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Forum: Beasts 12-24-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
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: Beasts 12-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
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: Beasts 10-23-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,059
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: Beasts 10-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,439
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: Beasts 10-10-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,951
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: Beasts 10-08-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,999
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: Beasts 10-07-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,999
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...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,951
Posted By unlucky1
I figured out how to avoid getting stranded by a...

I figured out how to avoid getting stranded by a broken belt about 1200 miles from home in St. George, UT: bring a spare.

Oh (literally) snap!...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4,049
Views: 468,258
Posted By unlucky1
People tell me this wherever I go.

People tell me this wherever I go.
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,951
Posted By unlucky1
They're low-maintenance (pretty much just change...

They're low-maintenance (pretty much just change the oil and make sure the tires are inflated - get oil change stuff from Autozone), reliable bikes that need occasional fiddling. That occasional...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,442
Posted By unlucky1
The cases are pretty good air brakes too, the...

The cases are pretty good air brakes too, the bike gets going a lot better without them.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,055
Posted By unlucky1
It's not really all that thrilling... you just...

It's not really all that thrilling... you just dial up americansportbike.com or ebracing.com or amazon.com and order what you need. It's a lot like buying parts for a motorcycle they still make.

...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 76,808
Posted By unlucky1
It's more naked than stock: ...

It's more naked than stock:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_01iE7h2UlY/T9YvOe1qNzI/AAAAAAAAKX0/i0OGG-_fBcU/s640/20120611104143.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,749
Posted By unlucky1
Talking about the rubber bladder air shocks,...

Talking about the rubber bladder air shocks, maybe?

The air shocks are kind of dumpy. My friend got a pair of Progressive shocks as an upgrade for his 07 Ultra Classic and says it's a completely...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,790
Posted By unlucky1
K1300GT - on paper it sounds pretty nice, but on...

K1300GT - on paper it sounds pretty nice, but on the highway it gets blown around like a sail which blows my mind with how heavy a bike it is, the engine has all the character of a Honda Accord's,...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,442
Posted By unlucky1
You can see the USNS Montford Point right above...

You can see the USNS Montford Point right above my mirror (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Montford_Point_(T-MLP-1))
http://i.imgur.com/kmnBLn1l.jpg

I guess this is the oldest standing building...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,055
Posted By unlucky1
I've had to do a little minor work to my Uly but...

I've had to do a little minor work to my Uly but it's a ridiculously fun bike and it's never left me stuck. I sort of enjoy the hot leg now, it's a good bike to ride in the winter :)
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,679
Posted By unlucky1
Where'd you find those tire prices?...

Where'd you find those tire prices? Motorcycle-superstore has them, but they want $227 for the 180 rear.
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,442
Posted By unlucky1
Ouch. Mine let go about 1300 miles from home in...

Ouch. Mine let go about 1300 miles from home in June. Thankfully Erik made it easy to change.

http://i.imgur.com/y8J1a6T.jpg

Also - sorry to hear about your disappeared Buell, Roostre. Thieves...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,385
Posted By unlucky1
The Evo 80, while no power house or speed demon,...

The Evo 80, while no power house or speed demon, is a sweetheart of a motor. If the bike has been reasonably well maintained, it should do alright. The air ride suspension is pretty dumpy though, but...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,749
Posted By unlucky1
What's the difference? One cools the ports on an...

What's the difference? One cools the ports on an otherwise-aircooled engine, the other... cools the ports on an otherwise-aircooled engine.

It's pretty clear that the TWIN COOL is precisely a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,749
Posted By unlucky1
You got me all hot and bothered.

You got me all hot and bothered.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,463
Posted By unlucky1
@OP I bought a vstar 1300 new out of the...

@OP

I bought a vstar 1300 new out of the crate. Loved it for about a year, but then keeping up with friends on more sporty standards became a chore, and I got bored of it. So yeah I know how it is...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By unlucky1
And be very careful not to side-load the inner...

And be very careful not to side-load the inner race.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,749
Posted By unlucky1
I'd like a TWIN COOL for my Ulysses, please. ...

I'd like a TWIN COOL for my Ulysses, please.

http://i.imgur.com/2uDoOtp.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By unlucky1
I used a homemade bearing press for mine. Off and...

I used a homemade bearing press for mine. Off and on pretty easy. Didn't use heat on the wheel but I did chill the bearings.
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,442
Posted By unlucky1
See any Ewoks?

See any Ewoks?
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By unlucky1
I've been told the only thing good about All...

I've been told the only thing good about All Balls bearings is the marketing. That said, I bought mine before I heard that and they have about 10k miles on them without any drama. I took the wheels...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 31,573
Posted By unlucky1
He checked his primary chain tension and said it...

He checked his primary chain tension and said it looked super-loose so we're going to open up the manual and give that a proper diagnosis and adjustment this weekend.

Update: he says he adjusted...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,876
Posted By unlucky1
I assume the hesitation comes from the big...

I assume the hesitation comes from the big cylinders and high compression. Mine does it more or less every other time I start the bike, regardless of whether it's been on the battery tender or not....
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,806
Posted By unlucky1
I don't have a P/N but it's one of those...

I don't have a P/N but it's one of those universal 1/2" plugs you can get at pep boys or autozone.

Looks exactly like
http://i.imgur.com/uSLFjxn.jpg

I bought one to replace it, but it wasn't...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,442
Posted By unlucky1
So you're saying there's nothing wrong with it...

So you're saying there's nothing wrong with it but you're afraid there might eventually be something wrong with it?

I mean, wanting to ride other bikes is as good a reason as any to trade off......
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,554
Posted By unlucky1
I bought a new Vstar and 2 years later at about...

I bought a new Vstar and 2 years later at about 17,000 miles, 800 miles from home, a bearing in the gearbox disintegrated. Engine out, cases split, $1800 repair. I called Yamaha USA and asked if...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,806
Posted By unlucky1
After I stripped out my drain hole threads, I put...

After I stripped out my drain hole threads, I put in a rubber tension plug. That thing stays in nice and tight and I've never had a single leak out of it. I've done about 17,000 miles with that plug.
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,472
Posted By unlucky1
I just lock the steering and make sure insurance...

I just lock the steering and make sure insurance is paid up. I only have a $5k domestic though, but I think the same principles apply :)
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,442
Posted By unlucky1
Yeah. The edge milling is really hot. It's also...

Yeah. The edge milling is really hot. It's also 1mm thinner than the OEM part. I don't know what sort of practical advantage this rotor will give me, but I needed a new one and it was $100 less than...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,442
Posted By unlucky1
The tires have about 6000 miles on them. I got...

The tires have about 6000 miles on them. I got them right before I left for Texas last month. The bike doesn't really get the front tire down to the edge... rear tire looks a little better though :)
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,442
Posted By unlucky1
I ordered a new EBR brake rotor and the race...

I ordered a new EBR brake rotor and the race mount kit for the Uly.

Old busted
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TpoAl3hhFWM/UeNCz6dQbKI/AAAAAAAAMS0/BoskgCvJ-rQ/w640-h480-no/20130714_173106.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,144
Posted By unlucky1
I wasn't going to mention it but I think you...

I wasn't going to mention it but I think you might be onto something here :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,442
Posted By unlucky1
Rode up to Mount Baker on the 5th. ...

Rode up to Mount Baker on the 5th.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kHKIsO4P-_s/UdcYSdSPAcI/AAAAAAAAMQM/asQUY5gBV-0/w470-h626-no/20130705_115258.jpg

Update: took those cases off today and I...
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