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Jsutgypsy
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 09:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have seen several threads looking for the 19 or 21" front wheel for the Uly.... well I finally found one!

08 Buell XB12 Ulysses Front Wheel Rim STRAIGHT 19X2.15
https://www.ebay.com/itm/08-Buell-XB12-Ulysses-Fro nt-Wheel-Rim-STRAIGHT-19X2-15/361950791515?

Now before you go calling me bad names there is video evidence of this unicorn in captivity.

Buell 19" Unicorn Wheelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaMVGufw6Es

Now I have seen it all.
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Woodnbow
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 02:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice! Looks so much like a Dyna/Sportster wheel... Crazy huh?
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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 05:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sure, if you want to put a Dyna front end on your Ulysses for a heavier nose, worse forks, worse brakes...and worse performance.

While that is a 19" wheel...it certainly isn't "for" a Ulysses! No ZTL hookups, and I doubt the axle would even fit.

The youtube shows clearly a Dyna front end - not upside-down forks - along with Dyna axle, brake rotor, caliper, and presumably master cylinder. *I* wouldn't want to ride that!
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Froggy
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 06:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On a related note, looking at their other stuff, holy crap are they overpriced. Used parts from wrecked bikes at more than brand new retail prices!
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Jamba
Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 05:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You can use sporty's 19" wheel...
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/cgibin/discus/discus.cgi?pg=prev&topic=142838&page=409771
Sporty 19" front wheel
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147db
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

OMG
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Shoggin
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

At least the gas can will work as crash protection while it's laying right on the header.


There are at least a thousand better solutions than that, but if the creator of that bike wanted a slightly bigger diameter wheel so bad he gave up on front brakes as well, there's obviously no talking them out of it.
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Jamba
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 03:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have been down few times, yes. Gas cans have survived. They are on only longer tours, like places, where is no gas stations near.
But 19" wheel is sooo much better on gravel roads...
And there is front brake, too
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Shoggin
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 07:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm glad you like them but they only have to fail one time to be pretty spectacularly catastrophic.

I see the front brake, I was being a smartypants because it looks even smaller than the stock Buell rear disk

If this works for you, awesome! I hope your travels are long and worry free. I'm not trying to talk you out of it. Just saying I would just do it differently. Cheers!
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