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Jaimec
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 09:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice little walk down memory lane:

https://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/buell/chur ch-of-mo-1999-buell-motorcycles.html
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Court
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 03:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Love the article . . . I was there taking pictures and it was scorching . . . like 120F in the shade. . hot.

Note the Yellow X-1.

At the conclusion of the, roughly, week long event . . . the secret foreign press "peek" in St. George, UT . . . the folks ended up with an extra bike . . . They had 19 bikes that needed to go to Philly to the dealer meeting and Gary Cravillion had room for 18 in the tractor trailer.

Long . .well, not that long . . .story . . but I tossed my luggage in the trailer, grabbed the Yellow X1 and headed to Phily. I mean it was only 2.500 miles.

Some incredible stories . . . came from that blast . . . remind me to tell you the one of the Japanese Tourist on the rented HD that ran out of fuel and couldn't speak English . . . .

Great memories . . . no regrets.

P.S. - That was the event that we launched . . . by accident. . . the Onyx 1999 X1 off the cliff in Arches National Park. Yep . . .Harley guy who thought he was a sportrider and tried to keep up with Brian Catterson or somebody. I got in trouble when I found where they'd hidden the bike (empty nearby hanger) and sneaked in at night, pulled the tarp off and took photos.
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Ourdee
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 04:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)




The caption in the article for this photo,"While popular accessories, Buell does not currently offer these as part of their new P&A package"
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86129squids
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 05:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"While popular accessories, Buell does not currently offer these as part of their new P&A package"

Hmmm... don't you mean T&A package?
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Dave
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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Ourdee
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 07:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I didn't write it. I copied and pasted.
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Crusty
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 07:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The article was written 20 years ago. I wonder how those accessories have held up over the past two decades?
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Jaimec
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 06:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It was in 1999 that Buell FINALLY tucked that header pipe INSIDE the frame and I started looking at them seriously. I REALLY liked that M2 Cyclone in red, but I waited until 2000 to get mine and the closest I could get to red was that "Molten Orange."

I had a real Love/Hate relationship with that bike. When it was working it was the most awesome, fun and versatile machine I'd ever had since my 1985 K100 was stolen five years earlier. Unfortunately, it spent nearly as much time in the shop as it did on the road.
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 02:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I too wonder how those accessories have held up.
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Ducxl
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 06:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


I was at Precision HD to buy a new 1998 S1W but asked about the new bike.I bought the X1 instead.Here it is today
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Dave
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 07:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That's a great looking X1.
DAve
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Rick_a
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 06:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I remember the "Bikini Shootout" with the S1W.
https://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/1997-open-bi kini-shootout-15484.html
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Fb1
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 06:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I remember the "Bikini Shootout" with the S1W.
https://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/1997-open-bi kini-shootout-15484.html


^ Which played a key role in the creation of BadWeB:

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/cgibin/discus/show .cgi?tpc=300&post=84250#POST84250
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Blake
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 07:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The great ol' days.

Much has happened these past 21 years.

I continue still, ten years on to look in shock at the absolutely horrible decisions and policies of H-D relative to Buell.

I think of what could have been, what I know would have been. It's a tough thing to let go.
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Jaimec
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 09:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Blake, that's what happens when a publicly-traded motorcycle company hires a non-rider to run their company... Wandell was an IDIOT who should've NEVER been handed the reins to the company.
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Court
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wendell was more than an idiot.

I had a personal problem with his manners and character.

But ..... thatís just me.
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Crusty
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah; but he signed Brankin's shirt!
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Garryb
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 05:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ducxl,
I have the same yellow X1, but my RS is black.
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Blake
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 06:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It is what it is. <sigh>

Nice to see Erik engaged in some seriously competitive innovation again.

Hey GarryB! Nice to see you pop up here.
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Garryb
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 07:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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86129squids
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"Yeah; but he signed Brankin's shirt!"

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Zac4mac
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 11:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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