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Buell Troubleshooting & Problem Diagnosis



If your Buell Motorcycle is experiencing problems and you could use some friendly advice to help diagnose/troubleshoot the issue, please first review the extensive listings of issues already documented below; if none match your particular Buell troubleshooting issue, then please initiate a new thread here and post a thorough description of your particular Buell Motorcycle problem. Please include the model and year of your Buell motorcycle in your thread's title along with a concise description of the problem. We'll do all we can to provide accurate Buell technical advice to help get you back riding and grinning asap. Chances are that someone here has already experienced and resolved the same problem that you are experiencing and you'll soon have the issue whipped. : )

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2001 M2 Cyclone issuesM2who07-20-16  11:08 pm
Buell blast primary chain noiseMadman770707-13-16  06:20 pm
Front spark plug fouledGabby_duck07-07-16  10:09 pm
Fuell injectors Gabby_duck07-05-16  07:56 am
O2 trouble light Gabby_duck15 07-04-16  02:57 pm
1998 Thunderbolt - Lights work but nothing elseGazz06-27-16  03:14 pm
Anyone ever use seafoam on there xb???Buell_bert06-20-16  11:36 pm
2009 XB12R Firebolt won't turn over.Akbuell24 06-20-16  07:23 pm
2003 XB9R Front brake pad replacement and Bleeding on both front an...Reepicheep06-18-16  09:15 pm
09 XB12SCG Rough Idle/Stalling/backfiring when up to tempGabby_duck06-10-16  09:18 pm
EBR Race ECM??Rwelshman06-10-16  09:00 pm
04 xb12r will not startAkbuell15 06-09-16  10:58 am
XB9SX 2009 running issuesHogs06-07-16  05:56 pm
IAC code 34Buellmeister5733 06-06-16  09:19 pm
After market O2 sensor updateGabby_duck06-06-16  12:18 pm
03 xb9r donorFroggy05-27-16  07:22 pm
2003 xb9r V-Twin lightVoodazel05-27-16  06:13 am
Xb9r oil lightVoodazel05-26-16  10:07 pm
Front sprocket strippedSportyeric05-25-16  11:42 am
No fire front cylinder. XB12sAkbuell05-24-16  09:51 am
2002 Buell blast- running issuesKingtink05-23-16  03:02 pm
Sprag clutch problems - starter runs without engagingAlbrecht04-29-16  12:41 pm
2006 XB12X Speedometer Tachomter sudden failureJohndd04-25-16  10:49 pm
2003 XB9s Chain Conversion (Tensioner Issue)Cbspence03-21-16  07:32 pm
Float spacing for 2001 cycloneChaseroe03-21-16  05:23 pm
Wont spark ddfi not loadingGabby_duck03-19-16  01:54 am
XB9 Engine KnockingAndersonhdj03-09-16  02:27 pm
06 xb12 cutting out at 4000 rpmGabby_duck03-08-16  10:54 pm
Where can I get Carbon Black Paint in spray can?Opie03-05-16  01:14 pm
97 S3 wont start, basic carb questionsOcbueller02-29-16  07:25 pm
04 XB12R speedometer problemFroggy02-29-16  01:21 pm
Xb9r battery problemBrother_in_buells02-27-16  04:15 am
Drum pin lengthEzblast02-06-16  02:50 pm
2008 Uly rough running at low rpmMarioavelar24 01-25-16  01:27 pm
98 M2 won't run over 2000 rpm 34nineteen01-05-16  07:16 pm
While riding engine lost power and then diedFiremanjim01-05-16  04:38 pm
XB9R finally running - but it unwinds very, very slowly...Brother_in_buells12-30-15  11:41 am
Trying to bring an XB9R back to life... having trouble...Zektiv12-28-15  10:13 pm
ARRG oil blow by everywhere!!!Need2ride12-03-15  05:46 pm
2003 Xb9r starting trouble!Daddio11-25-15  12:23 pm
Ises bellow 2500 rpm in all gearsBillybob11-13-15  02:36 pm
IAC And TPS Reset 08-10 Gabby_duck11-13-15  06:02 am
Help needed! Xb12r sputtering/stalling problem Gabby_duck11-10-15  07:03 pm
Buell 1125cr 09 Runs fine at higher RPMS, but dies when throttle le...Gabby_duck11-10-15  06:44 pm
99 S3 running roughNewmans352 11-05-15  08:42 pm
2009 XB12X Staggers during prolonged idle, BackfiresReepicheep11-05-15  04:55 pm
Idle issuesDave10 10-25-15  08:39 am
2002 buell blast keeps breaking downBrother_in_buells10-24-15  04:52 pm
Engine stops in hot weather traffic jam driving, fuel pumpJohan_wo10-21-15  04:31 pm
09 xb12r not startingBrother_in_buells10-17-15  06:43 pm
ECM HELP? 09xb12ss198rock10-05-15  05:48 pm
2009 Ulysses clutch problemPawdaddy14 10-05-15  01:39 pm
1125R battery drainAkbuell10-01-15  12:08 pm
Piston Position LightTurbooster09-30-15  12:44 am
S3 trouble loading race mapsMighty_mouse09-29-15  01:16 pm
Lightning wont startBuell_bert09-25-15  06:07 am
2002 S3T Shifting TroublesFroggy10 09-23-15  11:05 am
XB12X - Sporadic starting issuesAkbuell09-10-15  05:19 pm
02 cyclone cutting out on hard accelerationShoey09-10-15  05:16 pm
99 s3 front cylinderHarleyelf09-09-15  12:49 pm
Cyclone ignition cutting out on accelerationBluzm209-08-15  10:32 pm
Can't set timingBuellistic09-07-15  05:22 pm
04 XB12R - Starts and idles fine, backfires and sputters in higher ...Randreason09-06-15  04:24 pm
2007 xb12r no power to wheelJbragg091608-24-15  08:18 pm
Trouble starting BlastAkbuell08-23-15  08:24 am
Horn trouble for new ownerDaddio08-22-15  09:41 am
Base gaskets...Reepicheep08-21-15  02:50 pm
2004 XB12R Starting Issues...Reepicheep08-21-15  07:56 am
99 S3 shutting off randomlyOcbueller29 08-14-15  08:55 pm
09 xb9sx drive train trouble.Buellistic08-13-15  06:25 pm
Replacement Pingel Fuel Petcock for 03 Blast?Brother_in_buells08-09-15  06:16 pm
07' bolt xb9r wont start!N8j08-06-15  01:17 pm
Fork cap torque-1998 S1 w/40 mm WP upside down forkMcengnrng707507-28-15  10:11 am
XB9s Sputtering At High RPM/SpeedReepicheep07-25-15  09:40 am
2008 Blast oil leakEzblast07-21-15  12:44 am
2003 xb9s hard to start after replacing plug wiresGabby_duck10 07-20-15  03:12 am
Help with CELReadyxb07-15-15  05:57 pm
Oil leaking from motor mount?Akbuell07-12-15  06:20 pm
Developed an oil leakRedbuell120312 07-12-15  03:28 pm
2003 Buell XB9r starting issuesDaddio07-12-15  10:26 am
Mikuni 42 MM carb swapBluzm207-09-15  11:34 pm
Cyclone engine cuts out and then fineTruckedup07-04-15  02:55 pm
Engine Cutting Out at 4,500rpm - EverytimeMcengnrng707518 07-02-15  10:22 pm
Does anyone have a copy of ECMSPY they could share?Gabby_duck06-27-15  05:57 pm
High idle questionsAkbuell06-25-15  04:55 pm
Codes 13 21 36Gabby_duck21 06-22-15  03:38 pm
Help a boltBuellheartach06-16-15  06:45 pm
2009 buell blast starting problemsBuell_blastin06-14-15  05:35 pm
97 very stiff rideAkbuell06-13-15  02:00 pm
1125r electrical catastrophyGabby_duck06-13-15  12:11 am
2004 XB12S starts but won't stay running. Gabby_duck22 06-11-15  11:45 pm
Backpressure causing the filler cap to blowDaninr812 06-07-15  12:54 am
HELP!!! Oil Light coming on at idleMadeinusa06-01-15  12:41 pm
2005 Buel XB12S electrical problemArtur06-01-15  12:32 pm
2002 buell blast still having issuesImadog05-26-15  02:42 pm
Oil pressure relief valveBuellistic05-20-15  10:56 am
03 XB9Rno fire no fuel no check engine lightGabby_duck05-14-15  02:44 pm
Chirping/squeaking XB, NOT the primary chain!Longshot05-05-15  09:08 pm
Blast backfiringRick_o04-29-15  03:57 pm
Stupid mistake leads to stupid Q on pulling heads.Harleyelf04-19-15  05:22 pm
1125R Will not StartGabby_duck14 04-17-15  10:20 am
What's this thing I found in my cooling fan?Gabby_duck19 04-13-15  09:08 pm
HELP!!!!! 05 xb9 wont idle/run after race exam install!!!Xb120304-05-15  11:27 am
06 Ulysses keeps blowng headlight fuseImadog04-02-15  11:09 am
Possible solutions for a cold start xb9rImadog03-24-15  05:38 am
2004 XB12s Won't IdleImadog03-24-15  05:34 am
06 XB12X Speedometer InaccuracyLonghorn03-20-15  02:36 pm
Error Code 16 Low Battery Voltage just started Rickpxb12scgr32 02-16-15  09:37 am
Maybe, just maybe4sons567802-07-15  08:18 pm
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