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 Post subject: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:43 am 
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Current ride: 2007 Ulysses
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Hello All,

Thanks for the add.

Born again biker after 20 years.
Always liked the Buells but never had one.
Had a good sniff round some Buells at the Copdock show (Thanks Kev M.) Just bought a Ulysses.
Can't work out the picture thing here so I will put some on the FB site.

Its an '07 and way too tall, so lots of fettling and farkling (thats a new word) to do over the winter.
This forum seems to be a great resource.

All the Best
Paul

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:14 am 
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Welcome :D

You've already met Kev so you've made a good start on the road to Buell knowledge.

If you need to get work done then Maz is the man. Based in Manchester - you'll get loads of recommendations for him and others will post links and stuff.

Enjoy :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:27 am 
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Welcome, good to another person from Sunny Suffolk, whereabouts are you?

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:01 am 
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Welcome!

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Bublnsqueak wrote:
lots of fettling and farkling (thats a new word)

It's not that new
Welcome to the asylum

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:33 pm 
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:sun: Hi
welcome Paul

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:29 pm 
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Current ride: Buell 1125R
Welcome to the forum.

Best move I made after getting my Buell.

I've had loads of help & info from folks on here over the past few months.

Enjoy doing your Buell to how you want it to be.

All the best Paul.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:45 pm 
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Current ride: 2007 Ulysses
Location: Elmswell Suffolk
Thank you all for your kind welcome.

Been forum lurking; lots of useful info and very helpful - Looking forward to finding out all about this bike and getting it to where I think I want it to be.

'Farkling' a new word to me. Been out of touch for a long time - no doubt I will be using it like an old hand in the near future.
Not seen any other Buells in Suffolk - I'm in Elmswell.

I will surface with all the various questions that newbies come up with in other parts of the forum.

Onwards!
Paul

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:19 pm 
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Hi there,
Don't worry about seeing other Buells, I live near Matlock in Derbyshire & I've only seen one other in over a year & there are hundreds of bikes every Saturday & Sunday just down the road in Matlock Bath. They are a rare sight indeed, but I'm sure you'll get as much support as I have in this forum.
All the best Paul.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:55 pm 
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Welcome!

Looks like you got a fettler there alright. Good luck, hope all goes well.

Will you unwrap the headers?

And see if you can borrow/try out a low seat, that might make a big difference.

Use Photobucket for photos BTW...It is tricky.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:10 pm 
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Looks fun. Were you planning on putting it back to a belt?

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Current ride: Ulyssess, X1, T140,
Location: Felixstowe
Bublnsqueak wrote:
Hello All,

Thanks for the add.

Born again biker after 20 years.
Always liked the Buells but never had one.
Had a good sniff round some Buells at the Copdock show (Thanks Kev M.) Just bought a Ulysses.
Can't work out the picture thing here so I will put some on the FB site.

Its an '07 and way too tall, so lots of fettling and farkling (thats a new word) to do over the winter.
This forum seems to be a great resource.

All the Best
Paul


Hi there I'm only up the Road a little Way in Felixstowe, nice to hear of another Buell in the Area


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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:07 pm 
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Current ride: 2007 Ulysses
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Graeme1203 wrote:
Looks fun. Were you planning on putting it back to a belt?


No, I think I'll leave things as they are for now.

A belt would have been my preference. The only disadvantage of a chain that I can find is the lack of a cush drive. I guess a belt absorbs some of the shocks..

Perhaps in the future, but lowering is the priority right now. The height is a bit intimidating at low speed.

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