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Old 07-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #481
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I've got a question for all of you motorcycle owners. I am about to reduce my fixed monthly expenses significantly which is going to result in one of two things. I am either going to start putting a lot more money in my car and building the engine or I am going to buy a motorcycle. There is an 08' buell 1125r for a great price with 7k miles locally and after reading all of you drool over buells I am considering picking it up. I have my license already so that is not a problem. I guess my question to you all is which one sounds like the best bang for the buck?

I have realized that my car will just never be as fast as a motorcycle and the bike can even serve as a second mode of transportation if the car is ever out of commission. My only reserve with the bike is no matter how safe and alert I am while riding they are always far more dangerous then a car. What do you all think?
I'd sell you my '09 1125R, 100% bone-stock and unmolested with 4,600 miles for $7000. It's an awesome bike, but with two bikes, five hot rods, three daily drivers and a tow truck, I just never have a chance to ride it. I'm in Jacksonville.
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I'd sell you my '09 1125R, 100% bone-stock and unmolested with 4,600 miles for $7000. It's an awesome bike, but with two bikes, five hot rods, three daily drivers and a tow truck, I just never have a chance to ride it. I'm in Jacksonville.
Thanks for the offer. The one I mentioned earlier is bone stock with a clean title and it is selling for really cheap. I am gonna go take a look at it tomorrow or Saturday. Its only about 30 minutes from me. If it isn't what they say it is or it falls through I'll keep you in mind.
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Okay gays. I looked at the 1125r this morning and the bike is in great condition. Actual mileage is 7,600. It has new tires and new brake pads. It has a Barker exhaust and break away/adjustable clutch and brake levers. All of the lines and seals appear to be in great condition. I can get it for $5,038 out the door including tax, tag, and title. It NADA's at $5,800. The vin checked out and the title is clean. What do you think?

It sounds like a great deal I just did not want to impulse buy it so I decided to walk away and sit on it. I can definitely afford it so that is not an issue. I just don't have a garage so it is sitting outside and I would be a little paranoid about it getting stolen.
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1125 r's are GREAT bikes, but BEWARE of the stator issue! There is a fix for it that involves using the new improved EBR stator, but it happens to pretty much all of the 09 bikes. 08 bikes don't seem to have the issue as much, so it's generally stated that the 08 bikes are more reliable off the shelf.

Don't let that scare you away though. Seriously sick bikes. Have you ridden one?

Edit: if this is your first bike DO NOT get the 1125R, lol. At LEAST start with an xb series buell, but even 100whp bikes are a handfull for a beginner. I'd recommend a sv650 to start on. Cheap, reliable, sound great, quick enough to start with, etc. If you want a Buell and are starting off get the xb9s, great bike.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #485
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+1 don't get something like that as a 1st bike.

As a general rule, everyone lays down their 1st bike at least once.
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It is a lot of bike. I have extensive dirt bike experience which I know is very different but I figured if I took it easy and didn't try to out ride my skill level I would be okay. The only reason I am really considering this bike is that I everyone I know that has ridden one loves them and it is a great price and I figured if I didn't like it or it was too much bike I could sell it and get my money back.

I was aware of the recall issues. This bike is an 08'. I have the vin and I need to check if it had all of the recall services. I'm still on the fence. Now that you guys say not to get it as a first street bike I am a little less all in like I was before. Decisions....
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If you have the cash you could get the one your looking at, and pick up a cheap 250R off CL and ride that until your comfortable enough for the 1125. Then again I've never been on a motorcycle so wtf do I know.
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I disagree. Sure, the 1125r is a nasty bike, but it's only as fast as you make it go. Ryan seems like a responsible guy, I seriously think he'd be fine. Besides, the torque is a lot more linear than a typical peaky liter bike, so he's much less likely to get a case of Whiskey Throttle. I know that in my experiences with motorcycles, in literally every single case I was bored within weeks of performance that seemed ScaryFast when I'd first bought it. With every bike (Including a ZX14, Ducati, Gixxer, among others) it took very little time to become acclimated to it's capabilities.

Besides, with that "automatic idle-up when you let the clutch out" thing it would be great for a beginner. It's as if they designed the bike for first-timers! 1125*R* for Rookie.

Get the Buell Ryan, just respect the bike and you'll be fine.
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My first bike was a 250cc Ninja, then a CBR 600 F4. It wasn't until I bought my pride and joy did I have my first lowside. I had about 6 years of riding time and 8-9 track days under my belt so to speak. It took the fall amazingly though, not a scratch on her.. Sort of.

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I really miss my 916. I'm sort of keeping an eye out for a monster S2R. I need to get back on the street with 2 wheels again.
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There's a bitchin S4R at the local Japaneverything dealer. I sat on it and immediately jumped up and ran out before I rode it home.
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I like the s4r for what it is, but when it comes to a monster, I like bare minimum. I'm not a fan of the big radiator and the huge 4 valve DOHC heads. I wouldn't buy a monster for big speed and power, just simply for a kick around bike. But the s2r still retains the single swing arm, which I really dig.
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And now I'm looking at Ducatis again...
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I've been into Ducati's since like 1996. I've owned 2 of them, a 1999 monster 750, and a 1997 916 monoposto. I really want something like a 2008 monster s2r 800.
There is a BMW/ triumph/ husqvarva dealer 5 minutes from my house. They have a 2012 Daytona 675 leftover for $10k out the door with 0 miles and a 2 year unlimited warranty. That is a great deal, but I'm looking to ride again on a used bike for around $5k.
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I want a bike so bad but I ended up passing on that 1125r for now. Its just not the right time for me to get a bike because there are too many changes coming up. I also want the extra money to get as much time on the track with my car as possible because I can't get those kinds of thrills from a bike on the street while remaining responsible. Someday.....hopefully in the not so distant future.
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I'll +1 pinky on the 1125r, but I'll still throw it out there that you might have more fun learning on an XB. ANY bike you get, yes, even a 'busa, will start to feel slow after you get acclimated to it. I like my XB because I can wring out the gears on the tight backroads without going retarded fast. It's almost like a miata in that aspect, the gearing is so short you get to row through the gears a lot, which in some strange way can end up being more fun.

For me there's also something about the air cooled simplicity. I DO want an 1125r to add to my stable as well though. Gotta catch em all.

Same could be said for an sv650, ducati monster, etc.

Jwind, LOVE the 998. Seriously my favorite ducati superbike until the newest one came out.
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I'd sell my modded Versys if you guys want something a little cheaper than $5k. It's a hoot, but I really need to sell something before the semester starts and I have to take more student loans.
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I've been into Ducati's since like 1996. I've owned 2 of them, a 1999 monster 750, and a 1997 916 monoposto. I really want something like a 2008 monster s2r 800.
There is a BMW/ triumph/ husqvarva dealer 5 minutes from my house. They have a 2012 Daytona 675 leftover for $10k out the door with 0 miles and a 2 year unlimited warranty. That is a great deal, but I'm looking to ride again on a used bike for around $5k.
Get the Daytona. You won't regret it. My '10 SE was recently stolen and guess what I want? Another Daytona 675. It's just really well rounded package. Hell read just about any review pf it.
Finding A Daytona 675 SE is near impossible but I located one in PA. I live in Texas and would gladly go that far for another.
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The 675 makes amazing power for the size, and it seems like a very dependable unit. I like the styling too, and the fact that it says "Triumph" on the side of it grabs my attention. I've always liked triumphs. I have a '78 bonneville 750 that I owned for the past 6 or 7 years and have never rode. In fact , I've never even heard it run. It just sits in my garage and looks awesome.
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My first bike was a 250cc Ninja, then a CBR 600 F4. It wasn't until I bought my pride and joy did I have my first lowside. I had about 6 years of riding time and 8-9 track days under my belt so to speak. It took the fall amazingly though, not a scratch on her.. Sort of.

My baby

Want. That. Bike.

Sooooo jealous. Very sweet.
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