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Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By MHaz01
Is the nerf bat standing next to your bike for...

Is the nerf bat standing next to your bike for use on those who argue about your tire choice? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Rear Shock Air Pressure

XCT riders - how much air pressure do you run in the rear shock?

The handy chart affixed to the inside of the saddlebag lists pressure amounts that seem (to me) to be too high for comfort. I run...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,257
Posted By MHaz01
Perhaps I should have typed that using the humor...

Perhaps I should have typed that using the humor font. It would have been more obvious that way.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,257
Posted By MHaz01
The problem with upside down forks is that in...

The problem with upside down forks is that in order to work effectively, the front wheel must also be mounted upside down. Racing teams handle this problem as a routine matter, but dealers may not...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Just a guess, but I'll bet there's a typo. Price...

Just a guess, but I'll bet there's a typo. Price is more likely to be $16,000 or $15,400.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Andy, Good to hear that there will be a dyno...

Andy,

Good to hear that there will be a dyno room nearer then the Vic Shop, west of Des Moines.

About that "built" Victory.....I have a 2013 XCT that has an aftermarket air intake, Lloydz...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Steve, That is AWESOME! Congratulations on...

Steve, That is AWESOME! Congratulations on another Iron Butt accomplishment.

I swear, someday we'll see photos of you installing tundra tires and a parachute on you Vision in preparation for a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 24,652
Posted By MHaz01
I wonder how they got an electric motor to rock...

I wonder how they got an electric motor to rock fore and aft at idle?
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 02:22 PM
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Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Underdrive

I'd like a shorter first gear so city driving is a bit easier, and also so sixth gear is usable below 70 mph.

Has anyone here installed an underdrive pulley? If you have, how do you like it, and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
I've been riding the wheeee out of my XCT. ...

I've been riding the wheeee out of my XCT. Seventeen states in the last month.

Came home yesterday, washed the bugs and mud off the bike, checked the oil and tires. Used no oil, air pressure is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Mattbastard: I bought my XCT shortly after a...

Mattbastard: I bought my XCT shortly after a younger relative spend about $35K on a one year old HD Ultra CVO.

We had an on-ramp drag race. The mopey look on his face after my $19K XCT beat his...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Fill-in panel for a CCT? What's that (apart from...

Fill-in panel for a CCT? What's that (apart from a gizmo I don't have)?
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
I don't use 6th gear until I've reach 3,000 rpm...

I don't use 6th gear until I've reach 3,000 rpm in 5th gear. As for a bit more noise, I have stock pipes and a Lloydz air filter. The aftermarket filter lets a good amount of intake noise be heard,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 06:25 AM
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Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Welcome to Victory world, SPOAT! And I say that...

Welcome to Victory world, SPOAT! And I say that as one former LT owner to another.

I bought a Cross Country Tour rather than a Vision, "only" because my wife and co-rider wanted the greater...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,623
Posted By MHaz01
I'd like a Wing, a Vic, an Ultra, or a Beemer...

I'd like a Wing, a Vic, an Ultra, or a Beemer with a DCT. I'm in my 50th year of riding. Despite keeping fit and strong, I'm wearing out a bit. And I want to keep touring, long distances, two-up,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Sucky stock seats are a feature on most new...

Sucky stock seats are a feature on most new motorcycles. Plus, everyone has a different butt.

The best seat I've had on my Vic is one made by Ultimate Seats. Check The VOG forums for seat...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 05:43 PM
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Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
I took a ride using the hydro clutch. I noticed...

I took a ride using the hydro clutch. I noticed two differences straight away.

First, the clutch engagement is much smoother. Not sure why this would be, other than minor cable stretching, but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 03:51 PM
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Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
My 2013 XCT has the lowest maintenance cost if...

My 2013 XCT has the lowest maintenance cost if any large bike I have owned. Just had the 10,000 mile service done by a dealer. $171.59, plus oil and filter.

While I was there, I had them install...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 07:22 PM
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Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Back home after a 5200 mile ride on my XCT to Key...

Back home after a 5200 mile ride on my XCT to Key West and other parts of the south. A few observations:

Picking up cams, a PC-V, and dyno tune at the Vic Shop was well worth the cost. Nice,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,623
Posted By MHaz01
What I was thinking about when I wrote my...

What I was thinking about when I wrote my original post was a two-up tourer in the category of GL1800, Vic Cross Country Tour, HD Ultra Glide, BMW 1600, etc. Why not an auto trans option?

Yeah, I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,623
Posted By MHaz01
Heresy! I Want An Automatic Transmission!

I recently finished a 5,200 mile ride, two up on a large touring bike. I got caught in extended stop-and-go traffic several times. You know the routine: Clutch in clutch out clutch in clutch out...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 10:34 AM
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Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Gasoline Odor

I smell gasoline at times while riding my XCT, mostly when riding at slow speeds in the city. I haven't found any leaks or evidence of leaks.

Does the XCT have a system that vents vapors? If it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
I Visited The Vic Shop

I went to the Vic Shop Tuesday for cams, Lloydz air filter, a Power Commander V, and a dyno tune. I already had a timing wheel installed.

Raylan Vos and his employee are excellent techs. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,838
Posted By MHaz01
I'm 65 and have been riding since I was 15. As I...

I'm 65 and have been riding since I was 15. As I entered my 60s I noticed that a small loss of skills was being replaced with an increase in wisdom. I think that's a good balance.

I know that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,903
Posted By MHaz01
The MoCo must really hate the V-Rod. It never...

The MoCo must really hate the V-Rod. It never gets any factory love.
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Probably vortex generators for reduced in-flight...

Probably vortex generators for reduced in-flight turbulence.
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 02:29 PM
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Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Dub, thanks a lot!

Dub, thanks a lot!
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 02:44 PM
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Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Dub, I did a 15,000 mile ride through the Great...

Dub, I did a 15,000 mile ride through the Great Plains, half of Canada and as much of Alaska as had roads, then back home. It was a 45 day trip-of-a-lifetime for my wife and myself. We did that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Welcome, Dub. Nice Vic!

Welcome, Dub. Nice Vic!
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Belt replacement is pretty easy. There are three...

Belt replacement is pretty easy. There are three YouTube videos showing how it's done.

Basically: Rear wheel off, pulley cover off right side of engine, belt guard off, old belt off. Reverse...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Any Floridians on this thread? I'm planning...

Any Floridians on this thread?

I'm planning to ride to Florida in the first week of May, then spend a week 'riding a lap' around the state's perimeter, including down to Key West.

I haven't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
The Victory website works much better if you...

The Victory website works much better if you browser is Firefox than it does if your browser is IE.

I went to the IMS in Chicago today. The biggest crowds were at the Indian, Victory, HD and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
The $12,999 MSRP puts it close to the HD...

The $12,999 MSRP puts it close to the HD Sportster 1200. Some dealer discounting will get the prices even closer, and that's for a Vic with a larger and better engine and a better chassis.

If Vic...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Let's not get too excited about the Gunner yet. ...

Let's not get too excited about the Gunner yet. Full size chassis, 106 engine.

Think of a Judge with different tins, a lower seat, and some fiddling with the ergonomics.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Not sure I see the "idiot" part.......a guy with...

Not sure I see the "idiot" part.......a guy with great riding skills set a world record. Good for him.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
I stopped by my Vic dealer this morning. The...

I stopped by my Vic dealer this morning. The showroom was packed with used late model Harley's. I stopped counting at 75.

I asked the sales manager where they all came from. He said that about...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
The wind chill readings her are heading toward...

The wind chill readings her are heading toward -50F over the next 48 hours. I went to the garage, checked the battery tender, and gave my Cross Country Tour a hug for being patient.

Two more...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
"Such a shame that Victory doesn't let you choose...

"Such a shame that Victory doesn't let you choose between mid and forward controls the way Harley does on some Dynas"

Not sure about other models, but my XCT has foot controls that can be moved...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,381
Posted By MHaz01
Pagnus: Longer trips? Search this thread for a...

Pagnus: Longer trips? Search this thread for a member named Rollin'.

And prepare to be awed.
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 198,995
Posted By MHaz01
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