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Old 05-18-2007, 09:56 PM   #11
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Default Re: Who needs six speeds on the Ulysses?

I took a test ride on a Ulysses this past weekend at a Harley dealer just outside San Antonio. He told me to take I-35 south to I-10, hang a right and follow the 10 to El Paso, turn around and come back. I didn't go quite that far.



I didn't feel the Ulysses was missing the sixth gear. It was fine with five. And I was on it long enough to notice the comfort. The only problems it has is slight footpeg and hanlebar vibrations, but nothing too bad. Seems the perfect bike for me and I can't wait to buy one.
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:33 AM   #12
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Default Re: 6-Speed Buell?

I had a 12-speed when I was a kid - thing was great, I rode it "no hands" everywhere in like 11th or 12th gear (for the most "resistance", but also the best speed).



Even learned to turn hands-free on it.



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Old 05-19-2007, 05:57 AM   #13
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During these times of high optempo the 10% has been lowered to 2% until recinded.
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:46 AM   #14
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Gabe, I read your excellent review when it came out, and reading it again was a nice refresher. But I already have the cool new Buell bag, so I donÂ’t need to comparison shop. What I need to know is how the heck to use it. You didnÂ’t explain it, and neither did the manufacturers web pages linked in your article.



I assume no explanation was needed because the proper use of this type off bag should be intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer. Be that as it may. . . .



From the pictures IÂ’ve seen, the main strap goes over one shoulder and under the other arm, with the bag resting squarely against the flat of the lower back. So far, so good. On the Buell bag, with the shoulder strap adjusted as short as possible, the bottom of the bag hangs right to the middle of my arse (IÂ’m six feet tall with a 32 inch inseam). This seems a little low, but doesnÂ’t interfere when hunched over on my VTR-1000.



The Buell bag has an interesting feature not shown on the bags you reviewed – an adjustable waist strap. This looks like a handy feature to keep the bag securely in place at "spirited" riding speeds. But when I cinch the waist strap around my waist, it hikes the bag up so the top of it is about even with the top of the crack my arse. This position feels better to me, but it leaves about four inches of slack in the shoulder strap.



Now, I have all the equipment I need to turn a long shoulder strap into a short shoulder strap, but given my history of regretting permanent fixes sprung from a fountain of ignorance, I thought that it might be prudent to ask around before I whipped out the shears.



Can somebody help me on this? Hey, would it be that bad if you had to go down and test ride a Buell to score a bag for evaluation?

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Old 05-19-2007, 07:56 AM   #15
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You'll NEVER make a good Transvestite if you can't even get the purse (excuse me - "MAN BAG") right.........



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Old 05-19-2007, 08:10 AM   #16
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Default Re: Who needs six speeds on the Ulysses?

I test rode one last year and was pretty impressed too, it's a viable option for a good all-round bike. I'll probably pick one up at some point.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:13 AM   #17
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Yeah, may as well take the heels and dress back to Goddwill there Nancy
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:04 AM   #18
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Default Re: 6-Speed Buell?

I think most complain about power to weight. Buel can add magnesium cases and a lighter fly wheel and exaust and it would work fine!
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:07 AM   #19
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Oh no, not this V-Rod business again...



A Buell with a Revolution motor would be an ill-handling, oversize porker. Nooo thanks.



As to the need for 6th... that's a good question. Sometimes I think my XB would be great with a longer top gear for the highway, but most of the time, in most of my mean-streets bombing around, I don't miss it. So? I dunno...
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:36 AM   #20
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And I invested all that money in makeup, too!
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