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 Post subject: Re: New to Buell
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:56 pm 
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Hair dryer on the reflector to soften the sticky backing and off it comes with a bit of pressure. It'll stop any corrosion eating away at the aluminium. They're not needed legally in this country :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: New to Buell
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:26 pm 
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Current ride: 2009, Buell 1125R
Location: West Sussex
Thanks... I'll get to it next time I wash her down.. see if I can take the back side ones off too. :D


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 Post subject: Re: New to Buell
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:50 pm 
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Ellzpc1125R wrote:
Hi everyone,
Getting used to her now... Accidental power wheelies aside.... Whoops
Do UK bikes need the reflectors legally or can I clean her up by removing them?
She's also a bit snatchy at low speed in 2nd... So Normally have to pop her in to 1st...is that normal?

That's perfectly normal with a standard ECM and can be 'tuned' out to some degree with an EBR ecm or someone cleverer than me with EcmSpy :D They like revs and have little flywheel effect, so when bumbling around at slow speeds in town, keep a finger on the clutch in case it stalls. It has all the power a sane person could ever want on the road, but despite this, when you're cracking on, it becomes a very easy bike to ride. But like anything of this power, if you take the piss, it will bite. Consider a pipe from Albert 666, of this Parish. Search site for references to his work (APH Performance)
These bikes really are underrated gems 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: New to Buell
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:54 pm 
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If this is your first bike I'd really encourage you to get some advanced training with a recognized trainer - cost a lot less than broken bones and wrecked bike.

I was lucky in that when I was 17 I didnt have the money to buy a full power Kwacker AR125 - if I did I definitely would have killed myself - the Honda H100S I did have had a few spills but I got away with it and learned a few painful, but not fatal for me or the bike, lessons.

I done a couple of days advanced riding tuition when I came back to riding after 20 years away and they were a very good refresher.

Any bike over 1000cc is a big bike and will bite you very quickly and cause you to run out of road very suddenly - take it easy and enjoy !

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 Post subject: Re: New to Buell
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:57 pm 
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Welcome Ellzpc !

Sound advice above,
would like to add, not to cheat the bike out of a set of proper tyres :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: New to Buell
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:32 pm 
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Current ride: 2009, Buell 1125R
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Sound advice guys.... Thank you.

Been riding her in since October in rain and cold and if you give her respect she is an easy bike to ride...

I tend to slip the clutch & keep the revs up in 1st & 2nd at low speeds...

The grunt is immense and I like the fairly un-civilised ride he he.

Got some info on an advanced riding course and seems good value... I'll be booking that then

Elliot


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 Post subject: Re: New to Buell
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 4:45 pm 
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Current ride: 2003 XB9S
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Soon to be an ex-Buell owner by the look of it:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-Buell-1125R-Black-Frame-/112005122389


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