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Old 11-17-2006, 12:45 PM   #11
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Where is Mscuddy? what will he do to celebrate? hit EB with cream pie? Did we get to bottom of probrem or what?
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:47 PM   #12
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Default Re: kpaul suggestions for Buell i.e to sell 200,000 bikes

Aprilia did it. Ducati did it. KTM did it. I think HD has the money but not the intelligence/long-term vision to do it. Not everyone wants a cruiser or a V-Rod especially Gen Y and X. You go up against the Japanese by being different. Triumph learned the hard way not to compete with an inline 4 with TT600.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:47 PM   #13
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Yep they fixed it. He is back in denial again... just kidding. In this case denial is riding around on bike with a inferior engine.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:54 PM   #14
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Default Ditto.

When I got the E-Mail from Buell, I was for a moment just blown away. Then I realized it was my bike with different tires.



WTF? That's just silly.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:55 PM   #15
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My last visit to the HD dealer to remind myself that I'm too short for the 06 Uly gave me the opportunity to ask the same question, "So when are you gonna put out a street legal XR 750?". I didn't even get a chuckle.
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:03 PM   #16
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well i love thee xb9 engine myself, but i don't know why we can't have something newer also, give people a choice at least—and get people like yourself, who would never consider anything with old sportster engine, to sample a Buell. I imagine something must be in the works. mustn't it?
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:06 PM   #17
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Default The definitive idea......

O.K. Check this out....



Take Buells Chassis, longitudinally mount a 1000 cc liquid cooled I-4, with a transmission that has some 90 deg. gear arrangement, that will allow the use of either the existing belt drive, or if that won't handle it then go to a conventional chain.

Stick the radiator(s) wherever they will fit.



Only downside, a little heavier, and some Torque Rock. Maybe the longer swingarm off of the XB12SS.



Whatcha think?
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:16 PM   #18
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Rocket IV?
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:16 PM   #19
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I'll bet that paint contest got you all revved up though.
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:18 PM   #20
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I hear they're thinking of putting a British motor in it.



Kind of like revers Jagrolet. Buelluar?
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