Ulysses Rider comfort Kit

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Hog Rider, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Hi Gang
    I put the Rider comfort kit on my 06 Uly this week and I am very happy with the difference in how little the fan runs now. I do not hear it running while I go down the highway in 50 degree weather anymore.
    It is recommended that I get a new calibration in my ECU to optimize the cooling capabilities of this new shrouding.
    Has anyone done this yet and do you know if they are playing around with timing or fuel mixtures at all.
    I really like the way my bike runs and do not what to have the performance or fuel economy affected by updating the ECU

    Thanks in advance H.R.
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  2. debueller

    debueller Has a thing 4Fungirl

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  3. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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  4. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    What's the cost to retrofit?
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  5. NuggetHead

    NuggetHead Been here awhile

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    Looking through Badweb the kit appears to be priced between $125 and $135, and then add in labor if you dont do it yourself. Plus the ECM reflash, free some places and cost a little at others.

    I took a look at the pictures installed. I have an 06 Uly and just cant see myself adding this. It seems to detract from the symmetry, or depending on your point of view the lack of symmetry of the 06. She may get hot on the right side, but at least I bought her knowing this.
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  6. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I did the install my self, took me 2 1/2 hours but I had to take my Touratech bag mounts off, and some extra electronics in the Battery compartment out. The kit was $ 119.00+ Tax and I will let the group know what I get charged for the reflash.

    I like the look of the twin scoop :wink:
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  7. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Pic? :D
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  8. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I thought about taking pictures during the install, but I did not, here are some post install pictures.

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    H.R.
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    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Thanks :thumb
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    staves Weaponized

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    I'm still on the fence about the Comfort Kit.

    Since I installed a new muffler (Hawk Performance) and reset my TPS recently, the fan doesn't run excessively while riding.

    Today, it's 95 F in Chicago and, even then, the right side heat isn't unbearable by any means.
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  12. IdahoBuelly

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    Great pics,thank you!:D
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  13. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Hog Rider, those look like 35 litre Zega panniers, if you're loaded for bear and perhaps carrying additional gear (waterproof duffles etc.), does the Ulysses unload the front end at all, in regards to high speed stability running solo ? And would that be a Madstad windshield bracket by the way ?

    I mounted a set of 41 litre Zegas on my 04 DL1000 and the weight distribution just doesn't work on the Strom :rolleyes , was always curious how well the Buell would handle the same setup...

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  14. Roadscum

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    Hog Rider, tell me about that bracket on the wind screen?? Who makes those? Do they help?

    Regards, Paul
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  16. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    This is what my bike looks like fully loaded.

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    I have never had a issue with the front getting light with a full load. I found that at normal highway speeds the bike is more stable and less nervous fully loaded. But If you take a quick blast into triple digits then the bike starts doing the chicken dance big time . I believe that it is a aerodynamics issue more than weight distribution .
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  17. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    One run with the panniers empty and no additional baggage as shown above, will quickly determine whether the chicken dance is aerodynamics or not, unless the larger windshield is playing a role.

    I've tweaked my DL1000K4 to the ninth degree over the years and loaded as your's pictured above with the larger 41 litre Zegas, I've managed to hold off the onset of the fandango till 140 kms and up. I'm still not satisfied, but the Strom is burdened with a very poor frontal fairing setup, that thankfully your Buell isn't.

    High speed passes are essential at times to get past holiday RV traffic etc. and I'm sure we both could do without the floaty flyer routine, good luck and safe riding and thanks for responding...

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  18. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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    Do you mean loaded like this?

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    When you run out of preload for the rear, just drop the front preload the appropriate amount to maintain your rake and it will be as stable as it was before. It will wheelie much easier though.:D
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  19. sekalilagi

    sekalilagi Been here awhile

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    It will wheelie much easier though.:D


    ah so velly true...
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  20. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I have run empty and no windshield and the results are very close, the bags set up a wiggle at low triple digits. No bags, No big wiggles. The big windshield helps put some down force on the front end making it more stable at 75-85. My normal cruising speed .


    I have found that I have enough stability to deal with any passing situation, Though we may have a different issue. My bike does not get floaty, it feels like it is in the dirty air wash of a big truck. That just lets me know that if i get hit with radar, BAD things will happen .

    Ride safe

    H.R.
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