|Full Name:||Brian Jones|
|Last Logged In:||July 24, 2016|
|Registered:||March 22, 2005|
|Home Page URL:||(Hidden)|
|Birthday (Year) & Occupation:||1969, Disabled (student)|
|Personal Quote:||It is NEVER too hot to save your own skin. wear your gear, all of it. Don't make poser excuses! I'd rather sweat than BLEED!
I am not afraid of dying anymore, I am afraid of not living.
Protect the body parts you intend to use tomorrow by wearing ride gear today
"Helmets make it hard to hear natural selection calling."
|Bike Model (Ex - M2, XB12Rr, S1W, P3):||former XB9R now an XB1250RLX|
|Model Year (Please enter full 4-digit year):||2003|
|Color:||white with black EBR logos|
|V.I.N. (To aid in problem resolution. Will not be displayed or shared otherwise.) :||(Hidden)|
|Performance Mods!:||Motor built by Terry G. of Hal's PA to a 1250 (before there was such a thing as an xb12 available to the public). Adapted an X1 crank to make it a 1250 stroker.(lightened and balanced). 11.46:1 compression. Serdi valve job and ported by Hal's.
ECM reprogrammed by Hal's
xb12 inner airbox top (cut into an "open" air box)
Chain conversion from Hal's
heat wrapped pipes
K&N Air filter
Translogic triptronic shifter (push button, up & down high speed linear actuator, with ignition interrupt)
blocked air passage through frame (feeds more cool air to rear cylinder and allows for colder air via removed ring around fuel fill neck
8mm plug wires
Pirelli Diablo Corsa tires in stock sizes. (stick like glue)
Heat shield from under an sv650s customized to fit under the seat.
aluminum tape on the bottom of the airbox to reflect heat and keep air charge cooler.
|Problems/Miles (Please be specific):||the tires that came on it (Dunlop).
the headlights are less than stellar as they come stock and the low beam housing has already been replaced once. So far so good on factory retrofit headlight
Battery died....after 5 years of service. No complaints there.
|Other Mods/Misc/Customization.:||retro-fit the updated headlights (jul 08)
SCG sourced lower suspension.
carbon fiber bits and pieces: Rear hugger, both air scoops.
corbin front seat, black on black w/c-f pattern.
Quick release seat pins from American Sportbike.
Buell "select" embroidered rear seat
machined spacer for rear axle to allow 1 wrench removal of axle.
Rizoma billet clutch cover.
Slider-spools on the swingarm. made in my shop on my lathe by Me.
Norris Performance catch can (in black)
Norris Performance Billet Aluminum sprocket cover
City-X "X" on airbox cover.
reflective rim stripe. white
zero gravity ST screen, dark smoke
White delrin fork slider, made by...Me.
6061 T6 Billet Aluminum rigid mount pegs made by...Me.
XB12R gage face installed in place of the silver and orange stock face with the odd font.
|Favorite Rides (Roads and Routes):||In CA:
94 along the border
skyline from Julian to the 8
In MO...Hwy z from the 70 to Centralia, hwy FF Centralia to Mexico
the E to the 124 to the 63 and back from Columbia
... and the search continues.
|Why I do/don't ride a Buell:||I admire the engineering and Erik Buell's approach to motorcycling. Plus it is made in the USA.
Those things brought me to Buell, but the PEOPLE are the best in motorcycling.
|How can Buell improve their motorcycles?:||6 speed (overdrive) tranny from factory. (done, on the 1125r)
Over head cams. (to make valve control more precise) (done, on the 1125r)
true down draft heads (done, 1125r) More hp (the above mods mods would hopefully help get there) (also done with the 1125r)
How about a non-telescopic fork arrangement?
And the big one for most Buell riders: (drumroll please......)
Better support at a dealer level, maybe stand alone Buell dealerships where you won't be treated like a leper because you aren't interested in 700lb bikes with the same rwhp as the Blast.
|Life History/Philosophy:||Got hit head-on a couple of years ago while riding my gsxr. Idiot 18yo driver turned left out of an apartment complex drive way and nailed me. new driver, car had <300 mi.) My left leg is paralyzed as a result.
They said I'd never walk, much less ride. what do "they" know.
"I wouldn't be me if I didn't do what I do" So I can't quit riding or I lose a vital part of myself, and I can't afford to lose many more pieces. Besides if my kids see me quit just because things got tough what kind of example would I be? And how could I expect them to really push themselves to do anything really great?
too many parents place too little importance on raising their kids. It is the MOST important job they will ever have, and they are expecting the TV to do it for them.
|Top speed on 2 wheels (mph):||irrelevant. corner speed is far more important than straight line|
|Preferred engine oil (brand/grade):||synthetic|
|Favorite t-shirt:||All I remember is... ground...sky...ground...sky...ground...sky...medevac|
|Future and in-progress modifications:||Hella or HID headlights, hotter Cams, thumb operated rear brake. Nitrous(maybe), left side outrigger that would deploy/retract (maybe)|
|Favorie way to confound Beuracrats:||Ask for a handicapped MOTORCYLE plate. (Yes, there is such a thing)|
|phone number :||858-531-6205 (cell) don't be afraid to talk to the machine, even if I'm home I can take a while to get to the phone. ()|
|greatest quote EVER!:||"If youre paddling upstream in a canoe and a wheel falls off, how many pancakes fit in a doghouse? None! Icecream doesn't have bones!!!"|
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