View Full Version : Is there a known problem with the 2008 buells?

04-07-2010, 10:37 PM
I'm considering buying a 2008 XB12XT. Did some research and it seems that there is an idoling issue with them. Is this true? Is it an easy fix?

04-07-2010, 10:41 PM
They have no such issue. It has been tough in the past to tune 2008-2010 buells, but this issue has been fixed. Get the bike, you'll love it!

04-08-2010, 01:07 AM
Cool! thanks:)

04-19-2010, 02:09 AM
I am still having a problem with the idle on my 2010 taking it to the dealer soon to see if they can figure it out.[confused]

04-20-2010, 01:48 AM
As am I with my 2008. Bought new 10/09 and have been told that it is normal.

04-20-2010, 01:58 AM
I have an 08 and my brother has an 09 and neither have a idle problem.

04-20-2010, 02:00 AM
You are right there is a problem....I just got my 08 XB12X and have been "idol"izing it right from day one.

Just kidding with you, I have not had any idling problems. Get the bike!

04-20-2010, 02:29 AM
some bikes do some don't. I am sure there is a way to fix it. but nobody knows how yet in the 2008-2010 bikes and the harley shops don't work on them much. So they blow you off I have some ideas but I will wait till I am out of warranty.....like the poster said he has did some research and he noticed the problem.... So it is not in our heads.

AJ Brooklyn
09-08-2010, 06:38 AM
I have an 08 and sometimes when the bike is idleing it will hunt around from 1000-2000 rpm, it's a little annoying but it doesn't do it all the time.
If anyone finds a fix please let me know.

09-08-2010, 08:24 AM
My '08 had problems starting and idling, but it seems to not be a problem on all '08s, just some.

09-08-2010, 11:13 AM
mine did that "hunting" once when I first got it. Hasn't happened since. only mod is a race air cleaner.

uly luigi
11-03-2010, 10:02 AM
My 08 XT would do the HUNT for idle, and sometimes hang at 2000, but after a few thousand miles it hasn't happened since, I now have over 30k miles on it. I am gonna do the breather reroute when I get my catch can built

11-03-2010, 11:10 AM
Might have to buy an EBR ECM: '08 XT Idle Fix (http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/3842/582571.html?1281055741)