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Default Reliability for XB12 1250cc upgrade ?

Hello,

I have a XB12R (2004)
But after 38 000 Kilometers with my bike:
Flywheel Assembly is down and cylinder are not right.


I like benefit of this problem to increase reliability and gain a little of power.


First, I search a new Flywheel Assembly more reliable than original, but I don't where I could find it.

Next, what is the best solution for repair my motorcycle:
- Take a 1250 NHRS Bolt-on KIT or rebore the origin ?


If someone as already effectuate these operations on Buell motorcycle or have more informations, that were great !

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As far as I've heard they are very reliable when assembled correctly......Talk to Dan at NRHS, he's happy to help and either sell you the parts or do the work to any stage you want. these 1250cc kits can be nice & easy 95 HP road burners OR evil 120HP sreaming monsters.......................
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Sorry but at this time there are no better flywheels available besides the stock ones from Buell. Lets hope they will keep making them for ahie so we can still fix them..

The 1250 kit is much more reliable than boring and honing your stock cylinders. Our cylinders are much much stronger because they have a very thick ductile iron sleeve in them. Stock cylinders have a very thin sleeve that distorts very easily especially when bored bigger.
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I knew Dan would have the correct answer for you. Go ahead and do it, you'll love the results..............
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OK, i go to speak directly to dan at NHRS this week.
Thanks for your responses

I will continue to inform you about that on this post.
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Hi everybody

I have the same story and i would like to know if the sportster crank is the same for a xb12s 2004 .
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I was under the impression that the buell's crank was lighter.
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No. The Buell crank is very different on the sprocket shaft.
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