|Full Name:||Ronald Vennell|
|Last Logged In:||July 30, 2018|
|Registered:||October 17, 2007|
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|Birthday (Year) & Occupation:||1956 / Electrician|
|Bike Model (Ex - M2, XB12Rr, S1W, P3):||Buell Ulysses XB12XT|
|Model Year (Please enter full 4-digit year):||2008|
|V.I.N. (To aid in problem resolution. Will not be displayed or shared otherwise.) :||(Hidden)|
|Problems/Miles (Please be specific):||5000- Warped (pulsing) front rotor. Installed new rotor and Lyndall pads on my dime, I had no time for the dealer/warrantee hassle.
7500- Bad ground took out ground wire to fuel pump. Warrantee not honored because I patched up fuel pump wire believing that was the problem.
11,000 miles, IAC went bad. Bought new and replaced myself.
11,075 miles, rear wheel bearings (red seal) failed. Same old story, water in the hub. Replaced with SKF's.
15,100 miles front wheel bearings rough and notchy, another set of SKF's go on.
25,000 miles Rocker box leaks
Cooling Fan went bad
Rear brake light switch failed
|Other Mods/Misc/Customization.:||Nautilus Airhorn
Passenger Footpeg Relocators
LED strip behind trunk reflector
Installed Starcom in Buell Tankbag
Flashing LED brakelights
Mounted Garmin and iPod
Maximum Heat Shield
Low beam always on mod
Dark Horse Moto Eco-Sliders
Palmer Toolless Windshield Bracket
Palmer Driving Light Kit W/ YellowStar bulbs.
HID's in low beam and driving lights.
Rider Comfort Kit
|Favorite Rides (Roads and Routes):||Cherahola Skyway and all around the Smokeys.
The road from Ellsworth ME to Campobello Island.
|Why I do/don't ride a Buell:||Most comfortable, most fun motorcycle I've ridden in 35 years of riding. I just feels "right".
|How can Buell improve their motorcycles?:||Do something about improving the chassis ground system.
Rotors shouldn't be warping (or depositing or whatever) in 5K miles.
Oil level not consistent on 08+ models.
Modify rear hub for water drainage.
|Top speed on 2 wheels (mph):||I stopped looking when the speedo passed 125|
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