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Author:  CJ [ Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Buell Mileage Reports

This topic is intended to be a suppository ( :D ) for details of what it's actually like to own and run a Buell. It will form an easy reference tool for both existing and prospective Buell owners. You don't have to be an ace wordsmith to contribute, just the briefest information will do.

For example:
XB9/12 - bought new 01-01-04, mileage to date 40,000, official dealer/independent specialist/self serviced, no major problems/or loads of problems, wheel bearings replaced on average every 5,000 miles, steering head bearings replaced every 10,000 miles. Now on its 2nd drive belt, updated oil pump drive fitted at 00000 miles .....you get the idea....

Author:  grillphilbuell [ Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

Here's my contribution:

XB12 SCG Lightning
1st registered 14.12.2006
Second keeper (me) 1.2.2009
Mileage 11336 (I did only 350 mile this year :cry: )
Wheel Bearings renewed at 10K
Grease Nipple mod
Air Box Mod
K&N Air Filter
Remus Exhaust
Datatool Alarm
Left Hand Scoop
Original Drive Belt (fingers crossed)
Taller Screen
Special Decals
LED Indicators

Serviced by me (HD way too expensive)

Runs nice and smooth, most of the time. Very low revs always a slight cough.

Fantastic machine :D

Author:  WILLYBUELL [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

OOO K........grumbly expired at around 30.000 :yup: ,oil pump drive gear finnaly wore out :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: .in its short life consumed.........4 set o front wheel bearings / 4 sets o rear wheel bearings / 4 set o ideler wheel bearings / one set o steering head bearings ,three belts,1 injector,1 reg rectifier ,1 set o fork seals ,two speed sensors ,first engine strip at 15.000 miles due needell bearing failer in fith gear :evil: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: currently under referb /rebuild ...ps cant live without it :yup:

Author:  WILLYBUELL [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

OOO K,grumbly 2 ..perchased this march with 16.600 miles ont clock now with 23.350 miles ont clock..... consumed..................ahh 1 set o front wheel bearings :yup: :D :D mods.... one o my front engine mounts ,no probs so far :ner: ......... my sprung ideler wheel four a more constant belt tension still working juuuust fine :ner: LOOOOOVE IT ........the BEST tool for going to southern irland on :worthy:

Author:  barney [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

prior to buying my uly low milage and still low milage :headbang: works been getting in the way :headbang: I asked and did recieve this very detailed report form ray and his service history and problems he found with his bike
please see attached pdf file :yup:

Author:  CJ [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

Wow, that is some mileage report - very useful. Thanks for posting :yup: ....

Author:  IBIS [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

2001 X1 purchased @ 9 months old,serviced by me until last year currenty shows approx 14.000 miles has done about 16-17 as speedo sensor failed two batteries in this time along with rectifier. Original bearings and belt drive, all well until this year when poor running caused little use. After being ripped off by an unknowledgable con shop the bike was given to Maz who promptly and affordably repaired the problem. fitted with Maz niple mod, free breathing system. Only other consumables to date are three rear tyres,two front, one set of front breakshoes. Has under gone a few cosmetic modifications.

Author:  mojomick [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:37 pm ]
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IBIS wrote:
one set of front breakshoes.


:shock: lOl

Author:  IBIS [ Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:23 pm ]
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:o :roll: :hehe: :coat:

Author:  airbraker [ Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

XB9S 2004 Purchased in 2007 with 3000 miles on clock. Belt snapped at 10000 miles and replaced. Self serviced. Free spirit tensioner fitted. Neural light played up but fixed. Tail tidy fitted small led indicators fitted wheels powder coated black. Buell Indicator wires striped of insulation by vibration under fly screen.
Exhaust rotted out two year ago and second had one fitted. One new battery one new head light bulb.
All bearings seem ok nothing spotted on mot's clutch cable snapped middle of year £60 fooking HD tossers. Exhaust nuts at cylinder head heavily corroded 30000 miles now thats it touch wood !

Author:  Ferris B [ Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

XB12SS purchased new 2008.Countless tyres consumed ,1 set of front wheel bearings' one set of rear wheel bearings, fs belt tensioner, oberon levers and bar end mirrors, tony archer seat ,albert exhaust (including headers), home made tail tidy and I've chopped a few other unnecessary bits off.Self serviced.To date 25 000 trouble free miles :shut:

Author:  airbraker [ Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

Here is a pic of my little Buell. Whats the big deal with the wheel bearings ? Mine were checked when I had wheels powder coated and they were fine so I didn't replace them as I had planed.

Author:  gibbsy [ Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:00 pm ]
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airbraker wrote:
Here is a pic of my little Buell. Whats the big deal with the wheel bearings ? Mine were checked when I had wheels powder coated and they were fine so I didn't replace them as I had planed.

People over tighten the spindles and nip the bearings, when fitting a wheel there is a torque setting for the spindle most people don't realise.
I didn't!

Author:  ant69 [ Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

2007 XB12X with luggage: 14,800, purchased at 3 yrs old when allegedly just had full 10k service ( by non-HD mechanic ). Fitted Albert can, K&N, lowered 45mm with shorter wilbers 631 shock, white wire mod, race ECU. Minor service & checked over by Tubbs on ocasions.

no failures to date, although lh indicator occasionally decides its too tired to function.


2002 X1: 10,500, purchased 2013 when reported to have full 10k service from NHVT, Wiley Co can and round pan filter of unknown brand. Fitted clutchlite XXl, and bar-end weights.

reset button for tacho replaced, has shaken gear lever off requiring new bushes ( wasnt the correct inner bush in the first place - hence failure ), starter clutch failed.


1997 S3T: 37,500km purchased in 2012 from previous owner for 12 yrs; V&H SST2 can plus gutted original ( which also fits the X1 for ITV tests ), milled footrests. 2 oil changes and pump drive gear checked - unworn.

replaced faulty sidestand switch, battery died, starter motor brushes burnt out when old battery wasnt cranking properly. left pannier latch broken ( and unobtainable ). occasionally start button decides its got better things to do than sending electrickery to the starter.


all in all, they have a pretty easy life with me, but so far have not let me down too expensively.

Author:  pash [ Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Buell Mileage Reports

ant69 wrote:
no failures to date, although lh indicator occasionally decides its too tired to function.

Wire broken at headstock. Mine did the same. Check my Uly 10k service thread.

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