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 Post subject: new guy
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:22 pm 
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Hello , thanks for the entry into the forum


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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:15 pm 
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Current ride: X1 2001 "White Riot"
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welcome to the useful info & free piss taking :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:46 pm 
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Current ride: Buell 1125R
Welcome to the forum.
Loads of advice & help here.
What are you riding?
All the best Paul.

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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:18 pm 
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Hi, welcome aboard :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:57 pm 
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Hi joined as my mate Steve has a buell..it's strange as it says it's a thunderstorm!!!yet buell has never had one of them..it says xb9 on the log book and looks like a lightning on the website..it hasn't been used for 3years and as he is now disabled i decided to sell it for him..a bit of a strange machine..it's an 09...question!!!do you have to have to have s\stand up to start it or pull clutch lever in..petrol in ..turns over....eml light goes out but not a peep out of it....hmm any ideas out there


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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:17 pm 
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Tone54 wrote:
Hi joined as my mate Steve has a buell..it's strange as it says it's a thunderstorm!!!yet buell has never had one of them..it says xb9 on the log book and looks like a lightning on the website..it hasn't been used for 3years and as he is now disabled i decided to sell it for him..a bit of a strange machine..it's an 09...question!!!do you have to have to have s\stand up to start it or pull clutch lever in..petrol in ..turns over....eml light goes out but not a peep out of it....hmm any ideas out there


Thunderstorm is the type of head. XB9 is a Buell Lightning 984cc as opposed to an XB12 which is a 1203cc Lightning engine. :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:55 pm 
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Thanks for input on thunderstorm does that mean bigger valves etc


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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:09 pm 
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The Buell engine has more torque & power than the sportster engine, it was developed from
better heads , porting valves ,cams &induction & exhaust :mrgreen:


https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-rev ... ty-x/2004/


https://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/mo ... 40523.html

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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:21 pm 
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Thn x again now I understand why it seemed to go so well compared to a sportster. Damn maybe I should buy it off him now sounds as much fun as my brit bike days. (Bsa rocket gold star)!!


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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:42 am 
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Current ride: X1 2001 "White Riot"
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Bike magazine named it as a top handling bike :mrgreen:
similar rake & trail to the 250 GP bikes apparently
but obviously heavier lOl
they can have issues , like all bikes , wheel bearings need keeping an eye on
desirable bits are..
a Free spirits belt tensioner , a Maz :maz: gearbox lube nipple

plenty of info on this forum stuff etc.
including lots of Fuelers V Tubers (Fuel in the frame V Tube framed Buells ) :couch:

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 Post subject: Re: new guy
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:04 am 
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Current ride: Buell 1125R
For what it's worth, just my opinion remember.
Buells have the same nostalgic trip associated with them as older Brit bikes. My 1125r has the same feel & excitement as my Norton Commando & T160 Trident. Obviously much more power, but the same Nostalgia trip when I ride it. I feel like a young biker again & want to ride like that.
The Triumph speed triple 955i & Daytona 955i as well as the Aprilia Mille & yes even the Firebolt I previously owned offered exactly the same feeling of nostalgia.
The other thing is, that no matter what you do as regards tuning etc. That same feeling of nostalgia just gets better & better. It may be something to do with individuality & being able to put your own stamp on them, but whatever it is, I love them. Guess I'm a nostalgia junkie.
All the best & welcome to the forum.

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