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Old 02-25-2014, 10:48 AM   #21
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She came home tonight
Congrats man! My brother had a 2006 620 dark for a while there and it was a pretty awesome bike. Super light, decent power, sounded awesome (with exhaust), etc. His was fuel injected, let us know how that carb'd beast treats you!
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While I agree that the sv is a GREAT bike, especially for beginners - I challenge you to show me what is not "everyday ride-able", "practical" or "reliable" about the XB series of Buells (sans the 03-04 bikes).
I test rode a new Buell in '02 or so, don't remember the model. It was an utter POS. Maybe the new ones are better, but the one ride I took left me uninterested enough to never look again. And the newer ones are BUTT ugly...
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I test rode a new Buell in '02 or so, don't remember the model. It was an utter POS. Maybe the new ones are better, but the one ride I took left me uninterested enough to never look again. And the newer ones are BUTT ugly...
The old tube frame ones (like you probably rode) are notorious for rattling apart and lacking build quality, even the 03-04 had some quirks as they were the first years of the XB. 05+ are solid and reliable.

The looks thing is all relative. I personally think an XB looks 100x better than the SV being discussed. Ducati is sexy too, but maintenance is too rich for my tastes
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I personally think an XB looks 100x better than the SV being discussed.
So, to be clear, it is your assertion that this:




looks 100x better than this:




Yup, definitely a Miata-owner.
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1.) Monsters are great bikes. They sound right, look cool, and if you take care of them they're really not a pain to own.

2.) My SV1000 was a phenomenal bike. I would own another.

3.) Pre 08 Buells are vibration ridden torture devices. Anything that will actually shake itself in an orbit around its kick stand if left idling in a flat parking lot is not going to be pleasant to ride. In 08 they changed the motor mounts and the engine balancing process, and it got light years better. I would own an 08 up XB.

Also, the only exhaust that sounds right on XBs is the Micron, and it's been out of production since ~07. Everything else I've heard sounds like a Harley, meaning a big single with an exhaust leak. Or a tractor.
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I bought an SV650 at one point for a cheap street ride because I didn't want to run my race bike on the street. It was a really good bike, once I changed the fork springs to something that wouldn't bottom out under hard braking. Took it to the track a few times, and even did a couple 2k mile weekends on it.

Gratuitous SV pic:




Since it's a Duc thread, gratuitous Duc pic:
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LOL joe, you can't compare a touring lifted buell Ulysses to a sv650. I get the joke though, and yip i would certainly take the uly over that sv

the motor mount thing was in 07, i've got an 07 and it does not vibrate itself apart, nor will it fall off its kickstand idling, even in the dirt.

Exhaust thing, i really like how my jardine GP1 sounds. it has the side exit which tones it down and makes it a lot less harley like. However, there are much better exhausts out there as well. Also with the ability for open source tuning (just buy a cable, and use free software). It's pretty easy to make >100whp. With the motor being basically a harley evo motor, there is no shortage of big bore kits, cams, headwork, etc. available. The simplicity of the motor makes it so someone like myself could perform a full rebuild, or bolt on a bigger bore top end kit and DIY tune it myself. 120whp is attainable with a top end kit and a good tune.

An sv650 is a fun bike, but it's leagues away from a 12r. It's closer to the 9 in power. The 12 is about 10hp shy of the sv1000, so that bike is certainly going to be quicker.

XB series comes in under 400lbs.


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My SV650 is a sexy bike. My friends with 4cyl 600s all upgraded, and wondered why I stuck with my 650. I can't find a good reason to pick up a different bike.

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Tossed a new battery in her and went through and checked a lot of the important bolts to make sure everything was tight. Gonna do some light maintenance this week while it's raining and get it all caught up. Took it out for a better stint tonight and put a good hour on it. Man this thing is awesome. The sound never gets old and it feels extremely comfortable. The riding position is way more comfortable than my last 2 bikes (zx6r & cbr600). The clutch took a little getting used to as far as starting goes, but I have it down now, feels like I just need to slip it a tad more than I'm used to when starting.


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Gotta say, i love it!
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Always had a hard on for the Monster's. Any info on a 1995 M900? Looking at one locally but I don't know much about them.
18,000 Miles
Clips ons, exhaust, new brake pads and just had the timing belt replaced.
Gonna go test ride it tonight, anything I should look for?
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Get a Buell
That was my thought. The Ducati is sure a neat bike, but I'd take an XB12R or S over it any day of the week. Owned an '06 and an '04 XB12R and spent significant time on an '07 XB12sTT, an '06 Ulysses like the one pictured, and an '09 1125CR. Every one was an absolutely fantastic bike. My two Rs averaged 50 mpg the entire time I owned them. Incredibly torque, distinctive sound... My '04 had a loud exhaust of some sort but it sounded awesome.

Anyhow, that Duck is a great looking bike. If you want something that will really make you grin AND be unique, the Buell is the one.

I miss my bike.
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Good choice on the m900. Perfect Ducati to ride when on the street.

Ducatis are amazing motorcycles but you gotta know why you are buying one...

Growing up my dad has owned:
900 Supersport
916
998 Bostrom special edition
999
st4s
hypermotard
1098 tricolore

and all of them had Termignoni exhausts. They were the most fun I have ever had on a motorcycle until you try to drive them in the city. They are not bike that like to putter around in second gear. Your wrists hurt, your back hurts, your legs get boiled alive. Basically very fast, very loud, very very pretty, but you just don't want to ride them. Silly I know, but you feel like you are going to get pulled over and put in jail for wreckless driving every time you drive them.

I rode a friends Monster and it was the perfect compromise in comfort to be able to ride it all the time in the city. One of these days I'm buying a Monster 1100s, so pretty and plenty fast with the 998 motor in it.

Enjoy! Don't be a squid and don't be dumb and make cagers hate us!
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Also price came play into a lot when buying this. Don't think I could find anything you guys are suggesting in the similar price range around this area. I got this for a hair over $2k. Wasn't even really looking for a bike but a buddy let me on to this bike.
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I'd give a hair over $2k for a Monster.
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Had s blast on my sv. When the time came I went to a Daytona 675. Everything I read said it took all of the great things about the sv then added good suspension and more power. I still miss that bike, though my back likes me a lot more now that I have the Z1K. I think a 675 brutalé is in my future...
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Yeah, for that money it's hard to beat. You can buy real nice Buells for $4k or less (and IMO it's worth the difference) but it's still a lot of difference, particularly where you weren't looking for a bike to begin with.

Enjoy it. RIDE SAFE. Keep an eye on your rear-view mirror at stoplights. NEVER RIDE YOUR BIKE WITHOUT YOUR HELMET.

that last tip saved my life. If I had followed the rear-view mirror tip I would possibly not have had to rely on the helmet to save my life.
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I got this for a hair over $2k.
LOL, well why didn't you say so? That is quite possibly the coolest bike you could have gotten at that pricetag. I hope it treats you well and doesn't make you triple that price anytime soon.
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It is nice to see the previous owner did a tail tuck on it. Those really make the Monsters look good.

Ask the previous owner if the cylinder studs were ever replaced. They had a habit of breaking on early 900's if my memory serves me right.

This is the last and only Ducati my dad still has

900 Supersport. D&D exhaust, flat slide carbs, bored to a 964, magnesium wheels, the works.

I will always love Ducatis, sucha timeless look.

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The only thing that gets me about the older monsters is how ugly the brick of a swingarm is. It's such a sexy trellis tube frame that it makes the swingarm stick out that much more. I do LOVE how the s2r/s4r's look though with the single sided setup. Otherwise indeed, very timeless design.
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The only thing that gets me about the older monsters is how ugly the brick of a swingarm is. It's such a sexy trellis tube frame that it makes the swingarm stick out that much more. I do LOVE how the s2r/s4r's look though with the single sided setup. Otherwise indeed, very timeless design.
You can dress them up a but to make them look a little more fluid, but I agree.

Their single sided swingarms though...me-*******-gusta.
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