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New life for the Black Widow

Discussion in 'Victory Cross Country' started by jmstang302, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. wvrider1

    wvrider1 Well-Known Member

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    It was on the bike
     
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    What's the back half look like, or how much damage did it incur?
     
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    No she belongs to a brother.

    Back in 2013 when George bought the bike, he paid for it, shipped it from the dealer to Lloydz for the SC install. He eclipsed more than 60,000 miles with her all our the USA & Canada. He did a Coast to Coast to Coast trip just a couple years ago...
     
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    When George passed he pulled the bike down (at speed) scrapping the crashbars and fairing. After he fell off, the bike righed itself and continued down the road for about a mile before coming to a rest.

    The crash bars were removed, windshield replaced and she was flipped with "a hardly noticeable scratch on the fairing " after being donated.
     
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    Says a lot for Victory stability and balance that the bike could right itself and continue for nearly a mile..
     
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    My Brother sent me some pictures after getting the fairing back together today... 27431030640551.jpeg

    I snapped this from a video of the signals we wired up when I dropped the fairing off. They're pretty small to be useful mirrors but they can be seen as signals. Screenshot_20210412-192512_Video Player.jpg
    I'm really digging the painted headlight bezel.

    All of the inner got painted too.
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    I still have to put the 21 back on that I took off for George last year and fit up a new fender.
     
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    Got the 21 installed after work yesterday. WD sent a fender for a 23" wheel, so no front fender now.

    Since she was outside already, we went for a ride around the block. That 21 is a super gyroscope, that's going to take a minute to get use to. I don't remember the Magnum feeling like that.

    Other than the pop off valve you don't know what's between your legs as you roll-out, squeeze the clutch, whoosh and your instantly reminded of what lies beneath. It's surprising how well mannered she is.
     
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