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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-30-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By unlucky1
Thanks, been looking for an 08 manual. Difference...

Thanks, been looking for an 08 manual. Difference between an X and an XT is just the suspenders and bodywork, right?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-30-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,139
Posted By unlucky1
I hope that isn't true. But if it is, sounds...

I hope that isn't true.

But if it is, sounds like there's a winnable lawsuit there. Unfortunately stuff like this seems to always take years to sort out.

Hero has made some promises (HX250,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,921
Posted By unlucky1
Come on Polaris, buy EBR.

Come on Polaris, buy EBR.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,561
Posted By unlucky1
I was successful in a Super 8 parking lot. It was...

I was successful in a Super 8 parking lot. It was a wrestling match but it got on there. Had to loosen the idler pulley bolts to give it a little wiggle room. It was a long trip so I had a spare belt...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,561
Posted By unlucky1
Get in touch with Mike Cobb at xoptiinside.com -...

Get in touch with Mike Cobb at xoptiinside.com - he can get you set up with a good tune for 1/3 what EBR was asking for a preprogrammed.

He's also running a fundraiser to try and purchase the old...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,561
Posted By unlucky1
Help keep Xoptiinside in business....

Help keep Xoptiinside in business. http://www.gofundme.com/s8bf8g

http://xoptiinside.com
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-17-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,561
Posted By unlucky1
Not worried about Uly parts. There are so many...

Not worried about Uly parts. There are so many x-references for things like relays, fuel pump/filter, belt, wheel bearings etc, that I should be able to keep mine going for a while. Barring, of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-16-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,808
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Posted By unlucky1
c'mon Polaris, realize the potential that Hero...

c'mon Polaris, realize the potential that Hero squandered!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-15-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,808
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Posted By unlucky1
Yeah I love how it runs... when I can get it...

Yeah I love how it runs... when I can get it running. There's something weird happening between the starter and the new ECM I think.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-15-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,808
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Posted By unlucky1
Yeah I think I had some gremlin on my 08 narrowed...

Yeah I think I had some gremlin on my 08 narrowed down to my brand new EBR ECM and had just contacted them this morning about exchanging it.

Bummed. :freaky
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-10-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By unlucky1
Nice, I got my 06 at 38k. Wasn't pretty either....

Nice, I got my 06 at 38k. Wasn't pretty either. Good news is by those miles the factory goof-ups are shaken out and fixed, or evident. I had about 23k good, generally weirdness-free miles before I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-10-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By unlucky1
Last dry day (yeah yeah, well my clutch cable...

Last dry day (yeah yeah, well my clutch cable guide broke and melted the weather sleeve on the cable so no rain for me until I get a new cable) for almost a week so I rode to work too. I will echo...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By unlucky1
http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-equipment/motorcycle...

http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-equipment/motorcycles/cruiser-bikes/v-twin-synthetic-transmission-fluid/

This is relevant to my interests... but damn it's expensive. The Formula+ seems fine for me...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By unlucky1
Check the wheel bearings.

Check the wheel bearings.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By unlucky1
Tip on draining the primary: stand it up to get...

Tip on draining the primary: stand it up to get all the juices out.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By unlucky1
Right on, I just upgraded from a 06 to an 08...

Right on, I just upgraded from a 06 to an 08 myself. I'll take a stab at these inline:



It's 2.5ish w/o filter change. The filter eats some volume, 2.8 is about right.



That's the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-03-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,693
Posted By unlucky1
I replaced the spark plugs. Old ones were...

I replaced the spark plugs. Old ones were DCPR8EIX. I put the lower heat range plugs in, DCPR9EIX, those worked well on my 06. Rear 8EIX came out with the glass part cracked and the metal on the wire...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-03-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,693
Posted By unlucky1
Bike will run cooler with the ECM. I'll be...

Bike will run cooler with the ECM.

I'll be at Sturgis on my Uly too. My little (but much larger) brother is riding his Uly. Staying at the Buffalo Chip
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-01-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By unlucky1
Buell blast. Get that underslung exhaust...

Buell blast. Get that underslung exhaust repositioned up high, add bash plate, some trail-y tires, and wrap that shit around a tree. Bonus is you wouldn't be ruining something otherwise worthwhile :)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-29-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,561
Posted By unlucky1
Interesting, I was seeing skip fire on my trip to...

Interesting, I was seeing skip fire on my trip to Reno last summer. Temperatures were moderate, and we were generally high altitude which runs the bike a little easier. I'd narrowed it down to bad...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,561
Posted By unlucky1
I experienced some weird bottom-end noise on my...

I experienced some weird bottom-end noise on my 06. Turns out I ran the life out of the Jardine muffler and it was rattling as the engine turned. New used (Hawk) pipe has it sounding pretty normal...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,808
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Posted By unlucky1
Yeah I really like it. It uses the idle...

Yeah I really like it.

It uses the idle control to bring it up to 2krpm while it warms up. One one hand it probably warms it up a little faster, on the other hand the bike doesn't get near as hot...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4,808
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Posted By unlucky1
Here are the records I kept on my 06 from 38k...

Here are the records I kept on my 06 from 38k when I got it up to 60k when I sold it:

http://i.imgur.com/2tL616N.png
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,693
Posted By unlucky1
Ebr ecm is magic

Recommendation: install a EBR preprogrammed ECM from http://ebr.com

I installed one for my 08 last weekend. It really relaxes the characteristics of the engine by, as far as I can tell, rounding...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,561
Posted By unlucky1
Check it, at least. ...

Check it, at least.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/aRODj83ZsJivjEl0E94WVdq-iYDHDbTMdbKy5pZiwlM=w1020-h574-no
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By unlucky1
I got my 08 with almost 5000 miles on it via a...

I got my 08 with almost 5000 miles on it via a want ad. Might try that. I named my price in the ad so that took care of negotiation. Ended up with lower miles than I was shooting for too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,933
Posted By unlucky1
I looked and looked for something to replace mine...

I looked and looked for something to replace mine with. I landed on the updated version of what I already had. Short of a 990 SMT or a XR1200 which are each hard to find and way more expensive,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,561
Posted By unlucky1
I've done the whole mapping and datalogging thing...

I've done the whole mapping and datalogging thing to my 06. It ran about as fine as you'll get with a Jardine before I blew up that pipe.

But with the 08, I'm more inclined to just get a plug n...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,561
Posted By unlucky1
Do you know if they work with the exhaust valve...

Do you know if they work with the exhaust valve or does that get stuck open or whatever?

I actually have two low seats. Not sure if they're official accessory seats or standard equipment or what....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4,808
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Posted By unlucky1
I love my 06, but the 08 rides a lot nicer....

I love my 06, but the 08 rides a lot nicer. Probably because it has 56000 less miles :evil

I'm going to put the '10 scoop from the '06 on and my big boy seat from the '06 is already on it... I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,808
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Posted By unlucky1
Is that in Hope? Content: I picked up a 08...

Is that in Hope?

Content: I picked up a 08 with 4800 miles on Wednesday.

http://i.imgur.com/HxlZwmZl.jpg

Plan is to do the breather reroute and otherwise leave it as is. Runs perfectly....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,933
Posted By unlucky1
The 06 is a good bike, but the 09 is better. 07s...

The 06 is a good bike, but the 09 is better. 07s seem to have most of the problems.

I liked my '06 so much I put a ton of miles on it and then picked up a '08 with almost no miles this week... if...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By unlucky1
I never got my 06 to run right on the Jardine....

I never got my 06 to run right on the Jardine. There was always a little bit of a stumble/hesitation at like 2500 and light throttle. Those are not very good pipes, you can't jack up under them and I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,693
Posted By unlucky1
I have a bad taste in my mouth from "reliable"...

I have a bad taste in my mouth from "reliable" Japanese machines. My Vstar left me up the creek in Mud Lake, Idaho with a bad gearbox bearing and my Uly hasn't stranded me ever. Uly has over 3x the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,693
Posted By unlucky1
I did 6000+ to and from Texas on my '06 Uly in...

I did 6000+ to and from Texas on my '06 Uly in '13. Rolled 50,000 miles across the Bonneville Salt Flats into SLC.

Things that broke/wore out:
- the belt
- brake pads

Bring a spare belt if...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-23-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,339
Posted By unlucky1
It's supposed to have EBR heads, cylinders,...

It's supposed to have EBR heads, cylinders, pistons, cooling, oiling, rods, and crank. Not much Rotax left in it. They PURCHASED the rights to the design a year or so ago - I doubt they're paying...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By unlucky1
My brother has a Multi 1200. I like it and could...

My brother has a Multi 1200. I like it and could definitely live with it, but around 3k and below it's a bit of a handful. It definitely likes to cruise at a higher RPM than the Ulysses. I prefer the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,330
Posted By unlucky1
Come to think of it, I've never had somebody...

Come to think of it, I've never had somebody install my Uly's rear wheel. I always torque it and then untorque it and then torque it again by the book.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By unlucky1
Pilot Road bonus: they're also some of the best...

Pilot Road bonus: they're also some of the best rain performers.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By unlucky1
Michelin Pilot Road 2 or 3, both models are...

Michelin Pilot Road 2 or 3, both models are great. I had 10k my on the 2s before a big-ass pallet staple destroyed the rear and I had them replaced. My intent was to run them another 3-6k mi. So far...
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