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Fatfatboy
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Rode this home last night.



Nothing much to report. Just stoked that I finally got an American sport bike for dirt cheap and it ain’t thrashed.

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Krhguzzi
Nice bike, that is my favorite Buell.
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motogrady
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Fatfatboy wrote
Rode this home last night.



Nothing much to report. Just stoked that I finally got an American sport bike for dirt cheap and it ain’t thrashed.
That would be big news for me.  Congrats on another cool bike Kirk.

They are just so different.
The front disc, the chain, ah I mean belt tensioner I guess, the frame, the small subframe thing under the rear seat.  Nothing like them.

What is it like, ride wise?
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m143
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Fatfatboy wrote
Rode this home last night.



Nothing much to report. Just stoked that I finally got an American sport bike for dirt cheap and it ain’t thrashed.
That's a really sweet bike, Congrats!
Is it tall enough to make you nervous?
I'd stack those 4x's closer to the Buell to get on and off
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Fatfatboy
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 The XB is also my favorite of the Buells. I came very close to getting one of these in blue about the time Buell was shuttered but was leery of the post closing support.

I'd take a peek at the WWW every now and then but just not willing to pay for the trial. I saw this one on marketplace last week with asking price to high for me. I got a notice the other night that the ad had changed and it now started with "I NEED THIS GONE TODAY $2,000.00!" It was 7:30 pm and still in his hands so It went home with me.  

He was a younger fella that took it on trade for some deck work and apparently his wife overheard him telling another how fast he was going on it and she told him to sell it now! Although he's got a Ninja 400 that will probably go just has fast.

The only riding I've done on it is the ride home that night which was all traffic and highway but it runs and stops real nice. The Jardine exhaust sounds fantastic bouncing off the rock walls next to the highway. The bag on the back has got to go. The wind was pushing on it from side to side and unless I'm doing some sport touring I don't need it.

Yes, Walt, it is tall enough to make me nervous. The good thing is I already dropped it so that's out of the way.
 The only issue with the bike is the kickstand. The original fell off last week after he put it up for sale. He took the one off his Ninja. When the bike is stood up the kickstand automatically picks up. This meant there was nothing holding the bike up when I tried to stand it. Including me. It went down easy so no damage was done so the bike sits until the kickstand I ordered off eBay shows up.

Maybe I should keep the bag support on for strapping 4x's.


 

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m143
Tall bikes make me nervous also.

My Old Lady and I joke about me falling over on the Scrambler, as I can only put one foot down.

She said "You need a Life Alert button when you tip over and the bike is on top of you".

"Help me, I've fallen and can't get up" How elderly is that?

Enjoy your new ride.
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motogrady
m143 wrote
Tall bikes make me nervous also.

My Old Lady and I joke about me falling over on the Scrambler, as I can only put one foot down.

She said "You need a Life Alert button when you tip over and the bike is on top of you".

"Help me, I've fallen and can't get up" How elderly is that?

Enjoy your new ride.
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oldironnow
2FAT !!!!
We have twins !

I have an '09 - It's a great year. A '10 gets one the doubled-up bearing in the rear wheel (The constant huge belt tension wears out the single bearing.)

I put on the lower seat right away, as for me it was waaay too tall stock.

Some short risers and a flatbar puts me in a good body position.

I use St. Paul HD/Buell for parts. But they are getting thin.

The wiring harness as it curves to plug into the ECM wears on the bottom of the seat pan. I added electrical tape.

Buy more blue Loctite.

Props!
Supports splitting everywhere.
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Fatfatboy
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Thanks Mr. Iron. I thought you would approve.
The care of your Buell has in away kept my interest in Buell’s. I figure if it’s a good enough bike for you to keep this long then there has to be something to it.
I also
Like that it’s a sport bike that doesn’t require valve adjustment. Yeah, it’s not stupid fast but I can’t handle stupid fast.

Thanks for the tip on the dealer. I’ll keep it in mind.
I am going for the low seat. Found one on eBay.  
If I need more I see there is a lowering ring but I’ll use it as a last resort.

This one is an 06 XB9SX. Has 12,000 miles on its clock. Appears to have been taken care of and besides my tip over it looks like it’s spent it’s life upright.

It’ll be kinda fun learning something new with something kinda familiar.
I may be have to tap into your Buell zen.
 

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oldironnow
What year does the bronze oil pump drive gear come into play? I know mine has that upgrade. Also, there's a connector that's problematic. The "77 connector". Look into that.

Mine has been laid up for awhile.

I feel it needs steering head bearings, and the manual says I need a special tool to squeeze them in.

A tool which St. Paul does not have.

I should ask the local HD dealer, but ST. Paul is also an HD dealer ....

So I keep it on a tender.

I need to get back into it and disassemble all front end stuff and just try and tap it in the old way.

I've been so busy.

I'd purchased an extremely used Katana for use in a future project, and that became my frontline bike.

Fell in love with it, too.

I'm not sure I introduced you all to.... "Ratana!"  A high-contrasty bike so ugly, it is impossible to clearly photograph.




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Supports splitting everywhere.
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Fatfatboy
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oldironnow wrote
What year does the bronze oil pump drive gear come into play? I know mine has that upgrade. Also, there's a connector that's problematic. The "77 connector". Look into that.

Mine has been laid up for awhile.

I feel it needs steering head bearings, and the manual says I need a special tool to squeeze them in.

A tool which St. Paul does not have.

I should ask the local HD dealer, but ST. Paul is also an HD dealer ....

So I keep it on a tender.

I need to get back into it and disassemble all front end stuff and just try and tap it in the old way.

I've been so busy.

I'd purchased an extremely used Katana for use in a future project, and that became my frontline bike.

Fell in love with it, too.

I'm not sure I introduced you all to.... "Ratana!"  A high-contrasty bike so ugly, it is impossible to clearly photograph.




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Nice score on the Katana. An iconic ride. Those were hot bikes around these parts at one time. I’m not sure how the new ones are doing.
I just learned recently that it was actually designed in Germany.
I’m sure it’s getting more well used,,, which is perfect.

I wonder what special tool is required for head bearing replacement? I’ve always just tapped them in with a 2x4 and a hammer but I’m a tight wad. I hate buying specific tools for one purpose.

Thanks for the tip on the 77 and oil pump. I’ll check in to it.

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Fatfatboy
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Aaauuuggghhhh,,, dieting. I feel for you Mr. Mad. Dieting sucks. Why is it so hard to loose and so easily gained?
Good luck to you.

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Well. A friend of mine has a Buell he almost has to give away to get rid of it.

I was thinking about getting it and chopping it but the aftermarket frame is no longer available.
Stock buells are way too tall for me. Idk how you do it f2!
Enjoy it .
Inflation belongs in your tires.
Not in your grocery bill.
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Fatfatboy
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hacksaw wrote
Well. A friend of mine has a Buell he almost has to give away to get rid of it.

I was thinking about getting it and chopping it but the aftermarket frame is no longer available.
Stock buells are way too tall for me. Idk how you do it f2!
Enjoy it .
Maybe he should post NEED GONE TODAY! Or give it to me. Have trailer. Will travel.
Round these parts there is still guys that want them. The Blast sells for $2-2,500.00 if it’s in good shape. They have a blast on our twisty roads with them.

Chopping could be fun but only if I crash this one. It’s to clean to butcher.

I climb on it dirt bike style. Left foot on the peg, up and swing over.

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oldironnow
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Fatfatboy wrote
Aaauuuggghhhh,,, dieting. I feel for you Mr. Mad. Dieting sucks. Why is it so hard to loose and so easily gained?
Good luck to you.
So much agreement here.
Supports splitting everywhere.
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m143
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Fatfatboy wrote
I climb on it dirt bike style. Left foot on the peg, up and swing over.
I was mounting the Scrambler the same way.
I stopped because I am concerned that the sidestand can't take the pressure.
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oldironnow
Buells are known for sidestand failure.
I think it's the bolt.
Supports splitting everywhere.
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Fatfatboy
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I replaced the wonky sidestand that came with it so hopefully my tip overs are done.

I put the new low seat on.  It’s much more gooder.
No longer nervous at stopping.



I can actually climb on like a normal person.
Took a little spin after work. Bike is a hoot.
Fast enough to be fun but not to fast to not be able to control the wrist.
I like.

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Fatfatboy
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Mr. Iron, Can you please help me with the tripmeter?
When I push the button next “M” it changes the odometer to TRIP 1, TRIP 2 and a TRIP F



On all my other bikes when I get to one of the TRIPS I hold the button in and it resets to 0. This doesn’t happen when I do it on the Buell. How do I reset the Trips?

Can you tell me what TRIP F is? Mine is ob 0 all the time.

Do you know what the button on the right next to “R” is for?

Thank you.

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