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    Hi Ian, That's a great bike in immaculate...

    Hi Ian,
    That's a great bike in immaculate condition. Too bad you're on the other side of the country! I've got a blue '09 CityX that I love.

    Dibs on that extra airbox cover if you'd consider...
  2. ahem.... this is supposed to be a family friendly...

    ahem.... this is supposed to be a family friendly site, isn't it?

    12.5 inches? that would surely affect lean angle :eagerness:
  3. Good points sir. Rotating mass - that's what...

    Good points sir.

    Rotating mass - that's what gets me. Putting the rotor out further to the rim increases the moment of inertia, even if overall weight is the same. Or I guess it did allow for...
  4. "Mass Centralization" was good engineering, or better as marketing hooks?

    Happy Holiday folks! As we couch surf in our post-turkey haze, thought I'd stir the pot and give us something to debate. And for me to learn more about our bikes.

    First off, please don't take...
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    Sorry, you have me confused - you found all those...

    Sorry, you have me confused - you found all those deficient parts on the carbs, but then put the carb back together nonetheless, and then wonder why you're having problems? Seems like you need to...
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    -Sorry for the thread digression- Hey, I love...

    -Sorry for the thread digression-

    Hey, I love my GS! Not like there's any place to shoot a gun in the Bay Area these days anyways.

    Nowhere as much power or torque as the Buell, but so much...
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    I learned a lot about tinkering on carb'd bikes...

    I learned a lot about tinkering on carb'd bikes with my old Suzuki GS500.

    Not sure how much of this applies to the Blast, but figure some basic principles should still work....
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    Not to rub it in for you East Coasters, but it...

    Not to rub it in for you East Coasters, but it was 70 degrees, sunny, fall leaves swirling around today in NorCal.

    Did Skyline down past Alice's Restaurant, then down the windy Hwy 9 and back. ...
  9. Hey Squid, you're in the SF Bay Area? I was...

    Hey Squid, you're in the SF Bay Area?
    I was lucky enough to inherit Nick's cafe racer. It was so special, I had to take it to the CHP as well, to prove it wasn't cobbled together from stolen pieces.
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    Here's a good thread that covers a lot of points ...

    Here's a good thread that covers a lot of points https://www.buellxb.com/forum/showthread.php?23933-Buell-XB-Buyers-Guide

    I've got an '09 XB9SX and love its grumble and torque.
    But make sure...
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    Hey guys, I live in Pacifica along the coast just...

    Hey guys, I live in Pacifica along the coast just outside of SF. Would be great to meet up with some fellow Buellers!

    Cooter - I grew up in San Gabriel; lived in Portland for a year; go rafting...
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    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/d/berkeley-bu...

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/d/berkeley-buell-lightening-xb12-scg-2005/6989983465.html

    $2500. A dent on the exhaust and missing the lower fairing, but I've always liked those orange wheels
  13. Thanks John, another mystery of the universe...

    Thanks John, another mystery of the universe solved!

    I'm honored to be part of the first-name club now :angel:
  14. I've never quite understood how the design of the...

    I've never quite understood how the design of the rear wheel axle works, in that tightening it pulls the wheel back and tightens the drive belt.
    Are the holes in the swingarm aligned...
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    Sticky: Hey, you found a picture of my gramps! I live in...

    Hey, you found a picture of my gramps! I live in Pacifica, just outside of SF.
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    Sticky: Just joined the club as well. Thanks all, for...

    Just joined the club as well. Thanks all, for the wealth of good information and humor here.

    Curious though... maybe I'm just not in the cool kids group, but how do you all know each other's...
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    Total blind guess here, but is it possible to get...

    Total blind guess here, but is it possible to get water into the gas tank? Water is heavier than gasoline, and would sink to the bottom of the frame where the pump sits. Maybe drain out current gas...
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    All the above, and also: Most likely it's...

    All the above, and also:

    Most likely it's something electrical that is keeping your bike from just plain starting. Think fuses, relays, wires, grounds.

    The fuel pump primes with key on, and...
  19. Nope, I got lucky and was able to very carefully...

    Nope, I got lucky and was able to very carefully drill it freehand. I did the initial center punch, then series of increasing drill bits.
    You should be good with the Jim's kit.

    If you've never...
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    When you say the engine won't turn, do you even...

    When you say the engine won't turn, do you even hear the starter working? Can you spin the engine by hand, to make sure it's not seized?

    There may be a bunch of other things to check, but I...
  21. I just went through the same headache myself. It...

    I just went through the same headache myself. It was on the front exhaust, but rear stud which made for really tight quarters.

    Anyone know what's on the backside or vicinity of the exhaust stud,...
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    I'll be there Sun Sept 8 on the West track. Any...

    I'll be there Sun Sept 8 on the West track. Any chance you'll be there? Would be fun to see a Buell in action.
    I'm just taking my old Suzuki, just to take it easy on my first time out.
    ...
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    So cool! I'm going to get to do my first track...

    So cool! I'm going to get to do my first track day ever at Thunderhill Sept 8. Can't wait!
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    Gotta ask why it was a salvage title. These...

    Gotta ask why it was a salvage title. These bikes don't have any big expensive fairings to crack. So no dents on the frame or exhaust pipe? Check the tabs on the steerer tube - a bend here...
  25. I had to remove my rear wheel recently without...

    I had to remove my rear wheel recently without the official Buell tool.. You definitely have to get creative.

    So to clarify those pictures above - either find yourself a long 7/8" coupling nut,...
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