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Re: I only have one question,

What you CAN do right now is go down to your Buell dealer and order ALL the parts needed to convert your XB9 or XB19 into an XBRR...

for less than 1/3 the cost of building a CBR600 like Hayes' or an R6 like Bostroms.
 

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I wish Buell the best. McWilliams is a proven rider so Buellers should be encouraged.. Should be fun to watch...if I can get the wife out of house..
 

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Re: I only have one question,

The demise of 2-stroke racing meant an end to the affordable bikes like the old TD1. I miss those old smudge pots.
 

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Re: I agree

The most efficient subsonic shape is the teardrop. A blunt fairing is more slippery than a narrow one. Look at a DC-3 fuselage or other subsonic aircraft. Maybe Eric's onto something.
 

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Re: I agree

Excellent point... In general you want the blunt end followed by the narrow end e.g. raindrops, teardrops, eggs, etc are examples of natures way of doing it...Compare subsonic commercial aircraft with the Concorde. Or bike helmets in the Tour DeFrance Time Trails.. So yep Eric is on to something and wind tunnel tests probably confirmed it..
 

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Slipper Clutch!!!!

If any bike on the planet needs one, it's the Buell. I think that acceleration isn't the reason we only get 5k miles out of a back tire, it's the sliding during downshifting!

Racing is Good for the Breed!

Rob
 

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Re: Slipper Clutch!!!!

it should help. They asked Mcwilliams at beginning of season to make a list of things to improve. 1 thru 5 were Slipper Clutch...

now if it just doesn't break... tough to develop bike and race at same time. cross fingers...
 
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