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  1. curtis's Avatar
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    Dec 7, 2007, 2:25 AM - ok help me pick one #1

    okay i have to pick one of these for xmas one i have but i can trade in and my dad will pay the rest but any help i love both types of bikes but i just got my permit soo ya well here they are

    first a buell
    second a 1975-86 custom harley sportster

    thanks
    curtis
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  2. I helped at SDCC '08 Silver Fett's Avatar
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    Dec 7, 2007, 2:36 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #2

    Hey, the Buell looks very sharp. But the custom harley sportster also catches my eye too. Its hard, I cant decide either. But at least you'll look cool in any of them, right?8)
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Dec 7, 2007, 2:47 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #3

    Have you looked at BMW? Very smooth and very fast, extended service intervals. They have some really nice looking sport versions. Guess I didn't help answer your question.
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    Dec 7, 2007, 2:47 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #4

    ya i went to the buell place and sat on the xb12r it sweet but i have ridden the sportster and its bomb its such a hard choice

    and bmw lol arnt they expensive ?? but ill just take a look
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    Dec 7, 2007, 3:16 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #5

    I'll take my R1 over all of them, but if I had to choose between those, I'd go with the Buell. Definately more fun.
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    Dec 7, 2007, 5:29 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #6

    BUELL
  7. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Dec 7, 2007, 8:26 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #7

    How old are you? For me it has to be the Buell, isn't the Harley an old mans bike? What do I know, as a Brit I don't think we ever had the "love affair" with Harley's. I'm with jpnk3, but I'll stick with my bullet proof blade!

    Great Christmas you will have either way, swap you for my socks!
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    Dec 7, 2007, 9:04 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #8

    Quote Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    BUELL
    Agreed!
  9. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Dec 7, 2007, 9:14 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #9

    Buell,
    The Harley is passe'
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    Dec 7, 2007, 9:15 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #10

    I think Harleys are for old guys going thru a mid-life crisis!
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    Dec 7, 2007, 9:27 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #11

    Im a cruiser guy, so I say Harley. I am a Honda guy myself though
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    Dec 7, 2007, 9:31 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #12

    I've always liked Harley's but that Buell looks pretty cool. Not sure if blue is a good color for the Harley, but that's just me. It looks good on the Buell though for sure.
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    Dec 7, 2007, 10:01 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #13

    Never ridden a bike or been into them....

    But from the 2 presented I'd go for the Buell...
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    Dec 7, 2007, 10:11 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #14

    I love the color of the buell but seen so many guys hit face first on any kind of accident. At least with the Harley you don't necisarrilly hit face first at lower speeds. Other than that I would have to say buell looks like fun but it doesn't take too many years before you look very uncool on a kid's bike. The Harley ya can age into.
    Also what sort of groups are there to go riding with in your area? are ther lots of Harly groups or lots of well rocket bike groups because a lot of riding is also socializing and if you can't relate then that limits your socializing and fun. Just my experiences
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    Dec 7, 2007, 10:24 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #15

    Id say the Buell anyday!

    Or if you want a proper bike then you need the Suzuki GSXR 750 :thumbup...hopefully i will have one.....one day!!!
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    Dec 7, 2007, 10:43 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #16

    Personally, I would go with the buell. Once you get tired of the look, you can get a conversion frame kit.

    And build something like this.


    Good Luck
    Brian
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    Dec 7, 2007, 10:46 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #17

    Being born and raised in the UK I would get a Triumph myself (any model). my Dad had a Bonneville and it was a go getter man!!!
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    Dec 7, 2007, 10:48 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #18

    I like the top one.
    =)
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    Dec 7, 2007, 10:53 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #19

    You're young, get the Buell. There's plenty of time to get a full-size Harley. The Sportster is often viewed by other Harley riders as a "chick's bike". The Buell will be much more reliable, and cheaper in the long run. Also consider an old Triumph over the Harley if you're looking for something vintage.
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    Dec 7, 2007, 11:20 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #20

    Buell!

    I used to have a Sportster 1200. I'm 6' 1" and even with the forward control kit I felt cramped on it. I didn't feel too bad selling it off.

    I've taken the Buells for test drives and they feel vrey nice. Love the torque!
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    Dec 7, 2007, 11:32 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #21

    Quote curtis said: View Post
    i just got my permit

    thanks
    curtis
    Do I read this correctly? You are 15, and just got your permit?

    Here I go sounding like an old fart, but here goes: Teenage hormones and horsepower are a dangerous combination!

    My advice: neither
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    Dec 7, 2007, 11:45 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #22

    I say Harley, but everyone else is saying Buell.

    Just close your eyes and point....or tell you're dad to pick for you.
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    Dec 7, 2007, 10:55 PM - Re: ok help me pick one #23

    I think you should take the Harley and send me the Buell. Lol...nah if you're under 30 take the Buell. I think younger women would find it more attractive and you'll fit in more with the bikers of that age group. If you're over 30, take the Harley. They say the only difference between a Harley Davidson and a vacuum cleaner is the the position of the dirtbag. Just kidding, no insult intended for the die-hard Harley fans out there. It really all boils down to your own tastes and what fits your personality. I think you'll be happy with either one, just be sure to let us know what you pick.
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    Dec 8, 2007, 9:02 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #24

    Since you don't have a Ducati Monster to choose from, I'd say go for the Buell.....dependable and forgiving.......
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    Dec 8, 2007, 9:34 AM - Re: ok help me pick one #25

    Quote ItsThatGuy said: View Post
    I think Harleys are for old guys going thru a mid-life crisis!
    I kind of agree. My unlcle bought it not long after he got his Corvette. Harley's tend to leak oil and need to be babied a lot, just like Corvettes, British sports cars. They remind me of hi-maintenance women.

    Personally, I want my life to be less hassle and more fun!

    My uncle has one and he got it when he was in his 50's. Now, plz understand, 40, 50 and 60 are not old. It might seem ancient to people who just turned old enough to drink legally, but it's not. Colonel Sanders, as in KFC's Colonel Sanders, didn't fry chicken commercially until he was over 60.

    It's never too late to start something new.

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