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Title: Sportster engine to a Buel?
Post by: kd on December 17, 2017, 08:16:52 AM
Will a Sportster engine swap over to a Buell? I have an opportunity to pick up a Buell with a real bad engine and would consider a project if the parts would interchange. The Buell forums don't seem to talk about it in the detail of a complete swap. I understand some things are the same but need to figure out the possibilities.
Title: Re: Sportster engine to a Buel?
Post by: 1FSTRK on December 17, 2017, 07:29:00 PM
What year/model Buell?
What year/model Sportster?
Some will, some won't.
Title: Re: Sportster engine to a Buel?
Post by: kd on December 19, 2017, 12:23:50 PM
Turns out it's an 07 or 08. I haven't been able to confirm and don't really want to appear to be too interested if I can help it.  :smiled: I do know the top end is really trashed but I have not spun the wheels or looked any deeper into it. I was hoping some of the major components would be interchangeable and I could ebay up some lo-cost parts. If they would fit I would start to look at the costs and make a decision of sorts.
Title: Re: Sportster engine to a Buel?
Post by: Pete_Vit on December 19, 2017, 12:33:04 PM
hope it's not my son's 08 Buell with a blown motor  :cry:
Title: Re: Sportster engine to a Buel?
Post by: kd on December 19, 2017, 02:03:54 PM
hope it's not my son's 08 Buell with a blown motor  :cry:


Not unless it was last in Alberta Canada. It was on it's way to the dump cuz it was starting to cost too much to keep fixing and a fellow in my Ontario town agreed to a work exchange for doing the top end. The work hasn't happened on both sides so it may be on the way to the dump again. I may try to intercept it for a "favor".  :wink:
Title: Re: Sportster engine to a Buel?
Post by: Pete_Vit on December 20, 2017, 06:57:49 AM
hope it's not my son's 08 Buell with a blown motor  :cry:


Not unless it was last in Alberta Canada. It was on it's way to the dump cuz it was starting to cost too much to keep fixing and a fellow in my Ontario town agreed to a work exchange for doing the top end. The work hasn't happened on both sides so it may be on the way to the dump again. I may try to intercept it for a "favor".  :wink:
nope, stolen in Central Arkansas, most probably in pieces, and being sold on sleeze-bay