Okay Desmo079, you can stop acting like the kid in the back of the classroom no one pays attention to. I never said I like Buells. All I pointed out was your arguements on reliablity were based on emotion and not fact. Your follow-up was weak at best and you whine more than a French gatekeeper during WWII.
I know 9 out 0f 12 people to have had MAJOR problems due to poor workmanship or design. Problems ranging from rocker box oil leaks, cracked sprokets, Fi problems, and one guy who seperated his motor from the motor mounts slamming down a wheelie. I was 1 of the 9. I bought an M2 that killed randomly on the freeway and pissed oil out of the front rocker box. The dealer said "Thats commom" OKAY on a brand new bike????
Buells are another product of the American moto culture. If you're looking to buy American and aren't going for all out performance, and just want a good, comfy backroads bike, then a Buell is a great choice. But as far as ALL OUT performance a Buell will get spanked by even a 600. Anybody who tells you a Buell will beat a CURRENT 600 SS to 60 or will match or beat the 600 through corners is lying, has never street raced against the current 600cc supersports, or street raced somebody on a 600 who's last name was Gump! I knew a Buell salesman who flipped over and got arrested on an X1 trying to catch one of my buddies on his R6 up an on ramp!
Reliability??? Majority of my friends have had trouble with one thing or another. Jap bikes aren't part of the Harley culture but they are more durable, faster, and cheaper.
Good riding to all
Last edited by gsx-in the city; 04-01-2002 at 10:12 PM.