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Great stuff Aaron!

Very well written too.

Please add more, when time permits.
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Thanks Aaron,I don't know how I missed this the first time around
Did Buell have something to do with the belt drive system too?
Seems I remember something to that effect.
I'm a former FXR guy myself and much regret parting with the one that I spent ten years and over 100,000 miles with.
I'll have another one someday I suspect ,when the right deal comes along.
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I need to correct something and issue an apology here.

Above, where I wrote "we were the first to put a Buell over 200mph at Bonneville", that's a little misleading. "We" was in reference to my rider Richard and I. NRHS was not involved in that project and in no way, shape, or form did I mean to imply otherwise. My sincere apologies to anyone who may have been offended by that.
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Several years ago, we were the first to put a Buell over 200mph at Bonneville.
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XR1000 motor. This is the stock, all original motor. We used a different motor when we raced it.
I sure do have a lot of great memories concerning the RR1000 and the "first Buell over 200 mph" Bonneville LSR efforts for which Aaron was responsible, acting as the Team Elves crew chief and bike builder. Aaron did a truly amazing job building those bikes and as crew chief of what I feel safe saying was an unprecedented level of success and enthusiasm never before witnessed at Bonneville. Aaron made all of us (an international collection of BadWeB folks comprising what became Team Elves) feel like we were part of the team and he openly shared credit and celebration with all of us, especially those who had contributed key skills and expertise to the efforts. Without Aaron and his meticulous preparation, hard-nosed focus, sharpness of mind (the guy sports well above a genius level IQ, have no doubt) and undying enthusiasm for Buell motorcycles and especially performance engine work, there would have been no such success. Period.

Aaron, I think that your use of the term "we" might be misleading to those not familiar with those wonderful efforts. Not understanding the history, one might assume from your simple statements that NRHS under your purview was wholly responsible for those efforts, engines, headwork, etc.

Might you like to clarify that for the folks?

Might be nice to credit your sources for those great photos too, no?

Chapter 3 of the "banned T-Shirt" saga: I too was fortunate enough to be gifted one of those historic T-shirts. Rarely being satisfied with status quo, I cunningly presented it for signing during one of Erik's autograph sessions at Daytona last year. It piqued the interest of some of the other company folks there. Erik signed it.

I think Erik did his own brakes for the RR in the interest of improved technology, lower unsprung weight for instance which would improve handling. Erik has a LOT of experience in brake system engineering. I doubt anything equivalent to what he was able to produce for the RR was available commercially at that time, at least not short of MotoGP pricing.


Keep up the great work in spreading the word on Buell motorcycles. Really great stuff!
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Cross posted. Still a lot more to the "we" though, ain't there Aaron? I don't think anyone is offended. No worries. Some of us might just want to clarify the issue and see credit given to all the fine and wonderful folks who so sorely deserve it. A link to the Team Elves site might be nice. It pretty much tells the whole story in fine fashion, no?
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For instance "my rider." Come on dude!
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Here you go Blake:

www.teamelves.com
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Arron,

Thank you for the detailed history lesson.
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Thanks, guys, glad to do it.

Jim, yeah, Erik designed a bicycle for Schwinn/Paramount, and it had a pretty clever rear suspension. I don't have any photos of it handy though. I'll see if I can dig one up.

For the record, this is a thread about Buell History, and I don't really want to get it sidetracked into Bonneville racing. The aforementioned Bonneville accomplishment was just to give some context to the story about the phone call. Hopefully I'm allowed to make mention of such things without going into the whole story and making sponsor plugs, etc. But I most definitely owe it to everyone to not mislead, that was my bad.

I'll continue this story with some info about the S2 soon. Truly a remarkable motorcycle.
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Yes, S2s are truly remarkable. make sure you tell us how purple turned into blue.
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