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6-3-2015 Giving a XB12R a little love,
7-3-2015 - Giving a XB12R a little love. XB9 removing the engine.
XB12R TLC, old nackerd disk off.
XB12R TLC, fresh and wavy disk on new bearings, a little clean up... looks allot better. Here you can find our own developed rear disc: https://www.twinmotorcycles.nl/webshop/artikel.asp?guid=YXHFSC&aid=3898&cid=9769&s&a&aname=Buell_XB912_and_1125R_1125CR_rear_brake_disk
XB12R TLC, front the front wheel back in with new pads from us https://www.twinmotorcycles.nl/webshop/artikel.asp?guid=YXHFSC&aid=3360&cid=9769&s&a&aname=Buell_XB912_FRONT_brake_pads_6_Piston
XB12R TLC, with the bike better supported, start at the rear, foot peg bracket off to change the belt.
XB12R TLC, swing arm brace off.
XB12R TLC, keeping a old belt around to hold the pulley i don't put the bike in gear , removing the lock plate.
XB12R TLC, pulley off you can see the ware on the pulley, sharp corners will shorten the life off the belt very much as douse all weather , rain, salty roads do.
XB12R TLC, new pulley on, the lock plate will always have a mouting position that will work.
XB12R TLC, use loctite on the lock plate nuts , i have seen these come out an destroy a new belt :-X
XB12R TLC, cleaned up and relubricated the sliding bolt for the rear caliper.
XB12R TLC, new belt on , mount back the swing arm brace first befor you tighten the axle.
XB12R TLC, don't forget the pinch bolt.
XB12R TLC, men o men, is the stainless fender screws bind ( they do frequently use the old TQ head as centering point , and if that douse not work, drill off the head, remove the fender and turn the front leg around , and start drilling from the other side , 95% change you remove the screw as the bolts heats up and gets friction from from drilling.
XB12R TLC, customer also asked why his clock and odo meter resetted after starting, i explained bad battery, "but this is only 1 year old " yes but it was bad to start with , Buell likes good batteries , the acid ones are short time mony savers, in the long run, you can better buy a good battery that will last 6 to 7 years.
XB12R TLC, low on cold start capacity , will drop below 10 volts during starting, resetting the odo meter and clock.
XB9S, taking out the engine ( mainshaft gearbox bearing problem )
XB9S, taking out the engine , top side stripped.
XB9S, taking out the engine , notice things up front, speed sensor wires where rubbing.
XB9S, taking out the engine , most left side stripped.
XB9S, taking out the engine with exhaust off, time to drain all the oil.
XB9S, taking out the engine , as the engine is going to be split , drain the case oil too.
XB9S, taking out the engine , side stand off.
XB9S, taking out the engine , after draining put the plugs back in as you would with a normal service, so you don't forget these.
XB9S, taking out the engine loosenign the oil lines , use a counter wrench to hold the fitting on the pump.
XB9S, taking out the engine oil lines off.
XB9S, taking out the engine i will remove the oil lines to the cooler after i take off the header , is much easier.
XB9S, taking out the engine, making a little mark, so we know where the timing was, will do a static check on rebuild, but you know the ball park direction where is was.
XB9S, taking out the engine taking off the primairy cover.
XB9S, taking out the engine , and taking off the primairy drive to lighten the enigne.
XB9S, taking out the engine ,also starter motor out.
XB9S, taking out the engine , primairy cover back on to protect the crank shafts.
XB9S, taking out the engine the old style swing arm / oil ine had his weak spots, rubbing oil lines is one off theme.
XB9S, taking out the engine plugging the lines.
XB9S, taking out the engine , and lossen the swing arm axle pich bolt , to morrow lifting the frame.