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Thumbs down New Buell to me and my thoughts - June 3, 2007, 12:11 PM

So yesterday morning I was cruising craigslist and saw a 2004 XB12R that was wrecked and CHEAP (2100) So I drive down to Manassas and check it out. Well it wasn't in bad shape so I bought it. Here is Chocodile after his ride on it and by the way, Happy Birthday to him.
Anyway, my first impression is how cheesy this thing is. The fuel pump sounds like an air compressor, the upper fairing bracket is a joke, and placement of little shit like the rear brake master cylinder are awful. So, I replaced the footpeg and battery, screwed a sheet metal screw in the shift lever and fired it up. Chocodile took the first ride to gas it up and ran out about 3 miles short of the gas station. In the car, he noted how the thing was heavy, handled like shit and was slow to boot. We get back to the house, I gear up and head to my parents for dinner. Everything he said was right. The bike is STOOPID SLOW, it handles like a goldwing, its HOT, and the exhause blows right on your left ankle. The only positive I have to give it is the transmission is smooth and you use it a lot seeing as how it red lines at a blistering 6500 rpm. The bike struggles to lift the front tire under hard acceleration in second. But cruising in 5th at 70 and crack the throttle and it pulls very well. So, yes, its for sale, it has a clean title and minor damage. I spent 2100 bucks to confirm all the bad things people say about these bikes. I'll stick with the jap bikes and Harley Davidsons. Buell = Loser in my book.


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That's about right.
Well if it doesn't sell you know what will happen to it.


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June 3, 2007, 02:25 PM

why would anyone buy something they don't know anything about without doing research.
but if you want real fast i do't know why you don't own a Ducati.
do a search on moto gp standings, use google and research.



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June 3, 2007, 02:27 PM

Fair enough, but they are still FUN.


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why would anyone buy something they don't know anything about without doing research.
but if you want real fast i do't know why you don't own a Ducati.
do a search on moto gp standings, use google and research.
I didn't need to do any research, the price was all I needed. I am a motorcycle enthusiast and if I wan't to go fast I will ride my 07' R1 or my 05' GSXR 750. I am just offering my opinion on the bike and how I was dissapointed with its performance and design, thats it. I'm not a Harley Davidson product hater, I love Harley Davidsons, I just think Buell has a long road ahead of them if they wan't to be competetive in the current "sportbike" market. I'm sure its fun in some applications, but I would never use it as a commuter nor a back road carver. If its still around next week I will take it to the Roger Lyle day at Summit and see if my opinion changes. But for all intensive purposes, this was just someones OPINION.


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Add a Dobek TFI, BMC Race Filter and a Tsukigi exhaust and she might wake up a little. Should produce about 75HP and 75 Foot pounds of torque. Just tuned one for a customer.......its still a Harley under the race look...good luck with your sale..


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I couldn't agree more though.


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I think their motors perform better in rigid frames. Really. Go 80MPH and you feel like you're topping 190MPH. You can slide 'em across pavement as well. They just keep going.
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Add a Dobek TFI, BMC Race Filter and a Tsukigi exhaust and she might wake up a little. Should produce about 75HP and 75 Foot pounds of torque. Just tuned one for a customer.......its still a Harley under the race look...good luck with your sale..
75HP? Thats pretty low for a 12...


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June 4, 2007, 08:58 AM

Ive seen them well over 100 on the dyno at Fast Lane. They sound like they have a billion hp but the dyno doesnt lie too much


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June 4, 2007, 09:52 AM

75hp can't be right. A stock 1203 sportster motor pumps out almost 90hp, and 80lb of torque. At least that's what my manual says.


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June 4, 2007, 10:09 AM

The XB12 puts out 100 HP and 81 ft lbs. Thats good for 140+...and you'll get there pretty quick too.



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A stock 1200 is about 69 hp last I looked. My boys 04 1200 sportster felt about that or less as of 6 months ago. It had 2k miles on it. It had issues trying to keep up with a crown vic squad


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