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Old 05-29-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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Buell Ulysses XB12X Farkles menu

Relative to other bikes I’ve owned, I think the Ulysses came great from the factory. Every other motorcycle I bought required a new seat and handlebar adjustments, but not the Buell. So be sure to ride a while before deciding on something.

Most important and best (in my opinion) are capitalized.

Enjoy your Ulysses



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Farkle menu
December 31, 2008
  • Comfort
  • Windshield
    • PALMER WINDSHIELD ANGLED BRACKET* (moves windshield forward and upward for better wind protection)
    • Buell +4 inches higher windshield (Standard on the XB12XT)
    • Zero Gravity Windshield – Plus 3.5 inches
    • Parabellum replacement windshield - +11 to +17 inches
    • CeeBailey – Various heights
    • Slipstreamer Hellfire windshield
    • California Scientific (+8, +10, +12)
  • Handgrips and Handle bars
    • BUELL HEATED HAND GRIPS * (They are easy to install since they replace the entire hand grip and just plug in, although others work)
    • Throttle lock (cruise control)
      • KAOKO THROTTLE LOCK *
      • Vista Cruise throttle rocker (post 74)
    • Touratech hand guard extenders (for when it’s cold)
    • Precision Engineering adopters with ram GPS
    • To reduce handlebar vibration
      • Fill with silicon or buck shot (or both)
      • NVMP end bars (also take point of impact saving levers and turn signals)
      • mount
    • Handlebar position
      • Protaper bars by Raptor bend
      • Renthal Medium Rise Bars
      • Precision Engineering one inch bar riser
      • Rox risers – 2 inch bar riser - (Be sure to order the Buell friendly ones - product number 3R-P2SSM)
  • Seat
    • Uly under seat heat barrier (Reflects engine away from seat- hot weather riding)
    • Air conditioned seat
    • Beadriders.com beaded seat – 13 X 13


Appearance
  • Right side air scoop
  • Aftermarket refinish of muffler
  • Precision engineering XB billet shift lever and brake pedal
  • License plate frame
  • Ceramic coated exhaust to prevent rust
  • Touratech headlight guard (Different look and easy to clean)
  • Fork and swing-arm sliders (Protect bike in fall – dark horse moto)
  • Various carbon fiber parts (Trojan horse.uk and Buell)
  • Buell Bike cover
  • PDG Moto face plate (replaces factory instrument cover face plate)

Safety
  • Aprilla Tuono Mirrors (Wider field of vision – not round like Buells) (I tried them and went back to stock Buell that I liked better)
  • Ducati Multistrada mirror/turn signals (requires wiring)
  • Bar end mirrors (added 7-3-08) https://www.motobatteries.com/p-124-...d-mirrors.aspx
  • Touratech side stand extension*
  • Horn
    • Tuber hella Horn
    • Stebel 139 decibel horn
  • Lights
    • Lights rigged to run with both on
    • HID bulbs
    • PIAA lights
    • Aux or fog lights such as:
    • Voltage regulator

Luggage
  • Hard Luggage
    • BUELL THREE PIECE HARD LUGGAGE*
    • Happy Trails SU Side racks and Panniers
    • Pelican 1400 weatherproof trunk
  • Soft Luggage
    • Touring inner bags
    • Back pack that also attaches to triple tail.
    • Buell under seat bag for owner’s manual/ registration, etc.
    • Tank bag
    • Touratech Handlebar bag

Performance
  • K&N Air filter
  • American Sport Bike Open Air kit
  • Racing muffler
  • Lyndall Gold + Carbon Kevlar front brake pads *
  • Off road tires
    • Avon Distanzia
    • Perelli MT-66
  • Wilber shocks
  • SB-R wheels (lighter)
  • NGK Iridiums heat range 9
  • Magnecore wires
  • Crossroads performance fierce competition foot pegs
  • Moose racing hand guards


Other
  • Oil temperature gauge that replaces oil filler cap (Dark horse moto)
  • EG Temperature dip stick
  • GPS *
  • Clock and thermometer (for 7/8 bar)
  • Radar Detector
  • Angle detector gauge (to help find that sweet spot for continuous wheelies)
  • Mudguard/Mud flap
  • Jato Tubes
  • Tour tank for extra range

For 2006 model only
  • BUELL LOWER SEAT * (I love it)
  • Buell 2007-2008 model changes that can be retrofitted to the 2006
    • $4 wire guard to protect the wires that pass from the bike up to the steering head from being crushed by the forks.
    • $14 upgraded clutch cable retainer
    • Front fork springs to reduce dive during breaking
    • Improved turning radius by replacing parts in front end
    • Pirelli Scorpion Sync tires
    • Air box or drill holes on the left side to get rid of low end surge

Farkles I wish somebody made that I could not find (Hello entrepreneurs)
  • Lower driver foot pegs
  • Alternate foot rest position
  • Bag that fits on triple tail and doubles as a driver backrest


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Old 05-29-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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well done.

A good farkle is one someone did on badweb was add 1 1/2 inch spacers on the flat right side air scoop to help with engine cooling/air flow. I'm going o try it this weekend.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:39 AM   #3
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Good list. Two that I have installed, you don't have on your list

Windshield - California Scientific (+8, +10, +12) - I'm still evaluating if I like it or not...but a quality product

Luggage - Happy Trails SU Sideraks & Panniers
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:57 AM   #4
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I've added, not on your list:

1) To reduce handlebar vibration: HVMP end bars besides vibration elimination, they are the first point of impact in a crash/dump, saving the levers and turn signals.

2) on '06 models, get a '07 air box or drill holes on the left side. Gets rid on low end surge.

3) Tour tank for extra range.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:18 AM   #5
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Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

Cavaleiro has beat the rest of us to the punch. Admit it guys, we have all thought about doing just this! Imagine what we can do as a group here. Add in the guys from Badweb and The Uly Crew will have Buell coming here for the answers!

Keep up the hard work. Oh, one more item; Use guys here on XB12XTs
need to help the other new folks understand the differences in the bikes. Small changes but in yet differences.

Ride on Guys!
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:06 AM   #6
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Nice list- it'd be cool to get it posted to the Big, Bad, & Dirty forum at Badweb as a sticky, and add links (if that doesn't violate the "Badweb advertisers only" rule).
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:11 AM   #7
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My choices: (no special order)

NGK Iridiums heat range 9
Magnecore wires
Rox Risers 2" prototype
Braking Wave front rotor with Lyndall Gold pads
Dark Horse Moto Hidden Brembo (Ducati) rear caliper mod with EBC Double HH sintered pads
Full ceramic coated Micron system
XOPTI Inside remapped EEPROM and fuel maps
Treadmarks Square Idle mod
NHRS 1250 kit with Stage 1 ported heads
American Sport Bike Open air kit
Trojan's race/ram airbox fitted with their race air filter
Drummer catch can
Zero gravity extended windshield
Treadmarks sidestand pivot bolt mod with Touratech support pad
Crossroads Performance Fierce Competition Foot Pegs from American Sport Bike
Moose Racing handguards
Corbin Carbon gunslinger
Treadmark's Tidy Tail dingleberry eliminator
Treadmarks DEATHRAY 260 watts of Soltek Fuego desert racelights
Eastern Beaver heavy duty headlight/horn relay harness
Knock off barend mirrors modded with CRG Land splitter pivots
Treadmarks Modded Touratech Bashplate fitted to Micron
Dark Horse Moto stealth sliders (tipover tested)
Trojan drive belt tensioner (Springy Thingy)
Treadmark's forced air oil cooler (Summertime only)
MSR shorty clutch lever
Ooh Eight trees
Treadmark's AntiVibe console mod
Quick cover bikini top
Skullman timer cover
Pelican 1400 weatherproof trunk
Fatty's CSI Mod (Charging Status Indicator)
Precision Engineering Controls with zerks
Oberon two way led flashers up front
EG's temp dipstick mod
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:44 AM   #8
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There is no doubt that Treadmarks is the ultimate Master of Uly farkle-ization.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:09 AM   #9
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Windshield - California Scientific (+8, +10, +12) - I'm still evaluating if I like it or not...but a quality product
I have the +10 and I really like it.

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Old 05-30-2008, 10:14 AM   #10
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All good +

I really like my CRG Billet levers (shorty version) from Iron Machine. Protaper Bars (raptor bend) on Precision Engineering adapters with Ram GPS mount. I have others but these are really worth the money.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:37 PM   #11
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Don't forget

I can't believe everyone forgot:

Stebel 139 decibel horn
Touratech Handlebar bag
Touratech headlight protector*

*Unnecessary if you know for sure
only rocks with a diameter greater
than 1 1/4 " will impact the headlight
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:02 PM   #12
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Or:

Wilbers Shock
Renthal Medium Rise Bars
XB-R Wheels (lighter weight)
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:45 PM   #13
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Fatty's CSI Mod (Charging Status Indicator)

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Old 05-30-2008, 09:34 PM   #14
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Farkle list at top updated for posts to here

Thanks for your additions

I edited the original list for many of the suggestions you all posted that I could understand.

I'll update it again in a week.

Did anyone notice my ficticious mod in each category? For example, do you really think adding 1000 pound thrust jato tubes (rockets) to a motorcycle is a good idea?

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Old 05-30-2008, 11:42 PM   #15
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Don't forget the PDG Moto face plate for the speedo.
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