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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 8:49 pm 
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Current ride: Firebolt XB12R
Just bought this 2006 (built 05) Firebolt 1200 off eBay. Always fancied one but couldn’t afford it back in the day, so now I have one. About the bike; it’s had two owners, first guy managed 147 miles and the guy who I got it from racked up loads more bringing the total mileage to 1299 when I collected it. It’s got a Micron system on it and seems to run well so I’m hopeful that’s an indication that it’s maybe been mapped to suit? It has a billet top yoke conversion with flat bars but I have all the original displaced parts. I might put the original bars back on to see which set up I prefer. Me, I’m a bit of a bike nut, I’ve got a few others- 250LC, 350LC, CB550K3, CB750F2(SOHC), Ossa 350 Explorer, CB1300 and an XL1000 Varadero. I worked in Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Vespa & MZ workshops between 1984 and 1999 so I have a wee bit of experience. Yamaha two strokes are my passion, the inner hooligan in me refuses to leave! These days I run a wee garage specialising in VW / Audi group cars and vans. I do a lot of diagnostics and did some remapping too. I love the ‘techie’ bits of what I own so I’m looking forward to learning a wee bit about the Buell from you good people. Here’s my new toy, Hello all. https://www.flickr.com/photos/91538928@N04/shares/5p48yT

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 8:58 pm 
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Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 6:54 pm
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Current ride: Triumph ST - RS
Location: West Lothian, Bonnie Scotland
Welcome :D

Loads of expertise and experience on here who know pretty much all there is to know about Buells.

Maz is down in Manchester and what he doesn’t know About Buell’s isn’t worth knowing, or so he tells me :) Magz (the boss) will only let him work on her bikes.

Anyhoo - enjoy :yup:

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 9:02 pm 
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Current ride: Buell 1125R
Welcome,
Enjoy the new bike. JB

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:31 pm 
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Current ride: 99 Cyclone M2
Location: Liverpool
Welcome

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:19 pm 
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Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 1:43 pm
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Current ride: The wife
Location: Cofa's tree
Nice introduction
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Welcome to the mad house :yup:

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 6:57 am 
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Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 8:00 pm
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Current ride: X1 2001
Location: southampton
welcome :yup: Tick , the settings for suspension are in the Buell owners manual , with owner weight etc.
when i had a Firebolt , i did the clip on to flat bars conversion , set the suspension to the XBs or XBr
otherwise it rides like a breeze block :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:31 pm 
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Current ride: S1W,S2T,1125CR
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Great introduction 8-) From your variety of bikes and past experience I think you're going to love the Firebolt and our community. Welcome :D

Steve

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:17 pm 
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Current ride: X1 2001
Location: southampton
with flat bars, you may have to put a spacer between the screen & the mirror support/subframe
this saves butchering the screen to clear the master cylinder :yup:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:38 pm 
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Current ride: '03 XB9S Lightning
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Hi from Dundee, hope you enjoy your Firebolt. :yup:


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