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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:25 pm 
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My XB12R out handles my SP2 hands down but the S1 is the weapon of choice...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:00 pm 
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Buy whatever floats your boat. ;) nobody buys a bell to have an easy life 8-) I agree that the S1 is proberbly the best looking Buell ever made, however they left a lot to be desired in the longevity stakes without spending. The X1 is a little dated but Buell had got most of it right by that time. They are also IMHO fairly easily to bring bang up to date cosmetically :idea: Variety is the spice of life. Just make sure you post pics. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:15 pm 
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Those bell x1 were very faaaast :twisted: I love my 2001 cyclone but my firebolt outhandles it by a long way


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:30 pm 
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coco wrote:
Those bell x1 were very faaaast :twisted: I love my 2001 cyclone but my firebolt outhandles it by a long way

:o :yt: A bell for a bell end........ :coat:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:13 pm 
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hi again

thanks for the replies.
I had an xb9 firebolt & yes it was a hoot to ride, cornered like a house fly, looked great, had some trick concepts ie. fuel in frame, oil in swing arm, the front brake disc.
but.... it over heated in town traffic, was a bitch to work on (changing plugs etc) cos the v twin was surrounded by that frame & the fuel injection used to go outa sync & need re-mapping (cos I fitted a jardine can).
ive got a sporty at the mo & its so easy to work on.

I know what some will say... that these bikes need a bit of lookin after, that if ya want trouble free riding get a h#nd#. booooorrrring!!!!!!!!!

I love my Harley but at the end of the day it handles like .....well a Harley!!!!!!!
I love the X1 (& earlier bikes) cos its a proper muscle bike, has a more sit up position & the v twin lump is more on show in that tubee frame than later models. A sporty on roids!!!!!

my questions are still the same, life with one of these bikes & what to look out for if shopping for one....mods/upgrades what things go wrong etc etc

cheers...ivan :yup:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:20 pm 
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DaveH wrote:
My S1 is my favourite bike too :hehe: :hehe: But......the XB out handles it on every level

Dave's is my favourite s1 too.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:17 pm 
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irishivan wrote:
hi again
:askmaz: you will have all the answers and a lot more........ :idea: .....Its not called the Emporium for nothing. ;)
thanks for the replies.
I had an xb9 firebolt & yes it was a hoot to ride, cornered like a house fly, looked great, had some trick concepts ie. fuel in frame, oil in swing arm, the front brake disc.
but.... it over heated in town traffic, was a bitch to work on (changing plugs etc) cos the v twin was surrounded by that frame & the fuel injection used to go outa sync & need re-mapping (cos I fitted a jardine can).
ive got a sporty at the mo & its so easy to work on.

I know what some will say... that these bikes need a bit of lookin after, that if ya want trouble free riding get a h#nd#. booooorrrring!!!!!!!!!

I love my Harley but at the end of the day it handles like .....well a Harley!!!!!!!
I love the X1 (& earlier bikes) cos its a proper muscle bike, has a more sit up position & the v twin lump is more on show in that tubee frame than later models. A sporty on roids!!!!!

my questions are still the same, life with one of these bikes & what to look out for if shopping for one....mods/upgrades what things go wrong etc etc

cheers...ivan :yup:


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