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 Post subject: Hello
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:49 pm 
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Current ride: mm2 cyclone
Location: Exeter, Devon
Hi all, I have just joined this group after coming across it on face book, looking foreward to chatting to other Buell owners and tapping into technical help etc.
My steed is a 2001 M2 in black, have fitted a Mikuni flatslide carb and a HP exhaust which is about 1/4 the vweight of the oe kit, when I purchased it in 2004 I think it was it had just over 1000 miles on the clock so not run in. llllllllllately I have fitted the earlier gear shift ass as the oe one has the wrong leverage ratio's and the replacement makes life far easier,would like a alloy oiltank at some stage as well ,


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:52 pm 
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Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:05 pm
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Current ride: 97 M2, 09 XT
Location: Sunny Suffolk
Welcome , great choice of bike. I don't consider my engine was run in till at least 10,000 miles, just kept getting better. You still have fun to come. Been on the hunt for a alloy oil tank for a while now, good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:22 pm 
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Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:25 pm
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Current ride: Ulyssess, X1, T140
Location: Felixstowe
Welcome to the Fold :yup: :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:46 pm 
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Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:22 pm
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Current ride: Buell xb12scg
Location: Somerset
Hi there, not to far from you , I'm in Somerset, visit Bridge quite often.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:15 pm 
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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
Welcome. Great name by the way :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:40 pm 
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Current ride: 2001 X1/KTM525exc
Location: surrey
What1996. That's a shit name........ :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:54 pm 
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Current ride: S1w X1 1125CR
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IBIS wrote:
What1996. That's a shit name........ :D

You're only saying that cos yours looks like 1815. You should get a private plate :yup:
Welcome Clive :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:03 am 
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Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 12:06 pm
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Current ride: 2001 M2
1996clive wrote:
My steed is a 2001 M2 in black,


An excellent choice sir!. Welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:58 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:27 pm
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Current ride: mm2 cyclone
Location: Exeter, Devon
Well thanks for the welcome, very much appreciated and have managed to track down a alloy oil tank which apart from the aesthetic value will dispense with the plastic pressure cooker and help with cooling,did contemplate a oil cooler but I have not seen one I like.
Does anyone out there have any experience of a single fire ignition system? I have been told it really smooths out the running and if it was worthwhile that is my next mod, any info greatly appreciated.
ps re the name, it was foisted on me by the daughter many moons ago as being easy to remember and I need all the help I can get in that department, I put it down to my youth as in the village where I grew up they used to throw bricks at the local idiot, did'nt half hurt.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:55 pm 
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Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 7:42 pm
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Current ride: M2 Razorback
Location: Mouth of the Port in the Shire of Hamp
Hi Clive and welcome!
I fitted a 'Crane' Fire-Ball Hi-4 to my '98 M2, but not for the reasons you cite... I had fitted a 'Stack' tacho that didn't like the spacing of the HD firing pulses (bang-bang-space-space-...) and it got very confused, sometimes showing half revs, sometimes correct revs. The single fire has cured that and also gives me a lot of programmable options as well... including rev limit, dual/single fire modes, single/multi spark modes, a choice of pre-set advance curves and a PC interface for adding your own custom curves.
It's a very neat installation as it does away with the standard ignition unit under the seat, all the electronics are sited inside the timing cover and it obviously uses a different coil, this does mean a fair bit of rewiring is required, so it's not a five minute job.
I don't know how much the set-up costs new but they do come up on the 'bay now and again, that's where I found mine.
HTH

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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:33 pm 
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Location: north east england
Welcome Clive ,tubers are the way forward :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:20 pm 
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Current ride: mm2 cyclone
Location: Exeter, Devon
rik wrote:
Hi Clive and welcome!
I fitted a 'Crane' Fire-Ball Hi-4 to my '98 M2, but not for the reasons you cite... I had fitted a 'Stack' tacho that didn't like the spacing of the HD firing pulses (bang-bang-space-space-...) and it got very confused, sometimes showing half revs, sometimes correct revs. The single fire has cured that and also gives me a lot of programmable options as well... including rev limit, dual/single fire modes, single/multi spark modes, a choice of pre-set advance curves and a PC interface for adding your own custom curves.
It's a very neat installation as it does away with the standard ignition unit under the seat, all the electronics are sited inside the timing cover and it obviously uses a different coil, this does mean a fair bit of rewiring is required, so it's not a five minute job.
I don't know how much the set-up costs new but they do come up on the 'bay now and again, that's where I found mine.
HTH

Thanks for this Rik I will keep my eyes open on evilbay, well my wife thinks its evil cos I have spent a small fortune on bikes etc I have found on there


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:21 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:27 pm
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Current ride: mm2 cyclone
Location: Exeter, Devon
v2bul wrote:
Welcome Clive ,tubers are the way forward :yup:

Thanks for this and for all the welcome posts


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 Post subject: Re: Hello
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:25 pm 
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Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:52 pm
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Current ride: '98 S1 Lightning
Location: Dundee, Scotland
A bit late me, but, hi there. :yup:


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