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Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
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: 182,625
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: 56
Views: 9,571
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: 101,242
Views: 19,612,762
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: 329
Views: 67,034
Posted By vicster
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 101,242
Views: 19,612,762
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: 8,226
Views: 3,240,322
Posted By vicster
Motus?

Motus?
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 88,491
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: 15,902
Views: 9,379,184
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: 58
Views: 3,426
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: 2,406
Views: 1,261,974
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: 1,727
Views: 282,400
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: 5,224
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: 8,226
Views: 3,240,322
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: 6,415
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: 1,727
Views: 282,400
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: 3,876
Views: 442,638
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: 2,067
Views: 292,401
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: 1,727
Views: 282,400
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: 1,727
Views: 282,400
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: 550
Views: 124,192
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: 189
Views: 21,524
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: 108
Views: 18,329
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: 825
Views: 117,422
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: 3,876
Views: 442,638
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: 15,902
Views: 9,379,184
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: 15,902
Views: 9,379,184
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: 2,082
Views: 246,122
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: 259,477
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...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 101,242
Views: 19,612,762
Posted By vicster
I'm a long legged 6'7 and am very happy with my...

I'm a long legged 6'7 and am very happy with my DR. Bought the PC lower pegs and raised the bars 1" and used it to commute 37 miles round trip before I retired. I now use it for screwing around, off...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 76,529
Posted By vicster
Aah, I see what you did there...

Aah, I see what you did there...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,206
Posted By vicster
KING 5 report says there's still a '28 JD missing...

KING 5 report says there's still a '28 JD missing (?) and the trailer was recovered by the old Rainier brewery.
What great news though, only to be topped by convictions of course.

So, does...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 282,400
Posted By vicster
I didn't find what year your ride is, but did you...

I didn't find what year your ride is, but did you get the parts BMW updated so the stator would run cooler and last longer?
I understand they make a big difference in durability.
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 88,252
Posted By vicster
Hate to say it, but taking UHaul trucks, cargo...

Hate to say it, but taking UHaul trucks, cargo trailers, etc. from motel parking lots is a fairly common occurrence in this neck of woods. So much for hotel "security". I sure hope they catch the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,565
Posted By vicster
When I was shopping last September I wanted a new...

When I was shopping last September I wanted a new RG but couldn't find one locally. Priced a 2014 Ultra Classic Limited the dealer understandably wouldn't discount, so the price difference with a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,565
Posted By vicster
In my case, looks only matter as a positive. If...

In my case, looks only matter as a positive. If something really works I don't care what it looks like. If a bike is beautiful, but otherwise really flawed, I'm not buying. For me it's a positive...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,565
Posted By vicster
Personal preference exactly. One of the reasons I...

Personal preference exactly. One of the reasons I didn't end up back on a Harley last year is I much prefer the styling on my XCT. My take now on HD styling is, "OK, I get it, this is what Harleys...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,565
Posted By vicster
QUOTE=leafman60;25057813] Now, to the Harleys- ...

QUOTE=leafman60;25057813]
Now, to the Harleys-

1. Harley Davidson currently produces the most reliable and lowest maintenance motorcycle sold.
[/QUOTE]

As past HD and current Victory owner,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 101,242
Views: 19,612,762
Posted By vicster
Hey, you change tires "fast" the same way I do!:D...

Hey, you change tires "fast" the same way I do!:D

FWIW, I went from using a c clamp to hold the bead down to a 4" chunk of 2x4 I just wedge in there. You don't get all the fun of ducking tools...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 259,477
Posted By vicster
Wonder if that axle pinch bolt is big enough?:D...

Wonder if that axle pinch bolt is big enough?:D The gaiters are drooping on this one too, aren't they? Shortening the front brake line might help it meet the price point too. I'm sorry, it just looks...
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