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post #1 of 157 (permalink) Old 01-31-2018, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Letís see your other rides

I’ll kick it off:

I have a 2002 Buell Blast.

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Buell M2 with S1 seat so a Buell M1
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Buell M2q with S1 seat so a Buell M1
How does she ride? Looks beautiful.
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It's very weird !

Has a real sharp forks angle but won't turn in , the engine is held in by a large bolt just behind the steering stem

Erik Buell was an engineer but some of the things really make you scratch your head

Owned this bike the longest and find it the most intimidating !
Has issues that would bankrupt the make if warranties were fully taken up

It's a real love/hate bike and I ride it the least

If the belt breaks. it's £200 for replacement and you have to semi drop the engine out to fit it

Will I sell it...... NO LOL
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'09 T-100 Forest Green / New England White, TORs, Intiminators & fork tubes raised 15mm, Chrome Ikon 7610 - SP8 Shocks, Custom Sargent Saddle, OEM Chrome Grab Rail, Conti Road Attack 2 EVO's 110/80VR19 & 150/70VR17, 7" Cibie lens and uprated H4 bulb.
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Beautiful bike. Tempted to get a Monster next. 821 is on the radar.
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Beautiful bike. Tempted to get a Monster next. 821 is on the radar.
Delaware? Not sure where to send you. Looked on the dealer directory and Ferracci is no longer listed as a dealer, so I'm assuming he retired. YMMV but IMO these are not DIY bikes. Having owned 8 since 1973, am very fussy about the tech who does my valves and belts. Still have Donnie Unger for mine but you'd have to ask the knowledgeable on the DMF whom to trust. And bring your VISA.

Glad to have the last middleweight 2-valve, air/oil cooled before Euro 4 kicked in personally. If you like wheelies, the last 1100 EVO's might be fun if you can find one nearly stock. They don't really need much in the way of mods. 821 will be smoother as 4-valves usually are, but much more expensive to maintain and like working with fine jewelry.

Not for everyone but can be habit-forming... Set up properly, they go where you "think" them.

'09 T-100 Forest Green / New England White, TORs, Intiminators & fork tubes raised 15mm, Chrome Ikon 7610 - SP8 Shocks, Custom Sargent Saddle, OEM Chrome Grab Rail, Conti Road Attack 2 EVO's 110/80VR19 & 150/70VR17, 7" Cibie lens and uprated H4 bulb.
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Delaware? Not sure where to send you. Looked on the dealer directory and Ferracci is no longer listed as a dealer, so I'm assuming he retired. YMMV but IMO these are not DIY bikes. Having owned 8 since 1973, am very fussy about the tech who does my valves and belts. Still have Donnie Unger for mine but you'd have to ask the knowledgeable on the DMF whom to trust. And bring your VISA.

Glad to have the last middleweight 2-valve, air/oil cooled before Euro 4 kicked in personally. If you like wheelies, the last 1100 EVO's might be fun if you can find one nearly stock. They don't really need much in the way of mods. 821 will be smoother as 4-valves usually are, but much more expensive to maintain and like working with fine jewelry.

Not for everyone but can be habit-forming... Set up properly, they go where you "think" them.
DE is a weird sport for anything not Suzuki/Kawasaki/Honda. I have plenty of dealerships within 60-90 minutes away which I suppose could be worse. Iím not sure where to go for Ducati either, though a test ride may be in order soon none the less.

As beautiful as they already are, I canít imagine many asthetic improvements. Not looking for wheelies but a nice step up that Iíll never outgrow would be nice. Theyíve lengthened their maintenance schedule from what I understand to around every 10k or so which seems promising.
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As beautiful as they already are, I canít imagine many asthetic improvements. Not looking for wheelies but a nice step up that Iíll never outgrow would be nice. Theyíve lengthened their maintenance schedule from what I understand to around every 10k or so which seems promising.
10K vs 7.5K is 4-valve vs 2-valve. Frankly, once they settle, 2-valve don't need shims much if you run Redline 15W50 religiously. Costs a lot more to check 4-valves. Now if it were 20K and you had the SBK timing chain...

Belts are every 2 years technically. If you bounce off the red line a lot, probably required. If you visit there rarely, maybe less. The belts switched to Kevlar-reinforced a few years back, (red lettering). Gates thinks they might go ten years, but this is a stressful application.

'09 T-100 Forest Green / New England White, TORs, Intiminators & fork tubes raised 15mm, Chrome Ikon 7610 - SP8 Shocks, Custom Sargent Saddle, OEM Chrome Grab Rail, Conti Road Attack 2 EVO's 110/80VR19 & 150/70VR17, 7" Cibie lens and uprated H4 bulb.
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