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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2019 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Considered it last year and tried to get good money for it, but Buell owners and wannabe owners are CSOB's and we seem destined to flat values...

The difference this year is that I am looking at cheaper bikes, so I really just want to know what you guys think it can really go for.

1999 Buell S3 Triple Black
About 28k, same owner since 2005

Front End:
SKF wheel bearings
SKF steering head bearings
Racetech Gold Valve Emulator
Racetech progressive springs
New sliders and seals
Updated factory rotor
EBC sintered HH pads
PAZZO shorty brake and clutch levers
Motion Pro braided sheath clutch and throttle cables
Buell traction handgrips

Engine:
NRHS 1250 kit with polished fins
Heads are not ported, but the combustion chambers and port castings were cleaned up, fins polished
Andrews N6 cams, new lifters
Late model rotating pin upgrade
Drag specialties timing sensor
Squish band set
Hammer billet pushrod tube bases with viton seals
FI injector o-rings replaced with Viton o-rings
About 4k on the above mods
Oil pump gear upgrade
Primary shoe upgrade
Aluminum catch can
ARP polished SS cover bolts on both the primary cover and gear cover
ARP grade 8 polished SS exhaust studs and nuts
Polished rocker covers, exhaust, boomerang, pulley support
Real Buell CF ham can and K&N filter
Lightweight CF Borla exhaust
Race ECM
ECMspy USB dongle
Bluetooth ECMspy dongle
Always M1 V-twin or Amsoil V-twin oil

Electronics:
Relay in starter circuit to take load off of ignition switch
HID headlight
Rizoma LED turn signals (expensive and awesome)
LED tail light bulbs

Chassis/rear suspension:
Penske rear shock
Polished swingarm
SKF swingarm bearings
Cut and polished rear pulley
ARP grade 8 polished SS pulley bolts
New Continental Road Attack tires last July (180 Ė 120)
Polished factory option PM wheels
SKF wheel bearings
XB drive belt
Genuine Buell CF hugger
Corbin seat with passenger backrest
Original and second factory seat
Rizoma billet rear brake reservoir
EBC HH sintered pads
Billet gas tank/cap mechanism
Rear isolators have been replaced
Custom fitted bike cover





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Steveford
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2019 - 07:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Beautiful bike.
I dunno, probably $2750-3500.

That might sound like ridiculous lowballing but the problem is there are so many nice used bikes out there for not a whole lot of money.
The last two bikes I recently purchased had been up for sale for an entire year by the owners. I was the only serious inquiry and they were hardly piles of junk although one was well on its way.
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Thursday, February 07, 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)

ok thanks, I could live with $3500



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Falloutnl
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 05:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

cheap sons of bitches?

Nice 914 by the way.

The S3 too. Good luck selling it! I too do not really understand the lack of appreciation for Buell in the States, but yeah, selling one can be though. Maybe all the enthusiasts own one or multiple already.
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

cheap sons of bitches?

Nice 914 by the way.

The S3 too. Good luck selling it! I too do not really understand the lack of appreciation for Buell in the States, but yeah, selling one can be though. Maybe all the enthusiasts own one or multiple already.


Yup cheap son of a bitches lol.

The 914 crowd is that way too (including me I guess), but that is changing, I thought it would at some point with Buells too, but no such luck.

I really love this bike, but am ready to move on, seriously considering a Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe.

If anybody reading this is interested in the S3, don't be afraid to make an offer.

Scott
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Steveford
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 08:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If I wasn't flat broke due to buying a few too many Triumphs I'd be contacting you.
New owner should be very happy with what you've got there.
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 08:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sold!
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Ebutch
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:58 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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Steveford
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 - 06:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That was quick, enjoy your new bike - Spring is coming!
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 - 07:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks Steve
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Ducxl
Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It was great fun riding alongside that S3. As you know I am in the same boat. I don't know where to advertise but am thinking Craigslist
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 07:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Tubeframe Owners Group on Facebook is very active. Saw Scottís for sale on there and I sold my S3 via Facebook.
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Greg, these bikes deserve somebody who wants and understands Buell - not likely on Craigslist, plus all the idiots...

Try the FaceBook groups. I came down a bit for a quick sale, but it has otherwise been easy.
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Airbozo
Posted on Monday, February 25, 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)

Hey! I bought my S3T on craigslist, got a good deal AND I want and understand Buells.

Not everyone looking at craigslist is looking for a free washer...
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Took her for a last short ride yesterday, new owner picker her up this morning

They should both be back in PA now

I am bikeless for the first time since 2003 and Buelless for the first time since 2005



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Falloutnl
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 08:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I am bikeless for the first time since 2003 and Buelless for the first time since 2005

So, do you feel better or worse?
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 09:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good question

It was sad watching her pull away in the back of a truck, but also a relief

The new owner is happy with his purchase which also makes me proud and happy

New bike shopping hasn't been as fun as I thought it would be because of all the BS they try to pull

At the end of it all I think I did the right thing at the right time for the right reasons

I know I will be happy once the weather improves and I'm tooling around on a new bike, but I will always have a nostalgic feeling when I see a Buell
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Dave
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That's a super nice S3.

DAve
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2019 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks DAve,

FYI everyone I bought a new leftover 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe'


My first new bike since my 74 Kawi 90!

No pictures yet, they didn't have the bike there

Not sure yet when I'll get it home, we still have winter going on here in NH
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Steveford
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2019 - 05:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That's what a buddy at work bought, it's a really nice bike and appears to be really well made.
Surprisingly small and light, especially compared to the old Z1.

Maybe buy an old Buell sometime down the road to bomb around on every once in a while. The first bump will remind you that time marches on!
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2019 - 07:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Actually with the good valve emulator and resprung front end along with the Penske shock out back the old S3 road was better than you think if you have not ridden a Buell so equipped.

Yeah , who knows, an M2 down the road would be nice.....
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2019 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What I am looking forward to is two finger clutch and brake and not having a screaming hot jug between my legs in the summer!
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 02:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ended up with a 2019 for the same price






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Dave
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 02:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice
DAve
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Jolly
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 04:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow NICE!!!

Iíve been out of the Japanese market for a while, wasnít aware of those!!

Looks really nice!
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks a lot guys

You can find lots of great reviews of the z900RS and z900RS Cafe' on YouTube
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Steveford
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 08:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep, that's what my buddy bought, too.
He said it's the only bike he owns where he's not going to change anything on it.
It just looks really well made and they put a lot of thought into it.

I was offered a test ride but it only had 30 miles on it and rush hour city traffic so maybe later.

Have fun with it!
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