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Tommymac92
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2019 - 02:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I noticed at my last track day the lever got soft and it seemed all the fluid weeped out of the cover. I had this once back in 2012 and had it fixed under warrantee, and all was good. I am going to squeeze out 2 more track days on it, hopefully, and will bring it home to swap out the slave cylinder.

my question is what is the best option, are the oberon units still around or go with a stock buell unit?

Thanks

Tom M
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Xbuell12s
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2019 - 02:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Best option is the Oberon. SPHD actually sells it for less than the OEM one.

https://st-paul-harley-davidson-buell.myshopify.co m/products/oberon-clutch-slave-cylinder-for-1125-m odels?_pos=1&_sid=505e8fa67&_ss=r
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34nineteen
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have been considering just doing it as preventative maintenance for my 1125CR.

Do they all tend to leak or is it a random occurance? Nobody every complains on a forum that their bike is working properly.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If it aint broke don't fix it. If it was my bike, no way would I change out a functioning part unless there's a good reason.
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Bubba_
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 10:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i put in the EBR upgraded clutch slave cylinder and it fixed my 'weep'.
but like 34nineteen, I've considered switching over to the Oberon.
My understanding is the clutch operation is smoother w/ less 'pull' w/ the Oberon installed..
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34nineteen
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Bubba, that was my impression as well.

I'd rather spend the money now, and fix it in the convenience of my garage, rather than be stuck on the road somewhere.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If it's weeping, that would be a good reason.
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Shoggin
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I put the Oberon one in my EBR, it's the same as the 1125 one, and measured HALF the clutch pull with a trigger scale.

Half. That was well worth the cost alone!

I don't know if the EBR "upgraded" one is the same?
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Stimbrell
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 - 01:46 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 Oberon unit, major improvement!
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 - 03:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good to know the Oberon works well. Half the clutch pull would be a good reason too! Didn't I read about difficulties in installing the Oberon? Haven't been in the market for one, so I wasn't giving that thread my full attention.

Edit--Now I realize why I wasn't paying too much attention. Oberon only fits the Rev B clutch covers. I have the original 2008 clutch cover. It's all coming back to me now!

(Message edited by fresnobuell on August 09, 2019)
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Rage10
Posted on Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 11:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah installing the oberon was a PITA. Way harder then the OEM. Use a lot of grease.
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Shoggin
Posted on Monday, August 12, 2019 - 02:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Actually,.. use brake fluid to lubricate the o-rings like they say. Too much grease can be an issue and won't flush out of the system easily.

I agree it wasn't 'easy'. pay attention to the instructions and line up the dot exactly...

https://www.buellxb.com/forum/showthread.php?53018 -Well-Bye/page36
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Tommymac92
Posted on Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I had the original seal fail just before the warranty was up so I got it fixed under warranty back in 2012. Hadn't had any issues until now, the bike is primarily ridden on the track currently. I rode another track day this past Friday and there was spray on my boot from it, but the lever felt firm and I filled the reservoir back up and left it for one more day. I will be ordering the oberon unit as soon as pay day comes
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