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Old 01-28-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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Opinion on Buell Bikes

i'm looking to get on a motorcycle.

considering a 06/07 R6 for first choice or same year gsxr 600.


just recently began entertaining the idea of a buell.

what are u guys opi nion on them?

reliability? maintainance cost? ride quality? etc

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Old 01-28-2010, 09:53 PM   #2
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I love mine. There are a lot of good deals to be had. There is this one for sale here on MH that is cheaper than you will find at a dealer with TTL and fees. >>> http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ghlight=1125cr

I know the seller and he is a great guy and takes meticulously good care of his bikes.
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are they as easy to customize as the import bikes?

for one, i know i will lower whatever bike i buy aggressively.

and i'm a modification guy(u can tell from what i've done to cars i've owned)

so i'll be changing a lot on the bike.

is there a big aftermarket for them like the import bikes?
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Obviously not as big as the bikes, but there are parts to be had.

I wouldn't lower any bike, ever, but to each his own.
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Obviously not as big as the bikes, but there are parts to be had.

I wouldn't lower any bike, ever, but to each his own.
why wont you lower a bike? please share so i can learn

i'm new cos i dont even own a bike yet.

i personally would never own a car thats not lowered be it a smart car or a ford excursion.

i know its apples to oranges but can you shed some light on advantages and disadvantages of lowering?

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Lowering the bike = geometric mess
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Lowering the bike = geometric mess
i wish i knew what that meant bikewise
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I would definitely recommend going the route of a buell with the prices to be had right now. If you do decide to make the jump I would suggest the 1125r or 1125cr, because they are the only liquid cooled bikes in the line up of buells and personally the CR is the only good looking buell. There are several aftermarket parts but as the others have said I would not suggest lowering the buell but I would suggest buying one. 7k is a fair price for one with barely used since they were originally 12k.
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basically if you lower a bike it doesnt handle as well. not in all instances but thats my opinion
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bought mine brand new for 6800 out the door. bike ran like until i had the dealer put the latest flash on it. now it runs decent although there's still a stumble below 4000 rpm. handles great. not much else to say about them.
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I love mine, the aftermarket is getting stronger on them and the CR's look very unique.

As lowering a bike, that usually messes with the suspension geometry, and that in turn affects handling, not a good thing on a motorcycle.

All in all, I recommend the Buells, I had kawasakis, hondas and suzukis and this is definitely the funnest bike to ride.
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bought mine brand new for 6800 out the door. bike ran like until i had the dealer put the latest flash on it. now it runs decent although there's still a stumble below 4000 rpm. handles great. not much else to say about them.
Mine had the stumble as well, I synched the throttle bodies and it's gone, if you want I can give you a hand with yours.
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First bike? No experience?

get an older 600 like a honda f3, triumph tt600, FZ6, SV650, Ninja 250(you said you were short), or something of the like if your are dead set on a sport bike. Otherwise a Honda shadow, or suzuki boulevard C50....and such.

No need for something that powerful as you first bike.

BTW lowering the bike affects it's handling in a negative way as it removes clearance and changes riding characteristics. If done in small strides it can be ok as long as the rest of the suspension settings are tune accordingly.

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bought mine brand new for 6800 out the door. bike ran like until i had the dealer put the latest flash on it. now it runs decent although there's still a stumble below 4000 rpm. handles great. not much else to say about them.
what model did you buy?

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get an older 600 like a honda f3, triumph tt600, FZ6, SV650, Ninja 250(you said you were short), or something of the like if your are dead set on a sport bike. Otherwise a Honda shadow, or suzuki boulevard C50....and such.

No need for something that powerful as you first bike.

BTW lowering the bike affects it's handling in a negative way as it removes clearance and changes riding characteristics. If done in small strides it can be ok as long as the rest of the suspension settings are tune accordingly.

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nah, i did not say i was short, i'm 5'10", i just like vehicles low mostly for looks.

i have gotten that advice from a lot of people but knowing myself, buying anything older or smaller would be a bad move for me and an easy way to throw out unnecessary money cos i'll be back shopping in a month. trust me, i'm loking for a recent 600 not because i wont want a hayabusa in 3 months, only because i am a newbie. but if i go with a buell, it would definitely be one of the 1125s cos i am big on the look also and i really dont dig the styling on most buells.

if i do stay away from sportsbikes, it'll be a M109 boulevarde.

so verdict is the buells are generally OK?


now how about compared to the import bikes?
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Well I don't know a lot about the situation with Buell, but it doesn't seem like a great idea to buy into a company that's gone under if you're not an enthusiast, maybe someone else will chime in on this.
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Well I don't know a lot about the situation with Buell, but it doesn't seem like a great idea to buy into a company that's gone under if you're not an enthusiast, maybe someone else will chime in on this.
Harley is supporting Buells for 7 years and parts for 5..
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so verdict is the buells are generally OK?
Theyíre ok for the current price point; theyíre not ok for the original 12,000. After buying one, itís pretty obvious why Buell failed. The HD dealers do not care about the brand at all. Picked mine up and rode it home 150 miles to find out it was two updates behind on the ecm flash, the tires only had 20+ psi in them, coolant was non existent in the overflow tank and they had overfilled the crankcase. It takes three quarts but a gallon came out at the first oil change. Some other faults I find are: the slight stumble at low rpms; at high rpms approaching redline, the vibration is so bad that it shakes my right foot of the peg; tach needle will also shake badly approaching redline; the mirrors arenít adjustable (it doesnít matter because the vibrations render it useless anyway). The bike is very comfortable; Iíve ridden it for 5 hours straight and felt no back pain. Overall, I like the bike for the price I paid and will probably keep it for a while.
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Just get a GSXR, sounds like what you're looking for.
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Just get a GSXR, sounds like what you're looking for.

oh, u mean motorcycle safety course?

i took it in maryland when i was in the army which is 2 years old, but oi intend to take more advanced courses as i gain more experience.

i maay or may not take the basic course again depending on how confident i feel after i get a bike.


i guess now i'm back to searching for a killer deal on 06/07 R6 or gixxer600

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