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« on: July 19, 2011, 10:29:35 AM »

I'm thinking that I might have to head down and have a look at this bike.
I rode the SV to Wyoming and back earlier this summer and am just plain tired of the riding position.
Think this is a good deal? I've just starting shopping and have not yet looked at what used Ulys are going for locally or anything. I think they were around $13K CDN when new.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 01:10:18 PM »

There was a new Ulysses XT for sale at a (somewhat) local H-D place a year ago, when all the Buells were going for fire-sale prices.  Asking price was about CDN $9K (exactly what I paid for my 2003 Firebolt...).  If I'da had the bux available, I'da been all over it (I kinda prefer the XT, which came with bags, etc.).

It's a great bike, but, Buell is no more...so I'd wanna sorta push that angle, and deal hard, try to get it for under $9K.  The dealership, for sure, wants it outta there...
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2011, 01:27:37 PM »

I gotta say that seems high. You can expect at least a 50% hit the minute you ride it out the door. And it doesnt have bags.

i did like mine, but I would look around. Seems to me I remember Ulys selling in the $6s when Harley had the big sell off after they shut down Buell.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011, 01:35:10 PM »


Seems to me I remember Ulys selling in the $6s when Harley had the big sell off after they shut down Buell.

Maybe in the States...here in Canada, bikes go for a premium.

Which is another thing for Shil to look into...just across the border, bikes are usually a lot cheaper...
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 08:43:25 AM »

The last brand new 2010 1125R that I know sold here was $19,500.  That is almost double what I paid for mine during the firesale.

We had a load of new XB12Ss and XB12XT models come at the end of last year.  They were made in Brazil for the Japanese market and after Japan refused compliance they were remade to Australian design rules and shipped here.  They went for a bit over $14,000 but during the fire sale they were $9999.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 09:06:44 AM »

The bike's still available. I'll head over tomorrow and have a look.

I'm planning a trip to Alaska. Is the the bike for the ride? I wasn't looking to buy this year but if this is a good deal on the right bike I might have to go for it.

I'll offer $9K including freight and PDI and see what they say.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 12:44:58 PM »


I'm planning a trip to Alaska. Is the the bike for the ride?


Definitely!  I've known a few guys with the Ulys, and they love 'em for the long trips.

I recently returned from my 3-week trip from BC to California and back on my 2003 Firebolt, which did a great job despite not being a "touring" bike.  
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 01:53:45 PM »

Dude threw in the frieght and PDI but would not move on the price. He's got two blue Ulys collecting dust.
Good Luck to him.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011, 07:54:56 PM »

Oftentimes if they don't move on the price it's because they won't make any profit on it.  Under most circumstance they won't turn down a real sale.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 03:18:11 AM »

THe Ulysses is one of the best and funest bikes ever made!
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2011, 05:30:12 AM »

My dealer has a 2004 XB12S on the floor for just under $15,000.  They reckon they'll get it.  Maybe we are seeing a return to value.

That would suit me.  The 'bolt comes out of finance next year and it was looking like the residual on the loan could be more than the value of the bike.
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2011, 11:01:50 AM »



That would suit me.  The 'bolt comes out of finance next year and it was looking like the residual on the loan could be more than the value of the bike.

Yeah, but it's worth it Bigsmile


(I financed mine--got a very low rate--and paid it off just as Buell was shuttered by H-D...I have absolutely no regrets, it is such a fun street bike!)
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2011, 11:58:36 AM »

Hope you have a 35 inch inseam.  Then you MIGHT be able to tiptoe it.  (smooth move on designing a bike that only 10% of the motorcycle riders out there fit BUELL!!! And that's only 2% of the total population to begin with, so that's some tiny small fraction of people that can ride it!!)

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2011, 12:32:57 PM »


Hope you have a 35 inch inseam.  Then you MIGHT be able to tiptoe it.  (smooth move on designing a bike that only 10% of the motorcycle riders out there fit BUELL!!! And that's only 2% of the total population to begin with, so that's some tiny small fraction of people that can ride it!!)

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Oh, quit whining.  Only the 2006 Uly was super tall...and I rode it successfully, with my 28" inseam.  I have to tiptoe pretty much any bike, anyway...
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 07:26:06 PM »

I don't know which one I sat on, but I got a 30" and I couldn't get it off the sidestand.  And I REALLY REALLY wanted one (looked to be a GREAT bike and EXACTLY what I wanted!!!)

Now I'm stuck riding in ultimate comfort and luxury with my touring bike......darn!  lol.

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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2011, 12:09:18 AM »


I don't know which one I sat on, but I got a 30" and I couldn't get it off the sidestand.  And I REALLY REALLY wanted one (looked to be a GREAT bike and EXACTLY what I wanted!!!)

Yeah, that was likely an 06...they made some changes for the 07s which allowed for a lower seat height.

I couldn't put up the stand on the 06 either--I admit, it's one of the few bikes I've ridden that I honestly feel was "too tall" for me.  I do get a bit annoyed, though, when people with much longer inseams than I have start complaining about seat heitght, when they can't flatfoot a bike--hell, I can't flatfoot my own bike...
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2011, 06:40:11 AM »


Hope you have a 35 inch inseam.  Then you MIGHT be able to tiptoe it.  (smooth move on designing a bike that only 10% of the motorcycle riders out there fit BUELL!!! And that's only 2% of the total population to begin with, so that's some tiny small fraction of people that can ride it!!)

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One pretty well known US Uly rider is around 5'8 and reckons he wouldn't want it any lower.
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2011, 05:16:32 PM »

I'm only 5'9", and I would not want mine any shorter!
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