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barney
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Re: Newbie

Postby barney » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:37 am

Finmows wrote:You should think about removing the reflectors off the front forks too

:yt:
they have been known to cause corrosion behind the reflector , serious corrosion :shock:
Buell Ulysses XB12X 06/08

Chiz_4
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Re: Newbie

Postby Chiz_4 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:03 am

and they look shyte as well lOl
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Mall
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mall » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:52 am

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.

Jazzbutcher
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Re: Newbie

Postby Jazzbutcher » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:19 am

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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Mall
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mall » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:44 pm

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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coco
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Re: Newbie

Postby coco » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:22 am

A sprung belt tension wheel wouldnt go amiss

Mall
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mall » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:30 am

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

Chiz_4
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Re: Newbie

Postby Chiz_4 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:15 am

how do you post pics on here? :old:
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barney
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Re: Newbie

Postby barney » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:07 pm

Buell Ulysses XB12X 06/08

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Adam
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Re: Newbie

Postby Adam » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:39 pm

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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t965m
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Re: Newbie

Postby t965m » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:11 pm

Bike is looking great :yup:
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cactus
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Re: Newbie

Postby cactus » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:02 am

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.

ZED1000
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Re: Newbie

Postby ZED1000 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:19 pm

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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edd
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Re: Newbie

Postby edd » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:18 am

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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edd
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Re: Newbie

Postby edd » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:51 am

Or google ‘Buell XB12 fender chop’. ;)


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