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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,289
Posted By MHaz01
I like the mellow sound of a motorcycle engine. ...

I like the mellow sound of a motorcycle engine. What I don't like is the noise made by what are essentially straight pipes on v-twins and I-4s. Living near the city HD calls home, there are an...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
The 2013 XCT that I mentioned was for sale a few...

The 2013 XCT that I mentioned was for sale a few weeks back has been sold.

I brought home a nice BMW K1600GTL this afternoon, and look forward to many more happy miles.
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,478
Posted By MHaz01
Wicked The Goldwing will be upgraded to Paltinumwing.

The Goldwing will be upgraded to Paltinumwing.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,314
Posted By MHaz01
Three more things. Brakes The Harley has...

Three more things.

Brakes
The Harley has the best brakes, by a long shot. While the Roadmaster's brakes are okay, the stopping distance is too long. Not sure if it's simply having the wrong...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,314
Posted By MHaz01
While I'm waiting for the Indian Roadmaster to...

While I'm waiting for the Indian Roadmaster to arrive in dealer showrooms later this year, I'm riding other comparable motorcycles so I can make an accurate comparison. Today I rented an 2014 Ultra...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 175,859
Posted By MHaz01
Lurker here. Currently riding a Victory that I...

Lurker here. Currently riding a Victory that I like, but I'd prefer a lighter bike. 85% of my riding is two-up, long distance.

Would those here who use their RTs for two-up touring mind...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
I have reluctantly decided to sell my 2013 Cross...

I have reluctantly decided to sell my 2013 Cross Country Tour. I'm 66, and the XCT is a bit too heavy for me to safely operate. Should you know of anyone looking for a well-sorted XCT, I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,314
Posted By MHaz01
You are right about the Road Glide price. The...

You are right about the Road Glide price. The comparison should be made with the Electra Glide Ultra Classic, which has a top case and lowers as does the Roadmaster. The base price for an EGUC is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,314
Posted By MHaz01
The price is an issue, isn't it? The big touring...

The price is an issue, isn't it? The big touring bikes all sticker above $25,000. That includes the Roadmaster, the HD Ultras, the Goldwing, and the BMW K1600GTL.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,314
Posted By MHaz01
2015 Indian Roadmaster Thread

An Indian dealer sent me an email inviting me to an Indian demo day. The deal was that I could ride any Indian motorcycle I wanted, as often as I wanted, provided I lined up like everyone else. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By MHaz01
My wife and I rode to Alaska on our BMW K1200LT. ...

My wife and I rode to Alaska on our BMW K1200LT. Total trip mileage from home and back was about 14,000. We visited Homer, Seward, Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Coldfoot, and Deadhorse, along with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,390
Posted By MHaz01
My touring bike sequence over the last decade has...

My touring bike sequence over the last decade has been: Harley, Gold Wing, BMW K1200LT, Victory Cross Country Tour. Rack had its good points and bad points.

The CCT has been a very pleasant...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,744
Posted By MHaz01
Don't lose sight of Harley's big picture. These...

Don't lose sight of Harley's big picture. These bikes were primarily designed to be sold in Asia - where they are manufactured - and secondarily in the US. They may not appeal to Americans, but...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Is the nerf bat standing next to your bike for...

Is the nerf bat standing next to your bike for use on those who argue about your tire choice? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Rear Shock Air Pressure

XCT riders - how much air pressure do you run in the rear shock?

The handy chart affixed to the inside of the saddlebag lists pressure amounts that seem (to me) to be too high for comfort. I run...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,055
Posted By MHaz01
Perhaps I should have typed that using the humor...

Perhaps I should have typed that using the humor font. It would have been more obvious that way.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,055
Posted By MHaz01
The problem with upside down forks is that in...

The problem with upside down forks is that in order to work effectively, the front wheel must also be mounted upside down. Racing teams handle this problem as a routine matter, but dealers may not...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Just a guess, but I'll bet there's a typo. Price...

Just a guess, but I'll bet there's a typo. Price is more likely to be $16,000 or $15,400.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Andy, Good to hear that there will be a dyno...

Andy,

Good to hear that there will be a dyno room nearer then the Vic Shop, west of Des Moines.

About that "built" Victory.....I have a 2013 XCT that has an aftermarket air intake, Lloydz...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Steve, That is AWESOME! Congratulations on...

Steve, That is AWESOME! Congratulations on another Iron Butt accomplishment.

I swear, someday we'll see photos of you installing tundra tires and a parachute on you Vision in preparation for a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 31,810
Posted By MHaz01
I wonder how they got an electric motor to rock...

I wonder how they got an electric motor to rock fore and aft at idle?
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Underdrive

I'd like a shorter first gear so city driving is a bit easier, and also so sixth gear is usable below 70 mph.

Has anyone here installed an underdrive pulley? If you have, how do you like it, and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
I've been riding the wheeee out of my XCT. ...

I've been riding the wheeee out of my XCT. Seventeen states in the last month.

Came home yesterday, washed the bugs and mud off the bike, checked the oil and tires. Used no oil, air pressure is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Mattbastard: I bought my XCT shortly after a...

Mattbastard: I bought my XCT shortly after a younger relative spend about $35K on a one year old HD Ultra CVO.

We had an on-ramp drag race. The mopey look on his face after my $19K XCT beat his...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Fill-in panel for a CCT? What's that (apart from...

Fill-in panel for a CCT? What's that (apart from a gizmo I don't have)?
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
I don't use 6th gear until I've reach 3,000 rpm...

I don't use 6th gear until I've reach 3,000 rpm in 5th gear. As for a bit more noise, I have stock pipes and a Lloydz air filter. The aftermarket filter lets a good amount of intake noise be heard,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Welcome to Victory world, SPOAT! And I say that...

Welcome to Victory world, SPOAT! And I say that as one former LT owner to another.

I bought a Cross Country Tour rather than a Vision, "only" because my wife and co-rider wanted the greater...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,395
Posted By MHaz01
I'd like a Wing, a Vic, an Ultra, or a Beemer...

I'd like a Wing, a Vic, an Ultra, or a Beemer with a DCT. I'm in my 50th year of riding. Despite keeping fit and strong, I'm wearing out a bit. And I want to keep touring, long distances, two-up,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Sucky stock seats are a feature on most new...

Sucky stock seats are a feature on most new motorcycles. Plus, everyone has a different butt.

The best seat I've had on my Vic is one made by Ultimate Seats. Check The VOG forums for seat...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
I took a ride using the hydro clutch. I noticed...

I took a ride using the hydro clutch. I noticed two differences straight away.

First, the clutch engagement is much smoother. Not sure why this would be, other than minor cable stretching, but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
My 2013 XCT has the lowest maintenance cost if...

My 2013 XCT has the lowest maintenance cost if any large bike I have owned. Just had the 10,000 mile service done by a dealer. $171.59, plus oil and filter.

While I was there, I had them install...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Back home after a 5200 mile ride on my XCT to Key...

Back home after a 5200 mile ride on my XCT to Key West and other parts of the south. A few observations:

Picking up cams, a PC-V, and dyno tune at the Vic Shop was well worth the cost. Nice,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,395
Posted By MHaz01
What I was thinking about when I wrote my...

What I was thinking about when I wrote my original post was a two-up tourer in the category of GL1800, Vic Cross Country Tour, HD Ultra Glide, BMW 1600, etc. Why not an auto trans option?

Yeah, I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,395
Posted By MHaz01
Heresy! I Want An Automatic Transmission!

I recently finished a 5,200 mile ride, two up on a large touring bike. I got caught in extended stop-and-go traffic several times. You know the routine: Clutch in clutch out clutch in clutch out...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Gasoline Odor

I smell gasoline at times while riding my XCT, mostly when riding at slow speeds in the city. I haven't found any leaks or evidence of leaks.

Does the XCT have a system that vents vapors? If it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
I Visited The Vic Shop

I went to the Vic Shop Tuesday for cams, Lloydz air filter, a Power Commander V, and a dyno tune. I already had a timing wheel installed.

Raylan Vos and his employee are excellent techs. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,374
Posted By MHaz01
I'm 65 and have been riding since I was 15. As I...

I'm 65 and have been riding since I was 15. As I entered my 60s I noticed that a small loss of skills was being replaced with an increase in wisdom. I think that's a good balance.

I know that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,367
Posted By MHaz01
The MoCo must really hate the V-Rod. It never...

The MoCo must really hate the V-Rod. It never gets any factory love.
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Probably vortex generators for reduced in-flight...

Probably vortex generators for reduced in-flight turbulence.
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,250
Posted By MHaz01
Dub, thanks a lot!

Dub, thanks a lot!
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