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Mall
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Newbie

Postby Mall » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:20 pm

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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Mall
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mall » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:38 pm

Ready for summer
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TOPGUMM
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Re: Newbie

Postby TOPGUMM » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:02 pm

Welcome Mall

Mall
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mall » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:19 pm

Thanks buddy

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Re: Newbie

Postby Nutah » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:20 pm

welcome Mall
looks good :yup:
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Re: Newbie

Postby gusm2 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:18 pm

Welcome
Last year I joined a group for anti-social people
We haven't met yet.

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Re: Newbie

Postby Jazzbutcher » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:56 pm

Welcome. Nice bike.
Ride Safe & Stay between the hedgerows.

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Kiwi
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Re: Newbie

Postby Kiwi » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:33 pm

Welcome!

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Adam
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Re: Newbie

Postby Adam » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:26 pm

A good find. Worth considering binning those tyres if they’re that old😉
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Re: Newbie

Postby t965m » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:22 pm

Welcome - very nice :yup:
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Mall
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mall » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:51 am

Planning oil filters and tyres before our road trip to the TT , louder pipe already in the post.

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Re: Newbie

Postby Adam » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:41 pm

It's your choice, but I seriously wouldn't fancy using 17 yr old tyres on the IOM!
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Re: Newbie

Postby barney » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:16 pm

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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Mall
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mall » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:29 am

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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Re: Newbie

Postby Finmows » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:22 am

You should think about removing the reflectors off the front forks too
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