I bought it because it was a killer deal and needed something that fit my budget at the time. I don't like it enough to want to dump money into it. It came stock with scratches on the plastic.
I like keeping the stock displays, so I figure I might as well keep the headlight also. The windshield is off when I'm riding in above freezing temperatures. Stock exhaust is kinda hidden and is one less excuse to get pulled over. Same goes for the mirrors. I'm probably going to flat-black the front wheel fender but I'm going to keep that orange reflector. There are some moto-cops out there that are pretty sharp and itching to make a quota (harley douches off the clock most likely).
Rear tail plastics hide fuses and crap and I'm too lazy to relocate them. I plan to chop off the part of the rear sets that extend out for the rear passenger pegs.
It's ok...I upgraded teh brakes a bit and get fresh (not discounted or sale) sport touring tires and do maintenance on it more often than necessary. It's my work mule.
The most notable thing about this bike, especially compared to the other motorcycles I've bought new and pretty (R1, ZX14, I'm thinking of you two) is that this bike has been more enjoyable at the track and canyons and parked anywhere because I don't worry about it. It really really really is so much more enjoyable for that reason alone.
I'm new to track bike riding. Would a 2004 Buell XB9s be a good choice to start out on the track. I have been riding for awhile and want to get the feel for the track. Anyone know any pros or cons on using this bike for the track.
When I bought my bike back in 2006 the previous owner had put on a full Akrapovic exhaust system that he got cheap on Ebay since it had been on a bike that wrecked. As you will see in the pics, the holes got welded up and I can tell you that it works fine.
BUT, from an aesthetic...
I know there are other sites pertaining to the subject , but in an effort to continue promoting this niche of our sport, is there room on this forum for a page/thread that would cater to us ? Fabbing your own bits/bikes for a good cause , can't hurt anything ... as long you do it right ...
Just getting started. Gona post up a few questions for you vets.
1. What are you using for your coolant overflow?
2. front signal's?
I have started modifying all my stock stuff but looking for ideas.