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Old 05-12-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Cool2 Just picked up my Buell S1!!

Headed home with my new to me Buell S1 Lightning!

I've posted a question thread a while back and I've posted about this bike in the "What bike do you want today" thread.

Well, today was the day, the stars all aligned finally and it is MINE!

More pics and info to come but here's the first pic since it actually became MY "new" bike...





Time will tell of course, but after the first 2 minutes of a 10 minute test ride I was smiling from ear to ear! So, far it is everything I expected and was hoping it would be.

And to think, I've always been a Harley basher....






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Old 05-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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It ain't a Harley.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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I always liked those. I am just too Damn short to ride one.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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It ain't a Harley.
Well, you know what I mean....

I guess to be fair I should clarify....

It isn't so much HD that I had issue with anyway. I just never got the cruiser thing, and maybe even more was all the people that wanted or owned a "Harley" rather than a motorcycle that just happened to be built by HD. That and the A-holes that flipped me off because I was on my Duc instead of a "Harley". Just a series of things over the years that, justly or not, turned me anti-harley. I'm just somewhat surprised that I actually own something produced by the motor company and with a HD engine no less....

But, enough of my old prejudice.

You're right. It is none of those things, and I LOVE IT so far!



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Old 05-12-2012, 04:46 PM   #5
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Fantastic looking bike, enjoy and many safe miles
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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I always liked those. I am just too Damn short to ride one.
Really?

I'm 5'7" on a good day, have a 30 inch inseam, and can flat foot the S1.

I also ride a 1150GS and a KTM 640 LC4. The KTM has a 37" seat height. Can't flat foot either of those of course.......
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:51 PM   #7
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....produced by the motor company ...
Produced by Buell.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:51 PM   #8
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Produced by Buell.
Produced despite The Motor Company?
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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Produced despite The Motor Company?
HD Board Room circa 1995
Let's see.. Attract younger buyers.. Check
Increase the span in market .. check
explore new segments of the market... check...
Racing.. check

It has to weigh 700-900 lbs ....uncheck
work with pirate clothing.... uncheck
ooze HD ...uncheck
have 6742 chrome gee-gaws.... uncheck

Be the least bit threatening to the MoCo.
Destroy!
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #10
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nice bike!! congrats.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #11
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IMHO the S1 is one of the sexiest motorcycles made, if it were mine I'd look for a XB motor to stuff into it.

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #12
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New to you Buell

Congrats from one Buell owner to another! I also ride an 1150 GS, a XB9R( hot rod) and think that is one sweet bike you just bought. Hawghead
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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New to you Buell

Congrats from one Buell owner to another! I also ride an 1150 GS, a XB9R( hot rod) and think that is one sweet bike you just bought.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:11 AM   #14
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Produced despite The Motor Company?
Yup. Then they killed Buell. HD can go screw themselves.

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Old 05-13-2012, 05:29 AM   #15
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Time will tell of course, but after the first 2 minutes of a 10 minute test ride I was smiling from ear to ear! So, far it is everything I expected and was hoping it would be.
That's exactly how I felt when I bought my 2005 XB12s this past December. Congrats on your new bike!
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