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Old 05-02-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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Hey everybody, my names Zach Bazzy, i'm 20, and i live in the Clear Lake area. I've been looking for a bike to ride during the summer time to save money on the soon to be sky high gas prices, as well as enjoy our weather first hand. Anyways, i was originally looking at a GSXR600, but after reading numerous forums and sitting on one in the showroom I have decided an R type bike isn't right for me just yet. I'm leaning towards a Buell right now, and i know alot of people don't like them, but for what reasons? What are all of your opinions on the new 2006 Buell Lightning xb900sx? Before you judge too harshly, check out their site and what all this little "street fighter" has to offer http://buell.com/en_us/bikes_gear/li...b9sx/index.asp

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P.S. this thing is some what quick, light, and doesn't have many parts to break in case you dump it over. Also, they hold their resale value extremely well, AND they get 50/65 mpg

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Old 05-02-2006, 08:01 PM   #2
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dont get a buell enough said
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i had one, when it wasnt burning oil falling out of gear and shorting out... it was kinda disapointing
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:04 PM   #4
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Well i've been reading about them, all the problems with the v-twin engine were fixed by 2002, which is why they sell for cheap and the new ones are hard to get right now.
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i like ths looks.
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Well i've been reading about them, all the problems with the v-twin engine were fixed by 2002, which is why they sell for cheap and the new ones are hard to get right now.
i would just pick up a old cheap bike somthing reliable and not made in the us
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i would just pick up a old cheap bike somthing reliable and not made in the us
how many times has your bike broken down now??
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how many times has your bike broken down now??
2 times, one because the shop that fixed it put defeactive parts, the first because it was just ready to be serviced didnt brake down needed work and i started doing it myself and dotn know what i am doing lol :icon_bigg
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I sat on one at a dealership today, i could literally grab the lights on the front and back at the same time. It weighs 400 lbs! Not to mention the exhaust on the under side. I'm in love with it right now, can't find a reason to buy otherwhise. Oh, Mancuso Harley went the extra mile. The sales lady drove me in houston traffic at 4:30 all the way to 290 from 610/45 where their larger warehouse is to show me the bike.
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I'm not crazy about the Buell's, but I don't even have any personal experience with them so take that for what it's worth. I think I am just biased towards Japanese bikes if you want a sportbike. I'm not sure what class the Buell even falls into. But, if you like it, and are willing to spend the money, more power to ya.

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eh they look cool but i knew a guy who had the same probs i did on his fire bolt and then he test drove a new buell last year and had the same tranny prob, just slisp out easy, but ride what you like
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:18 PM   #13
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I think the fire bolt is considered a sport bike, at least for insurance purposes (higher rates ) The lightning... if anything.. a sport.. cruiser? No idea. My dad's an insurance agent, i'll ask him what it's considered when he gets home. Thanks for the input guys. I'll test drive one after i take the msc towards the first of june
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Bazzy is this your first bike man? You know that Buell is a 900cc?? If you're really concerned about fuel prices, you would buy a 250cc bike... and you would buy it used.
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Well i think that it only revs to 7500 rpms. As far as gas, it gets 50 city and 65 highway. At first i was concerned with it being a 900, but it's a 2 cylinder and produces 92hp. Isn't the r6 a 4 cylinder which produces 112hp..

Oh, i don't think i'll dump it, ever. After the training course I'll be comfortable. I've been riding bikes for a while so i know how to counter-balance and what not. Just want to make sure my mind is still ready to street ride

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Well i think that it only revs to 7500 rpms. As far as gas, it gets 50 city and 65 highway. At first i was concerned with it being a 900, but it's a 2 cylinder and produces 92hp. Isn't the r6 a 4 cylinder which produces 112hp..
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The difference is that it's a big twin and produces a lot of torque at low RPM's. 92hp is still a -load of HP. :icon_smil
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go to mancuso and rent one for the weekend. Think they have several buells altho not sure whcih ones. their website mentions all the bikes they rent.
Most of you ladies can't rent one tho as u need a motorcycle LICENSE
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go to mancuso and rent one for the weekend. Think they have several buells altho not sure whcih ones. their website mentions all the bikes they rent.
Most of you ladies can't rent one tho as u need a motorcycle LICENSE
Yea i'm in school, dad won't allow me to get a job till it's summer time. Therefore i can't get the bike, license, or take the course until then as well. May will be the slowest month of them all!
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