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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:43 pm 
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I said I'm tight, so I made one but the FTDI cable is faulty, bought another FTDI cable.


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:48 pm 
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deepsix wrote:
Maz wrote:
Reg, I can only assume you must be very hard of thinking if you have not yet worked out that the fitting of a FS tensioner is more valid than your next tank full of fuel.
Not only does it preserve belt life but it also extends wheel bearing and idler bearing life.....once fitted you'll notice that even pushing the bike feels like the brakes have been let off, neutral is easier to find, gear changes are easier but most importantly, output bearing life is extended......if your bike suffered an output bearing failure, it would be scrap ie. cost of replacement would far exceed the bikes value.
Check out all the XB's that Erik owns...they all have FS tensioners fitted :idea:
.....140 quid = very cheap insurance :roll:


There Maz, that wasn't so hard was it :roll: :D

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:45 pm 
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How does an output bearing repair cost 3k!!!!! :shock:

I've done loads of output bearings on all sorts of gearboxes including having smashed up cases repaired and journals re-machined, none cost more than a hundred quid and a few hours of my time.

Regardless - christmas came early at cheesetowers :) ;) so I hopefully wont ever need to find out.


Whilst I'm waiting for santa to turn up I turned my attentions to other areas.....

Sick of getting cold dirty water thrown off the back wheel, running down my back and down the crack of my arse to soak my pants within 2 minutes of riding on wet roads I decided to do the unthinkable and make my Buell more practical.

Few minutes measuring and cutting up some scrap hard anodised ally sheet I had knocking about, bent into shape, stuck a reflector on and gave it a coat of matt black to hide it a bit.

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And fitted, looks gash but hopefully will stop me getting wet pants.

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Before I fitted it, I washed the bike and took a couple of pictures

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:51 pm 
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You could put fake fur on that, and if stopped by the police for speeding you could say that you thought you were being chased by a badger :old:

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:27 am 
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Dont care, it has to be better than walking around all day at work looking like I've pissed myself. Though if I've driven the van in that morning I may have a little more explaining to do.


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:15 am 
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Engine has to come out and cases split :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:37 am 
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Engine has to come out and cases split :headbang:


3K is if an HD dealer does it at 90 quid an hour plus parts......Honestly 2.5 to 3k is the ballpark figure


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:48 pm 
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DaveH wrote:
.Honestly 2.5 to 3k is the ballpark figure


SHeee eeet!

2.5K to rebuild that prehistoric lump of pig iron - feck that! I'll sling in a proper water cooled jap lump for a third of that.


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:53 am 
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Someone has does an Aprilia V twin conversion. It didn't look easy. I can't remember where I saw it to give a link.


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:49 pm 
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DaveH wrote:
Someone has does an Aprilia V twin conversion. It didn't look easy. I can't remember where I saw it to give a link.

I think it was on here but I never saw it finished

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:41 pm 
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I paid £250 for a Mille engine and I bet the lads at Aprilia Perfomance Tamworth could throw it in your bike ...not much they can't do with these engines.


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:35 pm 
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I bet they can...

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:19 am 
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Necessity is the mother of invention.

Need a fancy bike lift? No bother...

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Special tool to undo the rear spindle, fire up the welder.
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Turns out the rear spindle is F tight
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Turn the welder up to 11 and go again....

Had to get a 4ft breaker bar on the rear spindle to shift it! Yes I had undone the pinch bolt. I did it back up with a torque wrench to 50ftlb.


So why I'm I messing about in the garage tonight?

Just to keep Maz happy and prove that my teachers were wrong and you can educate pork
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Fitting it didn't exactly go to plan....

The tensioner hit the exhaust bracket so I fitted the washers behind the bracket as I've read on the web and to counteract the offset fitted all the shims on one side of the pulley (there still wasn't enough supplied though)

I had to repeatedly fit and trim the belt guard until I got clearance and took about 10mm off in total.

And once fitted the belt sits just fractionally off the rear edge of the pulley, I need to remove the washers and fit something thinner in their place.


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:04 am 
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Didn't you have the hex drive in the tool kit?

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:50 pm 
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Did you read this viewtopic.php?f=17&t=10#p348 ?......ie. throw the supplied shims in the bin.
Did you remove the spindle and copperslip it ?

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