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Old 03-14-2006, 05:31 AM   #11
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More like- "the only thing that can beat a factory-prepped R6 piloted by a professional is a factory-prepped 600RR piloted by another professional."



McWilliams put his Buell in the top 10 and dropped out of the race due to a fail timing wheel that was fabricated at the last minute when production parts didn't arrive in time.



All of the Buells ran in the top 20 and were climbing until they hit mechanical issues. Two of them failed due to poor castings on the clutch parts. The killer is that the parts they used in testing had held up fine, but the teams wanted to use fresh parts for the race. It tuns out the fresh parts were all bad castings.



McWilliams had climbed all the way to 7th place, Rico and Crevier made it to 11th and 12th, all for a small fraction of the budget that the FX Hondas have on a bike with very limited development time.
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:34 AM   #12
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Ditto.



I've got 40k miles on Buells. When a turn signal or tail lamp finally blows I'll know it was from all that vibration.
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:42 AM   #13
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There are an awful lot of Buell/H-D experts here who have neither ridden nor owned one.
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:58 AM   #14
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Buell's handle so dang good they can make mincemeat out of most anything from Japan given the right circumstances (read that corners and short straights).



Picture if you will an F1 Williams chassis with a Hudson Twin-H Power flathead six motor/transmision.



I've got 2 little rising sun decals up by the steering head on my XB9SX.



One more and I'm an ace.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:05 AM   #15
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I thought you needed five kills to become an ace.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:08 AM   #16
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Even with all other things being equal, it is doubtful that Buell will be winning many races without one of the top echelon riders.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:27 AM   #17
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With over 75,000 miles on my '92 FLHS, 66,000 miles on my Norton commando 850 and over 50,000 miles on my Triumph 650 Tiger I've yet to loose a tailight bulb due to vibration. in fact those items are among the most reliable.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:29 AM   #18
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The experience at Daytona seemed to be porous clutch hubs. You're not planning to race at Daytona are you?
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:32 AM   #19
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>Anway, it's the rider that counts, not the bike.



If anyone says this, look what he´s riding and buy something else. Even he knows he´s got a dud.



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Old 03-14-2006, 06:34 AM   #20
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Do you really have Buells and 600´s in the same track competition? What the hell is that?



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