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Tempest766
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 01:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What's the preferred legitimate web source for plug wires these days? Prefer OEM but will take 3rd party if guaranteed to be compatible and long enough. Not interested in ebay, HD direct, or some guy who has a few sitting around.

Oh, should mention US supplied...no foreign orders.

2008 xb12xt (36000 miles)

(Message edited by tempest766 on July 12, 2018)
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Tempest766
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 01:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Anyone running these in their X or XT model?

<https://www.ironmachine.com/03-10-buell-xb-series- ironmachine-racing-8mm-blue-spark-plug-wire-set-xb rspwbl->

They "look" a bit longer so maybe less hassle setting them in place?
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Steveford
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 08:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Taylor makes a good product.
I'm using Accel leads, though. Much stouter construction than the OEM parts.
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Hughlysses
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 08:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Anyone running these in their X or XT model?

<https://www.ironmachine.com/03-10-buell-xb-series->

They "look" a bit longer so maybe less hassle setting them in place?


Yes, I installed a set on my Uly a couple of years ago. Fit well, seems to be a good product.
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Dtaylor
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 - 04:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

+1 on the Ironmachine wires.

More stout than OEM, and that lip on the plug boot makes them so much easier to properly seat on the plug. Guaranteed to reduce XB plug-wire induced rage.
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Starwolve
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Of course, I see this post right after I order a set of stock plug wires for my Uly.

I'm in the middle of a minor maintenance cycle on mine. I had oil leaking from the rear head somewhere, rotated the engine and found it was only the PCV valve. But noticed the plug wires were worn, so I'm replacing those, too.
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Yan
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"rotated the engine"

question - how long does it take to rotate the engine? I mean realistically - is it a day job to "rotate" it down, and a day job to put it back together? Honest question. Thanks!

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Starwolve
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 09:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you don't run into any problems, you could do it in less than an hour. Drop the chin fairing and exhaust, remove the peg mounts, disconnect everything from the intake, and disconnect the engine mounting brackets. I follow the manual step by step, and then in reverse for reassembly.

It probably took me a couple hours, but I was also labeling every nut and bolt that I took off, since I knew I was going to leave it in that position for a few days while I work on some mods and clean up all the grime caked on my engine from the leaking PCV valve. (I ride gravel a LOT with my Uly, so it had a nice combination of dust and oil caked everywhere) I'm doing all the usual mods/maintenance while I have it rotated - plugs, wires, cleaning, rider comfort kit, insulated the frame, adding aux lights, etc. It was overdue for a good maintenance and cleaning session.

Once you've done the rotation a few times, it's pretty easy. I still reference the manual, though. Just to make sure I don't miss a step.

I posted some pictures on the BuellXB.com facebook page on 07/22/18 - under the name Chris Carter.
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Yan
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 09:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks Chris!
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Smorris
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

little late on this but i just got a set of 8mm magnacore wires.

being lazy and asking before researching, but can you replace the rear pvc gromment without rotation?
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Smorris
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

oh, and i have used the magnacor wires before and they are at least as difficult as the oem wires
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Starwolve
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 01:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I don't think you can replace the rear PCV or grommet without rotation, due to the height of the "tower" - the valve has to come straight up out of the valve cover a few inches, and it will hit the frame. You would only have to rotate the engine a few inches to clear it, though.
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Smorris
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Starwolve, thank you.

i now know what i have to do.

always checking for a shortcut that really works; not one that causes more problems.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just remember - if a shortcut is really that good, it would simply be "the way".
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 02:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes. Like if "alternative medicine" worked better, it would be called "medicine".
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Starwolve
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2018 - 03:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just confirmed - they're not coming out with the engine in place. I just finished rotating mine back up, and there's not much clearance at all. In fact, I had to rotate a hose clamp on the ECV tube just to clear the frame.

It's been a productive maintenance period though - relocated the ECM, installed the rider comfort kit (yes, the fan shroud that no one ever bothers to install) re-routed the ECV lines, insulated the frame, and I'm just buttoning everything else up. Hopefully I'll be test riding tonight, fluids tomorrow, and then getting it inspected... only 1 month late!

(Message edited by Starwolve on July 27, 2018)
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Tempest766
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 02:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Rear PCV is a sore point with me too, and the difficulty in working on the Buell without rotating the engine is the primary reason I'm looking at putting the XT away (ride only on special occasions) in favor of a carbed Suzuki Bandit 1200n for day to day riding: air/oil cooled, carbed, very reliable, and a very handsome bike in the naked version.
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Timbobuell
Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

hello from a bueller of the past. miss my xp and all on this forum. I did the magnecor mod after getting misfire when wet. It's been a while but I remember removing the airbox and tackling this from the top. I kinda remember removing the coils and super waterproofing the connections and then wrapping electrical tape around the connections for good measure. Anyway hello to everybody and especially happy to see the ratbuell is still here, you helped me a lot. ok back to the orange crate forum. Happy trails all. miss that thunderous engine throb.
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