New Firebolt for me in Inverness

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Tick
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New Firebolt for me in Inverness

Postby Tick » Sat May 30, 2020 8:49 pm

Just bought this 2006 (built 05) Firebolt 1200 off eBay. Always fancied one but couldn’t afford it back in the day, so now I have one. About the bike; it’s had two owners, first guy managed 147 miles and the guy who I got it from racked up loads more bringing the total mileage to 1299 when I collected it. It’s got a Micron system on it and seems to run well so I’m hopeful that’s an indication that it’s maybe been mapped to suit? It has a billet top yoke conversion with flat bars but I have all the original displaced parts. I might put the original bars back on to see which set up I prefer. Me, I’m a bit of a bike nut, I’ve got a few others- 250LC, 350LC, CB550K3, CB750F2(SOHC), Ossa 350 Explorer, CB1300 and an XL1000 Varadero. I worked in Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Vespa & MZ workshops between 1984 and 1999 so I have a wee bit of experience. Yamaha two strokes are my passion, the inner hooligan in me refuses to leave! These days I run a wee garage specialising in VW / Audi group cars and vans. I do a lot of diagnostics and did some remapping too. I love the ‘techie’ bits of what I own so I’m looking forward to learning a wee bit about the Buell from you good people. Here’s my new toy, Hello all. https://www.flickr.com/photos/91538928@N04/shares/5p48yT
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t965m
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Location: West Lothian, Bonnie Scotland

Re: New Firebolt for me in Inverness

Postby t965m » Sat May 30, 2020 8:58 pm

Welcome :D

Loads of expertise and experience on here who know pretty much all there is to know about Buells.

Maz is down in Manchester and what he doesn’t know About Buell’s isn’t worth knowing, or so he tells me :) Magz (the boss) will only let him work on her bikes.

Anyhoo - enjoy :yup:
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Jazzbutcher
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Current ride: Buell 1125R

Re: New Firebolt for me in Inverness

Postby Jazzbutcher » Sat May 30, 2020 9:02 pm

Welcome,
Enjoy the new bike. JB
Ride Safe & Stay between the hedgerows.

gusm2
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Re: New Firebolt for me in Inverness

Postby gusm2 » Sat May 30, 2020 10:31 pm

Welcome
Last year I joined a group for anti-social people
We haven't met yet.

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Finmows
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Re: New Firebolt for me in Inverness

Postby Finmows » Sat May 30, 2020 11:19 pm

Nice introduction
:sun:
Welcome to the mad house :yup:
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Nutah
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Current ride: X1 2001
Location: southampton

Re: New Firebolt for me in Inverness

Postby Nutah » Sun May 31, 2020 6:57 am

welcome :yup: Tick , the settings for suspension are in the Buell owners manual , with owner weight etc.
when i had a Firebolt , i did the clip on to flat bars conversion , set the suspension to the XBs or XBr
otherwise it rides like a breeze block :mrgreen:
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ursus americanus
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Current ride: S1W,S2T,1125CR
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Re: New Firebolt for me in Inverness

Postby ursus americanus » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:31 pm

Great introduction 8-) From your variety of bikes and past experience I think you're going to love the Firebolt and our community. Welcome :D

Steve
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Nutah
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Re: New Firebolt for me in Inverness

Postby Nutah » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:17 pm

with flat bars, you may have to put a spacer between the screen & the mirror support/subframe
this saves butchering the screen to clear the master cylinder :yup:
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cactus
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Current ride: '03 XB9S Lightning
Location: Dundee, Scotland

Re: New Firebolt for me in Inverness

Postby cactus » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:38 pm

Hi from Dundee, hope you enjoy your Firebolt. :yup:


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