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For technical information and discussion of Buell Rider Ergonomics - Seats, Footpegs, Controls and Grips as well as their repair/maintenance/upgrades.

Spring loaded footpeg conversion:
50178-96Y E-clip 2ea $0.70
50794-00Y Spring, Footpeg pivot 2ea $4.30
50795-00Y Pin, Footpeg pivot 2ea $3.50
Optional:
50785-98YA Footpeg Assy, left 1ea $8.10
50786-98YA Footpeg Assy, Right 1ea $8.10

Aluminum Millenium X1 Peg Part #
Left Peg N0403.Q $6.95
Right Peg N0404.Q $6.95 (see above for spring load parts)

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Bluzm2


Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Make sure your elbows aren't locked, keep them bent and your wrists aligned with your forearms.
Don't support your weight on your hands, use your back and legs by grabbing the tank with your knees.

Also, don't hold on the throttle too tight.

Good luck!

Brad
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Court
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 09:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Use a rubber.

Okay...I hate to admit it, but I have been known, late and lazy in the middle of the night, to stop at gas station and buy a "condom" formerly known as a "rubber" before they became PC.

I prefer unlubricated.

Rip the business end off and take the "ring" and stuff it between the grip and the housing.

It will provide sufficient grip to hold the throttle in place, yet be easily overcome by any force you apply.

These comes in packs of 2 so when you get to where you are going, take the other one, business end intact and......

Never mind, ride safe and heed the "use protection" advise,
Court

Gads...did I really confess that?

And..yes, a rubber band (stolen from a newspaper in a driveway) works too. But if you forget and use it when you reach your destination you are in for a world of hurt.
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Edean


Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 09:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

The same thing happens to me. A friend told me about a "Throttle Rocker". It mounts on the grip. You use the heel of hand to twist the throttle. That way you don't have to hold the grip so hard. Mine has a velcro strap for easy on & off. I don't use it unless I am going to riding more than 30 min. It takes alittle getting use to.
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Court
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

>>>I don't use it unless I am going to riding more than 30 min.

Same with the rubbers...if you are not riding for at least 30 minutes, why waste the time.
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Road_thing


Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Yeesh, I'm reminded of the infamous "pantyhose" thread from a couple of years ago...
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Bomber


Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

hey, thang, some of us are still recovering from THAT particular trauma!
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Cali_rider
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 07:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Not keen about the stock mirrors on my M2.
Any comment about end of handle mount mirrors, pros , cons...

Thanx
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Loki


Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Love the CRG Lane Splitter mirrors.
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Littlebuggles


Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 02:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I had the Napoleon bar end mirrors on my old bike. I liked the look but I didn't like them cause they widened my profile and it's difficult to hang a hand off to wave at the other riders.
Funny huh?
It was nice not looking at my arms and elbows all the time though. I have to dip my arms to get a decent look these days.

-Mike
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Rock
Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Just completed a handlebar switch on the ole X1--installed bars off of an S3T.

Here's the comparison--the standard X1 Lightning bar (we're talkin' about a tube machine now) has a total rise of 4"; the S3T has 6". Interestingly, the width of the touring bar is 1" less that the original which is fine by me.

That additional 2" in bar height makes a big difference in riding comfort. Now I can ride without locked elbows. Those riders that have long torsos (those that wear TALL size shirts would be candidates) might want to look into doing this swap!

If anyone's interested, I'd be glad to detail what needs to be moved, drilled and adjusted (for a clean install).
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Rick_a


Posted on Monday, February 14, 2005 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I have a Dual Star mirror mounted on the bar end. Cheap, rugged, works.

IMO bar end mirrors are a huge improvement. With most you have a view of at least 2 lanes behind you with no elbows obstructing your view.
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Blasterd
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Does anyone know if there are some nice aftermarket bars for the XB9SX? Checked one out today and I like everything except the upright riding position, reminds me of a stock Blast.
Ken
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Bomber
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 09:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Blasterd -- thousands of em -- any 7/8 OD bar will fit -- google on flanders, they've got a great selection of bars, have been in business longer than Court's been our version of Will Rogers, and the service is great, too

conversely, get yerself to a dirtbike store (they seem to be the only folks stocking bars these days, unless you're looking for chrome billet apes), and hold the bars on yer scoot to get a good read on what you're looking for -- most the the cross braces are easily removable, if you're so inclined -
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Angushendrick
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 06:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Does anyone know where I can get a shop manual and a lowering kit for a 2002 X1 White Lightning?

Thanks,
Angus
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Kdkerr2
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

You don't need a kit to lower your front end. Just unclamp the pinch clamps on your triple tree and raise the tops of the forks however much you want. The rear end is a little more difficult since you need to move the position of the front shock mount rearward. This requires a machine shop to fabricate or modify the existing shock mount unless some company has started fabricating these for short folks. Email or call me if you can't find one. My milling machine is online now. Phone=270-737-8697
KK
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Bomber
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

or, perhaps, an M2Low suspension setup for the rear?
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Buellistic
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 01:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

"For Your Information"

Lower Rear End:

West Tek Lowering Kit
600 N.W. U.S. Hwy 24
Tpoeka, KS 66608
Toll FREE (877) 937-8835
E-MAIL: westek@cjnetworks.com
WEB: www.cjnetworks.com/westtek
COST in 1999 was $329.95


Lower the Front End:

1) Loosen the allen screws on the TRIPLE CLAMPS
and move the FORT TUBES up until they top out
on the handle bars ...
2) "STILL WANT TO LOWER FRONT END MORE" ???
Get another CLAMP, handlebar PN 55874-97Y
(have a 1997/1998 parts book) ... Have it
milled so the top is flat ... Place under
the handlebars and like wise the forks touch
the handlebars which will help a little
more ... This will raise your handle bars
about 3/4 of an inch and help your wrists
a little ... This will be the MAXIMUM as the
FRONT FENDER will start to be TOO CLOSE !!!

In BUELLing
LaFayette
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Al_lighton
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 09:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

We have the Westek lowering bracket here

If you have an 02, you want the late model lowering bracket, part #6069. It pushes the front shock eye back about 1/2", which with the 2/1 lever ration on our swingarms, raises the rear wheel by about 1".

Al
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Littlebuggles
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 11:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Anyone know the grade of aluminum Crossroads uses for their products?

The base plate on my bars flexes so I'm thinking of getting it made out of something stiffer...

-Mike
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Lowandloud_fl
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 06:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I am putting bar end mirrors on my X-1. Anyone know of something I can plug the holes with where the old mirrors where?
Thanks
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Tripp
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 05:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

anybody have installation instructions for them millenium foot peg springs?
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Tripp
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Dave
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 12:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I remember them givin' me some milk crate time when I put 'em on my S3. An example on the bike helped me.... I'll snap a picture tomorrow if you need it still.

DAve
...hated those damn rubik cubes too...
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Dave
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

foot peg & spring

DAve
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Dave
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 10:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

foot peg2
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Jackbequick
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 09:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Are those aluminum foot pegs in the photo above the millenium foot pegs? And will they fit on an M2? I really prefer metal foot pegs over rubber, must be a hangover from dirt bikes. Any major drawbacks? Like more vibration?

Another question, I went to gel grips, they helped but would like something a little larger (even if only in the center) and softer because of my carpel tunnel problems, does anyone have brand name for something like that?

Jack
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Dave
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Yes those are the pegs & associated hardware specified up at the top of this page. They'll fit nicely on your M2. I do't recall noticing an increase in vibes.

Not sure on the grips...

DAve
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Henrik
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 08:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Jack; I've been using the Progrip Rally Gel grips for most of my bikes for some years. I like them a lot, good feel, while still being comfy. And the barrel shape of these grips seem to give my hand a more natural position, while adding more padding to the center of my hand:

http://www.progrip.com/default.asp?tip=8&ite=gri

They're made for dirt bikes, and on my SV and the S3, I had to cut the inner most grip "donut" off with a utility knife to have enough room on the throttle barrel. No biggie.

The material is kinda sticky, but some rubbing alcohol on the bar as well as inside the grip makes it easier to slip the grips on. I then secure the grips using safety wire - the grip has 3 grooves for exactly that purpose.

Henrik
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Jackbequick
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Thanks Dave and Henrik,

Got those added to my things to find/next order list. I'm working on getting my carpel tunnel problems taken care of, getting the bike was an incentive to do it.

Jack
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Tripp
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 07:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

thanks for the photos dave! i've looked at them on a bike before but it'll be a heck of a lot easier bringing the pics out to the garage! jack i have those pegs on my m2 now, they rock!
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Bomber
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 09:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Grand Touring grips form Dennis Kirk -- a more pronounced barrel shape (that is, more diamatet in the center) than the progrips, but not gel . . .

options are good!
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Tripp
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

aha! it appears i need the footpeg pivot pin! the regular old bolts won't allow for the springs it seems!
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Jackbequick
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

My M2 has the springs and pins with eternal snap rings (not e-clips) now, so it looks like all that will work with the foot rests. I'm going to try to get those ordered up tomorrow.

Got the Grand Touring grips ordered today, thanks for the lead on those Bomber.

Jack
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Bomber
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

my pleasure, Jack -- I love em!
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Sporticus
Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 09:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I've got a 1997 S3T and I'm sick of the high bars. Does anyone know what other type or style of bar will work without hitting any bodywork?

How much less of a rise do the regular S3 (non touring model) bars have? I've got long, ape-like arms.

I realize that all 7/8" bars will fit the clamps and controls, but I want to save the expense of experimentation and fairing/tank impact. Thanks!!
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Dave
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I've had no probs fitting stock S3/M2 bars in place of my S3T (Blast) bars

DAve
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Jackbequick
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 07:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Got my Grand Touring grips installed on Saturday and my Back Off module installed. I love the flashing brake light (...- like "V" for victory in Morse Code).

Celebrated with a toodle around Mt. Desert Island on Sunday and the grips feel great. Between the extra size and my CrampBuster no sleepy throttle hand.

Jack
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