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    I agree, but the reality is that it’s either coming from a wrist pin, or the bottom end. Either way, the motor has to come out. I’ll pull it apart and we can see what’s really knocking around.

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    Sorry Cooter, both nuts are on tight!

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    It was hope and positive thinking that lead me to that guess


    Now Magneeeeezium Mike can get you to buy that 1170 kit.

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    I know, but when you make the heckle too easy to pass up.... well...

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    Since a trip to the powdercoaters will happen someday, I may start my arts and crafts project as I'm waiting for other parts to arrive. This usually makes figuring out a color scheme much easier for my undecisive self. I like to use this picture and some colored markers to sketch a few color ideas out.

    This time I'm considering doing the tail section, triple clamps, primary case and cam covers in a 'brushed' finish. I'll get them all sandblasted, add some random scratches with 80 and 120 grit sandpaper and have them clear powdercoated. One of the previous owners tried to do that with a wire wheel, a case of beer and a rock of meth.

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    I always liked clearcoat over raw metal with some artsy grinding. There were some CVO softail springers around 08 or 09 that had this that I thought were badass.

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    Have you ruled out a stuck or collapsed hydraulic lifter ? We used to pour some tranny fluid into the oil res. to unstick them, most times it worked.
    I think it's Lucas brand that now has special additives for this problem.
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    Now that is a pretty good idea.

    I keep saying I'm going to rotate the engine back and forth with the crank nut with the spark plugs removed to see if I can feel the tap in the connecting rods. If I dont feel it, I will try the ATF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34nineteen View Post
    Hey gang! I just picked up a new to me 2006 XB12Scg.

    She’s a total creme puff, but does need a little work. Especially in the joke telling apartment.

    Buell -Knock knock!
    34:19 - who’s there?
    Buell -Knock knock!
    34:19 - who’s there?
    Buell -Knock knock!
    34:19 - is that you, Rod?
    Buell -Knock knock!
    34:19 - dammit!
    Buell -Knock knock!


    Here are some pics from the previous owner. A really nice guy named Mark. He said he picked it up about 6 months ago with the plan to rescue it back to its former glory, but just didnt have time. From what I understand he has several really nice motorcycles and just wanted to dump this junkyard dog.

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    Like buttah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34nineteen View Post
    This time I'm considering doing the tail section, triple clamps, primary case and cam covers in a 'brushed' finish. I'll get them all sandblasted, add some random scratches with 80 and 120 grit sandpaper and have them clear powdercoated. One of the previous owners tried to do that with a wire wheel, a case of beer and a rock of meth.
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    I love the bare brushed metal look too.
    I had an old Suzuki GS500 that I turned into a cafe racer.

    After a couple years, some spider web lines of rust did creep under the powder coat. But I think on the Buell, a lot of the parts you mentioned are aluminum so rust won't be a concern.

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    I KNEW this would come in handy one day

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