zaterdag 17 januari 2015


Buell X1 Lightning 2001
Midnight Black
1203 cc V Twin Engine
Thunderstorm Cylinder Heads

Forcewinder intake K&N Air filter
Buell Racing ECM
Rino Racing Exhaust

Race Footrests Rearset CNC Alloy
Gray Aluminium LSL Handlebar
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
Carbon Fiber Tank Panels
Black Head Bolt Cover Kit
Kellermann Turn Signals
LSL Clutch & Brake handles
Biltwell Renegade Hand Grips
Pegasus Alloy Rear Isolator Plugs
Wheels Star Dust Silver

By late 1998, Erik Buell's lively and IK distinctive sports bikes had come a long way since the Wisconsin-based engineer and former racer's first model, more then 10 years earlier.
With there distinctive styling, upright riding position, tuned Harley V-Twin motors and agile Chassis, Buells had provided plenty of speed and handling along with more fun than just about anything els on two wheels.

But Buells had suffered some problems too.
Models such as the S1 Lightning had been rather eccentric, with there big, ugly air filter, trunk-like exhaust, uncomfortably tiny seat, soft Harley footrest and tendency to overheat their rear cylinder.
That was until late 1998, when Buell introduced the X1 Lightning.
The X1 Lightning proved that founder Erik Buell and his colleagues at Harley-Davidson, which by this time owned most of the company, listened to criticism.
It combined typical Buell agression with fresh styling, a smaller air filter, a belly pan to cover the silencer, a larger seat, normal footrests and better cooling to engine parts including the rear cylinder.
It had also a stiffer frame, new aluminium rear subframe and swingarm plus upgraded Showa suspension at front and rear.

Like other Buells the X1 was powered by an air-cooled, 45-degree push rod V-twin that was intended for Harley's 1200 Sportster.
Here it was hotted-up with Buell's "Thunderstorm" cylinder heads, incorporating bigger valves, reworked ports and reshaped combustion chambers.
A new fuel-injection system helped give a best peak output of 100 PK at 6200 RPM.
This was a pretty remarkable achievement given that a standard Sporster produced less than 60 Pk.
That meant that the Buell X1 was good for a genuine 225 Km/h and the cleverly rubber-mounted engine felt amazingly smooth too.
There was a generous amount of mid-range torque.

Sharpened geometry

The chassis was also impressive.
Steering was light enough to allow rapid direction changes, due to the X1's sharpened geonometry.

Rino Racing Exhaust

Continental Road Attack

Forcewinder intake K&N Air filter

Update 11.11.2017
New Oil Pump Drive Gear:

New Fuel Injector seals P0028.02A8 and P0029.02A8
New Manifold seals James Gasket - JGI-26995-97-X - Intake Manifold to Head Seal, Blue

New Fuel Filter

Muller Power Clutch

Oil change with Scavenger TOTAL Oil Change System

Replaced the CNC Alloy Rear Set for the 2001 Original Set

At 9332 KM I Installed new pulleys.
Rear 61 Tooth and Front 27 Tooth
Because of the new ratio the speedometer reading is not correct anymore.
I installed a new (Canadian) speedometer, the also have the American ratio and use a speedo with a Kilometre reading.

Front pulley 27 T  (40285-91B)  – Rear pulley 61 T (G0400.8A)

Front pulley 29 T (40205-95)  – Rear Pulley 55 T (G0410.55)
Y0522.KKMA SPEEDOMETER, KPH (black bezel) (AUS, EUR)

2001 Total produced X1 Lightning 2458 
This is bike No. 1265 
Also see complete History of Buell Motorcycles Klik

Buell European Marketing Video for the Buell X1 Lightning