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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Normdoggy, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Normdoggy

    Normdoggy New Member

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    Second post. Originally posted in wrong place.
    A little about myself. I live in Valdosta, GA, I'm retired AF and retired from the state. I've been riding since 1966 with breaks for a couple of tours in Vietnam and one in Iceland.
    I purchased a 2011 XC back in May. It was a demonstrator with 600 miles. I've enjoyed the bike and now have about 3700 miles on it. I have added a CCT windshield, hard bag protectors, IPod hookup for an IPod Nano in the right saddlebag and CeeFlectors. Also, a ram mount to hold my Tom Tom GPS and a Kruser Caddy cup holder.
    With my setup I have almost zero buffeting.
    I am planning an 1800 mile trip from Valdosta up through Indiana and over to near DC, then down the east coast and back home. I had planned to depart the first week in August but have developed transmission problems. It is extremely difficult to shift from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd after the bike has warmed up for about 15 minutes and stays in that condition for about another fifteen minutes and then shifts perfectly for the rest of the day. The dealer and Polaris have diagnosed the problem as being dry clutch plates (new one on me) and they had the dealer soak them for a while. Unfortunately, when they went to put it back together they didn't have some replacement parts like seals and stuff. They ordered everything and when they received the parts one was backordered with no date. Looks like my trip will be postponed for a while. The bike has been in the shop for almost two weeks now and Polaris said there was no guarantee that the oil soak would fix it. Hoping for the best. A little disappointed but stuff happens.
    Future mods: Lock and ride trunk, possibly heated grips and a micro parachute.
    Ride Safe
     
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    alanATW Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the best Victory forum... ride safe!!
     
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    Welcome from Oklahoma! Sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope the parts make it in soon.
     
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    Welcome from South Dakota. Hope everything turns out well for you....and soon. :)
     
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    Welcome & Congrats... (its not too late to swap out for a VISION) [​IMG]
     
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