My Buell XB12R Firebolt at the local Drag Club. *Unfortunately a bit out of focus*.
Best time to date down the 1/8th mile is 7.60s. Typically I run 7.70-7.75s all day long with 1.8s 60' times. This run wasn't particually good and from memory it was a 7.9s pass. Launch bike at ~3000rpm.
Trap speed typically 90-91mph and my experience to date seems to strongly indicate that the Buell is very sensitive to Air temperature changes.
At the end of the day it's a pretty fun and easy bike to drag race.
Bike: 2006 Buell XB12r Firebolt, Remus pipes, Race ECU
Buell Vs Deer Crash 8-11-2013
Before you troll and comment your "expert" advice, please read through all
the comments and my replies to get the whole story. I didn't just grab the
front brake. I applied BOTH front and rear brakes in an attempt to do an
emergency straight stop. I admit my main mistake was swerving my body to
the left out of reflex to avoid the deer. That threw off the weight and
then the front wheel gave out.
For those who say that I should have stayed straight, it would not have
been any better. Although, I didn't stop completely, the brakes did slow me
just enough to miss hitting the deer. At only 35-40 mph, it would not have
been enough to just go "straight through" the deer. I would have hit it mid
section and gone down anyway or even worse possibly flip over the bike from
impact and could have hurt my back.
Finally put this vid together. Damn baby deer ran out in front of my
buell.. Bike was totaled and I walked away with a broken ankle and road
rash to arms and legs. Bike suffered frame damage and entire left side. Got
a new buell one week later :)
Ride Safe out there! Always wear full and proper gear! I know I'll be
wearing a full jacket from now on!
Live to Ride! Ride to Live!
Turbo Buell XB GoPro tank mount
For more information, check out my build website at
A short ride around the block with the GoPro mounted with their suction cup
mount. This mount does a much better job than the handlebar mount but the
camera still vibrates a good bit.
The Boost controller is set to
~15psi in every gear.
The bike is running a bit rich at that Boost level which causes the couple of
stutters during hard acceleration at 2:35 and 6:10.
The slipping clutch is evident in the 4th and 5th gear pull at 6:12.
The GoPro picks up an occasional rattle noise when the intake plumbing
slightly vibrates against the tank cover (what the GoPro suction cup is
At 8:58 a guy in a white SUV asks what kind of bike it is and at 10:08 and
12:48 I talk to a guy riding a Triumph. He asks if it's a 500, haha!
At 10:40 a woman tries to cut me off.....Grrr!
Buell XB12R with HAWK Exhaust
09 Buell XB12R
- CNC Grips
- CNC Levers
- CNC Mirrors
- HAWK Exhaust
- K&N Air Filter
- Pulley mod
- Michelin Pilot Power CT2
- H3 Super white
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110 rwhp 88cid Buell S1
Here's my -98 Buell S1 Lightning on a mobile Dyno. A famous finnish drag
racer Tuoppi is pulling a 110 rear wheel horsepower pass. That
combined with over 130 Nm (95 ft.lbs) of torque makes this a hell of a bike