Me on my 2004 Buell XB12R for the first time at the drags... Well, first time on a bike at the drags in general! Overall, very happy with my results; I was expecting a 12.20 best. The dragway is 90ft above sea level, and it was about 90+ degrees. Gonna put down some good times this fall! PS, the R6 rider was on his first 2 races at the track, so I'm sure the bike's good for better times... Though maybe not better than mine :-)
Made 3 passes:
12.18 @ 111mph
12.01 @ 113mph
11.87 @ 114mph
The bike's basically stock, with the exception of a K&N air filter, Jardine Exhaust, XB9R headers, and an ECMSpy tune I did myself. 635 lbs with me on it (I weigh 195 with gear).
PS: Sorry about the blurry 2nd run, my girlfriend wasn't very used to my camera. Still better than nothing!
Buell XB9R vs. Triumph Daytona T595
Beanbag on his Buell XB9R Firebolt, being chased (not in a race), by
Turkish on his Triumph Daytona T595. The sound on the Buell is
amazing......TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS!!! hehe!
OK....side note for some people as they don't get the "NOT A RACE"
My mate wasn't exactly racing me. It was just him following me. No race.
Read that? No race. :)
Wow! I still can't believe how many emails I'm getting for this! The main
questions are with regards to what upgrades I'd made to the bike.
They are as follows:
- Buell XB9R Firebolt
- Full XB Race kit (stage 2) including:
- XB Race Aluminium Exhaust (twin
- XB Race ECU (Extra BHP and torque)
- Carbon fibre air-cone
- K&N free-flow air filter
That's all. Thanks for the continued comments!
Buell XB12R Firebolt (Race system, Stage 1 tuned)
**Please vote** My bike is fitted with a Full Micron Serpent titanium Exhaust system, has had a full stage 1
tune to accompany the system (so she runs perfectly) Carbon heel plates,
gold anodised foot pegs, and a black double bubble screen.
With very sticky tyres, she is fun to ride ;-)
Buell Motorcycle TPS Reset How to Do it Yourself Video
Video by Dave of http://www.buellxb.com shows how to do a TPS reset on your
Buell motorcycle using ECMSpy or ECM Spy. You may need to do a TPS reset on
your Buell each time you change your oil or give your motorcycle a tune up.
This do it yourself video will demonstrate the TPS reset process
2008 Buell XB12R Firebolt to Lightning
With only a Salvage Title at hand, I've managed to rebuild a wrecked 2008
Buell XB12 Firebolt into the Lightning model of my dreams and getting it
passed the Transportation Safety Board's inspection. With many thanks to
TwinMotorcycles, Buellforum.nl, BuellXB.com and many others for their
respective support. A deep bow to BuellXB's forum member Typeone for giving
me the inspiration. Thanks bro.
(You can read the whole story on www.wildewereld.nl)
To get the plain modification done, these parts were replaced:
wiring harness XB12S 2008
EU headlight assy.
rear subframe modules complete, powdercoated
rear light module (tail)
rear brake fluid reservoir + line
EU blinkers + wiring
footrest front left complete
front fork assy. complete
front brake line, gas and clutch cable
shift pedal assy. complete
new lock set, complete
plastics bodywork black, complete
site stand switch
hazard signaling system
Rizoma handle bar
Lots of nuts-n-bolts-n-washers
E4 approved muffler
After the actual gender change, many parts were replaced for these ones:
Frank Parts N-type gilled flyscreen
Frank Parts upper belt guard
Frank Parts right air scoop
LSL handle bar risers 1 inch
Rizoma handle bar 22mm alu
Rizoma lower belt guard
Rizoma Speed Line grips
Rizoma LED tail section
Rizoma licence plate holder
Avon S-10 size 2 gas mask
V-Trec flip-up handles
SATO axle sliders
Free Spirits belt tensioner
Free Spirits pully cover
LSL Foot pegs
Oberon mini LED indicators
Black oil pump cover
XB 'Atomwar' dashboard plate
TM carbon airbox dick-scratch protection
Pro Series Exhaust, coated in cobra
K&N air filter + airbox mod
TM ECM remap
Tribo_Seat duo seat cover
Brembo hidden rear caliper
Braking wave rear rotor
Mototronics hazard light system
Front modules powdercoated in drk flaky grey
Clutch cable holder powdercoated in flaky grey
Breather reroute K&N without catch can
Polished rear pulley rim
Front brake rotor upgrade
Holleeder black wheel finish
It was a hell of a job but she rides like a devil, thanks to the
™ ECM flash (remap).
The slideshow might appear to be stucked with goofs but the timeline is
correct. For road legal reasons some parts have been replaced to reappear