Buell Ulysses XB12X Farkles menu

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Cavaleiro, May 29, 2008.

  1. Cavaleiro

    Cavaleiro Adventurer

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    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p>Relative to other bikes I&#8217;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. <o:p></o:p>
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    Most important and best (in my opinion) are capitalized. <o:p></o:p>
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    Enjoy your Ulysses<o:p></o:p>
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    Buell XB12X Ulysses<o:p></o:p>
    Farkle menu <o:p></o:p>
    December 31, 2008<o:p></o:p>
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    • 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 &#8211; Plus 3.5 inches
      • Parabellum replacement windshield - +11 to +17 inches
      • CeeBailey &#8211; Various heights
      • Slipstreamer Hellfire windshield
      • California Scientific (+8, +10, +12)
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    • 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&#8217;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
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      • Handlebar position
        • Protaper bars by Raptor bend
        • Renthal Medium Rise Bars
        • Precision Engineering one inch bar riser
        • Rox risers &#8211; 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 &#8211; 13 X 13
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    Appearance<o:p></o:p>
    • 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 &#8211; 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)
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    Safety<o:p></o:p>
    • Aprilla Tuono Mirrors (Wider field of vision &#8211; 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-black-bar-end-mirrors.aspx
    • Touratech side stand extension*
    • Horn
      • Tuber hella Horn
      • Stebel 139 decibel horn
    • Lights
      • Lights rigged to run with both on
      • HID bulbs <o:p></o:p>
      • PIAA lights <o:p></o:p>
      • Aux or fog lights such as:
      • Voltage regulator
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    Luggage<o:p></o:p>
    • 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&#8217;s manual/ registration, etc.
      • Tank bag
      • Touratech Handlebar bag
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    Performance<o:p></o:p>
    • 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
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    Other<o:p></o:p>
    • 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
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    For 2006 model only<o:p></o:p>
    • 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
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    Farkles I wish somebody made that I could not find (Hello entrepreneurs)<o:p></o:p>
    • Lower driver foot pegs
    • Alternate foot rest position
    • Bag that fits on triple tail and doubles as a driver backrest
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  2. 911racer

    911racer dare to explore

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    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.
    #2
  3. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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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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  4. bienhoabob

    bienhoabob Been here awhile

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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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  5. Dual_Newb

    Dual_Newb Love my twins

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    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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  6. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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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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  7. TREADMARKS

    TREADMARKS Been here awhile

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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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  8. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    There is no doubt that Treadmarks is the ultimate Master of Uly farkle-ization.:clap
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  9. wbrisett

    wbrisett hmmm....

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    I have the +10 and I really like it.

    Wayne
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  10. Strokizator

    Strokizator Been here awhile

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    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.
    #10
  11. jwnsc

    jwnsc Hang in there.

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    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
    #11
  12. chadhargis

    chadhargis Too tall for sportbikes

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    Or:

    Wilbers Shock
    Renthal Medium Rise Bars
    XB-R Wheels (lighter weight)
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  13. FT BSTRD

    FT BSTRD Welcome to The Dispersive

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    Yeah! I've been foot noted! :clap :clap :clap
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  14. Cavaleiro

    Cavaleiro Adventurer

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    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?

    Cavaleiro
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  15. FT BSTRD

    FT BSTRD Welcome to The Dispersive

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    Don't forget the PDG Moto face plate for the speedo.
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  16. joenuclear

    joenuclear Planning.....

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    This thread is useless without.......pics and links. Treadmarks list has several that I've not heard of before. And while Fatty gets a footnote it leads nowhere except the search engine.
    Just saying, It would be a big help if links and pics were supplied.:deal
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  17. Cavaleiro

    Cavaleiro Adventurer

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    Nearly everything on the post #1 list has the manufacture so it can easily be found in a search. I passed on updating the list for many of the suggested additions in the followup posts for exactly what you are describing: I don't know where to find the parts, or I'm not sure what they even are.

    I'll continue to update the list and be sure to include manufactures if missing, thorugh July 30, 2008
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  18. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    a minor addition

    www.beadriders.com beaded seat thingees to help cool and massage the most tender portions of ones anatomy, especially on long hot rides.
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  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Sweet !


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  20. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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