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Old 08-14-2011, 06:27 AM   #31
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Thanks Vtwin. I'm looking forwar to learning from you thread about the Uly motor. So don't leave anything out please.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:57 AM   #32
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Not trying to highjack a thread but Pons, the 08-10 ulys had some upgrades to the motors including larger crank pins and a more robust oil pump. Hopefully this will make the newer motors more reliable over time..
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:17 AM   #33
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My 06 has been nothing but reliable. Hope your luck improves.

I've got a Willys too... so a little off topic, but what year etc?

Mines a 1966 CJ5 with the 225 Dauntless V6. Fun to ride around in, but you've got to love turning wrenches to own one!

Thanks. My Willys is a '56 pickup, with later model Buick V6. Here's a thread on it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603464
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:19 AM   #34
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Thanks Vtwin. I'm looking forwar to learning from you thread about the Uly motor. So don't leave anything out please.

Merc, no problem, all will be revealed.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:20 AM   #35
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Not trying to highjack a thread but Pons, the 08-10 ulys had some upgrades to the motors including larger crank pins and a more robust oil pump. Hopefully this will make the newer motors more reliable over time..

Will probably go the '08 crank that the EBR tech advised me to do. The oil pump I can't do much about though.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:06 PM   #36
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The oil pump I can't do much about though.
I have read that you can replace the whole oil pump assembly on the Uly to update it to the higher flow unit. I think you have to change the cover (from round to oblong). I tried finding the thread I read about this, but I failed miserably. BUT you might want to look into it a little more.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #37
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I have read that you can replace the whole oil pump assembly on the Uly to update it to the higher flow unit. I think you have to change the cover (from round to oblong). I tried finding the thread I read about this, but I failed miserably. BUT you might want to look into it a little more.
I don't believe you can. Even if you change the cam cover, I believe there are internal differences in the oil circuit in the engine cases. The 08-up engine has pressure lubricated cams while the earlier engines rely on splash lube. On top of that, the 08-up engine uses an ignition sensor off the crankshaft, and the new oil pump arrangement would make it impossible to use the earlier ignition pickup, so you'd have to modify the cases for the 08 pickup. That forces you to use the 08-up ECM, requiring a new wiring harness, etc., etc.

So even if it is possible (which I don't think it is) it'd be asier to change the whole engine (which is what I wound up doing).
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:43 PM   #38
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So even if it is possible (which I don't think it is) it'd be asier to change the whole engine (which is what I wound up doing).
I sit corrected... in front of my computer... drinking a beer.

Like I said, I don't know first hand, I just read some other dude flappin' his digital gums online. Guess he didn't know what he was talking about. Guess I didn't either.

Thanks for the info Hughlysses... this is what makes forums great, sharing knowledge and helping each other out.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:43 PM   #39
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I have read that you can replace the whole oil pump assembly on the Uly to update it to the higher flow unit. I think you have to change the cover (from round to oblong). I tried finding the thread I read about this, but I failed miserably. BUT you might want to look into it a little more.

I thought about this and contacted EBR and here is one tech's answer to the person I contacted originally.

"He either needs to install the 08 motor complete with 08 throttle body and all. Along with 08 wire harness and ECM and 08 oil lines, because the length and the way they fasten to the internal 08 oil pump is much different than the 07 external oil pump. Or split the cases and install the parts for an 08 crank conversion to 07 and earlier cases. Those parts and part numbers are at the tail end of these emails that first started with this gentlemen. Installing the 08 crank in his 07 motor will be much cheaper and less of a hassle."

It looks like the crank is the way to go. I was checking into just repairing my crank, but at the same price as a '08 I'm going that way.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:01 AM   #40
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It looks like the crank is the way to go. I was checking into just repairing my crank, but at the same price as a '08 I'm going that way.

Good move. I could feel the crank going on my '06 and broke the front motor mount right before I sold it.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #41
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I could feel the crank going on my '06 and broke the front motor mount right before I sold it.
What does that feel like?

My bike shakes like a leaf and makes lots of noise... sounds like valves and pushrods clankin' around and what not. I took it to a buell dealer and their mechanic said everything was right as rain.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:58 AM   #42
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What does that feel like?

My bike shakes like a leaf and makes lots of noise... sounds like valves and pushrods clankin' around and what not. I took it to a buell dealer and their mechanic said everything was right as rain.

Deep thudding, hard to detect.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:53 PM   #43
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Deep thudding, hard to detect.
Thank you for giving me something else to worry about.

Seriously, the more time I spend on forums the more paranoid I am that my bike is going to crap on me... and its been nothing but reliable!

Good to know though... I keep an eye out for a deep thud.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:04 PM   #44
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OK, getting a crank and now it seems Chicago Harley is around again. Hugh, I was wondering if you've got the part numbers for the right side bearings? There are four different sizes and I plan on buying all of them at once to save time since you mentioned they are only about $8 each.
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