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    Senior Member lunaticfringe's Avatar
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    Step up or get back on the Vespa

    that was completely uncalled for shaughn!
    love always,
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    Heh heh. Yup, got those downloads. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchuff View Post
    Don't worry about parts. Just ride it and enjoy it. Nice bike and welcome. The only part you need to worry about is putting your gas cap on right or you will here about it.
    ^^ This ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    She's built to run, not much maintenance required.

    Remember buddy... she's not an Italian super model, she's a country girl. Too much attention and she'll act badly. She's a cheese curd lovin' sweet girl, built for comfort right here in good ol' Wisconsin USA. Ride her hard, ride her often, and she'll reward you with a smile on your face every time you straddle her. Yes, she does like it a little rough. Step up or get back on the Vespa


    Check out Buellmods.com or Buelltooth.com for a free download of the service manual to see the schedule. Keep the battery fresh and don't let her sit. She likes when you show her off to your friends.
    Catching up on some of my backlog of forum reading. Shaughn, this is about the best description of Buell's that I've ever heard! Awesome.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLJW2R4rEnA

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunaticfringe View Post
    ^^^^^^^LOL ricky!
    cityX a very nice XB model....hero blue wildly popular.....the 984 is a very pleasant motor. it's missing a few of the cool SX parts but those items still available with minimal search. invest in a RSS "kit" over the winter. your rear cylinder and right inner thigh will thank you next summer.
    OTHER THAN the hero blue flyscreen and hero blue airbox cover(only a handful left in dealer system as of this date) stock-piling parts for an XB model buell utter and complete waste of time and money. forty years from now everything needed to keep it on the road will still be available new and used. being a Vincent black lightning and Kawasaki Mach-IV owner i know what i speak of.
    John...I had no idea you own a Vincent Black Lightning! That's so cool! I'd love to hear the stories that I'm sure you have about that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peeking Turtle View Post
    New to being a Bueller. My brother just gave me a 2009 XB9SX with 21K miles on it. What a score! It's been well kept, looks good and runs great. The only maintenance I've done is to replace the belt and spark plugs. I also took off all of the aftermarket turn signals and mirrors and installed all original stuff. Sanded off some minor corrosion on the tail and painted.

    I've been reading a lot of the info on this forum for weeks. I'm hooked! So much good info. Installed ECMspy and got a Buelltooth. Would've done the ECMdroid, but don't have an Android device.

    My question is if I wanted to keep a box of parts most likely to go bad first on this bike what should it be filled with? Not talking about routine service stuff. I have some idea of what to fill it up with, but I figure you guys would have much more of a clue as to what goes first on these bikes.

    Thanks

    Welcome! That is a beautiful looking XB9SX. Congrats! I have an '09 XB12Ss in the same color...my personal favorite of the Buell colors. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by submax View Post
    John...I had no idea you own a Vincent Black Lightning! That's so cool! I'd love to hear the stories that I'm sure you have about that bike.
    not too many stories to tell james except it's a turd that i've had forever....still runs pretty decently....and planning on starting a restoration sometime this winter. they're on the same order as kawasaki triples: consistently chasing ignition and fueling issues. but even in turd-like condition they're just cool to look at. 1953 Vincent Black Shadow 3b x.jpg

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    James, the Vincent isn't the diamond in his VAST collection that we all shoot to attain for one day. He has an un ridden Chrysler Sno Runner!!!!!!!! Those things rock!

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    Must say the snow Runner is pretty cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedchop View Post
    James, the Vincent isn't the diamond in his VAST collection that we all shoot to attain for one day. He has an un ridden Chrysler Sno Runner!!!!!!!! Those things rock!

    210cc of throbbing Chrysler 2-stroke marine engine power wally! from back in the day when my beloved Chrysler owned nascar....nhra....drag boat racing.....dominated the musclecar scene....and decided to branch out and take over the snow drifts. never quite panned out. my winter rider i impaled into the neighbors' living room exterior wall attempting to navigate his driveway so it needs freshened up....other never ridden and on display. clearly i have emotional problems.



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