|Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 01:04 pm: ||
Hey guys. Well this is the first time I have been on the forum since starting my cross country trip a few weeks ago. I just recently got back from Iraq and decided to buy a used Ulysses and ride it across country. . . maybe not the smartest thing I have ever done.
I have had nothing but problems with the bike, the kickstand broke off at a gas station. The bushing that holds the muffler to the block was missing and caused my rear exhaust studs to break and the exhaust to almost fall off the bike.
I fixed the exhaust studs and the exhaust is held securely on the bike now, But I rode 350 miles yesterday from Jacksonville, FL to Alexander City, AL and the bike almost didn't make it.
The problem is this. Sometimes the bike runs fine, but wants to idle at 2100 rpm or so at a stop. At other times the bike barely will hold power and spits and sputters like crazy. It seems if it is at 4k rpm or more it runs better, but the bike will hardly idle if at a stop light while it spits and sputters running. Throttle response is horrible. The check engine light was coming on and going off intermittently, will this give a code in the ecm even if the light is now off?
Any help is appreciated. I would really like to finish the trip, but have to be back by tuesday and my other option is to try and find a place to have the bike shipped from and fly back. . . I would really like to avoid this if possible.
my number is 360-632-0305. If anyone has any insight that would be great, I do have internet right now and can reply on here as well.
|Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 04:29 pm: ||
ECM may be cracked or being pinched the seats crack em on some of the Uly's pop the seat see if you can get it off the ecm even if you have to stuff a rag under there
|Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 09:56 am: ||
Hadn't heard of that. I will check it out. Thanks!
|Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:49 am: ||
Yes what Brumbear is telling you is true. It is a common problem on the Uly's.
Just want to say thanks for serving and glad you make it back. I was in Balad in 03. Hope you get to finish your trip.