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Old 12-31-2006, 11:32 AM
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I am going to get a Buell Firebolt xb12r in the spring. Iam just woundering if anyone has any input on the bike, good or bad that I should know about befor I dump 10 grand
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Old 12-31-2006, 08:45 PM
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Its a retro style bike with alot of power. Its easy to ride and handles very well, specially in corners. Its a bit light though and the front wheel will lift if you give it too much throttle but saying that alot of bikes out there do that anyway. What i love about my job is i test quite a few of these new versions of bikes that come out and i have no faults about the bike. Just change the factory tyres when you get it and put decent boots on it. More grip more safer!
You will need to drive the bike for a while and eventually you will need to sort out the rear suspension you will know yourself which way you need to adjust it. Its a bit bouncy at the rear but that depends on your height and weight aswell. You might not have to adjust it at all. It reminds me of the z1000 as it has the feel of that bike but has a little bit more power.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:38 PM
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why would I need to change the factory pirelli diablo tires and what would be a better tire
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:35 PM
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If you are happy with diablo's then stick with them its all to do with your riding experience if you find them comforable and safe then leave them be. But i find they dont last very long and allthough they heat up fairly quick they are prone to punchers. I use bridgestone bt014s and find them unbelievable to say the least. Great grip and last alot longer than diablos. If you are into knee sliding then try the bt014s. Its personal choice if your happy with diablos then leave them there.

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Old 01-03-2007, 06:36 PM
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If you are happy with diablo's then stick with them its all to do with your riding experience if you find them comforable and safe then leave them be. But i find they dont last very long and allthough they heat up fairly quick they are prone to punchers. I use bridgestone bt014s and find them unbelievable to say the least. Great grip and last alot longer than diablos. If you are into knee sliding then try the bt014s. Its personal choice if your happy with diablos then leave them there.

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Old 01-07-2007, 05:32 AM
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well I am not at the knee dragging yet but I do want my tires to last as long as possible because I do plan on keeping the bike for a while. but thanks and I am going to look into the price of the tires for when I am ready to upgrade
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Old 01-07-2007, 06:34 AM
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The bridgestones might be a little dear'r than the diablo's but they last alot longer.

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