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    Had a Honda 305 Scrambler in college with tires...

    Had a Honda 305 Scrambler in college with tires that were worn flat in the middle and I still got out on the fire trails through the Santa Monica mountains and had a ball. Had to sell it to get...
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    thrstmech, we should meet up for a ride sometime....

    thrstmech, we should meet up for a ride sometime. My wife and I usually ride together, she following on the Harley, using bike to bike intercom to stay in touch, but she hasn't been going out as much...
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    No, TPEHAK, mea culpa. I'll add that to the...

    No, TPEHAK, mea culpa. I'll add that to the preride checklist. The aluminum lines looked fine to me but I wasn't about to stand in the middle of a puddle of oil by the freeway and poke around too...
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    Geez, I didn't even think about the oily tire at...

    Geez, I didn't even think about the oily tire at speed. I usually do 5 over the speed limit which is 70 out there and there was plenty of oil all over the rear tire, believe me. All over my right...
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    Well, I hadn't been out on the Uly for weeks but...

    Well, I hadn't been out on the Uly for weeks but I managed to squeeze a few hours to myself this weekend and went up into the SD County back country, just getting reacquainted. Just before it started...
  6. Assume by now these are both long gone but I...

    Assume by now these are both long gone but I gotta ask why are you selling them?
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    Which Ulysses version? I own the XT and went with...

    Which Ulysses version? I own the XT and went with sportbike tires, the Dunlop Sportmax Q3 front and Roadsmart Q3 rear. The Roadsmart is the Sport Touring version and gets a little better wear but I...
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    Funny, I had vibration issues with the Madstad...

    Funny, I had vibration issues with the Madstad and sent it back. Like some others, I've learned to live with, and actually enjoy, the wind hitting me. I'm 6'4" so maybe my height is the difference...
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    Nicholas900 called it, Zippy's long gone. For the...

    Nicholas900 called it, Zippy's long gone. For the record, my friend tells me his water cooled R1 cooks him in traffic, too and our Heritage Softail gets mighty toasty as well. It's a bike; avoid stop...
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    My wife wants to add another Harley tot he...

    My wife wants to add another Harley tot he stable. My only problem is that makes it another four or five years before we can afford another bike for me. She wants a Dyna Fat Bob. I really...
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    I hate to stick my oar in when I know so little...

    I hate to stick my oar in when I know so little about bike maintenance but I had something similar about eight or nine months ago and had to replace the ECM. Do you have someone nearby who would swap...
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    I was thinking about this the other day. Like...

    I was thinking about this the other day. Like every other bike owner out there I can't resist walking through a showroom looking at bikes, even if they are brands or types in which I have limited...
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    I feel I'm a piker. Longest trip was San Diego,...

    I feel I'm a piker. Longest trip was San Diego, CA to Sedona, AZ via Phoenix, then spent several days riding to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, the Mogollon Ridge and then back through Havasu and Palm...
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    +1 for American Sportbike

    +1 for American Sportbike
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    Where can you buy those Aprilia mirrors? Do you...

    Where can you buy those Aprilia mirrors? Do you have to hunt up a dealer?
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    Bought my '09 Uly XT with a little over 13K on...

    Bought my '09 Uly XT with a little over 13K on the clock three years ago and now have just under 28K. ECM went bad last year but I think my aftermarket saddle caused that problem. My rear bearing...
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    I think my '09 XT with stock ECM and exhaust is...

    I think my '09 XT with stock ECM and exhaust is supposed to crank out 103 bHP. Sounds to me as if all the add ons buy you is more noise. And I may be missing something obvious but what's with the...
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    I have my issues with SD Harley but they are the...

    I have my issues with SD Harley but they are the only dealer in the County that still has qualified tech support so you might have to go there. I have the comfort kit installed and just had them...
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    Had my rear bearings go out at 25K miles. Now I...

    Had my rear bearings go out at 25K miles. Now I know I'm going to replace every 15K, needed or not. As for the cost, mine was $200 labor and $46 parts but only because there was enough surface on the...
  20. Thread: Rear shock

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    Are you that unconcerned about screwing with one...

    Are you that unconcerned about screwing with one of the most important suspension components in what is arguably the best handling motorcycle brand in the Universe? I would NEVER reduce rear...
  21. Thread: XT Luggage

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    If you have all the racks and hardware to mount...

    If you have all the racks and hardware to mount them that comes standard on the XT, I'd say $700-800 if in decent shape. I think new the price was over $1000 for the X model aftermarket upgrade.
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    Well, almost $1100 later the shop claims it's...

    Well, almost $1100 later the shop claims it's solved the problem with a new ECU.
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    This is how they sell bikes in Texas?

    This is how they sell bikes in Texas?
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    Next Chapter in My Little Saga: After paying for...

    Next Chapter in My Little Saga: After paying for the idle air motor plus another $95 for the diagnosis (I always thought a diagnostic charge came off the repair bill, what happened there?) I rode it...
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    I hit 121 mph indicated on my Uly on I-40 coming...

    I hit 121 mph indicated on my Uly on I-40 coming out of Williams AZ a couple of years ago and had plenty left over if I'd wanted to keep the hammer down. Two things prevented me, I was getting blown...
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