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    Quote Originally Posted by d_adams View Post
    Anything over a SV650 would accomplish this goal,
    SV650 is a nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34nineteen View Post
    SV650 is a nice bike!
    Got one of them fu@kers also that is track prepped. Hands down the most bulletproof v-twin ever built!

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    no thoughts on the sellers comments about the bad crank bearing? common, uncommon, red flag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jreed1337 View Post
    no thoughts on the sellers comments about the bad crank bearing? common, uncommon, red flag?
    yes. i have one. that ebay-linked bike has lead a very hard life and has had the **** ran out of it. keep shopping. you're going to be cramped and miserable on a firebolt. Stt.....X....XT....Ss models much more comfy and roomy. and if you're expanding your horizons beyond Buell consider either a 650 or 1000 V-strom from 2012 up. incredible bullet-proof machines that do everything well....especially the 1000. my 2 right here.

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    Last edited by lunaticfringe; 10-23-2018 at 01:50 PM.

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    I saw that bike on CL! I had reservations and I ended up buying the yellow 06 XB9. I’m super stoked.

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    I agree with lunatic, that bike has had a very hard life. I'm 6'1 and my last firebolt was not too comfy. At 6'4 you would be better off on an SS, which would be great for commuting.

    A forum member in the bay area has his for sale, check it out. One owner, much better shape:
    https://www.buellxb.com/forum/showth...-(Black)-3-500

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    Quote Originally Posted by jreed1337 View Post
    no thoughts on the sellers comments about the bad crank bearing? common, uncommon, red flag?
    If its made it this long without a crank issue, it probably will be fine...

    or if it does have a knock, its probably not the fault of a "bad crank bearing".. (at least from the factory)


    Last edited by 34nineteen; 11-08-2018 at 04:34 PM.

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