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Apples & Oranges? Uly vs F800GS

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Impulse 101, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Ya know, the suspension is adjustable.:D :lol3
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  2. RedUly

    RedUly Esse Quam Videri Supporter

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    Yea, but it's not THAT adjustable. I'm 240# and if I ride 2up I can tell the suspension isn't optimized for that weight (I don't like skinny chicks.) It still does well, but you can tell it could use a stiffer spring.
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  3. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    pff, lightweight...

    I do know what you mean though. When it is just me on the bike, it feels fine. As soon as I start putting stuff in the luggage, or put my son on the back, there is some definite wallowing going on at times. I am gonna have to look into a heavier spring sometime.
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  4. Impulse 101

    Impulse 101 Crazy Guitarist

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    Pffffffft,
    Get the right chick and you get a stiffer rider!:evil

    But seriously...
    All of my Uly rides were done with just a quick adjustment of the preload and I've been pretty happy with it each time. I'm sure that I could and would dial it in were I to buy the bike.

    JT
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  5. Red_Chili

    Red_Chili Fresh Ground

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    That's right, don't change the fork oil or you will have the dreaded but rare throttle body shaft breakage! :oscar

    Godspeed dealing with Ike, brother.
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  6. FT BSTRD

    FT BSTRD Welcome to The Dispersive

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    The service interval on the Uly is 5,000 miles and includes no valve adjustment, no coolant change, no chain and sprocket change.

    It's basically change the fluids, adjust the clutch, check the primary.

    I can guarantee you the price of the service at the dealership is more than double that of the HD shop.
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