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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-24-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By unlucky1
Your garage or PO's? That looks like a nice space.

Your garage or PO's? That looks like a nice space.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-24-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
I helped fix up a 1976 Porsche 914 that had been...

I helped fix up a 1976 Porsche 914 that had been sitting in a barn for a couple decades. 100% mouse-filled. Floorboard and carpet ruined from all the pee. Heater duct all chewed up and turned into a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-23-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By unlucky1
My 06 with a ton of miles was really good. My 08...

My 06 with a ton of miles was really good. My 08 with low miles is less good.

With a lower mile bike that old you'll still be fixing some of the problems it rolled out of the factory with, and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-04-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
That's some PO engineering. Custom steel rack...

That's some PO engineering. Custom steel rack underneath, bolts to the factory luggage points and the reflectors. He mangled the bags, so they ain't going back on a bolt or whatever.

They're OK...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-02-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By unlucky1
Probably worth it while the front wheel is off...

Probably worth it while the front wheel is off the ground to loosen and re-torque the steering head.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-01-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
I saw some real curvy roads on the map but I...

I saw some real curvy roads on the map but I never got to them before I turned around to meet my buddy for some Sultan Basin Road fun. I think they were right around the corner though.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-01-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By unlucky1
I think that was right before we did our big trip...

I think that was right before we did our big trip to Texas and back, shaking down some fuel adjustments. Almost didn't recognize the place last time I was in, they did a good job in there.


...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-01-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By unlucky1
Left side? No brake there. I can't imagine it's...

Left side? No brake there. I can't imagine it's much more than:

- support bike
- remove wheel
- remove axle
- loosen clamp bolts
- slide fork leg out

I just looked at my 08. 2 lower clamp...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,591
Views: 911,933
Posted By unlucky1
I've lived north of Seattle for 28 years and just...

I've lived north of Seattle for 28 years and just yesterday was the first time I visited Tahoma.

http://i.imgur.com/7UNycNzl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7UNycNz.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,846
Posted By unlucky1
Reading the article, I was thinking "maybe in a...

Reading the article, I was thinking "maybe in a few years when these depreciate a few thousand it might be a candidate to replace my Ulysses" but 25-35mpg is really bad.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-01-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Rode up to Mt. Rainier NP yesterday afternoon....

Rode up to Mt. Rainier NP yesterday afternoon. It's a schlep from Renton on down that's for sure. Was determined to take a pretty photo of the bike; had it for a couple months and haven't taken one...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-30-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Thanks, been looking for an 08 manual. Difference...

Thanks, been looking for an 08 manual. Difference between an X and an XT is just the suspenders and bodywork, right?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-30-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,313
Posted By unlucky1
I hope that isn't true. But if it is, sounds...

I hope that isn't true.

But if it is, sounds like there's a winnable lawsuit there. Unfortunately stuff like this seems to always take years to sort out.

Hero has made some promises (HX250,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,708
Posted By unlucky1
Come on Polaris, buy EBR.

Come on Polaris, buy EBR.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
I was successful in a Super 8 parking lot. It was...

I was successful in a Super 8 parking lot. It was a wrestling match but it got on there. Had to loosen the idler pulley bolts to give it a little wiggle room. It was a long trip so I had a spare belt...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Get in touch with Mike Cobb at xoptiinside.com -...

Get in touch with Mike Cobb at xoptiinside.com - he can get you set up with a good tune for 1/3 what EBR was asking for a preprogrammed.

He's also running a fundraiser to try and purchase the old...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Help keep Xoptiinside in business....

Help keep Xoptiinside in business. http://www.gofundme.com/s8bf8g

http://xoptiinside.com
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-17-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Not worried about Uly parts. There are so many...

Not worried about Uly parts. There are so many x-references for things like relays, fuel pump/filter, belt, wheel bearings etc, that I should be able to keep mine going for a while. Barring, of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-16-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
c'mon Polaris, realize the potential that Hero...

c'mon Polaris, realize the potential that Hero squandered!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-15-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Yeah I love how it runs... when I can get it...

Yeah I love how it runs... when I can get it running. There's something weird happening between the starter and the new ECM I think.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-15-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Yeah I think I had some gremlin on my 08 narrowed...

Yeah I think I had some gremlin on my 08 narrowed down to my brand new EBR ECM and had just contacted them this morning about exchanging it.

Bummed. :freaky
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-10-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,927
Posted By unlucky1
Nice, I got my 06 at 38k. Wasn't pretty either....

Nice, I got my 06 at 38k. Wasn't pretty either. Good news is by those miles the factory goof-ups are shaken out and fixed, or evident. I had about 23k good, generally weirdness-free miles before I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-10-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,927
Posted By unlucky1
Last dry day (yeah yeah, well my clutch cable...

Last dry day (yeah yeah, well my clutch cable guide broke and melted the weather sleeve on the cable so no rain for me until I get a new cable) for almost a week so I rode to work too. I will echo...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By unlucky1
http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-equipment/motorcycle...

http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-equipment/motorcycles/cruiser-bikes/v-twin-synthetic-transmission-fluid/

This is relevant to my interests... but damn it's expensive. The Formula+ seems fine for me...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By unlucky1
Check the wheel bearings.

Check the wheel bearings.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By unlucky1
Tip on draining the primary: stand it up to get...

Tip on draining the primary: stand it up to get all the juices out.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By unlucky1
Right on, I just upgraded from a 06 to an 08...

Right on, I just upgraded from a 06 to an 08 myself. I'll take a stab at these inline:



It's 2.5ish w/o filter change. The filter eats some volume, 2.8 is about right.



That's the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-03-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,219
Posted By unlucky1
I replaced the spark plugs. Old ones were...

I replaced the spark plugs. Old ones were DCPR8EIX. I put the lower heat range plugs in, DCPR9EIX, those worked well on my 06. Rear 8EIX came out with the glass part cracked and the metal on the wire...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-03-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,219
Posted By unlucky1
Bike will run cooler with the ECM. I'll be...

Bike will run cooler with the ECM.

I'll be at Sturgis on my Uly too. My little (but much larger) brother is riding his Uly. Staying at the Buffalo Chip
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-01-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By unlucky1
Buell blast. Get that underslung exhaust...

Buell blast. Get that underslung exhaust repositioned up high, add bash plate, some trail-y tires, and wrap that shit around a tree. Bonus is you wouldn't be ruining something otherwise worthwhile :)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-29-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Interesting, I was seeing skip fire on my trip to...

Interesting, I was seeing skip fire on my trip to Reno last summer. Temperatures were moderate, and we were generally high altitude which runs the bike a little easier. I'd narrowed it down to bad...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
I experienced some weird bottom-end noise on my...

I experienced some weird bottom-end noise on my 06. Turns out I ran the life out of the Jardine muffler and it was rattling as the engine turned. New used (Hawk) pipe has it sounding pretty normal...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Yeah I really like it. It uses the idle...

Yeah I really like it.

It uses the idle control to bring it up to 2krpm while it warms up. One one hand it probably warms it up a little faster, on the other hand the bike doesn't get near as hot...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Here are the records I kept on my 06 from 38k...

Here are the records I kept on my 06 from 38k when I got it up to 60k when I sold it:

http://i.imgur.com/2tL616N.png
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,219
Posted By unlucky1
Ebr ecm is magic

Recommendation: install a EBR preprogrammed ECM from http://ebr.com

I installed one for my 08 last weekend. It really relaxes the characteristics of the engine by, as far as I can tell, rounding...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Check it, at least. ...

Check it, at least.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/aRODj83ZsJivjEl0E94WVdq-iYDHDbTMdbKy5pZiwlM=w1020-h574-no
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,927
Posted By unlucky1
I got my 08 with almost 5000 miles on it via a...

I got my 08 with almost 5000 miles on it via a want ad. Might try that. I named my price in the ad so that took care of negotiation. Ended up with lower miles than I was shooting for too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,289
Posted By unlucky1
I looked and looked for something to replace mine...

I looked and looked for something to replace mine with. I landed on the updated version of what I already had. Short of a 990 SMT or a XR1200 which are each hard to find and way more expensive,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
I've done the whole mapping and datalogging thing...

I've done the whole mapping and datalogging thing to my 06. It ran about as fine as you'll get with a Jardine before I blew up that pipe.

But with the 08, I'm more inclined to just get a plug n...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,027,549
Posted By unlucky1
Do you know if they work with the exhaust valve...

Do you know if they work with the exhaust valve or does that get stuck open or whatever?

I actually have two low seats. Not sure if they're official accessory seats or standard equipment or what....
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