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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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New bike NEED SOME HELP

Just got my 07 buell lightning XB12Ss a couple days ago and noticed something that has been bugging me...There's a cable on the side of the bike that isn't connected and just zip tied to the side. I traced it back and it runs to the air filter cover. I'm not to mechanically inclined and could use some help on figuring out why its not connected.. thanks!!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 10:37 AM
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Cable not attached

I am not sure about your model. I have a '09 xb12xt. I think it goes to the interactive exhaust control. If you have an aftermarket exhaust there is nothing to connect to. If you have a stock exhaust, look on top of it a few inches behind exhaust in from header pipes.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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It has a Jardine exhaust but its still confusing me as to why it wouldnt be connected
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 11:27 AM
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It has a Jardine exhaust but its still confusing me as to why it wouldnt be connected
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The interactive exhaust on Buells are to control back pressure in conjunction with the throttle. As you open the throttle the solenoid (the other end of the Cable you found at the air cleaner housing) opens a butterfly in the stock Buell exhaust. More Throttle more exhaust. No other exhaust to my knowledge uses this feature. Your Jardine exhaust is fine and probably sounds great! I would disconnect the cable as it now has no use. DO NOT move or rotate where the cable attaches. If whoever installed the exhaust had the ECM (Electronis Control Module) reprogramed your OK. If Not it should be. You probably have a High flow or racing air filter ( i.e. K&N) as well. If the bike runs good fine. If Not the ECM must be reprogramed to adjust for fuel mixture. Bike will run lean & hot. Not Good. Look HERE for more info.
http://www.erikbuellracing.com/store...ammed-ecm.html
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Thanks for all the info ziptech, couple more questions...
how can check to see if the previous owner had the ECM reprogrammed?... or if its running lean and hot?.
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MDoyle00,
Sorry for the slow reply. To check the ECM (electronic control module) your best bet would be to go to a Harley dealer that used to also be a Buell Dealer so they can plug your Bike into a their computer used for that purpose. To check if its running lean check the spark plugs around electrodes. Tan or white ash too lean, Black may be too rich. Also plugs come in different heat ranges. Reseach on site or Google subject. Many opinions on this subject. Back should be a little richer than front because rear head gets hotter because of air flow cooling so they often make the rear richer to help this. Try to contact previous owner.
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