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Forum: Beasts Today, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Hughlysses
A new belt is always a little bit of a trial to...

A new belt is always a little bit of a trial to get on. Buell updated and improved the belt several times since they started building XB's in 2002 and the newer belts seem to be stiffer and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By Hughlysses
I believe their sales manager mentioned something...

I believe their sales manager mentioned something about it in one article I've seen, and said that the Hero models like the HXR 250 would be priced substantially below their competition.

Here's...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By Hughlysses
Yep, total goof on my part. Corrected. ...

Yep, total goof on my part. Corrected.

Here's a comparison graphic with the Honda CBR250. The Hero's not a bad-looking bike:
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By Hughlysses
Hero has some interesting bikes in the works that...

Hero has some interesting bikes in the works that were designed completely by or with assistance from Erik Buell Racing:

"Hastur" 600cc parallel twin streetfighter:...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 129,470
Posted By Hughlysses
The re-routed pipes make room for mid-mount pegs...

The re-routed pipes make room for mid-mount pegs if you wanted to go that way.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 106,722
Posted By Hughlysses
For a machine shop, I'd recommend Simmons...

For a machine shop, I'd recommend Simmons Balancing & Machine. They're not the cheapest, but they do excellent work. They're located in West Ashley just off highway 61, very near the fork with Paul...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,934
Posted By Hughlysses
I'm just saying your opinion may be premature....

I'm just saying your opinion may be premature. The only "official" quote I've seen from anybody at EBR about what the AX will be is this:

"The AX will be a completely new motorcycle. It won’t be a...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,934
Posted By Hughlysses
Considering we have only the vaguest clue what...

Considering we have only the vaguest clue what the AX will be, how can you say it doesn't appear to be a serious competitor to any specific motorcycle?
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hughlysses
Good interview with Canepa: ...

Good interview with Canepa:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,434
Views: 72,494
Posted By Hughlysses
I think I can make this one. Are we on?

I think I can make this one. Are we on?
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hughlysses
Interesting, the testing ban has been lifted: ...

Interesting, the testing ban has been lifted:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wsbk/world-superbike-test-ban-lifted-2015/

EBR missed the previous test sessions. Hopefully the new team can take...
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hughlysses
Erik Buell is quoted as saying: "For 2015, based...

Erik Buell is quoted as saying: "For 2015, based on what we learned last year, we have made many changes and look forward to seeing how these all play out."
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hughlysses
Also on RoadRacing World: ...

Also on RoadRacing World:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/pegram-to-be-riderteam-manager-for-team-hero-ebrs-2015-world-superbike-effort/
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hughlysses
The German mag "Speedweek" has reported that...

The German mag "Speedweek" has reported that Pegram will ride AND manage the EBR team and that Niccolò Canepa wil ride the second bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,758
Posted By Hughlysses
No doubt Tiger's status has fallen considerably,...

No doubt Tiger's status has fallen considerably, but don't get the idea that Hero hasn't got plenty of cash. They're currently the largest manufacturer of two wheeled vehicles in the world and they...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,934
Posted By Hughlysses
Visordown just repeated info from a very...

Visordown just repeated info from a very speculative article that was posted at Autoevolution.com. Read the two interviews I linked in a post above. They give the only official word from EBR about...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,934
Posted By Hughlysses
Several EBR dealers have said that they were told...

Several EBR dealers have said that they were told that EBR's engineering staff shifted their focus to making some of the Hero small-displacement bikes ready for import to the US next year, which has...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,934
Posted By Hughlysses
Here's what people who actually work at EBR have...

Here's what people who actually work at EBR have said about the AX (not necessarily the "1190" AX) recently:

Interview with EBR Program Manager Dane Hoechst at Cycle World ...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,547
Views: 962,041
Posted By Hughlysses
They're actually progressive springs and people...

They're actually progressive springs and people who have installed them on 06 Uly's say they're a big improvement.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 106,722
Posted By Hughlysses
Next up, a steak restaurant aimed at PETA...

Next up, a steak restaurant aimed at PETA members.

:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 106,722
Posted By Hughlysses
That's all I saw on the menu that was linked.

That's all I saw on the menu that was linked.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 106,722
Posted By Hughlysses
I may make it this week, although I must admit...

I may make it this week, although I must admit I'm a bit perplexed at the concept of a motorcycle themed restaurant that only serves Vegan fare. :huh
Forum: Racing 11-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,074
Posted By Hughlysses
Geoff May posted to Facebook that Aaron Yates...

Geoff May posted to Facebook that Aaron Yates broke a femur in his crash during race 2. Surgery required before he can leave Qatar.

Aaron did NOT need that.
Forum: Racing 11-01-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,074
Posted By Hughlysses
EBR finally made Superpole. Good for Geoff. ...

EBR finally made Superpole. Good for Geoff. :clap

Interesting article about EBR's future in WSBK from a German site:
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By Hughlysses
The motorcycle show won't be any help; they...

The motorcycle show won't be any help; they stopped production a couple of years ago. You should be able to find a used one though.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,238
Posted By Hughlysses
If you're thinking about getting an RX, the $2k...

If you're thinking about getting an RX, the $2k discount promotion ends this Friday. SX $2k discount is good through the end of November.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,278
Posted By Hughlysses
Any progress to report?

Any progress to report?
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By Hughlysses
That seat is MUCH more comfortable than it looks.

That seat is MUCH more comfortable than it looks.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By Hughlysses
They also have a new color scheme for the RX: ...

They also have a new color scheme for the RX:

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/713493/750854.jpg

(borrowed from EBR's Facebook page)

Oh yea, and in case you guys haven't seen...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4,547
Views: 962,041
Posted By Hughlysses
^ Nice XT- what's the location?

^ Nice XT- what's the location?
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 58,656
Posted By Hughlysses
OT- any rumors from the EBR booth?

OT- any rumors from the EBR booth?
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By Hughlysses
Chinese 250 Adventure Bike

Interesting, but I don't think I'd buy one:

http://www.advpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/CSC-Headquarters1-561x374.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Hughlysses
Glad you got one (or more hopefully!) on order. ...

Glad you got one (or more hopefully!) on order.

You should toast late Beaumont son Johnny Winter while you're there picking up your key. RIP Johnny.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,781
Posted By Hughlysses
I updated the chart I made earlier with the...

I updated the chart I made earlier with the reduced price and corrected weight for the SX. Performance specs are taken from the RX test, but they should be close as the engine, gearing, and ECM are...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,781
Posted By Hughlysses
Not really. I did a demo ride in July and that...

Not really. I did a demo ride in July and that seat is FAR more comfortable than it looks. RX owners confirm it is a very comfortable seat. It may be that the foam is recessed in the center or...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 58,656
Posted By Hughlysses
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,781
Posted By Hughlysses
EBR announced $2k off the 1190SX this week (the...

EBR announced $2k off the 1190SX this week (the RX was discounted $2k a month or 2 ago).

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/713493/750385.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 58,656
Posted By Hughlysses
So, rent a cruiser with a ~26" seat height, ride...

So, rent a cruiser with a ~26" seat height, ride it for a week. When you get back on the Scrambler, it'll feel like a nose-bleed high dirt bike! :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 59,322
Posted By Hughlysses
While the details are different, the latest...

While the details are different, the latest Ducati is very much in the same school as the VT500FT:

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/xlarge/635476911829851954Ducati-Scrambler3.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 58,656
Posted By Hughlysses
Na, like me, you're WAY too old to be a hipster...

Na, like me, you're WAY too old to be a hipster (although I do like some of their beer and food and music). I like the Scrambler a whole lot, too. I just don't think Ducati's marketing is aimed at...
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