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 Post subject: A Break From the Norm.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:00 pm 
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Hi all,

Got my Ully about 5 weeks ago and have put about 2000 or so miles on it. I use it for commuting to work (into the city) and have just spent 4 days in France, where I completed 1550miles.

My break from the norm is that I have no complaints with how the bike runs. The very odd misfire at idle after a big ride but nothing that would make me want to mess with settings I know nothing about. 3550 miles and no belt or bearings needing replaced. The fan does not appear to run excessively .... yes its noisey but Eric Buell can't get everything right.
In France I was averaging 135 miles before my fuel light came on. Sat on a motorway for 74 miles at an average 100mph and the fan only came on when I stopped and stayed on fora about a minute.
Having read all the doom and gloom on previous threads I was shitting myself before heading off to France.

Thats not to say that my trip was perfect. I did have one of those embarassing low speed, attempting a U-turn, offs. Followed the feckin sat navs instructions to a petrol station, south side of Dublin only to find that it is a building site. While attempting the U-Turn I lost balance and had to put my right foot down. But me the wife and full luggage was to much to hold and down she went. Damge to the pannier, scratches to the hand guard and smashed indicator lens. Big cheer for hard luggage. No injuries and was fine to continue on.

This leads me to my only problem with the Ully. The seat height. I have approx 31 inch inside leg and find that I am always on my tip toes. On my own I don't find this an issue but with the wife and luggage I find the bike slighty to tall.

Can I lower the ride height or get a lower seat? Will also post in "how to"?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:12 pm 
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So, do we have to call him "The Norm" now?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:14 pm 
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:yup: Nice write up. You can get a lower seat, a few here have them :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:01 pm 
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Nice to hear all is well..I am the same, had my Ully 14 months 7500 miles, not altered much apart fron the air filter and the exhaust...I find all is well..did 1000 + in france last summer and found it brilliant for touring..I have the new low seat that was on the 2009 bike. Have replace the bearings at 6500 and the belt looks ok. Off to spain in a few weeks so looking forwards to approx 2500-3000 mile away. Having owned vast amounts of harleys in the past I am used to the odd ways of the v twin motors....regards potts


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:07 pm 
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johnnyguk78 wrote:
Can I lower the ride height or get a lower seat? Will also post in "how to"?


Not invented here, but this may help you - http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/m ... 1240953451

BTW, with wife and luggage, surely the bike is lower...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:17 pm 
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johnnyguk78 wrote:
Hi all,
(snip) This leads me to my only problem with the Ully. The seat height. I have approx 31 inch inside leg and find that I am always on my tip toes. On my own I don't find this an issue but with the wife and luggage I find the bike slighty to tall.

Can I lower the ride height or get a lower seat? Will also post in "how to"?



I find it odd that you think the bike taller when you have got a full load with luggage and pillion...surely the bike is lower with the added weight????

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:52 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:02 pm 
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How odd, your post didn't come up with I replied to johnny's.... Oh well. :oooops:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:56 am 
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pash wrote:
BTW, with wife and luggage, surely the bike is lower...
Not if it's set up properly! - should be the same ;) .

Will feel taller (top heavy) as the CoG will have risen. Hell, I can feel a handling difference between the OE exhaust and the V&H on the S3.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:45 am 
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Cheers Chris,

The set up was adjusted to accomodate two up and full luggage. Hence the ride height would have been the same. So all in all, same height just heavier.
what I meant was with just myself it is not as big an issue as it is lighter and I don't mind sliding of thee side to plant my foot.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:29 pm 
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a buell with no problems?? surely some mistake :)
just sent a seat of to diggerseats for lowering for the wife
will let you know how i get on if you like

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:28 pm 
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That would be greatly appreciated. Had a good look at the seat and would be concerned that there isn't a lot of padding to remove.

Let me know how it goes .....


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:42 pm 
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Concentrate on the sides, you will be amazed how much difference it makes...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:17 pm 
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I narrowed the seat on a 12Ss for Mrs Adam (5'4'') it's now no problem for her. Go to model shop and buy some NiChrome resistance wire and make a simple foam cutter. A sharp (long) blade would also do it as well. The cover is only held on by staples in the base.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:43 pm 
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Tubbs (through Moorespeed) can get seats recovered very very well-this would also include reshaping. Very good price to ;)

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