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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:26 pm 
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As above really. Formally owned a stock xb9r and loved it. 10 years later I'm looking to get another buell. I've seen a few but from people's opinion do you think a stage 1 tuned xb9r would be more fun than a standard xb12r


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:09 pm 
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Someone must have experience of riding the 2


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:26 pm 
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I prefer the 12. Whenever I ride a 9 I always think they are lacking...
Others will tell you they prefer the 9 with a shorter stroke etc. that they spin up quicker etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:49 pm 
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My heart is with the 12 but is wasn't disappointed with the 9 but u r right it lacked something. But the thought of a tuned 9 makes me think


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:03 pm 
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How would you tune it ?......9 lacks torque and the extra revs just encourage them to throw rear pistons sooner :)

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The 9 I was looking at was stage 1 exhaust air filter and ecu. I thought it may make up what the 9 lacks


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:16 pm 
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I'd also heard the 12 can have bottom end problems


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:17 pm 
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Jaidenthomas wrote:
The 9 I was looking at was stage 1 exhaust air filter and ecu. I thought it may make up what the 9 lacks

If it were only lacking noise, you would have it in the bag...

Jaidenthomas wrote:
I'd also heard the 12 can have bottom end problems

Which bottom end problems might these be?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:22 pm 
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Just what I've read. In my experience of owning an xb9r I always felt it could do with a little more power. Dont get me wrong it was great fun


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Now you've got me worried about my 12s... :?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Lol sorry


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:40 pm 
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The reason they're called 9's is that if you weigh more than 9 stone piss wet through in your riding gear, you really wont appreciate any benefit of the shorter stroke ie. they are girls bikes !
Buells are all about torque.....it's the only good thing about an antiquated 45 degree push rod air cooled V twin :idea:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Pmsl. You have made my mind up


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:18 pm 
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.....and because there's nothing on the telly tonight, I'll rant some more......
Just as you wouldn't really want an air cooled motor in your car or a fully faired bike, why would you want a bike with an air cooled motor inside its petrol tank ?
The XB frame is effectively a fairing, the motor doesn't get decent air flow and the fuel in the frame gets real hot, it can even boil on a hot day, thus negating any benefit of charge cooling via latent heat of evaporation, coupled with the fact that the XB draws its air via an already hot airbox.
The only fuel in frame Buell I own is an 1125 because it's temps are controlled via liquid......they still super heat the fuel but at least fresh air is drawn from between the fork legs.
As you may have guessed by now, I'm really not a fan (excuse the pun) of the XB range, Erik should've stuck with the tube frame bikes, especially if he'd evolved them with the Helicon motor :idea:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:52 pm 
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But xb9's are piss funny to ride and I am a bit more than 9 stone.

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