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Old 06-10-2004, 10:19 AM   #41
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Default Re: You asked for it: My Buell experience.

Great read! Now how bout borrowing a Guzzi Le Mans and reporting on that? No one around here owns one and Im dying to get a real world perspective. Any Guzzi owners who care to comment?
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Old 06-10-2004, 10:22 AM   #42
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Default They both turn so light they make a CBR600RR feel like a truck

Just so you know, we have 2 XB9R's with race kit, 1 XB12R stock, and 1 XB12S with race kit and a new CBR600RR here at work.



The CBR600RR feels like a truck in comparision to the XB12R. One of our riders said he felt like the CBR must have had flat front tire and got off to check after being on the XB12R.
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Old 06-10-2004, 11:31 AM   #43
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Default I agree! Make this an article!

Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.
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Old 06-10-2004, 11:36 AM   #44
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Default Early model XB9R/S's suffered a less than opimum batch of wheel bearings

Factory provided free replacement. Suspect bearings have black seals, replacements have orange seals.
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Old 06-10-2004, 11:44 AM   #45
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Default Re: You asked for it: My Buell experience.

You find me one and I'll ride it. Hell, I'll ride anything. I rode a Heritage Softail Classic last week. Anyone want to hear about that?







Anyone?







Didn't think so.
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Old 06-10-2004, 11:56 AM   #46
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Default Re: You asked for it: My Buell experience.

With the well written review of the Buell, I'd take another snapshot review by your hand. So anytime you get to spend some saddle time on any new, or unique bike, send a story on in to MO. If its half as good as this one, they'll probably publish it (and if you didn't lie to us, this was done at 3:00 am with no sleep, not to shabby either).
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Old 06-10-2004, 11:58 AM   #47
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Default Re: You asked for it: My Buell experience.

By all means. Write it up.



More content. More content.
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Old 06-10-2004, 12:09 PM   #48
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Default Re: he said kludged

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

One entry found for kludge.



Main Entry: kludge

Pronunciation: 'klüj

Variant(s): or kluge /'klüj/; US also and British especially /'kl&-j; 'klü-jE/

Function: noun

Etymology: origin unknown

: a system and especially a computer system made up of poorly matched components.



Apparently someone has ewok. VWW



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Old 06-10-2004, 12:14 PM   #49
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Default No way the new Buells are Kluged.

These bikes are extremely well integrated and extremely well designed. If you haven't ridden one, you may be basing your opinon on old information from the tube frame era. There you wou
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Old 06-10-2004, 12:45 PM   #50
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Default Re: Excellent Review

ItÂ’s not a work utopia in Japan. IÂ’ve spent quite a bit of time there, and have colleagues who have worked there for a number of years. They waste time and money due to some poor human resource management, and while they certainly do value harmony, it can be very difficult to get important issues in front of the right audience and get a decision made. ItÂ’s a case of ying-yang. They have weaknesses where we have strengths and vice-versa.



If they were universally good, the Suzuki twins would have left Ducati for dead. In reality, the outcome was pretty dismal, and you certainly canÂ’t chalk it up to a lack of engineering or manufacturing capability. People are people, and itÂ’s all tougher than it looks.

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