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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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So I noticed alot of the more popular bikes people usually go for are Honda and Kawasaki. What do you guys think of Buell? Are they decent bikes or cheap? I know they're a sub brand of Harley-Davidson but how do they stack up to other bikes?
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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have to test ride one. I did and hated it. Not the most reliable either.
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i havent heard much in the way of good things about them
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:22 AM   #5
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i like the the way some of them look...but really...i heard they arent that great
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i heard that they have problems with the engine blowing and the rear wheel locking up at freeway speeds....i heard....
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If you think their reliability is an issue, wait till you need to work on them. Think of the worst vehicle you've ever worked on and multiply that 3 times.
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i thought bikes were supposed to be nicer to work on than cars
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If you think their reliability is an issue, wait till you need to work on them. Think of the worst vehicle you've ever worked on and multiply that 3 times.
Care to explain? I'm curious.

I never really liked their styling either, although the rotors mounting on the rim looks kinda cool, I doubt it was implemented to increase performance.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #10
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Well, their rotors on the wheel design is one of the many annoying things about it. In order to change the brake pads, you need to take off the wheel from the forks. Dissasemble the wheel itself, take off the rotor, then take the caliper off. All this while the brake lines are still connected to the bike. LoL. Then reverse order to reinstall. Majority of sportbikes that I know of, the calipers come off the rotor by taking off 2 bolts. Only buell's do you need to dissasemble the wheel.
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^ that does sound pretty retarded IMO..... hahah
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