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Old 11-30-2012, 06:00 AM   #526
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I thought this was a thread about your Garage and the motorcycle projects you were doing......not a "Here's my favourite video" thread.....
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:53 AM   #527
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Nothing serious is going to happen in "the garage" until we move, Rob.

Perhaps of interest to you, snagged a sweet, heavy breathing 1250 top end for the S2 Buell. New in the box, no longer available Nikasil 1250 barrels and forged pistons, lumpy cams and Thunderstorm heads taken to "stage II" by one of the US's more reputable HD\Buell tuning gurus. Should be an interesting combination when it's complete.

Might be just the thing to wake that old boat up, eh, Rob.



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Old 12-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #528
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Perhaps of interest to you, snagged a sweet, heavy breathing 1250 top end for the S2 Buell. New in the box, no longer available Nikasil 1250 barrels and forged pistons, lumpy cams and Thunderstorm heads taken to "stage II" by one of the US's more reputable HD\Buell tuning gurus.
You're the one who nabbed that top-end kit over on Badweb?
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #529
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:14 PM   #530
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Good deal on a very complete top-end. Congrats.

I have a set of brand-new Thunderstorms sitting here, waiting to go on MY S2 or I might have been tempted by that setup. What do you expect those cams to do to the power delivery?
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #531
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Good deal on a very complete top-end. Congrats.

I have a set of brand-new Thunderstorms sitting here, waiting to go on MY S2 or I might have been tempted by that setup. What do you expect those cams to do to the power delivery?
Need to do a little research. Hardly ever rev that bike near red line, spend all my time in the midrange. If there's improvement in the midrange with the .536 cams, I'll use them.

The S2 currently has a '98 spec Thunderstorm top end with .497 cams, and for my purposes it's already plenty healthy. Have long considered a 1250 nikasil kit when it's time for an overhaul and didn't even know the nikasil kits were no longer offered by NRHS, so this is a happy coincidence.

Do you have T-Storm pistons and .497 cams to go along with your heads. Just the T-Storm pistons and heads with the S2's stock D-grind cams would be a nice torquey combination. That's how the last few years of the M2's were equipped and they had midrange galore.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #532
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Old stuff and I think we discussed it over in one of the Buell threads (didn't want to hijack this thread). No, I don't have the correct pistons but the bike has the 1250 cylinders (Revolution Performance). I plan to buy new pistons and rings when I finally get off my butt to install the brand-new T-storm heads. I also have a 1998 Thunderstorm header and muffler to go with it.

The goal with that bike is maximum stealth: all the Buell Thunderstorm stuff but looking to the uninitiated like a showroom-stock Buell.

It's still an amazing bike, still my favorite in the stable and one or two more S2s are in my future. I just have to find the right one at something south of $5K. Really holding out for a clean Black Sapphire Pearl or Yellowjacket Pearl.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:05 PM   #533
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Old stuff and I think we discussed it over in one of the Buell threads (didn't want to hijack this thread). No, I don't have the correct pistons but the bike has the 1250 cylinders (Revolution Performance). I plan to buy new pistons and rings when I finally get off my butt to install the brand-new T-storm heads. I also have a 1998 Thunderstorm header and muffler to go with it.

The goal with that bike is maximum stealth: all the Buell Thunderstorm stuff but looking to the uninitiated like a showroom-stock Buell.

It's still an amazing bike, still my favorite in the stable and one or two more S2s are in my future. I just have to find the right one at something south of $5K. Really holding out for a clean Black Sapphire Pearl or Yellowjacket Pearl.
Vaguely recall a previous discussion re. your engine parts. I talk Buell with a lot of different people. And as these bikes are reatively "old world" to begin with, and approaching 20 years of age, I'm thinking it might be okay to discuss them here.

Just a heads up on your pursuit of "maximum stealth": That '98 spec 2-1\2" header won't clear your S2's aircleaner.

When I first mounted the T-Storm top end I used a stock '98 2-1\2" header and had to fit an S3 air cleaner to clear it.

Wasn't until fitting the Buell Factory Race pipe that I was able to refit the stock S2 air cleaner.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #534
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That '98 spec 2-1\2" header won't clear your S2's aircleaner.
Already aware of that but, thanks. It's close though. I think I can make it work with a custom backing plate. Maybe scooch the plate a little up and a little forward, just a tiny change in the angle, and I think it will fit. At least that's what the measurements I took on the S1W's frame suggested.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #535
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:26 PM   #536
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Wow. Awesome score. They just don't make upholstery like that anymore.
Just don't smoke near it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #537
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Wow. Awesome score. They just don't make upholstery like that anymore.
Just don't smoke near it.
That couch is a thing of timeless glory. '60's all the way, baby. You should drive the '63 Comet down here just to recline on it.

Oddly, there's a connection between the couch and the fairing. The couch came from Bino's dad's place when he moved into a retirement home.
The fairing came back to me from Bino's R100/7 when he sold it. I hadn't even remembered it was mine. Bino took care of the paint through one of the hundreds of people who seem to owe him a favour.

A win win.

When you drive down in the Comet bring your striping brushes and I'll pull the tape stripes off.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:45 PM   #538
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Sure thing. What are the stripes on the bike? Tape too?
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:33 AM   #539
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Sure thing. What are the stripes on the bike? Tape too?
The tins have painted stripes. They're not too bad.

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #540
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