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Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 9,674,539
Posted By hgrail
Ran across this vid today - apologies if already...

Ran across this vid today - apologies if already posted.

Nice bike segment if you ignore the commercial bits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRV-2_Un-kk&feature=player_embedded#at=178
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,243
Posted By hgrail
It's tough to beat the quality bikes Victory has...

It's tough to beat the quality bikes Victory has been putting out lately.

I just went on a 3 week trip on my 2009 Vision. I travelled for 5,400 miles without so much as a stop to change the oil...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,243
Posted By hgrail
Parts are hit and miss. Sometimes you can get...

Parts are hit and miss. Sometimes you can get lucky when a dealer closes down and liquidates on ebay. I found a new exhaust for my V92C for $40 (new) but it took over a year (and some patience) to...
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By hgrail
Glad you'll be riding again. Heal up!

Glad you'll be riding again. Heal up!
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,243
Posted By hgrail
I was just at Shark Cycle picking up some fork...

I was just at Shark Cycle picking up some fork oil and brake pads for my Vision and took a ride on a Cross Country since the Victory demo truck was in town.

Really nice ride- Feels light &...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 459,043
Posted By hgrail
not far from Lake George NY.. ...

not far from Lake George NY..

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/hgrail/DSCN1804.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,829
Views: 864,092
Posted By hgrail
Western South Dakota into North Dakota.. ...

Western South Dakota into North Dakota..

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/hgrail/DSCN2376road.jpg

later that same day and same road..
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 459,043
Posted By hgrail
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/hgrail/DSCN2...

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/hgrail/DSCN2447boondocks.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,243
Posted By hgrail
Nice SC! I was surprised that model didn't...

Nice SC!

I was surprised that model didn't catch on more than it did. They discontinued it fairly quickly.

One of the options they had at the time was a 2 into 1 megaphone exhaust.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-21-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By hgrail
The biplane rides are almost better (gasp) than...

The biplane rides are almost better (gasp) than racing on a motorcycle.

Don't miss this-

I took a ride on the biplane I believe it is a Standard mail carrier converted for passenger use, and it...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 9,674,539
Posted By hgrail
Bike isn't exactly vintage -but the girl is...

Bike isn't exactly vintage -but the girl is alwright by me-

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/hgrail/Kingpin_8Ball_burnout.jpg
Forum: Regional forums 06-14-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,736
Posted By hgrail
I would have left also. I tend not to leave...

I would have left also.

I tend not to leave my helmet out of my sight if it isn't locked up. You never know if it will still be there when you get back-
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,955
Posted By hgrail
+1 on the Scorpion 900 modular. I picked one up...

+1 on the Scorpion 900 modular. I picked one up back in April and have been very happy with it.

A little noisier than my Shoei full face was - but the flip up front and flip down sunglasses are...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By hgrail
I found a patch kit for radial tires at Harbor...

I found a patch kit for radial tires at Harbor Freight that included a 2" by 3" radial tire patch. Way overkill - but what the heck if I've already got the tire off..

Filled the outside hole with...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By hgrail
I had 2 plugs in a tire at one point and it was...

I had 2 plugs in a tire at one point and it was ok for a while until I replaced it.

I hadn't even used good plugs - I just used the crappy automotive sticky string plugs because I didn't know any...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By hgrail
No Leaky. Just being my anal retentive self...

No Leaky. Just being my anal retentive self wondering if I need to do anything else.
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By hgrail
Nail at funny angle - is this tire done for?

So I found I've got a nail in my rear tire. No air loss yet - but with looming plans of a 5+ week trip I figured I'd better do something about it.

Since my employer 'downsized' me two weeks ago -...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,243
Posted By hgrail
I don't trade my bikes every few years - so I...

I don't trade my bikes every few years - so I wasn't worried about resale. I buy a bike I like to ride and plan to keep it for 9 years or more.

In any case I was able to trade in my 2000 V92C on...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,243
Posted By hgrail
I'll add my name to the roster. The Vision...

I'll add my name to the roster.

The Vision is the latest ride. This pic was taken just 3 days ago at Americade.

The V92C Victory Cruiser was my first Victory - great bike in it's own right.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,011
Posted By hgrail
Very reliable and enjoyable to ride. Rode a...

Very reliable and enjoyable to ride.

Rode a 2000 V92C Victory Cruisier for 34k miles until last May when I traded it in for a Vision.

Dealers are hit and miss. I do lots of my own work - but...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 408,969
Posted By hgrail
Some great minds at work in this thread.. I...

Some great minds at work in this thread..

I turned a pair of shapeless leather saddlebags into hardbags by finding a pair of tupperware containers that fit inside perfectly, using a hot punch to...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By hgrail
Planning on CT to WI the Northern Route - sightseeing suggestions?

I've decided to venture out to Bjorklunden WI this July -and I'm leaving from CT. I'm giving myself 3 days each way - but can do 4 days (don't want to rush if conditions don't cooperate).

It...
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