Easy steps for muffler removal
These instructions apply to all Buell XB12
For XB9 models start at step #4.
Remove the Air box
cover by removing the 4 T27 torx screws that hold it in place. Donít lose the
screws and plastic washers.
Loosen the lock
nuts on the mechanical muffler valve cable and disconnect it from the servo
motor. Leave the servomotor in place with its electrical wires connected.
Carefully work the
mechanical cable past the engine to free it completely. You will have to cut
some wire ties and then replace them later.
Remove the chin fairing by removing the 7 torx screws
that hold it in place. Don't loose the plastic washers.
Loosen the rear axle pinch bolt on the underside of the
Using the rear axle removal tool from the kit unscrew the rear axle
20 full turns. This loosens the drive belt tension.
Remove the front belt guard by removing the 3 torx
screws that hold it in place. Don't loose the plastic washers.
Unscrew the 2 nuts that retain the belt tensioner and
pull the tensioner off of its studs. The studs are a close fit on the holes in
the tensioner so be sure to pull off in a straight even manner. Don't try to
pry it off. If it sticks then push it back on all the way and try again to
pull it off straight.
Loosen the torcon clamp on the muffler's inlet.
Loosen and remove the front band clamp and the
two rear band clamps that hold the muffler to
Work the muffler off of the header by twisting slightly
and you are done.