Buell XB12X Ulysses Page.

 

As of 2nd June, our XB12X now shows 72,024 miles. No issues during the 1,600 miles covered since being put back on the road, on 9th April 2022.   

 

 

  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering. Saturday 21st May 2022. Engine 80136 BR Standard 4 Tank, built in Brighton, entered service 11th May 1956.

Near Etton, East Yorkshire. Easter Sunday 17th April 2022.

North Stainley, Near Ripon. Good Friday 15th April 2022.

Project: 70,000 Mile XB12X Ulysses.

California MOT, Gomersal, West Yorkshire. Saturday 9th April 2022.

After a 34-month sabbatical our 70,415-mile 2008 XB12X Ulysses was put back on the road on Saturday 9th April 2022.

During its time off the road the following parts were replaced:
Front & rear tyres – Pirelli Angel ST
Steering head bearings – Buell E0002.02A8A
Front fork seals – Buell J8127.3AK
Front fork dust seals – Buell J8130.3AK
Rear wheel bearings – SKF 6006-2RS
Front brake pads – EBC FA345HH
Yuasa YTX14H-BS battery

Buell parts were supplied by Jersey HD. See below.

Our Ulysses was taken off the road 16th June 2019 because of a leaking fork seal. Work, life and a Guzzi V85TT delayed its return to the road but there was no way we would have got rid of this Buell. Owned from new in November 2007 it has reliably taken me on some of the best and most memorable motorcycling adventures.

Jersey HD have provided excellent service to the UK Buell Enthusiasts Group over many years and we can recommend them wholeheartedly.

Other Buell parts suppliers are available. Details below taken from: Buell Parts & Service Resource

Jersey HD – Online Parts.
Tel: 01524 855 601.
VAT-free Buell parts. This equates to a 16.7% discount.
Website: https://www.jerseyh-d.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerseyharleydavidson/ 

California MOT, Gomersal, West Yorkshire. Saturday 9th April 2022.

  • Update 13th March 2022: new Yuasa YTX14H-BS and electrical test.

  • Update 6th March 2022.

  • Update 20th February 2022.

  • Update 31st March 2021, rolling chassis completed.

Update 14th March 2021.

Front forks rebuilt and fitted. New rear tyre fitted and rear wheel bearings (SKF 6006-2RS) replaced.

Tyre and bearings fitted by P&K Motorcycles, Unit 7A Calder Wharf Works, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, WF13 3JW. Contact: Paul. Tel: 01924 450334. Email: pk.pkmotorcycles@gmail.com 

Bearings supplied by DSF Bearings & Power Transmissions, Blackburn: www.dsfbearings.co.uk

Tyre supplied by TyreTec Trading UK Ltd, Unit 5, Martinbridge Industrial Estate, Lincoln Road, Enfield, EN1 1SP. Tel: 0800 3 579757. Email: info@tyretectrading.co.uk Website: www.tyretectrading.co.uk 

  • Update 17th February 2021. Steering head bearings replaced. Buell part number E0002.02A8A. The sixth set in 70,000 miles.

Update 7th February 2021.

Front forks stripped, all parts inspected and found to be OK. New fork seals and dust seals to fit. 

P&K Motorcycles, Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire.

Update 26th January 2021.

Front wheel and forks removed. New fork seals to fit (right hand seal leaking) Front and rear tyres* to be replaced. Front brake pads to be replaced, EBC FA345HH. Steering head bearings to be replaced, Buell part number E0002.02A8A. 

* Pirelli Angel ST, front 120/70-17 and rear 180/55-17.

Tyre fitting by P&K Motorcycles, Unit 7A Calder Wharf Works, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, WF13 3JW. Contact: Paul. Tel: 01924 450334. Email: pk.pkmotorcycles@gmail.com 

P&K Motorcycles offer a wide range of products and general engineering services to motorcyclists including Buell owners.

Products & Services
Brakes & clutches, brake repairs, engine parts, engine rebuilds, engine reconditioning, exhaust systems, fuel injection engineers, motorcycle MOT testing, battery services, oil changes and tyre services.

* Tyres supplied by TyreTec Trading UK Ltd, Unit 5, Martinbridge Industrial Estate, Lincoln Road, Enfield, EN1 1SP. Tel: 0800 3 579757. Email: info@tyretectrading.co.uk Website: www.tyretectrading.co.uk 

Front Tyre Change @ P&K Motorcycles, 23rd January 2021.