1996 Buell S1 Lightning

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Buell X1 Lightning

Full-on Buell

1996 S1 Lightning gets a makeover

Amee Reehal

Everybody’s a customized Harley-Davidson, but how about a Buell. (RIP, Buell.) Erik Buell’s machines always had a distinctive look to there are those out there who the design could be improved One of those individuals is Paul We wrote about Calgary-based and his Motorrad Performance shop in 1205 of Inside Motorcycles.

I wrote: “Since the late Motorrad owner Paul has been designing and building custom motorcycles, most based on European machines, and the tube-frame Buell. Shore was and raised in Winnipeg. He got his start on two-wheelers when he was in junior school, in the mid-1970s. Friends of his had and dirt bikes, and together would head to the grassy, land near the rail and fool around on the machines.”

so many of us, Shore’s fascination into a lifelong interest, and he so far as to attend the American Motorcycle school in Daytona, Florida. He his mechanic’s certificate for Harley-Davidson and BMW and went on to work at Harley-Davidson It was while there that he a new 1996 Buell S1 Lightning – the was for his wife, Ann, to ride.

“Before she started to ride it, I took down the bodywork and on a few pieces – it was stock for about 10 Shore laughs. The Buell was with a Suzuki GSX-R and the tail section from a TZ250. Ann rode the bike for 50,000 kilometres, and together the and wife team toured – Ann on the Buell and Shore aboard a

However, Shore admits: “It a comfortable ride for Ann, she was a real good sport it.

“With some rearsets I had for it the bike became more of a vehicle. I was going after a more than thinking designing it for comfort.”

In the winter of 2007 Shore to take a look at the top end of the Buell as the machine seemed to be using a bit of One thing led to another, and Shore “I had the Buell completely in pieces, and I was ‘Don’t worry, I’ll it back together in a few months’.”

of how uncomfortable the bike was for the first km Shore decided to morph the into something completely He saw the machine taking on the look of a with more of an upright position, but still with the look that he likes. To Shore cut off the passenger footrest and the rear sub frame.

He then on tabs to allow the fitment of a sub frame section, and custom some alloy brackets to the easy installation of items as the rear shock reservoir and Grafted to the back of the frame is the from a 1999 Buell X1 . This wasn’t a simple in procedure and getting the siwngarm to fit some grinding to remedy a issue.

For bodywork Shore located a fuel tank from a Buell White Lightning and an carbon fibre front The Harley-Davidson parts bin was raided for a headlight. Shore fabricated the sub frame before knowing kind of tail section he fit. He subsequently tried different tail sections, and of them looked right on the

Buell X1 Lightning
Buell X1 Lightning

Then, while at work one he looked at a customer’s Ducati “Of course, then I had to order a 999 sub and tail section, and I had to cut up the Ducati sub to get it to fit the Buell,” Shore says. To get the oil tank to slip between the of the modified sub frame took work but Shore was determined not to use the plastic item.

Showa forks from a X1 Lightning anchor the front Wheels were designed by Pauletto of Trillion Industries in and were CNC machined from Wheel alloy blanks by a shop. Front brakes are Brembo GP units while the is a stock Buell item.

started as a quick look at the top end to see why the was using oil turned into a rebuild, and the motor was punched out 74 to 90 cubic inches. Mike at Calgary’s Speedtwin Performance rebuilt and balanced the crank and the heads and installed oversize Performance cams went in, and a set of CP forged pistons slid Millenium Technologies nikasil

Fuel and air is mixed in a PSI Series 3 slide billet carburetor, is mounted on an SS manifold. Exhaust through a Buell racing and muffler. Power from the up engine is transferred to the rear via a Baker 530 chain drive kit – replaces the stock drive and this modification allows the of a wider rear tire.

To finish the project the Buell was coated in a Harley-Davidson-style orange and the tank and tail section sprayed black. A good of components were anodized and the engine side covers powder coated in a bronze that has a unique shine to it hit by the sun. All fasteners, with the of a couple of motor mount are machined stainless steel.

had a friend custom-build a wiring and installed a Motogadget m-Unit box to replace the fuses and relays.

The has been broken in on Gamble’s and so far Shore is happy with the being made. He’s it around now between snowfalls, and is with the handling and riding

How did wife Ann feel about all of “She just kind of let me run it, and this was pretty much my She initially wanted to know why I have left it alone, but she the finished product now,” says.

Buell X1 Lightning
Buell X1 Lightning
Buell X1 Lightning
Buell X1 Lightning
Buell X1 Lightning
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Buell X1 Lightning
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