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Old 06-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #601
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Riding a Vision back-to-back with an H-D E-G (old-style, before the updates) was an interesting experience.

The Visions are ugly as all get-out but work pretty well. And that ugliness grew on me eventually.

The bags are still ridiculously small, but the motor's great.

I imagine the same motor in a lighter bike is more great.

The most fun MPG I ever got was 22, IIRC.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #602
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My 2010 Vision at the Top of the World.

11,197 mile, 16 day trip.
Milwaukee, WI to Key West, FL to Prudhoe Bay, AK and back home.

A few pictures -















The Spot Tracker -

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Old 06-24-2012, 10:44 PM   #603
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My 2010 Vision at the Top of the World.

11,197 mile, 16 day trip.
Milwaukee, WI to Key West, FL to Prudhoe Bay, AK and back home.

A few pictures -















The Spot Tracker -

Holy Shit!!!

I hope you are working on a ride report....cause I will be stopping my life for a bit to read it the whole thing.

Bravo dude. I'm really impressed.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #604
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Try the Judge if you get a chance since it has the rear most pegs. I really liked the one I rode and felt after changing the 'bars I could ride happily ride it for years. I don't know what Vic' was thinking with the stock bars. I'm six-seven and the bars were too much of a reach for me.

Demo'd a Judge Friday. It shifted better and seemed quieter than my 2011 Cross Roads. I was interested in how the shorter reach footpegs would be. They were fine, but it sure cut down on clearance considering I drug a peg turning back into the dealers parking lot.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #605
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My 2010 Vision at the Top of the World.

11,197 mile, 16 day trip.
Milwaukee, WI to Key West, FL to Prudhoe Bay, AK and back home.

A few pictures -







Now that is a great ride. I envy you. Congratulations!!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:26 AM   #606
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I was wondering if Rollin had gone on his trip yet.

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Old 06-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #607
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One day my Vision will be as dirty has Rollin's.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:23 PM   #608
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Demo'd a Judge Friday. It shifted better and seemed quieter than my 2011 Cross Roads. I was interested in how the shorter reach footpegs would be. They were fine, but it sure cut down on clearance considering I drug a peg turning back into the dealers parking lot.
Yeah, I managed to grind down a peg on my demo ride too. Isn't there an optional longer shock? Or do the Judges have the air shock set up of the baggers?
I think the demo bikes are purposely left as low as possible.

The Judge I rode also shifted nicely. I did the 4th, 5th, 6th upshifts clutchless and it was fine.

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Old 06-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #609
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Yeah, I managed to grind down a peg on my demo ride too. Isn't there an optional longer shock? Or do the Judges have the air shock set up of the baggers?
I think the demo bikes are purposely left as low as possible.

The Judge I rode also shifted nicely. I did the 4th, 5th, 6th upshifts clutchless and it was fine.
No air shock on the Judge but you can purchase a 1" longer shock from the factory.

There are also a couple of aftermarket options including Penske and Progressive.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #610
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2012 Judge 1st ride (Demo)

Same here, got to demo a 2012 Judge and scrapped....boy that thing was fun!!! I thought it was a great bike perfect power cruiser, and sporty too (could use more clearance?). Comfortable too! Good stuff.



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Old 06-27-2012, 11:47 PM   #611
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2012 Vision Purchase

Rollins' pics have motivated me towards a new Vision. I have a test ride set up for this Friday the 29th on a 2012 Vision.

What should I pay for a black one NIB as is no accessories? Sticker says 22,139 on a Bronze mist in the show room.

What is dealer cost on this bike?

What about the stage 1 exhaust.....is it worth it?

Help me get ready to deal on this bike.

BTW: They have three Visions in stock. 1 Bronze and 2 black.

Thanks
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:20 AM   #612
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Rollins' pics have motivated me towards a new Vision. I have a test ride set up for this Friday the 29th on a 2012 Vision.

What should I pay for a black one NIB as is no accessories? Sticker says 22,139 on a Bronze mist in the show room.

What is dealer cost on this bike?

What about the stage 1 exhaust.....is it worth it?

Help me get ready to deal on this bike.

BTW: They have three Visions in stock. 1 Bronze and 2 black.

Thanks
Stage 1 exhaust....nah, very little performance increase....slight increase in sound.....to much money.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:43 AM   #613
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Rollins' pics have motivated me towards a new Vision. I have a test ride set up for this Friday the 29th on a 2012 Vision.

What should I pay for a black one NIB as is no accessories? Sticker says 22,139 on a Bronze mist in the show room.

What is dealer cost on this bike?

What about the stage 1 exhaust.....is it worth it?

Help me get ready to deal on this bike.

BTW: They have three Visions in stock. 1 Bronze and 2 black.

Thanks
My interest is an '11 Cross Roads used for $10k+, so i've been researching/reading abit.

Google Victory Vision Thrush mod. This is impractical on the other touring bikes from Victory.
Look over Lloydz's site. Cams, remap and mufflers yield much. I'd set lobe centers on the cams myself.

There are 2011 Visions on the Polaris site, bare that in mind.

Check out vision-riders.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:07 AM   #614
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Hi all,

I just found this sitre - I have an '06 King Pin. Since I got it in 06 I have taken it from Long island - up into canada...to Ohio and Georgia.

Actually found this site while researching Motorcycle gear - armor specifically - saw you folks are putting togetrher a group order for velocity gear - still happenin?
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:03 AM   #615
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Rollin',

Great ride. Love the shot of your Vision being attacked by a Godzilla-size Pacific lobster! I'm not crazy about Victory's styling, but the Vision has a great ego and it does grow on you!
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