XB12X Picture Thread

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

  1. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Those are the Alpina tubeless wheels that are from Italy. Unfortunately they don't make them for the Buells anymore
    RamMan4x4 likes this.
  2. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
  3. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    This is the the start of the dirt, from Big Water, Utah 20210612_112650.jpg
  4. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Gary856 and Redoubt like this.
  5. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    And of course noon is Naptime, no matter where we are.
    Warm sand is as good a place as any. nice and soft.

    20210612_115858_resized.jpg
    Gary856 and Redoubt like this.
  6. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    but I waited for a nice shady spot

    20210612_122206.jpg
    Gary856 and Redoubt like this.
  7. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Then it was time to climb up Smokey Mountain:
    There are a couple of Ford Raptor up ahead, growling away, clawing at the dirt to get up it
    20210612_125838.jpg
    Redoubt likes this.
  8. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Off in the distance, you can see from whence I came, two more Raptors on a fast approach. It was a Saturday, so all the Trophy Trucks come out to play I guess.

    20210612_130428.jpg



    20210612_132347.jpg
    Redoubt likes this.
  9. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    And the great view of what is left of lake Powell, the tiny hint of blue in the far left, from Smokey Mountain Overlook. 20210612_133602.jpg 20210612_133602.jpg
    Gary856 and Redoubt like this.
  10. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Onward on the rocky and sandy path to Escalante, replete with a raging river crossing

    20210612_142426.jpg

    And an encounter with the Espiritu Puma
    20210612_160007.jpg
    Redoubt likes this.
  11. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    20210612_160045.jpg
    EdChap13 and Redoubt like this.
  12. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    The next day, Escalante towards Albuquerque, Via the Burr Trail, which starts in Boulder, Utah, then through Ticaboo Utah and down the lovely Route 95 and 262 to Montezuma Creek. The Burr Trail is a great road with only a dozen or so easy dirt mile in the middle. If you are headed to Moab from the West, I highly recommend it, though I guess it would be great both directions...
    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Esc...622c5a2f4a!2m2!1d-109.3010902!2d37.259367!3e0

    20210613_195932.jpg

    20210613_104837.jpg

    20210613_105719.jpg

    20210613_110254.jpg

    20210613_121509.jpg
  13. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Although I carried my camp with me everywhere, I always punked-out in favor of supporting the local tourist economy (Job Creater, Bitches!).

    Also, the new front mount was still intact after this weekend. The Smokey Mountain Road from the day before was VERY hard on it, being the same hammering nature and twice the distance as the Tonto NF excursion that killed the prior one the weekend before.
    20210609_195546.jpg
    RamMan4x4 and Hughlysses like this.
  14. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    I would like to thank all the Ulysstas that created and filled this thread for giving me the courage to take mine off pavement.

    There are a lot of things about her that I really liked, compared to my F800GS. So many times "pauses" (lapses in courage) on steep sections or in rough rocky scrabble sections, where the Beemer would have stalled way to easily and dumped me, this thing just idled on up, and in the sand when on many an occasion the front wheel would burrow and start to yank me over, a little gas would pull it right up and strait on through. All those people that laugh at the "tractor" motor can suck it. Low RPM power rules.
    Fuel Mileage wasn't so hot in the rough stuff though: 38mpg, compared to the 60mpg I get all day long on the F800GS.
    panhead_dan likes this.
  15. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    They are Tubeless Alpinas, from Italy. Unfortunately they don't make them for Buells anymore. I had them mounted on my 1125R for a while, but kept them when I sold it since these are, well, awesome looking. The front wheel is a little heavier than stock, and the rear is a little lighter, not that I care about things like that, but that is what most people ask next.
  16. EdChap13

    EdChap13 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    158
    Location:
    Lansing Mi
    Just picked up my second Uly last week. 34,000 mile 2006 XB12X a few vin digits from my old one.

    [​IMG]
    bosh, BadKarma, Mexi-can't and 6 others like this.
  17. LazyR

    LazyR Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Oddometer:
    167
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Considering selling my current bike at the moment, and the Uly somehow, I don't know why, just speaks to me... Is there still an aftermarket (hard panniers/racks) for these bikes? (Particularly curious about Europe).

    And the pre-2008 had longer travel suspension right? I am mainly a street rider (twisties and backroads), but I like to throw in some unpaved/mild offroad too
  18. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    I believe you can still source Hepco-Becker Ulysses "Police model" racks, which of course take all the Hepco cases, as do the stock racks (The Ulysses "stock" Hepco-Becker racks differ from the Hepco-Becker Police racks in that the clamp loops are in the front on the stock ones, in the rear on the Police ones. Nobody will actually call them "police racks").

    You may be thinking of the XB12XT. All years of the XB12X had the 6.5" inches of suspension travel , it was the XB12XT that had the lower 4.5" travel suspension.
    BadKarma likes this.
  19. lowriderglen

    lowriderglen Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    320
  20. hardbern

    hardbern Ulygised while still alive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    From its inception more than a century ago, when many roads were little more than dirt trails, Harley-Davidson has stood for adventure, so I’m very proud to present Pan-America as the first adventure touring bike designed and built in America..."
    Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president, and CEO Harley-Davidson.

    You've got to be Jochen.
    Hughlysses, EdChap13 and Spigatelli like this.