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  2. Default NEW FORUM MEMBER HERE CONSIDERING A PURCHASE OF A BUELL 1125R

    Hello, Members!

    I just signed up as a member of this forum and am interested in purchasing a 2009 Buell 1125R. It has about 6000 km, (less than 4000 miles), on the clock and looks good, although it is definitely not showroom condition.

    It looks like it may have tipped over on the kickstand side at some point, but the damage is almost non-existent. No scrapes on anything, and I could not find any broken plastic.... however, the radiator shroud plastic does not look like it fits together properly.

    It may have been owned by someone who does a lot of burnouts because the back tire looks pretty shredded. The left fork seal has already failed and is leaking. The front brake rotor, while not worn out, does look contaminated. I am quite certain the current owner makes money by flipping vehicles... he claims to not have a motorcycle license, knows very little about motorcycles in general and the 1125R in particular.

    It starts and runs great.

    What should I be worried about on this motorcycle? Any recalls? Engine reliability, (can the engine take some abuse)? Serviceability? How about a source for parts and consumables? Are there aftermarket items like tuning kits and exhaust for the 1125R?

    VIN # 5MZHL04N093B00653
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    I've read this post a dozen times and have yet to respond.

    You need to check if it has the stator that's been drilled for better cooling. If not, buy the upgrade because it's a time bomb.

    The engines run pretty well when maintained. Change the oil, check the valves (easier than it looks), at regular intervals and they're great.

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