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Frenchie
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Current ride: Xb9s

Newbie Member

Postby Frenchie » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:51 pm

Many thanks for adding me.

Owner of a XB9, Rd350LC, Fizzy and a Chappy.

Hopefully get some tips and parts advice from fellow owners.

Cheers :D

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Nutah
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Current ride: X1 2001
Location: southampton

Re: Newbie Member

Postby Nutah » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:43 pm

:mrgreen: welcome to the club Frenchie , some good advice on here downloadable manuals too

Discounts for UKBEG members at Riders of Bristol (just ask them nicely)

lots of typical banter bollocks & bullshit from us
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Frenchie
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Current ride: Xb9s

Re: Newbie Member

Postby Frenchie » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:51 pm

Nice one, I’ll need all the help I can get!!

Cheers :D

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Maz
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Re: Newbie Member

Postby Maz » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:15 pm

Hi Frenchie and welcome, what year/mileage is the bike ?
Mithered ta death.
92 MB
96 S2T
98 S1W
00 M2
01 X1
03 P3
10 CR

Frenchie
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Current ride: Xb9s

Re: Newbie Member

Postby Frenchie » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:58 pm

Hi, she’s 2005 with 11,000 miles. Pretty much standard in hero blue.

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Maz
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Re: Newbie Member

Postby Maz » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:42 pm

OK, for now the pin should still be in place in the the grenade ? but you should be aware of potential issues re. the oil pump drive gear.....bike WILL need a 10K service, which is very expensive !
Hopefully it already has a FS tensioner ? if not you should get one asap :idea:
Mithered ta death.
92 MB
96 S2T
98 S1W
00 M2
01 X1
03 P3
10 CR

Frenchie
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Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:19 pm
Current ride: Xb9s

Re: Newbie Member

Postby Frenchie » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:14 pm

Hi, thank you for the info, I think as I’m close to Northampton I’ll let Northants V Twin look after her.

Is the cost for the 10k service basically due to the forks? No FS tensioner fitted, but it’s on the list!

Cheers :D

gusm2
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Current ride: 99 Cyclone M2
Location: Liverpool

Re: Newbie Member

Postby gusm2 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 pm

:eat:
Last year I joined a group for anti-social people
We haven't met yet.

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Maz
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Re: Newbie Member

Postby Maz » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:18 pm

:headbang: :shut:
Mithered ta death.
92 MB
96 S2T
98 S1W
00 M2
01 X1
03 P3
10 CR

Frenchie
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Current ride: Xb9s

Re: Newbie Member

Postby Frenchie » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:23 am

Guess not....Cheers

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Re: Newbie Member

Postby 03 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:11 am

Frenchie wrote:Guess not....Cheers

With the greatest respect, Frenchie, it's hugely in your own interests to give Maz a call and find out what he has to say about servicing XB Buells, and the 10k service in particular. There's no bullshit, no hard sell, but the best advice you will ever get this side of the Atlantic from the UK's only Buell specialist practising for in excess of 20 years. There's a reason folks from as far as Cornwall and Scotland send their bikes to him. It's up to you now.

Frenchie
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Re: Newbie Member

Postby Frenchie » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:52 am

Many thanks, I really appreciate your advice and hopefully I
Haven’t p***ed people off...

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Re: Newbie Member

Postby 03 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:20 am

Frenchie wrote:Many thanks, I really appreciate your advice and hopefully I
Haven’t p***ed people off...

You haven't pi55ed anyone off, we have seen and heard it all before. Good luck with your bike.

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Bonzo
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Current ride: K100 CBR1000F z550Gt
Location: Joondalup

Re: Newbie Member

Postby Bonzo » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:45 pm

03 wrote:
Frenchie wrote:Many thanks, I really appreciate your advice and hopefully I
Haven’t p***ed people off...

You haven't pi55ed anyone off, we have seen and heard it all before. Good luck with your bike.


You'll have pissed Maz off, but that's normal, don't worry though, he's OK in the flesh :)
Wear the fox hat

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t965m
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Current ride: Ducati Monster 950+
Location: West Lothian, Bonnie Scotland

Re: Newbie Member

Postby t965m » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:50 pm

Welcome :yup:

Good advice from folk who know - well worth trawling through the site and topping up the knowledge bank :D

Enjoy the bike they really are great bits of kit :D
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2001 X1
EBR 1190SX
KTM390 Duke
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