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Dennyis
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 07:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

And it failed safety inspection haha. Not my first Buell, but it's my first tuber! I have an XB12STT next to it in the garage.

I need to track down a horn and front brake lever light switch.

Also, I have a small oil leak off the line in the rear. It came with the original black tank which needs repainted, and the pulleys to put back to belt, which I think is worth doing.

Any suggested maintenance/things to look over?

I would like to do XB wheels, XB front end, and M2/X1 swingarm.



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Red93stang
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 07:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Saw that on CL. Congrats on the purchase! I have you covered on the XB conversion. PM me when you are ready. I have the stem and rear spacers ready to go.
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Dennyis
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice to see you are nearby. I love Springfield.
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Red93stang
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Heck yeah Springvegas! Lol
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S1owner
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Front Brake line looks to be short!
Fix that too!
Love the S1
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Ralph
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I disassembled my front brake switch and repaired it - consider giving it a try before buying a new one.

I have an aluminum swingarm and mount for you. Just PM me.
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Dennyis
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks Ralph. I may give that a shot this afternoon.

Red93Stang, are you also @engineeredvelocity?
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes that is redstang
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you convert to belt I may be interested in all the chain parts?
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Also check with Hd to see what warrenty stuff has not been completed. Looks like your battery is in the old upright layout may be more and that all might be free!!
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Dennyis
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

S1owner, they will do warranty/recalls on a 1996 in 2017? Thatís incredible!
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Red93stang
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes Red93stang = one part of engineered velocity
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 05:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Has the latest recall shock but old style batt set up. Odd. Mikuni? Awesome
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 05:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes as long as they can get the parts they will perform the warranty work!
My guess is previous owner replaced the shock on their own as hd would have done all open work at that time.
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Dennyis
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have looked all over this frame and canít find the horn. Where is it normally located?
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Red93stang
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Left side by the key


Horn
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Dennyis
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Oh well thatís definitely not there.

Iíll see if I can find the wiring.
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Screamer
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 08:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Warranty coverage is somewhat different than recalls, it expires at the end of the OE warranty period, and product programs usually expire after two years. But, any recalls that may still may be open, can still be performed.
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 08:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes recalls not warranties!

Your horn is not on its side by the key it is under the tank in the middle. You need to remove the tank to get to it. It may just need cleaned and rattled a little. Thats where mine was.
If you buy a new one get a xb horn they are louder then the s1 please move horn.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 08:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice looking bike! I also had to rebuild my front brake switch. Very quick and easy, just send down the contact points while your in there and use some dielectric grease.
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Dennyis
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 08:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I pulled the tank and the wire was electrical taped into place without a horn.

I went and bought a universal horn and installed it. All good now and ready for my safety reinspection.

Thanks for your help!
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Andy350
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 08:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice score, I'm jealous of the seat! Mikuni carb and forcewinder intake is a nice setup. My horn is also in the same location as red93stang but my bike is also s1w so the older s1 might have it in a different spot?

(Message edited by andy350 on October 23, 2017)
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Oopezoo
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My horn is also right by the key. '98 S1
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Some have replaced the horn-shaped horn with the pancake ones found on newer Buells and most Jap bikes.
It's easier to hide.
They could have stashed it under the flyscreen like an XB.

Unless they just clipped the wires and put one of those stickers on that says
"Horn broken, watch for finger"
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S1owner
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here is where mine was on the 96 S1



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Upthemaiden
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 09:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That's interesting. I never knew some had their horns mounted in different positions. I never thought anything about mine, but now I feel like every time I see it sticking out down there I'm gonna be temped to get one to mount under the tank where you can't see it. For how big it is... I've also been tempted to try to find a smaller airhorn the mount in the same place. It'd be a bit more useful than what's there.

"Nice score, I'm jealous of the seat!"

Don't be too jealous. My bike came with one of those, the stock seat was notably more comfortable, even if the corbin might look a little nicer.
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Oopezoo
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


quote:

Don't be too jealous. My bike came with one of those, the stock seat was notably more comfortable, even if the corbin might look a little nicer.




I didn't think it was possible to find a more uncomfortable seat than the stock S1 seat. Mine is terrible. Corbin's have always been rock hard, but that at least distributes your weight a little. This soft stocker I have just slides you right back to the same uncomfortable position no matter how much you shift around.

I have been watching for a cheap stock seat to reshape/refoam or a reasonably priced Corbin for over a year and haven't had any luck.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's not the most comfortable seat... but I don't think it's really all that bad. I tend to have a habit of scooting as forward as I can up to the tank. I thought the short distance from the seat to the bars on my old XB9S was great, and after that I had a supermoto where I literally had nothing but a gas cap between my seat and the bars, which was perfect to be able to move as far forward as I wanted.

The hard seat wasn't the issue, I had the low seat for the XB9S which was also hard as a rock, and I thought it was really comfortable. The Corbin just had sharp edges that dug into my thighs. The other issue was how flat and smooth it was. Any time I'd pull away from a stop sign at anything above a slow pace, all of my energy was put towards keeping myself from sliding to the back of the seat. In fairness, the seat could be up to 20 years old at this point. It might've had more grip at the beginning of it's life, and has just been worn smooth by 2 decades of peoples butts sliding around on it.

The stock seat lets me sit right up by the tank and keeps me firmly planted no matter what I'm doing.

Seats are definitely hard to come by. I really wanted to find a twintail to protect me from rain water a bit better, but after a year of looking and finding nothing but $300-400 seats(not including the bodywork), I gave up and just accepted the rain splatter on my backpack. It's no where near as bad as the XB was. I ended up recently trading my Corbin seat for a stock exhaust and airbox. I was hesitant to let it go for a while, but I'll be happier with a quiet exhaust than I was with the fancy looking seat.
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Dennyis
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 08:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Iím OK with what the seat is for what the bike is. I donít see myself spending days and days of riding on this thing. Thatís what the XB12STT is for. :-)

My blinker controls on the S1 are a little sticky. What would you suggest? Rebuild them or buy a new set of controls?
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 08:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mine were the same when I got them, I rebuilt them. It was pretty easy to do, and definitely worth a try before you consider buying new ones, which honestly.... will also be 20 years old and would likely need a rebuild as well(same problem I'm dealing with on my front master cylinder).

I did eventually buy a new set of controls as a future upgrade, but they come with the need to splice all the wires and getting new throttle cables, so it's not a simple plug and play swap.

Just get some dielectric great, pull them apart, lightly sand down the contact points, and put them back together. It's a good chance to clean out the cobwebs, which I can almost guarantee have also collected in there...
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