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Old 12-17-2006, 08:59 AM   #71
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:18 AM   #72
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:17 AM   #73
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And so maybe, when the sales fall off instead of holding steady or growing, they'll do something insane like buying 60-degree Vs from Rotax, a'la Aprillia.



In the meantime, if I wanted a 'modern' Japanese inline four and its 12,000 mile valve maintenance intervals, I'd do what all the stunters around here do: buy it at the junkyard and pull what's left of the bodywork. Yippee!

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Old 12-17-2006, 12:03 PM   #74
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Buy a Yamaha wreck; the valvetrain check-interval is 26,000 miles - you probably wouldn't have to worry about it for another 24,800............
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Old 12-17-2006, 12:25 PM   #75
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Sorry, that was supposed to read;



"You got ONE out of the two correct, it's up to you to decide which one.........."



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Old 12-17-2006, 12:30 PM   #76
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OH, and just for the record; there were a LOT of individuals at that Rally sans trousers........
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:40 AM   #77
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:49 AM   #78
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Based on KPaul's "informed" comments ojn this thread, I sought out my friend, who has an XB-9S, and another chum, who has an XB-12R.



I took a little ride on both, and was quite impressed. I am now looking at my bank account to see if I can scrape up anough loose change for a used 9S.



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Old 12-18-2006, 05:10 PM   #79
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Maybe it was his boyfriend's daughter.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:36 PM   #80
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Oh God, not this again.



I love riding my XB12S... not in spite of the Sportster motor... but BECAUSE OF the Sportster motor. It is a great motor, very well suited to the task of propelling a small sportbike at a very rapid pace. It is reliable, relatively simple, economical to run, compact, and sounds just incredible with a Drummer or suchlike.



On the V-Rod motor in a Buell, Mr. Buell has spoken: "Too big, too heavy, and too expensive". I certainly wouldn't want it in my Buell, nor would any other Bueller I know.



Why does this thread constantly come back? Why do people think the Buell motorcycle needs a different engine? As it stands, Buell has married a fine high-tech chassis, suspension and tires with that rip-snorting old air-cooled Sporty motor, and hopped it up with modern fuel-injection and free-breathing heads. The damn thing is pure motorcycle heroin. I wouldn't change a thing. (Well I admit looking forward to a streetable XBRR, however). [Big grin]
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