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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by danger_dave, Feb 19, 2006.
Is your suspension lowered?
Yes, it is lowered. The forks and rear shocks were swapped with parts from an XB12SS (Lightning Long). It was a bolt on swap with no modifications necessary. It lowered the bike about 1.75''.
I never really ride it off road, so I don't need the extra ground clearance. It still handles dirt and gravel roads just fine. It being lowered makes it easier for me to handle and makes it easier for my girlfriend to get on and off of the back.
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sidecar jockey, how good is your air deflector on top of the windscreen? and how tall is you?
That's the Laminar Lip extension. It's AWESOME. It attaches to the main windshield with some heavy duty Velcro, and I put two sets of Velcro strips on the windshield, so I can mount it in a high or low position. In all of my photos, its in the 'low' position. My main windshield is the Zero Gravity, which is about 4'' taller than the stock short one.
I'm 5' 11'', and it deflects the wind up to helmet visor level in the 'low' position, but doesn't create any buffeting. Moving it up to the 'high' position it just about pushes all the air up over my helmet.
Somewhere east of Cloudcroft, NM.
In the Gila NF.
New to me 08 with 5800 miles:)
Nice find, Shastarider!
Check out Badweatherbikers for tons on info on keeping that gem trouble free for thousands of miles.
Potero72 thank you. Bandweatherbkers was the site that helped me take the plunge. I just can’t get over how well the Uly works. 17” front with such a steep rake is not “suppose” to work
Hey Portero, in the NM picture -- is that piping on the seat, or a cushion or something?
It’s the seam. That’s an actual 06 original seat. It was redesigned without the seam after some candy arses complained. It’s never been anything but the most comfortable seat in history for me.
I will second that and say I could not have done the Iron Butt rides I did on anything else... it worked good for me
Went and did the Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride here in Indiana. My friend just purchased a brand new KTM 1090R. It might be my next bike... alongside the Uly of course.
TheBuelligan what tires are you running?
A little run to the coast. Left Redding via Platina Road. HWY 36 to Van Duzen Road southbound to Zenia. Zenia to Alderpoint to Garberville. Hwy 101 south to Hwy 1 south. Usal Road north. Absolutely epic weather, 70 and blue sky. The Uly did great. So happy with the new ride.
Looks like you understand what a great package that bike is, The perfect back roads long distance riding bike.... They are a joy to ride ..
Some great pics here! Thanks
Another couple from earlier this week on Usal Road on the Mendocino Coast.