This isn't what you want to find while trying to sell your bike.

Looks like it's time for an engine rotation and new gaskets from the base gaskets up to the rocker box covers.  It sucks this happened but I'd rather have it happen to me than the new owner.  


I don't get it.

The Ulysses is still on Craigslist in multiple cities but I'm not getting any hits.  Not even spammers or scammers.  What's the deal?  Is it the mileage?  The brand?

I believe I have it listed at a fair price, taking the mileage in consideration.  Am I wrong?

Is there no Buell love in Indiana?


Safe travels Ulysses.

It looks like deal might fall through.  Until I get cash in hand from somebody, I'm still putting my butt on the Buell every morning.

Today, with mixed emotion, I sold the Ulysses.  The buyer is a local MSF/ABATE Instructor and buying it for his son.  What a cool Dad!

The funds from the sale will go to finish a major home remodel in preparation for our coming first born!

Once the project is complete, I'll be bike shopping again. After owning something with so much torque and soul, I look at bikes differently now.  I have no desire for a sewing machine bike, I want grunt and character. Looking at something smaller, like a supermoto or small dual sport.  I've even been eyeing BMW airheads, mainly the R65.  I want something like the Uly but smaller and lighter.  I think my demands will be hard to meet.

Any suggestions?


bloggers block.

Things have been kinda slow around S3 lately.  Life has been throwing us a lot of curve balls;  oil leaks, home projects, work and family obligations have choked down our blog output and our riding input.  Some bike changes will be coming along as well.

Helmet therapy is great but sometimes when it's just to and from work on boring city roads, dodging morons, it doesn't always seem worth putting the gear on and sweating to death in the humidity.

I have a Belstaff jacket review waiting in the ether and McMark has some great pictures from our visit to City Moto. For some reason, I just can't seem to find or make the time to finish them and I feel a bit bad about it.  City Moto is a kick ass gear shop that carries some seriously cool stuff and they're brand new so any bit of advertising helps them out.

I guess I'm living up to the blog's name...