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Old 09-28-2005, 07:20 AM   #31
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Default Re: Touring on a Buell XB9/12 ?

I keep mine in your wife's purse too!
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:24 AM   #32
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Default Re: Touring on a Buell XB9/12 ?

Your riding habits sound pretty much like mine. I ride an '04 Kawasaki Mean Streak that does all the above really well. 30,000kms of totally trouble free riding so far since I bought it last year. Plus it's a hoot to drive fast on a twisty road, sure it's still a cruiser and you drag the pegs, but you can hussle pretty good. Love the stock seat and have done many long days. Having said all that, I'm looking seriously at the Ulysses. The wife bought a BMW F650 this year and wants to do some gravel and the meanie sucks on gravel. If I buy the Uly, I'll probably hang onto the meanie for at least a year to see if the Uly can be my only bike.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:13 AM   #33
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That explains it- I put on a pair one day and started checking out the fellas.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:15 AM   #34
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Hats off. That is impressive.
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:17 AM   #35
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Default My experience on a 12s

I did 600 miles in 12.5 hours, crossed the border twice, 6 gas stops, crossed logans pass on a long weekend, and all I can say is 600 miles is a full day on an XB.



I'm 6'3 and by the last hundred miles my knees were starting to feel it, though not unbearably so.



Make sure you have your tire changes planned, as the stockers will last about 2000 miles on the highway (to the cords). There are a few "sport touring" tires available that provide a lot more mileage with a little handling sacrifice.
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:08 PM   #36
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Default Re: Touring on a Buell XB9/12 ?

yeah, but he asked about an XB9 ...
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:40 PM   #37
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Default Re: Touring on a Buell XB9/12 ?

Lightning: either 9 or 12.



"xb12s/Ss maybe) "
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:42 PM   #38
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Thank you! I like your email address.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:44 PM   #39
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Default Re: Older owner of a 2004 XB12S

I agree even with the stock seat. Cramped legs are the first thing to bother most riders on a lightning.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:45 PM   #40
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Buell bags aren't expensive (unlike Harley) and they might be more likely to fit well on a relatively rare machine.
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