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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by danger_dave, Feb 19, 2006.
I see you are a man of culture as well. I also have two Buells in the garage.
300+ Miles last weekend! Ride on!
In case you missed it, ADV Rider “Baldy” interviewed Erik Buell on youtube live last night. Apart from some audio issues in the first couple of minutes, it’s a great interview. Erik even briefly mentions EBR’s planned ADV bike, the AX, and that he still owns and rides a Ulysses.
i have begun trying to find an oil leak using ultraviolet dye. quickly, after start up, i find the two lines behind the rear cylinder with glowing lines on them. ideas? experiences?
Owning and riding a Ulysses is a sign of intelligence and good taste.
Can you post a picture of the area? It’s not clear where you’re saying the leak is.
OEM rocker box gaskets are prone to leaking, there is a more durable replacement. The oil lines from the swingarm exit just beneath the idler pulley and into the pressure switch around the oil filter. AFAIK, those are the most likely place for oil leaks on rear cylinder (except for base gasket).
I restart my Buell After some year...change tyre and repair leak
pretty sure it’s the starter gasket. wish i could get a pic of the ultraviolet glow!
best Buell parts provider?
St. Paul is probably your best bet. Shipping can be expensive, but you won't have to wait for your dealer to get the part in.
Another possibility that is very common; If you fill the oil tank much past half way, it will pump the excess into the intake air box where it will dribble down behind the rear cylinder and the fan will blow it around. If you find that you have to add oil between oil changes, it may be because you are filling it too high. Do not add oil until it is below the bottom (add) mark on the dipstick and only add enough to get it half way between the full mark and the add mark.
If any of you are looking for something to do/someplace to ride next month, the 10th annual ”Buells in the Alps” meet Is coming up July 24, 25, & 26 at the Skyline Village Inn near Little Switzerland, NC. There are lots of great twisties in the area as well as some great gravel roads.
Complete details here: http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/37/866854.html?1593134104
Just purchased a 2008 Ulysses in very nice condition. I've owned many bikes over the years. I've been riding since I was 16, I'm now 57. I've had a few Klr's, a few BMW's as well as Harleys and Japanese bikes. One of my favorite bikes is the Vstrom 650. I've had two 2005 models. Great bikes for the money. But this Uly is just a great all around bike! It's well balanced, handling is superb. I've only owned it a couple of weeks and I ride every chance I get. I've done two trips over Sonora pass which this bike shines at. It loves twistys! It's nice to own and ride something different! It fits me well and is very comfortable. I hope to keep it for a while.
Welcome to the madness!
I've just bought my old Ulysses back. I bought it new in 2008 and sold it to a friend 4 years ago. He has too many bikes and decided to move this on, so I jumped at the chance.