It's been 7 years since my last Buell and the opportunity for another has arisen....but it's a basket case. I'll list what is wrong with it - 06 XB12R
Basically it will only run on tickover and VERY rich. Next to no throttle response. Stinking of fuel at the exhaust. But it gets more interesting - here is what I have been told:
Riders scanned it and found no codes - yet there's an aftermarket can on there with no Lambda boss so no sensor is fitted (possible culprit no.1) sadly doesn't come with a stock part so that's something to seek out - or an appropriate aftermarket offering.
Static timing has been messed with and possibly cam timing (?!)
Compression and leakdown test on bores done - fine.
TPS valve possibly replaced
Exhaust valve disconnected
Aside from that it is rough but that's not an issue. It can be had for a bit less than what it's worth broken. Worth a stab at getting it back in order? Is there anyone I can take/send the ECM to to be checked? Is there any Buell specialists in the West Country who'd take this on that I could talk to?