|Full Name:||Dean L.|
|Last Logged In:||July 13, 2019|
|Registered:||June 10, 2006|
|Home Page URL:||(Hidden)|
|Birthday (Year) & Occupation:||1952/ Semi-retired|
|Bike Model (Ex - M2, XB12Rr, S1W, P3):||XB12X|
|Model Year (Please enter full 4-digit year):||2006|
|V.I.N. (To aid in problem resolution. Will not be displayed or shared otherwise.) :||(Hidden)|
|Performance Mods!:||Drummer on occasion, Rob Crins RSS, 2007 air cleaner cover, Laminar Lip, 2007 fork springs and suspension settings. Plenty of performance for me as stock.|
|Problems/Miles (Please be specific):||Timing too advanced: from Day One. Have tried to retard after the warranty expired but not much help, very frustrating to deal with...
Side cases: mounts don't fit, seals don't seal, latches junk. Latches replaced once already, but junkness still exists, thanks Hepco Becker.
Fan: on the way out at 6k, but no change yet at 10k (updated 10/06). (06/25/07): Getting rattlier but still works, spare is in the garage... 26k. (09/22/07): How long can this thing take to die? Rattles and clicks but still "works" @ 35k. Replaced under warranty before the clock ran out, about 45k.
Stator/voltage regulator fried at 30k. Bad diagnosis by dealer didn't help.
Blew R/S fork seal at 30k, fixed and installed Fork Skins also. Blew again at 42k, found a burr at bottom of leg, polished out, fixed.
Warrantied repairs: cracked tail light, stained seat, side stand, oil cooler, stator (I bought my own v/r, they botched the repair), fan, fuel pump, case latches, clutch cable wire form (but not the cable). Early-style wire harness guide caused broken grounds and the tach signal wire, I made the repairs and removed the guide. Dealer couldn't figure out the issue.
|Other Mods/Misc/Customization.:||R/S scoop, too many $$$ for it but it works.
'07 seats in black and black/orange, much better than either '06 seat but still a little too soft.
Deer alerts, BMW grips, Tuono mirrors. Hella FF50 Driving lights on BadWebber Gme's bar with Auto Switch. Rigged for heated gear rider and passenger.
|Favorite Rides (Roads and Routes):||Anything off the interstate. Hwy 1 north of San Luis Obispo. Hwy 2 Angeles Crest. Both Camino Cielos above Santa Barbara. Canyons of the Santa Monica mountains.
Can't remember them all.
|Why I do/don't ride a Buell:||They're different in all the good ways. Rarer than Ducatis even and I like that. I like riding what most others don't. Form following function.|
|How can Buell improve their motorcycles?:||Secede from Harley Davidson...|
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|Preferred engine oil (brand/grade):||Mobil 1 V-twin 20-50, Mobil 1 15-50 or Rotella-T 15-40 for cold weather.|
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