XB12X Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by danger_dave, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    The TKC tires on the GS did not give any weave, I had a weave on the original Dunlop D616 on the highway also, I am thinking the geometry of the bike is not conducive to aggressive thread tires, Does the steering geometry work any better in the loose stuff with the TKC tire. It was awful with the D616
  2. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Interesting you should mention this, HR.

    When I test rode an '06 Uly with 616 Dunlops in the fall of '05 I noticed a weave in the front end on a high speed section of expressway. I thought maybe the front tire was soft. :dunno

    Since ridden '09 with 616 Dunlops and it's stable as a rock on gravel roads and the weave at higher speeds on paved surfaces (140ish km/hr) I'm sure is due to wind acting upon the wide handlebars and brush guards.

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  3. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    When I rode my bike home for the first time, My buddy (on the GS with TKC's) could see the bike squirming under me at 120kph +. First thing we did is stop and check the pressures. The bike did it through 2 rears and when it came time to change the front, I went to PR2's and later to Avon storms. Never a weave again .....
    That being said, I loved those tires in the spring here in northern NY when all the sand and grit is left on the roads from winter and has not washed off yet. Simply the best tires in those conditions I have used on the Uly yet.

    Back to my original statement, need another set of wheels to change back and forth with.
  4. Growelly

    Growelly Been here awhile

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    On gravel roads and roads with loose rock the front tire is fantastic. Heaps of grip. Very happy in that department. The rear TKC is like a tractor tire, very good also. Braking is like throwing out an anchor, it just digs in. As I said great tire but Im just a bit concerned about its "Toughness" to last the distance especially in really rocky conditions. The rubber case between the knobbs seems vulnerable to slash cuts etc. I think the knobbs could be spaced a bit closer together to protect the case.

    Having said that the front seems good. No signs of damage but the rear knobb spacing is greater than the front and has signs of damage at only 600klm distance.
  5. harleywern

    harleywern Adventurer

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    The "B" doesn't mean Buell. It stands for Bias belted. Stock is "R" for Radial tire.
    Ride safe
    Werner
  6. Growelly

    Growelly Been here awhile

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    Had yu going for a while . :lol3
  7. rcf2

    rcf2 Adventurer

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    Beautiful Uly Growelly!!
  8. Gernick

    Gernick Long timer

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    PLUS WAN! :clap
  9. euromedic

    euromedic Peter...n00b

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    I was going for black, but found a pristine 06 barricade orange

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    The color has since grown on me, and it does induce some serious stares. Especially when galloping the horses and producing that characteristic rumble ;)
  10. unlucky1

    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    My '06 with 48k miles. Replaced the original bar and shield battery last weekend!

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  11. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Today was to the second of 40+ degree days in a row, so I blasted a path out of the drive way and went 50 miles north to get some chicken wings :evil

    First time since October the bike has been outside

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    Stopped by Buell Road for the obligatory photo ...

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    Glad it is not much over 40 degrees here, if it was much hotter the snow melt might be a problem

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    My destination, The World Famous Osceola Hotel

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    Just a quick 100 mile day, but it was what the doctor ordered :clap
  12. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Went to The City yesterday for the Aerostich Popup store.

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    Glad I went with the XB9 primary, worked way better on the steep hills here.
  13. unlucky1

    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    I love this photo. I also love SF. Need to get the Buell down there (I took my Vstar through a couple years ago)...

    Oot and aboot around the Cascadia lowlands:
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  14. red450

    red450 WEE-A-BOO

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    Dumped the Buell on Saturday doing some slow speed work in a school parking lot. I was making a slow speed, tight left hand u-turn and over I went.

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    Definitely more difficult to ride the Uly slow than my previous bike. Takes a lot higher revs and more clutch work.
  15. Murf2

    Murf2 Been here awhile

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    XB9 primary gearing really helps with that! Those scares give it that ruff & ready look.

    Murf
  16. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Yesterday at Big Basin Park.

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    Makes us feel really small.
  17. red450

    red450 WEE-A-BOO

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    Any down sides to the swap?
  18. Mrs.Murphy

    Mrs.Murphy n00b

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    Not that I've noticed.
  19. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Not here either. Good low end for steep hills. Still motors along at around 3.7K rpm at 70mph.
  20. thesurvivalist

    thesurvivalist Been here awhile

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