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    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!

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    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-
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronic View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by tr1200 View Post
    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.
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    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

    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-
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    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! 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! I do agree that a buell ride would be awsome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1125r View Post
    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! 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! 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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tr1200 View Post
    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!

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    i finally got the buell i want!!! firebolt xb9s

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    Quote Originally Posted by camcam1144 View Post
    i finally got the buell i want!!! firebolt xb9s
    Nice! Might wanna say so in your other thread..

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    Quote Originally Posted by camcam1144 View Post
    i finally got the buell i want!!! firebolt xb9s
    Pix please?
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    I had one of those, many moons ago...

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    Nice! Used to own a xb9s (lightning btw), great bikes... when they run :P

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