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Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By vicmitch
Why get the DTX and the V-Strom when this will...

Why get the DTX and the V-Strom when this will commute locally and go to South America with zero problems.
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,609
Posted By vicmitch
Victory in Mexico, brought an extra drive belt...

Victory in Mexico, brought an extra drive belt since the bike had 40k when I started. Didn't need it, but if I hadn't brought...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By vicmitch
I'd go for it.

I'd go for it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,970
Posted By vicmitch
Never rode an ATV or SxS but it is intriguing for...

Never rode an ATV or SxS but it is intriguing for long distance travelling where unimproved roads are common. I'm getting old enough that I don't want to go down on the Dempster or Ruta 40 but I want...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By vicmitch
As someone who buys salvage bikes from insurance...

As someone who buys salvage bikes from insurance companies, I can tell you that you can barely buy them for 1/2 price from them. There is no way to buy one, repair it properly and sell it even at...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By vicmitch
I don't know the value of that particular bike,...

I don't know the value of that particular bike, but I always buy salvage bikes that have lowsided and no problems. I would say, if the damage was cosmetic and was repaired, I would deduct 25% from...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,364
Posted By vicmitch
Best writing I've ever seen in a ride report.

Best writing I've ever seen in a ride report.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,757
Posted By vicmitch
Ok, i don't know much about BMWs, but, why is...

Ok, i don't know much about BMWs, but, why is this even a conversation?

The R whatever has 42,000 miles, ABS and he's asking $1500 OBO. I'm assuming that it starts when you push the button and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-12-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 124,025
Posted By vicmitch
Road Warriors, Far From Home

Let's see some of the Road Warriors on long trips, out of country, out of continent.

I've only been as far as mexico so far, so here's mine.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
Yeah, in NYC we split lanes on cars, in LA cars...

Yeah, in NYC we split lanes on cars, in LA cars split lanes on bikes!
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
It's Adventure Rider, not Adventure bike. Some of...

It's Adventure Rider, not Adventure bike. Some of us go far on Victorys
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By vicmitch
I know this is a bit late, but if you can...

I know this is a bit late, but if you can register the bike in Colorado, overnight the title to a family member with a copy your ID, get it registered, have them overnight it back to you, problem...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,397
Posted By vicmitch
Just rode 900 miles from NYC to Nashville, with...

Just rode 900 miles from NYC to Nashville, with temps in the hight 20s, low 30s over the mountains and am going back on Wed. Top to bottom, inside to outside:

BRP Vision 180 Snowmobile helmet by...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,602
Posted By vicmitch
Cool ride report, keep it coming! I rode...

Cool ride report, keep it coming!

I rode from Victoria, MX to Brooklyn, NY with a leaking head gasket. Sometimes a quart isn't enough

...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,901
Posted By vicmitch
I got a Ski Doo Vision 180 on Ebay closeout 2...

I got a Ski Doo Vision 180 on Ebay closeout 2 years ago for my winter helmet. $60 shipped and I couldn't be happier. I don't ride below 20 degrees but down to there has been fine. has the same shield...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,041
Posted By vicmitch
I can't even understand why the BMW is still in...

I can't even understand why the BMW is still in the running. No logical reason to get it, but, since when is motorcycling a logical pursuit?

V-Stroms are boring? There are no boring bikes, only...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,954
Posted By vicmitch
The new Scout was in the pipeline when Polaris...

The new Scout was in the pipeline when Polaris bought the Indian name. It was the replacement for the steel frame Victory's. When they bought Indian, they needed an entry level bike, so they added...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
Did you read my Mexico ride report? Dealers? We...

Did you read my Mexico ride report? Dealers? We don't need no stinkin dealers!

There's not much to go wrong on them and the maintenance is non existent. Most of the sensors and stuff is car parts...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
I used the url from my post on the VMC rather...

I used the url from my post on the VMC rather than from Snapfish. It's fixed now.

Since Victory won't build the bikes I like, I have to build them myself.

Mitch

2001 Victory SC
2001...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
Brand new take off Kingpin exhaust for $110 on...

Brand new take off Kingpin exhaust for $110 on Ebay. It's kind of like a LWB Classic Cruiser with proper brakes and a better suspension (they upgraded it in '04) Lots of fun to ride. But I'm going to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
Before: ...

Before:
http://forums.thevmc.com/bb/forums/get-attachment.asp?action=view&attachmentid=146782
After:...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By vicmitch
Find yourself a 2 year old Victory with 10,000 km...

Find yourself a 2 year old Victory with 10,000 km for $9000 and smile for the next 10 years. No dealers, no problem, Victory's don't need no stinkin' dealers. The older Vics had longer travel shock...
Forum: Face plant 10-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,017
Posted By vicmitch
First off as said, if your are hit in the rear...

First off as said, if your are hit in the rear while stopped (you were stopped!) your insurance will not be affected.

If I'm reading correctly, you were making the left onto Chambers st. I always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,912
Posted By vicmitch
I ride in New York City and I don't ride slow....

I ride in New York City and I don't ride slow. Not one day of riding here, has the ABS on my DL650 not kicked in at some point even for just one click. When you're riding between the traffic and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
Just bought some new toys at the salvage auction....

Just bought some new toys at the salvage auction. This one's a keeper, I'll restore it to original so my original yellow one can be my international travel bike without me feeling guilty about...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
Here you go ...

Here you go
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ2UcthlMzenR9qjRr4leHBe50uRBMaWK6dSOuH2w340Xhf7aM_

Chuck the whitewalls though
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 39,007
Posted By vicmitch
They copy the fender and tank profiles, put...

They copy the fender and tank profiles, put gauges on the tank and and in one case have the word "Classic" on their Harley looking fender in exactly the place that the Electra Glide has the word...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,985
Posted By vicmitch
Victory is a bike to consider, bulletproof...

Victory is a bike to consider, bulletproof engines and transmissions if you stay 2002 and newer. Pricier than most Japanese cruisers, cheaper than Harleys and you can even the price difference with...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
Well, I bought it as a salvage title, with just...

Well, I bought it as a salvage title, with just cosmetic damage, fixed the bent light bar brackets, but the left bag was scratched as was the bottom of the left side engine bar and I left it that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 319,606
Posted By vicmitch
Not much into chrome myself ...

Not much into chrome myself

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp54359%3Enu%3D3364%3E338%3E9%3B%3A%3EWSNRCG%3D3946%3C77%3B75337nu0mrj

My wife kept pointing to Harley touring bikes and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,071
Posted By vicmitch
Bought this Yesterday at Copart for $1700. 2005...

Bought this Yesterday at Copart for $1700. 2005 Victory Touring Cruiser with 15k on it . May strip it to make a bobber type bike or sell it and get another toy.

...
Forum: Americas 08-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By vicmitch
I am in the vehicle transport business and I can...

I am in the vehicle transport business and I can tell you that no one will commit because no one can and no one will. If someone does, they are lying. Any one you have been contacting have been...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 61,379
Posted By vicmitch
2001 Victory Sport Cruiser ...

2001 Victory Sport Cruiser


http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp54395%3Enu%3D3364%3E338%3E9%3B%3A%3EWSNRCG%3D3945%3C268%3B4337nu0mrj
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,071
Posted By vicmitch
Right now I'm looking at the Insurance auctions...

Right now I'm looking at the Insurance auctions for my RTW bike. Almost any bike that gets laid down gets salvaged, mostly for the insurance companies protection. Once it's salvaged, no one can sue...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 72,291
Posted By vicmitch
5'8" '12 dl650

5'8"

'12 dl650
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,954
Posted By vicmitch
If the exhaust was routed above the engine bulge,...

If the exhaust was routed above the engine bulge, the pegs could be back to a slightly forward mid location, then have Russell build a seat that takes you up and slightly forward and there you go.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,954
Posted By vicmitch
Being that this is ADV rider, an international...

Being that this is ADV rider, an international forum related to traveling by motorcycle, there may be some people, like me, who will cross borders with this bike and need a larger tank. Maybe a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,954
Posted By vicmitch
They have the ruduced reach controls and the...

They have the ruduced reach controls and the extended reach seat, not sure if the seat is higher or just puts you farther back, but the combo might be a solution. I'm sure the seat could be refigured...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,954
Posted By vicmitch
If you look at the Wall of death video, at the...

If you look at the Wall of death video, at the end they show a version of the new Scout with mid controls and a different exhaust. How hard would no cost dealer installed mid controls be? A...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,954
Posted By vicmitch
Give me the option of mid controls and a taller...

Give me the option of mid controls and a taller seat and I'll buy one tomorrow. Hopefully Victory will get a version like that, maybe with two front discs and ABS. I can dream anyway.
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