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Thread: Which year Uly do I want?

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    Which year Uly do I want?

    I sold my S3T back in 2012 or 2013. I always wanted a Uly, but never picked one up. Now that the kids are a bit older my wife is encouraging me to pick up another bike. I'd like to finally get the Uly I always wanted.

    When they were new, I remember several changes in the (I think) 08 model year, which made me want an '08 or newer. I was speaking with a friend of mine about this (he was a Buell / Harley tech), and he suggested that the pre-08 may be a better way to go at this point. While the 08+ are technically superior, he stated the pre-08 bikes have much more in common with the other early XB's. He stated I'll have a much larger used-parts pool available, to keep the early Ulys on the road, vs the 08+.

    I'm curious what input you guys may have on this.

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    With some rare exceptions, parts are very easy to come by for all of the bikes. Although all Buells have proven to be super reliable, IMO a Thunderstorm bike ('08-up) is worth looking for for all the upgrades to the crank and oiling system.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3BcMKN-2Nk&t=13s

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    Ha! I watched that vid just last night, while in the shower! That video was made during some exciting times for the company. Sad to know how it turned out.

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    2006 Buell Uly For sale

    I have a 2006 for sale. It's a bike that I absolutely love but I am unable to find someone who will repair the broken throttle body shaft for me. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1162968711761/



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