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post #1 of 6 Old 10-18-2016, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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I always fancied one of these, used to circle around them in the bike shops - even test-rode one once...

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So he is proud of his Buell because it hasn't had any failures after 7000 miles. Fine. Finished reading at that point.

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I always fancied one of these, used to circle around them in the bike shops - even test-rode one once...

Peter Egan's Very Long-Term Buell Ulysses | Cycle World
>>>>>>> had a BuelU (and a full race TT ! ) ... wrapped the pipes bc bad heat issues ... screen came off and almost killed me (no helmet ) ... reported it to buell and eric sent me an apology and a T shirt ... overall the bike was a piece of crap compared to the 919 ... for some reason the TT was a better ride >> no heat and better reliability ??? bc they are essentialy the same ... no one cries for a buell

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I miss my Buell every time I have to adjust a chain. Or get 35 mpg in my 919. Or try to rail a bumpy corner on my stock 919 suspension. So, other than being easier to maintain, getting better fuel economy, and having better stock suspension, the 919 is a better bike.

And I put 50K miles on my Buell, and the only problems it had were self inflicted.

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I miss my Buell every time I have to adjust a chain. Or get 35 mpg in my 919. Or try to rail a bumpy corner on my stock 919 suspension. So, other than being easier to maintain, getting better fuel economy, and having better stock suspension, the 919 is a better bike.

And I put 50K miles on my Buell, and the only problems it had were self inflicted.
So i could trust on your opinion because of your mileage , but not on that magazine's guy's

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So i could trust on your opinion because of your mileage , but not on that magazine's guy's
Yeah, I couldn't make it through the whole article either. I was hoping for a diatribe on how awesome the Uly is.

IMO, the XB9 was the best "sporting street motorcycle" ever produced. I wasn't terribly fond of the 12 motor, but the 9 motor was just perfect on the street. 50 mpg, ZERO maintenance, comfortable, quick, and good looks/sound. The only reason I sold mine was because parts were getting stupid expensive, and there were enough unique parts that I couldn't just assume the HD part would fit. If the parts were as cheap as they used to be, I would sell the 919 and pick up an XB9SX in a heartbeat. That is easily the most fun bike I've ever ridden.
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