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 Post subject: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:20 pm 
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Hi Guys
New to the forum , new to road bikes new to Buell, passed my test last year and bought my first road bike last summer, 2x owner 2003,Buell XB9s with 840 original miles on the clock , original tyres , belt , oil , plugs, air filter etc etc , never MOT'd and immaculate. Been stored for 15 years , dropped fresh fuel in and a new battery she fired up ticked over.

First big trip will be TT 2020


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:38 pm 
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Ready for summer


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:19 pm 
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Thanks buddy


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
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welcome Mall
looks good :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:56 pm 
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Welcome. Nice bike.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:26 pm 
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A good find. Worth considering binning those tyres if they’re that old😉

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
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Welcome - very nice :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:51 am 
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Planning oil filters and tyres before our road trip to the TT , louder pipe already in the post.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:41 pm 
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It's your choice, but I seriously wouldn't fancy using 17 yr old tyres on the IOM!

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:16 pm 
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welcome :yup:
Just be aware that when you change the tyres it’s normally recommended to change wheel bearings as well and be very VERY, carful when tightening up axle bolt Not to overdo it ,or you could crush the wheel bearing spacer (aluminium ) and overload the new bearing so as they fail very quickly .

might be an option to take it to :maz: Maz in Manchester our local Buell expert :idea: :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:29 am 
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New tyres are a definite and thanks for the advise on the on the bearings, looks like the TT is off this year which is a shame but on the plus side there will be plenty of time for the service.

New pipe turned up too


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:22 am 
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You should think about removing the reflectors off the front forks too

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