Buellers have mounted Givi A750 & A755 fairings to
M2s & X1's with little problems and have been happy with them.
The Flytrap is a hinge kit that allows the flyscreen on your
Buell to open. This creates a storage area large enough to store a cell phone,
camera, sunglasses etc. The kit includes a unique hinge that allows the screen
to open at an angle , all the nuts bolts & washers as well as a set of dual
snaps to keep the screen closed. They even powdercoat the outside capnuts to
maintain the original look.
Cool Product. I got the hinge and the travel case. My advice to anyone?
Buy just the $15 hinge and find your own travel case. I am looking at cases
designed for Gameboys and they fit better and are of a higher quality than what
Yodude sent me.
Buell improved the mirrors for 2001 but didn't tell anyone. Same vendor,
same design, but 3/4" longer arms. No left or right, just rotate 180
degrees and they fit nicely and are really stock. Part # N1161.01A1.
Mirror from KTM Duke II, right: 58712041000 ,
left: 58712040000 ~$30. ea
The KTM mounts are required as well, 58412040050 adapter (qty 2), ~$14.ea
|Also, Kawasaki Zephyr adjustable clutch lever.
Skyking 3inch convex bar-end mirrors.
bar-end mirrors. Make the Napoleon mirrors look pretty crude. Expensive though,
as they are all black anodized billet aluminum.See
Third Eye bar-end mirrors. Available at a bicycle shop for about
12 dollars each. The optics are great and they don't vibrate even at 135mph
Napolean bar-end mirrors.
here...There are problems mounting these...
Do NOT cut your handgrips! There is a design flaw in the rubber spacer used
on these. Having tried several solutions I found the simplest is the best fix.
The problem is the thin wall of the bushing expands causing the mirror to slide
into the grip. Soultion, turn the rubber bushing around and tighten that grip
with confidence! As I recall you may want to move the washer to the other side
of the rubber bushing, try both ways.
Or, go to a dirt bike shop and get a set ot
Engineering bar mounts for steel bars. They work with two slash cut
aluminum peices that pull together when the bolt is tightened. I had to do a
little modification to my mirrors but they now stay adjusted and the mounts
extend the mirrors about half inch from the bars.
You can mount the "Napolean" bar-end mirrors in the
same location as the stock ones - not an easy thing to do, but they work pretty
Yaffe Mirror Kit
The adjustable brake lever from a Kawasaki ZX9R
around 95-96 is a perfect match Part# 13236-1185. And the Kawasaki Zephyr had
an adjustable clutch lever Part# 46076-1165. Adjustable clutch lever needs a
little modification (10min switch in side) because Kawasaki switch connecter
has 3 pin, Buell has 2 pin and reverse action. Brake lever is just bolt on.
Total parts cost about $80 .
S3T bars fit, with minimal mods required, for a more upright seating
position. They do need a hole drilled to align the left switch cluster. Also
the cables and wires are TIGHT... they need to be freed from thier captive
Handlebars from a Ducati Monster (M900), they are a very
close fit to the tank when "hard over", but they don't actually
Bar-end cruise control. Available from
Sportbike for ~$125.
Ask one of your Harley buddies for a small hair band they use for their pony
tails. Doubled up, and placed between the grip and the instrument housing, it
works very effectively! Can't see it either.
"These newly released rear sets were born
from development and testing not only on the street but also in World GP3 and
the All Japan GP 125 track for more than 2 seasons. (Masao Azuma, who uses our
rear sets in World GP3 won twice in 2001 series). The goal of our rear set
production is to offer the best operation, best quality and excellent design.
We use double miniature stainless ball bearings for the shift and brake levers
alleviating any looseness or wobble. We knurl our footpegs for non-slip
characteristics during aggressive riding---even the GP riders love the non-slip
feel! Our pegs are adjustable so that you can choose your best position. Our
rear sets are precision made, CAD/CAM designed and CNC machined. We give them
anodized finishes, to prevent from oxidizing and scratches. You can choose from
either silver or black. "
Harley part #71441-94 is a ringer for the original Buell switch, all you
must do is splice your Buells ignition switch harness connector to the Harley
switch, there are even butt connectors supplied with the switch, and the wires
are color coded the same.
The Service Manual for 99/00 X1 is 99490-00Y and the Parts Manual for 99 is
Millenium X1 Parts... Frame screen kit M1044.Q Rear Vent(L & R) Screen
Footpegs N0403.Q N0404.Q Footpeg pivot pin
50795-00Y Spring 50794-00Y Washer 6045Y E-clip 50178-96Y
ECM is 91437-99Y
Pro series race header 65400-99Y Pro series race muffler 91424-99Y Pro
series race air filter 91420-99Y
Front isolator 16207-79B Rear isolators 47680-94Y
PPG paint codes...
- Canyon Red - DBC 75049
- Carbon Black - DBC 9700
- Red Snap - DBC 75050
- Blue Streak - DBC 19038
- Amazon Green - DBC 48449
- Black Magic - DBC 95055
- Billet - DBC 36571
- Spark Red - DBC 75056
- Reactor Yellow - DBC 81746
- Orange - DBC 61876
- Demon Blue - DBC 5246
- Onyx Alloy - 95152-32
Sport Twin has an
page on BMC Paint Formulas.
Need a field repair for a broken shift peg? A standard 5/16" bolt, a
little Loc-Tite blue, then wrap the exposed threads with black electrical tape.
The other day I discovered that the fork lock was turned so that I could not
insert the key to unlock the fork! I solved this problem by filing off the tab
on the outside of the key enabling me to insert the key and unlock the fork.
Removing this tab in no way impacts the key's functions except that by removing
the tab there is nothing to hold the key in place. You might want to remove the
key when riding the bike so you don't loose it and make sure you have the lock
code for the key so you can replace it.
There are only two types of fasteners that are good; all others are EVIL.
The good fasteners are regular hex head bolts and standard Allen head cap
screws. Generally the tools for the EVIL fasteners lack sufficient hoop
strength causing the tool to break. To that end, I changed the derby cover
bolts to 1/4 x 5/8" standard Allen cap screws (DUH now I can use the SAME
TOOL to R&R primary cover). My front rotor uses 5/16" by 1-1/4 hex
bolts; the old EVIL star bolts of course broke the tool. Now R&R-ing the
tire is a breeze; the GOOD bolts come right out; no problem to free the rotor.
(both the older style and the Y2K rotors) Various other fasteners have, where
possible, been converted to GOOD types; ie the bolts holding the plastic body
parts onto the frame, for example.
purchased a Vanson coat with the Buell lettering and Pegasus logo on the back
and cannot be more happy with the garment. They installed a zipper on the liner
so you can put in your choice of hard or soft armor or none at all. They
encourage you to "beat" on the leather and make no bones about riding
in a driving rain. They guarantee no dye will bleed out during a driving rain
(which I can personally attest to). They also stand behind their products.
Also, I just purchased a Buell for my wife and wanted to order a women's model
Buell coat from Vanson. I could not locate a single women's Vanson in stock in
Minnesota so I called the factory to figure out how to measure and get the
right size. The people that I talked to were great to deal with and when we
finally figured out that it would be really difficult to get the right fit by
me measuring my wife, they volunteered to send the single salesperson that they
have to my town and measure my wife to make a custom fitted Buell jacket for
her. Now I don't know what kind of customer service you are used to but I have
to consider this way above and beyond the call. Oh, and by the way...their
jackets really kick ass too!!!!
The 99 models have a little different gear ratio between 2nd and 3rd than do
the 00 models. The 99 also has a heavier flywheel. The flywheel was lightened
in 00 to allow the engine to rev up faster but it affected reliability by
changing the harmonics of the motorcycle. The lighter flywheel seems to cause
the 00 to vibrate more and hence more vibration related failure (witness
recalls on 00 but not on the 99 models). The brake rotor was changed on the 00
The 01 has the updated shift linkage, updated isolators, new shock, the body
work is color molded not painted, reworked oil routing, hidden wiring harness,
and the new front exhaust bracket .
The Lightning X1 received a 2000 Good Design Award in Japan. The award was
given out by JIDPQ, Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, sponsored
by MITI, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Among 2212 nominated
products, 895 received the award this year. The X1 received the award in the
Product Design category, which screens all industrially produced goods from
products used by individuals or in the home, through products used in business,
medicine, education and social welfare. The award was given to the X1 based on
its uniqueness, charm, development process management and excellent finish. The
purpose of the Good Design Award is to seek out and recommend to the public
superior designed products, architecture and environments. Good design does not
simply refer to the external beauty of a product. It indicates overall superior
quality, an element that encompasses functionality, product quality, safety,
architecture and environments, as well as innovative lifestyle suggestions.
Products, architecture and environments that offer us a richer way of life are,
based on this broad vision, selected and bear the G-Mark, which signifies the
product has won a Good Design Award.
- 0km/0miles - Rear wheel loses a little over a pound of air a day. Inside of
rim was not painted, allowing magnesium to breath.
- 1500km/900miles - Failed front muffler bushing.
- 4500km/2800miles - Broken ECM ground wire.
- 4700km/3000miles - Failed front muffler bushing, broken rear exhaust
hanger, bad O2 Sensor, fouled plugs. Installed 2001 shock and exhaust mounts,
Jaz catchcan and Mikuni breather kit. New rear rim.
- 7000km/4400miles - Replaced O2 sensor. Installed 10R12 plugs.
- 7700km/4800miles - Rear shock locknut backed off. Speedo sensor replaced.
- 9500km/5900miles - Rear rocker gasket. Replaced front as well. Gas cap
wallowed out, fixed with JB Weld. Speedo sensor replaced (#3!).
Here is my humble testimony regarding Eurocomponents parts for the S1 and X1...
These are nice parts for bikes which stay in...showroom. The conception
(design) does not take into consideration the "killing" vibrations of
our bikes and the result is ALWAYS the same after 200 or 300 miles :
the part begins to crack and finally breaks... I've enclosed
some pics of the second "rear under panel - fender eliminator"
mounted on my '2000 X1, the first presented the same defect and was changed but
as you can see, this one didn't last either... I experienced the same problems
with a rear fender and an airdam offered by the same company for the S1. So I
know these products very well...they are manufactured in my country, France and
I even visited the site where they are located (Odyssey Kolors in Toulouse).
Unfortunately the "after sales service" is not very
good...the answer for me was : "you didn't mount it correctly, it's your
fault !" Very easy...to consider that conception flaws can be hidden by a
so-called incompetence of the customer. I've always done my bike services
myself and never experienced any problems with other brands like RRC, Buell OEM
parts, Road Racing etc...and my advice is to stay away from Eurocomponents
parts for Buell which are "only" expensive body parts for showroom
bikes. Just my opinion, based on my own experience, using these parts and
contacting this company since the end of 1997.
|Libertek Integrated Tail lights/ Turn signals
"Diamond Lights" are aftermarket LED lights that utilize the latest
in high intensity LED technology. They are housed in a CNC machined aluminum
housing, mirror polished by hand and then custom anodized in 5 different
The black finish on my '99 X1 started to turn white from cleaning and waxing
things. Rich, service manager at Lancaster H-D, told me to spray it with any
one of the "no rub" tire sprays. I was skeptical, so he sprayed the
primary. It works, no white, nice shine, holds up, and it's hassle free. As for
the durability of the black finish, it is almost bullet proof.
Weight 4.9 Pounds - Material aluminum - Uses stock fuel pump assembly - Uses
stock fill cap assembly - Allows use of any style clip on's - Looks almost
identical to stock tank -Weighs less then stock plastic tank - Stock tank cover
not used - Very simple bolt on - Each tank is hand made over a 3 day period
Comes unfinished needs to be smoothed and Painted -Developed
and used on the Leading National Championship Buell Lighting Series Buell X1.
The First Fuel Injected Buell to win a National Road Race & Daytona Winner
-Developed by Innovative Motorcycle Research and Built by ProtoFab
Cost approx. $850 Contact
You normally turn the key; flip up the release and
turn it to pull it out. When you turn the release it is supposed to turn the
whole plastic piece under the fuel cap. Unfortunately the plastic piece over
time can wallow out (it no longer stays in line with flip release on the top of
the cap). JB Weld
For anybody who has put carbon tank accent panels on
their X1 here's a solution to the "where and what kind" of horn
should I use problem. This is a stock horn off a Buell Blast and costs about 8
bucks. It bolts right on and plugs in, comes with the mounting bracket attached
and when installed does not stick out past the frame. Also it is pretty loud
for its size.
all about it, and other X1 mods, here...
|Belt Guards (Trojan Horse)
Acrylic belt/heel guards designed for use on post
'99 models with the rear hugger/fender removed. Made from 10mm heat treated
acrylic sheet, it is available either tinted (blue shown) or clear. Top and
bottom guards are available seperately if required. Price for the pair is
£75 or £40 each.
This is not just a piece of cosmetic carbon fibre, but a full
Formula One grade rear subframe and seat that replaces the entire rear end of
the X1. Contains a cushioned tray in the seat hump to house all the electrics,
and comes complete with removable suede effect seat pad. Available from RRC or
Bike Pack I have been using the Ventura Bike-pack system on my '99 X1 for
almost 18 months. I have had not a single complaint. Nothing coming loose or
breaking. My pack stays dry in the rain. The distributor in the USA is great I
lost the locking screws, all my fault, When I asked to buy new ones they sent
them to me free of charge. Great company to deal with.
Samsonite Photo Video Carry-All from WalMart.
You can fit an impressive amount of tools under the seat. You can get a
toolbag anywhere that has a good selection of hiking bags... to find one that
fits perfectly look for something that is approx. 10in x 6in x 3in . Here's my
- Ratchet, extension, multi-tipped screwdriver
- Sockets and wrenches... 8mm, 10mm,12mm, 14mm, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8,
- 22mm wrench (O2 sensor), custom made shock tool (for new shock) 60mm/52mm
- 36mm bicycle headset wrench & 36mm socket for rear axle, 15/16 socket
for front axle
- Hex sockets 5mm, 3/16, 5/32, 1/4 ; full set of English & Metric hex
- 5/8 sparkplug socket, 2 spare sparkplugs, gapping gauge
- 8inch adjustable, needle nose vise grip
- Various electrical ends, wire, electrical tape, cable ties, spare fuses,
spare exhaust stud locknuts
- 2 tie down straps
Tools sells a Buell specific toolkit.
Try a product called "DRI-SLIDE". It is a thin liquid with
graphite suspended in it. When the liquid dries, it leaves the graphite behind.
The bottle comes with a needle attachment that will allow you to insert it
between the cable and sheath - so far it seems to be a very good product. Will
definitely have longer lasting effect than WD40. Cost was $8. at the local
Kawasaki shop. Black plastic squeeze bottle (8oz. +/-), with a bright green
label. OR... HD sells a little tube of oil
with a needle type injection tip just for lubing cables. Works slick. Just
remove the cables at the bars (only) and stick the needle in between the cable
and the housing and inject some oil. Gravity will take it down.
OR... If you remove the cable from the bike
or at least expose both ends you can get a length of hose about a foot long
that has an I.D a little larger than your cables O.D. What you do is this......
Push hose a short way over the outer cable and TIGHTEN it with a Jubilee type
clip. At the opposite end of the hose attach an air line connector then fill
the hose with WD40. Attach air line at a pressure of around 50 psi and watch
the stuff come out of the opposite end of the cable. Repeat again with oil.
There is nothing works better, period, and you will not believe the difference
until you have tried it !
| Highly recommended.
A versatile shop tool that allows one person to remove
a motorcycle safely out of the crate for assembly. Allows operator to lift up
to three times their own weight to a max. of 900 lbs. No more struggling or
additional manpower for lifting.
The ONE Model of EazyRizer Lift is suitable for ALL Bikes, just
choose the inter-changeable mounting brackets to suit your type of bike or the
task in hand.
|Foam rubber weatherstripping with adhesive
backing. Use it everywhere "stuff rubs"...
Buells are WWII fighter aircraft, noisy, small,
light, often wrenched by the pilot, and loved by all that know them well.
Busa's, R1's and the like are like today's Jet fighter aircraft, loud, big,
heavy, high tech, high performance, wrenched by others, and loved by all that
know them well. All too often I see the compar-o between Buell and Brand X. And
often Buell comes in 2nd. But the compar-o is apples to oranges.
WWII Corsair vs F-16 is not a fair comparison. Buells, GTO's, Corsairs and USS
New Jersey's 16" guns are all in the same class, bad ass. Busa's,
Ferraris, F-16's and Aegis cruiser guided missles are also in the same class,
technological wonders. The imported bikes may be better than a Buell but I'd
rather have a Corsair than a F-16 any day.