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Just in time for winter.. New bike!

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    Just in time for winter.. New bike!


    2006 Buell Lightning XB12Ss, $7400 with 2100 miles on it. Picked it up on tuesday, and thanks to the rain, I've only spent about an hour on it.

    New bike + higher hp + wet roads = bad news

    But here are some pics..






    Sounds fantastic, very smooth, and quite quick (compared with my SV), and a pretty comfortable ride position.

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    Just in time for winter.. New bike!

    oh man... my buddy Nick (ffbuell-somethinerother on here) is gonna hate you.

    And then he's gonna remember the delivery date of his 1125R

    Sharp lookin bike dude, congrats.

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    Nice... those Buells have some cool shit on them.

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    Congrats man...that bike is nice!

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    congrats - man everyone is buying bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smooth R6 View Post
    congrats - man everyone is buying bikes!
    I'm next on the list...He,he,he

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    Someone told me about those gold rims and the first thing that came to mind was ...But after seeing them in those photos I likey likey likey. Real nice Bike! Congrats.

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    does it go fast?

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    Very slick-Congrats!

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    hmmmmm yeah, petes right i hate you right now.. very nice, like those barends.... i had CRG Lane Splitters on mine

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    Doode ----sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendanp View Post
    I'm next on the list...He,he,he
    You down on an 08 Black/ Grey like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kham View Post
    does it go fast?
    Lets see.. 65mph on the highways, 35mph on most 2-lane back roads, 45mph on some!

    Truthfully, it's a lot of fun. It's faster than my SV was, but it's only got 103hp (but like 87lb/ft of torque), so it's not ridiculous. This is also the only reason I felt like I could get it and not immediately backflip myself into a low orbit.

    The look, coupled with the sound, makes for a fantastic package! I only wish that I had my old Subaru WRX STi in black with the gold wheels so they'd match.
    Quote Originally Posted by ff36buell View Post
    hmmmmm yeah, petes right i hate you right now.. very nice, like those barends.... i had CRG Lane Splitters on mine

    Nick
    But you're getting an 1125R, right? And with the Rotax, that'll leave me in the dust, which will make my engine overheat because it's still air-cooled.

    I dunno, people were suggesting the 1125R for me, but the whole reason I felt like I could deal with this bike is because it wasn't too much of a hp bump from my SV. The new Rotax is putting down 146hp or something, so there's no way I'd think about that.

    I don't really care much for the look of the 1125R either.. But the speed is nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMMYDUCK View Post
    You down on an 08 Black/ Grey like me.
    Not nec. a Buell...just a bike for the track in general.

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    Just in time for winter.. New bike!

    I have 2 questions for you:

    1.) what are you doing with the SV?

    2.) what are you up to on Sunday? I am trying to get Keira to go on a ride up north to cruise and check out the leaves (she just doesn't know it yet)

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    nice bike dude....i like the color combo w/ the rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by reiobard View Post
    I have 2 questions for you:

    1.) what are you doing with the SV?

    2.) what are you up to on Sunday? I am trying to get Keira to go on a ride up north to cruise and check out the leaves (she just doesn't know it yet)
    Ahh, sorry, was coming back from NY today, though I would have rather been riding.

    SV is being stored for the winter, then sold in the spring. I'll put it up in the 'for sale' area.
    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNicholson
    nice bike dude....i like the color combo w/ the rims
    Thanks I've only put a hundred and fift miles on it or so, but dang, I really like it.

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    yeah, I started my riding career on the XBSS this spring and going next with the 1125. That bike will definitley do you well in the corners/mountains where torque can be king. you will not be disappointed. Still love those wheels, i had the black but had wished i had the ambers or the red.

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    speaking of rain remember that your HP curve is continuous from 1K to 7K, unlike a Jap bike, so watch your corners in the wet - enjoy

    and get a race kit, the pipe filter and module (Power Commander, HD version sucks) make a decent difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMG41 View Post
    speaking of rain remember that your HP curve is continuous from 1K to 7K, unlike a Jap bike, so watch your corners in the wet - enjoy

    and get a race kit, the pipe filter and module (Power Commander, HD version sucks) make a decent difference
    Noted, thanks.. I'm especially careful in the rain, but I'll definitely keep that in mind.

    How does the race kit affect how it drives? Also, how much do they usually run? Do they have to be dealer installed?

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    Not to effect the ride just gives you more HP, you're going to want it! The dealer will sell you a pipe, HD module that can't be adjusted, a K&N and a Vance and Hynes (can only), I'd go with a Power commander and get your own can on ebay. As a matter of fact I need to re baffle my Vance and Hines already, its way loud from being blown out - I wear ear plugs but my neighbors shouldn't have to! I test rode a new XB12 over the summer and thought my 2000 X1 was faster.

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    I still have my Race ECM, could have an Original Drummer exhaust... actually i have an open airbox kit too... shoot me a PM... made a big difference up top.

    -Nick

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    congrats, man! 'nother Bueller here. 05XB12S

    re: race kit... i'd go with Nicks Drummer and Race ECM instead (it is possible to tune it). better power curves with the Drummer. also, no PCIII available for the XBs. you could use one of the tuber model PCIIIs but they dont work with the Buell XB ECM learning features so well. can't tune 'em right for varying conditions.

    BUT, the first mod you really need is one of my custom dash faceplates

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