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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:37 am 
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Finmows wrote:
You should think about removing the reflectors off the front forks too

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they have been known to cause corrosion behind the reflector , serious corrosion :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:03 am 
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and they look shyte as well lOl

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:52 am 
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Funnily enough Maz said that as well he said they hide rot. I was reluctant to do it because the bikes so stock but you can only resist modifying for so long.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:19 am 
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If you don't mind the look of the front reflectors & bearing in mind there is a safety aspect, just take them off, clean under them & silicone them back on making sure you seal the edges to keep corrosive elements out. That will maintain the "standard" theme.
Hope you enjoy your new bike. JB

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:44 pm 
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Confined in the house decided to start altering the bike

Reflectors off the forks

New exhaust

Modified the headlight wiring

Removed the rear foot rests


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:22 am 
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A sprung belt tension wheel wouldnt go amiss


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:30 am 
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Yeah it's at the top of the list buddy and it's a long list , need some advice on where to get tail a tidy from to neaten up the back end


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:15 am 
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how do you post pics on here? :old:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:39 pm 
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Mall wrote:
Yeah it's at the top of the list buddy and it's a long list , need some advice on where to get tail a tidy from to neaten up the back end


It's easy enough to modify the standard on with a hacksaw. There's a Halfords rattle can that matches the colour.

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Bike is looking great :yup:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:02 am 
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Yeah, bike is looking good. Didn't know about the fork reflectors causing corrosion until I read about it in this thread, will need to have a look at how mine are. I'm also considering a Free Spirits belt tensioner.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:19 pm 
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Nice looking XB, v low miles enjoy your farkleing, what make is the exhaust you fitted, looks good

I was very lucky to drop on to an advert whilst browsing e-bay in April 19 a 2010 Ulysses with under 700 mile from new 1 owner bike, bought it over the phone within 20 minutes of seeing the ad.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:18 am 
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Adam wrote:
Mall wrote:
Yeah it's at the top of the list buddy and it's a long list , need some advice on where to get tail a tidy from to neaten up the back end


It's easy enough to modify the standard on with a hacksaw. There's a Halfords rattle can that matches the colour.


Welcome; there’s a good video on Yutube by Superbikejay just called chopping Buell XB12s fender. He makes it look so easy, but has obviously done it before. Worth a watch before you cut anything. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:51 am 
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Or google ‘Buell XB12 fender chop’. ;)


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