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Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by Fire343, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. jmstang302

    jmstang302 Well-Known Member

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    yes ! You said slick ! Make that beauty slickier and put some Spectro in there ! Nice Bike !!!!!
     
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  3. Fire343

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    Sorry it took so long to reply. Thanks to everyone for their input. As I said in my original post, I rode from PA to Key West and back on my Vegas and it didn't kill me. The biggest shortcomings on the trip were no cruise control, saddlebags were to small, and the ride is a bit stiff for longer rides. I have music and turn by turn directions right to my SENA Cavalry Bluetooth half helmet so I really don't need a stereo. Honestly, I think a CR would probably fir the bill. As for the Vision, I'm sure it's a great bike but it's just a bit to "new-age" for me. Thanks again for all the input.
     
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  4. slickvic

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    Man ...... you got to tour a Cross Country brother.
    After almost 9yrs I care to not ride anything else.
     
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    For instance, if I had room for another bike it would look like this:

    but I’d start with a XCT
     
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    Man I am totally digging the Beach bars / Board walk bars. Really makes the lines on the bike look longer.
     
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    Not long after I bought my 2nd vic for myself ( went from an 02 V92C to an 08 KPT) my buddy decided it was time to get him a bigger bike. Like me, he'd had a Suzuki Volusia and while one of the best bang-for-the-buck cruisers out there it just didn't keep up with the speed limits being upped to 65 highway. Anyways.. he went full boat XCT with the ginormous trunk, lowers, the works. He let me take it for a ride and while nice (it is a Vic after all) it just wasn't 'me'. Down the road a bit I took my KPT (now an 07 since the 08 had so many dealer-caused issues) in to get some stuff done and they gave me an XR to ride all I wanted for about a week. The difference between the way the 2 handled was staggering. They were so sure I was gonna buy the XR when I came back to pick up my KPT they had the paperwork started.. I hated to burst their bubble but while that XR was nice.. it just couldn't hold a candle to my KPT (to me).

    Few years down the road now and I bought me an XC. The one thing I didn't do is get that tank of a trunk. I had fallen in love with having a trunk, so I bought a 2nd hand XC that had a cool rack on the back and I took the trunk off my KPT and put it on the XC. I think it looks badass and although it can't hold quite as much as the OEM trunk it weighs practically nothing. I can put my full face, my leather jacket and my chaps/gloves in there and lock it. I can put 4 large bags of groceries in it when I go shopping. Hell, I can carry all my wifes' crap when she comes along.. and we all know how much crap that can add up to. The only thing that would make it better is if it was quick detach.. but I'm not even sure I would ever remove it. If I was doing a lot of moto-camping still I might...nothing beats a rack to stack stuff on unless you pull a wagon behind you.

    Moral of this long winded story: If I was gonna be in the market for another XC/XR.. I'd get a Magnum, put on a quick detach luggage rack and get a lightweight trunk to put on it. I guess some guys think they need to have quadraphonic stereo that comes with the OEM trunk but to me that extra weight is just a NO. Before you buy one try one w/out that kiloton brick on the back and go hit a backroad or 2. Maybe you'll have a different opinion, but at least that way you'll know if you mind it or not.
     
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  8. slickvic

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    If you get a Magnum X1 you will have the speaker lids. Thus Dynamic surround sound.
     
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    I know, right?
    I used to have an old Yamaha with bars like those. There is nothing like riding in the upright position, spread eagle into the wind, to the gentle rumble of some vintage sounding pipes.
     
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    Never even think about a Cross anything till:

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    Then my ass begs to differ and she rides funny....
     
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    So the old guys had it right... The tank shifters are a pain in the ass, though.

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    I don't know about 'old guys had it right', but I'll bet one of those old bikes could still make it's way around a battlefield as good or better than any new bike made. :)
    From the video: "Every man services his own motorcycle every week, and is as responsible for it as their rifle" Try THAT with a modern motorcycle and the typical owner. hehe.
     
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    I wouldn’t say it is right, but certainly different. There was a reason they called those “Suicide Shifters”.
     
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    They had more testosterone than we did and their fathers more than them.
     
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    Again, not sure that is better. but definitely different.
     

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