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Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 26,694
Posted By sstodvictory
Ducati ST2 matches all your specs. ...

Ducati ST2 matches all your specs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducati_ST2

http://www.helibars.com/products-by-bike/ducati
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,976
Posted By sstodvictory
This is a great thread. Thank you to the OP and...

This is a great thread. Thank you to the OP and all who responded with additional info about specific dentists. Also, the trip photos and story are excellent!

I visit Nuevo Progreso every few...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By sstodvictory
The Red Apple in Sterling/Rock Falls. There are...

The Red Apple in Sterling/Rock Falls. There are two of them, South end of Rock Falls, North end of Sterling, both on Hwy 40. Serve breakfast all day.

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,665
Posted By sstodvictory
Where I live...rural Illinois...was probably the...

Where I live...rural Illinois...was probably the main factor. The hilly areas around me all require at least 1.5 to 3 hrs to reach. I found that on the Victory I can enjoy the entire ride and still...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,665
Posted By sstodvictory
If your current ride is paid for and you're...

If your current ride is paid for and you're getting the itch for something else, then I'd suggest keeping your current bike and adding another, but make it something completely different from the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,104
Posted By sstodvictory
They didn't have any options on their web page...

They didn't have any options on their web page for my Victory forks at the time of my upgrade, either. I contacted them directly and they worked with my Victory shop mechanic to get a custom...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,104
Posted By sstodvictory
Have you considered letting RaceTech work out the...

Have you considered letting RaceTech work out the whole solution front and rear? They'll work with you and you'll get what's right for your weight, your Road King's weight, your expected loads and...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,565
Posted By sstodvictory
Here's what the gray powder coat finish on HT...

Here's what the gray powder coat finish on HT panniers looks like up close, if they do it the same way today that is. You can see these pics are a bit old.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,880
Posted By sstodvictory
Victory '99-'02 V92C, and 03-up Classic Cruiser...

Victory '99-'02 V92C, and 03-up Classic Cruiser (renamed V92C) until they discontinued it. Your knees will make a 90 degree angle when seated, feet directly below knees, but, its larger displacement...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,045
Posted By sstodvictory
Contact someone in the main office of your DMV in...

Contact someone in the main office of your DMV in your state capital. Local DMV offices don't see this situation enough to know the score. Chances are someone in the main office would have dealt...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By sstodvictory
I bought mine from SRC (Summers Racing...

I bought mine from SRC (Summers Racing Components). Their website went away. I encountered a rumor that the business has new owners. The SRC part number is 1678 and MXSouth sells the SRC part and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By sstodvictory
This sold for $6640 several years ago, with the...

This sold for $6640 several years ago, with the Renazco seat. I'd say you should be able to match that, or more, for yours.

http://www.xrdualsport.com/

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By sstodvictory
I've drowned my engine in a water crossing that...

I've drowned my engine in a water crossing that was too deep (GSPD) where my bike stayed upright. It simply sputtered and stopped. Pulling the plugs and kicking it over expelled maybe a tablespoon...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,199
Posted By sstodvictory
Victory Vision on the Tail of the Dragon...these...

Victory Vision on the Tail of the Dragon...these links were posted at the TCVR forums (http://www.tcvr.us/messages/). Evidently the Vision is not a slouch in the curvies.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,659
Posted By sstodvictory
I own an '00 V92C. Find out if the tranny...

I own an '00 V92C. Find out if the tranny upgrade is to the '03 tranny or the '01 tranny. With the '03 tranny you'll have a reliable machine. An alternator upgrade for about $350 (if dealer...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By sstodvictory
Victory - design of manufacturing process

Interesting read...

http://www.mrotoday.com/mro/archives/Cover%20stories/08_FM_VisionsOfVictory.htm

Steve
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,961
Posted By sstodvictory
. XS750 with the Yamaha touring add-ons. ...

.
XS750 with the Yamaha touring add-ons.

http://www.xrdualsport.com/images/yamaha_xs750se.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,869
Posted By sstodvictory
My Moab story with pics, but its off-road. ...

My Moab story with pics, but its off-road.

http://www.xrdualsport.com/trip_reports/ouray_moab_2004/ouray_moab_2004.shtml

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By sstodvictory
Wow! Glad you're OK. There was a recent thread...

Wow! Glad you're OK. There was a recent thread about the durability of the Acerbis 6 gal. tank. I guess your experience answers that question.

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By sstodvictory
I ride gravel occasionally every season on my...

I ride gravel occasionally every season on my belt-drive Vic. After ~32,000 miles the original belt is still in good shape. I've heard others complain of belts being holed by stones though.

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Posted By sstodvictory
3K on the rear and more on the front agrees with...

3K on the rear and more on the front agrees with my experience also, about 60/40 road/dirt. On D606 I've always been timid in the rain so I can't comment on wet performance. On dry pavement they...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By sstodvictory
Not sure what a "GPR Sub mount" is, but all the...

Not sure what a "GPR Sub mount" is, but all the parts for this came from GPR. This is their older style mount which I believe they still sell. For the front post you can get weld-on types, but this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,949
Posted By sstodvictory
What is your goal, stiffening or lowering? To...

What is your goal, stiffening or lowering? To stiffen my XR650R I went with an Eibach 10.5 Kg spring - Eibach 885.0105.1.

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By sstodvictory
I ground my 6-Gal Sahara tank into dry packed...

I ground my 6-Gal Sahara tank into dry packed dirt in a wipeout. Scuffed the surface but that's all. I think you'd have to hit a sharp rock just right to puncture it.

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By sstodvictory
I have no data about adding HP after uncorking or...

I have no data about adding HP after uncorking or aftermarket exhaust, but I gained 6 peak HP and 5 torque by adding a BD jet kit with HRC intake manifold and K&N filter with unmodified stock...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,696
Posted By sstodvictory
:poser Gimme a break! :poser There is so...

:poser Gimme a break! :poser

There is so much untruth here, me thinks it reads like deliberate misinformation. What brand(s) do you sell?

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,869
Posted By sstodvictory
Go to the VicIndex website, click on the "V92C...

Go to the VicIndex website, click on the "V92C Messages" link in the right-panel and search carbon fiber and read up about the SC exhaust in question and why it was discontinued.

Click "About this...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,709
Posted By sstodvictory
That's "Storz", and I'm a grown up and I play...

That's "Storz", and I'm a grown up and I play with my Mr. Potatohead every day.

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,869
Posted By sstodvictory
Its available. Most call it an "overdrive...

Its available. Most call it an "overdrive pulley", having two more teeth than OEM and its sold by at least two retailers I know of - Conquest Customs and Turbotech. I bought one for my '00 V92C and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By sstodvictory
Just a small correction. Victory motorcycles are...

Just a small correction. Victory motorcycles are air/oil cooled. The oil system heat exchanger is mounted on the front downtubes. The cylinder air cooling fins are functional as well.

Steve
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By sstodvictory
Here are pics of the SU side racks from Happy...

Here are pics of the SU side racks from Happy Trail, also with Happy Trail panniers in this case. The racks can be bought without the boxes. They'll handle as much weight as you can carry.

Steve...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By sstodvictory
Here ya go..... Steve ...

Here ya go.....

Steve

http://www.xrdualsport.com/images/ouray_moab_2004/whiterim_3/1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By sstodvictory
If you can't find a "for sure" answer, contact...

If you can't find a "for sure" answer, contact the folks at Full Circle Cycle in Austin, TX. They do know their stuff. They fixed up a Race Tech Gold valves, custom springs and PVC preload spacer...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By sstodvictory
The best tank cover for your model that I've ever...

The best tank cover for your model that I've ever seen was made by Mustang Seats. They must have run out of stock and decided not to sew up some more, because that part is no longer listed on their...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,070
Posted By sstodvictory
Rider reports of the Victory Vision are beginning...

Rider reports of the Victory Vision are beginning to appear in the VMC forums. Check it out. So far they are in the threads entitled Vision pics in Tucson and Vision the real scoop.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,371
Posted By sstodvictory
I had what I thought was close to the ideal...

I had what I thought was close to the ideal stable at one time. Its hard to utilize four motorcycles. I wised up and recently shed all but the cruiser, which keeps me satisfied.

Steve
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Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,212
Posted By sstodvictory
I would say not a cruiser if it has feet-forward...

I would say not a cruiser if it has feet-forward ergonomics. I've commuted on my cruiser a few times and couldn't keep my pants from creeping up my legs from wind pressure.

It looks pretty silly...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,650
Posted By sstodvictory
Don't know where you are in Canada, but if...

Don't know where you are in Canada, but if there's a Victory dealer nearby, why not check 'em out? In the US anyway, they have attractive financing.

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,070
Posted By sstodvictory
If you'd like to read what some other biker...

If you'd like to read what some other biker communities are saying about it, check out these links to threads at other discussion forums (this is my Victory website).
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,070
Posted By sstodvictory
You nay-sayers are killing me! This design...

You nay-sayers are killing me!

This design comes from the fastest-growing motorcycle company in the business, and which also received the higest overall points total in the most recent JD Power...
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