View Full Version : When is a Buell no longer a Buell.

01-02-2011, 03:57 PM

Am I still a Buell?

01-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Uuummmmmmmmm , no ! [confused]. Pretty wild and unique looking though !

01-02-2011, 05:05 PM
WTF is that.........its cool but where woud you sit.

01-02-2011, 05:13 PM
Aluminum seat pan was taken off for some wire work.

01-02-2011, 05:16 PM
Did you construct it yourself ? Very creative. [up]

01-02-2011, 05:17 PM
i dont even know what im looking at [confused]

NOT a Buell


01-02-2011, 05:28 PM
nice custom harley.:D

01-02-2011, 05:37 PM
The only thing you have that is Buell is the motor. I guess if I took a Chevy small block out of a Vette and built a rock crawler out of it I don't think it would be called a Vette[smirk]

01-02-2011, 05:44 PM
got anymore pics?

01-02-2011, 06:01 PM
i agree with what they said. and add
i dont see a buell there just a bunch of replaced parts , and when there is more non buell parts than buell parts, or at the very least it's not a buell when only one part is from a buell, or when all that is left is the buell VIN # , technically it is (legally only), but morally it is NOT a BUELL.

any Innovation doesn't equal buell.
Buell innovation equals BUELL.

01-02-2011, 06:10 PM
I built everything myself except the tank, it is a hydraulic fluid can from a Harrier jump jet. I am new here and will leave that one out of this forum. http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/8674_20110102110117_L.jpg

I'll stick with the easy stuff like this one, just under 1.5 liters, counterweights removed, hollow lumpy cams, water and O2 injection. 142Hp on the tire.

01-02-2011, 06:13 PM
I don't know, when did Buells stop being custom sportsters? Same story.

delta one
01-02-2011, 06:19 PM
I think the frame defines a buell, you could have a buell frame with a jap engine in it and it would be introduced as a buell with an xxxx engine in it.

but if you put a buell engine in a jap bike it would be introduced as a xxxx with a buell engine.

same for a custom build, its a so and so's custom build with a buell engine.

the same seems to go for cars, frame and body first followed by the engine.

RX-7 with an LS1 (FC LS1/FD LS1)
cooper/austin mini with honda vtec (mini tech/ bxxyy mini)
350Z with a skyine engine (RB26DETT 350z)

just what I have noticed


01-02-2011, 06:30 PM
I think you hit it on the head.

01-02-2011, 06:32 PM
we all like more than Buells,
but BUELLs are literally in our blood we are
THE BUELL FAMILY. to most of buells are a huge part of our lives. we are more than ordinary motorheads we are Buellers.

or maybe thats just me.

anyways no one said they didnt like it . in fact i do like it,
it is very creative, it would make a cool innovative cafe racer if it had rearward controls instead of foward controls(plus in my opinion with rearward controls with the cafe/drag bars that would ease the leg cramps & better riding position ,especially for cornering and high speeds.), not really a buell from its looks.
You ask the question we answer it, not to rude i hope.

I would also like to see more pics of both bikes plus any others you have(or you built).

welcome to the family .

01-02-2011, 06:40 PM
that bare aluminum looks shweet! and the blue rims are purdee.
is that a thumper or a full set of jugs under that hydraulic tank?

01-02-2011, 06:53 PM
Keep it coming, it's all good!

01-02-2011, 06:54 PM
i like the bike it looks great.but since buell never made an engine.and i see nothing on it that is buell.i would say its a custom harley.imo.its still awesome though.+1 for your skills

Dave A
01-02-2011, 06:56 PM
"Am I still a Buell?" Were you ever?

01-02-2011, 07:02 PM
it is a full twin, single sided swing arm in front also, some other projects.http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/8674_20110102124948_L.jpg
I used to layup carbon but now everyone has it so I use kevlar or carbon/kevlar like this tank. This particular one is a full tank and cap, not just a cover. A stock cap weighs 159grams, this whole tank weight less than 6 stock gas caps, the cap weighs 26grams, I hate weight.

You can see the Nitrous can here. Every bike I make has 2 ECM modules and I wrote the code from scratch and work on one program all the time, when it is better I run that one and work on the other.

As a side not even a stock ECM can be re-flashed and take new software and the spyware that is canned will not take advantage of all conditions.

Jobe Zeebuh
01-03-2011, 12:08 AM
Keep up the creative stuff man! LOve tO see this stuff!!!

01-03-2011, 09:04 AM
the Y2K motorcycle has a helicopter engine in it...it is not a helicopter...the same goes for that bike. Just because it has a Buell engine... doesnt make it a Buell.

not saying it isnt still a bad ass bike though! good work.


01-03-2011, 09:07 AM
who cares, lets see some pictures of that thing.

01-03-2011, 09:17 AM
CREATIVITY ! NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT !! More pictures please . :)

01-03-2011, 12:04 PM
Def no longer a buell, but still badass, lets see some more pics

01-03-2011, 12:06 PM
Also, the y2k bike video, 29 seconds in, the lady does exactly what i would've done. Standing in front of a concept bike doesn't seem very intelligent

01-03-2011, 01:20 PM
Steam Punk Buell

01-03-2011, 01:41 PM
I'd still like to see more pictures of your creation if you got them. This site isn't all about Buell stuff, so it's fair game.

01-03-2011, 07:13 PM
Not sure if all 3 of these pics will show but if they do they are
A: Hollow cams,
B: True carbon headlight holder
C: Monster Valves