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Old 01-02-2013, 10:39 PM   #7426
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29 degrees at this point and at 7000 feet. Couldnt feel my "man bits"....


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Old 01-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #7427
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #7428
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how do you like those touratech crash bars? i've been eyeballing them for a while now and your's is the first bike that i've actually seen with them.
I love the bars, they look so tough on the bike. I just put back on my old Givi's though to mount a skidplate. If you're interested, PM me. I can make a really good deal on mine. No longer need them.


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Old 01-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #7429
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I like the Givi crash bars on mine(mostly because the bike came with them) but the Touratech ones look good to.
Thinking about trading my 06 Vee for a Uly, any thoughts??
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #7430
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Thinking about trading my 06 Vee for a Uly, any thoughts??
Why? You got a honking hard-on for an air-cooled, leaky, push-rod H-D engine?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #7431
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Yea I guess I'm a sucker for those. I have had two and like the way they ride. I like my Vee to, but whatever bike I get I keep looking at Uly's again.


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Old 01-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #7432
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Why? You got a honking hard-on for an air-cooled, leaky, push-rod H-D engine?
I'm assuming you've done ample seat time on one?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:40 PM   #7433
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:44 PM   #7434
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Goodcat I like that bike. Where did you get the decals for the side or is that stock on the Adventures? And I have done a few miles on Buells, I have owned two which is why I'm considering getting another one. I'm just afraid I will really miss my Vee.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:17 AM   #7435
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Yea I guess I'm a sucker for those. I have had two and like the way they ride. I like my Vee to, but whatever bike I get I keep looking at Uly's again.
I haven't had the pleasure of riding one but I was curious what the fuss was all about and I defer to those who have. I've always felt it was an odd combination - a sport bike with an H-D engine, which would, I imagine, give the rider a very different riding experience.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:32 AM   #7436
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Goodcat I like that bike. Where did you get the decals for the side or is that stock on the Adventures? And I have done a few miles on Buells, I have owned two which is why I'm considering getting another one. I'm just afraid I will really miss my Vee.
Thanks much.
There's a guy on stromtrooper who makes and sells them.
I had a Buell XB9, that got stolen. Spent plenty of time on an XB12, and have maybe a thousand miles on a Uly. The Uly is what led me to the vstrom. The stupid little back of my head worries of dealer/parts support, is why I went vstrom. My buddy who has 2 buells (XB/XT) and has zero issues that require dealer visits though. I've had 23 bikes. Sometimes the same model two or three times. Get what gets ya excited. If it doesn't work out, mix it up again.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:23 AM   #7437
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:38 AM   #7438
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...And I have done a few miles on Buells, I have owned two which is why I'm considering getting another one. I'm just afraid I will really miss my Vee.
I have owned a few bikes over the last, say 40 years. One of which was the Uly (my brother still owns one), and currently own 2 v-strom's and have done thousands of miles on both breeds.

In my opinion, the Uly was probably the most Fun street bike that I have ever owned. When that bike saw a corner my grin factor just went through the roof! It was light(ish), very quick, and torque-ie, OMG! yes please! And it looked like a stealth fighter flying down the highway.

Comparatively, the Vee is almost as fun, but compared to the Uly's performance it's a pig. I don't think most people would consider the Vee a sexy bike - personally, I think it's one of the ugliest bikes on the market, but i didn't buy the vee for what it LOOKS like. I bought it to ride the piss out of it. and I DO.

I sold the Uly because I was tired of toasting my butt and fixing the darned thing. I know that others have had different experiences, but it seemed like every ride over a couple hundred meant some fairly costly repair.

The Vee (and the Wee that my son uses as his primary transportation) have done many, MANY, thousands of miles and by far the biggest expense has been tires because we wear them off so frequently. My Vee has gone from CT to UT a couple of times under the previous owner and ME to CO once under my fat butt. It has spent a couple of winters in FL with me and has over 85k miles with little more than preventative/scheduled maintenance.

Sometimes I miss the fun-factor of the Uly, but having owned both - for how I want to ride - I would not trade the Vee for the Uly - EVER. YMMV

stepping down from my soap box now.

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:49 AM   #7439
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Goodcat I like that bike. Where did you get the decals for the side or is that stock on the Adventures? And I have done a few miles on Buells, I have owned two which is why I'm considering getting another one. I'm just afraid I will really miss my Vee.
Google "cypressgraphics, motorcycle".you'll get the guy's page where he has the german style graphics and many other decals. Cool stuff.

Yesterday I went with my buddy to pick up his new '06 Wee. Great deal and the start of a great adventure for sure.

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:26 PM   #7440
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