Buell S3T?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by EmptiMind, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Been meaning to post some, need to figure out how to resize them! Hah
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  2. RBrider

    RBrider Been here awhile

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    PM answered.

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  3. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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  4. EmptiMind

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    One Sweet T ! You did good!
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    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Nice match of hair and bike color! How is knee clearance with the breadbox?

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  7. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    For me, my knees are fine. My girl there has some nice long legs, so she might knock it, but she never sits front, so we'll never know.

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  9. olthump

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    Hey ya'll.

    I'm a noob who's been lurking a bit. Thought I'd say hello here since I've owned two Buells.

    Empty, you're gonna love it! I used a laminar lip on my S3t and found it effective enough to raise my buffet zone about 2".

    For the sucky seat, I gotta give raves to the Alaskan sheepskin covers. $50 ticket to Buell bliss. Had one on my X-1m.

    You may already know, but you have the large saddlebag lids. There are also narrower more sightly outer lids. Usually on feeBay.

    Get a manual, and remember it's just a tractor at heart...

    But My oh My that roll on in 2, 3, and 4 is pure bliss. Be safe.

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    Nice looking bikes!
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  12. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Are those pads able to relieve numb butt without gel? Is there any increase in ride height? I'm afraid any extra height is too much for me.

    Update on the bike, fiberglassing the tank bags right now, actually using kevlar but about the same thing. Also fabricating a rear rack for it.

    Thinking about replacing the air intake, but unsure if I want to spend $300 on it when the breadbox works fine. Took a look inside there, and there's oil all over the intake, any suggestions?
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  13. olthump

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    I've had both breadbox and aftermarket intakes.
    Regardless of which you use, a puke can for the crankcase breather is just about a necessity. Check out Jeg's or one of the other hotrod outlets. You just open the little valve @ the bottom occasionaly and let the Splooge (technical term) drain out. You'll be amazed at how much munge is being fed back through the engine.

    I'll try to find a pic I can post of one I installed on both my Buells.

    American Sportbike is the place to go for trick bits. Bring $$$.

    The sheepskin cover is just that...a chunk of tanned sheepskin. No noticeable height increase. You'll love it.

    Hope this is some help.

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  14. olthump

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    He[​IMG] a pic of a Sporty I built for a guy...You can see the puke can on the left downtube.
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  15. EmptiMind

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    As far as new intake, I should be able to get away with a sportster intake, right? I think it looks nice on the side. Any difference between a carb and fuel injected intake? See things listed differently, but I don't know what'd be different.
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  16. olthump

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    Very different. Has to do with the breathers actually. FI and Carb arrangements are different.

    I finally couldnt stand the bb any longer, it is just too ugly and covers too much mo-sheen.

    I suggest you put a few miles on the bike before you change anything. Any swap involves doing the whole deal at once and it is a fair chunk of change. If the time comes, I'd be happy to tell you my experience. The one thing the bb does is miss your knee. I'm 6' and my round filter and my knee are always close.

    Check out these folks. Small Americam business selling quality bits, and expert advice.
    http://www.americansportbike.com/

    Hope I'm not overposting this pic, but it shows the ASB setup I used. Puke can on left downtube.

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  17. EmptiMind

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    So, I was planning on getting a Jaz Breather, or one of the ones from American Sports Bike anyway, I can just pick up an oval sportster intake and mount that on, right? I'm 5'8" so I'm not too worried about my knee knocking.
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  18. olthump

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    Empty, I have no idea about mounting a Sportster air can. Cant help ya there.

    I'll even expose a bit of my personal predjudice and ask...

    "Why would you put an ugly Harley part on a beautiful Buell?":puke1

    Jes' sayin'...

    Really, I would leave this alone until you get a factory manual. I've been at this a good while, and I sure needed mine.:wink:
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  19. Mr. Canoehead

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    +1 the breadbox is a great design, function over fashion, unlike the Harley stuff.



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  20. argentcorvid

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    I'm pretty sure a Forcewinder intake for a rigid mount-era Sporty will fit, if it's carbed.

    I'd ask these weirdos, since I know more about the newer Buells than I do about the Tubers.