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Old 05-11-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Uly Questions

Just bought an 06 Uly. Had R1150GS and 55 Tiger in the past. This is different :)

First impressions:
Fast. Not as loud as I thought (good). Not as shaky as I thought. I think it's about the same as the GS. Perhaps a little shakier. Primitive comfort items, but that's cool. It feels like a giant dirt bike where as the other 2 bikes felt more civilized.

Questions I have as a noob to the bike are:

- Is there a rear rack I can install that does not require pannier rack?
- Is there a way to put a fuel gauge on this thing? Can't hurt to ask.
- Can it run TKC 80s? What should it run?
- What's the preferred tank bag? Wolfman?
- Will Fastway pegs work on it?
- Center stands, anyone? Bueller? (get it?)
- Is there a "moving the ECM" thread that exists, but I can't seem to find?
- How fast ill it go? :)
- What do I need to know now that I own this thing?
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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First of all, go here: http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buel...tml?1336757195. BadWeb is the place for all things Buell. Scroll down into the archive folders for "New Ulysses Owner Information."

Have fun with that thing!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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Nice!

Thank you!!!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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Is there a rear rack I can install that does not require pannier rack?
Check outhttp://palmerproducts.co.uk/
- Is there a way to put a fuel gauge on this thing? Can't hurt to ask.
None that I have seen
- Can it run TKC 80s? What should it run?
There are supposed to be proper size TKCs out for it any time, I've run everything from pilot road 2 to a Shinko 705
- What's the preferred tank bag? Wolfman?
I've seen many different bags on them, I use a cheap Rapid Transit brand. Any strap on type will do.
- Will Fastway pegs work on it?
I don't believe they will fit, check these outhttp://www.preeng.com/xcart/product.php?productid=27
- Center stands, anyone? Bueller? (get it?)
Nope
- Is there a "moving the ECM" thread that exists, but I can't seem to find?
[I]I'm sure there is on badweb[/I]
- How fast ill it go? :)
[I]Bout 140 with stock primary gearing, you can lower gearing 11% with a XB9 primary.[/I]
- What do I need to know now that I own this thing?
Keep an eye on the rear wheel bearings, I put a 2010 rear wheel on mine.
Rocker boxes are bad about leaking, which is hard on the cooling fan
I had to replace a stator on mine a while back, they seem to go out from time to time.
Set your suspension up for your weight and riding style first thing.
These things are a blast to ride, even though mine has had some issues. Have 39k on it now
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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Good resources.

Thanks! I am looking to order already :-)
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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Palmer Products makes a good set of highway pegs, as well as some other nice farkles.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #7
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Just bought an 06 Uly. Had R1150GS and 55 Tiger in the past. This is different :)

First impressions:
Fast. Not as loud as I thought (good). Not as shaky as I thought. I think it's about the same as the GS. Perhaps a little shakier. Primitive comfort items, but that's cool. It feels like a giant dirt bike where as the other 2 bikes felt more civilized.
Keep us updated as to your likes/dislikes. I love my GSA but there is something about a Uly that calls to me....if only the Rotax made it to the Uly.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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Keep us updated as to your likes/dislikes. I love my GSA but there is something about a Uly that calls to me....if only the Rotax made it to the Uly.
I'm with you on the Rotax, would love a Uly that was a little less Harley.

Palmer windscreen brackets are nice as well, I have a set on mine.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:19 PM   #9
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I'm with you on the Rotax, would love a Uly that was a little less Harley.

Palmer windscreen brackets are nice as well, I have a set on mine.
For the Palmer windscreen brackets. Just installed mine! Makes a huge difference.

I'd save up for the TKC80s. I had Kenda big blocks on for a while. I had to run the smallest rear tire on my front. They don't make a front 17". The rear wore out very quickly. Decent off road traction but truly ruined its transitions on the street. Got a lot of compliments though
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:00 PM   #10
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Uly

We are on our third Uly since 06.

Welcome to the jungle.

As suggested, go to Bad Weather Bikers

It is the ultimate Buell Site

There are many good resources there.

Good Luck

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Old 05-12-2012, 05:32 AM   #11
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For the rear rack without side panniers, I like my Twisted Throttle rear rack. It was made by Fehling.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #12
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Rear Rack

The Palmer Rear Rack is also a quality piece that does not require the side racks.

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Old 05-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #13
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You've made a horrible mistake, Ulys are crap do NOT go to badweatherbikers, those guys can't be trusted. I'll save you a lot of heartache and take that Uly off your hands for 2300.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:52 PM   #14
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You've made a horrible mistake, Ulys are crap do NOT go to badweatherbikers, those guys can't be trusted. I'll save you a lot of heartache and take that Uly off your hands for 2300.
What Craig, do you need another parts bike?
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:18 AM   #15
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Do you want a flat rear rack or a top case one?

Because the OEM top case rack doesn't require the side racks to be installed.
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