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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 299,547
Posted By vicster
I'm not too surprised to see the Boardwalk and...

I'm not too surprised to see the Boardwalk and Judge discounted, since they're discontinued models, but I am surprised he even has a leftover HiBall, let alone discounted $3800.
That's a hell of a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By vicster
ORexPat, thanks for this report. I live at the...

ORexPat, thanks for this report. I live at the south end of the Canal and try to get a couple day rides to that area a couple times a year when the tourists go home.




Careful what you wish...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By vicster
First, sorry for the bad luck. Regarding the...

First, sorry for the bad luck.
Regarding the missing metal pieces, was the oil filter taken apart and/or the engine flushed? Any way to know the size of the missing pieces?

I hate to sound...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 255,901
Posted By vicster
Great looking bike. IMO this picture could have...

Great looking bike. IMO this picture could have been on the wall of the studio the new Scout was designed in.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 299,547
Posted By vicster
Love the Classic. My '02 and now my '13XCT were...

Love the Classic. My '02 and now my '13XCT were the same way - just worked noticeably better after 5 to 8 thousand miles.
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 196,653
Posted By vicster
3/8" socket rail - fail. Clips wear in no time...

3/8" socket rail - fail. Clips wear in no time and sockets slide off rail.

600# hand truck - fail. Used it taking two 60# cement bags at a time down steps and the handle folded right over on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-10-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8,085
Views: 7,606,019
Posted By vicster
Lucky bastid.

Lucky bastid.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 102,229
Views: 19,993,584
Posted By vicster
Mosko Moto bags are expensive, but having seen...

Mosko Moto bags are expensive, but having seen them at the IMS I have to admit they are quality. I especially liked the bag within a bag, the quick disconnect system, and the method used for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,577
Posted By vicster
I'm not really surprised your experience would be...

I'm not really surprised your experience would be different. At least one other forum has reported similar difference in experiences, leading some to speculate Indian doesn't really have the Scout...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,577
Posted By vicster
Motorcycle Consumer News has their Scout review...

Motorcycle Consumer News has their Scout review out.

They liked the handling ok. Had good corner clearance for class. They found the rear suspension ok, but the front overwhelmed by wheel weight....
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 76,031
Posted By vicster
This is basically what the local KTM dealer said...

This is basically what the local KTM dealer said to me also and he is both dirt and street. Not only do you have to floor a lot of bikes, unless you order X number of the slow sellers KTM won't give...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By vicster
I have a Cross Country Tour, my 3rd Vic', and...

I have a Cross Country Tour, my 3rd Vic', and it's a great bike. Reliable, comfortable, roomy, great handling and loaded with features like quick disconnect trunk, cruise, heated seat and grips,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,303
Posted By vicster
And yet I have the exact same bike - no buffeting...

And yet I have the exact same bike - no buffeting at all, really smooth motor, LOVE the ride and handling. Go figure.

Main thing is you didn't have to give up riding!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,107
Posted By vicster
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad31/WarrJr/P10...

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad31/WarrJr/P1000429.jpg (http://s919.photobucket.com/user/WarrJr/media/P1000429.jpg.html)
SVEA NO.23 PAKCOOK. This is what I went to when I finally gave up on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 102,229
Views: 19,993,584
Posted By vicster
I too am not a fan of loud thumpers - to me...

I too am not a fan of loud thumpers - to me they're just annoying. To each their own - I'll leave my DR stock.

TODAY'S F-1 Cars?? Last seasons maybe. To me the new lower revving V-6s sound like...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 78,469
Posted By vicster
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 102,229
Views: 19,993,584
Posted By vicster
Have to admit I'm a little surprised by the love...

Have to admit I'm a little surprised by the love for HID. I have a 35W in my BC Lynx, and while it does put out great light, the reliability is less than impressive. When I first got it 3 years ago I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,272,905
Posted By vicster
Motus?

Motus?
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 98,352
Posted By vicster
Don't feel bad, Quezzie, as a Washingtonian,...

Don't feel bad, Quezzie, as a Washingtonian, Leavenworth has the same effect on me every time I come back from riding to the east. BAD drivers, congestion, screaming kids, lumbering motor homes...
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16,115
Views: 9,629,249
Posted By vicster
Very nice period pic. P-pad, loooong stem...

Very nice period pic. P-pad, loooong stem mirrors, side mount plate, mouser trap, alloy rim, etc., and a '59 Chevy in the background. Thanks for sharing.
Sorry for your loss.
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,138
Posted By vicster
I had an '87 FXR from '92 to '97 (from 5K to 35K...

I had an '87 FXR from '92 to '97 (from 5K to 35K miles). I remember the Yamaha dealer thinking I was crazy to trade my '89 Virago in on it. "It comes with a shop manual, you're going to need it." I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 1,308,070
Posted By vicster
The three meals a day thing isn't what intrigues...

The three meals a day thing isn't what intrigues me, it's the times restaurants, etc., are open. Is shift work really uncommon in Europe? In manufacturing I worked many combinations of days and hours.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 293,227
Posted By vicster
Thanks for the RR, Al. Sounds like you've...

Thanks for the RR, Al. Sounds like you've rediscovered what so many on this site have learned. That the best vacations are those that you come back from somehow changed, and few things are better at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,699
Posted By vicster
Exactly. KTM gives them 500s depending on how...

Exactly. KTM gives them 500s depending on how many of the slower selling bikes they also order. My local dealer was only allowed 4 EXC500s for the year, could have sold a LOT more. I've no idea how...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,272,905
Posted By vicster
Very, very, nice. How lucky to have scored those...

Very, very, nice. How lucky to have scored those license plates too!
:D
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,697
Posted By vicster
Thanks for the ride report and pictures of...

Thanks for the ride report and pictures of southeast Alaska. I lived in Sitka for 4 years as a kid and they brought back good memories of a great part of the world.
I've gotta get back there.
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 293,227
Posted By vicster
You're going to love 20 today, Al. I rode over it...

You're going to love 20 today, Al. I rode over it last weekend on the DR to check out fire/flood/landslide damage. The colors were just starting to pop and I had the westbound road to myself.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,030
Views: 464,011
Posted By vicster
They've had a presence at Laguna Seca and other...

They've had a presence at Laguna Seca and other motorcycle venues for 2 or 3 years now. I can't wait to read a customer's revue of an actual production bike.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 299,547
Posted By vicster
I have no idea why that would be, but then a lot...

I have no idea why that would be, but then a lot of Victory's marketing over the years has baffled me. Apparently it's only the titanium suede metallic paint? Several other suedes are available.:dunno
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 293,227
Posted By vicster
Sorry, Granddad's been gone 45 years now,...

Sorry, Granddad's been gone 45 years now, unfortunately tools were saved, but not the plans.
Try U-Bild 818 Canopy Garden Swing to get you in the ballpark.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 293,227
Posted By vicster
My grandfather used to make and sell those swings...

My grandfather used to make and sell those swings for a little side money, and they are a really great way to while away a little time. BUT you have to make sure to keep your arms inside the ride...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,878
Posted By vicster
This. What concerns me is manufacturers studying...

This. What concerns me is manufacturers studying the recent GM debacle. I've lost track of how many recalls GM has had so far this year, including one where they by all appearances crunched the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,926
Posted By vicster
This is the first place my mind went to also!...

This is the first place my mind went to also! Bought one new in '83 and never should have sold it. I still check Craigslist occasionally.
As much as I love my Rocket Roadster, one bike forever...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,935
Posted By vicster
My best friend when I was a kid had one of these,...

My best friend when I was a kid had one of these, in the same color even. His brother-in-law was in the Navy and brought it back on ship from Japan. Man, that bike took a beating!
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,577
Posted By vicster
And those mimicked the foot position we got when...

And those mimicked the foot position we got when we took the floorboards off the 'garbage wagons" and bolted a peg to the front hole of the floorboard bracket waay back when. That look's been around...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4,030
Views: 464,011
Posted By vicster
First of all, good on them, that's haulin' ass. ...

First of all, good on them, that's haulin' ass.
But, is this an official record? I thought they didn't meet the homologation requirements?

And I must admit I'm confused by the bit by the end...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16,115
Views: 9,629,249
Posted By vicster
There ya go. Thanks! Certainly a ratings mistake...

There ya go. Thanks! Certainly a ratings mistake IMO keeping her under wraps, so to speak. Maybe AJ was the jealous type.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16,115
Views: 9,629,249
Posted By vicster
This is driving me crazy. Isn't/wasn't she on one...

This is driving me crazy. Isn't/wasn't she on one of those car build TV shows? Even the truck looks familiar...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 259,370
Posted By vicster
This according to Motorcycle Consumer News:...

This according to Motorcycle Consumer News: "Dealer demand has greatly exceeded Yamaha's expectations, so the first year's orders have been increased by 36%, but it may sell out quickly."
If the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 267,201
Posted By vicster
Harley already announced a program a couple...

Harley already announced a program a couple months back to make that very thing happen. Apparently it does bother them when Kawasaki takes the title.

Does anyone know if HD has announced a...
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