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    This Weekend!! MSF!! Buell??

    This weekend I have been taking my MSF course like all of you suggested, and a few things occured to me that I figured I would share with you.

    First thing is I am taking the course at the Harley dealership down the street from me, and we have been riding the Buell blast for training purposes. Other than the new Iron 883 I am not big on Harley but I will tell you this little Buell I am starting to warm up to...

    I really would consider buying one of these bikes...They have a new bike out that is actually called a cafe racer.


    And then I found this...



    it looks as if someone really customized the current xb model


    But then I found out what happenes when you give one of these to the Japanese!!!!
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    Sick..!!! anyway I will be done with my course tomorrow and will recieve my endorsement. I will then be official!







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    Buells are odd beasts. You have to be impressed by a company that starts with a motor that would be at home in a tractor and somehow makes a credible sportbike out of it. But god damn, Buells hurt my eyes. They look like some dweeb with a CAD program designed them while on a break from making video games.

    You have to admire a company that elevates function so far over form, but when you make almost no concessions at all to the traditional shape of a motorcyle, you end up with an shape that only an engineer could love.

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    Buells are odd beasts. You have to be impressed by a company that starts with a motor that would be at home in a tractor and somehow makes a credible sportbike out of it. But god damn, Buells hurt my eyes. They look like some dweeb with a CAD program designed them while on a break from making video games.

    You have to admire a company that elevates function so far over form, but when you make almost no concessions at all to the traditional shape of a motorcyle, you end up with an shape that only an engineer could love.

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    I kinda like them. But then again, I am an engineer.

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    I kinda like them. But then again, I am an engineer.

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    A somewhat smallish and quirky bike. I have a feeling that the people who don't "get" them don't understand why owners love them.
    This Yahoo Group is pretty good; http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/The-Buell-Blast/
    The guy who runs it is dead-on honest about the bikes.
    The Yamaha SR500 is faster but kick-start only. The GB500 is about the same size and definitely faster- but harder to find now.
    If you like it- go for it. That's a LOT better than one of the small feet-forward bikes many of those classes use.
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    A somewhat smallish and quirky bike. I have a feeling that the people who don't "get" them don't understand why owners love them.
    This Yahoo Group is pretty good; http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/The-Buell-Blast/
    The guy who runs it is dead-on honest about the bikes.
    The Yamaha SR500 is faster but kick-start only. The GB500 is about the same size and definitely faster- but harder to find now.
    If you like it- go for it. That's a LOT better than one of the small feet-forward bikes many of those classes use.
    LOOK OUT IT\'S COMING THIS WAY!

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    Buells are those bikes that folks either love them or hate them . I however love them . Erik Buell does some pretty daring designs compared to what everyone else is doing . Fuel in frame , oil in swingarm , belt drive sport bike with translucent bodywork . Then after they pull off that love-hate contraption they push the envelope with the liquid cooled gobot bikes pushing 160hp at a competitive price . Erik Buell thoroughly deserves the honorable " Brass Balls " award .
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    Buells are those bikes that folks either love them or hate them . I however love them . Erik Buell does some pretty daring designs compared to what everyone else is doing . Fuel in frame , oil in swingarm , belt drive sport bike with translucent bodywork . Then after they pull off that love-hate contraption they push the envelope with the liquid cooled gobot bikes pushing 160hp at a competitive price . Erik Buell thoroughly deserves the honorable " Brass Balls " award .
    If they call a sheep a ram.
    And a donkey an ass.
    Why do they call a ram in the ass a goose?

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    older buells can be a real bargain if you are looking for one. I always liked the looks of the older lightning but it kinda misses the point of owning a buell which is centered around innovation.

    here is a 99 lightning for frame of reference:
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
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