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Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,176
Posted By vicster
I'm anxious to hear reviews of this bike,...

I'm anxious to hear reviews of this bike, especially as regards to buffeting. I know HD spent a lot of time on it, but the fairing seems so far away and the windshield so low relative to rider I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 95,591
Views: 17,972,361
Posted By vicster
Pffft. Try living between salt water mud flats...

Pffft. Try living between salt water mud flats and where the eagles, cranes, herons, etc. roost for the night. A heron fly by will cover a compact car and if left on too long can bubble the clear...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,176
Posted By vicster
New Road Glide?

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/620/18791/Motorcycle-Article/2015-Harley-Davidson-Road-Glide-Spy-Shots.aspx

Kind of disappointed, I was hoping for a little more radical departure from the old....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7,924
Views: 3,078,293
Posted By vicster
Very nice! Had similar given to me by my brother,...

Very nice! Had similar given to me by my brother, headlight's still in the garage somewhere. I don't think you could get me to restore it, love the patina.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,718
Posted By vicster
Apparently it is a 2015 model? I have to...

Apparently it is a 2015 model?

I have to admit I have a hard time understanding the draw of trikes as travel devices. I can maybe understand them as an around town weekend attention seeking toy,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,642
Posted By vicster
Finally got to ride a Victory cross country tour...

Finally got to ride a Victory cross country tour (very nice).
Also had a look at the new Honda f6c (no test ride available).

So a new list Victory cross roads, Victory cross country and Honda...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,422
Posted By vicster
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Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,422
Posted By vicster
Or the new GS Adventure Motorcycle Consumer News...

Or the new GS Adventure Motorcycle Consumer News tested this month that had its ESA go wonky whenever it was ridden in super dusty conditions. They suspected the sensors were getting too dirty. At...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 249,246
Posted By vicster
I assume you know this already, but just in case;...

I assume you know this already, but just in case; Victory sells color matched panels so you can unbolt the trunk and put said panel over the mounting hole.
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,422
Posted By vicster
No, you're not the only one. I have no issue...

No, you're not the only one.
I have no issue with EFI or switchable, optional, ABS on dual sports.
What will (and has) keep me from purchasing a bike is the immobilizer BS. Is the Triumph's...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 201,455
Posted By vicster
Took me a second to realize that was a brake, not...

Took me a second to realize that was a brake, not a belt pulley!
Thank you so much for that string of pictures!
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By vicster
No, I do not own a Thunderbird. My post was based...

No, I do not own a Thunderbird. My post was based on magazine reviews, video reviews, and owner's reports. All seem to say the same thing - they handle very well until they run out of clearance....
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 95,591
Views: 17,972,361
Posted By vicster
Just my personal opinion here, but Cogent...

Just my personal opinion here, but Cogent suspension front and rear, skid plate, Seat Concepts seat, and choose your luggage - 12 to $1500??
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 95,591
Views: 17,972,361
Posted By vicster
IMO as a big DR advocate, just keep the 690 you...

IMO as a big DR advocate, just keep the 690 you already own and get to know it. Buy saddlebag mounts that take the weight off the sub frame. Maybe pack a spare fuel pump and filters. Ride.
You'll...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 23,116
Posted By vicster
As more electrics hit the road, the more stations...

As more electrics hit the road, the more stations you're going to need, or you could end up waiting in line a looong time. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,345
Posted By vicster
I agree with those recommending the 250 Ninja, in...

I agree with those recommending the 250 Ninja, in my experience it will do just fine with a smaller rider. There are a lot of good recommendations here IMO.
In my mind though the single most...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By vicster
Screwin' around local, enjoying the motor, my...

Screwin' around local, enjoying the motor, my stock '10 Roadster gets ~35. Solo touring with bags, trunk, small shield, Washington to Sturgis kind of thing I get 38 to 43mpg.
Very different bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By vicster
A lot of people put a ton of miles on the their...

A lot of people put a ton of miles on the their Rockets.
I put ~23K on my very early (First 200) '05 before I put it on consignment. It had a lot of issues and the next owner had the top end self...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 23,116
Posted By vicster
I think this, like the new Streets, shows that HD...

I think this, like the new Streets, shows that HD is paying attention to what is going on in the world - the die hards are aging, the world market is emerging again, and world wide people are moving...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,094
Posted By vicster
I like.

I like.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By vicster
I had an '05, now a '10. They work well on long...

I had an '05, now a '10. They work well on long trips - good range, roomy, etc. LeatherLyke, Hepco Becker, and others make bags. EZ Brackets make for more options.
There were some issues with the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 23,116
Posted By vicster
Huh, I thought it was just a movie prop. Maybe...

Huh, I thought it was just a movie prop.
Maybe it will use cotton batteries.
http://www.dvice.com/2014-5-14/cheap...tton-batteries...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,354
Posted By vicster
A guy on the VMC built a big wheel bagger out of...

A guy on the VMC built a big wheel bagger out of a tube frame bike and described the handling as "riding a gyroscope on a pogo stick". I'll pass.
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,649
Posted By vicster
The controls are stupid easy to adjust. Hold the...

The controls are stupid easy to adjust. Hold the floor board up out of the way and use a 6mm allen to remove one bolt. Move the control forward or back to align with one of 3 holes in the floor board...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,094
Posted By vicster
Here's mine. '96 F150 Northwest Edition 4X4....

Here's mine. '96 F150 Northwest Edition 4X4. Bought it new 9/20/96 for $17,896.37. Regular cab, long box. Lifted 3.5". PS, PB, AC. 300 cu. in. inline 6, manual 5 sp., transfer and hubs. No power...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,649
Posted By vicster
I think I misunderstood or was mislead by the...

I think I misunderstood or was mislead by the salesman. After further reading the manual and visual inspection I wouldn't swear the floorboards are adjustable at all. The brake and shift lever can be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,649
Posted By vicster
Re: the floor board/brake pedal on the XC - The...

Re: the floor board/brake pedal on the XC - The Cross bike floor boards and foot controls are made to be easily adjustable over a 3" front to back range. You might want to ask the salesman where they...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14,972
Views: 8,366,466
Posted By vicster
If memory serves (it's been 40 years) it's a Tom...

If memory serves (it's been 40 years) it's a Tom McMullen of Street Chopper fame bike.

Unfortunately no help on the pretty young lady.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 20,490
Posted By vicster
Not if it's what she likes! Personally I would...

Not if it's what she likes!
Personally I would find it a tough choice. The Vulgar has a storage and weather protection advantage. IMO neither is easy on the eyes.
I like the looks of the original...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,649
Posted By vicster
I don't disagree with this, however I think they...

I don't disagree with this, however I think they may be more likely to take the deal in front of them rather than hold out for that last penny. Especially if they have several in stock.
Hell if I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,649
Posted By vicster
Another possibility IMO if you're looking for...

Another possibility IMO if you're looking for lightly used HDs is an Indian dealer. Lots of HD trade ins and no vested interest in propping up HD resale figures.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 95,591
Views: 17,972,361
Posted By vicster
I'm just "best guessing". I've 15K on my...

I'm just "best guessing". I've 15K on my original, just starting to get a couple kinks, and having to adjust more often so I bought new Xring and sprockets to put on as soon as my rivet tool gets...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 95,591
Views: 17,972,361
Posted By vicster
That's what I did, worked great. ...

That's what I did, worked great.



Since I live in the boonies, my perhaps simple minded plan is to replace the chain and sprockets while there's still at least 1000 miles left in them so I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,649
Posted By vicster
I don't know how much ride difference there would...

I don't know how much ride difference there would be between the Classic and 8 Ball Cross Roads other than wind management. Maybe if you ride and like the 8 Ball the dealer can do a dealer trade?...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,649
Posted By vicster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hexd4h6rswg

Hammerdown, thought you might find this Victory/Indian/HD/Triumph comparison interesting.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 95,591
Views: 17,972,361
Posted By vicster
Good find! I don't know if I'd change the color,...

Good find! I don't know if I'd change the color, I kinda like seeing the time capsules on the road.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 95,591
Views: 17,972,361
Posted By vicster
Preaching to the choir here I know, but I've got...

Preaching to the choir here I know, but I've got to give my DR some kudos here. Loaded it up for a couple days camping, rode ~255 miles of back roads, slab and mountain curves to "base camp". Took...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,649
Posted By vicster
I really like the looks of the Cross Country 8...

I really like the looks of the Cross Country 8 Ball, but all the Cross Countrys seem to be good alternatives to the Street Glide.
Have you been able to find a Cross Roads Classic yet?

I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 249,246
Posted By vicster
I didn't know that! I will check that out. ...

I didn't know that! I will check that out.



Oh sure, make me look like a lazy slacker.:D
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,990
Posted By vicster
First off, congratulations OP for staying upbeat...

First off, congratulations OP for staying upbeat and thinking outside the box. Nicely done!




Yeah, this story is kind of "backwards world". First time I've heard a 500XC called a turd and...
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