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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:43 pm 
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Location: Torrox, España
cheers pash: i bought a spare lh switch unit, but it doesnt play up often enough to make me want to disturb anything.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:21 am 
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Current ride: XB9SX
XB9SX in Kick Ash built Dec 05, 1st reg by me on 17th Jan 2007 with the usual 12 delivery/test miles. Current mileage 38,039.

Oils changed every 2500. Forks Mazzed every 9,500.

No serious issues, cracked plastics on translucent tank (replaced under warranty) now cracked again, and replaced with a solid plastic item! :roll:

Intermittent fault with cooling fan replaced by me just out of warranty.

Oil pump gear replaced with 'Lucky Hands' as a precaution at 35,850 miles approx.

A few sets of wheel, FS tensioner and head bearings. Still on original pre-Goodyear belt. :shock: (I have a spare ready ;) )

Strangely lost 1000 miles on the odemeter last year (getting younger! lOl )

Runs very sweet by my last outing to Cabinfever 2013! 8-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:18 pm 
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Ulysses XB12XT
First registered May 2008 to a chap in Luton, during it's 1000 mile service test run at BB the engine blew up (apparently a woodruff key had been left out of a component during assembly).
I bought it August 2008 with complete new engine/gearbox. Owned it 7 hours before some dozy bat reversed into it at a petrol station.
Replaced damaged parts on the way to holiday in France, engine light during trip was an engine sensor fault I think the lambda but my French and their English was not the best, replaced under warranty.
Oil pressure warning light at the beginning of November 2008 resulted in bike being at Lincoln HD until the beginning of March, An unfamiliar tech (it was a new franchise) resulted in the fault being identified early (oil pump casting fault) but faulty replacement parts meant the bike got new swing arm, oil pipes, oil cooler and pressure switch, only by borrowing an oil pump off a 2009 bike was the fault rectified.
5000 mile service carried out a short while after I got the bike back as they were doing an oil change as part of the warranty work, enquired about the cost of 1000 mile service,http://www.ukbeg.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=7&t=18040# have serviced it myself ever since
Replaced exhaust with a stealth, lovely sound
Fitted a free spirit tensioner after reading on this site about the wheel bearings
1st rear tyre at 6000 mile, near side (not the belt side) bearing notchy, struggled to remove that side the other side was easy, on the front it was the off side bearing, personally I think the problem is dodgy machining of the wheels, whether that was because of lack of QC or possibly the wrong tolerances from Buell.
Fitted a pair of Palmer screen brackets.
Fitted Led indicators.
Fitted Tuono mirrors.
Belt snapped near 20,000 miles
After a number of bearing replacements on the rear, at every 6000 mile, the bearing that was easy to remove eventually started spinning the outer race in the wheel, tried dimpling and gluing but on perceived safety grounds changed the rear wheel, have never had a problem with any bearings since.
In July 2013 at 28,000 miles the clutch started playing up, on stripping it apart it was discovered the ramp mechanism seat had given way, repaired by machining the back of the primary chain casting and fitting a plate, on reassembly the hollow bolt part of the clutch cable snapped, replaced cable.
while off the road with the clutch fault I have replaced the steering head bearings and the swinging arm bearings which were perfectly ok after 28,000 miles, decided to retire the Buell from touring duties so bought a Guzzi 1200 sport and stripped all the metalwork off the back of the bike, it looks a lot better now, also touched up some of the paintwork mainly the charcoal coloured chassis parts, found a Hyundai colour which is an amazing match.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:46 am 
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Current ride: 1125r
Location: north northamptonshire
1125r new November 2009 now 12657 miles.
Wiring harness fitted at 500 miles relay replaced twice since.
New Pirellis and rear wheel bearings at 6000 service.
Tail light bulb around 9000 miles.
damaged sidestand (my fault) at9500 miles.
new battery at 10000 miles.
Next up winter job 12000 service.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:12 am 
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Current ride: Ulysses XB12X
Location: Warrington
XB12X Ulysses (2006)
1st registered 2008
Third keeper (me) 2011
Mileage 15000 (also did paltry mileage in 2013 :cry: )
Mazzed at 10K (which is why I bought it)
Grease Nipple mod
Air Box Mod
Full luggage
Optimiser cable
Cool mx grips make me look big and clever (binned off defunct heated Oxford ones)
Second Scoop
Low saddle from Twin Motorcycles - still have trouble reaching the floor
Free Spirits Tensioner
Speedo replaced at 7K by HD dealer who shoulda known better - problem was dodgy wiring loom
Original Drive Belt (fingers still crossed)
5000 trouble free miles so far


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:44 am 
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Current ride: Ulysses XB12X
Location: Warrington
M2 Cyclone (1999)
1st registered 1999
First keeper (me)
Mileage 28000 in 11 years (including 2 years off the road when I was too skint to run it)
K&N
Bought & serviced at Carnell, then Chester HD for first few years, then by me
Datatool alarm (amazingly still working after 11 years)
Sportster plug caps 11k (with garden hose guard to stop lead rubbing - couldn't get Buell ones by then)
Side stand switch disconnected 12k when it stopped me getting to work one morning (much backfiring at 6 am)
New front disc kit at 16k (spacers wore out)
New belt 22k after rabbit chewed through it, isolators renewed at the same time
Steering head bearings replaced at 22k
Rear islolators sheared 25k (diagnosed by Maz today, years after the event - wish I knew at the time)
Rear shock leaking 28k
Wouldn't start @ 28k so scrapped it - fixed and sold on


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:49 am 
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Current ride: Ulysses XB12X
Location: Warrington
XB12R Firebolt (2006)
1st registered 2006
Second keeper (me) 2010
Mileage 5000 (bought with 2k on the clock)
Bog standard
Serviced by Notts HD
Tickover speed too high at 2500 rpm when bought (after multipoint pre-sale check lol)
No problems otherwise
Now residing in Germany


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:27 pm 
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Current ride: Ulysses XB12X
Location: Warrington
An update on the Uly report - sheared front isloator mount replaced at 15k service so 5000 almost trouble free miles.
Was also lucky enought to bump into Chris & Jane Jessop at the emporium yesterday. Good people all round (you too Maz), thanks so much for the effort and time you've devoted to the cause. Without a doubt the work put in by all 3 of you is the only reason I've been able to maintain my connection with Buells since 2009.
Thankyou :)
Jeez - just spotted all the spelling mistakes (hopefully corrected now), still shitfaced from last night. :oooops:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:16 am 
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Current ride: Lightening X1
Location: surrey
2001 X1 Tube Purple/blue frame. Bought off Ebay with 26000 miles. dreadful condition stored outdoors serviced by a clump with a hammer and lack of care.
now passed 30,000 miles at last its running sweet.
On collection from previous owner; plastic fuel filter split during journey home, oil hose leaks at most joints, broken plug lead, TPS needed setting, exhaust not hung properly joints all blowing, seat catch bent so seat falling off, fuel gauge not working, resprayed with paint that is soluble in petrol .
Fuel filter in the tank fell off and pump got blocked, took that apart and fixed it.
front wheel bearing replaced.
Its also had a New drive belt as the old one snapped during a missfire. All connectors on the bike have now been wriggled and wd40'ed, the V&H pipe has been repacked.

I think its a great bike loads of character, I love how different it is to my other bikes
I have now polished the swing arm and seat frame, fitted new swing arm bearings and headstock bearings. Resprayed the plastics metallic orange, fitted a new leather seat cover, the seat clips into place nicely. The whole bike just keeps getting better. on the whole all the faults with my bike are down to cack handed spannering and lack of maintenance.

I couldn't maintain it without the enthusiasm of other owners, Thanks everyone


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:52 pm 
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2001 X1
Bought from Big Rock Harley in Notts in 2002 with 2300 miles on the clock.
Mileage now is unknown due to 2 Speedo sensor failures, and a change to a US speedo about 4 years ago. (If pushed Id estimate about 20k)

Consumables as per. Plus 4 batteries (5th in post as we speak) And now on Third drive belt.

Major fault was 2nd gear dogs shearing whilst visiting Robin Hood Harley Buell day :oooops:
Fixed by :maz:

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Minor setbacks caused by silly sidestand and clutch cutout switches.

Not changed drastically. Full US Gearing and speedo. Buell race filter. Buell factory custom seat. Millennium screens. And a Wyleco can (after the Supertrapp dissolved) Subframe hand polished by me.

Ive come close to selling on a few occasions. But after 12 years of ownership, Im afraid the old girl is staying for the duration.
Thing is, I still get a buzz every time I open the garage. My heart still beats faster every Spring when I start her for the first time.
And I get a little thrill every time someone says
'And what do you ride Lev'


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:38 am 
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Current ride: XB9SX
Update on my '06 XB9SX report; the original pre-Goodyear belt finally let go at 38,170 miles! Not bad!

Shame the spare HD supplied me with was a Uly one. :roll:

Thanks pash for the swap. You forget how stiff the new ones are at the fitting, and realise how shagged the old one was! ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:06 pm 
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Current ride: Yamaha
Location: UK
grumpygrandad wrote:
1125r new November 2009 now 12657 miles.
Wiring harness fitted at 500 miles relay replaced twice since.
New Pirellis and rear wheel bearings at 6000 service.
Tail light bulb around 9000 miles.
damaged sidestand (my fault) at9500 miles.
new battery at 10000 miles.
Next up winter job 12000 service.


Was 6000 miles your first new rear tyre? I just about got 3000 out of the Corsa III that was on mine


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:57 pm 
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Current ride: 1125r
Location: north northamptonshire
Yup got 6000 miles out first rear and just got another set on order.Guess you get your knee down more than I do.Even so unless you do track days 3000 miles seems fairly low.What are other 1125 owners getting.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:14 pm 
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Current ride: Muffin 2001 X1
grumpygrandad wrote:
Yup got 6000 miles out first rear and just got another set on order.Guess you get your knee down more than I do.Even so unless you do track days 3000 miles seems fairly low.What are other 1125 owners getting.

My CR was only getting between 2500 and 3000 out of the Pirellis ...... swapped to BT023's for my European tour in 2010 as the two week trip was over 3000 miles and now getting in excess of 7000 .

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:06 pm 
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Current ride: 2002 X1
Location: Mossley
Bought 3rd hand 2011.
16 on the clock.
Partial rebuild to make roadworthy.
Full rebuild early 2012 with American gearing bringing the mileage down to 13k.
3500 mile rip to Menorca and back summer 2012 without missing a beat.
All 5 & 10k services done by Maz with all recommend changes.
4200 mile trip round Europe this year with a starter issue in Austria fixed by Euro Buell member Tom BUpunkt.
Clock mileage to 40,000
Real mileage approx 43000
Fourth set of tyres,
First set Conti RA2(mistake)
Second set can't remember
Third set Pilot road 2's 9k miles
Latest Pilot road 3's put on before the Europe trip done 4500 miles and don't look scrubbed in yet.
Before and after pics below.
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A couple of extra bits since the rebuild, ally dash, Pipewerx Buell race rep and Spondon headstock.
Still Awesome!


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