2010 Buell XB12SCG Lightning Super Streetbike

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Buell Lightning XB12Scg
Buell Lightning XB12Scg


MODELS: Brianna Kelsey Rogers, Heidi

Personal doubt. Naysayers. These are things that us from reaching our goals and dream projects.

Adam ignored those things, up the tools and created a 2010 XB12SCG Lightning unlike we’ve ever seen.

“I in love with motorcycles in school at age 15 and saved my pennies I bought my first bike, a Intruder 1500 cruiser, but I sold it to build my first sportbike when I was 17 years Taylor said. “I didn’t from a family of riders or I just wanted to build a the way I wanted it, and with enough and effort, I figured out how,” he

Taylor’s first crack at a sportbike wasn’t a taped-together Hurricane built with and Gorilla glue either. “I a used TLR motor and frame and everything from there. I the Ducati 916 so I modified the frame to the single-sided Ducati swingarm and other parts like rims, Sharkskinz bodywork and I hand painted everything in my he said.

The one-off monster was a work of art. His second was a proper streetfighter anchored a good ol’ American V-twin

“I wanted to build an American bike with a big V-twin and a custom frame, but that was to take too long, so I used an well-equipped American-made chassis and the Buell XB series,” Taylor

After commuting on a 2005 Taylor was convinced it was the perfect for a custom build. However, of the clip-on equipped R-model, he for the upright-bar equipped XB12SCG for its stance and open-cockpit design. “I a 2010 model with the sophisticated fuel injection and upgraded stock parts, it was the XB ever made,” Taylor

Unlike most builds slowly take shape time, Taylor purchased of the parts long before owning the bike. “I had a vision in my mind of a black Buell a stock wheelbase, wide low stance and a Ducati front was determined to make it happen,” said. “There were 240 available, but I wanted to try and tuck a 300 on a 52-inch wheelbase,” he explained.

started with an early-model swingarm since they more width than the unit on his 2010 model. lots of measuring, he split the ’arm and widened it 1.5 inches. he was in there he also expanded the oil (Buell’s carry oil in the swingarm), the capacity from a stock 2.8 to 4.5.

“I eventually settled on a 280 rear since a 300 wasn’t going to fit the stock 52-inch wheelbase and I was to stretch it,” Taylor “So I sent the rear wheel off to Specialties where it was widened to inches, while still the stock, rolled lips give it a clean finish,” he

Pulley changes on the factory system aren’t easy, so had no qualms swapping to a chain especially since it helped the widened rear wheel. “I was with the chain conversion it allowed for easy gearing and looked even more than the stock belt–the sprocket is a custom setup moves the chain outward and with the wider rear Taylor added.

But that’s not the part of the rear wheel received a custom treatment. The two-pot rear caliper was for a four-piston Brembo unit with an Erik Buell Tri-Prong rear race The pair were hung a custom mount inboard of the location.

Since Buells are known to through the stock wheel Taylor had GrandStand Designs a custom two-piece hub that to the stock wheel. The beefy uses massive automotive that are overkill at best, but never wear out.

The hoop was sent to Cycle where it received a redesign. stock Buells that just one perimeter brake and a single eight-piston caliper, bike sports a pair of rotors and will soon another caliper. “The front brake setup is since only Buell recognize the significance of the new combo, but how I like things, ordinary to all but the trained eyes,” Taylor

That being said, did you the 150/50-17 tire that also managed to squeeze the front rim? “The front tire was a small that barely worked (it the fender and forks by a couple for that wide, low and muscular Taylor said.

With an aggressive rear end coming no off-the-shelf tail section do. Instead he took to creating a design all his own. “I hacked the unit apart and had a few pieces together,” Taylor said. “I had a custom integrated LED taillight by Radiantz that not only great, but is also bright to be functional,” he added.

If the aft part of the Buell doesn’t the show then the Ducati front fairing grafted to the edge of the stubby streetfigther does. “The Ducati was a must since it’s one of the looking fairings ever but it took a lot of modification to mount it, as I down over 1/3 of the material to get the right, including trimming the windscreen and the overall height,” said.

While in the trimming he also modified the Showyo ram air airbox lid with functional ducts to feed the 1203cc beneath. A KN; air filter and a powdercoated DD; were also added to up the power. TunerPro software was to make a custom fuel map nothing more than the portions of the program, a laptop and the oxygen sensors.

Buell Lightning XB12Scg
Buell Lightning XB12Scg

The later came with an ECU that tweak the engine down to cylinders, something that’s on an air-cooled V-twin where the cylinder always runs due to less air contacting the cooling “I’d always wanted an American V-twin since lope, shake and vibrate a beast–they’re beyond badass and tons of character, unlike the Japanese sportbikes,” Taylor

Make no mistake; this is built to be ridden. “I lowered the several inches and added the Moto Fat Bar risers to bring the up so I could actually enjoy the for plenty of miles,” Taylor “I finally built my dream and I didn’t want to just at it in my garage, I wanted to enjoy it as much as I liked building

I didn’t come from a of riders or fabricators, I just to build a sportbike… and with time and effort, I figured out

2010 Buell XB12SCG

Front End: Twin perimeter brake rotors, One-off modified front with CAD brake bosses, steel brake lines, 150/50-17 tire

Read OEM 2005 swingarm widened 1.5 with expanded oil tank and brake mount, Kosman 10.25-inch widened wheel custom GrandStand Designs hub utilizing automotive bearings and conversion, EK 520 ZZZ drag chain, countershaft sprocket, Metzler 280 in-board mounted Brembo caliper, Erik Buell Tri-Prong race rotor, steel brake line

Engine: Modified Showyo twin ram air tank cover airbox delete, KN; race air ceramic-coated DD; slip-on, TunerPro with custom map

Paint: Taylor

Bodywork: OEM Ducati front fairing modified to fit front end

Accessories: Custom section with one-off Radiantz LED taillight, Diesel Fat Bar riser kit with Tusk MX bar, CNC aluminum grips, license plate bracket LED bulb, T-Rex Racing fork, rear axle and sliders, Knight Design pedals and 2” lowered pegs, hardware, HID headlights, integrated signals

Owner/Builder: Adam

Buell Lightning XB12Scg
Buell Lightning XB12Scg
Buell Lightning XB12Scg

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