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Thread: Your opinion on top 5 mods every buell needs

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    Basically you reroute the cylinder head breather hoses "outside of the motor" instead of directly back to air intake as stock. For my bike the breather reroute did wonders; the bike runs much smoother since.

    My take on the top 5 necessary mods (not in particular order):
    - Breather reroute
    - Right side scoop
    - ECM tune
    - Tail chop
    - Air filter

    (bubbling under: shorty levers & bar ends)

    Superman; breather reroute is maybe not absolutely needed, but highly recommended. Some say it won't help at all, some (like me) would not change back once tried. It is so easy and cheap to do that you won't lose anything if you try it. You can always revert to stock if you don't like it.

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    better low rpm power and help eliminate stumble as well as bettering your throttle res response

    right now your breather pushes hot air and oil/water straight into your throttle body. the added heat will rob you of power the oil/water will take up some of the space that fuel/air would otherwise occupy

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    Is there any written mods to tell us how to do the breather reroute?

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    ive done..
    exhaust
    header wrap
    breather re route.
    :) this forum rocks

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    hey guys i bought s 2009 buell xb 12 lighting and want to know the latest top 5 mods are

    sorta new to this ,gonna ask some noobie questions
    1. what does the right hand scoop do?
    2.whats the best ecm tune
    3.going to go for jardine exhaust system , opinions?
    4. where can i find a good tail chop
    5.what is a rss
    6.breather reroute , price ??? and where to find the kit>

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    [QUOTE=TIG22;600279]hey guys i bought s 2009 buell xb 12 lighting and want to know the latest top 5 mods are

    sorta new to this ,gonna ask some noobie questions
    1. what does the right hand scoop do? Kools the rear cylinder, AKA rss
    2.whats the best ecm tune Tune needs to match your pipe
    3.going to go for jardine exhaust system , opinions? good loud, not my fav
    4. where can i find a good tail chop https://dieselmoto.com/products/xb-s-fender-eliminator
    5.what is a rss right side scoop
    6.breather reroute , price ??? and where to find the kit Tees, rubber hose, re- rout, your time.

    sorry for being brief , going for a blast.
    Last edited by Silverrider; 04-08-2018 at 07:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverrider View Post
    sorry for being brief , going for a blast.
    So, you’re the one that bought the trike!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34nineteen View Post
    So, you’re the one that bought the trike!!!
    blast.jpg

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    I've got almost 40,000 miles on my XB12 and I do not have any oil issues in the airbox, therefore have never done the breather reroute. In any case, I'll throw in my top 5 based on my experience:

    1. Exhaust upgrade - stock unit is too quiet, it's not about the power increase, but the sound.
    2. Right side cooling scoop, particularly useful in warm climates.
    3. Independent O2 sensors for front and rear cylinder with accompanying flash mods - make the bike get tremendously better fuel economy and much smoother riding long distances.
    4. Rear wheel with 3 large bearings upgrade - not fun having the rear wheel seize up on you!
    5. Cosmetic stuff: bar-end mirrors, integrated LED tail w/shave and LED headlamps among a few.



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