|Full Name:||Barry Sneddon|
|Last Logged In:||July 20, 2020|
|Registered:||March 30, 2004|
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|Birthday (Year) & Occupation:||1944 Retired old fart|
|Personal Quote:||78% of all statistics are made up.|
|Bike Model (Ex - M2, XB12Rr, S1W, P3):||S3T XB12X|
|Model Year (Please enter full 4-digit year):||2001. 2009|
|Color:||Black. Thrust Blue|
|V.I.N. (To aid in problem resolution. Will not be displayed or shared otherwise.) :||(Hidden)|
|Performance Mods!:||Race ECM, Carbon Fiber A/C, Supertrapp exhaust, XB rocker covers.
Uly is bone stock, currently at about 33k miles.
|Problems/Miles (Please be specific):||S3T has about 76k miles.
Rocker box gasket -- front (old style), rear cylinder had the new metal gasket probably as a result of some warranty work by p/o.
Engine blow-by is a major issue. opened up oil return holes to 1/8", replaced butterfly valves, champhered the holes they fit in--still no joy! The catch can contains the problem.
Cracked saddle bags..fixed with ABS cement and fibre glass cloth.
Head Temp Sensor failed at 45K miles, Speedo sensor failed at about the same time.
Belt failed at 56K miles.
Replaced rear isolators when replacing belt.
Front engine mount and bolt failed at 76K miles. Ended up replacing head and mount. Used the American Sport Bike Billet mount as the replacement.
|Favorite Rides (Roads and Routes):||H25 south of Hollister, nearly any road in the Santa Cruz mtns.; H58 south/east of Pasa Robles, CA.|
|Why I do/don't ride a Buell:||I wanted a Road King, but my son said to me, "the first thing you'll do will be drag the floorboards on H25 and you will be unhappy! Get the Buell!"|
|How can Buell improve their motorcycles?:|
|Life History/Philosophy:||Live every day! It's all we've got.|
|Top speed on 2 wheels (mph):||100+|
|Preferred engine oil (brand/grade):||Mobile 1 20/50 in both primary and engine|
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