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Old 09-08-2007, 10:06 AM   #21
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What are you ridin' on?

Damn, you're never supposed to end a sentence with a preposition!

On what are you ridin'?
Honda Hawks (28k mile and 36k miles), FZ6 (44kmiles), currently. Gas, oil, tires. Oh, and the occasional chain. Can't forget the chains.

Sometimes a Farkle or Widget.
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:00 PM   #22
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How do you like your Fazer? I was considering one for a little while. It just didn't have enough legroom for me.
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:56 PM   #23
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Yesterday I had a big test ride on a Moto Guzzi 1100 Griso. Brakes and handling were OK. Drive line lash was excessive. Where's the power? Like the article said "A Harley for the Italian minded".
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:39 PM   #24
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Legroom is OK, 'cept for maybe on LOOOONG distance rides (and then I suspect it wouldn't matter what the bike was) with my 32" inseam.

My biggest "complaint" on the bike is drivetrain-lash. Supposedly fixed in later years, haven't ridden an '06 or '07 to know for sure.

Two recalls on the bike - TPS and countershaft lock-collar, both taken care of by my Dealer without fuss.

It's like a slightly-lighter VFR, with more power up top (but less down low).
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:13 PM   #25
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Boy several shockers here. A BMW boxer won the horsepower title, that will never happen again. BTW where's the dyno chart? With the rest of the photos. And a Harley (Buell) motor with a slight annoying oil leak, OMG how completely out of character.
I'm a guy who once had a KLR, Tiger, BMW 1100GS, and V-Strom in my garage at the same time, and neither the Uly nor the Duc really make me think they'd make a passable adventure tourer. The small front wheel and relatively short travel suspension (yes long for a sport bike) make me think they'd come up short there. The Duc might make a fun backroad bike though, perhaps not so much as my Tuono, but it's liquid cooled.
If Buell puts that Rotax motor, a 19" wheel, and a bit more suspension travel into a new Ulysses they might get my business.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:33 PM   #26
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Smile Love my Buell

Love my Buell !

I have a Buell Ulysses and just love to ride it and I think that it has the perfect street motor and is certainly not lacking in the power department.

I very seldom have to go over 4000 RPM and really find the bike quite entertaining on the tight , twisty back roads that I love to ride.

Way to go Eric !!!

For the record I also own a FJR1300 which surely makes more power but it's not any more fun to ride than the Buell
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:09 PM   #27
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Default I want all of them.

Great review. I would like to have all of these bikes.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:51 PM   #28
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All these bikes look worth owning. But my favorites are still either a DL1000 or a Tiger. Probably the Tiger. Someone has to keep the end up and hit the Hun of six now that sarnali has deserted dear old Bligyhy.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:03 AM   #29
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The Ducati Multistrada engine is everything you said, including costly to have the frequent valve clearance adjustment at the limited number of Ducati dealerships. Now, when considering the Buell Ulysses please take into account that the valve clearance is hydraulically adjusted automatically and that the Buell can be serviced at any of the numerous Harley dealerships. Finaly adding in the standard heated handgrips and the $700 price as tested savings over the Ducati, I would place the Buell, if not higher in this comparison than third, at least as a motorcycle which might appeal to more riders with its nice features, ease of service and great value.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:12 AM   #30
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I'd take the Buell: Minimal maintanance, excellent backroad grunt, decent handling....works for me
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