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 Post subject: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:08 pm 
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Hi from Leicester, Picked up an 06 Buell XB9SX Lightning at the weekend. Always wanted one for years and I'm not disappointed. Its great bike.

I will be changing the belt tensioner for a Free Spirits one and shortening the back end.



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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:31 pm 
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:mrgreen: welcome Andy :yup: ...to a sort of therapy group wb

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:23 pm 
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Welcome. Im from the sporting city meself and will be at ashby folville tonight


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:25 pm 
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welcome mate

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:23 am 
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Welcome. unusual to see such a nice standard bike. You've got a bit of a nerve coming on here knowing how to post photos straight away :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:56 am 
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Welcome. unusual to see such a nice standard bike. You've got a bit of a nerve coming on here knowing how to post photos straight away :-)

Might be one of those clever ones!...you know the sort...can read a "how to" and know how to use a sites search facility ;)
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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:31 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome. I will have to go to the next bike night at Ashby Folvile! Busy last night!

I'm on a few other forums for other vehicles I own so know my way round a forum (Mazda RX 8 and VW T25 camper)

The previous lady owner of the Buell bought it in 2011 and put around a thousand miles on it in the last 5 years, but paid to have it serviced every year!

Ive removed the rear pillion pegs/mounts and taken the lower seat off and put the standard one back on.

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:38 pm 
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Welcome . :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:51 pm 
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Hey Andyp!! I'm new here too and just got buell xb9sx couple of days ago. Like you I'm trying to shorten the back end. Are you doing yours yourself?? I can't seem to find any tail tidy made for these bikes. Please let me know if you know a place or anyone who can do this for me. Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:05 pm 
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Here she is


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:34 pm 
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I'd take a hairdryer to the reflectors on the forks before doing the tail piece and remove them. It'll stop corrosion eating eating away at the aluminium behind them which can get bad enough to warrant new forks. And that's it bucks these days :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:17 am 
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Which T5/T25 forum do you use Andy? I've been having mither with the Turbo solenoid (the famous 'Mooing valve' ) and couldn't get much sense on the Forums I use. Eventually figured it out myself and also found how to reset the Engine Warning lamp - which garages told me was a Dealer job :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:27 pm 
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Adam - I use Club 80-90 or the Brickyard for the T25.

Grr - I've not found a cheap solution to the back end yet! Might buy another cheese grater and modify that.

I will be taking a hairdryer to the reflectors this week.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:10 pm 
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The cheapest solution for the back end is an anglegrinder.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Leicester
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:21 pm 
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Andyp wrote:
Adam - I use Club 80-90 or the Brickyard for the T25.

Grr - I've not found a cheap solution to the back end yet! Might buy another cheese grater and modify that.

I will be taking a hairdryer to the reflectors this week.

Andy p


Cheers, I'll try those VW sites, never heard of them before. The cheapest solution to your XB rear end is the use of a hacksaw, and Halfords sell the same colour paint in aerosols. If you ride in the wet however, you'll get a load of shite thrown up your back with the back cut down.

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