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    Quote Originally Posted by herwawan View Post
    Hi everyone!

    After a couple of missed opportunities, seems like it's finally time for me to get my hands on a SX. I've been riding a Buell XB12 for a bit which got me addicted to Erik Buell's vision of what a motorcycle should be! I'm scheduled to get it this week, so I figured might as well run some info on this forum about the details about it so you guy can give me good feedback.

    The big thing about it is that it was in a slow speed low side so the cosmetic isn't in great (some plastics are scratched and some broken). The mechanic sounds good though. The bike was warm when I went to see it, fired right up, cooling fans started one after another and the engine revved normally with no weird sound. The visual inspection was also okay with the following main information:

    - 2014 model
    - 7,500 miles

    - I noticed some cracks on the exhaust, seems to be corrosion induced. It has the muffler delete kit and corresponding ecm / Don't really know what to do but replace that part


    I don't know if I'm ready for 80% more power than my XB, but I know I'm looking forward to being part of the EBR family!

    Max.
    Yeah, that's an easy fix if you know the right guy.

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    I picked the bike up yesterday, what a thing. I find it very easy to ride, it's fascinating. And yeah, it pulls hard, VERY hard. I thought my eyes were about to pop out of my skull for a second, but I kept WOT because it was bananas!

    @d_adams you're the right guy! And good to know for the Dash and the mileage, thanks!

    I believe it already has you work on it:

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    The guy couldn't tell me what exactly this exhaust remover was as it was the original owner who put it on with a matching ECM. I'm sure you'll be able to tell!

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    Look at the ECM it should say secondary delete on it form IDS that would be the correct one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herwawan View Post
    I picked the bike up yesterday, what a thing. I find it very easy to ride, it's fascinating. And yeah, it pulls hard, VERY hard. I thought my eyes were about to pop out of my skull for a second, but I kept WOT because it was bananas!

    @d_adams you're the right guy! And good to know for the Dash and the mileage, thanks!

    I believe it already has you work on it:

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    The guy couldn't tell me what exactly this exhaust remover was as it was the original owner who put it on with a matching ECM. I'm sure you'll be able to tell!
    Look under the seat, as mentioned, it should have an IDS sticker on the ecm. Can't miss it if it's there.

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    I just brought the bike home tonight! Feels good, very good. Can't wait to bring it to the open roads, in the city I feel like it's a bit clumsy sometimes. Like, it feels like turning left is easier than right haha

    Another funny thing I noticed - I don't have the "whining" noise coming from the chain. We visually checked the tension with Cooter and it looks fine. Not a big deal, but I definitely noticed it isn't here (Did I watch too many EBR videos on YouTube over the year? Probably!)

    Regarding the conversation up above, I haven't checked the ECM under the seat yet - will do later on!

    Man, I'm in love!
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    It is indeed an IDS one - so I guess it's matching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by herwawan View Post
    I just brought the bike home tonight! Feels good, very good. Can't wait to bring it to the open roads, in the city I feel like it's a bit clumsy sometimes. Like, it feels like turning left is easier than right haha

    Another funny thing I noticed - I don't have the "whining" noise coming from the chain. We visually checked the tension with Cooter and it looks fine. Not a big deal, but I definitely noticed it isn't here (Did I watch too many EBR videos on YouTube over the year? Probably!)

    Regarding the conversation up above, I haven't checked the ECM under the seat yet - will do later on!

    Man, I'm in love!
    You meet Cooter ?? Watch that guy close. JK, He is a super guy knows his stuff you are in good hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBRRider View Post
    You meet Cooter ?? Watch that guy close. JK, He is a super guy knows his stuff you are in good hands.
    That's right! And it's totally his fault if I now have an EBR. Offered me to ride his last year and look at me know rid

    I went for two long rides these last days, I get a better feeling about the bike. It's definitely 100% different from the XB12. The Buell feels like to easiest bike to live with EVER compared to the EBR haha

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    I also ran into a few things that need attention.

    - The bike doesn't fire up at the first try sometimes. It usually works the second time, though
    - "Communication error" on the dash - of course! EBRRider, you nailed the solution a few answers ago
    - The "TC" icon on the dash randomly blinks at lower speed, with no specific reason (straight line, 1/10 throttle and below 30mph)
    - The gearbox is kinda tricky, and the neutral is a PITA to get
    - I don't ear the "whining" noise coming from the chain tensioner. Must be something.
    - I need new grips, the current ones are held only with steel wire (not even a joke)
    - The suspension setting is weird, it's unstable when bumpy. Need to adjust it to my weight and see from there

    And that's pretty much it for now, although I'm sure the list will evolve as I keep riding it!
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