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    Yeah, drooling over that photo was what started...

    Yeah, drooling over that photo was what started this whole adventure! :eagerness:

    Don't know how I'll ever be able to keep the bike as sparkling as you did. There's a lot of shiny metal on that...
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    Are you getting any CEL's? Do you have...

    Are you getting any CEL's? Do you have Buelltooth to get an error codes? Or jump the wire the old fashioned way?

    Here are some guesses - Bike running too hot? Can you measure cylinder temps? ...
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    Just to close the chapter on Nick's wonderful...

    Just to close the chapter on Nick's wonderful creation.

    It finally made its way to Northern California. Turned out to be a bit of a hassle getting it registered here. It's such a unique build...
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    What exactly are we looking at? Is that the O2...

    What exactly are we looking at? Is that the O2 sensor from the top down? If it's on the right side of the bike, there's always the danger of it getting caught in the belt drive which could do...
  5. Dang, Cooter. Your "10 minute job" was more like...

    Dang, Cooter. Your "10 minute job" was more like a 3 hour ordeal for me. Mostly because I didn't realize you could drop the swingarm far enough without removing the rear wheel. Which meant...
  6. I had similar problems with hard starting on a...

    I had similar problems with hard starting on a cold engine. Turns out it was a hole in the supply flex hose within the fuel pump assembly.
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  7. Turns out I was premature in my celebration. It...

    Turns out I was premature in my celebration. It wasn't the IAC after all. Bike was still hard to start afterwards.

    I bit the bullet and replaced the fuel pump parts, thanks to...
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    But if someone cut off that sidestand switch and...

    But if someone cut off that sidestand switch and wired it up higher, where does it ultimately lead to? Somewhere up by the handlebar, or towards the ECU in the back?
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    I'm getting a "sidestand input always high" error...

    I'm getting a "sidestand input always high" error code off my ECM Droid.

    I can't find any wires down by my sidestand. Could anyone tell me where those wires would lead to? Pics would be really...
  10. WOOHOO!!! Solved for the most part I think. ...

    WOOHOO!!! Solved for the most part I think.

    The prize goes to njloco. Thank you sir! I owe you a virtual beer.

    I took out the IAC (idle air control) under the airbox. It wasn't filthy or...
  11. @ocgreenmachine. Thanks, that's really helpful...

    @ocgreenmachine. Thanks, that's really helpful to know. How in the world did your ever diagnose those tiny pinholes?

    I've had the sinking suspicion that I would need to replace the fuel pump,...
  12. I've tried keying the run switch several times...

    I've tried keying the run switch several times before hitting the starter, thinking about that priming issue, but to no avail.

    I was able to get into the basics with ECM Droid. The map that was...
  13. Thanks guys for chiming in. Will try to work on...

    Thanks guys for chiming in.
    Will try to work on the ECM mapping over the next couple days. But that should only affect running, not initial startup no? Unless the map is really screwed up for low...
  14. Another hard start issue - SOLVED! It's the IAC Idle Air Control

    I've got an '09 XB9SX, 20k miles, stock exhaust, stock ECM. Just got a Buelltooth and trying to figure out if I have a stock map. TPS reset done. Ever since I got the bike last year / 1000 miles...
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    Here are some pics of the bike at its new home. ...

    Here are some pics of the bike at its new home. A beautiful bike deserves a nice backdrop. Riding the coastal Hwy 1 just outside of Pacifica, by SF.

    11945

    11946
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    That's awesome Nick! I was afraid you were going...

    That's awesome Nick! I was afraid you were going to get away from motorcycles altogether.
    A high revving Italian would be about the diametric opposite of our grumbling lumps!
  17. Please do fill me in! I've got a Firebolt XB12R...

    Please do fill me in! I've got a Firebolt XB12R (well, actually nicholas900's heavily modified cafe racer version...). I'm guessing the XB9R has the same frame?

    Are Firebolt frames different...
  18. WANTED: XB Frame pucks, headlight grill

    Any chance one of you has parts off of an old XB or Firebolt?

    I'm located in San Francisco, CA. Thanks!
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    I'm happy to say that I'm now the proud new owner...

    I'm happy to say that I'm now the proud new owner of Nick's incredible creation. It made a long journey from Buffalo, NY to San Francisco.
    Pictures fail to do this bike justice - the build quality...
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    I realize I'm way late in finding this thread,...

    I realize I'm way late in finding this thread, but any chance it's still available? Would love to buy it from you. Please send me a PM
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    I'd be interested in handguards, headlight grill...

    I'd be interested in handguards, headlight grill cover, and rear passenger pegs. Could you email me pics? Thanks!
  22. Thread: Hmmm...

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    What am I missing here? Assuming correct...

    What am I missing here? Assuming correct procedure (warm engine, sidestand, screw in dipstick etc) if you don't see oil on the dipstick isn't the solution to add more oil?

    Getting a longer...
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    Thanks for the input guys, really helpful. My...

    Thanks for the input guys, really helpful.

    My old muffler does look like the Hawk / Spec Ops one by pictures, except it doesn't have any valve on top, so who knows what the heck it is.

    sinikl,...
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    Wiring open an XB12 exhaust

    I've got an '07 XB9 with what I think is a gutted out Hawk exhaust (stock muffler shape but two rear pipes).

    Got my hands on a nearly brand new XB12R muffler for cheap, and wanted to give it a...
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    Thanks again lowkey! That's really getting into...

    Thanks again lowkey! That's really getting into the weeds of ECU programming. Man, I may just have to take a road trip to AZ to have you tune up my bike!
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