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Court
Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 02:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Hi Jeremy:

Thanks, first of all, for your service to our country.

Secondly, your account of your experience with NRHS is quite at odds with hundreds of folks who know and admire the level of workmanship they do.

Frankly . . . . you'd be better off trying to build a moral degradation case against the Pope.

Court
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M2statz
Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 03:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

+1 on what Court said!! I have limited experience with Dan but everything want off with out a hitch. I needed my parts by a certain day for a long awaited ride and he made sure that the parts were there. He even called to make sure that I had received them. Sounds contrary to what you are trying to sell.
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Beefyuk
Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 03:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Greetings from the UK!

Just got myself low mileage 07 mdl Black XB12X and looking forward to enjoy having that silly grin back on face whenever been out riding!

Am sure will be posting more on here but just wanted make first posting. Previously owned variety of bikes from Triumph Tigers to Suzuki M109R...

But love the bikes that Buell produce both technically and ride-wise.
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Buellmann
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 - 06:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Hey everyone , I'm from arizona.
Looking forward to posting and showing my bike also.
Have lots of questions to all the pros out there!
Riding a cyclone m2>99

Talk at you guys later.
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Huly_twoly
Posted on Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 06:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Hello everyone! I sent Hughlysses out on a little fun ride up to Camden this afternoon. He's going to see some track stuff in Camden and then come back tomorrow. I expect he's gonna be stoked when he returns!

Happy riding,
Huly Twoly
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Ulywife
Posted on Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 09:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Hey Huly_twoly! Glad to see you on BadWeB.

A warm welcome to all of our newcomers!
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Huly_twoly
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008 - 07:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Hello all,
I was hoping to get to ride up to my sister's place in Allegheny Co., NC before it got too cold, but I think it's too cold already. Hugh has some cold weather riding gear but I don't so maybe I'll have to stick to good old warm SC until next summer. Anybody ride up near the VA border recently?

Huly_Twoly
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Chops1200
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

what's up to all the buell fanatics out there!! my favorite bike of all time is the s1 lightning, from 1996 to 1998. i am in the market for one. i am selling my 1962 vw beetle for it. 2700. for the new motor. 800 for the car, 3500 for both. buell has it in spades, where other bikes don't. don't know what else to say. buells are sick.......f--kin sick.
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Zacs7
Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 08:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

G'day,

I'm Zac from Melbourne, Australia. I don't own a Buell yet. But I'm in the market for a XB12S perhaps stretched or normal. The Buell is for pulling chicks, and riding pleasure : )

I've been riding all my life, currently have a KTM 200 EXC (MXC). However, I've never riden on the road.

Cheers.
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Brandy
Posted From: 68.27.123.142
Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Hi PBR!
I'm not sure if it is possible, but I have a friend who lives out of state, saw one of your PBR T-shirts and loved it. Any possibility you have them for sale? Please let me know, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
Brandy
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eric cezeaux
Posted From: 74.192.34.207
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

whats up to all you beull enthusiasts. i have been a fan of buells since 1996, and the old style, 96 to 98, is still my favorite. will be in the market for one as soon as i sell my 1962 vw beetle. i am foaming at the mouth to get back on 2 wheels. it has long been my opinion that buells are the best bikes around.
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Ferrisbuellr
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Just wanted to say hello. Bought my first Buell yesterday (96 S1). Has 6k miles/Vance and Hines/ Rear Hugger/Red...Tank paint suffers from the usual bubbling but I just purchased one w/o the problem on Ebay. I've always owned Japanese bikes so this is a first for me....any advice regarding care/ upkeep/prospective issues to address is welcome from any and all...fun bike/great torque...took it out for a 100 mile ride as soon as I rolled it off the truck....different kind of ride...edgier gearbox, but it pulls like a tractor...
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Xb12mel
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 01:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Ferrisbuellr:
Ride it like the bike is your stag party & tomorrows your wedding day!
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S10ss03
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2008 - 07:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

hi everyone i'm new to motorcycles in general don't have one but i'm looking to get one next spring-ish and i want a buell most likely a M2 but who knows
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Disposabuell
Posted on Friday, November 07, 2008 - 02:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

have an xb, lurked for few years, sponging off your knowledge. figured it was time to say hi.

-dis
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Onetool1
Posted on Friday, November 07, 2008 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Hello all,

Have been reading through alot of the posts on here and have a few questions of my own. I am looking forward to talking to alot of you.

Thank You
Randy
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Blake
Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Welcome all! Thanks for taking time to say "hello."
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Delta_one
Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 01:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

hey everyone
I'm new to bad web and don't even own a buell yet.. after searching for some time and finding the bike I wanted XB12Scg the bottom fell out at my company and the doors closed (I was about 10 days away from ordering one from my local Buell HD dealer), so now I am back to square one. Back to school for another degree and or certificate. (soon its ROTC)so for now I'll just drool over all of your beautiful bikes and dream of the mods I will pepper my bike with when I can order one again.
(if you know anybody in need of a former Air Force flightliner and a very recent civilian in aerospace or intelligence guy for duty stateside or in hostile overseas work its me!) ; ) joker

But in all seriousness I think these motorcycles are great! Fuel in frame sold me the instant I caught wind of it, then add in the under slung exhaust and super ridged frame design and I canít wait to own one! I come from dirt bikes and love the naked street fighters, and got tired of my friends high revving 4ís constant scream so I knew I needed a V twin. One thing that does kinds make me nervous is the single sided inside out brakeÖ honestly is it worth the drop in weight? I just canít help but think that it would still pull or offset the axle too much.
In any case, I digress, love the board, probably just going to lurk for now but you guys are great!
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Court
Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 01:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Lurk away . . . get all the schooling you can and feel free to ask questions, lust and hang out . . . many of us did a lot of looking, learning and meeting folks before me bought.

You're always welcome here.
Court
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Delta_one
Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 07:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

thanks Court
you guys rock
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Onetool1
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 12:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I'm with Delta on that one you guys rock!!!
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Reepicheep
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 08:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

If you map the force vectors, you will see that the single sided brake will *not* cause the bike to pull on a two wheeled vehicle unless you actually apply enough force to bend one fork tube but not the other.

This doesn't happen, you can take it all the way up to a rolling stoppie and it won't pull. And in fact, the design of the system relative to the traditional hub mounted rotor transmits to force from the rim to a foot up the fork (instead of through the axle), which gives a LOT less leverage to try and deflect the forks then the traditional setup.

The axle has an asymmetrical load with a single sided brake I suppose, but its a shear load, and it's pretty easy to make an axle that won't shear.

About the only "proven" drawback of the rim rotor is that they do get hot under racing conditions... but even that isn't a given. Trojan has been advising the UK race teams to go with a dual disk front end, but lots of US racers are sticking with the single perimiter brake but going with the new ZTL2 extra piston caliper. Both setups have won races, and I think the single rotor setup has won more.

So don't sweat the single perimiter rotor, it's nothing but goodness for the street. It may be worth upgrading the pad compound to race type material (lyndalls, etc) if you are going to ride it like you are racing it, but the rest of the system works fine.

Good luck with the job search! Don't rule out an older 9s... they are getting cheap and are still really nice bikes. Lots of nice updates on the 08's, but the 03's were still solid bikes (ask Glitch, pushing more then 40k of hard miles on his now).

(Message edited by reepicheep on November 09, 2008)
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Court
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

>>> I just canít help but think that it would still pull or offset the axle too much.

Physically impossible from a pure physics perspective.

Practically not a worry considering . . .


quote:

November 25, 2006 Weíve mentioned before the spectacular reverse wheelie known as the stoppie Ė and indeed, we have previously mentioned the particular propensity well balanced motorcycles with wickedly powerful yet controllable and predictable brakes such as the Aprilia RS250 and Buell are at performing said stoppies. Not content with having set two official Guinness http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness World Records http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_record for solo stoppies, Buell Motorcycles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buell_Motorcycle_Comp any professional extreme rider Craig Jones has been busy rewriting the record books and rules of extreme riding once again. But this time the world-best was a breathtaking two man effort with the former European champion and co-rider Wing Chui travelling an astonishing 305 metres together on their Buell Firebolt XB12Rís front wheel.




http://www.gizmag.com/go/6504/
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Delta_one
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 02:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

thanks for the info guys
Reepicheep
you got it right with my worry of the asymmetrical loading while using the brake. does the disk on one side move the tire off center or the axle? (in essence creating a lever. IE 60lbs applied 1" from center on the left and 60lbs applied 1.75" from center on the right. = 45 more lbs of fore on the right. I guess I am worried about more force on one handle grip vs. the other. (uneven leverage forces leading to a torsional load on the bike or wheel) this was a big problem on some of the dirt bikes I rode. It sounds like this isn't a problem, and I have no need to worry. I think haveing the force on the rim as opposed to the spokes is a great idea, its much stronger structurally. I hear they stick a bit on the ZTL2 from what I read but like you guys said a new compund pad should clear alot of that up.

sorry court I put to many ideas together.. what I meant to say (but apperantly wasnt feeling particularly articulate at the time) was that my worry is if it offsets the axle to one side because of brake clearance on only one side pushing the wheel off to one side more than the other..


should I move this to another thread?
I didnt mean to muck up the guest book with brake talk
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99savage
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Been away from cycles WAY too long
From the vantage point of an old man Buell seems the only way to go at the moment (BSA having given it up long ago)
Anybody have an opinion on (re)starting with a Ulysses after 20 years away from serious riding & never riding anything bigger than 500cc? - took & passed the beginning riders course.
Want to ride the 2 lane secondary roads & peek up the seasonal roads & fire breaks.
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Skinstains
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Welcome all

Savage, you need to check out the "big bad and dirty thread. It sounds like you need a Uly, maybe an XT.
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2008xb12scg
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 11:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Welcome savage. I like the Ulys. Sounds like your old enough to go easy on the throttle until you get used to the power of a Uly. I started riding and got a Blast (500cc) and 2 months later traded up. Kinda wish I would have just started with what I wanted. So my advice is to test ride the Uly and if you like it, get it. Just have to be a little careful while you get used to the go and whoa. But It won't take long. Good luck, ride safe, have fun!
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09xb12r
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 09:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

whats up my name is Dwight and I am the proud owner of a 2009 xb12r and i am looking for riders and people to meet up with in the virginia hampton roads area if you are in the area and want to meet up and just hang out ride or whatever give my a call at 757-553-4679 or send me a email at djhllwy@yahoo.com i am in the Navy so if i don't get back to you right away I am out to sea thanks and cant wait to meet people that love the best bike made.
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Ulywife
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

09xb - you have a great group of Buellers close to you. Check out Storm Fronts, Hampton Road Hooligans.

Congrats on the new bike and welcome to BadWeB!
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Xb12mel
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Hey Dwight... Log in to our little corner of the BadWeb, Hampton Roads Hooligans! Just look for the Thunder Cat Logo.

We ride till the rubber wads up in little balls!
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