Ask MO Anything: Can I Still Get Buell Parts?

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By John Burns

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 – …read more

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