|Last Logged In:||June 24, 2019|
|Registered:||May 25, 2015|
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|Birthday (Year) & Occupation:||Old enough to know better/ mostly retired due to bad back, past includes mechanic (bikes, cars, heavy equipment, trucks, boats, aircraft) casual machinist, AR/M16 smith|
|Personal Quote:||So many bikes, so little (fully functional) time...|
|Bike Model (Ex - M2, XB12Rr, S1W, P3):||S3T, 1125R, 1125CR, + an ‘03 XB9R + another ‘08 1125R, both nicely equipped for track time.|
|Model Year (Please enter full 4-digit year):||1999, 2003, 2008, 2008, 2009|
|Color:||Black, Black/blue, black w-red trim, Black,|
|V.I.N. (To aid in problem resolution. Will not be displayed or shared otherwise.) :||(Hidden)|
|Performance Mods!:||Too many to list!
Race Use Only marked ECM, de-noided, K&N air filter, aftermarket slip-ons (look like Free Spirits but no ID on them) Shorai LI-Fe battery, dyno tuned. Made 130 at the rear wheel on an honest dyno. More to come one of these days.
Put an R fairing mount, front and side fairings on the CR. Left the CR fork clamp and high handlebars on it. The R riding position is hard on my troublesome back and wrists.
R model has a Power Commander V w/Auto-tune, CRC fairings, D&D 2 into 1 slip-on, and possibly more I haven't discovered yet.
The '08 R was originally intended to be a parts bike, but I'm rethinking that...
More coming on both 1125s! I'm excited about them!
Tons of race parts between the XB and the new to me ‘08 1125R.
Lots of Buell Race parts on the S3
|Problems/Miles (Please be specific):||Low fuel light issues on CR, still checking out the R. Update: Fuel pump got noisy on the CR, and was throwing low fuel pressure codes, so it got replaced at just under 9000 miles.
Left rear wheel bearing failed on the R around 17,800 miles. Replaced both, of course.
|Other Mods/Misc/Customization.:||2008- Buell saddlebags, CRC fairings, Evotech tail bracket.
2009- Cortech luggage, front brake fluid changed to DOT 5.1. (Not the silicone based DOT 5...)
Update: switched the Evotech "tail tidy" to the '09 CR. Removed the badly corroded LED signal lights from it, and installed the similar LEDs that were on the front of the CR when I bought it, on the rear. Spent a ridiculous amount of time extending the wiring...
|Favorite Rides (Roads and Routes):||Just about anything in the area of Helen, GA. Western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee (Deals Gap) are great, but many of the roads around Helen feel like they were built for motorcycles. Correctly banked, well maintained, etc.|
|Why I do/don't ride a Buell:||They are Addictive! The handling is a joy that I never knew I was missing until I rode one.|
|How can Buell improve their motorcycles?:||Keep supporting older models to the extent possible. Keep us older riders with bad backs in mind when building new models.|
|Life History/Philosophy:||Nothing screams poor workmanship like wrinkles in the duct tape...|
|Top speed on 2 wheels (mph):||159... Had more to go, but I backed off due to handling irregularities. Shortly thereafter I realized the rear tire was rapidly losing air.|
|Preferred engine oil (brand/grade):||Synthetic 20/50 in the Buells and '96 124" Dyna, straight 50 or 60 Dino in the others|
|Other Bikes:||'50 F project, 76 FXE in FL style (rider) '83 FXR-T, 83 FLHTC project, '96 124" Dyna Superglide ,'83 FLHTC running project.|
|Fastest speed on no wheels:||Unknown...but I THOUGHT I'd never stop. Left a lot of skin on the asphalt.|
|Experimental:||Two of my four 1125 motors are getting 1190 big bore kits. One is getting 1190 swirl intake cams with adjustable cam gears so I can experiment with the cam timing. Valve spring tension and piston to valve clearance will have to be watched also.|
|Conventional mods:||The XB9R will probably get some sort of big bore kit. I need to talk to Zach about the options. The bike has been sitting since I bought it, but I finally got a good start on it today.|
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