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Old 05-09-2011, 03:37 PM   #5521
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Thanks for pointing that out Jim.
I attended an intro event for the Uly some years ago and got to hear Erik himself explain just how different his Uly was from a Harley. Would take a page to run it all down .... but one quick blast on one is really all you need for an I.Q. update. No real connection IMHO to your typical HD.

Once you get used to all the Buell quirks ... it's a great bike. Such a shame HD big wigs pulled the plug. The Buell has a very different character from the Tiger ... 180 degrees ... but ALL GOOD in it's own way.
And it's that diversity that everyone should be thankful for.
Splitin hairs! I'm well aware Buells are vasly different, but they were undeniably part of the Harley family. I've always wondered what would have happened if Buell could have found some other funding. I think a DL1K motor in a Uly would be very very good.
I'm mostly just frustrated after reading all the posts from guys who walked in a bought a Tiger while I've been waiting 4 months.
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:42 PM   #5522
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Very timely. I'm looking to do the same kind of thing since it looks like it might be a few weeks until Motech gets its act together with the top rack. I ordered the Givi universal mounting plate for monokey cases (which I use successfully on my 1050 Tiger) and I will try to see if I can mount it directly as you have, or if that doesn't look doable, to have a plate fabricated to put the Givi mount onto which then bolts onto the bike using the 4 mount points that are already there.

It doesn't seem like the stock plastic rack can really take any significant weight since there's not really anything underneath it. Are you mounting it using the stock holes drilled into the rear subframe or are you just mounting it to the stock rear rack?
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:46 PM   #5523
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$12 rear rack

I wanted a wider rear rack that would support things like tents and dry bags a little better but I could also use my Givi adapter plate (see above post) for when I want a top case.

The aftermarket is still pretty scarce on racks and I didn't feel like spending the money on a Touratech or Happy Trail quite yet so decided to go the cheap route.

I bought a 14" by 17" black plastic cutting board at Target for $12:


I figured out the pattern I wanted to go around the love handles:


I used a fine tooth finishing blade in my table saw, some files, and a sanding block to get it cut out and smoothed up. The plastic melts pretty good when you're cutting, but it worked out.


For mounting just the rack, I used 40mm SS button head bolts, fender washers, and 1/2" tall nested spacers sandwiched between washers.


Here's the rack mounted w/o the Givi plate:






I replace the two rear bolts with 50mm long socket heads and the Givi plate mounts on. Much sturdier now that it's sitting on top of the new rack:


At some point I'll get out the drill and jigsaw and make some tie down holes or slots if I think I need them.
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:48 PM   #5524
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Nice, that clears it up. Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:50 PM   #5525
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Very timely. I'm looking to do the same kind of thing since it looks like it might be a few weeks until Motech gets its act together with the top rack. I ordered the Givi universal mounting plate for monokey cases (which I use successfully on my 1050 Tiger) and I will try to see if I can mount it directly as you have, or if that doesn't look doable, to have a plate fabricated to put the Givi mount onto which then bolts onto the bike using the 4 mount points that are already there.

It doesn't seem like the stock plastic rack can really take any significant weight since there's not really anything underneath it. Are you mounting it using the stock holes drilled into the rear subframe or are you just mounting it to the stock rear rack?
With just the Givi plate, the 6mm bolts go through the stock plastic rack thing down into threaded bosses underneath.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:25 PM   #5526
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Trail wings are referred to as Death Wings, not Battle Wings...
I think it's safe to say you can lump the Battle Wings in that category, too...
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:31 PM   #5527
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I think it's safe to say you can lump the Battle Wings in that category, too...
Everybody's got an opinion on tires.... mine is that Battlewings are just about on par with the rest of the 90-10 tires which means they are darn good on pavement and damn poor in mud, sand, and loose dirt/gravel. I'm also of the opinion that Trailwings acquired the "Deathwing" moniker because they are sold routinely on small dual-sports that novice riders buy and then immediately take into tough off-road conditions, promptly falling on their ass. And this has very little to do with the brand of tire.

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Old 05-09-2011, 06:57 PM   #5528
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dare I bring up using Heidenau K60/Scout tires for this bike...? We love them!
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:00 PM   #5529
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They look nice, where do you buy them?
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:19 PM   #5530
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Finaly at friday I got the message from my local dealer that there's a re-assembled venom yellow tiger standing at their parking lot.
Unfortunately they were not able to solve the problem
Today I went back to place an order for an ECU. Basicly everything else has been replaced from the fuel supply and it still doesn't run properly.

Not quite sure how long it's going to take to get a new ECU but hopefully it's going to fix the fuel supply problems assuming that the problem is at the fuel supply...
Have the injectors been swapped out?
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #5531
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dare I bring up using Heidenau K60/Scout tires for this bike...? We love them!

Only if you can get Heidenau to actually make and ship them in 150/70 17" ...
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:43 PM   #5532
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Only if you can get Heidenau to actually make and ship them in 150/70 17" ...
Their web site lists them.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:20 PM   #5533
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Here is the oil leak

That's quite a leak. Have they fixed it?
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:15 AM   #5534
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That's quite a leak. Have they fixed it?
He said since it had such few miles on it he was going to wait to see what developed...
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:03 AM   #5535
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He said since it had such few miles on it he was going to wait to see what developed...

When I picked mine up there was some residue on the cylinder, which concerned me. The dealer said it was just an anti-corosion product. They cleaned it off and it hasn't returned. Fortunately it didn't look like yours does. I hope it isn't going to be a problem.
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