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Old 01-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #16
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Is a 2008 xb12x with 14k miles with no luggage and racks for $6k worth it?

Or a 2006 xb12x with full luggage and corbin seat. 22k mies for $4500 a better deal?
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #17
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I have just about 50k on my '06 and I'd ride it wherever tomorrow (after I change the oil), it's as solid as I could ask it to be.

08+ does have several desirable improvements but I wouldn't pass on a 06 or 07 just because of the year, especially if the price was right.

As far as your experience vs. Erik's sense of humor, just take it easy until you muscle-memory those accidental wheelies out of your routine :)
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:47 AM   #18
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I would opt for the '08 if I were being forced to buy another one. I had an '06 for 3 years and had nothing but problems with it. It was a blast to ride when it was working but I needed more reliability. If I recall the '08 also doesn't require a trip to the dealer to reset the TPS every 3000 miles like the 06 did.(or you could buy the software to do it yourself$$)
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:40 PM   #19
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I got the 08 XT. Its a blast to ride. I put the 2010 rear wheel and new bearing on it, comfort kit and heat shield. Now I just ride the shit out of it and wear that stupid grin on my face all day.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #20
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I got the 08. The only issues ive had is a dead battery, it still had the factory original from 08. I love the bike. Super comfortable, plenty of power and lots of cool features. What went wrong on yours?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #21
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Why did pre 08 bikes require a tps reset?
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:37 AM   #22
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Why did pre 08 bikes require a tps reset?
The pre-08 bikes had a less-sophisticated ECM. They had a manually adjusted stop screw on the throttle body to set the idle speed. To set the TPS, you have to completely back off of this idle screw so that the butterfly is completely shut and the zero position of the TPS can be established and the TPS can be reset. You don't have to do this very often, but it's something of a PITA as you have to warm the engine completely, back off of the idle screw, connect a laptop with ECMspy or similar software to your bike, reset the TPS, then manually re-adjust the idle speed.

The 08-up bikes use an Idle Air Control (IAC) valve, which is automatically regulated by the ECM to maintain the idle speed. When you release the throttle, the butterfly completely closes; the IAV "bleeds" air past the butterfly to regulate the engine idle speed. This also means that every time you release the throttle, the butterfly is completely shut and the ECM can automatically reset the TPS.

Pretty cool, eh?
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:08 PM   #23
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I would go with the 06 with the seat and bags if it has upgrade like driver comfort set up. I had an 06 and after setting it up was a ball to ride. It is very quirky. You will learn more on a Uly than any other bike.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:30 PM   #24
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Thanks for explaining that, Im happy I went with an 08 as that tps reset seems like a hassle. I went on my first adv ride this Saturday. I definately need some dual sport tires once the current ones wear out. I found it hard to steer out of ruts. My confidence improved as the miles racked up. I was very comfortable and dropped the bike once when I was stationary. I blame ill fitting pants and not the buell.

On some other boards I read about the motor stumbling. What exactly does that mean?
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:03 AM   #25
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On some other boards I read about the motor stumbling. What exactly does that mean?
With the stock tune, it seems most of these bikes have a periodic stumble or hesitation in the 2500-3000 RPM range. You'll be putting along in second gear at steady throttle and ~30 MPH and feel the bike sort of lurch periodically. Apparently this is due to the lean fueling; it's not a big deal.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:48 PM   #26
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08' XT does NOT have the 47mm forks or increased sweep to 74*. Only X got that change. And other than height, All else is same on 08' X or XT.

CORRECT this was hashed out in the buell bliss thread.

Remember folks, there was 2 models. xt and x
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