Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Buell S1 Lightning. A MUST for every S1 owner.
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OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 1996-1998
Number of pages: 343 pages
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This PDF repair manual can be downloaded right after the payment process in complete, on the device of your choice.
We do not offer printed manuals, for the following reasons:
- it is more eco-friendly to use a digital version
- your manual never gets dirty or greasy
- you can always choose to print the specific page(s) you need to work on your bike
- you receive your manual immediately after payment
- it is searchable
Buell S1 Lightning
Buell Motorcycles, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was created in 1983 by ex-Harley-Davidson engineer Erik Buell. Harley-Davidson purchased a 49 percent stake in Buell in 1993, and by 2003, Buell had become a completely owned subsidiary of Harley-Davidson. Buell stated on November 17, 2006, that it has built and shipped its 100,000th motorbike.
Harley-Davidson announced the termination of the Buell product line on October 15, 2009, as part of its plan to focus on the Harley-Davidson brand. The final Buell motorcycle built by Harley-Davidson occurred on October 30, 2009, bringing the total number produced to 136,923.
Erik Buell announced the launch of Erik Buell Racing in November 2009, an independent company run by Erik Buell that initially produced race-only versions of the 1125R model, then offered an updated 1190RS model for the street or the track, and produced further improved 1190RX and 1190SX models for street or track use.
Buell Motorcycles announced in February 2021 that they will resume manufacture under the new ownership of Erik Buell Racing (EBR). Buell indicated that they will employ the superbike platforms built between 2011 and 2020 to expand their model line to about ten models by 2024. Touring, dirt, adventure, and cruiser versions will be available.
The S1 Lightning was a more basic sportbike than the S3 Thunderbolt and M2 Cyclone that it was marketed alongside, and manufacture was limited to 5000 units after only three years. The S1 Lightning (1996/1997/1998) and the S1W White Lightning were variants of this Lightning (1998). The S1W had a bigger tank and Thunderstorm cylinder heads, which added 10 horsepower (7.5 kW).