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Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 25,587
Posted By quint7
Dang.... just came across this thread. I haven't...

Dang.... just came across this thread. I haven't even read it yet but wanted to commiserate:

I've got (in bits) a 90 H2 that I 'stole' ($700!) in running condition......
It was winter, it ran...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I hear ya there. I moved my Cross Roads bar up...

I hear ya there. I moved my Cross Roads bar up higher (I have very long arms) and now can just barely fit the el cheapo Wal Mart 'Bell' tankbag I have under them. Unfortunately this bag, which is a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
The 'Scout' in that link is a stopped down...

The 'Scout' in that link is a stopped down Indian.

The lone spy shot of a new Polaris bike (Indian, Vic, never to be made?) is out there. A guy in grey gear riding with all kinds to test...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
"America's 'other' bike firm" should read...

"America's 'other' bike firm" should read "America's 'other', 'other' bike firm" since Indian is the star of the Polaris show now. :rofl

I just saw another claim of a totally new Indian coming...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
But dropping ABS? When the Euro spec...

But dropping ABS?

When the Euro spec countries are mandating it in the not so distant future?

And the safety Nazi's are goose-stepping all over my life anytime I leave my house?

It's like...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
Yeah, I agree. If they start discounting...

Yeah, I agree. If they start discounting accessories specific to those bikes then it's time to pick out a tombstone.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
The ABS thing is bizarre to me too. It was an...

The ABS thing is bizarre to me too. It was an option across the Cross line at first, then it became standard across the line, then they came out with the 8 Ball and dropped it again to....... save...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
Wow...... Victory killed off a lot of models for...

Wow...... Victory killed off a lot of models for 2015.

No Judge, Boardwalk, Jackpot, Cross Roads, Cross Roads Classic.
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
Lloyd's Ignition Advancer review: Finally...

Lloyd's Ignition Advancer review:

Finally got on the bike to see how the Lloyd's advancer works.

My bike is a 2012 Cross Roads, 6000 miles, 106/6, Stage 1 and Tri-oval mufflers with whatever...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
Congrats! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

Congrats! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I had to make up for being PC with the other...

I had to make up for being PC with the other comment about them being "vertically abled but not gifted". :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
You're correct. I should have added that the...

You're correct. I should have added that the complaints on the Cross bikes weren't shock related but seem to be guys with shorter legs that think the area where the tank and seat meets is too wide,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I do: women. The 'low' versions, which came...

I do: women.

The 'low' versions, which came with a shorter shock, became the default version to attract women with the low seat height. I will admit that I've seen about 1000 times more "I can...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
Yeah Victory made an unexpected move (from my...

Yeah Victory made an unexpected move (from my point of view) by eliminating the regular Cross Roads and 'Core' program. Now you either get the retro 2 tone/spokes bike or the stripped down but with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
Sounds like she wants a Cross Roads. :clap

Sounds like she wants a Cross Roads. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I'm a BIG guy and the shock on my Kingpin was not...

I'm a BIG guy and the shock on my Kingpin was not the smoothest so I imagine the average female would notice the harshness immediately on a Gunner. There are some aftermarket shocks available for...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By quint7
Man I knew I should've taken a screen shot but I...

Man I knew I should've taken a screen shot but I saw a post somewhere on the motorcycle interwebs this week where a guy posted a copy of an email he got from Garmin about that and it said that Garmin...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
My Cee Bailey 'tall' windshield arrived...

My Cee Bailey 'tall' windshield arrived yesterday. It is the 23", factory shaped Cross Roads replacement screen in the same height as the 'tall' one from Victory.

I will be riding later today,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
Unless I've been on the bike for a long time I...

Unless I've been on the bike for a long time I usually don't even get off of it to fill up.
I ride up to the pump so it's on the left, stay sitting right there and fill her up. I also have my bars...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I test rode both the Cross Country and Cross...

I test rode both the Cross Country and Cross Roads (I considered the Vision but decided a bike like that is still some years away for me.

The fairing on the Cross Country was nice (music!), but I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
Good info, thanks! I can see the smoothness...

Good info, thanks!
I can see the smoothness improving.
The Vic clutch seems pretty on/off to me but I have big hands and can feather it without issue.

I have seen lots of complaints about the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
How do you like the hydro clutch? I've had...

How do you like the hydro clutch?

I've had bikes with both and the Vic clutch doesn't bother me, but the thought of a snapped cable does. I've never had an issue on either bike but a friend in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 32,947
Views: 8,032,948
Posted By quint7
It does. I have a Cross Roads (no fairing). You...

It does. I have a Cross Roads (no fairing). You can see the toe shifter if you look closely. She most likely has the heel shifter too since she has the higher cost green/flame bike.
Unlike the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I had that issue a few times on my Cross Roads...

I had that issue a few times on my Cross Roads when it was hot out and have read about it on other sites. I'll copy/paste what they posted as the solutions for it:

"Stopped by my local dealership...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
That bike is mint. :clap

That bike is mint. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
IIRC there are 3 options: Switchblade pegs that...

IIRC there are 3 options:
Switchblade pegs that have a part that flips out and back to make a heel rest.
I think Kuryakyn makes them.

A replacement bracket Vic sells to move the pegs back a bit,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I've heard nothing but good things about The Vic...

I've heard nothing but good things about The Vic Shop. If you've never seen it, you should see the SC he made for a guy a few years ago that he called The Midnight Rambler. Probably the best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,682
Posted By quint7
I think both were new in 86. I almost bought a...

I think both were new in 86. I almost bought a leftover Radian as it was cheaper and had a better 'beginner' sized engine while looking pretty similar to the Fazer but my buddy talked up the Genesis...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,682
Posted By quint7
My first bike bike, a leftover 87 Fazer with the...

My first bike bike, a leftover 87 Fazer with the black scoops, new in 1989. Crashed it around the corner from the dealer taking it home to my Marine base in 29 Palms.
I am 6'3" and was called...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 79,675
Posted By quint7
In my case, Sirius has dropped some channels all...

In my case, Sirius has dropped some channels all together and on other ones refused to re-sign talent which has caused them to leave.
Channels I'm aware of being dropped/changed are:
Book Radio...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-03-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 79,675
Posted By quint7
Yeah, I'm a 20+ year Stern fan and he is pretty...

Yeah, I'm a 20+ year Stern fan and he is pretty much unlistenable now (when he is even on live). I listen to shows on Radio Classics and 60's-90's music and that's about it, the rest I could give 2...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 79,675
Posted By quint7
So no option for Sirius/XM Satellite radio like...

So no option for Sirius/XM Satellite radio like the 550/665?

That would be great if it caused the price for the 665 to drop. The ability to add Sat. radio is the only reason I'm considering a GPS...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,180
Posted By quint7
I have ridden with my old Sirius Stiletto and...

I have ridden with my old Sirius Stiletto and earbuds and my phone using the Sirius app and earbuds.
The Stiletto was great because it was a phone sized true Sat. radio. that I just clipped to the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
Congrats! You have great roads out there. Drag...

Congrats! You have great roads out there. Drag those floorboards! :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
"Each brand has its own individual personalities,...

"Each brand has its own individual personalities, Indian more Premium and Heritage, Victory more Performance and Modern"
From an interview posted 4 days ago.
To me 'performance and modern' doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
But would they do that without abondoning their...

But would they do that without abondoning their current customer base? Expand it a la the Japanese brands before they started calling their cruisers 'Star', etc.
Just because they can come out...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
My bust, swap Greg Brew for Song and I stand by...

My bust, swap Greg Brew for Song and I stand by my quote.
A smoother tranny, ABS across the line, the larger saddlebags Vision owners have wanted forever...... Vic has shrunk the oil cooler size to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I was just looking at that. Ugliest damn things...

I was just looking at that. Ugliest damn things I've seen. Michael Song needs to move on to KTM. If you can't even design a decent looking exhaust....... and he hasn't yet.

There are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I was wondering about that too. I read that when...

I was wondering about that too. I read that when HD converted their bike to military use in WW2 mud gumming up under the front fender was an issue so their solution was to just take the stock fender...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,219
Posted By quint7
I was thinking it had to be a rear to fit the...

I was thinking it had to be a rear to fit the Vic's with 18"er fronts. I'll be watching here and THEVMC to see how it performs. Roll on!
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