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Author:  dinogyro [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Head Bearings

I'm looking at an XB12SCG on ebay. It's a long way from me, but maybe worth the trip.

The thing that concerns me is that the steering head and wheel bearings have been replaced and it's only done 7500 miles. This seems a very low mileage to replace these bearings, so could the owner be a power washer owning wheelie freak or is this normal for a Buell?

Author:  pash [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Head Bearings

Pretty normal for an XB, the head races last about 10k, wheel bearings every other tyre change...

Bearings are too small for the job...

Author:  pash [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Head Bearings

May be of interest...

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22107

Author:  Maz [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:04 pm ]
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Quote:
wheel bearings every other tyre change...


Only if you're expecting 2.5K from your tyres.......bearings last around 5K max IME and are always changed with tyres in the hope they last as long as the tyres do.

Author:  dinogyro [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Head Bearings

Okay, so it's normal.

Now got to decide whether to go to Colchester (270 miles each way) for that one or go and have a look at a 'Long' 120 miles away.

I'm 5'5" and wondering if a Long is too tall?

Author:  Adam [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:53 pm ]
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dinogyro wrote:
Okay, so it's normal.

Now got to decide whether to go to Colchester (270 miles each way) for that one or go and have a look at a 'Long' 120 miles away.

I'm 5'5" and wondering if a Long is too tall?


Mrs Adam had a 'Long' and is 5'4''.

Author:  pash [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:14 pm ]
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I'm not much taller (+2") and I've got a Uly, and it's the proper high one... :ill:

Author:  deepsix [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:30 pm ]
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pash wrote:
I'm not much taller (+2") and I've got a Uly, and it's the proper high one... :ill:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr83YRkbXpw

Author:  kevmean [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:37 pm ]
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pash wrote:
I'm not much taller (+2") and I've got a Uly, and it's the proper high one... :ill:

But you are awesome Pash ;) :D

Author:  pash [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:29 pm ]
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kevmean wrote:
pash wrote:
I'm not much taller (+2") and I've got a Uly, and it's the proper high one... :ill:

But you are awesome Pash ;) :D

You've got a point there Kev

(Jill is awesome too - lest we forget)

Author:  dinogyro [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:07 pm ]
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deepsix wrote:
pash wrote:
I'm not much taller (+2") and I've got a Uly, and it's the proper high one... :ill:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr83YRkbXpw


That's 19 seconds of my life I won't get back!

I don't mind tiptoeing, but as I wanted to keep this one long-term, I was thinking I should get a lower one from the start. It turns out that beggars can't be choosers and I'm just gonna have to get something. I can look for a nice SCG later!

Author:  Maz [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:34 pm ]
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You REALLY need to pop in for that brew/education before parting with your hard earned :idea:

Author:  Jill Brown [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:48 pm ]
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Maz wrote:
You REALLY need to pop in for that brew/education before parting with your hard earned :idea:


What are you going to tell him Maz??? :4roz:

Author:  pash [ Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:00 am ]
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2001 X1 (with PM wheels)

Author:  dinogyro [ Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:02 am ]
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Yes, what are you going to tell me? Save me the trip to Manchester!

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