Hello: I'm new to Buell's (2003 XB9S Lightning) but have had many other bikes large and small.
I've spent about 6 hours on my bike and am just getting used to it....I finding cornering is something I'm having to learn all over again... it feels to me like the bike wants to fall 'into' the corner and I'm wrestling it back upright. If I lean my body out (as if to drag knee) the bike will corner very smoothly on its own, but that's not always practical. Did you other folks have a same first impression? It seems to me it may be the short wheelbase and large rear tire that contributes to this, I'm sure I'll get used to it but it's been a bit of a surprise.
This bike, although apparently tuned by the dealer before I purchased it, will stumble when you are just beginning to accelerate. For example I'm cruising along, or slightly decelerating, then as soon as I roll the throttle on just slightly I get a stutter and it missing a few beats...is this characteristic of the 2003 fuel injection systems?
wow! apparantly no one is answering anyone's questions on this site....hmmm. What size is your rear tire, ronm? Sometimes a too large tire will cause a falling sensation as you roll off the centre... should be a 180 tire. even a 190 can cause this feeling. As always though, more ride time = more confidence.
Hi Bud, If its any consolation, my xb9r was a bit like that when i first set of on it. For me it was just getting used to it as Buells do seem to have that ever so slightly different feel to them, which i like i might add.
As for the throttle issue, somthing doesnt seem right there is my opinion. my FI certainly doesnt do that.