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Showtime16
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just bought my first Buell, but it has some pogoing going on. I turned up the dampening (I believe all the way I'll double check) and it might be a tiny better or it's just in my head haha. Either way if I need a new shock are there any interchangeable rear shocks or other buells? I've gone through some old threads I have the old showa with the sleeve and no reservoir... I'm not looking to spend a fortune. I found one one eBay for a good price but I'm not sure of the condition also what's the pros and minuses of the 14.5 to 16ish inch shocks? Also the smaller filter Next to the i& now filter is kicking out oil, I've seen this rerouted but do not know the name of the part so if someone knows I'd appreciate that as well. I appreciate any help or advice and thank you in advance!
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 07:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here are your types of shocks



It is hit or miss on buying a used one many dont even know they are bad. The exposed spring one is the first and very rare some say they break but Thats what I ran.
Not much diffrence in the long to short. They did make a bolt on kit for the long one that stregthened the thin end. If you buy a diffrent legnth you also need the matching front bracket otherwise you will move the height of your bike up or down. You can get yours rebuilt by racetec and thats your best bang for the buck. I bought 3 used before I had a non leaker.

As far as air filters lots of choices but none cheap unless you make it. There is a bolt on each side of the filter in the front and rear heads with a hose coming from them that is routed into the air cleaner this is normal but not the cleanest. Buy or make a catch can and reroute the hoses to it. Just remember to vent the can and drain it once in awhile.
One piece of advice these bikes sre a labor of love and do require a good bit if attention. If the basic stuff has not been upgraded/ modified yet you may have some projects to do if you dont love the bike it will get frustrating just search on this sight or google there is a ton of info

Welcome!!

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Sstlouisjak
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Was there a recall on the 01 M2L rear shocks?
Mine is leaking and I happened across this thread trying to figure out what to do about it noticed in the picture.
Thank you.
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Jim2
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 08:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think that by 01 they were already putting on the recall shocks. It can't hurt to find out so go to an HD dealer that is an authorized Buell support dealer (not all are) and have them enter your VIN. They will know if there are any recalls. The shock recalls are safety related and must be honored as long as parts are still available. I'm not sure if any shock kits are still in HD stock or not but they can tell you. Many of us have received NOS recalled shocks as a result of the safety recalls. A recalled shock might buy you a couple of years but in time it will leak too. The recall is free of charge. That is actually the only action I've ever let the dealer do to my bike.
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Showtime16
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2016 - 01:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ordered one with a res offline. Not sure if it's any better even though it's suppose to be working. I tried searching and can't find anything (might be because I'm using my phone my laptop died) on swapping out the rear suspension... Any tips for a first timer? I've worked on cars my whole life but am pretty new to bikes. I'm also going to check out the HD shops to see if I can take advantage of the recall. I'll eventually just invest in upgrading it but 700-1000 is a little steep right now.
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Jim2
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2016 - 05:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What is the length eye-to-eye of the old shock and what is the length of the new shock? The long uses a different front mount then the short (recall) shock uses. The updated mount is the "Y" mount and is for the 14.5 inch recall shock. If you don't have the new mount you will probably need to get one. This involved a re-orientation of the voltage regulator - new voltage regulator mount. Check with Lance at St. Paul Ebay store to see if parts are still available. The knowledge vault has the shock mount procedure in the recalls section, that is what you should follow for mounting.

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/384 2/B024B-263571.pdf
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651lance
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2016 - 05:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

We stock the updated header support kit aka the "y" mount. They cost about $130.00
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Littlebuggles
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Raise the rear of the bike to unload the suspension in several different ways:

You can up it up on small jack-stands under the passenger peg brackets if you are careful.

You can unbolt the passenger pegs and flip them and put the jack-stands under those for a little better stability.

*You can also use a brace under the subframe (cut 2x4 to fit across rails under plastics) then use a scissor jack between your tire and the brace to unload the suspension too.
I like this method since you don't have to take the bike off the side stand it's pretty stable and you can make micro adjustments if there are alignment issues with the front bracket bolt holes if you are replacing that.
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S1owner
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You can also lift it up from the rear sub frame using a ratchet strap to the rafter in the garage
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