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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:54 pm 
I would like to know from you skilled people how on earth you have changed the headers on your XB12 bikes? Thought someone mentioned that the instructions were on this website somewhere? I had the impression from Pash that it's not that difficult?

As well as this, if anyone offers Header fitting please pm me because I plan to get this job done. PS; I havn't forgotten your offer Tubbs, I'm just weighing up my options, travel time etc!

Cheers in advance! :yup:


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:59 pm 
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you have to rotate motor forward to get to rear header nuts.
see how to section i am sure someone will post how to do it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:06 pm 
Yes that would have been a better section to ask but I thought that was for info only rather than asking questions? Can someone move this thread rather than me start a new one?


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:12 pm 
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ph4824 wrote:
Yes that would have been a better section to ask but I thought that was for info only rather than asking questions? Can someone move this thread rather than me start a new one?


No.
'How to' is reference only.
You asked in the right place......I will right up the proceedure in 'How to' when I get 5.....unless someone else wants to volunteer :idea:

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:21 pm 
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Step 1 Buy new Headers
step 2 make an appt with :maz: or Tubbs
step 3 turn up wielding Jaffacakes or :maz: 's favourite biscuit and wait for them to install said item........

I could go on but to put it simply, if you don't know how it works get someone that does to do it for you

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:22 pm 
I've found a thread from old forum. Read the relevant section in manual and ran for cover - not for me chaps I will need to pay someone to do this for me! Local HD said service time is 2.8hrs @ £80.50ph :shock:

http://www.ukbeg.com/archive/modules.ph ... ng+headers


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:24 pm 
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I may be getting worse, at least Norm will be proud of me!!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:42 pm 
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But that's for an 1125.......thank god the acidic one has an XB.....can you imagine the question we'd get about 'how do I remove my engine to change the spark plugs' :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:02 pm 
Well each to their own! I'm not big on bike mechanics. I know my limits!

PS; greasemonkey I think you mean this...
http://www.buellparts.net/content-produ ... _purchased


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:28 pm 
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jonnyboyrebel wrote:
I may be getting worse, at least Norm will be proud of me!!!

:hehe: :worthy:

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But that's for an 1125.......thank god the acidic one has an XB.....can you imagine the question we'd get about 'how do I remove my engine to change the spark plugs' :lol:

Is that the first time you've used a the "lol" Maz? Blimey, what with that and GB's post earlier, your reputation will be shot.

I think that this is the one you were looking for... :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:33 pm 
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Yer dead right Norm :oooops: .......but I think that :lol: is appropriate when it comes to changing plugs on the 1125 series :|

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:41 pm 
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Sometimes (but not often) I'm glad that I have a scoot with a Yamaha engine.

I could understand some of these steps if there was a significant advantage elsewhere, either an innovative engineering solution or using the Colin Chapman "make one thing do two things" principle. Thus, IMO the fuel tank / frame is a good idea (if poorly executed) as is the oil tank / swinger.

But what possible advantage is there to making the plugs so tough to access? Or the headers on an XB? Or removing the infamous fecking trap door?

Engineering advances should be removing this sort of unfriendliness, not introducing it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:56 pm 
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Exactly Norm, nail/head/firmly 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:00 pm 
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Pain and upset.
Only do this if you have the patience of a saint and an unending will to succeed, Maz helped me and I'm not a tosser on spanners but if it wasn't for him I would have broken something really expensive.

All of it is pretty much common sense and I guess it's probably in a factory service manual but reading out of a book would take days to do, really.

It took me at least 7 hours with Maz's help and it's graft, my suggestion would be to contact Maz and ask him how much.

The results can be this good 8-)
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Check the How To section, there is one there...

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