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Spuds
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 - 08:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So....many years ago I owned an'03 xb9r. Loved the bike, put about 67,000 kms on it, but I guess maybe it was that "7 year itch" that crept in, decided to sell and try something else.

So I've since dabbled with a couple of Ducati's, battled with a BMW, and currently court a KTM Duke 690.

However----I just came into possession of (most of) a 2005 xb12r. This bike had belonged to a friend (who passed away a couple of years ago), and was most recently in the possession of another riding buddy.

I say "most of" as it needs at least the engine's bottom end or perhaps a complete engine. I have (and I *think* they're OK) the cylinders and pistons, starter motor, some crankcase covers, etc.... I pretty much have the rest of the bike too...

To me, (as much as it scares me) I absolutely NEED to rebuild this machine, and then ..... ride it.

So....I've just put up an "engine wanted" post in the classifieds section. I've been watching ebay too for a week or so...

If you or anyone you know has an 05-07 xb12 engine, please holler.

Thanks,
Rod (Ottawa, Canada)
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Audiowize
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 - 09:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

YGM.
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Spuds
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks!!
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Spuds
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 01:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Progress!!

Found an engine, replaced its "top" bits with the "top" bits I had (mine were in better shape), and with the assistance of a couple of good lads yesterday afternoon we now have "the big rocks" in place.

Still lots to do....but it feels great to have turned a truckload of parts into what is starting to look like a bike!


engine as purchased

engine as purchased2

buttoned up

buttoned up2

perched

roller
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Teeps
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looks like you have a nice '75 CB400F too.
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Shoggin
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 01:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I count three headpipes on that side but can't see more. CBX?

What a sweet sweet noise they make...
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Spuds
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 02:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

yup.....

Put it on the road this past summer, after a restoration/modification---CB500Four front end with emulators and set up to run dual disks, Koni aluminum 76F's with modern IKON internals, slightly wider rims front and back, reshaped and re-upholstered seat, rearsets, lighting revamped, tanks/covers repainted.
the 400F
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Mnscrounger
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've been ( super slowly) restoring one of those myself. Its my father in-law's. My goal is to get it back on the road before he's too old to ride it.
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Mnscrounger
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've been ( super slowly) restoring one of those myself. Its my father in-law's CB500K. My goal is to get it back on the road before he's too old to ride it.
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Shoggin
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 01:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Dang good eye Teeps!

What a nice ride
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Teeps
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 01:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not so hard to spot; I worked on them back in the day...
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Spuds
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 01:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yup----those headers were so recognizable eh?

OK all you eagle-eyes....who's first to spot the Buell bits on the 400F?

bwaahaahaaa!!
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Teeps
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 02:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I see turn signals.
Used them on my VTX1300, too.

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Spuds
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 04:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sharp eye!!
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Teeps
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 05:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The beauty of the Buell XB turn signals is their ability to be obscure; and they were cheap!
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