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Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 17,482
Posted By TeepS
Part marketing; part general dumbing down of...

Part marketing; part general dumbing down of vehicle operators. More so with autos...

I don't, guess that's why I ride a Buell Ulysses. Though it's about as "adventure" as a Cadillac Escalade....
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By TeepS
What about battery replacement? They don't...

What about battery replacement?

They don't last for ever... and every time they are recharged. There is a little less available energy in the battery.
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,467
Posted By TeepS
Shinko Raven 009's went a little over 9k miles on...

Shinko Raven 009's went a little over 9k miles on my Buell Ulysses.
All other tires tried went a little over 5k miles.
Except Conti Motion Pro which only went a little over 3k miles.
Riding style...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By TeepS
Darn clever, and would work anywhere there is a...

Darn clever, and would work anywhere there is a second bike.
Now, that's a why didn't I think of it idea for sure.
I'm fortunate to have access to one of these: ...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 29,301
Posted By TeepS
That's 2.5K more, than the set on my '06 Ulysses...

That's 2.5K more, than the set on my '06 Ulysses went.

Back to Shinko Raven 009s.
They perform well enough for me.
The first set went a little over 9k miles.
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,568
Posted By TeepS
Cruising comfort.

Cruising comfort.
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,252
Posted By TeepS
"Good stuff?" Would you, or anyone you know,...

"Good stuff?"
Would you, or anyone you know, buy one of those bikes if AHM did import them to the US?
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By TeepS
My '06 Uly was closing in on 30K miles, on the...

My '06 Uly was closing in on 30K miles, on the original belt. When late last year I discovered a rock had punctured the belt. The puncture was found during a tire change. Still have the original...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 907,181
Posted By TeepS
Dang! How do you guys keep your bikes so clean? ...

Dang! How do you guys keep your bikes so clean?
I haven't had my '06 off road since 2012 and it's not as clean as the two bikes above this post.

Obviously, the 2 bikes above are ridden, by...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By TeepS
Nice Airedale...

Nice Airedale...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,916
Posted By TeepS
Not a fan of the DR650; but I do agree. A...

Not a fan of the DR650; but I do agree.
A person cannot go wrong with one.
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,916
Posted By TeepS
Yes. My opinion, after considering your limited...

Yes.
My opinion, after considering your limited moto experience, 10 year moto layoff, family with small kids, and the fact that the Ulysses has been out of production for nearly 4 years.
The...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,433
Posted By TeepS
Bring cash. You test ride with the...

Bring cash.

You test ride with the knowledge and agreement:
"you crash it; you bought it."
Should not be a problem to get your test ride.
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By TeepS
A side car would be the best solution IMO.

A side car would be the best solution IMO.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By TeepS
The fact that you are asking this question,...

The fact that you are asking this question, suggests to me, that you are not ready for a purchase of any kind or the planned trip/ride.

But, you can't go wrong with the Suzuki.
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By TeepS
And to you and yours'! ...

And to you and yours'!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO2EZAoxHaU
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,742
Posted By TeepS
It's what a Buell Ulysses could have evolved...

It's what a Buell Ulysses could have evolved into, if not for H/D...
This would be a great bike for me, except it's too high maintenance.

And you guys are correct: "NOT A BEAST!"
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,442
Posted By TeepS
Nice, it's been over 30 years since I last set...

Nice, it's been over 30 years since I last set "knob" in Mexico.
Still looks the same.
Carry on!
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,628
Posted By TeepS
Great success story. But, I would not trade...

Great success story.

But, I would not trade my 4 minute commute for it...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 327,900
Posted By TeepS
This very thread pushed me over the edge 7 & 1/2...

This very thread pushed me over the edge 7 & 1/2 years ago.
Still enjoy riding the XB...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,578
Posted By TeepS
From what I've read here and elsewhere about the...

From what I've read here and elsewhere about the Vstrom 1000.
It's as reliable as an anvil; so I would buy a '14 model.
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,616
Posted By TeepS
Want ads here. Or S10 dedicated forum.

Want ads here.
Or
S10 dedicated forum.
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By TeepS
If I was your size, the 2014 BMW R1200GS...

If I was your size, the 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure would be my first choice.
http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/07/2014-bmw-r1200gs-adventure-first-look-review-specs-photos/
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,295
Posted By TeepS
If you're happy with the deal; who cares?

If you're happy with the deal; who cares?
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By TeepS
I got a little over 5k miles out of the same...

I got a little over 5k miles out of the same tire.
About 3100 miles from conti motion
Just under 10k out of shinko ravens
About 5800 miles out of DD616 Dunlops'.

Paid less than $200, a set, for...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,255
Posted By TeepS
No. New parts may be a problem; used and...

No.


New parts may be a problem; used and NOS parts will be around for years.


Don't hold your breath waiting for the value of any Buell/HD to rise...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,561
Posted By TeepS
Why?

Why?
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By TeepS
Congrats on the Ulysses. Somewhere down the...

Congrats on the Ulysses.

Somewhere down the road, preferably sooner than later, you may consider installing the 2010 rear wheel.
It has 3 bearings that are larger than 2009 and earlier, and the...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,390
Posted By TeepS
We are the same height; with the low seat I can...

We are the same height; with the low seat I can touch the ground with both feet (toes only) or one foot flat.
So IMO, Ulysses is probably not for you, given your limited moto experience.
If you do...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,084
Posted By TeepS
L.T.S. too!

And, "long (such as it is) travel" suspension.
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By TeepS
Nice looking. But, just because you can;...

Nice looking.
But, just because you can; doesn't mean you should.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By TeepS
Pretty much. I've installed hundreds of...

Pretty much.

I've installed hundreds of bearings in autos and motos.
When it came to installing the bearings in my new 2010 wheel.
I paid Al @ ASB to do the job, then ship the wheel to me ready...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By TeepS
When installing rear wheel bearings, especially...

When installing rear wheel bearings, especially on the Ulysses.
It is imperative that you follow the service manual instructions, to the letter.

Failing to do so will more often than not result...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,043
Posted By TeepS
Well with references such as wee, steamer,...

Well with references such as wee, steamer, girlie; what's a guy supposed to think?
The above terms are not particularly inspiring to the uninitiated.
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,638
Posted By TeepS
The manual says to rotate the right side engine...

The manual says to rotate the right side engine tie bar to access the sensor.
You will need a slotted 1/2 inch deep socket to get it out too.
Make sure to clean all the debris out of the area...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,267
Posted By TeepS
Got a part number or size for the plug you use?

Got a part number or size for the plug you use?
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By TeepS
My '06 Ulysses behaves the same. Although when...

My '06 Ulysses behaves the same. Although when the engine is good and hot, it cranks right over without any hesitation.

Cold start routine: (works every time)
Turn IG switch to on.
Turn Kill...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,336
Posted By TeepS
The question you need to ask yourself is how much...

The question you need to ask yourself is how much is your peace of mind worth?

For me, $1500 is not enough of a discount on a bike.
Unless it has less than few hundred miles, I would buy new.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,267
Posted By TeepS
Now you've gone & done it! :lurk

Now you've gone & done it! :lurk
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By TeepS
Unfortunately for Buell sellers; they do not hold...

Unfortunately for Buell sellers; they do not hold much value.
So, I would say some where between $4500 and $5500.

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/21/1019.html?1375023270
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