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I HAVE A BUELL X 1 LIGHTNING IVE CHANGED THE BATTERY AND IT WIL START BUT WHEN I HIT THE KILL SWITCH I CANT GET IT TO START BACK UP.

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The kill switch is designed to shut the motor off. flip it back to the ON or RUN position and start the bike again.

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SOURCE: 1999 x1 lightning 118/250 runs on 1 cylinder

I have a 99 X1 #170/250 it does same thing when its cold. I put the buell race module still does it took it in and had motor turn apart and found nothing bike runs great when its warm you need to let it warm up it should start to fire

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SOURCE: I have a Buell 2008 lightning xb12ss, its just started

Some early 2008 models have issues with the Idle Air Control motor that can cause those symptoms. This would be covered for replacement under warranty.

These symptoms could also be an intake leak.

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My 1998 buell s1 lightning misfired a few times then stopped, now I have no ignition lights


Hi, Damian and the usual suspects are:
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Discharged battery, check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Bank angle sensor tripped and ignition/light key switch not cycled to the "OFF" position and then back to the "ON" position.
5. Faulty starter button/switch.
6. Faulty jiffy stand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
7. Security alarm needs a reset.
8. Starter control circuit, relay, or solenoid faulty.
9. Electric starter shaft pinion gear is not engaging or over-running starter clutch slipping.
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Need help putting seat back on, finding fuel switch & kill switch


The only kill switches on the xb9s is the kickstand switch, the right hand thumb switch and the key switch. As for your seat, make sure your tool kit is out of the way(if you still have it) and that the battery is the correct size and is sitting in it's cradle completely. The front of the seat is pushed down dirst and slid forward and the back is popped down onto the two legs.

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How to put on the seat of a 2003 buell lightning XB9S motorcycle


Make sure the TOOL KIT IS NOT IN THE WAY (if you still have it) and that the battery IS THE CORRECT SIZE. Again, put the front down FIRST, and push toward the front of the bike then put the rear down and pop it onto the legs.

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Hi recieved my atomik radier250 brand new yesterday and put it all together but now after ive charged the battery i cant get the thing started ive done everytging to the poorly descriped so called manual...


If it doesn't fire right up do not keep trying you will burn up the starter Change something
1.Fuel on
2 kill switch to run
3 side stand up
4 petcock in prime position if it has one
5 Spark?
6 choke on?
7 check the spark plug to see if it smells like gas or is wet with fuel
20 seconds at a time on the starter or it will burn out

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07 buell lightning xb9... stored for a while and now when attempting to start a loud clicking noise... tried to jump started but same clicking noise... new battery???


I have a Buell M2 and a Buell Rirebolt.
When the batteries go, they leave us with clicking solenoids. There is enough power for ignition but not enough for the starter motor, hence the clicking noises.
That is possibly what you are experiencing.
Hope that helps.

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Does not start


Hi, Polyproticat it should be noted that in order to "PROPERLY" diagnosis any electric starter issue it is "IMPERATIVE" that you begin with a fully charged battery 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a proper load test, and the usual suspects are:
1. Battery terminals have loose or corroded connections.
2. Battery cables faulty due corroded or broken internal wiring at the cable connector especially the "NEGATIVE" cable which needs to be checked at "BOTH" ends.
3. Battery voltage, 12.5 volts or better,to the main circuit breaker to the ignition switch to the security/ignition fuse to the TSM/TSSM module to the engine stop/run switch to the starter button to the starter relay to the green wire that connects to the starter solenoid has dropped more than 1/2 volt.
4. With a voltmeter connected to the battery, the ignition switch in the on position, the kill switch in the run position, the starter button depressed, starter engagement should not bring voltage below 8-9 volts.
If a lower voltage is produced a proper battery load test should be performed with a load tester to validate battery integrity or battery replacement.
5. Faulty starter relay, check continuity.
6. Faulty starter solenoid, check contact plate and shoes for excessive electrical erosion/etching, refurbish as necessary or invert contact plate and use the virgin backside. Check contact shoes for being loose. Replace solenoid if the negative function is still a final outcome.
7. Faulty starter, bench test starter with a 12-volt battery if negative function check, decontaminate and undercut armature commutator segments as necessary, check segments with an ohm-meter probe each one and the segment next to it for shorts. Have the armature tested with a growler and field coils, and brush plate with an ohm-meter for opens, shorts or grounds. Replace brushes if less than .438" It is generally cheaper to overhaul/refurbish a starter motor than buy a new one.
For more information about your issue and free downloads that you will need please visit the websites below, and for specific information or questions, please feel free to contact me at xlch@mail.com. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Buell lighting just chasrged battery keep blowing


hi ..

this is because there wil some connections which is getting short circuited. so for this you have to check full wiring system and trace the full wiring system.

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01 X1 lightning will not start


I had a similar problem changed my battery which was fairly new got new plugs changed oil and oil filter, tossed a new air filter in all in a day and it hasn't given me a problem.,,,

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