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 Post subject: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:07 pm 
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Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:20 pm
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Current ride: XB9s, ccm, BMW hp2
Location: Staffordshire
First registered last October and have been on the site nearly everyday since. Thought it about time I announced myself. :oooops:

I have always admired Buells and almost purchased one 9 years ago, chickened out and went for a ZX7R instead. Heyho, my loss

Did my research and as I know Eric (Fat Crip) from another forum, I asked for his 10 pennyworth. Unfortunately I was not able to get hold of an M2 Cyclone or X1 (sorry Eric, but you were right, they are getting hard to come by) so I got myself a lovely XB9s. Now I know some of you don't class these as real Buells but, each to his or her own :ner:

Built in 03 and registered in 04 at Southampton HD (the bike, not me!). 11 years, 6000 miles and 7 owners later, now residing near Lichfield, Staffordshire. Bike stills looks near perfect apart from dent to header. Was going to change it until I read that you have to rotate the engine. Think I will put up with a slight imperfection (it is 11 years old you know!). It's has a Free Spirit tensioner and possibly Jardine end can (no badge present) and has had a white wire mod. I have recently acquired a tall seat and intend to ride upto the Emporium (as recommended by Eric) to have the :maz: gearbox grease nipple mod and check over ( I know how much he loves XB's lOl ).

Great site but expect some stupid questions! you have been warned :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:18 pm 
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Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:42 pm
Posts: 595
Current ride: XB12SS Tiger S R9T
Location: Barlick Yorkshire
Welcome. I for one think it's a great choice of bike and i'm sure Maz is looking forward to working on it :D


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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:37 pm 
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Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 4:03 pm
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Current ride: S1w X1 1125CR
Location: NNW of Sarfampton
Welcome matey. I hope you have more staying power than the previous owners. Enjoy the bike and it's foibles and don't get too paranoid about it.

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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:15 pm 
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Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 8:00 pm
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Current ride: Buell X1 2001
Location: southampton
welcome , i used to have an XB9R till i saw the light ;) :sun: :mrgreen:
ride it & enjoy it ,opinions are like assholes we all have one , just some stink more than others :rotfl: :old:

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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:27 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:20 pm
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Current ride: 2001 X1/KTM525exc
Location: surrey
Hi' and welcome. Enjoy the bike and just as important the forum. Make an effort to meet the members,you'll never look back. Meeting the ledgend that is :maz: will defo be a highlight 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Milf Hunter
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Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 4:47 pm
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Current ride: '98 S1
Location: Wessex
Welcome to the Club. :sun:
Just remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid answers............ ;)

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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:42 pm 
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Nanny Brown
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Location: Portsmouth, UK
mojomick wrote:
Welcome to the Club. :sun:
Just remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid answers............ ;)

...and I'm a master at both.... :D :coat:

Welcome, by the way :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:05 pm 
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Current ride: 2001 X1/KTM525exc
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I don't think your a dumb bint Jill. No matter what people say. ;) :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:50 am 
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Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 6:54 pm
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Current ride: Hypermotard 1100S
Location: West Lothian, Bonnie Scotland
Nice bike, enjoy. Welcome :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:57 am 
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Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:10 pm
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Current ride: Buell ulysses
Location: Telford
welcome :yup:
ref the exhaust IIRC it was the 12's that require rotation , but see :maz: he's the man :yup:
I believe he has a special tool for locally heating up and releasing corroded exhaust nut's /stud's :worthy:

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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:28 am 
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Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:22 pm
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Current ride: Buell xb12scg
Location: Somerset
Hi there , great choice of bike I have had 3 !! now gone for the 12 :D

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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:14 pm 
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proff. patpending
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Welcome aboard!

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 Post subject: Re: And Another Newbie!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:23 pm 
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Current ride: Honda cbf500 buellxb
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howdy

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