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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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trade for a buell?

hey guys I have a 2000 triumph sprint st right now that i just got to 17k this weekend. Its a great bike rides nice had all maintenance done at mcc so its good to go. I am being offered a trade for a 1998 Buell Thunder Bolt s3 its got 23k and has had the motor rebuilt and bored over by 30. I am just curious what others think about this deal? I just tool my triumph on a 500 mile round trip ride this weekend and was not satisfied with the comfort, but the mileage was great and I felt stable on the highway. I am just wondering if this is a trade worth while or if i should hold off?
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Me personally I wouldn't do it. Ur triumph is a better bike.
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My thoughts on trades are unless you and said trade dude are in agreement then it is one dude getting fucked = If he came to you and suggested it, usually that is because he wants out from it and there is usually a reason

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Yeah I was worried that maybe he is hidi.g something, I do like the triumph I just figured id get something a bit smaller and lighter to store all winter, because the triumph is very large. Is that picture really a sprint? Its nice. As for getting comfy with my bike, I use it more for recreation but I was considering bar risers for wjen I do lonfer trips, as I already have a Corbin seat but it seems to push you back a bit more then the stock one making you strech further too the bars.

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Buells were unreliable from the factory (the only company that had every product they produced recalled for one reason or another). Factor in a rebuilt engine, you are probably in store for alot of headaches down the road. Keep the Triumph imo.

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Keep the Triumph. I personally am not a fan of rebuilt motors on street bikes unless theres a good amount of paperwork on the rebuilt and a good explanation of why it was done.

You're triumph will double the mileage most likely without a rebuild, his has 23k and has already been rebuilt
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yeah after more reading it seems like they are pretty unreliable. I am not sure why the bike was rebuilt but he does claim to have paperwork and stated it was rebuilt at buell.
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