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Old 03-10-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:13 PM   #2
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I just got back from a 100 mile ride on my new 1125R...I definitely do not think you are nuts. What's the deal???
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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It's a 2009 54 miles. Buying it from a friend of mine who owned it a weekend when it bit him. Poor guy. Cold day, cold tires, FI rpm surge, too much front brake on a slick drive way - he took the hit. Wife.. Das Bike must go!

I'm telling him I keep it as I know he'll want to buy it back, he's a CR kind of guy but I fear... I'm going to like it.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:35 PM   #4
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You are nuts!

PM me his number.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:01 PM   #5
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Just make sure the price is right.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:00 AM   #6
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The bike is an absolute riot to ride at any price. If you can pick it up cheap, even better! I bought an '09 cr last fall during the fire sale and have no regrets at all. Yesterday was the first really nice day of the year in IL and I had the biggest damn smile on my face after getting out on it. I've been mainly a Ducati guy for years and the 1125cr is as fun as any bike I've ever ridden.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:15 AM   #7
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The bike is an absolute riot to ride at any price. If you can pick it up cheap, even better! I bought an '09 cr last fall during the fire sale and have no regrets at all. Yesterday was the first really nice day of the year in IL and I had the biggest damn smile on my face after getting out on it. I've been mainly a Ducati guy for years and the 1125cr is as fun as any bike I've ever ridden.

Thanks Doug... riding it from Ft Lauderdale this Sunday. Aprox 200 miiles. Should be telling. I'm worried about starting a speeding ticket collection.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:17 AM   #8
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:20 AM   #9
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Thanks Doug... riding it from Ft Lauderdale this Sunday. Aprox 200 miiles. Should be telling. I'm worried about starting a speeding ticket collection.
Congrats, you'll love it. Those tickets could be easy to come by, it just begs to be ridden hard. I hope you're aware though of what the prices are for them. The new ones that are left at dealers are probably few, and the prices have drifted up a little, but they can be had cheap. Last fall they could be bought commonly for less than $6k right after the closing announcement. You still might find one around $6500 or so.
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Congrats, you'll love it. Those tickets could be easy to come by, it just begs to be ridden hard. I hope you're aware though of what the prices are for them. The new ones that are left at dealers are probably few, and the prices have drifted up a little, but they can be had cheap. Last fall they could be bought commonly for less than $6k right after the closing announcement. You still might find one around $6500 or so.
http://www.buell.com/en_us/tools/find-a-bike/

236 of those CR badboys out there brand new boys... phony up and get one while they last.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:08 AM   #11
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Thanks Doug... riding it from Ft Lauderdale this Sunday. Aprox 200 miiles. Should be telling. I'm worried about starting a speeding ticket collection.
Plan now to restrain yourself. If you've ever ridden an air-cooled Buell, the powerband is somewhat similar, except that instead of hitting the rev limiter at ~6750 RPM, it keeps building power for another ~4000 RPM.
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Cool bikes, sporting twins are wonderful things. I'd consider one if it was really cheap. New ones were fairly widely available for between $4-5k just after buell went under.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:39 AM   #13
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Plan now to restrain yourself. If you've ever ridden an air-cooled Buell, the powerband is somewhat similar, except that instead of hitting the rev limiter at ~6750 RPM, it keeps building power for another ~4000 RPM.
Test rode a Vrod once. That was fun same crazy high rpm v-twin kind of thing. Rode the CR a couple weeks ago but just around Ft Lauderdale never got it out of 3rd gear. I am really looking forward to this weekend's ride. "ride therapy."
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:38 PM   #14
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The biggest problem with those bikes is the front end gets really, really light whenever you start opening the throttle. Some kind of torque reaction, from what I understand. The one I test rode seemed most comfortable with the front wheel two or three feet in the air. Due to this troublesome behavior, I was unable to purchase it, even at fire sale prices.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:43 PM   #15
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Well, I must say after a 220 mile ride today I am very impressed. Started the day in Ft Lauderdale with 58 miles on the clock. Rode it home (Cudjoe Key FL) Took the back road rode I-595 west to USHWY 27 south and then down to homestead via 997- stayed off the Turnpike. there aren't many twisties in S Florida but I went looking. The 1125CR was NICE. It's the first bike I've owned that is without a faring but being in the wind even at 75 mph is realy no issue. The bike is little and you hardly know it's under you while riding. The horsepower is amazing - think faster and you're going faster. You can't haul much but a 4 hour ride today was delightful. I'll be keeping my R1100RT for trips but the CR... well it just might help to keep me sane.

Buy one of these things before they're all gone boys. They are worth having.

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