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Thread: Back to Buell, this time a Uly but which one?

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    Back to Buell, this time a Uly but which one?

    Hi Guys,
    I have been away for several years after i sold my STT.
    The reason i sold it was the comfort on long trips (more the lack of it) and the fan that after 5 minutes of riding will start and never stop even on the high way with cold temperatures (i never mange to fix it)
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    Now i am looking to enjoy a Buell (EU version) but with more comfort, my questions are:
    1. Which Uly to get, pre or post 2008?
    2. If Post 2008 is it true fuel consumption on the DDFI3 is much worse?
    What should i expect?
    3. Is the fan works all the time on the Uly?

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    Senior Member lunaticfringe's Avatar
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    Which Uly to get, pre or post 2008
    2008-2010 are excellent with updates to the charging system....oiling system....wiring....EFI system.....crankshaft main rod pin...and a few other things i'm probably forgetting. having said that of the 12 or so ulys i've owned at least 6 were 2005-2007 models and never had a single problem with any of them.

    If Post 2008 is it true fuel consumption on the DDFI3 is much worse
    NO


    What should i expect?
    every year uly i've ever owned returned on average 43-52MPG when ridden sensibly. they're all a bit "thirsty" at sustained highway cruising speeds of 75mph or higher. rotten aerodynamics.

    Is the fan works all the time on the Uly

    NO..........unless someone has dicked with the ECM factory settings.

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    to add to Johns list of post 2008 updates: The X model received larger diameter forks and I higher degree steering movement from lock to lock. Those are pretty minor updates, but could come in handy if you're planning any "off road" riding. The 2008 + XT model came with 1" lower suspension, factory side and top cases, and a front fender robbed from a Lightning. My opinion, for the typical use of a Ulysses I would look for the newest, reasonably low mile, XT (touring) Ulysses you can find. Should be a few 2008/2009 XT's in good shape around.

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    I have had a 2008 XT for two years. It has a full sized windscreen, really doesn't help with the aerodynamics. I get mid 40MPG keeping the speed reasonable. The XT has all of the touring goodies and a lower seat height. The suspension is road tuned. It's a sport/adventure machine with absolutely ZERO off road capabilities. That suits me perfectly! How many fully loaded adventure bikes do you know of that let you scrub the chicken strips off? I find it a very stable platform, extremely confident bike in wet conditions. For some reason every time I tour it rains :-(

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    Will go with the X and not with XT since there are only few out there (Germany) with ridicules prices, dont know why XT owners sell them in a price i can get a new Ducati monster.
    There are several low mileage X's with not more than 15,000 km (German's like to look at the bikes more than riding them).

    Any thoughts about the XP (police model)?

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    You will enjoy either one, they are great for touring and handle very well, just make sure you get the right tires for the weather in your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis View Post
    Will go with the X and not with XT since there are only few out there (Germany) with ridicules prices, dont know why XT owners sell them in a price i can get a new Ducati monster.
    There are several low mileage X's with not more than 15,000 km (German's like to look at the bikes more than riding them).

    Any thoughts about the XP (police model)?
    If you can get ahold of a xp, get one. Basically an x, but the added rarity is pretty cool. And they came with the"outdoorsman" cases that I had on my x. No painted parts to scratch up! 20180701_145303.jpg



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