Hi all...I have been sniffing around for a while....decided to jump in and test the waters!
I am considering a new bike and the Ullyses is in the top two...
Now I know it's hard...but put all your predjudices to one side and help out if you can...
I commute 50 mile round trip daily ..year round.. accross London from SE to NW
What can I expect from the Buell?...mpg?...reliability?..How does the finish hold up?
Any known issues I could resolve with a new/newish bike to save any "side of the road" problems?
I noticed someone said They are "High maintenance"...but worth it..?
I test rode an Ully 3 years ago...unfortunately in the rain...(Liked it but couldn't get the finances right)....but what are the changes since then?
Sorry lots of Q's but I know it pays to ask the "experts"....!!!!
Many thanks in advance
Glad you're 'in' now, it's a marvellous place! WELCOME
What's the other option as the Buell is in the top two?
I reckon about 45 to 50 mpg for a Uly, that's based on what my XB12R and S1 do approximately......
I would budget some pennies for a free spirits belt tensioner at the least, plus as many other mods as you see fit really but TBH that's the same with any bike, there's always bits you change as and when funds allow.
Oh, if you;'re commuting then a R/H air scoop would be a good investment too.
Servicing costs are possibly a bit higher than some other bikes, but if you check out who does it for you (ie properly) then all should be fine. Also book states 5000 service intervals but to keep everything sweet it's very very good practice to do the oil and filter yourself at the 2500 mark.
Have fun on the site and get one bought!!