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Ask MO Anything: Can I Still Get Buell Parts?




August 22, 2019 at 12:31AM

Dear MOby,

I’m thinking about buying a Buell XB12S Firebolt. My question is, do they still make parts for this bike?

Agarwal in India


Dear Agarwal,

Is your google broke? They don’t really make parts for the XB12 anymore, which was manufactured from 2003 to `09. But that doesn’t mean that plenty of parts aren’t still readily available. Sashaying over to ebay, we find many, many parts listed under Buell XB12S, including this cool LED Headlight Module just like the one on my naked Yamaha R1 “streetlover,” except mine’s not LED like this one. Very nice.

Also tons of complete XB12 engines that ran when they were parked in a wide price range, and let’s not forget there are a million aftermarket people who’ve been making parts for 1200 Sportsters for a million years, which is of course what the XB engine is at heart. In fact, every H-D dealer in the world that’s more than ten years old probably has old XB parts stuck off in the corners and rafters.
Liquid Asset Partners bought up all the remaining Buell assets a couple of years ago, and since then many of the more than $30 million in Buell and EBR parts  LAP acquired seem to have filtered down into the aftermarket. There are more than a few companies out there that claim to specialize in Buells, including St. Paul Harley-Davidson, Buellsterparts, and Twinmotorcycles, who have shops in the Netherlands and France.

The Euros at Twinmotorcycles will sell you this “Hypercharger” tank cover deal for a mere 645 euros, to give your XB that dragracer look. Oooooo…

In short, there are more than a few Buell nuts out there, scattered all over the globe. Our friend Chaz Aagaard, at Aagaard Motor Foundry in Janesville, Wisco, says, “Some things are becoming obsolete – frame pucks, front isolators, etc., but the majority of parts will be available as long as Buellers buy them… it’s a pretty healthy supply chain.”

Don’t forget the forums and Facebook groups, which are a great source of advice in addition to parts…

The www has done away with sifting through swap meets for hours to find obsolete artifacts. Now, you sit at your computer for hours hunting down obsolete artifacts, which can be shipped to any corner of the world in a matter of days. All the Buell XBs are great bikes. If you want one, being able to find parts going forward should be way down on your list of things to worry about. Our motorcycles, let’s face it, will outlast all of us.


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Best Motorcycle LED Turn Signals




August 21, 2019 at 08:55PM

Most motorcycle manufacturers don’t seem to put much consideration into the design of their turn signals, and many of the ones who do aren’t allowed to use them on their US models; thankfully the aftermarket has both problems covered. Available in a series of designs, aftermarket signals can be sleek for streetfighters, classic for cruisers, or even discreet for sportbikes. Now, with the proliferation of LEDs, signals can be incredibly slim and incredibly bright. All with little draw on the electrical system. Here we’ve collected a small sampling of LED signals for nearly every kind of motorcycle.

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Rizoma Club Turn Signal – $77-$87

The Rizoma Club’s compact and sleek bullet shape is perfect at giving your motorcycle that custom bike look. Inside each turn signal are bright LEDs that are further enhanced by the crystal clear lens. The body is billet aluminum with a waterproof seal. Available in amber/red or amber/white for front or rear applications, the indicators also include resistors.

Shop for the Rizoma Club Turn Signal here


LighTech Sequential LED Turn Signal – $72.40

Formerly reserved only for high-end European automobiles, sequential LED turn signals have finally trickled down to motorcycles. If you like the idea of each diode coming on a fraction of a second after another, LighTech has you covered. There are seven LEDs per signal, and the housing itself is constructed from durable ABS plastic. These signals will fit 8mm mounts and are sold in pairs.

Shop for the LighTech Sequential LED Turn Signal here


Speedmetal LED Lighted Tip Turn Signals – $29.99

The Speedmetal LED Lighted Tip Turn Signals deliver a sleek look to almost any motorcycle thanks to their universal design. Once lit, the light can be seen from the front, rear and the sides. At $29.99, the Speedmetal turn signals are a very economical way to upgrade the looks of your motorcycle.

Shop for the Speedmetal LED Lighted Tip Turn Signals here


Motogadget m-Blaze Disc Bar End LED Turn Signal – $113.00

Using TranzLight-Technology, the transparent disc integrated into this bar end plug becomes the light itself. When the signal is switched off the bar end is a subtle and stylish finishing detail. As soon as the signal is turned on an extremely bright light will instantly gleam towards the front and rear of the bike. The bar end signals will fit most 7/8″ and 1″ bars with inner diameters of 14mm-21mm. The housing is made from aluminum, while power consumption is rated at seven watts.

Shop for the Motogadget m-Blaze Disc Bar End LED Turn Signal here


New Rage Cycles Rage 360 Turn Signals – $85.00 – $95.00

Talk about a clever and stylish approach to turn signals! The NRC Rage360 Turn Signals install directly onto your fork tubes without the need for adhesives, zip ties nor screws. They offer a very wide spread of light making you more visible to the traffic around you, thanks to bright 1mm LEDs. They can function as running lights or turn signals, and are available in multiple fork diameters.

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Custom Dynamics ProBEAM LED Rear Turn Signal Inserts For Harley – $109.95

Utilizing advanced LED technology, the ProBEAM LED turn signals maximize performance with a unique reflector technology and automotive-grade LEDs in a sealed unit for superior reliability. Building upon the famous Dynamic Ringz, ProBEAM turn signals utilize automotive grade LEDs to produce an even brighter light output with a wider viewing angle. The outer ring of 16 red ProBEAM LEDs showcase a smooth red halo that functions as the running light while 12 center red LEDs provide a full-contrast brake and turn signal light for maximum visibility.

Shop for the Custom Dynamics ProBEAM LED Rear Turn Signal Inserts here


Kuryakyn by Kellermann Bullet 1000 Turn Signal – $89.99 – $98.99

The Kuryakyn by Kellerman Bullet 1000 Collection redefines the classic bullet-style turn signal. A clean, streamlined housing combined with modern LED innovation produces a powerful package worthy of any motorcycle. Features Kellermann’s HPT (Homogeneous Projection Technology) for uniform, spectacularly bright light output. The metal housing ensures durability, and they can fit into M8 x 1.25 x 20mm mounting threads. The signals are engineered and made in Germany and come with a three-year warranty.

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SW-MOTECH LED Turn Signals for Kobra Handguards – $70.95

A cool addition to the SW-MOTECH Kobra Handguards, these optional integrated turn signals feature 16 LEDs per indicator, each drawing 1 watt. These signals will surely enhance your visibility and can operate as running lights or turn signals depending on how you wire them. Sold as a pair.

Shop for the SW-MOTECH LED Turn Signals for Kobra Handguards here


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