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Old 09-08-2011, 08:56 PM   #76
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Last year I had a Buell XB12X and a Sachs Madass for around town.

I sold both of them to go back to Jap, I bought a 2007 R1 for my road bike and a 2009 DR650 for my commuter/townie and for dirt travelling.

I am not happy with the R1 and it is up for sale, I wanted to ride it on the track but can't stand the thought of throwing it down, so I bought a RGV250 for that, and I can't ride it on the road as it is just too fast and I am going to get a major ticket sooner or later.

The DR650 I like better but without the R1 I just don't think it is going to cut it. I think I might sell it as well.

Looking a the larger Tigers at the moment, would like a SMT but I am not willing to pay new price and they rarely come up second hand. Even these are going to be too much for a commuter, so then I am back to having 3 bikes.

The sensible solution would probably to buy a Wee or a Versys and use the RGV for sports riding.

Edit: And my heart is telling me to go buy another Uly.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:01 AM   #77
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Edit: And my heart is telling me to go buy another Uly.
There is "something" about a Uly (if you connect with them) that just isn't matched by any other bike. I love my Multistrada but still miss my Uly.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:14 AM   #78
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Last year I had a Buell XB12X .....

.....I bought a RGV250 .....


Edit: And my heart is telling me to go buy another Uly.

I'd trade my Uly for that RGV250 in a heartbeat.



Damn, wrong continent.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:47 AM   #79
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Anything would be better than a bike with a POS HD engine.


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Old 09-09-2011, 11:00 AM   #80
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Just people with nothing better to do then make negative comments.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:46 AM   #81
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Traded my 07 Uly for a 2010 R1200GSA 30 years edition. Nothing at all wrong with the Uly though and I really do miss its 'character' compared to the GSA but Mrs P wouldn't tour on the back of the Uly......Something to do with her vision going blurred when the Uly was at tickover....!

I really loved the engine on the Uly and the quirkiness of the rest of the bike, handled really well too.

All in all i'm very happy with my GSA 30, but if anything it's just a bit boring compared to the Buell Ulysses.

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Old 09-12-2011, 12:00 PM   #82
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Anything would be better than a bike with a POS HD engine.
Some people just don't get it!
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #83
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Tenere. If you can find one. Sits a little tall, but I'm really enjoying mine.

Then you can plan a ride back to Utah with a bike that will finish it.

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Old 09-12-2011, 02:49 PM   #84
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I had an 08 Ulysses and thought I loved it, but never gelled

Tried an Aprilia Caponord which was brilliant until it caught fire and burned out

Now have an 04 Ducati Multistrada 1000DS and to be honest, it's all the bike I need and to say I am pleased would be a understatement. It has the handling, the brakes, the ride quality, the noise (dry clutch and a Termigoni exhaust) and most of all it has "spirit" and a V twin motor
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:14 PM   #85
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2012 Yamaha Super Tenere. Needed something for the wife and I to ride. What with all the camping gear and us push 490lbs. The 08 XT just vibrated the filling out. Hard to enjoy days of wandering around when you can't go more than hour. Beside with the bike all apart to replace isolators needed something to ride. Ordered parts online and waiting for the brown truck I bought a new bike too .
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #86
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+1 on the Super Tenere. I still stand behind my assessment that the Tenere is equal to or better that the Uly in the twisties. And it's not nearly as tall as the Uly. I can flat foot the Tenere vs. tippy toe the Uly.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:06 AM   #87
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So I hi sided my 08 x in a bad way on saturday and am planning a test ride with an 08 tiger 1050 abs
I see there are lots of people who like the triple but sadly I haven't gotten the chance to feel the love, tomorrow I will throw a leg over and lay my healing hands upon the big cat. After a thourough ride my thoughts on it will be posted here for all to disregard.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:25 PM   #88
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You and me both, I picked mine up a couple months before they shut down
I got mine from a Triumph dealer with 5k miles on it for $3995 during the 1st week of the fire sale. Trade-in values were non-existant that week.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #89
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Anything would be better than a bike with a POS HD engine.
I like how this statement was just ignored.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #90
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Edit: And my heart is telling me to go buy another Uly.
That's what I'd do.

They aren't perfect. The clutch is heavy and the motor below 2,500rpm is a jerky pain around town. But wind it past 2.5k and it becomes earily smooth with an effortless, torque-rich forward urge. The suspension's buttery smooth, adept at swallowing minor surface irregularieties without a trace at the seat and bars. Yet works to maintain the composure of that unflappable Buell chassis when you want to chew through your favourite backroads with haste.

All that and comfortable seating for two, heated grips, electric vest outlets, ample lockable luggage space and terrific fuel economy.

There aren't many bikes out there that'll do all that. And none of them handle like a Buell.

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