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I just don't get people that need opinion from others on what bike they should get...I can think of ten right now that I want, and I don' t need anybody else's opinion.



Buy what you want. You can always change the tank out to the translucent one later...and pick up some go-fast bits along the way.
 

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If I could just sit on one bike, then move to the other and sit on it I wouldn't need an opinion; in fact I wouldn't have opened this post because I would have just taken the XB12Ss off the floor; but since there aren't any on the showroom anymore I am asking about seating, and comfortability. I'm pretty sure the point of the forum is to interact with others.... sorry for using it for it's purpose.



 

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I guess there isn't that much to have painted huh. Good idea, there's using your head. If i do take the black one I'll be riding sooner too, as the bike should be here in May ( already scheduled to come to Germany ). Thanks.
 

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Heck,



Save yourself $500 (MSRP) and get yerself a Speed Triple in "Scorched Yellow".







Sorry, I just had to throw that in there.
 

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On a serious tip.,don,t settle for less ,I,m just the opposite,I am 5ft/5.5 inches and I dig the cg with the orange tank.They can,t make a tank on the assembly line?Look for an internet dealer,I saw some in south florida at cycle trader that were advertising the orange.Dont give up on your dream ,contact a dealer in your area or nearby,see if he has one,if yes, hey get your cash back.Would you ride a brown car when you wanted a red one?nope!Unless they were going to give you a super deal.
 

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On the Buell the only difference between the black one and the orange one is a few plastic bits that you can swap out later if you still want to... or maybe in three months you'll be dreaming of carbon fiber bling or an aftermarket wind screen anyhow.



My guess is that if Buell can't supply an Orange one right now it's because the supplier of the plastic bits is having a problem.



Get the black one and ride now.
 

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Buell plastic is pretty cheap. Get the black one as soon as it gets in, and change the color later! Don't waste any riding time! The roads in Europe are just too great!
 

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If you are 5'11", definatley get the new XB12SS Long. This is a very comfortable bike, and worth the differences for someone over 5'8".



Buy the black bike now, then order the airbox cover, flyscreen and front fender later.



I own an older tube frame Buell, and relatively speaking, parts for Buells are very inexpensive.



Also, the dealer will probably knock 10-15% off the price of the new plastic when you order it.....
 

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If you are over 5'10" you will definitely NOT want the scg. Just get the black and find your inner Johnny Cash.
 

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Well... tomorrow will be judgement day; at this point I am leaning towards the black bike, so I can get on the road sooner. As far as purchasing new plastic goes, I doubt it. If I were going to replace everything I would want carbon fiber, and my pockets are a little shallow for all that. What I am considering, is during next winter is removing the plastic and taking to have it custom painted; so I can stand out a little bit from the rest of the crowd.



Is anyone aware of whether or not the Pro-Series Race Kit voids the 5yr/Unlimited Mileage Extended Service Plan?



Additionally, I appreciate everyone's concern and willingness to assist me. What's the chance of someone in here being located in Germany and willing to get together for some scenic rides?
 

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Indeed it is. I too as an American love Germa.... wait.... disregard.... if it rocks two- wheels I'll take it, regardless of origin; but I prefer American Made. Push comes to shove a bike is a bike, enjoy it! You own a German Bike?
 

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I've read the black paint is thinner, and is slightly smoother; thus allowing for lighter weight and less resistance (joking). Sounds like you're having a blast, I sure hope I can share in the Buell experience as well. Thanks!
 

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Black Buells can grow on you...

In July my XB12R will be two years old. But my disappointment at missing the last red one in my dealer's stock didn't last through break-in. Of course, if I find a bodywork set on eBay in that blue they introduced in 2005, I might have a black set for sale.
 
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