Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Workshop Wednesday E13-14 #23

New breather for the BUELL X1, Thanks to Twin Air again. Slow riding makes the oil real hot on this Buell but normally I ride fast enough so I don't have that problem often. Oil check must be done with a real hot engine and level can go up a lot so checking with cold oil doesn't make any sense so you overfill real fast. This filter will breath enough and keeps the oil inside.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Workshop Wednesday E13-14 #22

Finished the saddle bag setup for the BUELL today. Made some brackets from some old piece of  the work bench and made it work on the bike. Had to drill two holes in the frame for each side and everything is detachable in a few minutes. Finally I have some space to put the oil and 1 liter of gas so I won't have the problem of last sunday on my way to the Flakekings Swapmeet: YES I RAN OUT OF GAS AGAIN! #102. Thanks to my wife I didn't have to walk home, love you and Happy Birthday today! Now its time to plan some trips and put some serious KM's on the Buell X1. Glad I didn't sell it after all.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Workshop Wednesday E13-14 #21

Last week should have been the last week for the BUELL X1 but the "Tirekicker" didn't show up and I'm sick of all the "I have to sell my bike first", "I have to ask my mother", I have to wait for my wages"etc type of guys so THE BUELL X1 WILL STAY! NOT FOR SALE ANYMORE! ONLY FOR EURO 10.125,00 CASH AND FOR DUTCH PEOPLE ONLY! NO EXCUSES, NO DISCOUNT!

Okay, hope that's clear.... Now I make it a "long distance" bike to do some trips in 2014. It will be hard to find time to do it but at least I will give it another try. I made a bracket for the saddle bags a while ago and now I had a genius idea to use the old pegholders to keep my saddlebags from moving. I think it will be the nicest way to keep the bags straight, 100% original Buell and I will make them removable for short trips.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Workshop Wednesday E13-14 #20

Today was a weird day, first ride of 2014 and maybe the last on the Buell X1. It seems that the bike will go to Germany soon. I thought that before with the SX125 but didn't happen so we will wait and see. The sun was out and the Buell is like new, rode 6000km in 10 years so I won't miss it very much.
The Oiltank project is taking longer than I thought, the paint is not coming off easy and the whole tank is covered with a thick layer of bondo so its even hard to get it off with the sandblaster. Paint will be stripped by the flame torch and later we sandblast it to bare metal before welding. The kick start spring will be polished today for a clean look. Good day but weird.