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Opinions on Buell motorcycles?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by MxRacer190, May 5, 2011.

  1. May 5, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    I've been looking around for a Buell to buy, and came across a few. 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2001. Anyone have experience with these years?
     
  2. May 5, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    which model might help

    Only one i have any experience on is the Blast...which is the bike that Harley teaches new riders on
     
  3. May 5, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    Also keep in mind that Buell closed it's doors in 2009
     
  4. May 5, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    yeah which one is the big question
     
  5. May 5, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    Yeah lol. My mom took the harley class once on a Blast. The one's I'm looking at are:

    99 & 01 X1 Lightnings

    the 01 has 12k miles asking $3500
    the 99 has 4k miles. asking $3800
     
  6. May 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    I have a 1999 X1 Lightning. 1203cc V-twin HD motor. Never had a problem with it. Not going to be as fast as a Ricer but all torque. My bike is 101hp and I am getting somewhere around 96.6 at the rear wheel. Vibrates like a crackhead when sitting still. Smooths out once your moving. Still not as smooth as a Ricer. It is for sale too. Needs a new battery and rear tire. 11000 miles never dropped or crashed. $3500

    **I also know where there is a Buell Blast for sale** My friend's X-girlfriend has it. I road it once. Can't tell you anything about it though.
     
  7. May 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    Ehh. Not really interested in a Blast, but thanks. So, if I offered this guy with the 2001 X1 $2800 cash today.(I'm going to look at it around 6) You think he would take?
     
  8. May 5, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    I can't speak for him. If it was me... $3000 and I would help you load it up to take home. Make the offer. All he can do is say no.
     
  9. May 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    alright thanks :D

    I love the Harley sound/feel. And I love the "naked" look of the Buell's. I'm just scared to buy a bike that's 10 years old lol.
     
  10. May 5, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    eh, just give it a test ride and make sure there's no weird noises. Check it out same as you would a car (should be a little easier since everything is exposed). I just sold my 1990 CBR 600 2 years ago and it ran flawlessly. If it was well maintained 10 years old really isn't an issue, especially with such low mileage.
     
  11. May 5, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    I agree. I had mine serviced EVERY year by the HD dealer here. I changed the oil 2x a year. Cables lubed, nuts torqued, drive belt checked, ect...ect. It was my feeling that since it is a bike and that bikes are enherently danerous... I wanted the best maintained machine under me.
     
  12. May 5, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Thanks for the input guys. :D i'll let you know how it goes. Maybe I'll be trailering back a new(old) Buell (have to trailer because I don't have my motorcycle permit yet)
     
  13. May 5, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    I bought it!


    He was asking 3500, I offered 2800, and we ended up at 3100. It needs a new battery, but man oh man at the POWER! I love it already :D
     
  14. May 5, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Thanks :D AHHHHH I'm so excited.
     
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    Ok, so now that you own it...
    :worthless:
     
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    Here it is!
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