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jdugger
September 24th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Just testing the market mostly.

There's a TSBA price if anyone is seriously interested.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/mcy/853399242.html

pdef
September 24th, 2008, 12:23 PM
When you get the XB, can I ride it?

Edit: Hah! I just read your post in the track section. I am Nostradamus!

bjhughes
September 24th, 2008, 02:10 PM
I'll give you $3K for it...cash money baby!!! I think it has been severely stunted.

ddye
September 24th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Can you say MDD?

jdugger
September 24th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Can you day MDD?

No question.

Let's see what happens. If the market is bad, I'm happy to keep it.

pdef
September 24th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Selling an R1 in stunterland you should have no issues.

You need to emphasize the flushmount signals and fender eliminator more.

jdugger
September 24th, 2008, 03:27 PM
You need to emphasize the flushmount signals and fender eliminator more.

Great feedback. Done!

2WheelTiger
September 24th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Also might wanna point out that the edges of the tires have never been used. :lmao:

Just goofin' with ya.

tweek
September 24th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Also might wanna point out that the edges of the tires have never been used. :lmao:

Just goofin' with ya.


But what makes it funny is that it's true! :na-na:

Brad Felmey
September 24th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Also might wanna point out that the edges of the tires have never been used.

:D:D:D

2WheelTiger
September 24th, 2008, 06:15 PM
Attach this pic to assist with rapid sale. Make sure you say, "Never ridden hard."

http://bbs.tsba.org/imagehosting/2408476f1e24ccc06.jpg

jdugger
September 24th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Also might wanna point out that the edges of the tires have never been used. :lmao:

In those pictures, that's true. The tires had 2 miles on them.

It's not true on the R1, though. For some reason I can de-chicken strip them, if not completely, down to about 1/4 inch.

Can't do it on the Buell, but can on the R1.

Go figure.

2WheelTiger
September 24th, 2008, 08:54 PM
It's OK, the last 1/4 inch is a safety margin. I have the same sized strips on the FJR from the 2nd half of the June tour over the freeways. Nothing to be ashamed of......

....much.....

:lmao:

(Really just givin' you hell. No offense meant. Just pretending I'm somebody else tonite.)

ZedX
September 25th, 2008, 06:30 AM
Just go to a smaller tire. I swapped the 10 from a 190/55 to a 180/55. Instantly smaller strips. :D

CarlT
September 25th, 2008, 06:53 AM
(Really just givin' you hell. No offense meant. Just pretending I'm somebody else tonite.)

You're on a roll Andre.... :D

jdugger
September 25th, 2008, 07:18 AM
Just go to a smaller tire. I swapped the 10 from a 190/55 to a 180/55. Instantly smaller strips. :D

I'm not so sure about that. The 190's profile is flatter.

ZedX
September 25th, 2008, 08:10 AM
I'm not so sure about that. The 190's profile is flatter.

well.... you are the expert. :rolleyes:

jdugger
September 25th, 2008, 08:21 AM
well.... you are the expert. :rolleyes:

No, but there is some logic behind it all.

Just visually comparing the 180's on the Buell vs. the 190's on my R1, it's easy to see that the edges of the tires on the Buells are at a steeper angle than the edges of the R1. Meaning one would have to be further leaned over on the Buell than R1 to fully scrub in the tire.

I don't *think* it's just a brand-of-tire issue, since I have Diablos mounted on both bikes.

ZedX
September 25th, 2008, 08:34 AM
No, but there is some logic behind it all.

Just visually comparing the 180's on the Buell vs. the 190's on my R1, it's easy to see that the edges of the tires on the Buells are at a steeper angle than the edges of the R1. Meaning one would have to be further leaned over on the Buell than R1 to fully scrub in the tire.

I don't *think* it's just a brand-of-tire issue, since I have Diablos mounted on both bikes.

Dunno... all I can say for certain is I can scrub the arrows off a 180/55 PP where as I had a good .5" on each side of the 190/55 Dunflop completely unused. Handling feels unchanged, if anything the 180/55 may be less tall. I might add a 1-2mm spacer for ride height.

Your bikes use a 190/50 though. Going to a 180/55 would raise the rear a bit. If the Buelll is already unstable on the gas, this will make it worse.


*************

Bump---Bike for sale. :cool:

jdugger
September 25th, 2008, 08:41 AM
Your bikes use a 190/50 though. Going to a 180/55 would raise the rear a bit. If the Buelll is already unstable on the gas, this will make it worse.

Right. The R1 uses a 190/50.

The Buell uses a 180/55.

Schreck
September 26th, 2008, 11:28 AM
It's OK, the last 1/4 inch is a safety margin. I have the same sized strips on the FJR from the 2nd half of the June tour over the freeways. Nothing to be ashamed of......

....much.....

:lmao:

(Really just givin' you hell. No offense meant. Just pretending I'm somebody else tonite.)

And remember, never to leave the rear up on the stand while bike is operating trying to scrub off that remaining 1/4 inch....:naughty: :lmao:

2WheelTiger
September 26th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Gents, you can argue tire measurements all you want, but they're useless without the profile type and the wheel width it's mounted on. Apples to oranges.

It's like sayin' you've got a big one but then your beer belly gets in the way.

bvia
September 28th, 2008, 08:21 PM
It's like sayin' you're Bill.

Fixed!

jdugger
October 18th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Sold.

ZedX
October 19th, 2008, 10:15 AM
:thumbsup:

jdugger
October 20th, 2008, 07:43 AM
:thumbsup:

Every once in a great while a plan and circumstance comes together.

On Friday night, the dealership informed me my 1125r would not be ready for the weekend. I was very sad, because I wanted to ride to OK on Saturday.

But, I would have it by Saturday afternoon, so I could swap the wheels back this weekend and ride it Sunday. Not ideal, but at least I could get some things that needed to be done accomplished with my open Saturday.

I needed Saturday to buy a heated grip kit for the ST1300, check out some better leathers for winter (no vents!) and random other errands for household goods and the like I've been ignoring.

By late Friday night, though, I had another errand for Saturday: ride to Saginaw!

You see, there was this 2006 XB12R with 4200 miles advertised on Craigslist. I sent the guy pictures of my R1, and asked if he were interested in a trade. He said "come on over!".

I pull up around noon. This guy is just looking at me like I'm crazy. I look over his bike. It's a great one -- clean, runs well, seemingly no problems. Needs new tires, but hey, don't they all? :)

He's looking over the R1. Comments like "you weren't kidding when you said clean." He didn't believe it was an '03 until I showed him the VIN#.

I ask him why he's selling the bike. He indicates his friends recently got 600RR bikes and are giving him crap. I look at his tires, look at him, and ask "you guys drag racing?". "Yea, I wanna go fast in a straight line. I got the Buell because I thought it looked cool, but I'm not really into twisty roads." Well, my friend, do I have a deal for you!

So, I propose my trade: Let's swap titles!

The look on this guys face was a priceless "YES!" I can just hear him telling his wife "what a moron this guy must be." He gets a pristine 2003 R1 with pipe and power commander and 12,000 miles. I get a very good condition XB12r with 4200 miles. On the books I made $500. In his mind, I'm a crazy idiot.

He's probably right, but let me tell you, this bike is a RIOT of fun! It's exactly what I wanted ever since that day on the track with one.

He sent me an e-mail last night telling me he couldn't get off the bike and lamented it getting dark.

I feel the same way.

Brad Felmey
October 20th, 2008, 07:59 AM
:thumbsup:

ZedX
October 20th, 2008, 08:22 AM
Congratz. ...update that sig now. :thumbsup:

Jus10
October 20th, 2008, 09:09 AM
one man's trash is another man's tras.. err I mean treasure. :D Happy for ya. :cool:

-=sean)=-
October 20th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Like 2 pigs in ....! :D

jdugger
October 20th, 2008, 11:29 AM
Like 2 pigs in ....! :D

Absolutely.

Since the 1125r was cleverly named 'Ferris', 'Sloan' was the natural choice for the XB12r.

And, she's black, the fastest color, with gold bling!

-=sean)=-
October 20th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Since the 1125r was cleverly named 'Ferris', 'Sloan' was the natural choice for the XB12r.

And, she's black, the fastest color, with gold bling!
Any pictures of Sloan, yet?

jdugger
October 20th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Any pictures of Sloan, yet?

No, but might have her out tomorrow night.

ZedX
October 20th, 2008, 11:40 AM
Any pictures of Sloan, yet?

http://69.63.148.121/_images/articles/2007/05/10/8f3_ami_dolenz_1_19.jpg

pdef
October 20th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Nice job dude. I am jealous. Doing the track day on my connie has given me the sportbike itch.

bjhughes
October 20th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Nice job dude. I am jealous. Doing the track day on my connie has given me the sportbike itch.

So buy my Hondog...that puppy loves the track.

By the way, congrats Jim. You are turning into the Buell poster child...2 in every garage!

Chris S.
October 20th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Congrats, Jim - sounds like a great trade to me!

Chirpy
October 20th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Good trade.

The dry Buells are more funner anyway.

jdugger
October 20th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Nice job dude. I am jealous. Doing the track day on my connie has given me the sportbike itch.

I'm pretty excited. It's a perfect 2nd bike. Tight, small, feels lightweight even though I know it's not. (actually, it feels incredibly lightweight.) Fun, fun, fun.

It was a hoot on the track, and I'm looking forward to taking it back out. It's not overpowered, so like a 600cc I4, it's kind of "ideal" in that environment.

I ordered sliders and a double bubble windscreen. Getting the insurance sorted today as well.

Farkle mounts go on tonght :)

jdugger
October 20th, 2008, 03:26 PM
The dry Buells are more funner anyway.

There's something to that, for sure. I don't think I know what it is, but the XBs give huge smiles.

I'm still grinnin' and all I did was run a couple of errands on it at lunch.