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Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 333,490
Posted By Ulyssessix
Man, I enjoyed reading this thread. My Uly has...

Man, I enjoyed reading this thread. My Uly has been a great ride and one day I am going to sit and write about it, all eight and half years and nearly 66,000 miles of it and still going. Then again...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,811
Posted By Ulyssessix
So what should I expect

The time has come to replace my main touring jacket. I presently have an eight year old Olympia full length riding jacket. It has been a great coat, saving my tail on one road slide, 30-35 mph,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 233,146
Posted By Ulyssessix
It was good to see you guys again too. Like I...

It was good to see you guys again too. Like I said, we passed several times over the weekend but that was the first time I pulled the bike out after getting there Friday. I need to spend more time...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-03-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 233,146
Posted By Ulyssessix
DoctorDoug - Great to meet you. Let us know the...

DoctorDoug - Great to meet you. Let us know the next time you head east.

It was a great weekend and I enjoyed riding with my amigos.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,551
Posted By Ulyssessix
Very cool post.

Very cool post.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,551
Posted By Ulyssessix
Just when I think I am safe

I spent the weekend working on the bike, getting ready for a trip next weekend and my son, which I thought had no interest in riding after our last ride, asked if he could join me on the check ride. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Ulyssessix
160 mile check ride, ready to go.

Had a great three hour ride today, everything went well on the check ride. I may need to rethink my thinking about 20,000 miles on the plugs. May it was the K&N air filter, but the bike ran...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Ulyssessix
Do you have a plan when you get here?

Do you have a plan when you get here, or are you just on a ride? I have not taken any trips down the coast from NY but that is what I would do if coming from that direction. Being from eastern...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Ulyssessix
Can preparing for a trip be as fun as the trip itself?

So I have an opportunity to take an interstate ride and get paid for it. I have to go to Ohio near where I grew up and where my mom lives for work. Now living in NC, I have the option of flying or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,691
Posted By Ulyssessix
I completely agree here. Confidence should come...

I completely agree here. Confidence should come from years of experiences including bad ones. I have seen too many times a new rider get over-confident then make a mistake not in the first three...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,551
Posted By Ulyssessix
After ten years the jury is still out.

I started riding with my oldest daughter when she was eight years old. She was my co-pilot for many years considering the next two were six and nine years younger. Over the years we only had a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 462,868
Posted By Ulyssessix
I just found this RR. I will have to take some...

I just found this RR. I will have to take some time and read it from the beginning. My brother and I also talked about riding, in a Jeep, to Alaska. We did take a trip from Ohio to the Rockies and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,406
Posted By Ulyssessix
Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,827
Posted By Ulyssessix
After 7 years, 7 months and nearly 61,000 miles,...

After 7 years, 7 months and nearly 61,000 miles, I still feel the same way. Eventually I will trade the Uly for something else, but what has been very hard to pin down. I was going to replace the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,891
Views: 1,414,652
Posted By Ulyssessix
Excellent! The small displacement segment is...

Excellent! The small displacement segment is growing in North America. I hope the motorcycle industry follows the auto industry in bringing some of the cool smaller offerings. After riding the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8,891
Views: 1,414,652
Posted By Ulyssessix
I've always been curious about the 690 Duke. We...

I've always been curious about the 690 Duke. We can not get the cool little bikes in the states.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Ulyssessix
We have three street bikes in the Barn. My two,...

We have three street bikes in the Barn. My two, the Uly and M2, then my wife's Blast. For commuting, I find myself riding the wife's bike more and more. The lighter weight, the easier reach to the...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,827
Posted By Ulyssessix
I have ridden a few Sportsters and have an M2...

I have ridden a few Sportsters and have an M2 which is closer to its base Sportster motor than the Uly. The biggest difference is the cams, not to mention the carburetor. The XB12 engine was...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,127
Posted By Ulyssessix
Agreed. My Uly had the 1000 mile service done at...

Agreed. My Uly had the 1000 mile service done at the dealer and the next 59,000 miles have been all me. Later today I am replacing the plugs and even though I do it myself, it scares the hell out...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,485
Posted By Ulyssessix
Steel Toe Boots

I usually caution people against steel toe work boots and riding. They do not have ankle protection and the steel toe itself can injure your foot in a crash. I use to do the same thing and went...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,021
Posted By Ulyssessix
True, but at least there is a direct lineage...

True, but at least there is a direct lineage between the two. The Super Tenere was a clean sheet first generation, not a progression upgrades and generations that link the R80GS to the present...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,021
Posted By Ulyssessix
Super Tenere not Tenere

In the context of this comparison, the article was discussing big bore adventure bikes. The Tenere may be as old as the original GS, but not the Super Tenere. Comparing a Tenere to a Super Tenere...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,021
Posted By Ulyssessix
Motorcycles are like screwdrivers.

You can have the most expensive, fanciest screwdriver available, but if it doesn't fit the screw its worthless.

I remember one ride we went on which involved overgrown trails, it was cold with ice...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,827
Posted By Ulyssessix
Plexis and microfiber cloth. On the stock...

Plexis and microfiber cloth. On the stock windshield, pull it off and put it in the sink, hand wash it with water and dish washing liquid, then pat it drive.
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,416
Posted By Ulyssessix
Buells are designed to have "weak" rear brakes. ...

Buells are designed to have "weak" rear brakes. Poor man's anti-lock brake. Front brake is good and according MCN can stop from 60mph in 115 feet, which is comparable to sport bikes with twin front...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,827
Posted By Ulyssessix
Congrats! The bike is a looker. My bike had the...

Congrats! The bike is a looker. My bike had the original 2006 seat when I bought it but gave the seat away years ago because my inseam is just 29". I think it would be a good choice for someone...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,827
Posted By Ulyssessix
As a rule of thumb, I would say no, but it...

As a rule of thumb, I would say no, but it depends on how much time you have spent on dirt bikes and how long since the last time you rode one. If you are like I was, with 125cc or smaller bikes and...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,827
Posted By Ulyssessix
Uly Longevity

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I know I was one of the first Uly owners and must be in the running for top...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 233,146
Posted By Ulyssessix
Main Page

You've made the main page! Maybe its been there a while, but just noticed tonight an FBAD pic as I logged on. Very high quality photos make the main page, cool stuff!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 233,146
Posted By Ulyssessix
I need a good camera. Great day break pics. ...

I need a good camera. Great day break pics.

Dnutz - "Just do it" That's what Nike says anyway. I figure it works here.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 233,146
Posted By Ulyssessix
Nah, it wiped off. I hate fog. It's...

Nah, it wiped off.



I hate fog. It's not visibility that worries me. It's not the forest rats that worry me. It's the cell phone toting cagers running regular speeds in zero visibility that...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Ulyssessix
In the Hood

I've never bought a bike from them, but buy gear from that dealer. If I replace the Uly with a KTM they will be my dealer. I would recommend the dealership.

As far as changing from a sport...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 233,146
Posted By Ulyssessix
You need to warn me before you post stuff like...

You need to warn me before you post stuff like that.
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,929
Posted By Ulyssessix
Mike, a bit out of the price range, but man that...

Mike, a bit out of the price range, but man that is an awesome bike. So, you're saying I need to ride to the sandhills to check it out... Okay! It's been a while since we've chased each other...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,929
Posted By Ulyssessix
Good Stuff

Jtucker - Good advice. I test rode the Uly once by myself and then again with the wife. I would not have bought it if she did not like it either. I will have to start looking at dealerships and...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,929
Posted By Ulyssessix
The videos reminded me that I really like KTMs...

The videos reminded me that I really like KTMs for adventure bikes. Demo'd the KTM when the 990 first came out and really liked it. Found the bike a bit hot, and hell that's coming from a Uly rider....
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,929
Posted By Ulyssessix
What about two up riding with your significant...

What about two up riding with your significant other? Mind you last year I rode up the south side of Burke's Garden with wife on the back. The Uly did great even on the slow speed switchbacks, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 233,146
Posted By Ulyssessix
Okay, that would suck on a Uly. Its hard enough...

Okay, that would suck on a Uly. Its hard enough to putt around between 1800-2000mph on the Uly, but 9.5mph speed limit. I would be in constant trouble.
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,929
Posted By Ulyssessix
I'm interested in hearing more about why you like...

I'm interested in hearing more about why you like the Tenere over the FJR? I like both these bikes and I would not be sad to own either one, just interested on your reasons for these comments.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,929
Posted By Ulyssessix
I was really impressed with the S10 low seat...

I was really impressed with the S10 low seat height. It also felt lighter than its near 600lbs, but that is just off the stand. The issue for me is like Ski, I ride overwhelmingly paved roads with...
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