|Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:27 pm: ||
Somebody else riding a Buell. In Jackson Mississippi. I am not making this up.
Yes, I know it probably sounds like a non-event to you but for the longest time I've felt like the Lone Ranger minus a Tonto.
Anyway, I'm suiting up outside the pub this evening when I hear this sound that's strange yet oddly compelling. I turn to look and I'll be damned if someone doesn't ride by on a black XB9S.
To say I got a tiny bit misty eyed at the sight would be an understatement. If I'm lying, I'm dying. For a minute there, I thought was gonna BUST! It was PRIDE if nothing else. Keep in mind that I've never even HEARD an XB9 or 12 from a distance. Not even mine.
This leads me to an epiphany of sorts; Remember those posts where I said "Stealth Is King"? Sod 'em. Bugger them bloody. I've only just now discovered that my bike sounds EXACTLY like a Singer 144W industrial sewing machine at full chat. I should know, there are three of the bastard things in my tarp shop. As soon as possible, I am ordering a performance muffler of some sort. Feel free to fill my head with bright ideas, please.
Cheers to the new Buell owner!
|Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:33 pm: ||
seriously, the factory racekit is plenty load & deep & powerful enough .. sets off all the car alarms when u whack the throttle open!!
plus the whole kit is cheap enough
|Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 11:01 pm: ||
the DRUMMER is all you need, my friend. the thump will keep the smiles for miles.
i too feel like a little kid when i see Buells on the road around here. in my helmet i'm all 'hey, we get it!' waving all frantic like. hahaaa.
|Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 09:01 am: ||
Go to the DRUMMER site on the sponsors page. Call Kevin and see if his customer service doesn't find you fitting a DRUMMER ASAP. That's it no BS. NUTS
|Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 05:40 pm: ||
Ned i ride the only XB within a hundred miles, know what ya mean.... also really enjoy the drummer can, i carved the chin fairing mount tabs off, repainted it. chin fairing and associated crap was 3 and a half pounds. hung it on the wall. enjoy the (lonely) ride. dean
|Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 09:02 pm: ||
Ned,I know how you feel.I bought my xb9s this past Feb. I live in Greensboro, NC and have seen only one other xb9s sporting around town. He must live near my workplace.Both times that I saw him, I was in my pickup. The yellow bike is real easy to spot.If I had happened to be on my bike, I could have turned around and caught up with him.As far as the sound of the stock muffler, it is pretty wimpy.I have heard my bike being ridden from another rider only one time,by U4euh.I am going to wait and see how the Drummer S/S pans out before I make any choice for a pipe purchase.Mike S
|Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 07:10 am: ||
Twig, we need to get together and ride. My 9R now has the Special Ops pipe. It really sounds great, but it is loud.