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Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 26,735
Posted By PNW ULY
Great write-up Doc, glad you made it back home...

Great write-up Doc, glad you made it back home and congrats on the adventure. Originally from the Adirondacks, so interested in your perspective of that part of the world - - sounds like a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By PNW ULY
Good to hear ! ! Meant to mention in my last post...

Good to hear ! ! Meant to mention in my last post that "star" washers are highly recommended on all the ground connections - - seem to work well.

PM Sent.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By PNW ULY
Simon just beat me to it - - was going to...

Simon just beat me to it - - was going to recommend checking the grounds, especially if the bike was "lightly used" or sat for long periods before your purchase. And on that note, (and having no...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By PNW ULY
Been to BadWeb ? ? ...

Been to BadWeb ? ?

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/142838/142838.html

Great site, plenty of wrenching knowledge that can at least help diagnose the issue if you're set on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,527
Posted By PNW ULY
Pr3

Put 19,000+ on a Michelin PR3 rear tire - - mounted on a Buell Ulysses. Mostly slab commuting; still with some tread, but swapped to new as the rainy season began a few months ago.

I'm no...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,378
Posted By PNW ULY
Bring the Uly ! ! ! We can commiserate the demise...

Bring the Uly ! ! ! We can commiserate the demise of Buell and speculate on the long-awaited EBR AX Adventure Bike. . . or not. . .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,378
Posted By PNW ULY
Looks awesome, on the calendar. . .

Looks awesome, on the calendar. . .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,477
Posted By PNW ULY
They'll also allow an additional 10% discount for...

They'll also allow an additional 10% discount for military - - active, retired, just ask, may even swing it for any length of service. . . so with that, plus no tax, no shipping, 20-25% off ? ? ?
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-23-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By PNW ULY
I commute 40 miles each way year-round on the...

I commute 40 miles each way year-round on the Buell, probably less than ten days per season where I'll opt for the truck - - icy conditions, snow etc. Most good comments already been listed with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By PNW ULY
My recent breakdown: Filing: $3.00 RTA...

My recent breakdown:

Filing: $3.00
RTA Tax: $29.00 RTA = Regional Transit Authority
Other: $40.75 Not sure what "Other" means. . .
Total: $ 72.75

2008 Buell Ulysses with 1200cc engine
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 112,629
Posted By PNW ULY
. . . "and 'Boom' goes the dynamite. . ." :rofl...

. . . "and 'Boom' goes the dynamite. . ." :rofl Well, I'll throw on the MT-60Rs, need to wear them out anyway while waiting for the new Conti's. . .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 112,629
Posted By PNW ULY
Hmmm. . . John, no offense, but you seem to be...

Hmmm. . . John, no offense, but you seem to be posting a bit about Ulys on this thread (and others) . . . Nostalgia ? Remorse ? Or maybe. . .



Shopping ? ?

:jack
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
Posted By PNW ULY
Jamin - No worries, and actually I meant...

Jamin -

No worries, and actually I meant "tourer" as opposed to "You've already got a better "cruiser" than anything offered..." I'm a Harley guy as well, have a 20 year old FXR bought new two...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
Posted By PNW ULY
Unless you get an excellent offer from a Buell...

Unless you get an excellent offer from a Buell enthusiast in Germany, I'd keep the Ulysses. You've already got a better "cruiser" than anything offered . . . and a bike that will arguably carve...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,046
Posted By PNW ULY
That's a compelling point, and I thought it was...

That's a compelling point, and I thought it was interesting since I enjoy off-roading in my 4x4, taking my motorcycle off pavement, and mountain biking. . . After the initial negative responses about...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By PNW ULY
Good to hear - - lots of debris on main...

Good to hear - - lots of debris on main thoroughfares right now from what I saw: tire chains, bungee cords, tire carcasses, etc. from vehicles losing components along I-5 and I-405. . .

Just...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By PNW ULY
Well. . . How'd that work out ? ? ? Tip of the...

Well. . . How'd that work out ? ? ? Tip of the hat, if you rode more than a few miles in this. . . Too much unmitigated risk for me.

Ride Safe (or at least with dry feet). . .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-17-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By PNW ULY
Agree. . . Also commute year round, with the...

Agree. . . Also commute year round, with the exception of snow/black ice. Eighty miles round trip, but luckily (weather-wise anyway), almost all four lane highways (Hwy 16, I-5, I-405). Rode all week...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,046
Posted By PNW ULY
^ + 1 Remove the gates; great opportunity...

^ + 1

Remove the gates; great opportunity for a 4x4 / tow enthusiast to sit at the bottom of the trailhead every weekend and charge $500 per tow for the AWD mini-van owners that feel that their...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-02-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,256
Posted By PNW ULY
Condolences to the family. . .

Condolences to the family. . .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-02-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,256
Posted By PNW ULY
My illogical inference to an earlier post was a...

My illogical inference to an earlier post was a mistake, and mine alone . . . Any confusion based on my comments should be ignored.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,330
Posted By PNW ULY
Usually about $225 US to the door in 120/70 17 F...

Usually about $225 US to the door in 120/70 17 F and 180/55 17 R, not sure if they are made in your size. Will admit, they are great wet traction tires; commute 80 miles per day year round on them. ....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-21-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,954
Posted By PNW ULY
No worries on the sarcasm, I'm guilty as well;...

No worries on the sarcasm, I'm guilty as well; not my intent to start a pissing contest here anyway. . . If you've got an XT, with the OEM racks, the Muffin Tops are a viable option for top loaders....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-21-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,954
Posted By PNW ULY
Same here . . . Careful, we wouldn't too...

Same here . . .

Careful, we wouldn't too many people to vouch for the quality of Muffin Top panniers, may steer people into comparison shopping. . .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,954
Posted By PNW ULY
Here you go:...

Here you go: http://muffintopindustries.com/products.html

Best advice, shop around. . .

YMMV
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,954
Posted By PNW ULY
Err, not sure how at Happy Trails side cases at...

Err, not sure how at Happy Trails side cases at about $250 each are a better value than Muffin Top 41L cases at $320 for the pair, but whatever. . . Best advice, shop...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-19-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,954
Posted By PNW ULY
Not to steal Mike's thunder, but I also have the...

Not to steal Mike's thunder, but I also have the Muffin Top panniers (props to Mike on that) and the Happy Trails mounts and they fit on the OEM racks - - only issue is the passenger pegs must be in...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,588
Posted By PNW ULY
Here's a pretty good write-up:...

Here's a pretty good write-up: http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=33651.0 , gets good on page four, post #48 and beyond. Also some good info/input from guys who work with concrete (or at...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-19-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,506
Posted By PNW ULY
Nope, can barely work my iPod. . . Just have van...

Nope, can barely work my iPod. . . Just have van envy - - even saw a real clean GMC Safari (Astro cousin) yesterday and thought about your Astro. . . but enough of the "bromance" - - that's a great...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,506
Posted By PNW ULY
Love the Astro - - especially the pop-up top and...

Love the Astro - - especially the pop-up top and awning. . .

Hey, didn't you find the funds for the pop-topper as an uncashed check in the glove box - - or something?

Ride Safe. . .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-08-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 162,640
Posted By PNW ULY
The windscreen "XB12 Ulysses..." sticker is also...

The windscreen "XB12 Ulysses..." sticker is also a way to check - - it'll either end with "...X" or "...XT"; seeing the magnesium colored wheels and longer forks leads me to also believe "X" with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-05-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,810
Posted By PNW ULY
No comments on Tiger vs. Uly, but shoot a pm to...

No comments on Tiger vs. Uly, but shoot a pm to JPhish, he has a 955 Tiger, Tiger 800XC, and recently sold his Uly. . . He'll have some great perspective on your dilemma.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-01-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,939
Posted By PNW ULY
"Honey, I think I really want a dual sport for my...

"Honey, I think I really want a dual sport for my next bike. . ."

"Whaddya crazy ? You'll poke yer eye out ! ! ! "

Heal quick, glad to hear no permanent damage.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,052
Posted By PNW ULY
S.A.M. - Thanks for the offer, just got the bike...

S.A.M. - Thanks for the offer, just got the bike back a few hours ago - - still need to work out the quirks, will hopefully do that on a long ride tomorrow. . .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,052
Posted By PNW ULY
Out. . .

I have to withdraw from this adventure - - like most things, not one predominating factor, but several issues combining to impact the overall goal. My bike is currently in the shop waiting for a new...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-24-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By PNW ULY
Great report and glad the plugs held - - highly...

Great report and glad the plugs held - - highly recommend a small tube of "Shoe Goo" or similar product with the tire repair kits - - always seems to add more friction to the set. . .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-15-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,150
Posted By PNW ULY
Well, not to break from tradition, but I've...

Well, not to break from tradition, but I've commuted 25,000 miles on my XT with the top case without side case bracketry with no ill effects. . . Not much in the top case (15 lbs. or less), and after...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,052
Posted By PNW ULY
+1. . . Think the route will challenge my 17"...

+1. . . Think the route will challenge my 17" front wheel in ideal conditions, so would agree on postponing to a date when the trail is clear of snow.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,249
Posted By PNW ULY
Hey, is this it?

This one ? Naaaaaah. . . .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By PNW ULY
PM Sent. For just a 1-2 day expedition, I'm not...

PM Sent. For just a 1-2 day expedition, I'm not sure if you'd want to meet up in Stevenson sometime reasonably early the day of, or get there the afternoon before starting North. . .
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