Buell XB9 1/1 – Part 2
The Buell’s frame/tank design pulled us away from a traditional classic design to something more modern and futuristic, so in keeping with this theme we relocated the oil cooler to between the yokes before fabricating the front fairing, finishing with a vented housing to sit alongside the tunnel housing for the dip and main headlights.
The rear sub frame is made from 25mm cds tubing. The lower mounting position gave us a sub frame line that would disappear into the tail section. The sub frame mounts the ecu and fuse box along with the Motogadget M-Unit. These components sit very snuggly between the aluminium tail. The seat is removed via a quick release catch to aid easy access to the electronics.
Check out part 3 of the Buell build diaries here