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Well, I just completed my trade and left my LL 09 Jackpot Premium at the dealer ( I"ll miss it for what it was which was a very cool bike but couldn't afford both ) and picked up my 2011 XC. I got it at Mom's of course!!!!

The only ride I've done is to home.

First ride home. Very smooth. LESS tranny noise it seems than the 2010, although I was never bothered by it and still would've bought a 10. It's a very nice bike and I’m very happy with it.

I"ve got the SRVT bars with a Barsnake in the bars and Kury ISO grips.I also bought a dual HID light kit from DDM tuning (at the suggestion of a poster on here) and had them install that at the same time. Haven't been out in the dark yet but I sure looks bright. (6000K) color temp.

I've got Dynabeads coming in the mail. I also got my magnetic drain plug magnet and oil filter magnet set from drainplugmagnets.com. I talked to the guy who's pretty interesting and informative.

I also got the Ipod/MP3 interface even though I don't have one yet. I figured what the heck while they had it apart. It would be for back road listening, not so much on the highway.

I'm thinking Gufstason shield, but I would like just the SAME size windshield with the flip built in NOT a +2.

I emailed them yesterday with this question but haven't heard back if they can do that. I'm not that tall at just under 5'8".


Observation #1. When I drove the bike out, I noticed the time flashing 12:00 constantly. Just like the old (New VCR days).

I could NOT seem to get that set when I got home either. I even looked in the manual.! I held the “mode” button in for what seemed like an eternity but the entire 12:00 just kept flashing. It never moved to hours first to start the setting. I gave up.



Observation #2. The radio would NOT come in for crap on FM 92.5 and 92.9 in live in Massachusetts and these are easy stations to get. At least 92.9 Almost all stations below 100khz……….When I rode the demo, those stations came in beautiful. And I never hit ANYWHERE on the way home where they came in. But I think the demo had a luggage rack on there. I don’t know if the luggage rack being on worked against what the antenna is trying to do?? When I got home and parked under the carport both of these stations came in perfect?????? But on the road I had NO luck whatsoever.



Observation # 3. The sissy bar/rack seems to be spread a bit wide and you have to loosen the hardbag to release it on the left side.

I don’t know if all of them are fitting this way. It could be the luggage rack spreading the sissy bar. I’d like to get this straightened out. It could be one or all of the luggage rack pieces?? I'll be mentioning at 500 mile.


Observation # 4. I couldn’t seem to figure out how to do the radio presets. One would set and then when I tried again after clearing and re-entering the mode...........UGH>>>>>>>>>

At this point however, I’m more concerned about the poor radio reception.



I’ll ride again on Thursday without the rack and see if FM reception works better. This was a bummer for me. I don’t know on that one. The antenna is certainly long enough.

And of course, I"m one of those pussies who wants to keep his bike looking clean so I may delve into the big square hole in the sub fender to block all the debris riding up.

I wish I could get a template from someone who has theirs apart or from Victory. I've seen a few "fix" suggestions and my go that route.

I'm also getting my Low Profile heated seat redone at a seat guy. It's too close and a little too firm. I have a drive in appt for that.

Oberall, I think I'm really going to enjoy this bike. That's all I have for now.
 

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Well, I just completed my trade and left my LL 09 Jackpot Premium at the dealer ( I"ll miss it for what it was which was a very cool bike but couldn't afford both ) and picked up my 2011 XC. I got it at Mom's of course!!!!

The only ride I've done is to home.

First ride home. Very smooth. LESS tranny noise it seems than the 2010, although I was never bothered by it and still would've bought a 10. It's a very nice bike and I'm very happy with it.

I"ve got the SRVT bars with a Barsnake in the bars and Kury ISO grips.I also bought a dual HID light kit from DDM tuning (at the suggestion of a poster on here) and had them install that at the same time. Haven't been out in the dark yet but I sure looks bright. (6000K) color temp.

I've got Dynabeads coming in the mail. I also got my magnetic drain plug magnet and oil filter magnet set from drainplugmagnets.com. I talked to the guy who's pretty interesting and informative.

I also got the Ipod/MP3 interface even though I don't have one yet. I figured what the heck while they had it apart. It would be for back road listening, not so much on the highway.

I'm thinking Gufstason shield, but I would like just the SAME size windshield with the flip built in NOT a +2.

I emailed them yesterday with this question but haven't heard back if they can do that. I'm not that tall at just under 5'8".

Observation #1. When I drove the bike out, I noticed the time flashing 12:00 constantly. Just like the old (New VCR days).

I could NOT seem to get that set when I got home either. I even looked in the manual.! I held the "mode" button in for what seemed like an eternity but the entire 12:00 just kept flashing. It never moved to hours first to start the setting. I gave up.

Observation #2. The radio would NOT come in for crap on FM 92.5 and 92.9 in live in Massachusetts and these are easy stations to get. At least 92.9 Almost all stations below 100khz……….When I rode the demo, those stations came in beautiful. And I never hit ANYWHERE on the way home where they came in. But I think the demo had a luggage rack on there. I don't know if the luggage rack being on worked against what the antenna is trying to do?? When I got home and parked under the carport both of these stations came in perfect?????? But on the road I had NO luck whatsoever.

Observation # 3. The sissy bar/rack seems to be spread a bit wide and you have to loosen the hardbag to release it on the left side.

I don't know if all of them are fitting this way. It could be the luggage rack spreading the sissy bar. I'd like to get this straightened out. It could be one or all of the luggage rack pieces?? I'll be mentioning at 500 mile.

Observation # 4. I couldn't seem to figure out how to do the radio presets. One would set and then when I tried again after clearing and re-entering the mode...........UGH>>>>>>>>>

At this point however, I'm more concerned about the poor radio reception.

I'll ride again on Thursday without the rack and see if FM reception works better. This was a bummer for me. I don't know on that one. The antenna is certainly long enough.

And of course, I"m one of those pussies who wants to keep his bike looking clean so I may delve into the big square hole in the sub fender to block all the debris riding up.

I wish I could get a template from someone who has theirs apart or from Victory. I've seen a few "fix" suggestions and my go that route.

I'm also getting my Low Profile heated seat redone at a seat guy. It's too close and a little too firm. I have a drive in appt for that.

Oberall, I think I'm really going to enjoy this bike. That's all I have for now.
Congrats, I think ?
 

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My understanding is that the '11 and '10's are basically the same bikes..
Most of your discovered issues have been discussed. Lots of good info here
(and the VMC) about the 10's.
Congrats on your new ride.
WW
 

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Thanks for the info! Keep us posted. Bummer about the radio. If it persists, you might hit the C.B. forums. Those folks know more about radio reception than anyone should.
 

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I think the clock set is done by pulling and holding the switch on the grip behind the clutch lever. You can narrow the luggage rack mtg brkts by setting one side of the bracket on a 2x4 and just give it a nice push down on the other side ;-). The radio reception doesn't sound right, have them check the antenna connections. Hold the "pre" button down and the station will set on pre-set.
 

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Thanks Guys,
This really is a great bike. I LOVE it!
They "say" the tranny noise is a bit quieter in the 2011's.
I got black cus it's faster. I LIKE my SRVT bars as I'm shorter.
How long does it take Gufstason to return an email or phone call?
My observations are just that. Not enough the drive back to dealer other than the 500 mile.....
I'm not worried, MOM's is a fantastic dealer and they will take care of me in every way as they always have.
I'll post some pics when I figure out how to............AND when it's sunny again.
 

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Congratulations on the newest of new bikes. Mine is over a month old and I still look out at it there on my lawn every few minutes. Then I just giggle...
Marty
 
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