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Old 04-27-2012, 09:33 PM   #46
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And you're still punishing yourself after all these years.

Learn to let go of that painful and frankly unforgivable misstep...

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I had let go, I only remembered when I was writing the post and thought "where are the photo's I took". Bothered my friend more as he wasn't taking any photo's of the trip because he was relying on copies of mine.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:54 PM   #47
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I still miss my old "Tuber" M2. Great bike, no issues, and except for not having any storage or a place to put anything (including no helmet lock), a ton of fun on long rides.

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:53 PM   #48
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Go to badweatherbiker , the newer Buells are probably very different from your model.
I have been on Badweb & already posted a little about my 2006 Uly in this thread if you look. I admit that the Uly has pissed me off many more times than the ‘96 S1. Yet the earlier bikes like the S1 often got a bad rap. Yes, they are very different. The S1 is so much easier to work on than the XB models.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #49
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My 2008 XB12Ss was 100% trouble free. It was amazing to ride, and never stopped putting a smile on my face. I will miss it greatly, but it was time for a change (I have Bike ADD)
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:20 PM   #50
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #51
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Well, thanks for all of the replies and opinions.

I guess that if I want a Honda, I'll buy a Honda...

I realize that the tube frame Buells may not be as refined, and that they may have some issues, but they just look so damn cool to me....

Perhaps it's just something I need to experience for myself one way or the other. Either I'll love it, or I'll realize that I don't but at least I'll have a chance to get it out of my system. But, I am in the mood for a new (to me) bike and there just isn't anything out there right now that really tickles my fancy quite the way this does...



Most especially for the money...

I mean if this was to be an "only bike" I'd pass, In fact, back when these bikes were still in production I was more of a one bike sort of guy, sorta... But since then I've kinda branched out a bit, so I do have something else to handle the practical/reliable/comfortable/two-up/luggage carrying duties.

I'm leaning very heavily in the direction of taking the plunge and trying one of these things out for myself, so wish me luck....

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:00 PM   #52
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Got some new Diablos on the TT today, courtesy of Dave Jenks in his new San Jose location. I almost sold this bike last Fall. So glad I didn't.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #53
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Ok, so I started this thread a while back when I first started actually considering a Buell for my "new" bike. I was just trying to get a handle on the bikes, so I'd know which way to turn, or whether I should just put them out of my mind.

Thanks to all those that offered their opinions and thoughts, especially those that had positive, real world experiences of their own to share.

Thanks in part to this thread I did purchase my first Buell.

For those that may be interested and that may have missed it, I started a new thread when I got my "new" bike:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790265

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #54
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Well done Randy. Those S1's are really sharp looking.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:35 AM   #55
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For those that may be interested and that may have missed it, I started a new thread when I got my "new" bike:
I don’t know why you didn’t just add to this thread.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:03 AM   #56
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Well, in hindsight I suppose I should have. But, when I first started this thread it was just meant to investigate the concept of purchasing a Buell. Just a way for me to toss the idea around in my head and either talk myself into it, or out of it.

Then, when I actually got the bike I guess I was so stoked that I just didn't think and just started a new thread, with a new title, that reflected the fact that I had bought a Buell, rather than this thread that was meant to be asking about them.

Nah, that probably makes no sense, but... it is what it is...
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #57
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This thread evolved into a Buell motorcycle Pros/Cons thread.
The new thread is bike specific.

Makes sense to me.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:51 AM   #58
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This thread evolved into a Buell motorcycle Pros/Cons thread.
The new thread is bike specific.

Makes sense to me.
Well, maybe I'm not crazy after all...


Err, well....



um, goodcat, you are sane, right?


But, yeah, that's what I had in mind when I began the new thread. It's really more about showing off my new toy and giving my opinion of that one particular motorcycle, whereas this thread was more of a pros vs. cons discussion of the Buell motorcycles in general.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:07 AM   #59
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um, goodcat, you are sane, right?
I certainly won't go on record as ever labeling myself as "sane"....
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:47 PM   #60
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I certainly won't go on record as ever labeling myself as "sane"....
He does take some INSANE Photos!!!! Goodcat, howzit!!!!!
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