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Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,508
Posted By vicmitch
Had a great time in Loreto, great food, fantastic...

Had a great time in Loreto, great food, fantastic happy hour at the 3 star hotel on the Malecon. Best of all it's a required stop for fellow adventurers....
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,508
Posted By vicmitch
Aw man, don't say that.

Aw man, don't say that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,152
Posted By vicmitch
Here in NYC, I have been lane splitting for 30...

Here in NYC, I have been lane splitting for 30 years and until this year, never gave it a thouth, everyone did it. Then the "Range Rover" incident happened and the word went out to cops, zero...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,140
Posted By vicmitch
Boring? Are you kidding? If this bike is boring,...

Boring? Are you kidding? If this bike is boring, you're not riding it right. My 2012 has 30k and original suspension and chain. i ride hard in NYC and it shines. I leave plenty of liter bikes behind...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By vicmitch
I'm in Brooklyn, lots of space in my yard.

I'm in Brooklyn, lots of space in my yard.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,508
Posted By vicmitch
This has got me browsing Crags List for old...

This has got me browsing Crags List for old Wings. Looks like a good nekid one with fresh belt and tune can be had for less than $1500. Lots of potential for an old school travel bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,712
Posted By vicmitch
Since everyone is recomending some version of...

Since everyone is recomending some version of what they ride, ill join in.

First Gen Victory'02-'03 are bulletproof. No maintenance powerful enough for 2 up and luggage, 45mpg. $3000-$3500 will...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,508
Posted By vicmitch
I did a similar ride 2 years ago this May on my...

I did a similar ride 2 years ago this May on my Victory Sport Cruiser and I would have wanted more travel and a softer compression with tighter rebound. I did only Libre roads and lots of mountains....
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,508
Posted By vicmitch
Looks like you've got shorter shocks on back. I...

Looks like you've got shorter shocks on back. I would sugggest getting the stock ones back or going taller still. Speed bumps (topes) will be the bane of your Mexican existance.
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By vicmitch
The only thing you need to know is how to ride...

The only thing you need to know is how to ride it. I have a 2003 with 65K that runs like new.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 226,069
Posted By vicmitch
I would have a Deauville right now if they had...

I would have a Deauville right now if they had offered the dark red with ABS. I just cant see why it's so popular right now for cars and bikes to be in 50 shades of gray. I'm happy with my orange...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,829
Posted By vicmitch
I got a smokin deal on a Lazer Panme flip up that...

I got a smokin deal on a Lazer Panme flip up that was ECE, not DOT. seems a shipment was sent wrongly labeled. The $300+ helmet cost me <$100 shipped plus $1.75 for a DOT sticker. Been stopped in NY...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 65,550
Posted By vicmitch
Ok, a stock air cooled BMW R1200LT which is 74 Cu...

Ok, a stock air cooled BMW R1200LT which is 74 Cu In puts out 125 hp. Do the math.
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,084
Posted By vicmitch
[Looked closer, they were Suzuki Vstroms. I had a...

[Looked closer, they were Suzuki Vstroms. I had a 1000 Vstrom and theirs were definitely different.

Those are 2012+650's, like the one in my driveway. My wife is from Barbados and got a kick out...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By vicmitch
Maybe the mods will merge them.

Maybe the mods will merge them.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,657
Posted By vicmitch
OP; I have a 2004 Victory Touring Cruiser for...

OP;
I have a 2004 Victory Touring Cruiser for sale well within your budget . 22k miles It has floor boards and Highway pegs on the engine guards. it also has a Mustang seat with a backrest. Might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,152
Posted By vicmitch
Been splitting lanes in NYC for 30 years, got my...

Been splitting lanes in NYC for 30 years, got my first ticket 6 months ago. Was splitting on FDR drive in 30 mph traffic when I came up on a hwy patrol car with no roof light. I pulled in behind him...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,779
Posted By vicmitch
Why get the DTX and the V-Strom when this will...

Why get the DTX and the V-Strom when this will commute locally and go to South America with zero problems.
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,723
Posted By vicmitch
Victory in Mexico, brought an extra drive belt...

Victory in Mexico, brought an extra drive belt since the bike had 40k when I started. Didn't need it, but if I hadn't brought...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By vicmitch
I'd go for it.

I'd go for it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,233
Posted By vicmitch
Never rode an ATV or SxS but it is intriguing for...

Never rode an ATV or SxS but it is intriguing for long distance travelling where unimproved roads are common. I'm getting old enough that I don't want to go down on the Dempster or Ruta 40 but I want...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By vicmitch
As someone who buys salvage bikes from insurance...

As someone who buys salvage bikes from insurance companies, I can tell you that you can barely buy them for 1/2 price from them. There is no way to buy one, repair it properly and sell it even at...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By vicmitch
I don't know the value of that particular bike,...

I don't know the value of that particular bike, but I always buy salvage bikes that have lowsided and no problems. I would say, if the damage was cosmetic and was repaired, I would deduct 25% from...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,081
Posted By vicmitch
Best writing I've ever seen in a ride report.

Best writing I've ever seen in a ride report.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,660
Posted By vicmitch
Ok, i don't know much about BMWs, but, why is...

Ok, i don't know much about BMWs, but, why is this even a conversation?

The R whatever has 42,000 miles, ABS and he's asking $1500 OBO. I'm assuming that it starts when you push the button and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 129,695
Posted By vicmitch
Road Warriors, Far From Home

Let's see some of the Road Warriors on long trips, out of country, out of continent.

I've only been as far as mexico so far, so here's mine.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,795
Posted By vicmitch
Yeah, in NYC we split lanes on cars, in LA cars...

Yeah, in NYC we split lanes on cars, in LA cars split lanes on bikes!
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,795
Posted By vicmitch
It's Adventure Rider, not Adventure bike. Some of...

It's Adventure Rider, not Adventure bike. Some of us go far on Victorys
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By vicmitch
I know this is a bit late, but if you can...

I know this is a bit late, but if you can register the bike in Colorado, overnight the title to a family member with a copy your ID, get it registered, have them overnight it back to you, problem...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,839
Posted By vicmitch
Just rode 900 miles from NYC to Nashville, with...

Just rode 900 miles from NYC to Nashville, with temps in the hight 20s, low 30s over the mountains and am going back on Wed. Top to bottom, inside to outside:

BRP Vision 180 Snowmobile helmet by...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,871
Posted By vicmitch
Cool ride report, keep it coming! I rode...

Cool ride report, keep it coming!

I rode from Victoria, MX to Brooklyn, NY with a leaking head gasket. Sometimes a quart isn't enough

...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,269
Posted By vicmitch
I got a Ski Doo Vision 180 on Ebay closeout 2...

I got a Ski Doo Vision 180 on Ebay closeout 2 years ago for my winter helmet. $60 shipped and I couldn't be happier. I don't ride below 20 degrees but down to there has been fine. has the same shield...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,339
Posted By vicmitch
I can't even understand why the BMW is still in...

I can't even understand why the BMW is still in the running. No logical reason to get it, but, since when is motorcycling a logical pursuit?

V-Stroms are boring? There are no boring bikes, only...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 201,549
Posted By vicmitch
The new Scout was in the pipeline when Polaris...

The new Scout was in the pipeline when Polaris bought the Indian name. It was the replacement for the steel frame Victory's. When they bought Indian, they needed an entry level bike, so they added...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,795
Posted By vicmitch
Did you read my Mexico ride report? Dealers? We...

Did you read my Mexico ride report? Dealers? We don't need no stinkin dealers!

There's not much to go wrong on them and the maintenance is non existent. Most of the sensors and stuff is car parts...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,795
Posted By vicmitch
I used the url from my post on the VMC rather...

I used the url from my post on the VMC rather than from Snapfish. It's fixed now.

Since Victory won't build the bikes I like, I have to build them myself.

Mitch

2001 Victory SC
2001...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,795
Posted By vicmitch
Brand new take off Kingpin exhaust for $110 on...

Brand new take off Kingpin exhaust for $110 on Ebay. It's kind of like a LWB Classic Cruiser with proper brakes and a better suspension (they upgraded it in '04) Lots of fun to ride. But I'm going to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,795
Posted By vicmitch
Before: ...

Before:
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Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By vicmitch
Find yourself a 2 year old Victory with 10,000 km...

Find yourself a 2 year old Victory with 10,000 km for $9000 and smile for the next 10 years. No dealers, no problem, Victory's don't need no stinkin' dealers. The older Vics had longer travel shock...
Forum: Face plant 10-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,445
Posted By vicmitch
First off as said, if your are hit in the rear...

First off as said, if your are hit in the rear while stopped (you were stopped!) your insurance will not be affected.

If I'm reading correctly, you were making the left onto Chambers st. I always...
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