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Jon
Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

We were enjoying ourselves at last months ASBN meeting, when in rolls Keith on the S2 I sold to him two or three years ago. It sounded great. I told my wife, "Man that S2 is the best sounding bike in the parking lot". I walked over to admire the bike. Handsome. Keith asks me if I would be interested in re-acquiring it, to which I said, "heck yes". Just meant to be, I guess. I'm glad about it. Here she is in Death Valley.




Jon's Blue S2
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Buellish
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 06:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is one fine looking S2T and makes me want another one.The bike in my profile is a "T" without the bags.

(Message edited by buellish on October 20, 2020)
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Hughlysses
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Gorgeous bike. Itís easy to see why many people say S2ís are the best looking Buells ever made.
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Jon
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Actually, it's a 95, so it's not really a true T. The bags and lowers were added later.
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Jon
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for the compliments, BTW!
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Two_seasons
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice!

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Buellish
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 03:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I had 4,a 1995 Yellow Jacket Pearl with bags added,a 1995 Ice White Pearl,a 1996 Parkway Blue S2T,the one that got the whole Buell madness started for me,and a 1996 Quicksilver Metallic S2T City of Duluth,GA police bike,one of 3.
This is the Ice White Pearl bike.



And the Quicksilver Metallic.


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86129squids
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 05:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



Me want. I've always loved the S2/S3T's. Maybe someday. Pretty content with the PC800 lately, just not content with how much (little) saddle time so far!!
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Jon
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 05:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Buellish,

I love the black frame on the 96. I am really looking forward to riding this more.
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Buellish
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 05:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Jon,it wasn't black,it's more a blue/gray color.It's long been one of my favorites as well.The wheels,tail section and front fender of my V11 Sport Moto Guzzi are a similar color.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 07:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

This is a family oriented forum, so this pornography will not be tolerated.
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Buellish
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 08:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You think that's pornography,how about this?



Or this.





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Fireboltwillie
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 07:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

ohhh... tuber lust....
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Glitch
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 07:29 am:   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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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 09:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

well... if we are posting tuber porn..,









If I'm being truthful... the Uly was the must fun bike I have ever owned.
Wouldn't mind getting another one.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 09:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

...I still may have to buy my buddy's 4k mile one-owner S2T...
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Buellish
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"...I still may have to buy my buddy's 4k mile one-owner S2T...

Damn,that's exactly what you want,low milage,owned by a friend,well maintained.

I thought I had sworn off Buells,9 was enough,time to do somthing else.Bought an R1150R Rockster and then an air cooled DS1000 Multistrada.But I couldn't stop thinking about Buells,I started looking for a Blue Streak M2,couldn't find one,started thinking about Uly's again and bought one.My problem is I can only afford one new bike at a time.If I want a new bike,I have to sell a bike.I'd like to have the Uly,a nice M2 and another S2/S2T.
Motorcycle lust,not enough money or space.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Damn,that's exactly what you want,low milage,owned by a friend,well maintained.and, maintained by...yours truly.

I just haven't been able to rationalize the purchase yet, given how my riding time has declined the last couple years...and how many bikes I already have, in need of repair (cracked header on the S1W) or total restoration (98 Defender project).
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Buellish
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You and Brankin and your Defender projects.

I did crash repair on a Honda for a friend recently,he just called and wants adjustable levers and hand guards on the same bike and want's to give me
a DL650 Suzuki for doing the work,of course it needs some work and a new front tire.Could become seed money for another tuber.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey...yeah...Brankin...maybe I could borrow the header off his S1W that's in my garage, to put on my bike! He isn't going to ride his anyway...I wonder if he'd noti...er...whoops.

He'll never read this, right?

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1313
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 01:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Right...
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Buellish
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 02:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That Brankin spends all his time working,he'll never see this.....
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Oldog
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That Brankin spends all his time working,he'll never see this.....

Naah, He was at my house over the week end for CR valve check / adjust.

Joe If I had a truck, any more. Brankin and I would be making a road trip soon..




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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's not in the way, don't sweat it. It's kinda neat having it in the garage ; )

I AM fighting the urge to borrow the header though - it has a reinforcing tab on it that I want to have put on mine, when I get it fixed...I'll have to convince the machine shop to duplicate it from a photo.
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Oldog
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 05:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

AM fighting the urge to borrow the header though - it has a reinforcing tab on it that I want to have put on mine, when I get it fixed...I'll have to convince the machine shop to duplicate it from a photo.
Tab I'm visualizing a small flat plate with a hole in it or a small bent part?
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 05:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The primary tubes both meet (about a half-inch apart) before they wrap around the front of the engine. They go across the front of the engine separate, and meet at the collector at the bottom front corner of the engine. This tab is a brace/spacer/reinforcement, between the two primaries, right about where they turn the corner from the side to the front of the engine. It's a brace, to help fight the "tuning fork" vibration of those long, curvy primaries and keep the collector from cracking (like mine did).

It looks like they made it from another header - like a sliver of collector. It has a slight curve to it, like the 2.5" part would, and it was simply cut down to fit the space between primaries, and welded in place to both pipes. It might be 3/4"x3/4"...but the theory makes perfect sense and I bet it works like a charm!

To me, it looks like the "we need to do something" solution to a cracked collector, that evolved into the larger, more elegant production strap/tab that found its way onto later headers...
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1313
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 06:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Kinda like this:

S1W braced race header


Now that I think of it, over the years I've seen many - somewhat similar - attempts to tie the 2 header tubes together. Sometimes further upstream, sometimes further downstream.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Huh.

EXACTLY like that. Same freckle on the front primary tube and everything! How'd you get a pic of the bike that's in MY garage?? Is that what the "bump" was I heard up there while I was getting stuff out of my Daytona downstairs??

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Pwnzor
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 07:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Spotted at American Sport Bike Customer Appreciation BBQ, circa 2004



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Buellish
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 08:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I had a friend that had a turbo on an S1W back in the early 2000's,that thing was a handful!

Ice White Pearl is fine until you have to clean it.Mine had white Marchesini wheels and you couldn't keep the brake dust off them.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 08:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My old S2 (red snap with white frame and wheels) was pretty easy to clean - spray a cool wheel (not hot) with Greased Lightning cleaner and let it sit. NOT in the sun. After about 5 min, wipe with a rag and hose off. Done. You can also use Simple Green - I routinely clean my bikes with 50/50 Simple Green and water mix. Same with my '92 Dodge Daytona - all white with white wheels. I drive that car three times and I have to clean the wheels!





Ice White is pretty easy to clean as well - my S1W stays clean, easy to wipe down, doesn't hold a lot of dirt. Same white frame and wheels as the S2, same cleaning process - cool bike, in the shade; spritz with cleaner; 5 min later wipe and rinse.

I do have plenty of spare turbochargers around....hmmm.....maybe I could toss one of my Mitsubishi TE04H units on the Defender when I put it back together...hehe...they're small enough to spool up decently off of only 1.2L displacement (I have some Garretts but they want more displacement - 2.5-3.0L - in order to spool up in a reasonable timeframe).
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Fireboltwillie
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

oh my! i had a 90 Daytona ES in white... it would gradually go from brite white to light grey over a week or so.... cleaning was a pita for me.... ever have issues with the pop up headlights? after a few years they would get stuck on mine.... but the V6 with a manual tranny was a fun car to drive...
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep, I love mine. Bought it brand new in 9/1991, C/S factory Competition Package (1 of 150 total; one of 26 in my color combo), 2.5 high-torque turbocharged 4 cylinder, close-ratio Getrag 5 speed, huge 4 wheel discs, 16" directional wheels, Shelby suspension, quick ratio steering rack, and I added Mopar Performance lowering springs back in the day as well as a 2.5" exhaust system.

Headlights have always been good to me, but it's a garage-kept one-owner car with 74k on the odometer so I guess I'm cheating a little, LOL. I do have E-code H4 conversion lamps in it, currently with LEDs but thinking about changing to HID bulbs just to get more light downrange out here in deer country. It is a ton of fun to drive - I've got the boost set for 14 psi right now - still fun, but not psycho-blow-headgaskets-fun like I used to. It still has the original motor, head, and turbo, but I think I've put four or five headgaskets on it due to running high boost back in the day. I used to run it daily at 25psi, which would lift the head just enough to pop the gasket without damaging any hard parts...but now that parts are getting more rare; vendors are getting harder to find; and I just have less desire to do a Thursday-evening-headgasket-swap anymore, I'm just taking it easy(easier), while still feeding it enough boost to have some fun (stock boost is 7psi).
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Buellish
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My main issue with white is the frequency of cleaning.I sold the Ice White Pearl bike years ago but have had another white bike with white wheels,an R1150R Rockster in matte white.I could clean the wheels on it and they would be dirty again 20 miles later.


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