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    New to the forums and about to buy a motorcycle .

    Is that a good deal is what I said . WIN_20201222_17_50_13_Pro.jpg
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    Phoenix, AZ
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    $3,500-$4,000 seems fair for a pretty clean one, and this looks clean at first glance. It appears to have an aftermarket exhaust (Drummer?), so ask if it has an aftermarket air filter and a tuned ecm. If not, it's an easy fix with a bluetooth dongle and ECMDroid (android only), but can help you negotiate the price down. Check the rear rocker box very well, as it is common to leak (usually on back left). This, if not resolved, can let oil get to the cooling fan and cause a fan failure. The gaskets are easy to find, difficult to replace. The fan is hard to find. Fuel delivery may be difficult to check, but fuel pumps have been going on these lately. Not a huge deal, but something to consider eventually. A guy named "Barrett" sells both rebuild kits and NOS assemblies. It sounds like this is your first Buell, and possibly your first bike. If just the former, please note you will be doing some work yourself. It can be difficult to find a mechanic who is truly comfortable with these, and I would rather not gamble with my bike. Service manuals are available at, and there are plenty of VERY competent members here who can help (just make sure to search first before starting a new thread, most questions have been answered). If this is your first motorcycle, beware. They can be a handful. They aren't the most powerful by modern standards, but the power delivery is strong and down low (insert joke here). That, combined with maintaining yourself could be overwhelming.
    Last edited by RidetheLightning; 01-16-2021 at 02:08 PM.

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    Thank you and you are correct it will be my first street legal bike and the only other things I have riden with 2 wheels are some dirt bikes . I have taken that into consideration for my safety aswell. I am open to things regarding this being my first street legal motorcycle . The exhaust looks like it has some damage on it so I am considering a good aftermarket full exhaust, intake, and Tune for it .

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    Looks like a very clean, low mileage, Lightning Long. MotoComposits carbon fiber goodies, Drummer exhaust, good tires (check the date code). I'd rock it for that price for sure!

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    North Texas
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Lee Clark View Post
    That's not too far from me! Nice looking bike - a lot cleaner than mine is...newer too.

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