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Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,790
Posted By Jim_SB
I've got an '05 Ulysses, 20k miles, original...

I've got an '05 Ulysses, 20k miles, original belt.

Spending more time riding my CRF250X these days though.
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,033
Posted By Jim_SB
Light up the back tire? My back tire life...

Light up the back tire?

My back tire life is short enough already! :rofl

I hear the "get all your weight on the bars and gun it" technique works great on tight switchbacks off road going...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,033
Posted By Jim_SB
Just stick your inside foot up near the front...

Just stick your inside foot up near the front axle and lean the bike over dirt bike style. The steering lock becomes a non-issue. Works great around town. If you actually start to dump the bike your...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,228
Posted By Jim_SB
Buell has taken a very good bike - the Ulysses -...

Buell has taken a very good bike - the Ulysses - and they are making it an even better bike.

Is it revolutionary? No. It is evolutionary. Better forks, better FI system, more steering lock,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Jim_SB
Ballinger

I know some guys going to Ballinger Sunday morning. Leaving SB at 6am.

I'm booked Saturday but my do the Sunday fun at Ballinger with my DRZ.

Jim in Santa Barbara
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By Jim_SB
San Diego Buell......

As Eph said talk to Al at ASB.

BUT - I highly recommend you spend a few bucks and get the FSM and do the work yourself.

Buells are generally very easy to maintain. I'm on my 2nd Buell (first...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Jim_SB
Santa Barbara Motorcycle Jetting

If you want to pay someone talk to Danny at Precision Motorcycle in Goleta (North of the airport across from the Elephant Bar on a side street, small industrial buiding). He's good and trustworthy....
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,895
Posted By Jim_SB
More Uly info......

Regarding the Ulysses..........

1. In Sand. In Death Valley in sand that was 4" deep or more I got a nasty head-shake while on the pegs. Sitting down reduces it somewhat. I view this as geometry...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-12-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,322
Posted By Jim_SB
Carrizo Plain

Hi guys,

I did this ride earlier this year on my Ulysses with a buddy on a V Strom....

We fueled up in New Cuyama took the 166 E. to Soda Lake Road.

Then NW up Soda Lake Road with a...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By Jim_SB
I picked up my Uly late Sept. of '06. ...

I picked up my Uly late Sept. of '06.

Brakes, suspension, handling, ergonomics, comfort are all top notch. Low maintenance, V-twin torque, lots of luggage space. The whole package works well for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 22,257
Posted By Jim_SB
I'm interested in some Dual Sport (DRZ400S)...

I'm interested in some Dual Sport (DRZ400S) skills training.

Obviously timing is everything.

Staying tuned...

Jim in Santa Barbara
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By Jim_SB
Zen, I hear that several of the '07 KTM's will be...

Zen, I hear that several of the '07 KTM's will be available with license plates in CA. Good news.

Of course you should check out the Huskies as well, already street legal.

I've ridden the KTM...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Jim_SB
Hello Mayor, If you've seen my orange Uly...

Hello Mayor,

If you've seen my orange Uly up there, then I guess so. It's the only local Uly AFAIK.

There are so many folks up there I recognize, but I am not on a "first name" basis with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Jim_SB
There is also the Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club....

There is also the Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club. Street, Dirt, Dual Sport and MX riders. Many of the members have multiple bikes for a variety of rides. SBMC is not brand specific, you can ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Jim_SB
EM, Good point on the gear box. My Husky...

EM,

Good point on the gear box. My Husky riding friends (2 450's and a 530) all are considering some type of gearing change. The reality of DS riding is we do get on the street occasionally and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Jim_SB
The new Huskies have better components, are much...

The new Huskies have better components, are much lighter and are easier to work on than a DRZ. They have very light and responsive steering but are taller than a DRZ.

The DRZ is signficantly less...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,373
Posted By Jim_SB
Howdy, Foxen Canyon is paved, anyone can do...

Howdy,

Foxen Canyon is paved, anyone can do it.

It goes through the wine country of Santa Barbara County, watch out for those who have been "over served" at the wine tasting.....
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Sounds good to me. The Cal Trans web site no...

Sounds good to me. The Cal Trans web site no longer lists it as "closed". A group of us from Santa Barbara are going to ride up to the Carrizo Plain National Monument on Sunday morning. We were...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
I heard they re-opened the 33 North of Ojai....

I heard they re-opened the 33 North of Ojai. True?

Jim in SB
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,547
Views: 962,566
Posted By Jim_SB
Dante's View - Death Valley, California

Uly's like the desert. And the mountains...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Jim_SB
I ride to Yosemite every Spring with a fairly...

I ride to Yosemite every Spring with a fairly large group of motorcyclists.

Last year we went at this exact time, weather was perfect, roads were peachy. Speed limits in the park are very low -...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Nice pics, M! I see you're on your usual...

Nice pics, M!

I see you're on your usual reporting schedule.:rofl

Jim in SB
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2006, 05:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,290
Posted By Jim_SB
Belstaff Adventure

I'm in the same boat as you guys.

What's a boy to do?:huh

The Belstaff Adenture Jacket http://www.belstaffusa.com/jackets.asp has large "cargo" pockets, built in hydration pack, waterproof...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,673
Posted By Jim_SB
Tent stuff....

You really need to decide what you want in a tent and how you want to use it first. Then you can shop for price.

I wanted a 3 season tent that I could use for camping from my Ulysses or my DRZ. I...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,300
Posted By Jim_SB
Santa Barbara is at sea level (duh) and I'm...

Santa Barbara is at sea level (duh) and I'm regularly seeing 156 - 165 miles before the FUEL light illuminates.

On our Death Valley trip I was seeing around 45mpg typically, although after one...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 20,684
Posted By Jim_SB
Hi Gregg, Thanks for the kind offer, but he...

Hi Gregg,

Thanks for the kind offer, but he doesn't ride and isn't interested. He really is a "car guy". A road rally or something he'd probably consider.:D

Oh, plus he's never ridden a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 50,118
Posted By Jim_SB
Hi guys, An easier way to break the bead on...

Hi guys,

An easier way to break the bead on that tire is to take a short 2x4 and a long (say 6' or more) 2x4.

Set the wheel next to something heavy like a truck or SUV.

Place the short...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 20,684
Posted By Jim_SB
Well, he's a BMW guy all right. He works for the...

Well, he's a BMW guy all right. He works for the factory. But he's a "car guy".

I always tease him that his job is so tough - he sells new BMW's from the factory to the dealers. Like they can buy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 20,684
Posted By Jim_SB
Hi M, Can't get away, my Brother is coming...

Hi M,

Can't get away, my Brother is coming into town from Charlotte, NC for a few days. He and my Wife don't get along very well, it's not like I can leave the 2 of them together! Plus he might...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 20,684
Posted By Jim_SB
Hello Walter, Glad the Katoom is treating...

Hello Walter,

Glad the Katoom is treating you well. Honestly if things don't work out as planned with the Ulysses I'll be looking that direction - or possibly at a used GS.

But for now the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Marbleless took his kite board in search of water...

Marbleless took his kite board in search of water in Death Valley. He found none.

Signature? Yeah, I think wherever M goes a board goes. Not sure if I've ever seen his bike without one.:rofl
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Which reminds me, M is the mad photographer. ...

Which reminds me, M is the mad photographer.

That camera is always at the ready, riding, turning, braking, climbing, walking, whatever. He'll be riding along ahead of you and a hand will fly up...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 50,118
Posted By Jim_SB
Hi guys, Great ride, great report. I was...

Hi guys,

Great ride, great report. I was down that way for the Anza Borrego Desert Dash earlier this year, we prolly did some of the same terrain. I skipped the Squeeze section mainly due to all...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 20,684
Posted By Jim_SB
Hello M, As we discussed over the weekend,...

Hello M,

As we discussed over the weekend, I'm booked up with family stuff the rest of this month and can't join you for Baja. Sounds awesome. Have a great trip!

Walter, the trip report is...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Every now and then M would grab my camera and...

Every now and then M would grab my camera and take a pic. I tried to avoid falling down the mountain to Badwater.....:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Hmm. Looks salty...:huh

Hmm. Looks salty...:huh
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Another view up DV...

Another view up DV...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Where's my dirt bike when I need it?

Where's my dirt bike when I need it?
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2006, 01:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,222
Posted By Jim_SB
Never stand in your food!

Hey, I found another pic of our little friend...
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