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I own a Ulysses

The stock exhaust is just fine by me. Nice and quiet so that when I'm old a decrepid I'll hopefully won't be saying "Eh, what'd you say".
 

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If the exhaust on my Buell were any louder I couldn't hear all the motor parts thrashing around and banging into each other.



Sounds like hell on a tin fiddle but I love it...
 

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When I tested the XB12 I was amazed at how quiet the thing was. It's a good thing it shakes at idle or else you'd never know it was running!
 

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I'll give you Bueller's credit: you all are one fired up bunch. 45.5 meg download! 90+ pages of text. Dyno charts, Sound files. Yikes.



Gettin' mighty hot here so looks like (sounds like - nyuck) I've got somthing to do besides naps.



 

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I was recently poking around on the Buell site and read a article in a british mag that says the XB is one of the best handling bikes they ever road. On par to a 250 GP bike. I admit the motor isn't the greatest thing but I've had many buells loose me in the tristy stuff (i kill them on the flats). I admit I might be more interested in one if it just didn't have the stigma tied behind it. Eric buy a Ducati motor or the TL motor from Suzuki or jam that VR motor into that frame! I'd line up to buy it.
 

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I'm curious about the stigma. You just said it was one of the best handling bikes ever.



It doesn't take much skill to go fast in a straight line.
 

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Gotta love exhaust systems that give you lots of oral stimulation!



But, trying to change the subject from the craven knuckling under of MO to the Evil Corporate OpppressorTM, Suzuki, ain't gonna wash! Up the revolution!
 

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Berets for everyone!



Power to the people!



...or at least power to one person who can than tell me what to do and why I should do it.
 

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I'd like to join you guys in this new movement, but having me as a member would definitely put it in the out of the mainstream category.
 

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I think the movement has died already because sarnali forgot to bring the zigzags.....
 

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Re: I own a Ulysses

When you honk it on in 1st gear and that wheel lifts, quiet or not, you know it's running.
 

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"I've had many buells loose me in the tristy stuff (i kill them on the flats)."

I don't get it. Doesn't a Buell go way fast enough in a straight line to be put under the jail if you get caught?

I mean is the Buell's top speed less than 100 mph?

If so then wouldn't that only be an issue on a racetrack?

 

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What? no empty beer cans to make a pipe out of? On second thought I guess I don't really belong in this movement anyway.
 

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I got a "Thrush Turbo" or a couple of Glass Pak Cherry Bombs left over from my hot roddin' days in the 80s that look like they would fit. Would look as good as the stock "Pep boys" buell exhaust but give it that real old-timey 'merican sound. :)
 

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well i oun a 2004 firebolt 12R and when i tried to find an aftermarket muffler last year, the options where mighty slim, so as many other buell riders around here are forced to do, i ended up with the buell raceing muffler, and ouch, around 3000 rpm's i cant even hear myself think.....I LOVE IT!!!
 

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Think you might be missing the point here.



That modified Sportster motor is ESSENTIAL to the Buell. It DEFINES the Buell. It is the contrast between that refined high-tech sportbike chassis and the rip-snortin' rudeness of that mean old motor that makes the Buell so delicious. Razor handling plus booming V-twin thrust equals an intensely satisfying ride.



Only the passage of years will tell the tale, but I'm pretty sure the Buells will be remembered as truly great motorcycles --- modern and future classics.
 
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