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    Senior Member Chicknstripn's Avatar
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    The Buell effect

    My bike and I have been through a lot during the 10 years I've owned her. We have a love hate relationship that only a true Bueller can appreciate. Ike and Tina had a similar, and almost as famous, relationship.
    That being said... ...I will say, there is one thing that never gets old; and that's the number of people that have no idea who I am, other than, the guy that rides that yellow Buell.
    This happens most where I work. Over 400 people on the shift I work on and I constantly run into someone that doesn't know me but knows my bike.
    I park next to all sorts of baggers, choppers and sportbikes yet I find people gravitate towards my bike. I believe this to be the Buell effect.
    Anyone else have similar encounters with complete strangers solely because of the fact that you ride a Buell?

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    Yep. It's a thing. I ride a matt black m2 and people say " hey don't you ride that old Ducati? ".

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    Same thing has happened to me at my current and last job. In fact, at my last job, several people already knew my S3T, but not me (from a previous job). They would walk right by the Japanese bikes and zero in on one of my Buell's or my friends Ducati. I always got questions asking if my Buell was an Italian or German bike. Most people were surprised when I told them who used to own Buell and the similarity of the engine to a sportster.

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    Yes funny alot of cops that meet at chick fil a in the morning know me by my buells I have 6 total. And the people at the gym "are you the guy that rides that bike"

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    Carlos....Ike and Tina. I damn near whooped one of my Buells with a shoe one day as well!!!!...lol

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    Shoe???? NO, use a sneaker !

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    Yep, it still amazes me when someone walks up and says, "WHAT is THAT?" Buells do tend to draw a little bit of attention.

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    Last edited by Silverrider; 08-22-2017 at 01:40 PM.

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    Your headlight is out.

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    So far, after owning a Buell for only about a month, the individuals who ask questions or comment on the bike are those who have already ridden a Buell. The conversation always ends up the same, "This bike is so much fun. You must have a blast on it".



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