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Old 09-21-2013, 09:58 AM   #16
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Everything about the bike is primitive, if you can not see that then you should go buy one and enjoy it.
he has one, and has many MANY miles on one.

I have one also..So , I can agree.. primitive, it is not.

Again, with 37 years of experience on everything from 30 grand bikes to old Nortons. I agree with his opinion. It's engine aside, (and it is a WONDERFUL engine).
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:13 AM   #17
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Buell Ownership

Having owned Buells since 1999, we have been with Eric since the bad, the good , and finally the ugly when the Motor Company pulled the plug.

Are the later bikes investments, probably not.

Are they a ball to ride No doubt

Can you work on them with a hammer and some duct tape, yes indeed

Are parts getting harder to get, yes and no.

There is a good cult following for all things Buell at BADWEATHERBIKERs.com

Primitive, not really FI, Good Suspension with excellent replacement and repair bits.

Only negative to us on the Uly is that it is taller than we care for and the weight is up high, despite what Eric tried to do with the lower mounted muffler and fuel in the frame.

Like everything in this life, YOU need to decide what you want, spend your money and make your own decision.

Yes we would buy another 08 - 10 Uly if it were only a couple of inches closer to the ground and 50#s lighter.

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Old 09-21-2013, 10:35 AM   #18
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The Uly is a great bike! As for parts, I've owned cars not made for the last 60 years I can get parts for. I'm not afraid of getting parts for my bike at all in the future. As long as HD continues to make Sportsters, shouldn't be a problem for most engine parts. Have I had problems with my Uly? You bet, but it's pretty sorted out now. As for top heavy, try a Vstrom and just start to tip it over and it will drop like a rock, the Uly's tipping point is way lower than the Vstrom's. Buy and enjoy, warts and all.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:28 PM   #19
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In the stable a Uly, an Ultra, a Triumph, and a Yamaha........the Uly gets pounded. Yep a cult following......please pass another glass of that Kool aide

Just ride one and then make up your own mind, if its not for you then move on and ride what you like but the Buell is no joke fun to ride.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #20
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I think XB's will become collectible, you'll just have to wait 25-50 years.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:35 PM   #21
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I'm waiting for the price to come down so I can buy my old XT back if I can track it down.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:48 PM   #22
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Old Triumphs and Nortons are easier to get parts for today than when they were in business. There will be a following for Buell's for years to come. Everyone I know with a Ulysses loves them. I bought a Buell new in '97 when they were just breaking out, and bought the same bike again a few years ago just as a hooligan/ garage queen. Rode the S3 100 miles today on a poker run.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:11 PM   #23
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Uly

I bought an 06 in Feb with 43k on the clock. I did a 530 chain conversion and added the Drummer exhaust w/race tune. It has been an absolute blast to ride this year w/zero problems. Getting Buell parts has not been an issue and have bought some spares (fan, motor mounts etc) to keep as I have no intention of selling this bike. I hate I waited so long to buy one...
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:53 AM   #24
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I have a 2006, bought new in February 2008. It only has 19,100 on it as I run two bikes. The only problem was a snapped drive belt at 11,900 miles. I then got a Free Spirits belt tensioner fitted along with a grease nipple so the output shaft needle bearing is well lubed. It also has airbox mod so I don't get an oil soaked air filter. It has, belt aside, never let me down.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:46 AM   #25
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I then got a Free Spirits belt tensioner fitted along with a grease nipple so the output shaft needle bearing is well lubed.
Familiar with the Free Spirits belt tensioner (part of my spares / accessories cache, yet to be installed on my new to me 10 XB12X), what are you referring to, in regards to a grease nipple and the output shaft needle bearing ?

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #26
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Currently have an 09 XT. Love it. So much so that I had to buy the 09 within a few months of selling my 06'. Having ridden/owned both The improvements are noticeable and appreciated in the later bikes. Neither has ever given me an issue.

The chin faring is a pain to remove for oil filter changes. And I've had to replace stock batteries on 5 year old bikes. That's the only "issue" I've had with the bike. All of the Internet fretting about crank failures and a noisy engine are the only reason I sold the 06'.

An extremely versatile bike. Touring, putting around, canon carving, fire roads, and when I feel the itch, the bags come off and I get to be a hooligan. That last bit is what's missing from my f700 and why I had to get another. That and there's something so satisfying about that American Vtwin roar. (Esp compared to the German exhaust gargling)

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:31 PM   #27
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Forgot to answer the original question. Since it's such a "simple" machine I don't see parts being a problem for several years.


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Old 09-24-2013, 01:51 AM   #28
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what are you referring to, in regards to a grease nipple and the output shaft needle bearing ?

996DL
Have a look at below link, it's about the grease nipple mod.

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http://www.ukbeg.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=742
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #29
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Half a dozen Buells: Some of the most reliable, easy to maintain bikes I've owned (over 50).
Still have a '95 S2 (that I'll never sell) and an '09 Uly XB12X. Recently found a '96 S2.

Nothing handles like a Buell.

On a twisty road, they're like cheating.

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:56 PM   #30
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Bought mine last April

Very enjoyable motorcycle - not afraid of future ownership issues at all.
08 xb12x - I'd like to have a tuber too!
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