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Buell Beasty

posted Jul 6, 2010, 9:42 PM by Dwayne Walker   [ updated Aug 16, 2010, 6:04 AM ]
On loan from a friend out in the Desert a 2006 Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long, slightly modified and tuned up. Yes yes, much like Cocaine the first hit is free and that hit comes at about 2,200 rpm. A few minor issues but for the most part I would have to go with "Wha Hoo!". It has been a while since I have ridden a bike regularly so I am a bit rusty. If this describes you be advised to take it easy and work into it gradually. I have had no "Near Death Experiences" since the Buell arrived but I have had a couple of what you might call "Near Ditch Experiences", it's still NDE for those of you whom like acronyms. they have been contained to bobbles while turning from a start over the steering transition. At any rate a blast any way you look at it. 

Re-entry Rider are you?
Keep in mind that the last time you fell down you likely put your hand out, same thing happens on a Motorcycle or rather as you come off a motorcycle. I have heard that fingers are the most common lost appendage in motorcycle accidents. So good motorcycle gloves, and while I am at it most of you whom ride or are considering riding have feet and use them regularly, I know I have used mine all day. So put them in some boots made for the purpose. A good Jacket (even if it is ugly) with armor! try CE certified or the EU Certified ones, remember certified armor is one thing while certified garment is another one, certified armor in a flimsy garment is likely to be of little or no use. Same goes for pants, yes I know they are inconvenient but skin is. Feet, Ankles, Knees, Hips, Elbows, Shoulders, and head. I would say back as well but that is just me. 

Just consider it, I would not endorse any form of force or legislation as it is and always should be your choice but I would encourage you to consider it. What's that saying, "I'd rather sweat than bleed" well now a days if you are willing to shell out some cash then you don't even have to sweat as there are other options than leather.

Also keep in mind that surprisingly returning to motorcycles is not so much like returning to a bicycle but more like returning to a hoola-hoop. Consider taking a MSF course, plus the savings on insurance in my case the rebate from the insurance was enough to cover it.