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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    I'll just have to keep my eyes open for an XBRR or PVM wheelset, not that I expect either to pop up any time soon.
    Magnesium Mike Lowary is running mag wheels on his XB. They are out there, but just hard to find. Due diligence in your search will probably pay off.

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    2024 rules posted, sounds like the American Air-Cooled Twins class is no more, and they’ve clamped hard on air cooled twins builds, 350lbs minimum weight and have to use as shipped cylinders and pistons. 90hp vs the 120+ KTM890/990, Pan Am and Indian FTR in a straight up fight is not as fun.

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    Got clarification, motor rules were an error… but no more sub-class.

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    Random poking through the S1W engine bits while inspecting a donor X1 motor for the project, picked up the front primary sprocket. My god what a boat anchor, getting the aluminum ver will drop some weight and get some mass out of the driveline. Dunno if I wanna try for the matching aluminum clutch basket too or not...

    Meanwhile, I do have a lead on a set of XBRR wheels but they need some repair and the suggested man for that job hasn't gotten back to me yet.

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    I'm not sure what is compatible of not but Magnesium Mike (Mike Lowery) had a bunch of lightweight driveling parts available for his XB9 project, and that thing revs like a supercar! Might be worth a PM

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    Hah, so for giggles I hit up the current Buell Motorcycle parts line asking for a quote on an 1190SX front brake setup, for my Uly...

    "The 1190SX front brake setup is not recommended for your 08 Ulysses. That set up has never been tested."

    They won't quote me a price.

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    Ya, they are so right. Brakes are important, you sure wouldn't want to put an 'untested' bike/brake combo set up out there! I wonder where they got the brakes for the new SuperCruiser? It looks so familiar, yet I can't write place it.... Hmmmm

    The irony is, 1190SX brakes on a Uly are dang near identical to the design parameters of a OE '08-up Uly. They never ever were 'tested' for some tube frame one off RSD built SuperCruiser thing.

    All you need is a 3/4" MC (I'd recommend a radial style) and a ZTL-2 caliper. The race rotor helps as does the solid mounting kit, depends on your pace. I can even send you the 3-D print file for the front scoop if you'd rather make one than buy one.

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    I'm SO curious to know who is buying them...and how many? I know of 7 total.

    A friend of mine is a big motorcycle guy and BIG Bueller. He has the very FIRST 1190SX (given to him by Erik) in his house on display and HE won't buy a "New Buell" so...?

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    Completely unrelated, I'll have to get a pic of the giant Buell flag/banner my wife got me for Christmas. She even tried to find one with a logo matching what was in use in 2008 to match the year of my Uly. I'm going to have the best looking slowest guy there pit at Daytona.

    Back on topic, I see new, in box ZTL2 calipers going for $480 on eBay (1125 PN), used around $400 in various states of way too crusty, and a couple for $350 that have been up there for over a year that make me wonder what the owners were thinking. (One has been chromed, the other hydro-dipped with a skulls motif.) When the EBR site was still working they were showing a couple different prices:

    906 H0110.1B6ZT Rev A BRAKE CALIPER, FRONT, 8 PISTON $183.37
    907 H0110.1B7ZT Rev B FRONT CALIPER ASSEMBLY $480.36
    If I could score a new in box ZTL2 for $185 I'd be all over it. With a consistent NOS listing at $480, that limits how much I'm willing to spend for used. I'm curious what, if any changes there have been in that caliper? I know there were some color changes, but it looks like possibly other changes looking at the PN history?

    H0110.1AMXT came out in 2008 on the 1125. In 2009 some XB12s got it. H0300.1AMA pads. The 2010 XBs retain this caliper.
    H0110.1AMAXT (black) and H0110.1AMAYDD (red) show up on the 09 1125, H0300.1AMB pads which now include H0032.02A8 'stopper', so dunno if the compound changed or not?
    H0110.1AMCZT (black) and H0110.1AMCYDD (red) show up on the 10 1125, none of the other part numbers changed, so... why the new PN for the assemblies when they're the same colors as before too?

    Then there are the 1190PNs above, implying an additional tweak down the line?

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    And speaking of "friends":
    First pic--Childhood friend Harley Davidson Managing Director of Production York Plant with Springsteen @ York Fairgrounds summer of 1978

    Second pic-Childhood friend Ricky Rizzon owner of Rizzon Cycle with Springsteen @ Hagerstown Memorial Day weekend 1980

    I took both pics

    jay@york 1978.jpg

    rizzon.jpg


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