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looking for 2002 Buell heads
« on: July 07, 2014, 07:16:15 AM »
looking for a set of Buell heads for my evo sportster . 91-03
preferably 2002 thunderstorms.
will trade twin cam 2008 brand new take off's if interested
this what I have now part #16874-02 rear
part # 16877-02 front
thanks

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 10:35:10 AM »
You're taking off XB heads and replacing them with Thunderstorms? Are the XB heads damaged, is that the reason? Or are they serviceable.

Thunderstorms have been discontinued and we can't get new castings anymore.

We do have a set of used Thunderstorm castings in stock right now. We pick up used castings when we can, and normally only sell them with an accompanying head porting service. But we might make you a trade deal if the XB heads are serviceable.

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 06:08:28 PM »
You're taking off XB heads and replacing them with Thunderstorms? Are the XB heads damaged, is that the reason? Or are they serviceable.

Thunderstorms have been discontinued and we can't get new castings anymore.

We do have a set of used Thunderstorm castings in stock right now. We pick up used castings when we can, and normally only sell them with an accompanying head porting service. But we might make you a trade deal if the XB heads are serviceable.
I installed a new valve today in the XB head . and will be keeping them. was looking for another set ,just to get me back up for the next race.
thanks for the offer. I need a set of rings for 1250 cp pistons. if you stock them I will give you a call.
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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 06:58:27 PM »
Kinda worried about the little cracks running from the sparkplug hole to the seat .
Suggestions ?


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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 04:26:30 AM »
Kinda worried about the little cracks running from the sparkplug hole to the seat .
Suggestions ?

Call Dan Baisley.

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 05:38:26 PM »
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Kinda worried about the little cracks running from the sparkplug hole to the seat .
Suggestions ?

Call Dan Baisley.

called Ron instead. gonna do a ductile 88 er
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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014, 06:32:44 PM »
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Kinda worried about the little cracks running from the sparkplug hole to the seat .
Suggestions ?

Call Dan Baisley.

called Ron instead. gonna do a ductile 88 er

Oh heck yea!
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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 07:59:37 AM »
You're taking off XB heads and replacing them with Thunderstorms? Are the XB heads damaged, is that the reason? Or are they serviceable.

Thunderstorms have been discontinued and we can't get new castings anymore.

We do have a set of used Thunderstorm castings in stock right now. We pick up used castings when we can, and normally only sell them with an accompanying head porting service. But we might make you a trade deal if the XB heads are serviceable.
I installed a new valve today in the XB head . and will be keeping them. was looking for another set ,just to get me back up for the next race.
thanks for the offer. I need a set of rings for 1250 cp pistons. if you stock them I will give you a call.

Tried to reply to your PM but your inbox is full.

Your ring pack is 1.5/1.5/4.0, our 1250 ring pack is 1.5/1.5/3.0, so no, we don't stock a ring pack for your pistons. Give Ed at Total Seal a call, he'll fix you up.

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 08:36:44 AM »
You're taking off XB heads and replacing them with Thunderstorms? Are the XB heads damaged, is that the reason? Or are they serviceable.

Thunderstorms have been discontinued and we can't get new castings anymore.

We do have a set of used Thunderstorm castings in stock right now. We pick up used castings when we can, and normally only sell them with an accompanying head porting service. But we might make you a trade deal if the XB heads are serviceable.
I installed a new valve today in the XB head . and will be keeping them. was looking for another set ,just to get me back up for the next race.
thanks for the offer. I need a set of rings for 1250 cp pistons. if you stock them I will give you a call.

Tried to reply to your PM but your inbox is full.

Your ring pack is 1.5/1.5/4.0, our 1250 ring pack is 1.5/1.5/3.0, so no, we don't stock a ring pack for your pistons. Give Ed at Total Seal a call, he'll fix you up.
appreciate you looking for me . Thanks  :beer:
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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 07:16:00 AM »
Kinda worried about the little cracks running from the sparkplug hole to the seat .
Suggestions ?





When I had a set of EVO heads ported by Branch and that happened between the 14 mm plug hole He just said "Don't worry they all do that" LOL. I took them off and sold them and replaced with STD heads.

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 10:15:46 AM »
Kirby freshened them up for me .
Gonna use them again .

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2014, 11:46:02 AM »
they clean.  but still looks like crack from plug hole to exhaust valve.

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2014, 12:14:12 PM »
they clean.  but still looks like crack from plug hole to exhaust valve.
Everyone that I gave talked to , that run them say ... Theirs looks the same
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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2014, 09:04:19 PM »
I would keep looking.
they DO NOT all look like that.

same as a dealer saying
"they all do that"

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 03:20:37 AM »
I would keep looking.
they DO NOT all look like that.

same as a dealer saying
"they all do that"
No it's not the the same .
These are racers that actually use the heads .
Not just some idiot , with an opinion
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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2014, 06:51:53 AM »
I've run a number of heads in our Bonneville motors that had those cracks and haven't had a failure, for whatever that's worth. We do time-sert the plug holes when we see the crack, though, which also appears to be done to the heads in the picture.

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2014, 10:38:47 AM »
being now just a idiot with an opinion
I have also raced many years,
scrambles/TT, flat track and when got old drag .

I have had a cracked head a time or two.
changed out or repaired...
I wish you luck

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Re: looking for 2002 Buell heads
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2014, 11:54:30 AM »
I've run a number of heads in our Bonneville motors that had those cracks and haven't had a failure, for whatever that's worth. We do time-sert the plug holes when we see the crack, though, which also appears to be done to the heads in the picture.
Yes they have time serts in the plug holes .
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