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Falloutnl
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 10:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I rode my Ulysses and my buddy's SS back to back today and it really seems like the Uly pulls stronger down low but runs out of steam a lot quicker while the SS kept pulling for longer.

Is this my imagination or are they geared differently?

While you're here, I have the following issue: the fan on my Ulysses never comes on anymore, but I can still activate it manually with my Buelltooth dongle. Is there a temp sensor out somewhere or what could be wrong?

(Message edited by falloutnl on September 22, 2019)
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Froggy
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

All XB12 models use the same gearing. XB9 bikes have shorter gearing via the primary chain ratios. If in 5th gear on a XB12 it indicates 60mph at 3000 RPM, you have the stock gearing.
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Falloutnl
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Interesting, I'd almost swear there was something different. Can't be just the weight if the power delivery seems so inverted.
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Tpehak
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Check temperature reading and fan temperature activation setting with Bluetooth dongle.
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Falloutnl
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Cheers, will try that!
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Froggy
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What years are your Uly and that SS? If they are the same year it should feel the same.

I know the 08 and later bikes had a different exhaust setup than previous years on the Euro bikes, I don't know how they affect the performance.
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Falloutnl
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 12:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Re the EU 08 bikes, adversely I can tell from experience. Sucked all the fun right out of that lump.

My Uly and his SS are both MY 06 bikes.
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Tootal
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You should have intake air temp and engine temp sensors. Check both with a cold engine, they should be near the same. If not check the air temp with a separate thermometer and see which one is lying!
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