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Author:  DaveH [ 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:

Author:  Ellzpc1125R [ Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:26 pm ]
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Thanks... I'll get to it next time I wash her down.. see if I can take the back side ones off too. :D

Author:  Adam [ 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 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-)

Author:  ericry [ 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 !


Author:  Dewalt [ 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:


Author:  Ellzpc1125R [ Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New to Buell

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


Author:  DNZ [ Wed May 25, 2016 4:45 pm ]
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Soon to be an ex-Buell owner by the look of it:

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