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 Post subject: Questions.....
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:23 pm 
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Well Hello......a potential convert needs some sound advice

I am on the edge......the Ulysees looks the business but will it live with my needs??

There seem very few long term reviews of life with a Buell.....so any help with the following would be appreciated....

Will the engine (and what an engine) do 100,000 miles?
Will it rot in a British winter?
Real life mpg?
Will it take a spill without bending that frame?
Will the belt drive last as long as a chain with a scotolier....do they break?
Two up and loaded will it get to Berlin.....and back
Can i get a helmet and laptop in those panniers?
At 6'2 will i have a face full of rain looking over that screen?
What will a full service cost...with a tyre and new pads for that disc??

Or...am i missing the point?.......BMWs do everthing i want but i need one with a v twin engine......the Griso i tried was heavy and dull and with my eyes (metaphorically) closed felt just like a BM........

Any help/advice gratefully accepted

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:30 pm 
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No.
Yes.
55ish
No.
No and yes.
Maybe.
No.
Yes.
Lots.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:28 am 
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Maz wrote:
No.
Yes.
55ish
No.
No and yes.
Maybe.
No.
Yes.
Lots.



:hehe:

Welcome to the madhouse noggin


P.S. just go and buy it, you will regret it.............in a good way?

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:25 am 
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I'd say that was a pretty darn realistic, spot on answer myself.

But you wouldn't normally make a rational choice over a purchase such as this.

Would you :?: The rational choice would surely be a Honda every single time would it not :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:47 am 
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Welcome to the mad house ntn ...... :eat:

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
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Somewhat adventurous questions, if I may say so.... but superbly and accurately answered by :maz: .

So, forget all the practicalities, just buy & enjoy.

And you'll be needing this.... Image

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Buy a Honda. :o

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:52 pm 
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zoidberg wrote:
Maz wrote:
No.
Yes.
55ish
No.
No and yes.
Maybe.
No.
Yes.
Lots.



:hehe:

Welcome to the madhouse noggin



P.S. just go and buy it, you will regret it.............in a good way?
:yt:

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:39 pm 
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that reminds me must look for my nogin the nog vidio
oh hi there uly is a bit like the flying boat great when right but can be cantacaros
try and get to east kirkby next week lots of peple to talk to 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
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mac wrote:
that reminds me must look for my nogin the nog vidio
oh hi there uly is a bit like the flying boat great when right but can be cantacaros
try and get to east kirkby next week lots of peple to talk to 8-)


There might be lots of people to talk to next week but they won't be Buell owners unless someone's changed the date without telling me. :dummy:

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:53 pm 
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:rofl: :rofl: @ :maz:

yep...get one they are addictive they cost a fortune but they are all forgiven when they are SOOOOOO much FUN


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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:58 pm 
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OK, as everyone else has gone with Maz, my answers are in red...

nogginthenog wrote:
Will the engine (and what an engine) do 100,000 miles? Who cares? If this is critical, get a Honda. If you want to have shitz'n'giggles rather than travel to the moon and back, get a Buell.

Will it rot in a British winter? Yup, if you don't give it some tlc, just like every other bike.

Real life mpg? 55 - but this is a motorbike purchase, not a new fridge. :lol:

Will it take a spill without bending that frame? Ah, no, not as standard, frame pucks and / or crash bars will work, though, just like they do on other bikes.

Will the belt drive last as long as a chain with a scotolier....do they break? Will one chain last as long as another chain? Strange question, each one is different but fitting a Free Spirits Tensioner will help. They should last 20k miles and they are easier and cheaper to change than a chain.

Two up and loaded will it get to Berlin.....and back Yeah, of course. Raiderfan travelled the length of America - that's the full deal, not just the US.

Can i get a helmet and laptop in those panniers? What panniers? The Uly doesn't come with panniers. If you mean the XT, then what helmet? The panniers will only carry Macs, not PCs. :lol: :lol: :lol:

At 6'2 will i have a face full of rain looking over that screen? The screens pop out, to change them takes a few seconds. I'd say it was irrelevant, if you need to change it, they cost peanuts (compared to the price of the bike) so don't sweat this one.

What will a full service cost...with a tyre and new pads for that disc?? Which service? Pads are peanuts too, about the same as any other pads, why worry about them? Tyre use on a twin is less than a 4 but you haven't asked about them.


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Or...am i missing the point?.......
I'd say, by approximately the 100,000 miles in your first question. If those are your criteria, then get a Honda. It'll still break, it'll cost as much as a Buell and you'll be bored to hell. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Questions.....
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:roll: Norm....that was an excellent answer :yup:


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