|Last Logged In:||July 29, 2013|
|Registered:||May 15, 2006|
|Home Page URL:||(Hidden)|
|Birthday (Year) & Occupation:||(Hidden)|
|Personal Quote:||"Nothing is boring when you're wearing armor." ~Maxim Magazine|
|Bike Model (Ex - M2, XB12Rr, S1W, P3):||XB12Ss|
|Model Year (Please enter full 4-digit year):||2006|
|Color:||originally Sunset Orange, now dark smoke / black bodywork|
|V.I.N. (To aid in problem resolution. Will not be displayed or shared otherwise.) :||(Hidden)|
|Servicing Dealership:||None. Wrenching myself now. On catastrophic failure, probably Bumpus H-D.|
|Performance Mods!:||~Rerouted crankcase breather lines w/ mini-filter.
~Additional louvered vents on outer airbox + chopped inner airbox
~A few Xopti tuning tricks
|Problems/Miles (Please be specific):||~Random "hiccup" at any given steady speed (0 - ~3500 miles on odo.). Fixed by rerouting crankcase vent hoses away from the intake. =D I believe it was sucking oil condensation and non-combustible gases, which was throwing off the A/F ratio.
~Chronic rough engine/surging under 4k rpms. Gotta love that Buell DDFI. =(
~2009: sudden mystery vibration appears around 70mph, suspect tensioner pulley bearing, yet to locate
|Other Mods/Misc/Customization.:||~Crossroads Performance header heat shield
~Buell frame pucks
~Dark Horse Moto front and rear wheel sliders
~Dynamic Studz License Plate LED bolts (linked to brakes)
~Brake light modulator
~Aprilia Tuono mirrors
~Skullman timing cover
~Brushed aluminum LED rear signals/running lights w/ custom tint
~TT solo seat
~Buell M2 headlight w/ Puig Raptor windscreen
|Favorite Rides (Roads and Routes):||Anywhere around Dahlonega, GA.|
|Why I do/don't ride a Buell:||In a sea of Japanese race bikes, I like having a sport bike that's unique. They zip, I roar. The Lightning Long fits me buttocks better than almost any other bike I've sat on (only the 'Busa was better, due to extra seat length). From what I can gather, the XB is one of the easiest bikes to work on, with the least maintenance.|
|How can Buell improve their motorcycles?:||Smooth out the 1203cc low- and mid-range. Mine runs like crap below 4000rpms. I can't be running 60 mph ALL the time! =/ Looks like they addressed all my other complaints with the '08 model (good job guys!)=D
Honestly, I wish Buell would develop a bike more suited for cruising. I know they're all about the corners, but I'd really be interested in a bike that was sporty, but more relaxed, without being a cruiser or an "adventure bike". An Ss with a longer frame, less aggressive rake/trail, and a Uly style seat would be perfect!
|Life History/Philosophy:||#1. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it IS broken, see rule #2.
#2. Always put off 'till tomorrow what you could have done today.
"Nothing is boring when you're wearing armor."~ Maxim Magazine
|Top speed on 2 wheels (mph):||103 mph|
|Preferred engine oil (brand/grade):||H-D synthetic|
|Most Favoritest Sharp Thingie:||rapier, followed closely by short sword|
|Favorite Japanese Animation:||Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan!|
|Other Rides:||2008 Mustang GT|
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