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    Got tired of the oil leak from the 6-row coolers. Got a used 8-row (08+) but figured out the connections are different, both on the cooler and the engine. So using the 08+ oil lines was out of the question as the hard parts also curved differently for the redesigned oil pump system in the later models. I set out to find some sort of fittings/adapters.

    Off to Ace! I took a spare stock cooler to match the SAE fitting and the removable fittings from the 8-row to match up that side.

    They have huge racks of SAE fittings, so finding a 3/8" Male SAE 45 flare was very easy. The cooler side of the fitting needed to be 9/16-18 thread, as found in the bolt/nut section of the store. Unfortunately they didn't have ANY brass fittings that were the correct thread. I ended up chancing it and grabbed a proper flare with a 1/4-NPT on the other side. It threads in a little loose, but the next size up was too large.

    Went home, and noticed the stock 8-row fittings have an o-ring. No worries, grabbed my Dremel and eliminated the last row of threads...perfect. Snugged everything together, fits nice, then cranked down and sealed it all together. 300 miles later (or so) and not a single drop of oil. Washed the bike, I'm happy now.

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    Posted from my Buell using Buell Riders Online mobile app
    "It is impossible, until some crazy son of a bitch has the audacity to believe that no matter what the expert says, I can still do that shit." - C.T. Fletcher

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    New plastics.






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    New windshield and RSS












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    This bike will be for sale next weekend, 8/27, for $2500.
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    Firebolt is for sale.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy...333175747.html
    Looking to buy a house, need down payment, so a couple of my bikes are for sale.

    $2500, clean title. No lowballs, no trades, no part outs.

    2007 XB9R Firebolt
    40k miles (daily rider)
    K&N air filter
    Jardine exhaust
    LED signals
    Hella headlight housings
    65W Infrared-reflected bulbs
    Custom ECM tune
    Lyndall Gold brake pads
    Shorty levers
    Breather reroute
    Extra plastics
    Right side scoop
    Exhaust heat shield
    2008+ left side scoop
    2008+ 8 row oil cooler
    New 8mm 'racing' plug wires
    New plugs
    Not much to look at, runs like a beast, needs new 3rd gear set (I just shift 2nd to 4th), this is the reason I'm not asking $3500. This was my daily, very reliable. Read Less

    M1 endorsement and cash-in-hand required for test rides.
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