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Tennmoto
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020 - 05:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Iíve been reading about crank failures on certain years
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Shoggin
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's a 15 year old motorcycle. Probably for less than $5k

Buy it. Ride it. Don't worry so much: )
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020 - 11:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There's no rhyme or reason to the failures. As stated above, just ride it. Parts are plentiful, including complete engines. It's like driving to work everyday, or walking down the street. Could be your last ride/walk, but if you treat it that way, you won't enjoy it. Honestly....I'm not being dismissive.
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Tennmoto
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 05:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for replying. You guys are the known source
For info about Buell. I have an 05 1200 S and an 08
Uly . Iíve read the 08 engine has some key improvements
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Shoggin
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3BcMKN-2Nk&t=13s
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Tennmoto
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 06:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I remember that vid, thanks
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Tpehak
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 01:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Marketing BS.

Yes, the engine has critical improvements. I would recommend you take 2010 if you have a choice. Or 2009 if you can not find 2010. Just Google it, all information is available.

(Message edited by TPEHAK on July 16, 2020)
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Shoggin
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 09:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Meh. Theres plenty of people with 50,000-100,000 miles on <'07 Buells that would disagree with you.

Of course MFG's change, modify, and sometimes completely re-design their product. The march of time and additional information make in inevitable.

It's up to you to decide if it makes the previous version untenable.
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"It's up to you to decide if it makes the previous version untenable."

There are things on my '03 XB9R that I prefer to the newer models. Not all changes in manufacturing are improvements. Many are done as 'cost saving measures' by the Finance Department or 'simplicity and reliability for manufacturing' by the Engineering Department but then are 'improvements' as defined by the Marketing Department.

The stronger crank, the oil pump, etc. are things I pursued and answer to. Honestly, I'm staying put. I have an '03 and an '05 XB9R. The thing that REALLY sucked on the '03 was the fork setup....the '05 is better out-of-the-box.

(Message edited by skipbarberman on July 17, 2020)

(Message edited by skipbarberman on July 17, 2020)
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Tennmoto
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 05:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Iím going to check out a Uly 08 Saturday
Older guys haha are giving up riding
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Tennmoto
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 05:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The 05 SS has been sitting and some of it in a carport
The rubber isomounts were gone, and it didnít idle well at all
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Mr_keys
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 06:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I love my Buell; my 07 XB9SX has 6,000 miles; so far so good kkkk ; )
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Falloutnl
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 06:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Pre '08 engines are more fun. Post '08's are more reliable (mostly due to improved oiling). The post '08 oil pumps are harder to source though, so if that goes, you have a problem.
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Tpehak
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 01:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I never heard about 08-10 oil pump problems.
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 02:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If I remember correctly, (and per the video), it allowed them to use the same casting on both sides of the engine cases. The updated pump for '07 with a bronze gear was a better option, IMHO. The original style sitting lower in the crankcase is better for scavenging. To each his own I guess.
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Tennmoto
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 06:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well I postponed trip to 08 Uly
Gonna ride the Lightning in the morning &#128522;
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Tennmoto
Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I am buying it, upon closer look itís an 06 XB12SS long
Nice surprise
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Falloutnl
Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 - 03:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"I never heard about 08-10 oil pump problems."

Neither have I, but that wasn't necessarily the focus of my post : ).

"I am buying it, upon closer look itís an 06 XB12SS long
Nice surprise"

Cool! Post some pictures when you get it.
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Tennmoto
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 05:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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Falloutnl
Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 05:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looks great. Congrats on the purchase!
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Tennmoto
Posted on Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 07:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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