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Old 03-26-2013, 06:30 AM   #76
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The Uly suspension properly dialed in is one of the best stock handlers around.
And if you get it wrong can be very uncomfortable on such a short wheelbase. Ask me how I know......
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:19 AM   #77
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And if you get it wrong can be very uncomfortable on such a short wheelbase. Ask me how I know......
Seriously, what was the problem and how did you fix it?
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:02 PM   #78
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I'm kinda biased but I think you ought to buy this one.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=buell

Nice bike with lots of nice extras and I'd throw in a spare belt & rear bearing set.

I have Hepco Becker Junior bags on mine. Personally I like them better than the Journeys or the Gobis. They are side entry not clamshell & I think the look good on the Uly. They are big 40 liter sides & 45 liter topcase.

Good luck with your search. I think you'll like a Uly when you find the right one!

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:12 PM   #79
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All this agonizing and horse beating could be put to rest if you just get the Uly.
Most can be found at a price point that has hit close the bottom IMO. Unless its trashed or in need of lots of work, a decent bike doesn't go for much less.
If your handy at all the guys at badweatherbikers will keep you on the road.
Most know more than the dealership and a heck of a lot more friendly.
Well my first trade attempt went nowhere. The dealer wanted 3 or 4 grand difference for my Nightster, which books at the same value as the Ulysses they have. So I'm still looking.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:51 AM   #80
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I bought my XT Uly brand new in June '08.It's done 65,000km with only servicing,one belt at 40,00km and a set of wheel bearings at 55,000km.It only went to the dealer for it's first service and I've done the rest every 5,000km.
It's bog standard with the H&B bags and has been a great bike,just like my M2,DR 650 etc etc.
The last ride I did with friends on a Super Tenere and a Tiger 1200 we did a 5km stretch of 6" rocks and ruts which was tough on the bike when it spent most of the time sliding the muffler over big rocks but it did it,the other two did it easier with traction,ABS and better ground clearance but the big donkey made it on road tyres at 40 PSI.There wasn't much difference between the three on the the open dirt sections.
The only other thing I notice is trying to accelerate on rutted dirt roads usually lights up the rear tyre with lots of low down torque,better dualsport tyres and adjusting the suspension would help a fair bit, but powerslides on a loaded Uly can be great fun.
I haven't had any dramas with either of my Buell's but I do service them regularly and don't let other people touch them.
Hope this helps.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #81
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So, anyone thing a trade for an 06 Ulysses with 17k miles would be okay?
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:46 AM   #82
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So, anyone thing a trade for an 06 Ulysses with 17k miles would be okay?
Nothing wrong with that.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:42 PM   #83
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Well trading the Nightster isn't going to work, so I put it on ebay. Hopefully it sells the first go-round and then I'll just pay cash for the next bike.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #84
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So as the Nightster's heading out... I'm digging back into the Buells for sale. One thing I just noticed is that there seems to be two different types of bags, big round 2 tone ones, and skinnier appearing all black ones. Any difference other than size? I think the small ones would be enough for me, are the two sets of equal quality/value?
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #85
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The two tone ones are Journeys and the black ones are Juniors Flash. Depending on the year you get, the latches are in different places on the racks. Early models are on the front of the racks and certain bags fit fine, the Juniors Flash iirc are shaped in a forward slope and look funny if on backwards.

http://www.motomachines.com/Junior-F...Set_p_186.html

The Jouneys can mount either way.

http://www.motomachines.com/Journey_c_23-2-0.html

Of course you could just find the late racks and mount whatever you'd like from Hepco Becker.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:50 PM   #86
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The two tone ones are Journeys and the black ones are Juniors Flash. Depending on the year you get, the latches are in different places on the racks. Early models are on the front of the racks and certain bags fit fine, the Juniors Flash iirc are shaped in a forward slope and look funny if on backwards.

http://www.motomachines.com/Junior-F...Set_p_186.html

The Jouneys can mount either way.

http://www.motomachines.com/Journey_c_23-2-0.html

Of course you could just find the late racks and mount whatever you'd like from Hepco Becker.
Any ideas as to where I can find bag mounts?
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #87
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Uly racks

Google found several...
http://www.happy-trail.com/Buell-Uly...k-Ulysses.aspx
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/rear-...12xt-all-years
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...fabcfe0abaa7c8

and here's some assembly tips:
http://badweatherbikers.com/buell/me...tml?1273496328

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #88
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I had an 08 Ulysses XT and I enjoyed it for the most part. Rides good, plenty of torquey power and I had zero issues with it. The one thing that I could not stand that I haven't seen mentioned in this thread is the heat from the front cylinder. It puts off crazy heat on the right side from the front cylinder that will roast your right thigh in the summertime and nearly as bad the rest of the year too. They make a kit that you can get that adds another ram air type scoop on the right side to try to direct airflow to the cylinder to help cool it more. Just wanted to make sure you knew about this issue before buying one. I unfortunately didn't do my research well and didn't find out until I was riding it home after I bought it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:07 PM   #89
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Ok, so the guy who bought the Nightster is coming this Saturday to pay and pick it up, so it's getting serious.
Here's the ones I'm looking at.

This 08 with 13k miles for 6150 on ebay from a dealer that may or may not be reputable. I know the auction's over, but I got the 2nd chance offer from ebay, I guess a deabeat bidder.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/XB12X...orcev4exp=true

An 08 with 10k miles and no bags(except a Buell soft bag that attaches to triple tail) for 5000, apparently had a minor down that only scratched one puck, rider kit installed, and the owner repainted the tank shroud looking thing and headlight shroud OD green.

This 06 with 9k miles and all the bags for 5300.
http://www.actionpowersportsusa.com/...71&pov=3176404

An 06 with right around 20k miles for 4600 from an adver.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=842968

And finally an 06 with no bags and 6.5k miles for 4000.
http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3699120941.html

So any thoughts on these? I think I would like hard bags, but I'm not sure what the $ value of that should be. Cheaper is better to some degree, but I understand the value of an 08 vs 06.

Just after I first sent this, my wife ruled out the 08 on ebay, because I'm getting 6k for the Nightster and she's dead set on not spending a cent more.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #90
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My order preference from most important to least with the approx cost.

1. Shorter 08+ seat - cost about $100-$150 to replace.
2. Hard Bags - $600-$800 for a set of used ones.
3. RH Comfort Kit - $200
4. Taller Windscreen - $200
5. 08+ improved motor
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