|Full Name:||Oz, The Great & Powerful|
|Last Logged In:||April 06, 2016|
|Registered:||October 06, 2001|
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|Birthday (Year) & Occupation:||1714, just a cook...|
|State/Province:||Western New York|
|Country:||North of Canada|
|Bike Model (Ex - M2, XB12Rr, S1W, P3):||S3T|
|Model Year (Please enter full 4-digit year):||1998|
|V.I.N. (To aid in problem resolution. Will not be displayed or shared otherwise.) :||(Hidden)|
|Servicing Dealership:||Land of Oz|
|Performance Mods!:||K&N filtercharger, 45 pilot, 195 main jet, V&H slip-on, Buell race module, fata$$ uh, I meant racing fork springs. Still working on it.|
|Problems/Miles (Please be specific):||~Rear fender/belt guard cracking - 5000 mi.
~Excessive? (600-800 miles/quart) oil consumption has increased to 300-500 mi/qt, purchased and will install open vent... 5000 mi.
~MUCH engine (mechanical) noise (louder than the stock exhaust @ 60 MPH), fixed. (a few passes to rev limiter in third gear w/half helmet & engine is MUCH quieter - also spent a weekend working on a friends short track car engine...)
~intermittent ignition knock - using ONLY 93 octane premium from pumps with separate hoses. Now isolated to the 3-4K RPM area @ 1/2 throttle & greater - hope to cure it with V Thunder module & ProFire program.
~Right saddle bag inner cracked - right before July 4 weekend!!! (really feeds my paranoia, that). Looks vibration related (I never overloaded it, I don't think you can unless you fill it with nails instead of the shirt/towel/rainsuit/ect. I carry) 12500 mi.
~ Replaced saddle bag inner, four calls to BMC, they refused to "good will" the inner or give me a price break, but hooked me up with a dealer in Ohio (I think - will check and clearify) who was VERY helpful - found me an OLD part # inner (~$100) instead of the NEW part # inner (~$350) and gave me a discount to boot!!!
~Valve cover gasket(s) leaking - 14500 mi. Fixed under warranty - 14800 mi. ($54.00)
~Right saddle bag latch broke - 15800 mi.
~Renewed (suspectedly leaking) intake seal(s) 16000 mi.
~Voltage regulator failed 19500 mi.
~Left saddlebag inner cracked in EXACTLY the same place & manner as the right, while I was on a road trip. I expect to replace one a year. 20500 mi.
~Rear inner fender broken. 24500 mi.
~Clutch release bearing experienced Catastrophic Structural Exasperation, leading to Energetic Disassembly. 24700 mi.
~(H-D)Engine oil filter gasket failed. 24900 mi.
|Other Mods/Misc/Customization.:||Zero Gravity +3 windscreen, Magnacore wires, Buell Race plugs (Splitfire design), Dyna-Glide oil filter, `98+ seat, updated primary chain tensioner, updated front rotor|
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|Why I do/don't ride a Buell:||I wanted a touring bike that had excellent handling and performance, and I was just tired of the "Oh, you own a Jap bike..." routine.|
|How can Buell improve their motorcycles?:||Lose the Harley dealers (well, some of them, anyway) and why is it so hard to get ANY info/specs on parts & goodies, does HD not want anyone to know?
|Top speed on 2 wheels (mph):||Afraid to look away from road...|
|Preferred engine oil (brand/grade):||Mobil 1 15w-50 SJ &
|Overheard recently...:||"Screech, you say? What's in this stuff?" (LOUD THUD)|
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