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Old 01-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #3661
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37,000 and still my go to scooter.
I had 37,000 when I picked mine up. Just about to 50,000 now and it hasn't skipped a beat. Love this thing.

Are those Pelicans cases on a Happy-Trail rack on yours?

Killing time while my brother found a place with a drive chain for his Multistrada in Sheridan WY so we could finish getting to Sturgis:


So many chip seal tar stains on my rear wheel from this trip; from the quantity of tarry pebbles I had to detach from everything, I am surprised my belt survived it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #3662
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The cases and rack are from Carabou. I don't think they make them any more for the Uly.

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #3663
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That's a lotta milky breast!

I got the Caribou-modified Pelican 1550s. Yours look considerably larger.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:50 AM   #3664
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After a cold ride this AM. This beauty is for sale, BTW: http://newhaven.craigslist.org/mcy/3556909447.html
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #3665
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Good luck with the sale Accelerator. Here is mine I picked up on the 8th.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:11 PM   #3666
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My son and I on my new to me 2008 XB12X
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:04 PM   #3667
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There are plenty of Ulys out there over the 18k mark. My 2008 Uly XT is at 27k right now and just seems to run better/smoother the more miles I put on it.

All years of the Uly have the same basic weak spots: wheel bearings, front brake pulsing, ECU placement, poor electrical grounds, engine heat on right leg.... I must be missing one but can't think of it right now. A quick search over on badweatherbikers.com will set you up with all the info you need on the Uly.

Since this is the picture thread....here's one from our Indiana Covered Bridges trip last summer:
Is there an appreciable difference for 2008 and later? I thought the later bikes got some of that sorted, especially the bearings issues. I ask because I am strongly considering it as my next bike. Thoughts?
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #3668
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Is there an appreciable difference for 2008 and later? I thought the later bikes got some of that sorted, especially the bearings issues. I ask because I am strongly considering it as my next bike. Thoughts?
The biggest changes in the '08 and newer bikes are a larger big end bearing in the crank, revised cam bearings and bosses and higher output oil pump. These mods were originally developed for the XBRR race program to improve engine durability in race apps and were adopted for production motors in '08.

Also, on the '08 and newer bikes, changes were made to rake angle and triple clamps to allow a tighter turning radius while still maintaining a 4.8" trail dimension. 4.8" of trail is pretty generous and makes for very sure footed handling. If not as quick steering as the XB Lightnings and Firebolts, the XB12X Ulysses is still an extremely sharp handling motorcycle. One of it's more endearing traits, imho.

Hope this helps.

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:24 PM   #3669
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:34 AM   #3670
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Growelly,

That's a great looking bike, especially with the TKCs. How do they handle at high speed? Any front end wobble?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #3671
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Continental has finally made some shoes just for the Ully. I fitted these last week.
Conti TKC80 120/70B17 180/55B17 in stock.

Now I can run the TKC up front and retain the standard Ulysses mud guard thanks to the 120/70 lower profile. These tires have a "B" code which must stand for Buell. Good on you Continental - Top Job.



Nice looking rig growelly. Where did you source those brackets on the windshield?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #3672
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Mine. Purchased 2/15/2013. Happy Valentines Day to me.

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:15 AM   #3673
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I like the black/ yellow My first had a yellow air box but the rest was black. I guess being a Pittsburgh native it runs in my blood.


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Old 02-20-2013, 07:24 AM   #3674
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Congrats! Glad you found what your were looking for!

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Mine. Purchased 2/15/2013. Happy Valentines Day to me.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:09 AM   #3675
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Thank you LabRat. Congratulations on the sale of yours.
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