View Full Version : goodbye xb12s, HELLO 1125r

03-04-2011, 09:47 PM
Well I had a 2005 xb12s I picked up beginning of 2010 with 400 miles on it for $4800..put on little about 7000 miles in one summer...

Got infected with something and one day went and traded it in for a 2008 1125R with 1600 miles on it!!!

gave me 3250 on trade in...thought it was a pretty good deal







RT Performance
03-04-2011, 09:55 PM
Have you ridden it yet?

Two words for you coming from an xb9 myself.

You won't regret yout choice :)

03-04-2011, 10:31 PM
You will love that bike. I kept my xb9, to bad you couldn't have kept yours. RT is right on, throttle control.

03-04-2011, 11:22 PM
I've been considering getting rid of the bmw k1200r for a cr.. any thoughts?!

03-05-2011, 05:34 AM
You should've just given me your xb12 for $3200 :D

03-05-2011, 07:29 AM
If someone had a good solution for the side vents I would have a cr.

03-05-2011, 07:38 AM
Should have kept xb ,Then would have had the best of both worlds.Nice buy!

03-05-2011, 07:49 AM
twp- nice bike ,Rt and skizzy are right!! That was my first mistake on my first ride with the CR (I was also going from a 9 to the 1125)I grabbed a bunch of throttle in first and I saw the sky! [smirk]

If someone had a good solution for the side vents I would have a cr.

I think they look awesome, lots of people stop me just to comment on the pods :D

03-05-2011, 10:08 AM
If someone had a good solution for the side vents I would have a cr.

I saw some aftermarket radiator cowls online once and they looked amazing. I've only seen them once though, not sure why they never caught on because the bike looked so much better with them.

03-05-2011, 01:42 PM
Well...im 21 years old...full time student and full time employed. it would be hard to afford two bikes...since my first one wasnt paid off! and i have a car payment fml....

I have not rode it yet...****ty wisconsin weather!

And i tried selling it on Craiglist for 4k but no takers.

My old xb12 is for sale at Jamies Customs in Big Bend Wi. GREAT PLACE!!

03-05-2011, 02:15 PM
I wonder is the cowls could be removed then just angle the radiator out so some air could be routed thru. The rc51 is the same way with side mounts and it doesn't have the hideous vents

03-05-2011, 02:33 PM
sidefx-yes we know some people hate the look of the pods .This is off topic Did you know (click)


differant scoops for 1125


03-05-2011, 03:36 PM
TWP, congratulations on the new purchase!

Boreas can't wait to see your CR! the only thing I think the CR is missing is a chin fairing...

Dave A
03-05-2011, 04:02 PM
Nice bike, and I like the pods/scoops.

03-19-2011, 08:38 PM
went our for a quick pm ride 39 degrees in south wisconsin ;)

1125cr and 1125r!


03-22-2011, 06:47 AM
That picture looks weird! ... something's missing ... ohhhhh: I know what it is. There' isn't a crowd of people gathered around them trying to figure out what planet they're from! Haha! I have a red CR and my buddy has a faired R and when we stop somewhere at the same time, depending on where and when, there's usually some lookers that have to stop by! Especially with the "that sounds like a Duc" (but it really doesn't—it sounds BETTER than that) Barker exhaust.

03-22-2011, 07:02 AM
you officially have the ugliest fastest buell, congrats. :D

03-22-2011, 08:30 AM
you officially have the ugliest fastest buell, congrats.

matter of opinion. I like it, here is mine


I switched from an xb9R a few years ago and haven't looked back.

03-22-2011, 08:45 AM
Just saw these pods or pod covers from Free Spirits on another thread. I like them a lot.

03-22-2011, 02:48 PM
you officially have the ugliest fastest buell, congrats.

yeah i thought they were ugly till I rode one...opinion changed right then. i wish i could of kept my xb too... but next time keep your criticizing opinion to yourself thanks.

and agfish i like the full fairings..need to find a chin fairing to fit a custom exhaust

03-22-2011, 04:24 PM
I am intitled to my own opinion as u r too, and I did not mean any foul, very sorry if you took it that way. thats y I put the ->:D
1125 cr was the first Buell I ever rode, and borrowed it for a weekend. I have also rode an R very torquey quick bike, I just didnt like the 30 mpgs I was getting when I borrowed the cr so I figured these bikes were not for me. I commute alot. Have fun!

03-22-2011, 05:18 PM
i commute a lot too...i was getting close to 65 on my xb [smirk]...i have been getting around 40. New exhaust and EBR ecm should bring that up soon im hoping. :D but hey 35-40 is better than the 12 my jeep gets!

03-22-2011, 05:27 PM
its sad but I think my car gets better mpgs than my 12r :(
vw tdi to which I usually run home brew through;)
although there arnt too many vw's that are as fun to drive as anything on 2 wheels!

03-22-2011, 05:59 PM
i was getting close to 65 on my xb
Seriously? I've never heard any mileage this high! Wow, I get about 42/45 on my 9R.

03-22-2011, 07:36 PM
Seriously? I've never heard any mileage this high! Wow, I get about 42/45 on my 9R.

Seriously...mostly highway miles i was getting that much.