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Old 3rd May 2019
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After filling oil and doing TPS reset i started it up again. Idles good. Revs good also. Stopped it and started it again and it still idles well and revs like it should. Did not have time to do a testrun, so decided to eventually do that next day. Also clutch is sticking, so need to fix that, again. But next day the bike won't start. Engine turns but no firing. The day before i started it a couple of times, but the next day after trying to start it seweral times the battery is out. Charged it up and tried later on, amd the bike starts, but it won't idle, nor rev properly. I'm starting to suspect the fuel pump for being bad. When turning ignition on the fuel pump should make a even buzzing sound. But it doesn't. On my XB12S i had earlier the sound was much more even and high pitched. If a healthy pump made a sound like this; ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨, my pump starts high pitched but starts to struggle, like ¨¨¨¨¨----___--__ I dont know if this explains what i mean, but i found a video on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUR9zLUdrtw , and my bike behaves wery similar to this one, and he wrote it was a bad fuel pump. So i'm ordering a new fuel pump hoping it will be better.
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New fuel pump installed.
Been out for a test ride, seems good.
Picking up number plates when they arrive at the DMV and then i can take it for a real ride.
Not much response here but posting it anyways, worst thing is finding a thread with your symptoms, but not a conclusion.
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New fuel pump installed.
Been out for a test ride, seems good.
Picking up number plates when they arrive at the DMV and then i can take it for a real ride.
Not much response here but posting it anyways, worst thing is finding a thread with your symptoms, but not a conclusion.
Just keep on posting. I enjoy reading it. Although response might be low, people (like myself) find it interesting and can learn from it. Like you stated yourself, it's nice to see how things ends. Hope you get some nice weather up north. Lykke til!
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Feskerlars, do you know if the fuel was drained before it was stored or a fuel stabiliser added? One possibility is that the petrol left
a residue in the fuel system as it dried out when it was standing. It seems more common with the ethanol added to fuel nowadays.
It may be worth trying a good quality PEA based fuel cleaner like BG44K.

Also check the earths are within specification. A common problem with stored bikes.
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Interesting that I’m not the only forum member with issues, LOL! Glad to see your progress, there’s hope for me yet. Let the bonding continue.
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If this helps at all...I once had a Suzuki GSGK touring bike that I let set, with the same tank of gas, for 2 years. I had put in the recommended amount of "Stabil" gasoline stabilizer. When I decided to start riding it again, I had to rebuild all four carbs and ended up having to drill out the Main jet on carb #3 because there was a green plastic like plug in it. That green plug turned out to be hardened "Stabil". I proceeded to clean the whole fuel system and ended up with a pin-hole in the gas tank, too.
Moral of my story... if it's going to set for a few years, drain the tank and carbs/fuel delivery system. Plus, I don't use "Stabil" anymore, even tho they changed their formula. Better to use "Seafoam" or 2-cycle oil.
(P.S. There's a lot of work cleaning a fuel system!)
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if it's going to set for a few years, drain the tank and carbs/fuel delivery system.
I agree. It'd be interesting to learn what Feskerlars did.
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OP - good job, way to stick with it!

Enjoy that ride!

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If this helps at all...I once had a Suzuki GSGK touring bike that I let set, with the same tank of gas, for 2 years. I had put in the recommended amount of "Stabil" gasoline stabilizer. When I decided to start riding it again, I had to rebuild all four carbs and ended up having to drill out the Main jet on carb #3 because there was a green plastic like plug in it. That green plug turned out to be hardened "Stabil". I proceeded to clean the whole fuel system and ended up with a pin-hole in the gas tank, too.
Moral of my story... if it's going to set for a few years, drain the tank and carbs/fuel delivery system. Plus, I don't use "Stabil" anymore, even tho they changed their formula. Better to use "Seafoam" or 2-cycle oil.
(P.S. There's a lot of work cleaning a fuel system!)
A couple of years ago a buddy of mine changed positions in his unit. Became a canine officer. It meant the dog had to stick with him 24/7. He had 4 bikes at the time (3 classics with carbs, one new EFI bike) and literally just stopped riding them for about 2 years (until the dog had to be transferred and he went back to his old position).

Anyway, he'd stored them all using SeaFoam. Every one of them started and ran fine (and still do).
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While we are waiting for Feskerlars, how about a gentleman's wager on how the fuel in the Buell was stored?

My guess is: fuel in system, no stabiliser.
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So, first of all, thanks for response!
I have no idea if fuel was drained or how it was stored, i bought the bike two years ago, and previous owner bought it five years before that. When i bought it i drained all fuel. Owner before that had the bike standing a couple of years before that. So many years since last ride on this one. But i have inspected intake with a probe cam, and took out fuel injectors, and it looks brand new.
After changing fuel pump the bike seems pretty normal. Some coughing when getting closer to 3.000 rpm, but from 3.500 rpm and up it smoothes out. Earlier i couldn't get the bike over 3.500 rpm. Went for a test drive to my brother in law, but the bike wouldn't start when i was going home! Ignition on, touched starter and it dies, all lights out, and no sign of life. Meassured battery and it shows 2 volts when ignition on. Startet to think maybe a short in starter, but batterycables was cold, so no short. Brand new battery, had it for two test rides, so i took it back to hardware store, turns out it's a internal short. Got new battery, that is supposed to withstand vibrtations better.
After that it's only been terrible weather, so need to testride it later.
Also, need new clutch cable, small leakage where it goes in to primary cover. Also small damage on cable.
My boss gave me some original parts the other day, air scoop and air cleaner box, now it has open air intake. Going to install these also, i think the Buell X1 looks better with these on. Missing some screws and minor parts to get it looking good.
Weather forecast not looking good either, but thats life north of the arctic circle.
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