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2-12-2017 XB88 CI project, checking charging
8-2-2018 - 2-12-2017 Buell XB 88CI project, checking charging problems on XB
It's time to get this puppy on the dyno. This is a 2006 Model XB12 with a 2008 cranck. stock heads, mild head port work , stock valve, stock cams
set used as slap on big bore to keep in the budget. Maybe later we are going to put ratio roller rockers in.
side stand comes in very handy
new pin of course
and pulling on the spring
shifter is painted.. pivot bushings pressing back in
and spacer in
mnnn as the bike has had a mishap the spacer is pushed a little in the primairy cover , tightening like this and the lever will stay frozen
adding a little washer to the cover will help
tighten now the lever is still moving
adjusting the lever height
and putting a new toe peg rubber on
one off those little things... painted spring
test exhaust on, final exhaust will be on after dyno
and tensioner bac k on
stainles rings under
yep... winter has come , front was covered in ice
taking off the right scoop to get to the cables and connectors
the round one is the one from the stator for the 08-10 models
checking resitance to ground .. no connection = good
AC voltage check.. probes in the connector
volt meter to AC.. with the bike running little high idle 40 + volts AC = also good
ok all connected , and we have a charge on the battery poles...
but checking error codes.. i let the bike warm up a litle , the fuel pump was the fuse popping
while the biek is warming up the VR is stopping to charge
and it dropes down under the 13 volts
quick check, as we are working on a replacement VR works...
big bore black coated pegs on
and bleeding the rear brake
throttle cables routed into the bik
top side hooked up.. ziptie the tps wire to the fuel rail
the front brake.. as this is changed to ZTL2 brake master the brake light switch connectors are diferent than ZTL1
so new terminals on and some heat shrink
just checking as these are a active ground conductor
gound conenctions in the tail section on
and the seat hook bolts in
battery lying or standing ... works best standing
little trick to leave the loose "nuts" in piece off cut ziptie
bleeding the front brake
chewy bolts... naaah i take 2 new ones
front mask is still in the making
other dash will be also on.. but for now / dyno the stock speedo ziptied on will have to do
first fuel in 2 years ?
priming the fuel system... as few times
plugs out..as we want to turn the engine over to pump oil only..
grrr... neutral switch is out.. happens more after long time standing
so belt off again ( lost count )
new switch in .. good to go
no heel guards... just a little protecting the paint for dyno ..
there is no honor in making the first scratch marks... so protecting it..
oil filter on.. waiting on the run in oil... start up coming week :-)
so new project on