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post #1 of 11 Old 04-03-2010, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about a buell xb12scg

So been out looking at a 2nd bike to be a stable mate to the 9er and the quads. I've come down to the buellxb12s.

What is a good price for a 05 or 06 buell xb12scg?

I found one local for 5500 with 811 on the odo it's an 05 owned buy an old man. he has an 06 with more miles on it but its the firebolt not the lightning. I'm not a fan of bikes with fairings.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-04-2010, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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No one has an opinion? That's a first for here.

From crazed list it looks like he's asking about right. But a little over NADA.

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post #3 of 11 Old 04-04-2010, 08:46 AM
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Buel went bust. Nobody has a clue what they're worth because all tha variables that has caused.

There's an article in the back of May's "Motorcyclist", of a guy that had a low speed accident on a Buell. Dented the frame. Totaled the bike. As long as it isn't leaking, I would shoot it with a rattle can and ride it. So before you get your Buell, get a quote on full coverage insurance.

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post #4 of 11 Old 04-04-2010, 09:35 AM
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If you want it go for it.


But my totally uneducated opinion is they went under for a reason.

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post #5 of 11 Old 04-04-2010, 11:54 AM
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I sat on an 04 12s two days ago. Didnt ride it but if it rides as nice as it felt, man I'd do it in a second. I would not pay full pop for one for the reasons listed above. I've kinda got a bug to get one now too.
I personally wouldnt give more than 4k for one. But....I'm cheap.

That'll work........
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A month ago I got a price of 5500 for a brand new xb12r with a warranty.

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A month ago I got a price of 5500 for a brand new xb12r with a warranty.
The "S" 's have long since dried up around here.......

That'll work........
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post #8 of 11 Old 04-04-2010, 04:57 PM
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Here's my take on the Buells after several test rides including a Ulysses, Lightning, and Firebolt.

Likes
1. Do not be troubled by the gyrating mirrors while sitting on its kickstand. That all disappears when it's moving.

2. I liked the way it shifted.

3. I liked the brakes of all the bikes.

4. I thought the seat was fine.

Dislikes
1. Fit and finish are cheesy. It's no Honda or Beemer. The gauges and controls look like something from Mattel. Mind you this is coming from the perspective of someone who is used to BMW style controls which can be operated with snowmobile choppers. The starter switch is a little yellow tab the size of my pinky nail and just screams "BREAK ME!".

2. The handling is great right up to the point where your are on a cloverleaf and start to roll on the throttle.... When leaned over the Lightning wants to fall over if you close throttle and starts to run wide if you roll on. This motorcycle holds a line very well so long as you maintain a steady throttle. It makes you feel as you are in an arm wrestling match with the bike and not totally in control. You have to keep constant pressure on whichever clip on you're leaning in to and have to apply a corresponding amount of increased pressure to the amount of throttle you're feeding in.

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post #9 of 11 Old 04-04-2010, 07:20 PM
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And then it became a Buell forum.

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post #10 of 11 Old 04-04-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Seems looking around craigs list with crazed list the guy is actually asking a little ow but I wint gonna let that stop me from throwing a lower jab at it.

I dig the way they look and sound and I'm taking it for a test ride this week I didn't have any gear with me when I w3ent to see it actually went looking at a car. He so happened to have 2 buells for sale.

My wife fell i love with the xb12scg since she can flat foot it and it's light as can be.

I'm blessed with a women that isn't afraid to ride.

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post #11 of 11 Old 04-04-2010, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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no parts worries my a little but the biggest items seem to either be replacable with hardly performance parts or with an aftermarket solution.

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