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Old October 15th   #1
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Harley-Davidson Discontinues Buell!

Wow, and after they've made a great product:
http://www.buell.com/en_us/q-and-a/index.asp
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Old October 16th   #2
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Meh, they didn't sell all that well. I think they would have done much better if they weren't sold at Harley dealerships. Not really the right demographic to be selling those to..
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That's what a lot of the guys have said on the sportbike club email list. It's hard to reach a sportbike demographic in a cruiser dealership.

A lot of them said the handling wasn't up to par with the 600s that are out there, but it was such a unique design. You knew a Buell straight from the get-go with the strange outboard disc brake and the front ferring design.
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Faring? The bikes are practically naked haha.
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Well, the faring/lack of always made them easy to spot. Even the different angle on the rear make them unique. But I think it was a lot of this shaping that didn't make them as strong as a sport bike.
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I had a Buell, it was a 1996 S2/T. (T is for touring) It had fairings, hard bags, taller bars and windshield. It needed the bags so I could carry enough tools to keep it running. When I took it in for my first free oilchange at the dealer (in VA) I pulled out and onto the interstate where the filter blew off at about 75/80. I had lots of other problems. The last one was when the rear shock broke and I layed frame at around 60. It had to go, and it did. I'm suprised they lasted as long as they did.
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I had a Buell, it was a 1996 S2/T. (T is for touring) It had fairings, hard bags, taller bars and windshield. It needed the bags so I could carry enough tools to keep it running. When I took it in for my first free oilchange at the dealer (in VA) I pulled out and onto the interstate where the filter blew off at about 75/80. I had lots of other problems. The last one was when the rear shock broke and I layed frame at around 60. It had to go, and it did. I'm suprised they lasted as long as they did.
Wow, sounds like the HD maintenance reputation came with the financial backing. Glad to hear you're okay from the rear shock breaking. That had to be pretty scary...
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Poor Buell..... Sucks that just after I bought one they went out. I think I saw some of you guys yesterday when we rode past you on hwy72 on our way to hwy65. Looks like you guys had a decent little group. One of the guys in our group ended up having a bad day on his 600RR
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I hate to hear that someone had a bad day on one with such nice weather. I hope he was alright.

I'm not sure what group you passed. I heard some cars in the Target area on University right after it got dark, but other than that, I didn't have a chance to even get out. I was too exhausted.
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He was able to ride the bike home but it was completely trashed. Every piece of plastic either broke off or cracked. The only mark he had was a small scrape on his shin so he was pretty lucky.
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He was able to ride the bike home but it was completely trashed. Every piece of plastic either broke off or cracked. The only mark he had was a small scrape on his shin so he was pretty lucky.
That's quite lucky. Most bike accidents aren't so fortunate. Glad to hear he was okay.
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