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    Buelligan!

    There's already some that have enjoyed the excitement of my previous "what pile of crap has Reg bought now" thread and those people will know that the mid-life crisis has hit hard....

    This thing resides at cheese towers - A Buell XB9-SX Lightning City-X to give it it's rather catchy title

    Basically a tuned 984cc vee twin Harley motor with two wheels and a seat bolted to it







    Not so keen on these mirrors, everyone seems to junk the standard ones because they are useless, I have the standard ones but may run without mirrors as I never use them on a bike - preferring a glance backwards instead.



    And as a newbie to american twin ownership I'm not yet ready for the whole eagles and live to ride ethos - so this may have to go
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    That front disc is huge! Is that standard on bikes?

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    Well the hacking started last night, because my mate noted that the rear light was flashing to the potato potato (tm) beat

    Obviously owned by a corrado owner previously



    I swear God sends me this kind of shit as revenge.

    There's one thing worse than UK flag wavers and that's US flag wavers - this



    has to go.


    quick twizzle with a disposable knife blade, a wipe with LMR sticky stuff remover and the jobs a goodun!





    Putting a motorbike back together?

    Cant be arsed to bolt components back on?

    Simply jam them behind clock/flyscreen/lights, what can go wrong?



    The horn and that relay were just flapping about, waiting to fall off or start a fire by earthing themselves randomly


    Probably wont bother putting the small plate back on,



    I'd probably get pulled quicker than you can say "oi Elroy your numberplate looks shit"

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    Tosser

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    Orange to black, Green to black. BLACK!!!

    Alan says: Selling the $hit in the garage pays for new toys

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuus View Post
    That front disc is huge! Is that standard on bikes?
    A bit bigger than normal size - most sportsbikes run two though, 300 - 320mm diameter is the norm.

    That's a lot of braking power to put through a tiny tarmac contact patch.

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    How do you find it reg? i test road one around 2008 found it really nimble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    That's a lot of braking power to put through a tiny tarmac contact patch.
    Good for endos

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    Good for endos
    Intentionally or not!

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    Sticky stuff remover? Isn't lighter fluid as good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Putting a motorbike back together?

    Cant be arsed to bolt components back on?

    Simply jam them behind clock/flyscreen/lights, what can go wrong?
    You should really use more of that blue structural adhesive stripping on a roll to secure loose components, you don't want parts falling off the bike when you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Obviously owned by a corrado owner previously"
    I was thinking dubmonkey was hiding it well when he said something about two wheels being dull

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    Quote Originally Posted by tontoe View Post
    How do you find it reg? i test road one around 2008 found it really nimble.
    Only blipped it up and down the drive, but it's gonna be fun harassing sunday sportsbike riders on their plastic fantastics.

    Engine is a torque monster, 5th gear, 20mph, barely above idle - crack the throttle and it just goes

    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    Good for endos
    stoppies.


    Quote Originally Posted by DMF666 View Post
    Sticky stuff remover? Isn't lighter fluid as good?
    No it isn't. LMR is ace - you can use it on any surface even fabrics and paper based material, it doesn't stain, smells nice and works really well.

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    how much did u pay for this fine example of a machine?

    love the flat back tyre, must've only gone on straight roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skip0pot2mus View Post
    how much did u pay for this fine example of a machine?

    love the flat back tyre, must've only gone on straight roads.
    do you mean the chicken strip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skip0pot2mus View Post
    how much did u pay for this fine example of a machine?

    love the flat back tyre, must've only gone on straight roads.

    If you can find me any ROAD bike in the UK with a used rear tyre that isn't flatted it would be a miracle.

    Besides, it's not actually that flatted??? Older radial tyres from back in day before multi density compound technology used to be terrible, I used to hate going on motorways as a single trip could ruin a £100 tyre

    do you mean the chicken strip?
    Nope - that's something different. Again, seen much worse.

    If you care to come and ride pillion, I can guarantee the only chicken strip will be the brown one in your pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post

    If you care to come and ride pillion, I can guarantee the only chicken strip will be the brown one in your pants.
    And people say bikes aren't gay.....

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    Where can I get this stuff reg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    If you can find me any ROAD bike in the UK with a used rear tyre that isn't flatted it would be a miracle.
    None of the bikes around here have flat centres or 'fanny bands'....

    At my workplace fanny bands are a written warning, as soon as you've broken in a new set of rubber you nip up to Cadwell to see if there's any cheap spaces going on an evening session, that removes any shiny bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samson27 View Post
    None of the bikes around here have flat centres or 'fanny bands'....

    At my workplace fanny bands are a written warning, as soon as you've broken in a new set of rubber you nip up to Cadwell to see if there's any cheap spaces going on an evening session, that removes any shiny bits.
    Your local bikers must have cash to burn on new rubber then and change tyres very quickly.

    When did cadwell park become a road?

    Even down here the roads are mostly straight, power tends to be put down on near or upright bikes (when the wear occurs)

    Obviously you have some awesome heroes round your area - I've met plenty down the pub, mainly telling me how awesome they are from a barstool.

    All the bikes round here, the ones that are actually ridden, you know, on the road, on a daily basis, through bad weather, on shitty pot holed roads, through mostly 30 and 40 limits tend to flat the rear tyre - and all of those riders hate the fact that they are pussies and wish they were as awesome as all your friends


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