post it up on buellxb now that we have everything ready to go and our tickets have been purchased... its happening for sure!

I am real excited about my first track day on my Buell!

4orkedbuell
Jul 26th, 2010, 05:39 PM
mines about 95% track ready, i need a brace for the rear of my muffler, i found an oldschool exhaust system, since they dont make any new for my bike, but it was missing the rear brace.

tires are new, need to clean up my front rotor, i have the standard rotor chatter, you prably know what im talking about, we have the same brakes. you might have the 8pot caliper tho, i have the 6... but im only 150lbs so its grabby enough for me lol. i need to check on my pads, i think they are getting low, they have about 10k on them now.

hmm... what else, i have all the gear including a 2 piece zip together leather suit...

im only worried about my rear brake setup, the factory bracket had to be cut down to fit the xb wheels, and it twists if i get on the brake too hard :/ need to make one from billet or have it reinforced temporarily.

cant think of anything else

spymac
Jul 27th, 2010, 10:46 PM
My buddy Dave who will be going has a bad case of the front brake chatter. Ive ridden his bike and its bad for me (210lbs) but for him hes about your weight and doesn't mind it much. I have the 6 piston ZTL caliper, would like to upgrade to the 8 piston and brembo out back someday. Sounds like your just about ready! I have a little maintenance to do but nothing major... I just got back from MotoGP this weekend and it got me all excited about track day, cant wait to get hooked!

VintageRider
Jul 28th, 2010, 10:29 PM
http://www.erikbuellracing.com/

4orkedbuell
Aug 25th, 2010, 07:06 PM
anyone want to upgrade to a huge oversized oil filter?

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/the4ork/Lightning%20rebuild/IMG_0198-1.jpg

mk2mike
Oct 20th, 2010, 10:10 PM
I'm picking up a hog on the 23rd of this month :popcorn:

Nuerburgringer
Oct 21st, 2010, 02:19 AM
I have owned three XB9 Buells since 2003; love the things. I sold my last one two months ago, a garage liquidation forced by closure of our business. I'll likely own another once finances firm up.

Incidentally, I have a Helibar kit for Firebolt models, possibly for sale. Its in exceptional condition. The Helibar is discontinued now. The advantage is, it moves the 'bars rearward, closer to the steering axis, so that "tiller" effect in the steering is eliminated. Firebolts steer notably better with this upgrade. Anyhoo, its here. Ping me privately if interested, or I'll save it for the next Buell...

Wile_E_Coyote
Oct 21st, 2010, 09:28 AM
Here's a non-messed up Buell. Conventional fork and brakes, chain drive.

mk2mike
Oct 23rd, 2010, 05:51 PM
Wanted to see what all the Fuss was about... so picked up this 03' XB-9s today. Gotta say... easiest bike to ride that i've owned. Kind of like it.

Nuerburgringer
Oct 23rd, 2010, 09:51 PM
Wanted to see what all the Fuss was about... so picked up this 03' XB-9s today. Gotta say... easiest bike to ride that i've owned. Kind of like it.

Easier with Drummer: http://www.kdfab.com/

mk2mike
Oct 23rd, 2010, 11:04 PM
It's got some funky "stage 1" exhaust weird crap he was talking about. I dont' know wtf he's talking I just liked it cuz it looked cool.

Any one have a data cable? I have ecmspy but don't have the cable right now and need to do a tps reset and run some codes.

Applepooh
Sep 15th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Bump!! Are there any Central Valley Buell guys n gals out there still? I have only seen about 3 Buells in the Turlock area :confused2:

tr1200
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:03 PM
I'm not a Buell rider, just a Buell owner. 09 1125 w/ under 200 miles. Need help putting back together. I work too much, have a little money but no time. Any bike mech. and/or Buell person want a side project?

Leslie
Sep 21st, 2011, 03:30 PM
Bump!! Are there any Central Valley Buell guys n gals out there still? I have only seen about 3 Buells in the Turlock area :confused2:

There is a Buell gal here. But unfortunately I went down a few months ago and haven't found the parts to fix it back up and I will probably end up buying the expensive parts from the dealer. But I cant wait to start riding again soon. I have a 07 XB12R SCG and I'm here in Lemoore along with my husband who started this whole thread (4orked). We'll be in riding shape soon!

SoulHamster
Aug 10th, 2012, 05:37 PM
Dunno who still reads this thread but I ride Buell's ugly step-child, an 01 Blast.

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UFO
Aug 10th, 2012, 08:30 PM
Almost a Buell..........

Nuerburgringer
Aug 10th, 2012, 08:34 PM
Almost a Buell..........

Give or take 160 pounds or so. Helluva motor, for sure.

Leslie
Aug 16th, 2012, 08:37 PM
I've got my Buell up and running again. It's been WAY too long but you guys will see me on the road again :)

CRASH972
Aug 17th, 2012, 06:01 PM
I've got my Buell up and running again. It's been WAY too long but you guys will see me on the road again :)

Good to hear your on 2 wheels again.

Leslie
Aug 18th, 2012, 12:21 PM
Good to hear your on 2 wheels again.

Thanks :)

Leslie
Aug 18th, 2012, 12:25 PM
Dunno who still reads this thread but I ride Buell's ugly step-child, an 01 Blast.

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I learned how to to ride on an 02 blast. I like the look of yours though, looks old school. We still have the 02 blast but it needs a new head gasket and a wheel. Glad to see someone else still rising one here.

ErickNdP
Aug 18th, 2012, 08:41 PM
Dunno who still reads this thread but I ride Buell's ugly step-child, an 01 Blast.

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I finally got to ride the thing :)
Had fun today Lee. Hopefully see you next weekend

SoulHamster
Aug 20th, 2012, 07:44 AM
What did'ja think? You were riding it cold, so it may've been a little boggy from the auto-choke.

ErickNdP
Aug 20th, 2012, 06:10 PM
What did'ja think? You were riding it cold, so it may've been a little boggy from the auto-choke.

It was fun. It took me a minute to get used to the reverse shifting but other than that it was great. A really easy bike to ride. And I was loving the noise :p

tr1200
Aug 20th, 2012, 11:14 PM
Anyone want to be another Buell rider? It no longer has 200 miles. But it has under 500 miles. 400 on the track, about 100 street. $3500
2009 1125CR

GREAT mechanical grip and GREAT brakes. Torquey motor. Gonna sell it and the FZ1 and get something more my age (BMW) for the street.

Partial trade on a R1200GS? Just puttin' out there:D

ErickNdP
Aug 20th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Anyone want to be another Buell rider? It no longer has 200 miles. But it has under 500 miles. 400 on the track, about 100 street. $3500
2009 1125CR

GREAT mechanical grip and GREAT brakes. Torquey motor. Gonna sell it and the FZ1 and get something more my age (BMW) for the street.

Partial trade on a R1200GS? Just puttin' out there:D

Pics?

GsxR1000Ryda
Aug 21st, 2012, 07:01 AM
I've got my Buell up and running again. It's been WAY too long but you guys will see me on the road again :)

very cool!

Chronic
Aug 21st, 2012, 09:35 AM
1200GS? Just puttin' out there:D

Ah Ha !! I knew it!! It was ineveitable, Tom......... after all- resistance is futile:evilgrin0013:

I will say, though...... the Buell Ulysses holds some attraction. Those that have 'em, love 'em

camcam1144
Aug 26th, 2012, 10:20 PM
hey guys im in love with buells and want to get one soon been riding my friends for a while and fell in love, problem is a lot of the good ones are out of town. looking to spend about 4500ish hopefully less. please hit me up with suggestions or else i will be forced to ride an asian made bike not a bad thing but would like to make eric buell proud haha let me know.

camcam1144
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:23 PM
i finally got the buell i want!!! firebolt xb9s :eclipsee_Victoria:

ErickNdP
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:49 PM
i finally got the buell i want!!! firebolt xb9s :eclipsee_Victoria:

Nice! Might wanna say so in your other thread.. :)

montibank
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:30 PM
i finally got the buell i want!!! firebolt xb9s :eclipsee_Victoria:

Pix please?

Nuerburgringer
Aug 30th, 2012, 05:44 AM
I had one of those, many moons ago...

mk2mike
Aug 30th, 2012, 04:55 PM
Nice! Used to own a xb9s (lightning btw), great bikes... when they run :P

tr1200
Sep 4th, 2012, 12:38 PM
Ah Ha !! I knew it!! It was ineveitable, Tom......... after all- resistance is futile:evilgrin0013:

I will say, though...... the Buell Ulysses holds some attraction. Those that have 'em, love 'em

Ulysses with the Rotax engine and you got something. I'm on the fence now though, and have time to decide (back injury = no riding for a bit): Super Tenere or 1200 gs.

swankster
Sep 4th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Almost a Buell..........

So when are we going for a ride?
Someone needs to ride that thing!!!

How are ya, Buddy?

Rich

SteveBFirebolt
Nov 13th, 2012, 08:12 PM
Hey everyone! I have had my buell xb12r for about 6 months now and I love it. Great in corners and a really even power band. Always looking for people to ride with, just let me know!

4orkedbuell
Jul 22nd, 2014, 09:35 PM
Hey everyone! I have had my buell xb12r for about 6 months now and I love it. Great in corners and a really even power band. Always looking for people to ride with, just let me know!

I'll go ride with ya. show you some old school buell grunt. Ive been wanting to see how my S1 compares to an XB

RetroBluetion
Jul 23rd, 2014, 06:50 AM
Wow this was started a long time ago.... why have i never seen it? lol I had my bike taken apart for a min. Jangles is back up and running.

4orkedbuell
Jul 23rd, 2014, 10:08 AM
Wow this was started a long time ago.... why have i never seen it? lol I had my bike taken apart for a min. Jangles is back up and running.

I thought you got rid of your Buell? You had/have a tuber right?

4orkedbuell
Jul 23rd, 2014, 10:11 AM
Yeah just checked out your profile, NICE S1!!!!!!!! Just like mine! cept your have the twin tail right? and lots of purple

RetroBluetion
Jul 23rd, 2014, 11:42 AM
Yeah just checked out your profile, NICE S1!!!!!!!! Just like mine! cept your have the twin tail right? and lots of purple

yes all the plastics are original, still purple but not as much. Just a sparkle here and there along with pinks and blues over a very JetBlack Black lol. The flames are gone.

4orkedbuell
Jul 23rd, 2014, 06:12 PM
mine is flakey and bubbly black. haha you know what i mean