|Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 01:35 am: ||
Not new to reading badweb, but new to posting. I've been following Buell motorcycles since I was in college in Milwaukee. I once roomed with a designer for Buell. We somehow had one of the new XB9's in the garage before the dealer launch back in 2001. I also went to school with one of the lead engineers/CCS Buell racers. Somehow I managed to get mixed up with some awesome Buellers... I've been to homecoming once and a factory tour once, though I've been on a Honda or Kawasaki for both. Got to have lunch with Mr. Buell and even ran into him last summer at Road America.
Given all that, I have great admiration for the bikes, the culture.. just the whole Buell family. Gotta love how the group pulls together after such a huge kick in the nuts. Love it how Eric Buell racing is off the ground.. I knew he wasn't done.. no chance.. no way. Not going to roll over.
|Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 06:05 pm: ||
Dropping in to say hello from the UK
Dicko , Usual Suspects Motorcycle Club
|Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 01:47 pm: ||
My first intro got lost, so will try this again.
If you count a schwinn with a whizzer motor a MC, I started riding when I was 13.
That makes this my 50th year on bikes.
I have had in no particular order, 5 Honda's, 4 Harleys, 3 Trumpets, Cushman, Mustang, Allstate, Bridgstone, Vespa, Greeves, Husqavarna, and there is something I am forgetting.
Somewhere in the over 500,000 mile combined range.
Right now I have a 89 FLT HD that is the victem of a bipostal bitch's rath, and is in baskets until I get time to put it in the shop. I also got tired of being restricted to just pavement after so much time spent in the dirt. Looked at all the dual sports offered. Picked the Uly and not sorry. Thanks for all the help with tweaking this ride.
|Posted on Friday, March 05, 2010 - 10:58 am: ||
Just joined. I live in Ireland and ride a 2008 Model XB12XT.
I've also 3 old BMW airhead bikes and 2 old Honda CX500's. So the Buell is the newest and most powerful bike in my shed.
I do a lot of my own spannering.
I'e done a few mods to my XT as follows;
Breather mod - just to ground
Gearbox output shaft oiler nipple
Palmer axle sliders
Palmer bar end weights
Palmer mudguard extension (still not long enough).
I've also a Special Ops heat barrier to install under my airbox.
|Posted on Friday, March 05, 2010 - 12:02 pm: ||
Welcome Eric! Great to have you here!
What is the gearbox output shaft oiler nipple? I have not heard of that mod before, and can't picture what it would be... Maybe a zerk fitting for the 5th gear drive assembly?
|Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 10:49 am: ||
The 96 S1 has been in the garage for 5 years since the kids started arriving The wife has finally relented to dragging it back out into the light. All it took was a charity bike ride that was close to her heart...who knew! I'll have a few questions over in the forums to get the beast up and running, and looking better than before...
|Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 01:35 pm: ||
New to the forum. Been reading it for a few months. Plenty of good information, little confusing how it's laid out.
Getting ready to pick up a 2009 1125cr in a couple weeks and putting the 2003 xb9r I bought in October up for sale.
I'm in KC, so hello to any locals.
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|Posted on Friday, March 12, 2010 - 12:37 pm: ||
I'll guess I'll join the fun..
Picked up an 04 Blast last summer for pennies on the dollar and put a couple hundred miles on it. First m/c ever. I absolutely love it.
Already got my ride into work mapped out (sans highway riding) and here in CT I am looking at a rainy weekend on the way (oil change and new spark plug) and then some nicer weather mid-week (finally riding the thing to the office).
My wife was so jazzed on the bike that she went and took the beginner rider course also and is shopping around for her own bike now.. Not sure if it will be a Buell or not.
Have been on here a bunch poking around through the stories and tutorials.. Tons of great info and some knowlegeable folks out there and let me say I appreciate the time and effort and detail you put into your posts.
That's all for now! See you on the backroads!
|Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 02:46 am: ||
New here, stumbled onto the site while changing my oil.
Got my first (dirt)bike (Yamaha TTR-90) when I turned 13, then another (TTR-225) when I turned 14. Took the safety course and got my M/C license 2 days after turning 15 although I already got my first streetbike (2003 Kawasaki Ninja 250) for my birthday. Sold it 3 years later for a 2005 XB12S. Sold that beauty a year after in exchange for a wife.
Just got back on two wheels about a month ago with a 2006 XB12Ss.
I'm glad there's a reliable source of information now that Buell has gone away. Anyway, see you soon.
(Message edited by train on March 15, 2010)
|Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 12:22 pm: ||
Hi all, new to the forum but not to Buell. Had a 04 xb12s a few years ago and just got a 09 1125cr. Have had many bikes from a Busa to a Roadglide. If its got 2 wheels I like it. Still have my dads 82 cb750 will never let it go. It was the bike that cause my obsession.
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|Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 03:25 pm: ||
Hi there...having an issue with registration so i'll post here and maybe someone can help me.
I bought a 2001 Blast last spring. Took it on one ride and it ran fine. Next ride, 15-20 minutes into the ride it sputtered a bit and then died at 50 mph. After it sat a while it started up again. Next ride to work it died a bit sooner than the last time. (lights work when it dies so not a battery issue) Took it to a local shop, they checked everything and said it all looked fine and the bike is "mint". So I ran it again and it died even sooner. Found your web site with the info on the ignition module on the 2001 Blast. Let the shop drive it and it died even sooner than the last time but they said the light was still blinking on the module. Everything points to the module though....do I change the module anyhow and see what happens? Can't find anything else wrong. Do I turn it into expensive art decco? sigh....thank you for any help!
Stephen R. Gray
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|Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 05:05 am: ||
Hi ALL from Kandahar, Afghanistan ! Just found this site, now if I could just find the "Join" button... LoL.. Great Site !
|Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 05:18 am: ||
Hey guys, I'm glad I found your site. I live in southern California, I just bought an 03 Buell Firebolt. It's my first bike and I'm having a great time riding. I also just located so cal Buell riders on the web.
Looking forward to getting out for some rides, and sharing other Buell info. here.
|Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 12:33 pm: ||
Hey there fellow Buellers!!! the names matt. Ive been on the forum for a while looking around and decided to join. I started out on an 03' blast that i got for learning on. I sold that last march and bought the bike ive been dreaming of since i was 12. an 03' XB9S lightning. I wasn't so keen on the yellow but hey. sunfire yellow has definitly grown on my. ill post pictures of both bikes later. im stoked to be able to finally talk to people who give these bikes the credit they deserve.
Cheers to Buell motorcycles.
|Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 07:41 am: ||
I've been reading the badweb for some time but never posted.
As my nickname says, I'm from Paris, France.
I'm a computer science engineer but ride bikes and rebuilt them since I'm 14. But that doesn't make me a professional mechanic !
I've been rebuilding my S1-WL last year and recently transformed a M2 into a S1-like for a friend.
You'll find both stories here :
http://buell.actifforum.com/buell-personnalisee-f5 /transfo-m2-en-s1-une-s1-qui-s-ignore-t19846.htm#4 47353
It's in french but I'm sure the pictures tell the story as well.
There is a link at the end of each episod leading to the next one, so you won't need to look at all pages.
|Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 09:29 am: ||
Emmanuel, welcome to the board.
My sister lives in Le Chalard.
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|Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 05:16 pm: ||
Hi everyone, Thinking about getting an XB12X. Had a 99 M2 Cyclone that the heat off the engine made your right leg REALLY hot. Has this issue been solved?
|Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 - 06:20 pm: ||
Hey all... new to BadWed but lurked a little back in '07 before i got my Vstrom. realized my cheap ass should have bought the bike i wanted then instead of waiting.
I just picked up an '09 XP with 730mi on the clock.
Hope to meet some local bullers in the triangle area.
|Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 04:12 pm: ||
I've been lurking here for a bit and decided to finally sign up. I used to love Harleys when I was in high school but I wanted something built more like a racebike. I used to say, "Man, how cool would it be if Harley make a sportbike so I could have something that looked fast but didn't sound like a kazoo!" Little did I know that just because Harley didn't make one didn't mean someone smarter didn't do it.
I saw my first Buell in the back of pickup in a hotel parking lot while out of town competing in the state championship track meet. My best friend told me it was a "Boo-ell" which he said was a H-D race bike. I didn't know Americans made a sportbike but I knew I had to get one. I remember being practically laughed out of the local H-D shop when I inquired about them. It took me a little over a decade but I finally got my hands on one after a strange turn of events. I couldn't have asked for more fun. I love every bit of it.
|Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 06:43 am: ||
Welcome! Sounds like you will fit right in around here.
Wonder if the Buell you saw belongs to somebody here... It was a small world in the early days.
|Posted on Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 11:29 pm: ||
Hope to meet some local bullers in the triangle area.
Shane, stop by C3 (Carolina Corner Carvers) in the Storm Fronts section. Our 'members' pretty much cover NC, with honorary 'members' in most of the adjoining states. There are some in the Raleigh/Cary/Apex area near you, there are some in Eastern NC like me, basically anywhere in NC you might stumble upon some of us.
Welcome to BadWeB!
(Message edited by 1313 on April 04, 2010)
|Posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - 04:21 am: ||
My name is Michiel and I live in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Having already joined the Dutch Buell forum and the UK Buell Enthusiasts Group I thought it was about time to say hello on BadWeb.
I ride a 2008 XB9SX. Last year I had it stage 1 tuned at Twin Motorcycles in IJsselstein: torque hammer exhaust, 2007 XB12 headers, K&N peformance air filter and ECM remap. I also spent the winter changing the appearance of the bike by mounting stealth axle sliders, LED tail light, Rizoma mirrors, indicators and tail piece.
Hope to meet up with you guys some day!
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 02:22 pm: ||
Hi Just joined.
After lusting after a firebolt for a while I took the plunge at the end of last summer and bought an 06 plate (05 model year) red XB12R. I managed to get a couple of thousand miles in before winter set in - fantastic. The bike always brings a grin even before I fire it up! I even went touring on it, well just a blast across the channel to the WW2 rocket sites in France. If you are interested the pics are posted on the touring section of http://www.redzed.proboards.com/
This forum looks great - and gave me the prompt to get my headlights replaced foc on a recall last year
I currently have an issue with front brake judder and so will explore the site and maybe post a question.
bye for now
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 02:28 pm: ||
Just had a look on the redzed proboard site and see there are many trips - the Buell is in the folder Red9 inspired trip
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 03:41 pm: ||
I am kind of new to this site but from what I have read, this is the place I want to be. I have been a buell lover for as many long years, learned on a blast and took a couple trips on a nice 98 lightening. But I have a question for everyone here. I am looking at finally getting my own buell but the problem I am facing is that there is an 04 xb12r and an 08 1125r. I have been doing a lot of checking and now Im not sure which is better. The 1125 seems to have some flaws.
So what is everyone here's two sence on the issue?
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 03:53 pm: ||
Like you I have just signed up. The 1125 is a fine motorcycle, but for me the XB12R is the classic and would be my choice. I recommend that you go for post 06 model year xb12R. You lucky guys in USA had a final model update for the Buell - that's the one I would go for
|Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 07:49 am: ||
Skri, your motorcycle's red body & amber wheels are absolutely stunning!
All motorcycles have some flaws, pick one that feels best when ridden.
|Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 - 03:44 pm: ||
whats up guys... anyone in Houston
Im picking my babe up tomorrow!
it has D&D exhaust on it oh well
2008 1125R $7500... think I can get them to back off $500?
|Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 - 05:42 pm: ||
Hello Fellow Buellophiles,
I am new to this site and this is my first posting. After three years, of dreaming, drooling, and begging my wife; I am finally the proud owner of a brand new 2008 1125R. The the only accurate way I can describe her is "sex on two wheels"! I have managed to clock over six hundred miles on her since I picked her up on St. Patrick's Day. That may not impress you until you realize that I have not taken any trip longer than an hour and that I live in N.E. Ohio. I have big plans to drag race her and due some novice track time at Nelson Ledges and/or Mid Ohio this season. The first trick I need to learn is how to keep the front wheel on the ground!
|Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 02:23 pm: ||
hey everyone. I'm new on here. i just picked up my new 2009 1125R on Easter sunday. after being back in the country for less then 24 hours. i had to drive 3 hours to pick it up but its back in Jacksonville NC with me. in a few days my new Barker exhaust will be here then its game on. i was turned onto this site by my brother and another friend . i look forward to riding with some of you and i will probably have some questions along the way too.