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Old 10-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #22
vtwin
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Location: NorCal
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Face, had a Road King, then a DL650 and missed the torque and lazy cruising of the big twin. The DL650 is a good, but a boring bike that needed more attention than I was willing to give. (chain, valve adjustment, coolant, waterpump etc) Went and got a Ulysses. Not without it's issues, but the torque and easy cruising on the freeway is additive. Even though it has a small rev range, it doesn't need to rev to get to speed. It does 3.8K at 70-73mph and that's with the XB9 mod. The DL650 did closer to 5.3-5.6K at the same speed with a 1 tooth up on the counter gear. Now the DL could also go to 9K or so on the tach, but I don't care to do that.
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