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Old 08-29-2011, 11:41 PM   #31
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I had a girlfriend like this in college, she was gorgeous and mercurial and fun to ride, but I dropped her because I knew eventually it would end badly.
I bet she is at the top of the old spank bank though.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:21 AM   #32
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+1 on the 955i tigers, that's what I went with after my Ulysses died on me. It's not the Buell but it's still got plenty of grin factor and their pretty cheap to boot.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:25 PM   #33
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I'm a bit biased. 30,000 miles of sheer Italian fun


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Old 08-31-2011, 04:53 AM   #34
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First time I hear about a happy owner of the caponord.

Just go on with it
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:29 AM   #35
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An other vote for the Stelvio. Just home from a trip... nearly 1659 miles to and from the GP race at Indy.
Other than the rear tire going for a shit the bike was flawless! It feels good no matter the road. Good, bad, paved, gravel, twisty, or interstate the thing just works.
The seat is the best stock seat I have ever sat on. Riding position puts no stress on back, arms, neck or legs. The motor is sweet, lots of torque.
It has that... dunno what to call it but that something that is special, Visceral.
Ok I am done now. lol

A bike that really should be checked out.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:41 AM   #36
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The seat is the best stock seat I have ever sat on.
Better than the uly's stock seat? That must be one great seat. I measure every bikes seat against the Uly's...including after market seats. The Uly's saddle was the best seat (for me at least) that I've ever sat on.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:09 AM   #37
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Amen to the stock Uly seat! Other manufacturers could learn something from EB on that one.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:36 PM   #38
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Better than the uly's stock seat? That must be one great seat. I measure every bikes seat against the Uly's...including after market seats. The Uly's saddle was the best seat (for me at least) that I've ever sat on.
Agree. Comfort on the stock Uly is unreal. My custom seat that I had on my 950 failed in comparison to the Uly. That's saying a lot considering I had to send it away and pay big $$$$ to have it customized.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:48 PM   #39
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I'll say it again

I think the "older" Multi is the ticket... power, handeling, comfort, long trips etc. Its been called a "sport touring super moto" and the Uly was a "adventure sport bike."

Pretty comparable.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:36 AM   #40
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Better than the uly's stock seat? That must be one great seat. I measure every bikes seat against the Uly's...including after market seats. The Uly's saddle was the best seat (for me at least) that I've ever sat on.

Yes, the Stelvio seat is even better than the Uly and it's adjustable for height. Passenger seat is awesome too, not to mention the lack of a fire breathing fan pointed at your butt.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:54 AM   #41
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.............a fire breathing fan pointed at your butt.

That right there is the one and only complaint I ever had with my Uly. Heat is an issue and all the comfort kits, ceramic coated headers, heat blankets, or whatever else you put on there, doesn't change the fact that the Uly is a hot bike. I believe water cooling was the best answer, unfortunately that doesn't appear to have been an option that was available to Buell.

I have very high hopes for EBR and their upcoming bikes.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:34 PM   #42
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Yeah, good questions. By power I mean torque. All my bikes are two cylinder air cooled with most of the power low. I test rode a Street Triple once, but I'm 6 ft and it felt a bet cramped. Also, it was weird having the tach go up to 13K or whatever it was. I'm sure I could get used to it but I like the low end torque of the Buell....and of the Harley, once I did the Screaming Eagle stage 2 upgrade. I don't need 150 HP, but the Scrambler is a bit too low on that juice you get when you twist the throttle of the Uly. By spirit, I guess I mean the hooliganism, and the absolute confidence I have in the twisties.
I'm riding a 2008 Uly and did nearly 300 miles today and it was 'Golden' as TE Lawrence would say - but I'm looking for something else and have been trying out bikes over the past couple of years - SpeedTrip, MST12, Aprilia 750DD, Aprilia V4R, Superten, xc800 and the only one that provided the buzz and usability that the Uly has was the MST12 - handles as well, poised, super quicker, good looking........... the XC800 is a close second and good value for money.

The Pikes Peak MST is so good lookin - like the Uly but expensive and with loads more poke in sport mode. 2c
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:28 PM   #43
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Well I think I've just bought myself an '09 Uly XT, one came up in the fleemarket here that I couldn't resist so I put a deposit down and am working out the details now. Now I just gotta get myself up to boston with cash in one and an ECM in the other (it's got a cracked ECM -- FI light comes on after riding a while the seller says, has already been diagnosed by the dealer up there). Lots of great bike options here and I'm still dying to try the SMT or SMR 990, but I've never had a buell or HD before so figured I'd better see what all the fuss is about
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:55 PM   #44
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Well I think I've just bought myself an '09 Uly XT, one came up in the fleemarket here that I couldn't resist so I put a deposit down and am working out the details now.
Congrats !! I hope you enjoy it.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:40 AM   #45
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Another vote for the Stelvio. A true Beast.

Great motor/trans/drive, comfy, carry a ton of crap, decent fuel mileage, wonderful sound.

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