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Old 05-02-2006, 08:54 PM   #21
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call around and look for shops that service buell's. from what i hear, these shops are getting fewer and further between. I know it's a hardly davidson, but even then, most HD shops don't work on them any more(so i've heard). Also, check for parts availibility for whatever you are gonna buy, for when something happens(b/c it will if you actually ride the bike). Just b/c Mancuso "went the extra mile" to let you see the bike, that does not mean they will go the extra mile once you sign those papers. Anyhow, I give you props for doing research, and hope to see you out on the streets this summer.
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Yes Mancuso is one of the last Buell dealers around. One of the few left in houston who works on them. I'm fairly good with bikes, so almost all maintenance will be by myself with parts bought online. I'm still in love with it though! I can't wait to meet some of you guys and ride around houston. Are there ever road trips to austin, san antonio, etc.?

Oh and i'll definitely be signing up for one of the courses, i know how dangerous street riding can be. Which one would you suggest? I heard from some friends they offer one at San Jac central, correct?
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Yes Mancuso is one of the last Buell dealers around. One of the few left in houston who works on them. I'm fairly good with bikes, so almost all maintenance will be by myself with parts bought online. I'm still in love with it though! I can't wait to meet some of you guys and ride around houston. Are there ever road trips to austin, san antonio, etc.?

Oh and i'll definitely be signing up for one of the courses, i know how dangerous street riding can be. Which one would you suggest? I heard from some friends they offer one at San Jac central, correct?
the one at central is pretty good but allways booked, if you want to get in it sign up a month advanced, if you dont care go to one a bit farther away
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did u get a free bag for test riding a buell?
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whats up zach, didnt think id see u on here, its me nicks friend, uve seen me around on the silver/red f4i
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:26 PM   #28
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I have a friend who bought a buell because at the time he could not find a reason not to also. Now he can't get rid of the bike and can't get it to run right consistantly, can't find a person or shop that can fix it without causing another leak or problem. has spent most of it's life in a harley dealer trying to get it to run without any success yet. has been for sale for almost a year no takers yet. but you can beat he is still making that payment. If any of that is what you are looking for, go for it.
Or get somthing more dependable and do a lot more riding.
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or at least fix it!!!
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I like the buells but why not try a sv650 and do a street fighter version of them? cheaper. better bike. more parts.
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be prepared to burn up in the summer sun. you won;t be enjoying it ill tell you that
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after the rider course, i don't understand how you won't be able to hold up a bike.. i mean my dirtbike was much taller and 232 lbs. this things lower to the ground and 385. Many say that this specific model is very flickable because it feels like it weighs nothing!
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after the rider course, i don't understand how you won't be able to hold up a bike.. i mean my dirtbike was much taller and 232 lbs. this things lower to the ground and 385. Many say that this specific model is very flickable because it feels like it weighs nothing!
i promis you it will fall over, they allways do.


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after the rider course, i don't understand how you won't be able to hold up a bike.. i mean my dirtbike was much taller and 232 lbs. this things lower to the ground and 385. Many say that this specific model is very flickable because it feels like it weighs nothing!
There is more to riding than just "holding it up". And sportbikes are nothing like dirtbikes, nuff said. The MSF is a great intro but won't replace experience in Houston traffic or a few trackdays. IMHO I would buy a SV650 or the new Ninja 650 over your choice. The SV is a proven performer, won't overwhelm a new rider, spare parts are plentiful, insurance is cheap, gets decent mileage (no one buys a bike for mileage), and it's a nice looking bike.
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I had a buell blast as my first bike. I liked it alot and it was good to learn on. My instructor at my msf course even said it was a great learning bike. They have a course at either mancuso or stubbs, or mabe both, that you take with the Buell Blast. Its not the fastest thing in the world but you dont want that to start on. All in all I think it was a great starter.
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O yea and I have rode/raced dirtbikes since I was 8, dirt and street are two different worlds. I mean how many times have you seen a guy on a streetbike comming into the turn with his foot out. The only thing the same between the two is that you are on two wheels. Thats about it. And crashing a dirtbike dosnt hurt near as bad.....trust me i know. So dont use dirtbike experience as a reason to say "o i can handle a 1000" because, not trying to be rude but, you cant.
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I had a buell blast as my first bike. I liked it alot and it was good to learn on. My instructor at my msf course even said it was a great learning bike. They have a course at either mancuso or stubbs, or mabe both, that you take with the Buell Blast. Its not the fastest thing in the world but you dont want that to start on. All in all I think it was a great starter.
what year ? how many miles you put on it?
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It was a 2000 I believe. Or maybe an '01. Dont remember but I put a little over 16K miles on it then sold it to my neighbor cause he needed somethin to save gas on goin to work.
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