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zxr250cc 01-24-2006 02:11 AM

Re: Confederate VS Buell
The stock motor in the Buell will have more than enough power to be dangerous as you learn to drive. It might make sense to buy a smaller displacement bike and get in some riding practice while waiting for insurance premiums to drop with a good driving record... hint, hint...

rubberdown 01-24-2006 02:25 AM

Re: Confederate VS Buell
Get a buell XB, take a race school at a good tight track, then decide if you really want to rip it apart. I recommend Frank Kinsey's race school. Have fun, don't die young.

gjbedna 01-24-2006 02:35 AM

Re: Confederate VS Buell
If you REALLY REALLY wany pushrods, buy a John Deere. Want a V twin?....there's this thing called the SV, and others like the Superhawk, RC-51, even a TL1000. Stop the insanity before it's too late. Insurance? Pay cash, buy something nobody really wants to steal; liability is less than a hundred bucks. In the meantime, work on your skills....that will keep you and a bike in one piece (more or less). It's not what you ride but how you you ride it.....

rsk173 01-24-2006 02:43 AM

Re: Confederate VS Buell
I agree. Nobody would even think of stealing an SV.

pikehk 01-24-2006 03:52 AM

Re: Confederate VS Buell
They tried to steal my SV. They just blew a fuse when they tried to hotwire it. I agree get an SV for nothing and do track days. That is all I do with mine.

I really hate they, they needs to be executed.

tomk2 01-24-2006 03:59 AM

Re: Confederate VS Buell
"How do I get that engine into 'Nasty' territory? And I'm talking Confederate Nasty, without spending a few thousand dollars."

Without spending a few thousand? Sorry, no... the under $9K (new) Buell won't have the same power as the $30K Confederate.

But if you want a fun naked bike you could start with a good used XB9S for $5-$6K.

Then look these guys up and send 'em your heads and a check for $2500... you'll get your 100 hp in a solid streetable engine

gniewko 01-24-2006 04:18 AM

Re: Confederate VS Buell
Liability is less than $100? Where? Maybe out in the boonies somewhere, but here in NYC I've never paid less than $600/year for the bare minimum liability insurance...

Buzglyd 01-24-2006 04:32 AM

Re: Confederate VS Buell
You might want to go with the XB9s and learn how to ride first before you get all "Confederate nasty."

I'm sure your dad would like to be around for your 26th birthday.

bigjames 01-24-2006 04:43 AM

This poster has no even a single clue...
Guess he likes to pay for repairs when he wrecks (and if he even rides, I imagine this happens often). If pushrods are soooo bad, why has Japan Inc. adopted this venerable tech as its own? Get the Buell, that way you have a real company backing up the bike with a real warranty. For not all that much money you can get more HP out of the Sportster derived motor than the cloned big twin, this has been known in the HD world for quite a while! I just wish folks would answer freaking questions and keep their motorcycle prejudices out of it....makes me almost miss KPaul....

bigjames 01-24-2006 04:46 AM

Re: Confederate VS Buell
Exactly! Well said!

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