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Unread 2015-10-29, 09:21 AM   #51
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If you need to suspend the bike to work on forks or rear shock, these are pretty awesome:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/b...ter-lift-stand
I have one and LOOOOOOVVVVEEEE it.

Its great for working on the suspension but even so its great for bike storage. Its incredibly easy to get the bike up on it so I just pull the MV in, lift it and spin it in front of the car. Sadly the Guzzi doesnt work with this style of stand but any future bikes it will be a requirement.

Here it is in our old apartment garage, its even more useful in the house now because of the two-car garage and 3 bikes.

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EDIT: Also FYI I looked at your link. If you buy it from Bursig's USA dealer it comes (or in my case) pre-installed. Since Revzilla is selling you the stand and then you buy the adapter plate its not actually cheaper than Bursig themselves. And You dont have to dick with installing the plate:

http://www.bursigusa.com/bursig-center-lift-stand/
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Unread 2015-10-29, 12:11 PM   #52
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Also, FWIW, I bought a $250 knock off...

From my experience, I would suggest you buy the real thing. I have used mine a couple times, but it's always a sort of sketchy experience. Really regret not spending the extra couple hundred on the Bursig.
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Thanks guys, may just have to buy myself one for christmas.

EDIT: Actually, it doesn't look like they've got a mounting option for a buell xb :/

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Found out the muffler is actually a lift point on this goofy thing, so working on it is actually going to be a lot more simple than I thought.

I've got new grips, levers, a smoked double bubble windshield, and fork seals on the way. Everythings supposed to be here wednesday, so I'll get the wheels and forks off and should be ready to go back together this weekend. Going to go with some Dunlop q3's for tires.

Debating on powder coating the wheels black while they're off. Not really feeling the gold, but getting rid of the yellow windshield might be enough.

Really liking this thing more and more for some silly reason.
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That little rolling lift is a sweet deal. Now they just need to make one for an 800+ lb cruiser....
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Took the thing for a very brief ride this morning. I almost wonder if the torque is a bit much for my experience level. Definitely going to have to respect the midrange for a while.
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Bro, do you even lift?
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Love the gold wheels , wish mine on the zx6rr where gold sometimes.
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Not me, these gold wheels must die.
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Still waiting on fork parts. Hopefully the RIGHT ones will show up next week....
Turned out the slider bushings on the leaky side were shot and the trash got into the seals, so mystery solved there.

Got my new dunlop q3's mounted up, so I should have more rubber than I can use.

I'm going to bundle up and ride this winter when the roads are clear. So ready to ride it's unreal.
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Finally back together again and on its own 2 feet. going to hopefully ride tomorrow
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The Honda with no motor in the background, what bike is it?
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04 crf250. The infamous 'previous owner' grenaded the bottom end and trashed the cases.
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Ah. Looked like my old cr125. I saw it on cl sold as a roller a while back.
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Went ahead and rode it today since the roads were dry.

Don't think I care for the bike. Honestly Dad's 750 Nighthawk is more fun to ride........

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Buy a Triumph Street or Speed Triple! You bought a HD, man. What did you expect .

But seriously, Buells seem to be rather polar bikes. People either love them or hate them. Sad to hear that you don't care for it... give it a couple more chances though, it might grow on you once you get used to it. In a few months though, you'll be able to sell it for a premium.
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I don't know what to think. The thing feels super stable until you come up to a corner, then it just doesn't. Tried backing off the preload on the rear and raised and stiffened the front this morning. It helped a little, but the thing still feels twitchy. I know that's pretty much the nature of this chassis. No big deal, if I decide to sell I should be able to at least get my money back out of it or more this spring.
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Went ahead and rode it today since the roads were dry.

Don't think I care for the bike. Honestly Dad's 750 Nighthawk is more fun to ride........

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Ist why nobody recommends them. The only people who actually like them are the nerds. There are a lot of reasons he failed twice, the bikes being one of the big ones. Some interesting ideas that make sense for racing but not actually good for the street.

Today its still the only bike that, from the factory, can be totaled just by being tipped over.

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Thanks guys, may just have to buy myself one for christmas.

EDIT: Actually, it doesn't look like they've got a mounting option for a buell xb :/
Yeah, sadly I think they rely on the pivot pin for the swing arm and then require a mounting point for the rear sub-frame as the secondary point. Since its one of those extruded chassis its probably limited. I cant get one for the Guzzi either since the engine is a stressed member and there is really just a tube running down the tank sides, no upper mounting point.
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Traded the Buell for an 02 CB900F (919 Hornet). Guess I'll see how I get along with it.
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Traded the Buell for an 02 CB900F (919 Hornet). Guess I'll see how I get along with it.
Those are AWESOME bikes. Really comfortable, the powerband is amazing, and they're hoon machines. Seriously, be careful; the front wheel likes to come up .
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Those are AWESOME bikes. Really comfortable, the powerband is amazing, and they're hoon machines. Seriously, be careful; the front wheel likes to come up .
Feels like sitting on a dirt bike. Also very graceful and torquey. It's cold with no fairing, but I may ride it today to try and get a feel for it.
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Feels like sitting on a dirt bike. Also very graceful and torquey. It's cold with no fairing, but I may ride it today to try and get a feel for it.
you get used to it. I've ridden naked bikes all around the country; it's a bit windy without the fairing at highway speeds, but nothing terrible. The dirtbike feel is my favorite thing about nakeds... Get yourself some ProTaper handlebars and it'll really feel like a dirt bike (and also give you less vibration, and be wider, so more control!).

Be careful out there; it'll be damn slick on roads, as cold as they are.

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