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    I love what you did with your tensioner pulley. ...

    I love what you did with your tensioner pulley. Any details?
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    Iím in the South Bay. If you ever ride skyline,...

    Iím in the South Bay. If you ever ride skyline, you might catch me at Aliceís on the weekends.
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    Hey! I’m also in the Bay Area. Nice to see...

    Hey! I’m also in the Bay Area. Nice to see another Bueller here.

    Welcome.
  4. the MC piston is at its end point. Thanks for the...

    the MC piston is at its end point. Thanks for the tips. I will try those things tomorrow, starting with bleeding at the banjo bolt at the MC.
  5. My question still remains. How do I discern...

    My question still remains. How do I discern between failing MC vs seized/corroded caliper piston.

    Symptoms:
    - brake lever doesn't build enough pressure to push piston out (though it can push...
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    2003 XB9R, SF Bay Area

    Located in SF Bay Area

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/d/campbell-2003-buell-xb9r-firebolt-low/7103394541.html
  7. My neighbor has a compressor -- might ask him if...

    My neighbor has a compressor -- might ask him if I can use it to push the piston out.

    I'm also going to rebuild my rear MC first and see if that fixes the issue.
  8. That is a brand new caliper assembly... I'm not...

    That is a brand new caliper assembly... I'm not trying to spend $90 when a few new seals and piston is <$20
  9. St Paul HD doesn't have a rebuild kit for the...

    St Paul HD doesn't have a rebuild kit for the rear caliper... Anybody know an equivalent part number for the Nissin assembly?
  10. Nah -- I just pushed it back in. Now the pedal...

    Nah -- I just pushed it back in. Now the pedal isn't pushing the piston back out.

    I don't have a compressor or grease gun -- how else could I get it out?
  11. Rear brake issues... piston seized? Or not enough pressure?

    Went to change my pads -- it took a lot of force to push the piston back in. More than what I think would be normal.

    Upon reassembly, I added new fluid and bled the line for any air that might...
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    Back story: I bought a xb9r that had a Latus...

    Back story: I bought a xb9r that had a Latus muffler and I wanted to put it on my XB12S.

    I now want to sell my XB9R so I swapped the XB12 muffler onto it.

    njloco -- what's the best way in your...
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    XB12 muffler on an XB9

    What will happen to an XB9 if I place an XB12 muffler on it w/ the exhaust valve in the pipe in the closed position?
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    It's been my experience that newcastleHD is sold...

    It's been my experience that newcastleHD is sold out of all buell parts that I've tried to purchase.

    Have you had any success ordering from them?
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    2003 under tail fairing, vs 2004+?

    This item says 2004-2010:...
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    this is really helpful. Thank you!

    this is really helpful. Thank you!
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    Another question: do I need to do any machining...

    Another question: do I need to do any machining to the head before I reinstall?
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    Awesome thank you!!

    Awesome thank you!!
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    Thank you. cylinder base gasket.. this will...

    Thank you.

    cylinder base gasket.. this will require me to remove the piston from the cylinder, then reinstall?

    will this kit cover all the gaskets I need, including the cylinder base gasket?...
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    head removal questions

    Took off the frame to get to my rear cyl head for removal. Broke a tap... FML

    - Does the engine need to be at TDC before I remove the head?
    - If it does, how do I put the bike in gear without...
  21. Checking out this 2003 XB9R tomorrow -- what should I be looking for?

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/d/san-jose-buell-firebolt-xb9r-2003/6970652261.html

    Any major "gotchas" for 2003 model year? What should I be looking for?
  22. I'm in the South Bay -- Campbell. Did you not...

    I'm in the South Bay -- Campbell.

    Did you not do this with a drill jig, IE Jims tool? Those come w/ a supplied Drill bit.



    anxiety skyrocketing haha

    Kona, thanks for your tips. I have a...
  23. OK -- maybe i'll go w/ the Jims afterall. Some...

    OK -- maybe i'll go w/ the Jims afterall.

    Some questions:
    - do I need cutting fluid/paste or penetrating oil?
    - how do I know when to stop drilling w/ the Jims?
    - how to you remove the...
  24. Thanks for the tips. I bought a JIMS tool...

    Thanks for the tips. I bought a JIMS tool equivalent jig that comes with a 1/8 bit and a 5/16 bit. It comes with guides for both.

    Iíll start w/ a left hand bit to see if I can back it out that way...
  25. Best exhaust stud drill plate tool? Jims vs. CFU?

    Worst nightmare confirmed today when trying to replace header... Found broken exhaust stud so now I'm looking for the jig to use.

    Can you comment on Jims 1705 vs. something like this:...
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