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Old 04-12-2004, 09:37 AM   #41
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Default Why that one?

Yo, JB, why the XB9s as opposed to the 12s?
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:49 AM   #44
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Default Re: Long term reliability of Buell lightning?

This is a no-brainer. You have two bikes that every second guy says are rough and unreliable crap. Then you have a third one that is smooth, solid and a test winner. If it is too tall you'd better swap her and keep the 599.



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Old 04-12-2004, 10:10 AM   #45
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Default A new 2004 Buell Lightening Owner speaks

I bought a new red 2004 Buell Lightening XB12S in Sept. of 2003, see pic at http://www.geocities.com/gbrummett/g...2004_buell.gif



I now have over 7,000 miles on it and it's been one of the better bikes I have ever owned. It doesn't use any oil, gets 42 to 50 mpg depending on how you ride it and has never leaked a drop of oil. The only issue I had was a recall to reroute the horn wiring to prevent chafing of the wire on the horn mounting bolt. I didn't think it needed rerouting as it showed no wear but they rerouted it for free and gave it the customary washing anyway.



I also purchased the complete race kit, which really transforms this bike from a quiet Ok top end to a bike that sounds much nicer and has a much more usable power band to redline from 4,000 rpm, see dyno at http://www.geocities.com/gbrummett/Buell_XB12_Dyno.jpg. The slight loss down at lower RPM isnÂ’t even noticeable.



After break-in I had this new bike out on a country road and held a sustained 130-mph for several miles without any problems at all.



My older Buell (a 2001 M2 Cyclone) would puke oil out the air cleaner at any sustained speed over a 100, and it was very prone to rocker box gasket leaks in the winter.



To say I am much happier with the new Buell would be an understatement. Even the new key is wearing better and I couldn't be happier.



If anyone has any questions please e-mail grant.brummett@novellus.com

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Old 04-12-2004, 10:19 AM   #46
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Default Re: She's look incredibly cute on a Monster

What!? You're off the pills!? That's cool. I like this Kpaul better. Fight the power!
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:23 AM   #47
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Default Fingers.

Yeah, that's right. Fingers. I'm running out of them to count how many bikes you have.



Who is this guy?



I'm jealous of him.



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Old 04-12-2004, 10:25 AM   #48
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Default More jealousy!

Ah, you finally bought the Brutale, eh Buz?



Fun stuff; I anxiously await the story and the photos.



Does it look as good in person?
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:28 AM   #50
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Default Re: Long term reliability of Buell lightning?

Ha ha! He's after you too again.
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