VIDEO: VOG Member Spotlight - Meet APDSpider And Check Out The Mods On His Victory Cross Country - W

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    It's time for another VOG Member Spotlight!

    Meet APDSpider and check out the mods on his 2012 Victory Cross Country.

    Allow me to warn you, this is a Long Video! So grab some popcorn and a cold one and enjoy checking out all the mods APDSpider has performed on his bike. Some of mods include Witchdoctor Unbaffled Mufflers, Kuryakyn Mirrors, Ness Flip Windshield, Victory HID Headlight, Vic Baggers Bag Filler, Custom Dynamics Flashing Brake Modulator, Fusion LED Light Kit, Lloydz Performance Air Filter and VFC-3 and More! This video includes a sound demonstration of the Witchdoctor Unbaffled Mufflers. Enjoy!
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    Thanks Andy, I had fun. But the camera adds 15 pounds!
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    Love the clank of the Tranny. Sounds great!!
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    Kind of always thought I'd miss the sound of my HDs, but this low deep sound of a Vic 106 is growing on me. Not to take anything away from HD, but I'm surprised how much my preference for the "potato-potato-potato" lope of an HD was just conditioning and familiarity. Nice work Spider! Good looking mods. Kg
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    Good stuff thanks!!!
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    As always a great job Andy, I enjoyed it.
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    Hey Andy and APDSpider...really nice job with the video. Love the WD pipe demo at the end, APDSpider - that is one nice XC - nice job and great review. I am very interested in hearing what helmet you plan on buying...keep us posted on that as well.

    I have the new baffled WD pipes...I love them. The more I ride the Vision with the new pipes, I do believe I have lost a little torque, but will need to dynotune I believe to be sure the bike is set up properly.....here is a clip of how these sound.
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    Great Video. Thanks to both for the review.
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    Hey Andy and APDSpider, I finally took the nearly 20 minutes two watch this video and I wanted to compliment both of you as this video is loaded with good information for anyone who is either shopping for a Cross Country or for someone who may want to add a few mods. That drive-by demo of the Witchdoctor exhausts is a winner.

    Nice Job Guys!
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    A question for Spidey or anyone else who may care to chime in. I've been on the fence for a long time as far as putting "neons" on my bike (XC). What kind of draw do they put on your battery? I've seen bikes just sitting parked with them on, but I would be concerned about killing the battery, and these things ain't easy to push!
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    LED's require very little voltage to run and don't really draw much at all on your battery. If your battery is in good shape you could probably leave them on all night and they would be fine.
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    Very true. I had them on a bike and left them on for a couple days (on accident) and the bike still started.
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    As far as the Fusion LED kit there are two things to consider:

    1- how many lights are you installing?
    Its true that the LEDs draw very little power. I have left mine on overnight and they were still on in the morning and the bike started right up. I leave them on all night during bikeshows while it's parked with no issues. But eventually, you'll want to purchase a battery tender to keep the battery at 100%. I have not had issues. The more lights, the more draw but it's usually not an issue.

    2- does it have a remote system?
    I installed the Fusion remote control that comes with the kit. It's awesome. HOWEVER, I had a buddy with the same system on his bike (chopper) and his battery kept dying. Here's why: The remote control box (receiver) is constantlly scanning for the remote. This does draw power. Not enough to concern you for a few days... but over a couple weeks, with the lights off you drain your battery. He had his lights installed during a bike show by those "professionals". I did mine on my own. To compensate for the draw from the remote controller, my complete kit came with on/off switch(button). I wired this "kill switch" before the remote controller. Thus, when my bike is parked overnight or for long periods of time, I don't turn off my lights via remote. I push the switch and it stops all power to the controller. No draw at all. My battery has never gone dead. My buddy did not have this switch installed.

    So in theory, the lights don't draw much, but you could still drain your battery over time by improper installation. Make sure you have a system wide on/off switch installed. I have this one: http://shop.beseenatnight.com/fusion-led-lighting/extensions-accessories/on-off-push-button-switch.html

    I bought my kit from ChromeGlow.com
    I think Witchdoctors sell it too.
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    Thanks for the info guys. I see LEDs in my future!
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    Hi Cedric. Jim Hayward here, aka dragon6. Great job on your Cross Country. The pipes sound great. I am at 39,000 miles on mine and the stage ones have broken in very nicely. My wife and I are in Grand Rapids MI now and loving the riding around here. If you ever fly into GRR please let me know and you can take mine for a spin. You and Andy did a great job. Gotta love thes bikes.
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    Thank you! I'll remember your offer!
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    I should have said 'not too distant future'. Here it it only 9 days later and I got the ball rolling on a fairly extravagant setup that will include strips under the front fender, inside the highway bars, under the tank and somewhere behind the saddlebags. These things will do at least 5 different colors, they will 'cycle' from solid color to solid color or crossfade (or 'morph') and that is programmable. There is also a fade function for when you want to be more subtle, and all of this operates from a remote controller. The system is from "Boogey Lights", and are lifetime warranted. I'll post some video when it's all done (if I can remember how!).
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    Lots of info in this video. Sorry BobbyG, I like this spotlight video better than yours! (I hope those aren't fighting words!). I also like the exhaust demo. Nice job guys.
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    (Not at all) I agree.50 questionsafter2100 miles on the road and an allnighter in theCasino things come off a bit blurry. [​IMG]
    I was actually late for the taping. Being occupied with more pressing issues.LOL
    Of course just to clarify Andy went to bed when the street lights came on.[​IMG]
    He had a script to write and Q cards to print up.
    The Videos are just a cover story for the true purpose of the locations. [​IMG]
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