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Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,457
Posted By ulendo
I think someone already mentioned its a heat...

I think someone already mentioned its a heat transfer issue to the tire..



ask yourself this, if the Buell ZTL sucks for power and feel, why is it that the world record for a stoppie is held...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 50,819
Posted By ulendo
my dyno at work would tend to disagree...a carb...

my dyno at work would tend to disagree...a carb runs jets, which leave 'holes' in the powerband where the motor is running rich/lean. a few dyno runs to sort out the overall maps, and FI programming...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,712
Posted By ulendo
US vs Canada ?? You set it up when you make the...

US vs Canada ?? You set it up when you make the initial purchase. Dealer offered me the option ($$$) on extended warranty when I bought the bike...after listening to a bunch of the smoes on here I...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,712
Posted By ulendo
not necesarilly. original warranty is 2 years,...

not necesarilly. original warranty is 2 years, but lots of folks seem to have bought the extended warranty
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,712
Posted By ulendo
just dont forget to take a supply of radio...

just dont forget to take a supply of radio transponder antenna's for the security system with you.....seeing how many of them are being recalled for that as a warranty item, and bike no run when it...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,400
Posted By ulendo
dont confuse speed with gearing. want to...

dont confuse speed with gearing.

want to fly past the squids? entice them into a competition that transitions to a gravel road....and just keep going.
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,291
Posted By ulendo
man, Larryboy is sure starting to sound like...

man, Larryboy is sure starting to sound like Buellgrrrl in drag!! Just keep in mind that the folsk with an axe to grind are likely to make the most noise...the rest of us are out riding.:deal
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Forum: Beasts 07-04-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By ulendo
Karin Marische (erzberg -marische?) . its a...

Karin Marische (erzberg -marische?) . its a 1200S, not a uly, and the shots of her doing hare scrambles/eurocross were what convinced me I could put the CityX through the dirt passably well. Got...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By ulendo
better than the scorpion syncs on wet, mud, sand,...

better than the scorpion syncs on wet, mud, sand, and gravel. DIFFERENT feel on dry roads, and at hard lean angles, you can feel the tread blocks walk slightly.

** do note, I'm in BC, Canada -...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By ulendo
MT60's

check through my back posts - I've answered this exact question for new riders fo rthe past 2 years, and there are photos of the MT60's mounted on myCityX. the 160 rear works just fine, but be warned...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,631
Posted By ulendo
sounds like mine when the tps was off - the 08 is...

sounds like mine when the tps was off - the 08 is supposed to zero the tps on every startup though. Gotta admit I DONT know the exact start procedure for the 08, but if its like the earlier XB's, you...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By ulendo
[quote=ThePerfectCorner]Glad to here they took...

[quote=ThePerfectCorner]Glad to here they took care of you under warranty.[quote]

somewhere on Badweb there is also a follow up regarding the warranty replacement of rotors - one of the 'non...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,660
Posted By ulendo
Too big for me to even think about postinbg, but...

Too big for me to even think about postinbg, but heres a link to a panorama shot I did of Myra Canyon 2 weekends ago - no snow, and it might give some scale to things for folks who've never ridden up...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,660
Posted By ulendo
not sure who you got the snow info from, but I...

not sure who you got the snow info from, but I ran Naramata to Bellevue in my Jeep with my kids last weekend, and walked the myra canyon trestles the weekend before - no snow, but in the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By ulendo
best home made setups I've seen are done using...

best home made setups I've seen are done using car seat headrests - the type with 2 chromed rods that slide in and out seem to work best, and if you shop the you-pull yards, you can get them in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,570
Posted By ulendo
one thing thats been touched on ( re: quality &...

one thing thats been touched on ( re: quality & engineering) but not stated outright is how long do the comparable bikes last?

I've got an old ('85) BMW K100RT touring bike ... 160,000 km,...
Forum: Canada 05-05-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 31,198
Posted By ulendo
dunno - was there a gas station attendant named...

dunno - was there a gas station attendant named Grant Depatie dragged to death down there last year too?

enacted at the beginning of this year, its called " grants law " and yes, fuel purchases...
Forum: Canada 05-05-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By ulendo
1) southwest is FAR from being all doctors and...

1) southwest is FAR from being all doctors and lawyers - come in, take a look around. You'll like the husky's, and of the staff ride dirt bikes on the weekend.

2) theres a BC specific forum...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,219
Posted By ulendo
biggest issue with any of the XB Buells, and...

biggest issue with any of the XB Buells, and magazine writers is that the "pro's" dont have the time, or interest in reading the owners manual. If they did, they'd realize how critical the suspension...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By ulendo
closer than AK at least - if you ever get north...

closer than AK at least - if you ever get north of the border, I'm in Kelowna, BC. Can offer some great road, and dirt riding around here, too.
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 54,147
Posted By ulendo
Abbotsford bike show, '08 - nice looking beasts....

Abbotsford bike show, '08 - nice looking beasts. unfortunately, my buddy sucks at taking photos - not as high as it looks in the pic, but I still wouldnt want to try it 2 up in traffic!
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,667
Posted By ulendo
ECMspy is actually very user friendly - no...

ECMspy is actually very user friendly - no worries about accidentally wiping out your ECM, or anything like that. the current help file for it is also very good, and will basically walk you through...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,667
Posted By ulendo
some debate right now on whether/not you even...

some debate right now on whether/not you even need the 'race' ecm, or just ecmspy to let you fire the maps & programming into the existing eeprom. last gen of software wouldnt do it, but the newest...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,358
Posted By ulendo
this I've gotta see. when I fit the 160 width...

this I've gotta see. when I fit the 160 width MT60 rear, it was a @#$&* to get seated right, and had a less than ideal profile!!
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By ulendo
lol - the mixed profile thing is bogus on the...

lol - the mixed profile thing is bogus on the Buells anyway - I've got nearly 30k km on mine now, and the way I ride twisties, it eats tires. aside from the very first front, where I was taking it...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By ulendo
sounds very weird. WHICH scorpion did they put...

sounds very weird. WHICH scorpion did they put one ( there are several)?

The Uly, and my Sx come with the Scorpion sync's , which are a round profile tire, with no distinct ridge in the center....
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,782
Posted By ulendo
#9 - I'm over on the other coast, but may have a...

#9 - I'm over on the other coast, but may have a little insight for you. When I got my 9Sx, it was early in the year, and just like you're describing, warm starts were ok, but cold ones were...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By ulendo
yup - still taking it all the places folks here...

yup - still taking it all the places folks here tell me it cant go, too :evil
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By ulendo
muffler & pipe options

for a fairly complete list ( including dyno results) the muffler and pipe options for Buells can be found on http://www.americansportbike.com right on the splash page theres a link to 'the long...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,071
Posted By ulendo
~30,000 km on my XB9Sx CityX with no problems...

~30,000 km on my XB9Sx CityX with no problems other than rough usage on my part. ( dented muffler, shook the LP illuminator bulb out of the socket, etc)

Through the assorted models there have...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,193
Posted By ulendo
works fine : CityX and Uly have the same size...

works fine : CityX and Uly have the same size rims. see photos in my prior post for a look at how they fit.
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,810
Posted By ulendo
something to ponder - buddy with a liquid cooled...

something to ponder - buddy with a liquid cooled 4 asked about my bike pinging....it wasnt, but the lifters make a very similar noise at low-to-mid rpms. to anyone not used to an aircooled, pushrod...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,193
Posted By ulendo
front view: terrain is unmaintained forest...

front view: terrain is unmaintained forest service roads, and some light trail work. I run 70-100 kph on this stuff with no handling woes ( aside from bottoming the muffler :lol3 :eek1 )
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,193
Posted By ulendo
to put #'s to the MT60RS Corsas - about 9000km on...

to put #'s to the MT60RS Corsas - about 9000km on the rear when I shredded it on a cattle guard, and the front has maybe 30-40% left - YMMV, of course, and that mileage was maybe 50% dirt, and colder...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,283
Posted By ulendo
agreed...I'm 5'4"with a 28" inseam. the '06 wasnt...

agreed...I'm 5'4"with a 28" inseam. the '06 wasnt manageable, so I endeed up with the CityX as a sort of mini-Uly. When I tried the <REVISED>'07 setup at the dealer this spring, and turned the...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,523
Posted By ulendo
funny thing - I've had my BMW K100RT run out but...

funny thing - I've had my BMW K100RT run out but never my Buell XB9Sx. On most of the bikes I've ridden ( and I work at a dealership) the gauge gives a false sense of security, but isnt all that...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By ulendo
in short, it ISNT fully programmable - the fuel &...

in short, it ISNT fully programmable - the fuel & ignition lookups are programmable, but the base algorythms, and limiters ( like the rpm limiter, and max ignition advance) are not programmable. the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By ulendo
funny, I've never had a problem with that, and I...

funny, I've never had a problem with that, and I regularly ride standing on gravel / dirt. Only thing I can say about stand up riding is that it would benefit from having the bars about 1" farther...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By ulendo
the bottom of the lock tumbler is a small...

the bottom of the lock tumbler is a small rectangular 'keystock' that fits directly into the yellow plastic lock tab. if hit at the right ( wrong) angle, the tumbler can pop up slightly, and wont...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,475
Posted By ulendo
fair enough - and I havent seen the V-strom...

fair enough - and I havent seen the V-strom conversion to comment on it. Point being though, they CAN be built to a decent level, and its not really the concept of a belt drive system thats the...
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