victory motorcycles

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by daryle105, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Yes!! Packing can be a challenge. The lows were only in the low 40's and the high in Death Valley at the Badwater Basin was around 114 degrees.

    I really enjoyed the ride from Mount Evans to Badwater, Death Valley.
  2. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Sweet mother of pearl that is a hyuuuuuge bike
  3. GAVic

    GAVic Largely unnoticed

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    You should check out his top of the world link, I can't believe he took that monster on those roads. That was an entertaining read BTW.
  4. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Another trip with no problems! The bike just needed to be washed and another oil change. There is nothing I don't like.

    Riding style? I like that I can and do ride anywhere in the country in 2 days or less. Roses? I can smell them the other 51 weeks.

    I know a lot of "riders" who's favorite part of riding is stopping, that's why I ride alone.

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  5. JamesK

    JamesK Been here awhile

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    Hey Rollin' you may ride alone, but I'm here to tell you my friend that you're not alone in your attitude to riding. I too as a rule hate to piss away time that should be spent riding on long lunches and shootin' the shit, that stuff should be left for after the ride with a beer in your hand. Sure sometime you come across something that is unique or interesting so if possible I'll snap a quick pic, but generally still on the bike, with my smartphone, and get moving again.

    Keep on trucking...
  6. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I met up with local Victory rider yesterday evening and went for a dinner cruise. That's the first time I've ever ridden with a Victory other than a Victory demo. Nice to have met you MariusD. Laurie enjoyed it too. Your life story fascinated me! Show everyone what you look like cruising on that fine Nuclear Sunset Hammer.
  7. MariusD

    MariusD Been here awhile

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    Sure thing bud. It was real nice to meet you and your wife and finally to ride with another Vic.:D

    What was cool and funny about riding behind you was hearing the clunks from both bikes when downshifting each time we were coming to a stop. Signature Victory sound. Wonder what 30 Vics in a group would sound like :lol3


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    That picture your wife snapped of my Hammer on the highway is phenomenal! I can&#8217;t post it here at work, but please feel free to share it if you wish. It&#8217;s really an outstanding picture. Probably the best one I have with me on my bike.<o:p></o:p>
  8. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I told Laurie you would love it if she snapped off a pic. Riders always like to see a pic of themselves rolling.

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  9. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Lots about Indian and a little about Victory:

    http://cyclenews.uberflip.com/i/139559/78

    One quote of particular interest:

    "We have some really exciting stuff in Victory's future- just wait and see! We think that this brand can play to quite different market segments than Indian. We know we already have a high quality motorcycle, but we can make it better still, especially in its NVH qualities - noise, vibration and harshness. It's about time that Victory had a new power train, and we have some things coming along that can make for a very interesting package."
  10. MariusD

    MariusD Been here awhile

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    She did a fine job, especially given that she was on the back of another bike :clap
  11. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Riding across Death Valley. No traffic -

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  12. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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  13. zilla

    zilla Long timer

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    I;m TRYING to ride the hell out of my Cross Roads. I did just hit 11k on it. Replaced the seat with an Ultimate. LOL! Better than the stock seat, but not by a lot. Got the GF a backrest and she's a little more comfortable.

    We're currently on a trip to Kentucky and WV. Our longest day was only 360 miles. It's about all wee can take.:cry

    I've done much more in one sitting on my VFR or Triumph Tiger.

    I'm actually thinking about riding a Vision. It's about the only Victory model I haven't ridden yet.
  14. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    I have done 900 (s)miles in a day on my Vision, with zero butt discomfort which is pretty amazing. I don't have an iron butt, and my previous bikes were all BMW's where the stock seats were painful after less than 200 miles in them.

    The long floorboards on the Vision probably help, as its easy to move your feet and legs around.
  15. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Cruiser Ergos put more weight on your butt. For some people that works out well. For others it doesn't.
  16. greggNJ

    greggNJ wannabe adventurer

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    Very nice! The Hammer is my favorite Victory. Test rode one a few years back and really liked it. Maybe one day if I have the $$$...
  17. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I have found it's the seat that matters most, not the ergos. Once I replaced my stock RK seat with a Sundowner I could ride all day, day after day, in total comfort.
  18. txwanderer

    txwanderer Been here awhile

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    Bite the bullet, buy a seat. I highly recommend Russell Day long. I have a Corbin, and although it is fine now, no one should have to go through their customer "service". What a bad joke.
    Anyhoo, like you I needed a seat. I knew it going in, so no problem. I had myself moved forward 2 inches and that cured a lot of ill feelings. Hands aren't numb, back and butt don't hurt.
    Still looking for the reliability so many tout. Guess I got "lucky" but hope all is well now. If you have a good service department, use them, praise them and stick with them.
    This bike has been in the shop over twice the time in a year as my last two were in over ten years.
    maybe I have different reliability expectations. Hope things go well now because it is a great rider. just have to be able to trust it.
    YMMV
  19. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I've got about 1500 miles on the Cross Country Tour now. I have had all manner of new motor vehicles in the past. I have heard and read that as they break in the performance and economy will improve. I have never experienced either in the past. That changed with this bike. Where I was seeing mid to high 30's in economy, I am now in the low 40's. I can't quantify it, but it certainly feels like it is pulling more enthusiastically. Next week I strike out on my appx 4000 mile tour. I am anxious to see how she does!
  20. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    What kind of issues have you had?