So I have had my Buell 1125CR a little while and I am very happy with it, but it is a little different from when it rolled out the Buell factory so I thought I would describe some of the things that make it a little special. Starting from the back and moving forward.
Tail Piece – The standard plastic tail piece has been removed and replaced with a much more simple number plate holder.
Rear Indicators – The standard rear indicators have been replaced with some very simple incandescent indicators, they had to be incandescent to to make them to flash at the correct rate. Buell does not do anything…
Drinking and riding!
Me and R-bert have bought several bikes in the last couple of years and some of them have been in woeful condition, even though they had, in some cases, a current MOT.
I thought I would write about the worse cases to give you a heads up so that you can keep an eye out for this sort of thing when you are buying your next bike!
Flick through the below horror stories and see how many you’ve come across yourself. The sad thing is that with a little bit of TLC even rough bikes can be made to work well again, it’s not just about the money!
This bike only had some mild problems,…
After the ten minutes with the Gen 1 SV650S as my track bike I was struggling to think of something to replace it. I was looking for a naked middle weight bike with a little more power than a SV650 and adjustable suspension (if possible) Difficult question isn’t it? Well I sort of reduced it down to a list of one, the Triumph Speed Four. The speed four is basically a TT600 without the fairing, bug eyes and a re-tuned engine. I kept an eye out for one for several months and even halfheartedly bid on one or two. I sort of gave up on the idea for a while and I noticed one on Gumtree just round the corner from…