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Old 09-13-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
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Default Re: One Year / 12,831 Miles on a 2004 Buell XB12s

Interesting report. I'd like to see more like this, especially for bikes I'm considering the purchase of.



Can you tell us how much the dealership services cost?
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: One Year / 12,831 Miles on a 2004 Buell XB12s

upchuck a thought is about it.

For this site to be taken seriously it cannot continue to be a mouth piece for Buell.



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Old 09-13-2004, 09:17 AM   #4
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What are you saying? That if the guy didn't like his buell they wouldn't have posted his report?
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Old 09-13-2004, 09:18 AM   #5
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I purchased a 3 year plan where all my services for those three years are included. Sweet deal since I ride a hell of a lot. I think it was something like $1,500 or so, don't rember the exact amount.
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Old 09-13-2004, 09:23 AM   #6
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Default Re: Excellent stuff

So you're basing your opinions on 2 encounters? Yeah... that's credible. I've seen guys on sportsters smoke kids on 600's. It doesn't mean the sportster is faster, it means the kid on the 600 can't ride.



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Old 09-13-2004, 09:24 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments.



Yes, a good pilot on any of the current 600's can wring up some RPM and beat me off the line. However, time and again, if they aren't winding the p i s s out of it on take off I take them. If we are just trolling along at say 50 mph or so and suddenly both stomp it I usually am a little faster every time and thatÂ’s even against the new Kawasaki 636 Ninja.



I'm under no illusions however about the liter bikes. They can stomp me like I said in the article just about anywhere.



I did buy the Buell however for something different and cheaper to run (45 to 47 mpg), and easier to maintain. I don't want to be cleaning and lubing a chain every other Sat.

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Old 09-13-2004, 09:24 AM   #8
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Default Re: One Year / 12,831 Miles on a 2004 Buell XB12s

Uh ZRX, this was a READER submission. MO did not write, solicit or get compensated for it. In fact, there are NO Harley or Buell ads on Motorcycle.Com nor have they paid us anything since their last campaign expired several months ago.



Since you evidently own a Kawasaki ZRX, why don't you take the time and write your own multi thousand word impression of it, including pros and cons. If you submit it, I promise you it will be posted as a reader submission, exactly like this one was.



In the past year, Buell has won one MO shootout, Yamaha has won two and Honda has won two. We reviewed a Kawasaki (KX-250F) at the begining of the year and gave it a glowing review.



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Old 09-13-2004, 09:31 AM   #10
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I do have the race kit, adds as much as extra 10 horsepower between 4,000 and 7,000 rpm. Don't know if it makes a lot of diff but could. Did the two Buells you beat have a race kit. We have found it makes a lot of difference if you have the kit or not in roll-ons etc.
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