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sprink
10-11-2012, 06:23 PM
Picked up a new bike. 2000 Buell Lightning X1. I wanted a Buell when I got my Sportster, but they were kinda pricey. Looking back, the thousands I spent to make it faster and handle better....Oh well, I love them both. Can't see riding the Buell all the way to The Gap!

I pulled off the giant black plastic air box and the fake one on the other side. I like it more naked! Air cleaner in pic is $13 autozone special temporarily installed til I get the new one.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/sprink_photos/2012-10-11165036.jpg

leebo
10-11-2012, 06:44 PM
sharp lookin bike!

Kosher
10-11-2012, 07:30 PM
Sweet, I like the exhaust

Mad Dog
10-11-2012, 07:42 PM
Nice!

detdrbuzzard
10-11-2012, 08:31 PM
ince bike, did you keep the sportster

Thruxtonbill
10-11-2012, 09:04 PM
I've always liked that bike, congrats.

sprink
10-11-2012, 10:40 PM
Sweet, I like the exhaust

Kook's Headers. Sounds good too. I got a printout from a dyno and if this was the pipe on it then the torque curve is awesome and flat. Feels that way on the street.

sprink
10-11-2012, 10:43 PM
I've always liked that bike, congrats.

Thanks. It's not the color I would have picked, but when I saw it in person I loved it. The blue frame is cool.

sprink
10-11-2012, 10:44 PM
ince bike, did you keep the sportster

So far. I hope to. I love the Sporty too. Maybe I can make it more comfortable and cruiser like.

Gas Man
10-12-2012, 03:29 AM
I love it! I love Buells. Rode my buds in PA...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/CheeseSteak%20Run/IMG00059.jpg

SportstersPaul
10-15-2012, 01:09 AM
Good for you Greg, have you actually decided what A/C to put on it?

Moesride
10-15-2012, 10:58 PM
Sweet, I like the exhaust I agree with Kosher....exhaust is awesome! Nice bike, Congrats!

Tin Man
10-14-2013, 08:36 AM
Good for you Greg, have you actually decided what A/C to put on it?
Paul, It appears to be a small World out here!! Regards TM2.

Chain
10-14-2013, 11:33 AM
Nice!!!!!

SportstersPaul
10-18-2013, 02:30 AM
Paul, It appears to be a small World out here!! Regards TM2.

Dennis, was pleased to see you post over here, we need to do a breakfast run soon.........................

ahernandez74
10-28-2013, 05:59 PM
Buells are good bikes. I think that Harley didn't want to concentrate on them too much to take awayfrom their cruisers. They're versatile little bikes that you can't really go wrong with.

derf
10-29-2013, 12:18 AM
Buells are good bikes. I think that Harley didn't want to concentrate on them too much to take awayfrom their cruisers. They're versatile little bikes that you can't really go wrong with.


Harley, and by that I mean the dealers, never really knew what to do with them. They were bikes that really took away from their core cruiser sales. A few years back I walked into a Harley dealership with a couple grand in cash, great credit, and every intention of buying a Buell. Instead of showing me the bike I wanted, the guy explained why the lightning I wanted was the wrong bike for me and preceded to show me some sportsters and dynas. I went to 2 other local dealerships and was given the exact same treatment. Instead I wound up buying an 8 year old CBR 2 weeks later for cash.

sfcusaret2004
10-29-2013, 03:25 PM
I rode a White Lightening on a demo ride around the airport in Honolulu back in 97-98. Pulled up on my FXRP and hopped on the buell. One of their salesmen led the demo ride. At the first red light almost did an endo after grabing a handful of the front Brembo! Not only can these things fly, but their binders are world class! It took us about 3 minutes to get around the airport (4.5 miles) and like any other thrill ride, was over way too fast. Good luck on the scoot, and stay upright!

Gas Man
10-29-2013, 03:53 PM
I have rode my bud Mark's XB a few times and I love it. It's a beast of a bike. I have a not so secret love affair with Buells.