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Old 08-01-2011, 03:03 PM   #61
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what sort of gas are you putting in, what mileage are you getting?
I have used regular and premium. I do not notice a difference.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #62
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zombie thread resurrection.



Bored and thinking about a B-king.

Wonder if any owners have updates on how they still like, or not, the B-King.

I missed the fire sale on the buell 1125CR, and maybe I can find a killer deal on a B-King?
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:56 PM   #63
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i love mine more since I put a VStream windscreen, added highway pegs in front, 50L Hepko Beaker hard trunk, and lowered the stock pegs. QUOTE=Dragon Rider;18513528]zombie thread resurrection.



Bored and thinking about a B-king.

Wonder if any owners have updates on how they still like, or not, the B-King.

I missed the fire sale on the buell 1125CR, and maybe I can find a killer deal on a B-King?[/QUOTE]
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:33 AM   #64
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zombie thread resurrection.
Bored and thinking about a B-king.

Wonder if any owners have updates on how they still like, or not, the B-King......
When I first bought mine it would put a smile on my face when riding it. The way it sets right now it is the most fun bike I have ever owned for running back roads which is what most of my riding is. I own something else with a windshield so that is not a concern.

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Old 07-19-2012, 02:28 PM   #65
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Every time I see one of these, I wish I'd bought one...

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Old 07-20-2012, 07:44 AM   #66
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yeah, I suspect these will go up on value eventually...I wish I had the $$$ to find a cherry and just stick it in the back of the garage under a dust cover,
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:42 PM   #67
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I sat on one back in 2008 and wanted it immediately.........too bad I just got laid off back then. I still want one, though.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #68
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Why did they stop making them? I thought they were cool aside from the mufflers and price.Maybe one day the japanese companies will get a clue and figure out not every one can afford a over 10 grand motorcycle.If they hd dropped the price down to 7 or 8 grand these bikes would of been gone like hot cakes.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #69
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Our local dealer chooses to keep bikes sitting on the showroom floor for years, rather than negotiate lower prices. They'll throw in a $100 helmet though to sweeten the deal.
My dealer WAS like that.
He is now out of business !

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:28 AM   #70
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I've bought mine in 2010 and have consistently put 8-10k miles a year on it. The thing always puts a smile on my face. It does have its problems, most of which have already been mentioned. The small fuel tank, I can only go consecutively (besides fuel stops) for around 6 hours then I need like an hour break. I know people don't like the exhausts visually or the sound of them. I enjoy how quiet the exhaust is. Really funny when pulling up next to a CBR600 or R6 with slip-on and they have no clue a busa is breathing underneath.





An R1 rear with integrated signals makes the exhaust look a little bit better
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:56 PM   #71
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Here's my free ProTip of the day for you:
Keep quiet about the internet when you're in a mom and pop shop that's being starved to death by it.
Hard to believe after reading all the posts ranting and raving about new technology, and how it has made motorcycles and our lives better in general (not mine) But when something good does come form that technology (a better deal on something and a more competitive marketplace) someone comes along and actually says how bad it is. Like it or not, the internet is here, and with it instant access to information. Retailers have to compete in this "new world" or go out of business. I am not generally for new technology, but I don't see how it can be bad if it helps the customer (I'm one of those, as are most here) get a better deal. Running a business is a gamble, and you can win, or you can lose. And you can lose $10,000 or $2000, take your choice, but the longer a dealer hangs onto something like that, the more they are going to lose. If that dealer didn't finally accept a "realistic" offer on that bike, he probably still has it, and it probably really is worth about $3000 now.
I am hoping that having dealers competing online will make all of them more competitive, and the winners will be the consumers. Also I am hoping more information will become available about "powersports" dealers sales tactics, like it has about car dealers, so potential buyers will not get ripped off by all the bogus fees, which car dealers had to drop decades ago, when buyers caught on. I would like to see a whole new world for motorcycle dealers, where it is possible to buy new motorcycles without fees, and at, or below, MSRP, same as cars and many other things. Dealers have had it their way for way to long. Time for a change.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:48 AM   #72
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Planned to modify a Busa into an upright configuration for a while, but Suzuki built it before I had time. The BKing is bullet proof, a great commuter machine and it wins at the strip on the weekends. Some complain about the stock exhaust - but I love it - it's so understated - purrs like a little kitty until you drop the bomb and then it's just plain old gone. Neighbors can't hear me coming in after a long night on call either. Worth every bit of 9K if < 1000 mi to me. And the best part - it will test your skills in a heartbeat. Wish Suzuki would do another production run.

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Old 05-26-2013, 05:22 AM   #73
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Well looky there, both my brothers are now on ADV. I just got my Suzuki back on the road.


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Old 05-26-2013, 06:17 AM   #74
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Nice!

Zombie thread: derailed!
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:31 AM   #75
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Nice!

Zombie thread: derailed!


You bringing the bug in this week? Tue or Wed?

btw, that's one of my brothers in the post prior to mine. I didn't even know he had a B-King.

My brother gets a B-King, I'm drooling over Groms.
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