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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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New EBR ECM installed now bike won't start Sgtbuell11-26-14  07:00 pm
2008 Uly rough running at low rpmMarioavelar12 11-25-14  08:28 pm
Thundering on one onlyLocs_53011-15-14  01:41 am
Rough running from 1000-3000 rpmGabby_duck11-14-14  04:39 pm
1125r engine stalling under accelerationSgtbuell11-12-14  06:17 pm
New Intake seals and TBody, new issuesGabby_duck11-09-14  08:44 am
Stumbling at 55 in 3rdPb25977311-04-14  10:51 am
Help!!! Intermittent Starting Issues.Tommygun198112 11-01-14  04:44 pm
2000 buell blast random backfireMoreejtyahoocom11 10-31-14  06:07 pm
Engine tempPredator199018gmailc10 10-31-14  10:31 am
Engine sputteringPredator199018gmailc10-30-14  01:46 pm
06 XB12X Engine light shutdownReepicheep22 10-24-14  03:11 pm
2009 Ulysses clutch problemPawdaddy12 10-18-14  07:36 pm
Is a HD V-Twin Specific 70W140 Primary Oil to thick....Rickpxb12scgr10-13-14  10:20 pm
Clicking when starting the bikeBuellistic31 10-11-14  11:22 am
2007 XB12R TroublePoweredbystan10-07-14  03:04 pm
Total shutdownGabby_duck12 10-06-14  04:53 pm
Need Confirmation of Part IDBuellistic10-01-14  01:13 pm
Need buell mechanicPawdaddy09-28-14  07:22 pm
99 Cyclone coughing/dying + other problemsAkbuell16 09-26-14  10:57 am
2004 xb12s bad sound.Chrisrennison2125 09-25-14  08:08 pm
08 xb12xt various strange issues and celsGabby_duck09-24-14  07:31 pm
Primary is burning witchesAl_lighton09-18-14  05:55 pm
Strange fluid in crankcase breather drain hose?Kilroy09-14-14  01:51 pm
Bucks wildly then cuts off please help Buell familyBuellistic09-14-14  09:57 am
2010 Buell Blast running rough when coldGabby_duck09-10-14  03:28 pm
2009 Blast. 1k miles Won't startBuell_bert09-05-14  05:14 pm
New (and bad) vibesReepicheep09-04-14  10:57 pm
2009 Ulysses clutch problemDaddio09-03-14  06:28 pm
Starts, idles, won't goBritchri1009-03-14  12:13 pm
2009 Uly throwing codesGabby_duck09-02-14  07:45 pm
97 S3 Sputters during roll onGabby_duck09-01-14  09:07 pm
Stumble or missed on AccelGabby_duck10 08-28-14  08:59 pm
Drooping AFV to 66%Rickpxb12scgr15 08-28-14  05:39 pm
Got a head scratcher. Dave19 08-24-14  08:25 pm
2008 buell firebolt xb12r issuesGabby_duck08-19-14  10:41 pm
2006 XB12SS Lightning Long ProblemsDoberdann101919 08-19-14  09:21 am
2009 XB12Ss RPMs droppingDoberdann101944 08-11-14  08:01 am
2007 lightning XB12S won't startNaas14 08-11-14  03:24 am
Correct Fuel Injectors???Readyxb08-09-14  01:25 am
96 S2T Zero VoltageTloewen8608-08-14  05:35 pm
Spark Plugs aren't sparkingLovejulian38 08-04-14  05:35 pm
Engine warning light flasiningLets_go_riding11 08-01-14  08:13 pm
2001 Buell Blast cold start problems.Wild907-29-14  10:42 am
Houston Texas Buellers.. ecm helpSagehawk07-27-14  10:03 pm
What's this thing I found in my cooling fan?Buellmeister5717 07-19-14  06:26 pm
Sudden Electrical IssuesDerekbaker1707-19-14  02:07 pm
03 XB9S Engine Sound - Is This OK?Gabby_duck07-10-14  05:01 pm
Starter Solenoid ChallengesReepicheep26 07-10-14  12:30 pm
Engine died while riding-now won't startSparkplug9007-10-14  11:30 am
Real head scratcher Sparkplug9007-09-14  09:38 pm
Buell Blast trouble going past 35-40 mphArmoredlamb07-07-14  11:38 am
Buell xb12r loses power top end of forth and fifth gearReadyxb07-06-14  04:52 pm
Spark plugsReadyxb07-05-14  11:20 pm
2009 xb12ss battery smokingAndersonhdj07-03-14  06:57 pm
'06 XB12X TPSThemotoworld07-03-14  03:19 pm
Error 36.. butGabby_duck12 06-30-14  06:12 pm
Charging issueAkbuell06-30-14  02:36 pm
07 xb12s Backfire misses dies Intermittently 2700-3000RPMApeofthoth06-29-14  09:22 pm
Neutral light offTurbooster06-27-14  11:11 pm
Fan Issue 07 XB12STTMmcn4906-24-14  12:20 pm
2006 Ulysses - engine runs rough at lower RPM'sGabby_duck06-23-14  06:17 pm
2009 ulysses starting issuesGabby_duck06-21-14  09:51 pm
Bouncing tach on my m2Ttvraines06-18-14  09:46 pm
My new to me 1998 S3 Thunderbolt Coughs!Harleyelf16 06-17-14  03:20 pm
Blast poor gas mileage reserve lasted only 5 milesBuelliak06-16-14  12:59 pm
XB12 No Start & Weird Dash Light Issue. Experts please help!Gabby_duck06-16-14  09:16 am
At my wits endGabby_duck12 06-15-14  03:25 am
Multiple Electrical IssuesGabby_duck06-15-14  03:18 am
Only firing on one cylinderGabby_duck06-15-14  03:05 am
2003 XB9 MissingGabby_duck06-15-14  02:39 am
Follow up advice for torn/cracked intake boot.Andersonhdj06-14-14  03:13 am
X1 engine smoking-need helpGabby_duck06-11-14  06:50 pm
Blast Front Brake Locked UpJohnglover18 06-10-14  08:25 pm
Charging System putting out 18 voltsReepicheep23 06-10-14  10:04 am
XB9R NoiseKenny_gilgore06-03-14  05:09 pm
XB12Ss Lightning Long running rough for too long - helpp pleaseScarpent106-02-14  08:12 pm
Buell Blast Stalls Under LoadJamesziel06-01-14  04:29 pm
Trouble idling 2002 x1Mighty_mouse05-28-14  01:31 am
Re-jetting necessary?Kenny_gilgore05-23-14  09:12 pm
Buell blast idling rough/quits when you give it gasNbrown1305-18-14  04:08 pm
Fuel gas cap vent valve tubeBeenblasted05-04-14  09:04 pm
Random engine killIshai04-23-14  06:24 pm
XB12R -04 running rough and stalls at idleReepicheep04-22-14  07:46 am
XB12X Oil Fill Cap Gone - Corrective ActionsMcintodo04-16-14  03:46 pm
Ulysses with race exhaust, stock ecm mapping???Froggy04-15-14  10:19 pm
Press starter button, nothing happensFroggy04-11-14  02:54 pm
Intermittent CEL when ridingTcazes04-10-14  01:00 am
Bike starts then shuts offBlake04-09-14  07:46 pm
XB9S 2003 Slight Knock and Rough Idle ProblemAndersonhdj04-03-14  05:20 pm
New ECm Spy and/or Tunerpro helpRickpxb12scgr04-02-14  07:54 pm
Original ECMSpy Manual WantedFiremanjim04-01-14  04:53 pm
2002 X1 Lightning Pro Series MufflerBluzm203-29-14  12:05 pm
Is this how it should be?Two_seasons03-24-14  07:48 pm
2008 or younger XB12 EBR RACING ECM QuestionsRickpxb12scgr03-22-14  09:49 pm
2008 UlyReepicheep03-22-14  09:48 am
2004 XB12S not starting.. Codes 23 and 32Alfau03-16-14  05:25 am
Pillion lockRailav03-15-14  02:29 pm
Speed sensor for newb. Froggy03-06-14  08:06 pm
2009 ulysses wont start....Reepicheep03-04-14  08:01 am
Flashers lighting up solid??Johnglover02-27-14  09:25 pm
BUELL S3 STARTER/SOLENOIDTef4602-26-14  08:48 am
Amputee Wanting To RideJb202-23-14  12:04 pm
02 blast sputtering dying while ridingCactusjack57802-22-14  09:57 pm
01 blast won't startEzblast02-22-14  06:16 pm
Battery voltage datalogged reading very high, blowing lampsMesozoic02-16-14  08:58 pm
1125R- XB12 ECM OEM REFLASH?Mesozoic02-16-14  08:54 pm
Store bike for 1 year or sell?Rickpxb12scgr01-27-14  11:37 pm
Blast won't start/idleBritchri1012 01-20-14  08:28 pm
MMO for carb storage?Bluzm210 01-19-14  11:32 am
ETC 44Rickpxb12scgr01-18-14  09:34 pm
XB9SX 08 lightingNateba01-15-14  09:23 pm
04 XB12S ecmspy helpTswen13 01-15-14  05:39 pm
TPS Sensor Malfunctioning SymptomsRickpxb12scgr01-14-14  07:17 pm
Ecm spy Pagprivat01-06-14  05:03 pm
Los Angeles area repair shopFaceman01-04-14  04:37 pm
Changing out Ejector/s on 08 XB12Rickpxb12scgr12-24-13  03:20 pm
Race kit ECM & ExhaustRingo12-20-13  03:51 pm
Video how to check your intake seals for leaksBluzm212-20-13  12:54 pm
Idling issueEzblast12-04-13  12:25 am
99 M2 Cyclone TappingRatnamedlupe12-02-13  02:04 pm
Xb12xt hard starting after starter & battery replacement Andersonhdj12-02-13  12:34 pm
S3 FI Fuel Pump DiagramSporty_e11-13-13  07:15 pm
Bike randomly cuts off while ridingHarleyelf11-02-13  02:12 pm
Multiple IssuesAkbuell10-30-13  02:21 pm
2003 XB9S Multiple ProblemsAndersonhdj90 10-27-13  12:58 pm
Gas tank O-ringPaigeken200010-24-13  12:48 pm
Abnormal Idle IssueAkbuell10-17-13  11:21 am
Fuel Pump & LightsJaybirdxb12x10-08-13  09:14 pm
Blowing headlightsMoarant10-04-13  06:03 pm
99' T-Bolt Transmission breather hose oil dischargeBremobiker10-03-13  12:25 pm
Track day stumbleDoz10-02-13  03:57 pm
Inner Race Bearing PressApeofthoth10-01-13  05:52 pm
Charging System Diagnosis ~ help!Sirvincentblack10-01-13  01:19 pm
07 XB12X TPS Reset QuestionFroggy09-30-13  09:32 am
Need advice, Oil On Rear TireAntman92lx09-26-13  08:29 am
09 m2 stalls when clutch released/load appliedImadog09-19-13  06:42 am
X-1 Fuel Pump (Red Light on Tach) not coming on.Jdcolcol09-18-13  04:28 pm
Ruined forever?Imadog09-13-13  06:35 am
HELP PLEASEWcrain8809-09-13  06:46 pm
Wierd issue with my 05 blastAndersonhdj09-09-13  05:02 pm
New to this 2006 xb12x has a few issuesWcrain8809-09-13  10:13 am
1998 S2T suddenly won't startThanatos080109-08-13  04:49 pm
New to the forum - 2004 XB12RReepicheep09-04-13  08:05 am
2002 x1 loses power/stallsReepicheep25 09-03-13  10:48 am
What the heck is that sound?Evahgo09-03-13  12:50 am
S1 woes ...Negative19 08-29-13  07:52 am
08 Uly dies on maiden trip home. HELP! Reepicheep08-28-13  10:01 pm
2001 buell blast oil leakRyanonabuellbuell20008-25-13  10:56 am
2010 ULYSSES RUNNING PROBLEMApeofthoth08-22-13  09:09 am
1125 CR Fuel Pressure IssuesXbcityx08-20-13  11:10 am
    
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