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Old 09-05-2011, 04:37 PM   #31
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Great report! I just bought bike just like yours, picking it up Saturday, can't wait!
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #32
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09 xt

Just found this, nice road report. I own the same bike, an '09 XT. It now has 18,000 km on the oe belt, no problems yet. But it did blow a fuel pump fuse in the heat near Merritt a few weeks ago. Carry spare mini 10 amp fuses just in case. If you pass through Vancouver Island, send me a pm or email.
BTW, I was down your way on the Columbia Gorge for Sportbike Northwest last month, a great event.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #33
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I've already had 2 fuel pumps replaced. I am well aware of the spare minifuses. That right there is one huge gripe about these bikes. Stupid fuel pumps... also replaced pistons, cylinders, oil pump, iat, o2 I think... and more. Still love the bike though!
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:19 PM   #34
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I've already had 2 fuel pumps replaced. I am well aware of the spare minifuses. That right there is one huge gripe about these bikes. Stupid fuel pumps... also replaced pistons, cylinders, oil pump, iat, o2 I think... and more. Still love the bike though!
Holy...... Man I woulda kicked that to the curb a long time ago....

Not to harsh your buzz but there are far more reliable rides out there my friend....
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:18 PM   #35
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Yeah, when I list them all off like that it sounds messed up. They were all replaced to fix a starting issue that seems to be gone after the 2nd fuel pump. Also all done under warranty by the dealer. Just remembered they replaced the dash too .

That being said, there are definitely more reliable rides available. I agree. But that damn grinfactor (got one just thinking about it) plus first bike love make it damn hard to quit.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:10 PM   #36
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Holy Crap! I have not heard of that many problems yet. That particular bike must have been a factory lemon although it is red... good thing it was under warranty. Which dealer do you use?

Being a mechanic, I do all the maintenance and repairs. In three years and 19K the only problem I've had with my '09 XT is one blown fuel pump fuse in extreme heat with low fuel. I hope it stays that reliable, I expect it will. (knock on wood!)
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:52 AM   #37
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I'm going to guess that it was the pump all along and the dealer was just throwing random parts at it 'cause they suck at diagnostics
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #38
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Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Yea, they had to jump through the hoops of HD tech services more or less. Throwing parts at it is exactly what it was.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #39
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Don't know if you still have the bike, but this little mod works wonders.
Used a rat tail file to mod my '09 and it works great.


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Perhaps wallow out the idler pully hole to give ever so slightly more slack to the belt?
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