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 XB12 SuperTT follows BMW and R6
The camera is mounted on the speedo of the Buell. That's why it is a bit
shaky. The video was made on the racetrack of Lédenon (France).
Die Kamera wurde mit einem Saugnapf auf dem Tacho der Buell montiert, darum
wackelt es teilweise recht stark. Die Aufnahmen wurden auf der Rennstrecke
von Lédenon (Südfrankreich) gemacht.
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!
Yamaha R1 vs Buell XB12R
Not Racing, just a spirited ride, Started with a quick tire warmup on the
off ramps then off to the mountains. Yamaha R1 & Buell XB12R
Buell Motorcycle Air Cleaner Installation - S&S Stealth
Here is how to install an S&S Stealth air cleaner on a Tube-Frame Buell
Motorcycle. The S&S Stealth aftermarket air cleaner kit includes everything
you need to replace the stock air cleaner on a tube frame Buell Motorcycle.
It has head breather vent channels in it, which means you don't have to
buy a separate breather kit. In order to clear the frame rails on my tube
frame Buell motorcycle, I added 2 washers on the breather bolts and used 2
gaskets between the carb and the S&S Stealth air cleaner backplate. It
looks great and works really well. You can buy a fancy cover for it, or
use a stock round air cleaner cover from a Harley-Davidson Big Twin
motorcycle. The S&S part number is 170-0093 and it is the one for 1991 and
up Harley Davidson Sportsters.
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!
Buell XB12R Firebolt - Twisty Road Fun
Riding the Buell XB12R Firebolt in some very challenging conditions. A lot
tighter then it looks!! Luckily the Harley powered Buell had got plenty of
power to pull the Iron Horse through the corners.
Great shame that they stopped building them as they are amazing fun to
2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT Motorcycle Review
2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT Motorcycle Review
Read the full motorcycle review at Motorcycle.com.
The Ulysses is the strongest selling bike in Buell's lineup and it got a
makeover in 2008. With the lower, sport-tuned suspension on the new Uly,
stability in the corners is enhanced when compared to the longer-travel
How To Adjust An Evolution Harley Davidson Sportster or Buell Motorcycle Primary Chain & Change Oil
Here's how to adjust an Evolution Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle
primary chain. http://www.hoohoohoblin.com is where you can see more about
my Sportster-Engine bikes. Adjusting the primary chain tension and
changing the fluid is really easy to do, and you can see everything
involved in this video. If you have a 2002 or older tube-framed Buell
motorcycle with the Harley Davidson Evolution Sportster Engine, this will
work for you as well. Just open the inspection hole, measure the gap,
crank the engine over 5 or 10 times and measure to see if there is less
than 1/2 inch of play at the tightest point with the engine cold. It's
really easy to do, and these chains don't stretch much, so most of the time
you won't need to adjust it. To change the oil, drain it, and then dump in
a quart. I show you how to check the Evolution Sportster primary fluid in
this video, but if you're changing the oil you don't need to check it.
Just put in a fresh quart of Harley-Davidson Sportster primary oil after
you drain it. I hope this helps you learn to do this yourself. It's
simple, and you'll save a lot of money on service.