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Old 07-10-2010, 12:50 AM   #16
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That cat hitting that terrain with street tires is one brave soul
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:25 PM   #17
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:18 PM   #18
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Great photo thread

New Uly owner enjoying this photo thread. Hope to get mine offroad more. Sr Moment I'm thinking of Avon Distanzias after the stock tires are used up. How are they working out for you? They look like a good compromise between offroad goodness and street longevity.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:34 PM   #19
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:07 AM   #20
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:47 PM   #21
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Like the Distanzias a lot. Take a little getting used to in the twisties as they're not rounded over like the Scorps. It's an SM tire, so it sticks.
Pounded the crap out of them on that trip and they performed great. Worked noticeably better than the Scorpions in gravel and dirt.
Have about 3k on them now and they look like they should last at least as long as the Scorps I replaced with them at 7k.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:34 PM   #22
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it just amazes me how far Buell has come ...truly some nice bike's
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:25 PM   #23
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Like the Distanzias a lot. Take a little getting used to in the twisties as they're not rounded over like the Scorps. It's an SM tire, so it sticks.
Thanks SrM for the report. Just going by the pictures they look about perfect for the type of riding I do. The Scorps are a great street tire and stick like glue. I've had them just about on the sidewalls and been impressed with how well they do on the road. Off-road has been a different story. Their not much better than street tires, even on a forest service road they are pretty squirrely. I'm going to order a set of the Avon Distanzias and have them ready.

This is a great thread for Uly riders. Cool pics keep em coming!
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:34 PM   #24
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:50 PM   #25
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All good Uly's get tired every once in awhile while playing in the dirt.



For tires, I am also a big fan of the Avon Distanzia tires. I have tried several different tires, and the Distanzia's are the best compromise between pavement performance, dirt performance and tread life that I have found so far. The Pirelli MT-60R's actually perform a little better on and off road, but only last for about 2500 miles on the rear, compared to 4500-5000 miles with the Distanzia's.

The stock Scorp Synchs were OK. I have nothing good to say about the Dunlops.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:28 PM   #26
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I don't mean to thread-jack (seeing as how I don't a pic to share), but how does the Ulysses fit tall riders? I'm 6'5" and the only bikes I've ever found that fit me worth a darn were my old Buell "Tuber" and all of my KLR 650's.

Is the Uly a big bike or just an XB with taller bars?
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:47 PM   #27
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I don't mean to thread-jack (seeing as how I don't a pic to share), but how does the Ulysses fit tall riders? I'm 6'5" and the only bikes I've ever found that fit me worth a darn were my old Buell "Tuber" and all of my KLR 650's.

Is the Uly a big bike or just an XB with taller bars?

I'm 6'5" and the Uly with the tall seat ('06 model) is amongst the most comfortable bikes I've ridden. For rider and passenger.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:35 PM   #28
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Hi,

I am currently enjoying the Ulysses on and "off asphalt roads" and have attached a few photos of a recent 520 km ride in the UAE with a buddy.

Please add some photos of your own Ulysses "off-asphalt" experience and modifications you have made.

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:45 PM   #29
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:53 AM   #30
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Hi,

The tyre details are as follows:

Continental TKC 80
Front
120/90 17 M/C 64S TT M+S
Rear
150/70 17 M/C 69Q TL M+S

I've also added a few youtube links below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94jE7jeuNw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iRwDiFEYwA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLXxl3SOhh0


Regards
Is that a rear on the front? How does it handle on pavement? I'm trying to find something a little more knobby for my 650R with good wet and dry traction on pavement as well. I was considering the MT60 Corsa's but hear they are expensive and don't last long at all.
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