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hungmiester 10-27-2002 09:38 AM

Re: I don't get your point regarding valve tech...
oops! put this in the wrong place, but here it is.

actually i love ducati's. my brother has a 996 that i love to buzz around on. my buddy and his sister both own S4 monsters and they are neat to ride as well. it is just that everything on those bikes feel so much more refined than the buell. the repair bills on duc's and buell's are about the same so can't argue that fact. thanks for the input. see ya around.

ride hard.

johnnyb 10-27-2002 10:40 AM

Re: I really like...
Hah ha. You should assume the opposite. Boehm fired me for "drunken unprofessional behavior" at the `02 Honda 954RR press launch, which seems strange since I've been invited to a couple Honda launches since. (Think he just didn't like me.) Also interesting because the only person I ever recall being unable to answer the call due to an overserving of alchohol, was, ahh, Boehm. Some wise man once said: An alcoholic is a person you don't like who drinks as much as you do.

Yep, those guys finally got off their butts and got a I'd say it's almost but not quite as lame as their print mag. No reader feedback (I don't think), not much archived, etc. Um, now it's there, though, why subscribe to the print version? Oh, that's right--so you can read the whole story a month later...

Buzglyd 10-27-2002 10:59 AM

Re: Just the facts man, your misconceptions
Mr Long Ride,

How dare you be critical of Mr. K Paul. Why I once read that he rode his Ninja 300 miles in one weekend!

Considering I had lunch in Monterey, CA yesterday and I'm home in San Diego writing this post, I think I beat his weekend in one day.

He is wrong about one thing though, I took this trip on my Ducati and it didn't break down, not even once!

I think the saying, "it is better to remain silent and be thought of as ignorant rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt" applies to our friend Mr Cook in spades.

By the way longride, what are you ridin' these days? I've got a 2000 ST4 and a 2003 H-D Ultra Classic Electra Glide on the way.

runner00 10-27-2002 11:40 AM

Re: Reader Feedback: XB9S Lightning
I've got a 2000 cyclone with about 12,000 miles and I really like the bike. Just like the new lightning it's no rocket but it's no slow poke either. It's also a bike that I will do 300 mile days on for fun and it handles it with no problems what so ever. Air cooled bikes require a special attention and buell's maybe a little more so, but that's part of the fun. I do think at 10,000 the firebolt and new lightning are a bit pricey. I think they should have tried to bring the bikes in at about 9000. At 9000 they would sell a lot more bikes because many people will compare with the liter bikes and they are all around 10000. I'll be looking for a buell sport tourer. I hope they don't just slap a fairing and some bags on. I think they will have to lengthen the bike by maybe using a

different swing arm. Overall I really like the new buells. Keep in mind that with a Buell you can do most of your own maintenance and over the long haul that's going to save you a lot of money.

jam6 10-27-2002 11:54 AM

Re: Reader Feedback: XB9S Lightning
When is someone going to put a Buell XB9 and a V-Rod in a dimly lit room with some candles, a bottle of wine, and some Rod Stewart makeout music? I'd be the first in line to buy their offspring - the liquid-cooled bad-assed-mofo engine of the V-Rod in the Buell frame with an aluminum tank and body parts. Heck, I'll even buy the wine and Viagra, or does Viagra only work on pushrod engines?

sarnali 10-27-2002 12:01 PM

Re: Reader Feedback: XB9S Lightning
Longride, Maybe you could find an XR1000, Remember those? That was as close to their miler that you could get, Had a real streettracker look going, I learned to ride on my dads '66 tiger, he had it set up as a cafe`racer, before anyone here knew what that was, He was just "that crazy English guy with the odd lookin' Triumph" when I got my license he helped me set up a 250 matador as a cafe`bike, it was tons of fun! Yep my garage has room for a sporty, but I'm drooling over speed triple's right now, and Harley baggers,

SeanAlexander 10-27-2002 12:01 PM

Re: Reader Feedback: XB9S Lightning
Speaking as a past owner of a Bandit 12, I have to step in and say that other than on the freeway or dragstrip, the Buell would be doing the vanishing over the horizon. When the going gets twisty and unforgiving, the Bandit is carrying too much weight, too high, in too flexible of a frame, on too soft of a suspension to change direction in rapid flowing, fast succession like the Buell XB-9s. I dissagree with Burns on the outright canyon prowess of the Buell though. I picked up the Aprilia Tuono R yesterday and have spent the past 24 hours, flogging, drooling, laughing, cleaning and repeating. I am fairly confident that the Tuono and a small number of other bikes, will cover point A to B through the twistys a little faster than the Buell, given equal riders. But none would be WAY faster.

SeanAlexander 10-27-2002 12:10 PM

Re: Reader Feedback: XB9S Lightning
Mr. Burns gets the credit for that little slice O genious.

BMW4VWW 10-27-2002 12:13 PM

Re: Posse Comitatus
Sorry Highwayman, but if the posse was made up of the dentists and stockbrokers that now constitute the majority of Harley riders it would have to be renamed the yuppie Comitatus. They call me . . . . . unimpressed. VWW

sarnali 10-27-2002 12:24 PM

Re: Reader Feedback: XB9S Lightning
you forgot the hidden camara so we could watch, you sicko!!

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