Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2008, 10:12 AM   #31
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Congratulations!

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_AirHawk View Post
The ah, FZ6 works pretty-good in that respect as well. Though ground-clearance leaves a bit to be desired "offroad" - the exhaust is all sorta bundled-under the engine. Makes for a good bashplate though. For one or two bashes, anyway...........
You have joined that select group of .00001% of AT riders who have actually been off of the pavement.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 03-28-2008, 10:40 AM   #32
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 12er View Post
I was grinning like a fool (or grinning as a fool?) after my demo ride on the Uly, just cant /dont want to get used to short shifting. Hit the rev limiter at least 10 times in a half an hour ride. "Theres got to be another 2k of revs in there somewhere" my wrist kept telling me.

I noticed that too, just when things were starting to move along it kinda' petered out. I could live with that I guess, the real issue was the way too tall seat height and what seemed like about 15 degrees of turning arc in the forks. I had a hard time turing around on an albeit narrow two lane road without hopping on one foot and slipping the clutch like a newbie. Other than that I really liked it.
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 01:31 PM   #33
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default Do Ya Punk?

As a former 2005 XB9SX Buell owner who loved the bike when it ran, hated it when it didn't and cursed it and rode something else, when it was in the shop for two weeks at a time; you have to ask yourself a question, do you feel lucky? Huh? Do ya?

In 35 years of riding motorcycles, with 9 bought new, I NEVER got such wacky performance from service departments like I did from Glendale HD & Calif HD.

A new top end is not expected at the 5000 mile mark. Neither are the oil leaks after they've fixed it. Again and again...

Too bad it was my last motorcycle, would have liked to have saved that honor for a ZREX, or a nice 'Busa.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 01:35 PM   #34
pushrod
Founding Member
 
pushrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Baja 'Bama
Posts: 3,642
Default

Matt,

Let's say, "your last >two-wheeled<" motorcycle.

Unless those Segway guys come up with a gyro-stabilized ZRex or 'Busa.

And don't give up hope! There may be a couple million stem cells in your future...
__________________
You would not understand,
this is not how I am...

I have become -
Comfortably Numb.
pushrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 03:30 PM   #35
12er
Founding Member
 
12er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: SF
Posts: 2,801
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarnali2 View Post
I noticed that too, just when things were starting to move along it kinda' petered out. I could live with that I guess, the real issue was the way too tall seat height and what seemed like about 15 degrees of turning arc in the forks. I had a hard time turing around on an albeit narrow two lane road without hopping on one foot and slipping the clutch like a newbie. Other than that I really liked it.
I can flat foot the big Uly, but the 12 point turn was annoying getting out of the stealerships parking lot.
12er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 04:15 PM   #36
dogdanz
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 4
Default now if only ....

Quote:
Originally Posted by administrator View Post
Original Article:
2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT Review

Please discuss the Motorcycle.com article 2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT Review in our Motorcycle Forums below. Use the reply button to let others know your comments or feedback on the article. Constructive criticism is always appreciated, along with your thoughts and personal opinions on the bikes and products we have tested.
Now if they'd drop the mill (suitably retuned) from the 1125 into the UlyssesXT (and perhaps some of the styling cues) I'd REALLY have to consider getting one....
dogdanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 06:23 AM   #37
Dr_Sprocket
Founding Member
 
Dr_Sprocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delmarva Peninsula
Posts: 2,331
Default

I always liked the Buell styling and said that if they ever built one for guys over six feet tall, I would buy one. Well, when the Ulysses was introduced I found my next bike. I sure am glad I waited to get the revised '08 (with no TPS resets and improved turning radius). Fits like a glove!
__________________
"Aid to the helpless indigent is civilized. Aid to the irresponsible is socially corrosive." ----- Schizuki (c. 2011)
Dr_Sprocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 02:50 PM   #38
newagetwotone
Registered Member
 
newagetwotone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,302
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 12er View Post
I can flat foot the big Uly, but the 12 point turn was annoying getting out of the stealerships parking lot.
Just wondering, how tall are you?
newagetwotone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off