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Reepicheep
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 03:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Welcome!
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Roconroad
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 08:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

thanks reepicheep I have been having a hard time navigating through this site but am getting the hang of it! lots of info,Took my first trip from wpg heading west to give my 08 uly a test in the mountains and only made it to swift current sask..A fellow named douglas told me to have a spare belt!dohh!belt broke leaving timmy hortons in swift current.I called Harley of Calgary where the bike was bought and was told it could be up to 12 weeks to order 1! I ordered 2 from the good people at American Sport Bike,thank you al and joanne for helping me out,i ride better than I drive this lap top!Changed the belt and noticed play in the back wheel.21000 km.when I bought the bike,belt and bearings were original.24000 now with new belt,rear wheel bearings and getting ready to head for the mountains again.I rode a 1983 xlx sportster since 85 and this uly is what I wanted from my sportster!wow Got a cheap throttle lock,lots of straight hiway between me and the mountains lol I need to flash the ecm for a comfort kit,is there anyone close to Winnipeg that can do that for me?Great site keep up the good work and watch for roconroad !
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Frankm
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi All;
Bought a '96 S2 off EBay up in Wisconsin. Hoping to fly up there in late Sept and ride it out to Oregon to visit friends and then back to Arizona.
Bike has 16K, well cared for, miles. Looks like new. Lots of common sense mods.
I've been reading Don Casto's Buell Pages on the S2 and picking up some bits and pieces so as not to have a trip ending problem. Any advice would be appreciated. I basically have taken the info from his pages and rated them catastrophic---must be dealt with; Serious after big mileage/heavy abuse; and minor, to be dealt with at a later time if at all. I'm acquiring bits for the 1st category.
Question: are the PM wheels on this bike suitable for tubeless radials?
Thanks, cheers, Frank




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Need2ride
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

ello thumpers.... bought a 2000 blast in the middle of oregon, rode it till, to much oil coming out of the blow by... ex- owner stripped airbox out, so breather would spew out oil everywhere. just realized muffler weld was done on bike, and slag is on a small metal tube from the front pump... i guess i need to make sure there is flow? in the process of a mod-frankenstien muffler job, glad i noticed the slag. made a catchcan for the blow by excess.. and it has new michelins that only one shop had in medford. ironicly while the tires were being switched a mag had a great review of the tires about wet surfaces... i normally ride a mid dual cross tread- metzers because i live in humboldt county riddled with gravel... will post some pic's soon...thump on..
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Sthurlow
Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 03:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi all, just bought an XB12X, really enjoying it and happy to find such a rich source of information.

I'm in Auckland New Zealand.
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Cyclonecharlie
Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

This account belonged to Charles Williams, my father. He passed away (peacefully) at 4am Tuesday morning (9/22/15) after a relatively brief struggle with Multiple Myeloma. He died from a combination of pneumonia and a staph infection, brought on by a weakened immune system as a result of chemo and radiation therapy.

He spent a great deal of time on this board, and knew many of you. For those of you that considered him a friend, I am sorry for your loss as well.
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Fiero
Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 02:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hello there,

Im Rene running a 03 XB9S. Buell enthusiast for several years (thanks Bud), and bought my first this spring.
My "Brommer"
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Tpehak
Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 04:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hello BadWeB. I've just created my account here.



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Singleminded2
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hello All,

This is Rich and Chandra from Frederick County Maryland. Rich has been riding over 40 years. Chandra just got her license. Picked up a Blast last summer. My husband, Rich, has taken it on as a project and done several recommended upgrades. It reminds him of his old B50 with a lot better brakes. If any of you are in the area drop us a note. We want to start a Bike Night at the local Walmart or maybe Wegman's of RT26.
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NickdeQuick
Posted From: 71.231.25.174
Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 06:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Howdy all!
Figured it was about time I dropped a line in here since I've been reading posts from here for at least the past 5 years, possibly longer.
Names Nick, I'm 22 and fresh out of college (CompSci major and MechE minor from UofRochester, Meliora!) and from reading the amount of know-how on this sight I'm betting that makes me one of the youngest readers (sorry if you suddenly feel older, go for a ride, you'll feel better).

I'm still looking for job in the Seattle area and read articles about Buell XBs to stave off burn-out as I'm hoping to purchase a Buell XB12 (or enough spare parts to build one as I'm pretty handy) as soon as I find work and have a nice security fund built up. Long story short, I'm pretty sure a Buell XB12 is the best bike for me and what matters to me (torque, nimbleness, badass noise, ease of maintenance and repairs, and MPG), and I don't see that changing so this bike gonna be with me for awhile.

While I'm here, I might mention that since I can't go to a dealer and ride one, I'm struggling to figure out what version would fit me... I'm 5'11" w/ 31" inseam, so a little short in the legs and long in the torso.
I like the idea of the long travel suspension on the uly and ss since I do like to get off the beaten path but fit is more important, anyone weigh in on fit?

So sum up is, shout out to the Seattle group, hopefully you'll have a new active member soon! and anyone with a ~31" inseam and/or ~40" torso (71"hgth - 31" inseam) want to weigh in on whats comfy for them?
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Muli
Posted on Friday, November 06, 2015 - 08:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

G'day all from down under.

Recently bought a non-running 09 1125 CR with a spare engine which ive managed to since get running.
Few bits still to sort out before getting it back on the road.

Lusted over a 1125R few years back but somehow ended up with a thou gixxer but finally here now.
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Bikerhighoctane
Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looking to buy an 1125R. What do I need to inspect on this bike?
What are the Death-Knell parts?

I went to my local Harley dealer and they said that they do not know what engine critical parts are Buell only.
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Hsmunoz
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 07:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

greetings everyone, name's henry
proud new owner of a 09 1125cr. I am a big fan of sport twins and was eyeing this ride since it came out , and came across a really nice one and grabbed it.
any and all tips and bits are deeply appreciated . I ride in colorado, so a shout out to all my buell riding neighbors
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Kernow60
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi
Just joined, thought I would say hello.
I live in Cornwall in the U.K. and I own a 2010 red/black Uly XT with approx 10,000 miles on and love it to bit's.
I'm married with two adult sons and five grandchildren the oldest which is 19 and the youngest which is 3. I'm a self-emplyed Plumber/Heating engineer and am now looking forward to my official retirement next September, when I guess I officially become known as "an old git"
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X1bill
Posted on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 09:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

New member here. Just bought 2005 XB12S 13000 miles, and very clean . What problems should I look for and what upgrades should I do to it? Thanks for any help.
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Reepicheep
Posted on Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 08:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That was a good year. Keep an eye on the normal stuff... bearings, wiring chafe points, primary chain tension. Do the fluid changes at the recommended intervals, follow the service manual to the letter when removing the wheels.
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Rijid
Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 08:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hello from Los Angeles area. Finally got a good deal on a 2006 uly with 5k miles and loving it.
Always read this site since the uly came out in 2006 now it's time to participate.
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Clanofwolves
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 11:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

New to this site; I enjoy learning from other Buell enthusiast; cheers!


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Mey85
Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 03:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi guys, I am Italian and I bought my XB12S ' 05 in February 2014. In two years I have been 13,670 miles and my love for her is more and more!
every review I do alone and these are some of my works:
dashboard, led headlight, ducati 999 switch, quick throttle, new handlebar, front brake master cylinder Nissin 19x21, my personal exhaust, rear Hyperpro spring, front and rear bearings, magnecor spark plug cable set, voltage regulator SH775, lambda sensor and more others

this is my XB12S


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Blueridgespeed
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Um, I'm embarassed to say it, but that won't get me anywhere...so

HOW DO I FIND MY PM's?
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Reepicheep
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not a dumb question at all. They should go to the email address you registered with.

Check your spam folder.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2016 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

New to the forum, from Pittsburgh PA. I've used the forum for years(used to have an xb9s), but just recently started actually posting in the old school buell forum. I've been wanting an S1 for probably about 15 years now, I just picked up a 97 two weekends ago, I think I've picked up all the information I needed to get it where it should be, and I've just gotta get a few more parts in the mail so I can get it on the road for spring. Appreciate all the help I've gotten from this forum already!

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Reepicheep
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2016 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice bike! I love road trips to pick up motorcycles.
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Jespernotjasper
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


Hi! Im new to this webside but not to buells, owned this sweet one since 1999 as second owner and will never sell!
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Jespernotjasper
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 04:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sorry! Lost the text somehow!? New to this website but not new to buells,owned this sweet one since 99 as second owner and will never sell!
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Labully
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 03:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey everyone!

My name's Edwin and I'm the proud new owner of a 1997 Buell S1 Lightning.

If any of you are in the Los Angeles area PM me and lets ride!

Photo taken by The Mighty Motor

Me and My Bully
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X1bully
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 04:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Cool pic. I'm near LA however have a new problem with the X1. Need help solving it. I think it's the fuel pump from a bad ground. I'm also new here.
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HJKG
Posted From: 172.250.251.20
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 06:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hello All, Am looking for Buell X1 Lightning wheels. Was told someone here may have a set of PM wheels to fit 2002 model?
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Nwilkerson
Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 09:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey guys. I am from Michigan and last year I picked up a 96 s1 lightning from my cousin. He has had it since new and rode it for a few years then moved to Oklahoma and it probably has sat since 2001. So now I am trying to fix things on it but not having any luck finding parts for it. I also have questions about things that are going on with it that no one seems to know or want to help with. So I am hoping this place can do both. But other then that the bike runs great tends to have hiccups when cruising around 2500 to 3500 rpms. Needs new fork seals. I had to replace the head gaskets on it and had to add a grounding strap to the motor. Oh yeah and I can't find front disc bushings. Sorry if this is long and also sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. I new to the whole forum thing.
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1313
Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Welcome Nwilkerson!

I went to college in Michigan, originally from Wisconsin, and now live in North Carolina. But enough about that...

The section of Badweb dealing with the Buell tube framed bikes is Old School Buell. If the link doesn't work, just scroll down and look for 'Old School Buell' from the topics page.

I thought I saw a set of hardware for the front disc on eBay (listed by Lance at St. Paul H-D), but a quick search just now shows the rotor carrier and hardware kit (which is a bit pricier.

My initial thoughts about the 'hiccups' after hearing the bikes history is that the carb needs a good cleaning, including the insides, ensuring the jets are clean and clear. But posting in the Old School section will get you to the right group focused on the tube framed Buells.

Once again, welcome!
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