Buell Ulysses "Off-Asphalt"

Discussion in 'Photos' started by dustraiser, May 13, 2009.

  1. dustraiser

    dustraiser "do it"

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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.

    Regards

    DUBAI 2 HATTA
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    BUELL WITH NO "KNOBLIES"
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    ROAD END
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    ROAD END
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    HATTA ROAD
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    BUELL DOWN
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    BUELL DOWN
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    BUELL DOWN
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    HATTA
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    HATTA
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    ROAD TO HATTA
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    REFUEL
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    HATTA
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    HATTA
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    SOFT SAND IN FRONT OF A DUNE
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    ENTERING THE DESERT
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    DIFFERENT EFFECT OF TYRES
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    DESERT SHOT
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    DUBAI MAMZAR
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    520 KM'S - ABOUT TO LIGHT THE FIRE
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    DUSTRAISER
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  2. Devil

    Devil Toy aquired!

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    Looks like great fun. Hey what tyres are those (in particular the front)? I'd be looking for something to use on my supermoto... Didn't know there were any suitable knobs for 17"...
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  3. dustraiser

    dustraiser "do it"

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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
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Dubai off pavement looks good too! :thumb Looks like your bike was a bit sleepy on this day! Oh, and that's not a real tiger skin in the background, is it?
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  5. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    To boldly go where no Buell has gone before. I salute you!:thumb
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  6. 5Chord

    5Chord No Short-Term Memory

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    Awesome pics! I never thought the Ully could handle that kind of terrain...How about a report?
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  7. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Looks like fun. Might be the first I've seen of a Buell in sand dunes:clap
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  8. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    Wondering how the belt drive likes being buried in the sand. :evil
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  9. (none)

    (none) poser

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    I've never been much of a Buell fan, but with the knobbies and the skid plate, that thing looks badass. Well done.
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  10. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    I'd like to mount a 120/90–17 on the front of my Uly but as far as I can tell, this size isn't available in the US. Has anyone been able to locate a TKC 120/90–17 in the US?

    If not, does anyone know where I can buy one in Cologne, Germany? I'm in Cologne frequently.

    TIA.

    Tipsy
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  11. Witness

    Witness Me

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    Those are great pictures

    Ok so you have the two Ulys side by side, one with knobbies and one with stock. How much of a differance do the knobs make on this bike.

    I'ts still going to be a heavy pig, but I'm curious if it could handle a slightly muddy track.

    My bike in the rough
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  12. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Quoting myself...anyone know where I can find a TKC 120/90–17 in the US?

    Tipsy
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  13. gkostolny

    gkostolny bay area adventurer

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    I haven't been able to find that size in the states either... But I did notice that you can get a 120/90-17 MT-21. Maybe that paired with the 150 rear TKC would work?

    -gabe
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  14. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Greta pics! That Ule looks BA with those knobbies on it, :D .
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  15. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    Now that is what defines DEEP sand... Reaches al the way to the oil wells. I see you removed low front fender - any other mods necessary ?? Looks pretty 'serious' with those TKCs - but more importantly gives Uly some 'bite'. Thanks for the visuals ! Stay cool. j
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  16. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    That cat hitting that terrain with street tires is one brave soul
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  17. Snr Moment

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    Western Montana - 140 mile dirt ride.

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  18. ehallspqr

    ehallspqr Noob to AV riding

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    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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  19. badweatherbiker

    badweatherbiker Been here awhile

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    Tire time for me so I'm listening too.
    Great pics guys!
    Love the bags Snr!
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  20. danger_dave

    danger_dave Home again

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