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Thread: Need buying advice, 2 choices, Buell XB12R Firebolt's

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    Question Need buying advice, 2 choices, Buell XB12R Firebolt's

    Hi All,

    I have been looking solely at Buells for the past 3 months and researched a great deal. I finally narrowed it down to two XB12R bikes I am trying to decide between.

    Both are roughly the same condition, both at 14k miles and both are the same price.

    From my research, the 08 onward XB's had some really great factory improvements, just wanting your input in-case there is anything I am not aware of?!

    2003 XB12R Firebolt Chrome:
    https://ventura.craigslist.org/mcy/d...682052237.html

    2009 XB12R Firebolt Black:
    https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...678951607.html


    Thank you in advance! I am looking at making the decision by 9th Sept, I welcome all input prior.
    Last edited by Revic; 09-05-2018 at 12:59 PM.

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    Go with the 09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    Go with the 09.
    Thanks Outlaw, any specific reason as to why go with the 09?

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    am i missing something here or is this more handiwork from our beloved Chicago????
    that so-called chrome thing is pure garbage.
    an XB12(1203cc displacement) which first appeared in model year 2004.....NOT 2003...and yet it's a 2000 model?????
    it's a 2003-year only model. how do i know? curved s/a bridge...narrow drive belt....small upper belt guard.
    he's advertising it as a year 2000 model with "rare chrome and paint". in the immortal words of Jesus Quintana............................

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    2009 buell firebolt xb12r, Brakes ,oil system,ECM etc...... No brainier

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    Hands down the 09.

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    ab-so-freaking-lutley the '09.

    and it's a good deal so get it quick, before I do


    Hey Lunatic! Do I need to bring you a White Russian??

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    The 09’ looks like it’s been taken care of by somebody that was actually passionate about the bike. That other “thing” looks like it’s being sold by someone that didn’t give a crap about the bike or the maintenance necessary to keep that bike in good working order. The add alone, as Lunatic mentioned, throws a bunch a red flags that the seller doesn’t know what the hell he(or she) is talking about and is just trying to get rid of the bike.

    Go with the 09
    If I had to do it all over again I’d pick on 08 or 09 model over my 07.
    That’s my 2cents

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    ^^^^ Yes , The 08 ,09 has better oil system , 200 hundred higher Red line, Smarter ECM. Better looking , IMO.

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    Thank you everyone for your input. It looks like you have all made my decision very easy!

    I am going to arrange for pickup on Saturday of the '09 so you will be seeing me around on these forums a bit. I am going to be working long and hard to covert it to what I call a 'cafe fighter'.

    I will probably create a new thread here and walk everyone through the build steps if that would be of interest to anyone?



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