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    a race bike that wasn't intended to be raced so...

    a race bike that wasn't intended to be raced
    so the Buell XB line were race-bikes? interesting. never knew that.


    Did you miss where I'm trying to test a failure?
    no


    nd when about some...
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    Any thoughts??? yes......i do. you're...

    Any thoughts???

    yes......i do.


    you're beating the living sh*t out of a 14 year old buell that was never built for or intended to suffer such abuse. how do i know? in 1 single long-winded...
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    on 4-27-2019 you commenced a thread focusing on a...

    on 4-27-2019 you commenced a thread focusing on a serious handling problem. i responded and told you what was causing it.
    clearly neither you nor any of these "shop techs" ever properly addressed...
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    Ed: whether it's...

    Ed: whether it's muller....kirkland...clutchlite...whatever......i've never found any appreciable improvement and lowered lever pull effort with any of those devices; but i have found that by their...
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    Is this just a loose wire in the harness? ...

    Is this just a loose wire in the harness?
    typically not. classic symptom of faulty bulb or socket corrosion. do this:
    1-remove lense....remove bulb. SEE FITMENT LIST BELOW! as these bikes age i...
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    it's very simple to diagnose...a bit more...

    it's very simple to diagnose...a bit more complicated to pinpoint. goes like this:
    1-when the bike is idling and/or you're cruising along at normal speeds....particularly cruising....and it feels...
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    Hey Osvaldo, not specifically criticizing you...

    Hey Osvaldo,

    not specifically criticizing you in the least. being a new board member you clearly have no context or historical perspective on these endless mind-numbing "tuning threads" that...
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    word Josh! as these bikes age gracefully it's...

    word Josh!
    as these bikes age gracefully it's now critically important to lube and adjust ALL cables....check for cable fraying at the perch/switchgear housing.....checking all fasteners for...
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    picture your "lump" without the cylinders...

    picture your "lump" without the cylinders attached. what you then have
    is a big aluminum box divided in 2 sections. the front section is the "crankcase cavity" which houses the crankshaft. the...
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    Mr. WallMart: one post for one singular problem...

    Mr. WallMart: one post for one singular problem is sufficient on here. tripling your posts won't garner any more attention.

    you have a failing fuel pump. remove and fully service it with a full...
  11. thirty years ago to the day i freshened up the...

    thirty years ago to the day i freshened up the motor in my 69-1/2 daytona charger 500 to get it ready for the mopar nationals in columbus, OH.
    had one of these left over and must admit it never ran...
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    tim: in all honesty anytime i see a non-stock...

    tim: in all honesty anytime i see a non-stock non-OEM flasher or similar electrical device i immediately question if it is any good. see page 1 of this thread for the description...pic...and part #...
  13. your symptoms are clearly a dying pump. failure...

    your symptoms are clearly a dying pump. failure to start and idle plus high AFV clear indicators.
    rebuild the entire pump. piece-mealing with a filter here...a seal there typically yields poor...
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    I asked this question in that post, but does the...

    I asked this question in that post, but does the relay engaged immediately with the key activated?

    YES.

    Do you recommend I purchase a used cluster off of evilBAY as you put it? I think I had...
  15. being closer to 66 now than 65 i have absolutely...

    being closer to 66 now than 65 i have absolutely no idea what "who got the 411" means but hazarding a guess that your hipness is indicating a question?

    1-BELT TENSIONER PULLEY all info below that...
  16. Being 41 I sometimes find myself asking if I’m...

    Being 41 I sometimes find myself asking if I’m too old to be riding a 05 XB12r
    in fact, you are. firebolt series not designed for anyone over age 32.

    As far as a comparison there is nothing else...
  17. thanks a ton for the accolades ricky. coming from...

    thanks a ton for the accolades ricky. coming from you means alot.
  18. are you mechanically inclined???? do you have or...

    are you mechanically inclined???? do you have or can you get the front pulley nut socket and pulley locking tool????
    if YES to the above remove front pulley and replace the switch. any local or...
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    you have a simple 3-prong/2 position switch. it's...

    you have a simple 3-prong/2 position switch. it's as basic as it gets. if you find the below pic or my simple instructions confusing simply get help from someone who understands basic wiring and...
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    hey ray: great to see you back here with yet...

    hey ray: great to see you back here with yet another of your outstanding electrical diagnostic pieces. your brilliance in this arena never ceases to amaze me plus directions and suggestions easy to...
  21. i've owned at last count 12 ulysses between 2006...

    i've owned at last count 12 ulysses between 2006 and 2010. every single one of them had that notorious and incredibly annoying mis-fire/stutter in the same approx. rpm range. the solution is:...
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    terrie: that's my writing^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^all...

    terrie: that's my writing^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^all over those pad packages and factory box. any idea how that got there??????:eagerness:
  23. a very nice XB 9 r available to me so is this...

    a very nice XB 9 r available to me

    so is this the Buell model to keep forever ?


    NO! the 984cc firebolt one of the more common models in the XB series of buells. link below will show you...
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    If the clutch lever doesn't bottom out on the...

    If the clutch lever doesn't bottom out on the grip, is that even an issue?

    yes.


    Does it sound like a familiar misadjustment?

    yes...or incorrect reassembly procedure.
  25. precisely cody and well said. an auxiliary ground...

    precisely cody and well said. an auxiliary ground should go from the rear coil mount allen bolt...neatly routed...to the negative cable frame attachment point. other than something like a "tender"...
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