I blame SteveT!

  • Because, as we all know, SteveT is a serial bike buyer.

    I’m in the process of buying another bike to add to my stable and should pick it up early next week, if not before. It’s a V twin and should make a good lightweight tourer, but that’s all I’m saying at the moment ;D

    '04 TDM900, ‘84 XL600R (again), ‘08 Ulysses XT & Mrs. JRT’s F650GS

  • Blame me if you want, but I've not bought anything for over week after selling the F8GS . . . . . nearly a record for me.

    Though I have been eyeing an @ that isn't too far from me . . . . . but right here, right now, the Alp is pushing all the right buttons.

    Looking forward to seeing some top quality photies of your new ride Jim ;D

    Steve T


  • Fugginell, your brave!

    Hope yer fillings are well and truelly secure, cos if they ain't then that thing will have then falling out in no time :o ;)

    Always fascinated by the mans (Mr Buell) engineering take on what a bike should be like. Outside the box was invented by him I think.

    Big Don on here has a Ulysees and he loves it . . . . . . maybe not as much as he loves his 1988 Transalp, but he does love it ;D

    Perhaps you'll have it in work with you when eldest & I pop by next month on the way to Dent? You know, when I drop off the bits that i forgot to pack in with the Trangia ::) :)

    Take care and enjoy your new wheels.

    Steve T


  • I had a Buell about 10 years ago , a tube frame M2 ,best handling bike that I've ever ridden and full of design flaws . Yours at least has the shock working the normal way ( compressed by road bumps ) . Mine used the head steady mounts to hang the engine off ,that got replaced by a solid Billet mount from the US after the original one snapped . Did two drive belts and yes the engine vibes could be a bit intrusive around 2500 down to 2000rpm when using engine braking but other than that a really enjoyable ride .

    One problem is the needle roller bearings in the gearbox out put shaft ,if the bike is left ,say overwinter on the side stand , the bearings are out of the oil and corrode ,there is a conversion ,look up Maz Matsell on the internet , it's just a grease nipple in the end cover but it cures the problem .
    Good choice

  • 8)

    So you announced it then Jim, ;D Told you I would let you do it, Nice bike mate and they are miles different than the old type with the pure Harley lump and being an 08+ it's got all the major improvements like mine,
    The MAZ nipple as it's known, mentioned by Drumnagorrach is a worthy addition and only costs about £12 and it gives you the opportunity to lube the roller bearings.
    I must try and upload some pics myself but I don't use a third party I only have them on my computer and can't seam to upload from there.


  • I think a Ulysses and a Transalp is a great combination!

    I’ll make sure I bring it to work when you’re passing Steve :)

    '04 TDM900, ‘84 XL600R (again), ‘08 Ulysses XT & Mrs. JRT’s F650GS

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