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Old 03-22-2007, 03:40 PM   #21
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:11 PM   #22
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I had a 2000 Buell Cyclone. I had a love hate relationship with that bike. Loved it on the twisties of N.E Iowa, handled nicely, lots of low end grunt. I Loved the V twin sound!!
Now on the down side, a couple of maintence problems,, carb was giving it too much fuell, $100, Aftermarket pipe front bracket broke, Free fix.. Front Head gasket leak, 70$, Cold Iowa days a pain in the to get started. stop and go traffic the engine would get super hot.. I was running 50W in the summers.. I felt I was abusing it a little too much on my rides but loved the V-Twin so I bought a Naked SV 1000.. Much better quality, still have the torque, great sound, better top end, and best of all. I haven't had to work on it.. I love my SV..
I think buell quailty is getting better the XB series is hands down better quality, but still lack Japanese, Euro quality.. I wouldn't own a sporty air/oil cooled bike, Especially in HOUSTON!! I would rent one for a couple of days and try it out. See what you think, I still have some buell stuff, a couple of Mags signed by E. Buell and some other stuff Good luck
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:38 AM   #23
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(I know somebody can pull out a dyno sheet and show that the 1200cc Buell has alot more torque than his new R6, but what's the use if the party stops at like 4400 RPM)

My party does not stop at 4400 RPM, more like 7000. Rear wheel, 96 hp, 89 torque. (65 ft pounds at 2500 rpm)

My Buell holds its own at MSR just fine...
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:34 AM   #24
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I've ridden several Buells in the last couple of years. I think at MSR they would be a blast, at TWS (Texas World Speedway) they would prolly suffer on the straights.
I think they a sweet bikes for certain uses but IMHO they run out of revs too soon. If they had a motor more like an RC51 or Aprilia, there would be a Buell in my garage.
The maintainance nightmares people have mentioned are usually stories from a few years ago when they got a bad reputation. They have worked hard to improve and now have one of the best warranties out there. I wouldn't hesitate for that reason.
Go test ride one and make up your own mind. When you ask the opinion of an internet forum you will get a lot of mixed responses and that is no way to choose a bike.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:55 AM   #25
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I was planning to get one so I research them.

The new EVO engines seem to be very reliable compared to the old HD engines from 5 years ago and craftsmanship quality looks very good and they also have a 2 year warranty. They use a belt, that means no chain maintenance (oil/adjustment) I only ride in the City, so for me they will be perfect.

Check this article about the latest Buell:

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Old 09-05-2007, 09:26 AM   #26
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I was planning to get one so I research them.

The new EVO engines seem to be very reliable compared to the old HD engines from 5 years ago and craftsmanship quality looks very good and they also have a 2 year warranty. They use a belt, that means no chain maintenance (oil/adjustment) I only ride in the City, so for me they will be perfect.

Check this article about the latest Buell:

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...25r-64100.html


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http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...olt-14021.html

^^^^ hey man, when did you get back. I only look at MH once or twice a day so i missed seeing your return
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:55 PM   #27
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^^^^ hey man, when did you get back. I only look at MH once or twice a day so i missed seeing your return
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That new Buell with the rotax engine looks sweet though.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:22 PM   #29
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That new Buell with the rotax engine looks sweet though.
The sound is like nothing else too
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