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I've started to do some little things to "bond" with my new Buelly(they aren't the easiest things to get along with:D)

So when I first bought the thing I was shocked at how quiet it was, really all you could hear is a little puff from the pipe...WTF!! This thing is a 1200! It says 1203 Thunderstorm on the crank case! It was embarrassing!!.....so I went to work researching various buell stock exhaust mods most of which were just to gut the can and weld it back together, there was a couple involving some baffles, and then the one I settled on that easily maintains decent back pressure yet allows for a nice low rumble at highway speed and sounds off pretty good when I get after it

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^^ after removing the can I cut it into 3 pieces
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Then I removed all of the inner pipes from the mid section and welded in a cross tube connecting the regular inlet with the front baffle chamber, in a sense this is the way it was before but with a much shorter and faster route
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I then gutted the pipe out of the rear chamber/tip area, this WAS the first baffle chamber the exhaust that the exhaust dumped into, then it would have entered another pipe and returned to the front chamber then through the middle chamber to exit, it was insane!
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^^Here's an inside view of a stock XB can, ya can totally see why it was so quiet, the mod I did seems to be working great, sounds great and still uses the exhaust valve....

...My next move was to delete the big ass Mickey Mouse mirrors, they were hideous and I couldn't see a damn thing in them anyway, the vibration from the big V-twin rendered the stock mirrors useless(everything was just one big blurr), the new bar end mirrors work out great! Much better to look at and in
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Bar end^^

Next up was the bars, not that the stockers were all that bad they just didn't "feel" right, they were too low and to me they had an odd bend, I was having problems controlling my buelly in the corners especially being my usual routes aren't the best of roads...so I got to looking at a set of bars I pull off of a small quad that had been thrashed, the bars needed paint but they were straight and had a good rise and more of a motocross bend to them, after some quick measureing I decided to go for it!
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Stock bars^^
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New bars^^

I'm am really happy with how they turned out, both in how they look, feel and perform, they have a MUCH more familiar feel to them, the black taller bars go with the bikes color and attitude better(the old bars were the ONLY piece of chrome on the entire machine) and maybe it's just me but they really seem to offer much better control in cornering and in the use of the levers and switches....

Sorry for being so long winded but this will be an ongoing process and I had some catching up to do, there will be more to come but for now I'm really starting to become one with me new buelly:D


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Try lookin into ATV and motocross bars, ATV bars can be had for cheap, do you have 7/8" bars? Also look into the 7/8 to fatty bar adapters, that would open up a whole new world of bars for ya


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So I just got my ecm spy cable and maps, haven't had time to play with it so I don't know if it's the entire program or just the maps, but I'll keep posted on what I find, I'm pretty sure she needs a tps reset pretty bad so I'll start with that...


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I'll be sure to post up when I get a chance to mess with it...

...I was reading on another forum about a guy that bought the same thing I did but he wasn't real clear on wether the disc had the entire program or just the maps and drivers, but I'll check it and let ya know:)


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Here we go boys! Just rolled into my favorite pub N grub just to find its been pissed on by a bunch O chromed out piles.....Grrrr


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Ok after getting the ECMspy set up and doing a TPS reset which seems to have helped out with starting and the idle I finally got to ride a bit...

...the throttle is in a better position now so I don't have to twist it so far to get a good response and it really seems pick faster and pull harder while getting there, when I reset it I set to a 5.5 on the position once it reach operating temp...but I think I might go back to the 5.2(where it was) at operating temp and see how that works

I'm still playing around with the program itself and haven't tried loading any maps yet, I need a K&N filter and another exhaust chop before I load the race map, but ECMspy itself is pretty cool, I can watch the temp, Tps position, air fuel valve, atmospheric sensor and run diagnostic tests, reset error codes...it's well worth the $42


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Yeehaa! Just got my new jacket and the right side scoop is on it's way!


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So are you doing the hyper charging? How much HP does it bump you up?
 

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New bars and grips! ImageUploadedByMotorcycle1377300459.508005.jpg

No hyper chargerer, cuz there almost no hp gain


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The bars vibrate a shit ton more than the Gix, especially on the low end...I can feel every time the cylinders fire

But above 3000rpm it smoothes out alot...I don't mind the vibration at all it's just the nature of the beast...

When it's idling in my shop and I'm standing next to it, I can hit the throttle and it will start walkin across the floor!!...it's fookin awesome!!:D


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