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Old 07-31-2002, 02:55 AM   #41
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Default Re: Try to imagine being Eric Buell ....

Strangely enough, Eric Buell did an interview last year in the owner's magazine (FUELL), in which he said that he saw no need for liquid cooling, for many years to come.



Mass centralization and light weight are his thing, not BMEP and horsepower per liter.



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Old 07-31-2002, 06:35 AM   #42
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Default Re: Try to imagine being Eric Buell ....

honestly, what did you EXPECT him to say? "This thing's a dungheap."?



and water cooling aside, don't you think the engine could use such rudimentary features as overhead cams? downdraft carbs? a counterbalancer, mayhaps? some nice leading-edge tech that has been sportbike mainstays for the past, say, 10 friggin years? those things have no bearing on mass centralization.



what is "BMEP?"
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Old 07-31-2002, 10:01 AM   #43
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Default Longride should read your post ValkBandit

Amen. Excellent sums it up perfectly. Do people expect Buell to say "Hey that sportster engine sucks I would wait to buy one until I convice the Harley bozos who own the company to design a new one"
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Old 07-31-2002, 01:07 PM   #44
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Default Re: New for 2003 Buell Stuff

one thing I've never liked about buell's is the exhaust on them, wouldn't a more conventional system allow them to lower the engine in the frame, I thought mass-centralization was thier whole trip? that rear fender is guarenteed to soak your butt the first time it's even damp out, don'cha think?
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Old 07-31-2002, 01:21 PM   #45
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Default Re: Try to imagine being Eric Buell ....

they should give him a couple of v-rod engines to play with, I bet that engine in a sport bike frame would spank some booty
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Old 07-31-2002, 02:45 PM   #46
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Default Re: Try to imagine being Eric Buell ....

What did you expect him to say.



Put in a light weight water cooled V-twin. Radiator below the seat and then we'd really have something.

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Old 07-31-2002, 03:39 PM   #47
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Default Buell Rebates by Christmas

Yep! You are definiterly right For $10,000 folks are buying an Interceptor, R1, ZX-9R, GSXR1000, 954, and the list goes on. I can see it now $2000 rebates by Christmas. Even then I would probably buy CBR F4i or ZX-6R. Take it down to your price of $7,495 now you are getting some takers.
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Old 07-31-2002, 03:41 PM   #48
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Default Re: Try to imagine being Eric Buell ....

VRod engine too heavy man. Engine like TL1000, SV650, etc.
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Old 07-31-2002, 07:09 PM   #49
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down wit that yo, but suzuki would tell them to ***** up a rope for their engines, at least harley owns the v-rod, and it's got to be lighter than a sporty
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Old 07-31-2002, 07:21 PM   #50
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trouble is for that 7~8k range you've got 1200 bandits, fz1's, 919's or a z1r, a little more gets you a speed triple or 900 monster, point being the buell would be up against the cream of the nekkid bike crop, and given their somewhat shady reputation, you'd have to be a straight up buell freak to buy one, in which case it don't matter what they cost, 'cause you'd buy it anyway
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