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Old 07-18-2003, 11:46 AM   #31
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Default Re: Yet another XB9R owner....

KPaul I would love to hear your HONEST opinion of the XB9 after a test ride, considering your "anti-V Twin" bent. Let us know.
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:22 PM   #32
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Default Re: Insurance cost on my Ninja

Gee I figured due to your stellar 40 yard dash times and mammoth bench press your insurance would be a lot lower!
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:43 PM   #33
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Touché
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:45 PM   #34
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My Triumph is $35. p/m with $500 deductable, My agent said they rate bikes on CC's and year as long as you're over 25 and have no tickies.

I agree with buzglyd, an XB9 or XB 12 S would be a great second bike, as would a Sporty S, guess I'll have to add them to the list.
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:47 PM   #35
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I guess his MSF score was as high as we suspected Buz. VWW
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Old 07-18-2003, 02:08 PM   #36
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Sure, it'd be great to have a larger tank and be able to ride them in an IronButt but when I travel I like to stop every 120 or so miles to rest by tired monkey butt. I don't own a Buell but would love to have that new XB12S.
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Old 07-18-2003, 03:18 PM   #37
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Default Re: Three Buell Owners Speak

"Your post shows Buell reliability issues are history"



Ah, not. It's a bit early to tell, since each bike only has 2000 miles on it.



I'd be interested in hearing how the bikes do to 20,000. Hopefully they'll be good. It'd be nice to hear that the Buell reliability gremlins have finally been squashed...



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Old 07-18-2003, 04:54 PM   #38
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Regarding cooling. The use of a full synthetic motor oil not only has the advantage of creating less heat, able to stand more heat, but synthetic oils dissipate heat at roughly twice the rate of mineral based oils. Thus the potential problems of 117 degree Phoenix temps in traffic are greatly minimized with the use of a Mobil 1 V-Twin synthetic or other such synthetic motorcycle oil.

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Old 07-18-2003, 05:32 PM   #39
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Default Would somebody PLEASE answer the RANGE question!

Oh for love of God - would somebody please answer the damn question about range! OK, I'm done ranting now. Thanks for the great post on the new Buells. I'm really looking forward to testing out an XB12S. Looks like a cool alternative to the speed triple and Duc Monster.
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Old 07-18-2003, 06:20 PM   #40
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3.7 gallons at conservative 40 mpg gives 120 miles with .7 left for reserve. .7 of 40 gives you 28 miles to find the next station. At 45 mpg you'll go 135 with 31.5 miles to find the gas station. Simple math.
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