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Easyrider
Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 03:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Speeding up to get all written tech articles online: http://www.twinmotorcycles.nl/artikelen.asp?cid=20
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Racetucker1
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 01:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I need to replace my right fork seal(so I may as well do both?)
I am a auto mechanic of 35+ years.
What may I expect in problematic issues to do this in my garage?
Any special, tooling I can get or make?
I am after any info. possible before I begin.
I own a 2003 XB9R.
Thank you
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Firewhirl
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Racetucker1,
Just got your PM. I am also a car guy for years, matter of fact just did the top end on my G8 GT L76 motor with a 216/220 .580 lift LSA 113+4 overlap -7 Centerline 109 cam and my own custom head exhaust port blending and Hp Tuners tuning. I can tell you the forks are not that bad to do. I've also done the seals etc on my 2007 Honda CBR66RR with no issues. You'll need a ratchet type strap to compress the fork. It might seem difficult at first but be patient. Read all the available information on here and other bike sites. It helps to have an extra person helping to hold the fork if you have no way of putting it in a vice without damage. I did it on my own with no vice to hold the fork. I cant remember if Traxxis also provided the fork seal install tool. If I remember correctly I made my own seal install tool out of PVC piping. You need to make sure you either memorize or take pictures as you go, it helps when it's time to reverse the process. Before you start mark off the forks where they are currently install. You could also send them out to Traxxis or Traxxion and have them do it for you. Cost more but should be less of a headache and will assume they will treat your forks kindly. I would not trust any dealership to handle Buell forks unless they come highly recommended.
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Ruby
Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 03:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Chasing a parts catalouge & service manual 2010 X1 Firebolt. Thanks
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Ducbsa
Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 06:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Racet,

Yes do both. See the Knowledge vault on this site for all sorts of technical tips.

Ruby, Do you mean X1 or XB?
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Eronlaw
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016 - 09:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Can anyone tell me what the part in this picture is? It is attached to the oil cooler. I have scoured the internet for pictures of an 1125 with this attached, but to no avail. I'm sure I am an idiot, but there it is.

Pic 1

Pic 2
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Easyrider
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If people like to ask questions please send email to info@twinmotorcycles.nl
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Reepicheep
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016 - 07:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looks like an aftermarket voltage regulator. Not a bad idea on an 1125 if it is not a shunt regulator like the stock unit is.
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Eronlaw
Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 04:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks, Reepicheep! For a very small mouse, you have a very big brain. That is precisely what it is.
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Cmichel
Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 08:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hello all, i am not very savvy when it comes to my bike but i am trying to learn. In the picture attached is a plug... i unplugged said plug.... how do i fix problem? what was the goopy stuff that came out?
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Reepicheep
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What problem are you trying to fix?

The "goopy stuff" was probably just dielcrtric grease. It is a kind of grease that is formulated to be put into connectors to help keep them from oxiding, and to try and keep water out.

I think it is probably helpful, but it's not magic, and I never did really learn good rules for where to use it, how to use it, and what not to do with it.

I generally don't use it for connectors. Probably because I don't understand it well, and in that case I lean towards "first do no harm".
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