View Full Version : cherry exhaust???

02-16-2008, 03:39 AM
i just purchased a brand new 08 xb12r and when it was delivered i started it in the garage and after a minute of running i noticed that both the front and reat exhaust pipe was cherry red for about 4-5 inches. i am new to buell was on a yamaha and hated it. so i was wondering if this was normal or if something was wrong with the fuel management system??

02-16-2008, 03:42 AM
Normal during break in period on all the new ones. Especially if you let it sit and idle. I used to be able to light cigarettes off of my header. lol :D

02-16-2008, 03:58 AM
ok cauase i turned off the lights and it was glowing red thanks a lot for the info.

02-16-2008, 09:58 AM
don't just like your bike sit and idle...ride it, it's healthier for your bike.

02-16-2008, 06:55 PM
xb engine opperates at 325 degrees normaly so they run pretty hot.. but dont let idle for a long time remember they are air and oil cooled so if you aint riding its not getting the air it needs and could be running a lot hotter then it should..

02-19-2008, 01:34 AM
yeah it is killing me to ride it. it is currently 5 above out side so i don't think that i will be riding it any time soon. thanks for all of the info.