2002 Buell Thunderbolt S3T

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2001 Buell Thunderbolt S3T
2002 Buell Thunderbolt S3T

– 2002 Buell Thunderbolt S3T

Body Color / Frame Color / Wheel / MSRP

Blue Streak / Black / Cast / $12,495
Carbon Black / Nucl. Blue / Cast / $12,745
Volcano Gray / Blaze Orange / Cast / $12,745
Blue Streak / Black / PM / $13,145
Carbon Black / Nucl. Blue / PM / $13,395
Volcano Gray / Blaze Orange / PM / $13,395


2002 BUELL™ SPECIFICATIONS: Thunderbolt S3T®

Type Air cooled, Four-Stroke, 45° V-Twin
Displacement 1203 cc
Bore & Stroke 3.5 x 3.8 in/88.8 x 96.8 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Valve Train OHV, two valves per cylinder, hydraulic adjusters
Valve Adjustment Self Adjusting
Fuel Delivery Dynamic Digital Fuel Injection (DDFI)
Exhaust Free-Breathing 2 into 1 collector
Air Cleaner Helmholtz Volume Power System
HP/Torque 101 hp @ 6000 rpm; 90 ft-lbs @ 5500 rpm
Lubrication Dry sump, 2.0 qt (1890 cc)
Oil Filtration Screw-on disposable element
Battery 12-volt, 19 amp-hour, SLA (Sealed Lead Acid)

Transmission. Five-speed, constant mesh
Ratio (1) 2.69, (2) 1.85, (3) 1.43, (4) 1.18, (5) 1.00
Primary Drive Triplex chain; ratio 1.6:1
Clutch Wet, multiplate
Final Drive Kevlar® belt; ratio 2.26:1

Frame Tubular perimeter chrome-moly frame with Uniplanar® powertrain vibration isolation system
Wheelbase 55.0 in/139.7 cm
Rake/Trail 24.5 degree, 3.8 in/9.7 cm
Front Suspension Showa® forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear Suspension Aluminum arc swingarm; Showa extension type damper with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Front Wheel Travel 4.7 in/11.9 cm
Rear Wheel Vertical Travel 4.6 in/11.7 cm
Front Brake Six piston caliper, 340 mm stainless steel floating rotor
Rear Brake Single piston caliper, 230 mm stainless steel rotor
Front Wheel 3-spoke cast, 3.5 x 17; Stardust Silver, Nuclear Blue or Blazing Orange finish
Rear Wheel 3-spoke cast, 5.0 x 17; Stardust Silver, Nuclear Blue or Blazing Orange finish
Front Tire Dunlop SportMax II Touring Radial, 120/70 ZR17 D205F
Rear Tire Dunlop SportMax II Touring Radial, 170/60 ZR17 D205
Seat Height 31.5 in/80 cm
Ground Clearance 5.2 in/13.2 cm
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.4 gal. (Low fuel, light at .4 gal.)/ 20.4L (low light at 1.5L)
MPG – EPA2 45 City, 53 Highway
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 915 lbs./415 kg
Dry Weight 465 lbs./211 kg
Wet Weight 518 lbs./235 kg
Load Capacity 397 lbs./180 kg

Electronic speedometer, tachometer, odometer, tripmeter, clock, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, turn signals, neutral, low fuel light and check engine light.

Charging System 297 watts AC alternator; solid state regulator/rectifier
Headlight 60/55 watts
Tailight 5/21 watts
Turn Signals Manual canceling

Carbon Black w/Nuclear Blue frame and Nuclear Blue wheels
Blue Streak w/Black frame and Stardust Silver wheels
Volcano Grey w/Blazing Orange frame and Blazing Orange wheels

Buell P/M 3.5 x 17 front and 5.5 x 17 rear, spun aluminum wheels

High touring handlebars, Color coordinated saddlebags (deep or narrow covers) with fitted inner luggage, Color coordinated fairing lowers, fairing and underseat storage bags

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