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Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,369
Posted By vicster
Couple things - Even though 93 through Idaho is...

Couple things - Even though 93 through Idaho is beautiful, you missed a classic road by not taking Lolo Pass into Washington. So you now have an excuse to go back.

Consider getting a SPOT or...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,786
Posted By vicster
I've got to throw in my 2 cents for the Victory...

I've got to throw in my 2 cents for the Victory Cross Country Tour (XCT). Good, slightly elevated heated seat, good backrest and rear speakers. Passenger floorboards are standard and are height and...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10,213
Views: 1,740,548
Posted By vicster
I had a 1988 version of one in the similar colors...

I had a 1988 version of one in the similar colors to your original picture. Very comfortable, smooth bike, but holy crap was it unreliable.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,369
Posted By vicster
Fellow DR owner here wanting to thank you for the...

Fellow DR owner here wanting to thank you for the Ride Report.
So many of your reactions to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, etc., mirror mine.
I think maybe The Loneliest Road in America is past its...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By vicster
Roland Sands is a very busy man lately.

Roland Sands is a very busy man lately.
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,158
Posted By vicster
Not flat track, but the Pike's Peak bike is...

Not flat track, but the Pike's Peak bike is getting closer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mudViD3y1Lc&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10,213
Views: 1,740,548
Posted By vicster
Buy one, you won't be sorry. My 2010 Roadster is...

Buy one, you won't be sorry. My 2010 Roadster is probably my all time favorite bike, and I've had a ton of 'em since the '60s.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 579,471
Posted By vicster
I have to wonder how much validity there is to...

I have to wonder how much validity there is to their "worry" about their core riders dying off. Harley is selling well to young and female buyers, they are still a goal acquisition to many, and in 5...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,498
Posted By vicster
Just to clarify, CC refers to the V92 Classic...

Just to clarify, CC refers to the V92 Classic Cruiser of the early 2000s which had 16" wheels.
XR is the Cross Roads, XC is the Cross Country, XCT is the Cross Country Tour.
Can't answer your...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,498
Posted By vicster
Wish I could help you here on the long trip part,...

Wish I could help you here on the long trip part, but on a 35 mile road test on a '13 Judge, comfort made the biggest impression on me. Little cornering clearance was the second biggest. I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10,213
Views: 1,740,548
Posted By vicster
Say what you will, it is a pretty simple and...

Say what you will, it is a pretty simple and clean design to be mass produced and I'm surprised it didn't sell better - I don't think I've ever seen one on the road. One oddity is a load capacity of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 200,971
Posted By vicster
If it was me, looking to buy this year, I'd go...

If it was me, looking to buy this year, I'd go with the Guzzi.
The Scout is a new design, built on a new production line by new employees being pushed to catch up with demand, making new bike bugs...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By vicster
I have a Victory XCT and agree, they're nice for...

I have a Victory XCT and agree, they're nice for the larger rider.
Victorys will easily go 100,000km. Check out "Click" on thevmc.com - a lot of riders are at 100,000+ miles.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17,104
Views: 10,899,895
Posted By vicster
:d

:d
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 244,930
Posted By vicster
I assumed (yeah, yeah, I know) they were...

I assumed (yeah, yeah, I know) they were functioning as weights to hold tarps, etc., over the bridge.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 109,505
Views: 22,013,735
Posted By vicster
This can also be the result of the throttle cable...

This can also be the result of the throttle cable being adjusted too tight. Mine was, with similar results.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,193
Posted By vicster
Yep, mid to late '60s if memory serves, some...

Yep, mid to late '60s if memory serves, some badged as Sears. Competitive bikes in their era.
As a kid I lusted after a used 200 Scrambler at a local dealer.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 109,505
Views: 22,013,735
Posted By vicster
I certainly hope my comment on your pump didn't...

I certainly hope my comment on your pump didn't come across as negative, as that wasn't my intent. You did a much better job of saying what I was trying to - no, it isn't cheap, but I know I can...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 109,505
Views: 22,013,735
Posted By vicster
I'd be interested in how reliable that mini pump...

I'd be interested in how reliable that mini pump is. I've seen a brand new Slime pump seize up just ADDING air to a 240/16 Rocket 111 tire, another fall apart by its 3rd use. The BestRest IS stupid...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,737
Posted By vicster
Polaris insists Victory isn't going away, it's...

Polaris insists Victory isn't going away, it's going to be their performance brand. I'm thinking rebadged, refined, EBRs sold at a lower price in established dealerships would work. Polaris gives...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,193
Posted By vicster
I think a lot of folks might be surprised if they...

I think a lot of folks might be surprised if they were to actually RTFM at how many cars do need periodic valve check/adjustments. The Hyundai 16 valve 2 liter for example. Or the old Dodge/Plymouth...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 109,505
Views: 22,013,735
Posted By vicster
Yeah, I distinctly remember hundreds of us...

Yeah, I distinctly remember hundreds of us staring down at newspapers as we walked out into traffic, drove our cars, or sat at dinner with friends...:D

As a geezer I'm just thankful for the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 69,372
Posted By vicster
Not so sure I want to see the next picture.

Not so sure I want to see the next picture.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10,213
Views: 1,740,548
Posted By vicster
I had one also, and I concur with your...

I had one also, and I concur with your assessment. Big, fast, smooth, comfortable. The difference for me though was I found it just incredibly boring unless going stupid speeds and sold it after only...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 200,971
Posted By vicster
Quite the chain guard on this particular bike. ...

Quite the chain guard on this particular bike.
They were nice looking, a friend's older brother had one.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,498
Posted By vicster
Rollin's rollin' a Vision. Different tank,...

Rollin's rollin' a Vision. Different tank, different capacity.
As I stated on the previous page, I've put 5.5 gallons in my XCT that had not ran out. There's room for another half gallon after fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 109,505
Views: 22,013,735
Posted By vicster
I'm your size, give or take. Higher bars, 1"...

I'm your size, give or take. Higher bars, 1" higher risers and PC lowered footpegs and I'm good to go. I wouldn't want to do two up for more than a couple miles though.
White '09s are fastest.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 683,603
Posted By vicster
Congrat's on the new Harley. Very nice. I...

Congrat's on the new Harley. Very nice.

I picked up that same Bell helmet a couple years ago. Light, quiet, comfortable, and a quick change shield. Love it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,498
Posted By vicster
I've ridden my XCT into a gas station and put in...

I've ridden my XCT into a gas station and put in 5.5 gallons with the bike on the side stand, so I assume 5.8 is pretty close.
Just filling to the bottom of the filler neck leaves another half...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 311,963
Posted By vicster
Friend of mine bought one of these new back in...

Friend of mine bought one of these new back in the day and let me take it for a ride. Dog, I loved that thing.
Must be why I still ride Triumph triples.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 109,505
Views: 22,013,735
Posted By vicster
Sorry about dredging that back up.:D I worked...

Sorry about dredging that back up.:D I worked nights in a sawmill and changed tires/built wheels on the side for beer money. Learned to dread those dang things.

Sounds like maybe I'm lucky to have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 109,505
Views: 22,013,735
Posted By vicster
Worst I've had to deal with are the old Harley...

Worst I've had to deal with are the old Harley Police "safety" rims with Goodyear or Firestones mounted. I've seen running a '60s Lincoln over one fail to break it loose. 2nd worst is the 240/16 rear...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,321
Posted By vicster
I would rather see Triumph use the Ducati method...

I would rather see Triumph use the Ducati method - you don't have to follow all the corporate wishes, but you won't get all the perks either. What sometimes gets lost in these closures is that the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 42,861
Posted By vicster
Can vehicles behind you see your brake/tail light...

Can vehicles behind you see your brake/tail light when you're towing the bicycle?
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,096
Posted By vicster
The whole exhaust thing demonstrates how...

The whole exhaust thing demonstrates how different riders can be, I guess. Accelerating fairly hard on my XCT (tall stock shield and lowers) the other day, I thought to myself, "This thing's pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,096
Posted By vicster
Congratulations on the new bike. I can't...

Congratulations on the new bike.
I can't believe that bike was left over.
How are you liking the ride?
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,096
Posted By vicster
The latest issue of Cycle World came to the same...

The latest issue of Cycle World came to the same conclusion when comparing the Harley Ultra Classic, Indian Roadmaster and Victory Cross Country Tour (XCT).
While some of their findings are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,096
Posted By vicster
I can virtually guarantee you will be looking...

I can virtually guarantee you will be looking through the screen on the XCT. IMO though after several test rides it's the lowers, not the screen that makes the biggest difference in the amount of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,096
Posted By vicster
This is an urban legend that simply won't go...

This is an urban legend that simply won't go away. The Ness' are paid to use their name. They've consulted on accessories and put their name on special editions. They don't design the bikes.
Michael...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,096
Posted By vicster
Buffeting concerns were one thing that made me...

Buffeting concerns were one thing that made me not choose Harley. I simply wasn't comfortable spending all that money hoping I would be able to find an aftermarket solution.

If you test ride a...
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