Buell XP12scg

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  1. soldier1986

    soldier1986 New Member

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    ok so i was just looking at bikes on line and seen the buell XB12scg. its an attractive bike and it seemed to perform well. The only thing that is a turn off maybe is that its belt driven. How do the belts hold up. i have never really gotten into them so i came on here to look for either personal experience and opinions. i have a 2006 honda 600rr that i would be looking to trade in. would that be a good move or no?
     
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    before considering anything...... have you gone to a buell dealer and ridden one?
     
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    a belt won't require the adjustments like a chain and lasts longer than a chain. Belts are pretty much for cruisers though, i have no idea what a buell xp12scg is, i assume it must be a cruiser if it has a belt drive.

    belt drives are cleaner, more quiet, and less maintanance.
     
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    All Buells are belt
     
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    I googled "buell xp12scg" and this thread is the only thing that was returned. What bike are you talking about?... the XB12? Did you overhear someone talking about this bike, and have no idea? B and P sound an awful lot alike.
     
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    oh, lol. hell i never rode or known anyone with a buell...but then again i guess that's obvious now lol.

    but my post stands.

    wow doesn't buel make some sport bikes? a belt drive doesn't seem like a great idea for a sport bike. i guess their development staff knows more about it than me though so nevermind lol
     
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    why?
     
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    It's not as cool as a chain. :noes: It's really not.

    But more importantly, I think a chain is superior when it comes to delivering power.
     
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    They do. One of theirs just raced (factory backed by them and geico) in the daytona 200. He had a bad go due to a crash, but was in the top 3 for quite some time.
     
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    it delivers slightly more power but it also requires WAY more maintenance.
     
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    Buell designs their bikes to be low maintnance and easy to work on. Thats the reason for the belt. They are fine. I have an '03 with the original belt with tons of hard miles and hard drag race launches/track days.

    I love my XB9R.
     
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    well im going this weekend to check it out. i love the style of it. I just wanted to see how the belts held up. the only thing is i called the dealership and they are only going to give me 4000 for my 600 :( i know i could sell it for more. sooo i dunno.
     
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    the belts hold up better than chains so it's not an issue.

    if you can sell it for more then list it and when it sells buy the buell.
     
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    I personally don't think dealing with a chain is that bad. That's just me though.
     
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    What kind of 600?
     
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    The upgraded Hybrex/Goodyear belts have a lifetime warranty. (+'06)
     
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    Chains are better when your talking about extreme power, but the belts used buells are the same ones that they put on the harley line. And since they have a thinner belt that is guarranteed to hold up the harley 110 inch motor im pretty sure it will be fine on a buell. Also the belts have 5or 6 kevlar bands in it and each one is strong enough that you can hang a harley off the ground with it.
     
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    chain should deliver power more effectively i would think.

    but the belt would require much less maintance

    i prefer belt drive but i just didn't know they put them on sport bikes. i stand corrected apparently lol
     
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    slightly
     
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    its a 2006 honda rr. full two bros exhaust all the lights to l.e.d 3000 miles.. never layed down. not even a scratch. so i dunno about trading it in on the buell
     
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    I definitely would not.
     
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    /\ Youd be missing out big time in everyway but top speed.

    I did it and wont look back.
     
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    my buddy has a buell a 1200 I think, its the firebolt

    he rides with us just fine, I have a K7 750 gixxer and my other friend has a 01 cbr 600, never any problems at all with power or handling. in fact down low he has more torque than either of us. on top of it all he gets about 60mpg on that thing.

    its a strange thing with that motor it makes the hp of a 600 jap bike and the torque of a 1000 jap bike, so it has plenty of get up and go.
     
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    my belt has 30k hard miles on it and its the belt that left the showroom floor.

    And as 7960 has said go to a buell dealer and do a demo test - they normally have them once a month or so thru the spring / summer around here
    also buell factory will go out on the road starting in may and do demos of all their models
    and most dealers allow you to schedule a demo anytime between may and end of june
    I don;t recall riding the particular model you've asked about as its a "lower" model and i'm a big boy. But i would assume it handles and ride like other Lightings(my current ride - Lighting - City Cross)-
     
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    this is wrong on soooo many levels.
    look at a sportster (or any harley) and you'll see that the rear axle slides in the swingarm to adjust the belt tension.
    do you see any tension adjustment on a buell? no. because the buell has a belt specifically designed NOT to stretch.
    also, the 1125 puts out more power than the 110 inch harleys, so i would not use that as a metric to measure belt strength.
    and if anyone is going to bring up the fact that some race teams use chains, it's so they can easily change gear ratios, not because they were breaking belts.
    not trying to be an ass, but he wants to know about the belts. and what you said is not true.

    also, soldier... are you pretty short? the CG is the short-people model. if you are over about 5'8", i would get a regular lightning.
     

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