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Thread: Buell engine vs. Sporster engine

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    Buell engine vs. Sporster engine


    I would like to know if, for example, a Buell XB9 engine is more durable than a 90's 1200cc H-D engine? of course the H-D is low horsepower ....
    while Buell is newer technology?

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    A star that is twice as bright burns half as long.

    Plus the two motors don’t interchange, so the point is moot.

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    Crawling up your skirt
    What an odd question, especially for a used motorcycle and a $2000-$5000 price point.

    Theres no reason that any modern motorcycle engine wouldn't get you to 100K. It is a machine, you just need to MAINTAIN it properly, and USE it properly. But at that price point who cares? Get another one in 10 years.

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    Now with the said. The older Sportster motors and the older buells, pre xb lines, could swap a few parts. But it was putting Buell parts into Sportster motor for more power.

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