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    Royal Purple and Redline are very good oils. Just...

    Royal Purple and Redline are very good oils. Just different brands. Valvoline's fine too.
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    Mixing brands (not weights) of oil

    I'll be changing my xb9sx's oil soon. I have various brands of 20w50 oil by Redline, Royal Purple (both synthetic) and Valvoline (not synthetic). Would I be totally insane to mix such brands of oil...
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    I had an exhaust stud break on my old xb9sx. Took...

    I had an exhaust stud break on my old xb9sx. Took it to a machinist who tig welded a hex head bolt onto it, and was then able to wrench it out. However it took him FIVE attempts to do this since the...
  4. Thread: Scored

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    Here are some pics of that screen. I haven't...

    Here are some pics of that screen. I haven't tried adjusting it yet, but I like the wind protection a lot. Don't know the manufacturer. There are some weird cut outs in the metal adjusting plates...
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    The Rise and Fall of Buell video

    Forgive me if someone's already posted a link to this (I searched and didn't see one), but I recently watched all 3 parts of "The Rise and Fall of Buell". Thought it was great. Here are links to all...
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    Thank you. Anti-seize compound it is.

    Thank you. Anti-seize compound it is.
  7. Thread: Scored

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    Scored

    Howdy all. Haven't posted here for years. I just bought my third XB9SX (City) yesterday. Bought my first one in 2010, then another a few years ago, and now this new one. Have had all kinds of bikes...
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    Old thread I know, but user_deleted's...

    Old thread I know, but user_deleted's instructions say to "a tiny dab of anti-seize recommended on threads of each (mounting) bolt". The manual on the other hand says to "Apply LOCTITE 271 (red) and...
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    Is that a 5/8" socket?

    Is that a 5/8" socket?
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    I borrowed some wd-40 from the motel we're...

    I borrowed some wd-40 from the motel we're staying at, and shot some into the housing around the yellow starter button. Starts right up now! No neutral light, but I'll deal with that when I get home....
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    Dim neutral light, not starting

    Hi all,

    I saw a related thread on this, but my situation's a bit worse. My neutral light is either off or dim when my City X is in neutral. It won't start regardless of whether the clutch is...
  12. Thread: Oil temperature

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    No, it's Fahrenheit. Here are pics of the...

    No, it's Fahrenheit. Here are pics of the thermometer in the oil cap. It's about 3/8" shorter than the original plastic dip stick, but it's still plenty long enough to be immersed in oil at a stand...
  13. Thread: Oil temperature

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    OK, so I installed a thermometer in my XB9SX's...

    OK, so I installed a thermometer in my XB9SX's oil cap per the suggested mod I saw here. Works like a charm and looks pretty spiffy. I took a ride the other day, air temp outside was in the low 40s....
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    I'm not a painter, but I did paint a Suzuki VX800...

    I'm not a painter, but I did paint a Suzuki VX800 once in my garage with PPG automotive paint. What a f@#$ing hassle. Had to make a paint booth with plastic, exhaust fan, filtered air intake, heater,...
  15. Thread: Bought an xb9sx

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    He actually just bought it in 2008. The title...

    He actually just bought it in 2008. The title even says it's a 2007. He just assumed it was an 08 when we talked.

    Just wired it up for my heated vest.

    Route0766, that is a beautiful bike. Is...
  16. Thread: Bought an xb9sx

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    Picked up my new (to me) 2007 xb9sx with only...

    Picked up my new (to me) 2007 xb9sx with only 2,200 miles. Rode it home in sub-45 degree conditions this morning. Did a final test drive up the highway and back before handing over the cash. It's...
  17. Do you mean like this? ...

    Do you mean like this?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-Buell-Ulysses-XB12X-XB12-RIGHT-HANDLEBAR-CONTROL-SWITCH-/310796856344?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item485cefac18&vxp=mtr
  18. So where/how would I find one?

    So where/how would I find one?
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    Just dent and scratch the other header pipe so...

    Just dent and scratch the other header pipe so they match. :D
  20. squidbuellie, where do you get that switch?

    squidbuellie, where do you get that switch?
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    Hey there. I've been away from this forum for a...

    Hey there. I've been away from this forum for a couple of years since I sold my last Lightning. It developed a couple of broken exhaust studs and a leak at the rear cylinder head. $700 in repairs at...
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    I talked to the Harley shop. They have a "Buell...

    I talked to the Harley shop. They have a "Buell guy" who works as a mechanic, and the service rep on the phone rides a Buell. I suppose there's hope. They quoted me 3 hrs labor to rotate and unrotate...
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    I had a mechanic/engineer remove a broken exhaust...

    I had a mechanic/engineer remove a broken exhaust stud from my front head and replace it. He had to weld a bolt onto the stud to twist it out, and it took five attempts to remove it successfully.
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    SOLD.

    SOLD.
  25. Thread: Cortech tank bag

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    More pics here. It has expandable sides. I think...

    More pics here. It has expandable sides. I think it's this bag:

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/71/5580/ITEM/Cortech-Sport-Tailbag.aspx

    No rain cover or shoulder strap come with mine....
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