XB12X Picture Thread

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

  1. Crash217

    Crash217 The short guy with a beard

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  2. Klinc207

    Klinc207 To PERU!

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    300+ Miles last weekend! Ride on! ulybucksbridge.jpg snakebite.jpg
  3. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    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.

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  4. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    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?
  5. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Owning and riding a Ulysses is a sign of intelligence and good taste.
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  6. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Can you post a picture of the area? It’s not clear where you’re saying the leak is.
  7. dolomoto

    dolomoto Destroyer of Motorcycles

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    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).
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  8. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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  9. jonathan.vtec

    jonathan.vtec Adventurer

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    I restart my Buell After some year...change tyre and repair leak IMG_20200610_223259.jpg IMG_20200611_213926.jpg
  10. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    pretty sure it’s the starter gasket. wish i could get a pic of the ultraviolet glow!
    best Buell parts provider?
  11. wheel2wheel

    wheel2wheel Adventurer Supporter

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    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.

    https://st-paul-harley-davidson-buell.myshopify.com/
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  12. panhead_dan

    panhead_dan This aint jo daddy's Grundle.

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    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.
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  13. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    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
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  14. Alanpb

    Alanpb Been here awhile

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    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. 00v0v_aLdeThGS2wP_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg 01717_dVXgFB1vgyD_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg 01414_6SgtUtHrqkG_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg 01212_bMdvYaOtIEk_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg
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  15. Sharkguy

    Sharkguy chain lube applier

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    Welcome to the madness!
  16. jonathan.vtec

    jonathan.vtec Adventurer

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    Welcome
  17. Alanpb

    Alanpb Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys!
  18. Helmetbolt

    Helmetbolt Adventurer

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    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.

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  19. cobalt60

    cobalt60 Been here awhile

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    cobalt60 Been here awhile

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