|Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:54 pm: ||
...2001 M2L that is no longer a Low?
Long story short - bought it for my now-ex-wife to ride. She rode it twice. Things fell apart, I kept the bike because she never rode it. I'm 6'4" with a 34" inseam and did not want a low, so I converted it with X1 front end bits, a non-L rear shock and mount, and S1 front fender custom painted to match the factory volcano gray.
I got it done in '13 - new PR3's, fresh Syn3, full tune, check, adjust, cleaned/rebuilt/jetted/tuned the carb, installed a NOS race header with steel-wool-packed race muffler, installed the Buell race hamcan, put on Buell race bars with 1125CR mirrors (using an American Sport Bike LED flasher), changed the taillight and rear signals to LED lighting and a clear taillight lens...stole my S1W's tag to ride it to work a few times and it runs like a champ. Handles great, you'd never know it wasn't a factory USD fork bike.
I kept all the stock stuff, too - seat, exhaust, front end, rear shock setup, bars, and I think the signals but I'd have to dig and see if they were reappropriated at some point.
Bike runs awesome. No leaks, no drips, no wet spots, no smoke, no bad noises. Good brakes, proper tuning and jetting, proper assembly on everything.
Oh, and right around 4000 miles on the odometer.
My first Buell was a 99 Cyclone, so I do like the platform. But...I bought it for "her". I have more Buells than one person really needs. I've got the least emotional attachment to this one, so I'll probably miss it the least, but if I can't get a good price for it I'll keep it, tag it, and ride it once in a while.
But...I figured I'd see if anyone was looking for something like this first. I can dig it out and get photos and more detailed specs if anyone is interested...
Left side photo is after the first real shakedown run. Still had her LSL frame sliders on it at the time (kept those too, never been on the ground), fender was still out for paint, CR mirrors weren't on yet, and still had the OEM D208s on it (ugh!). But, it gives you an idea of what that side of the bike looks like.