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Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
I certainly hope my comment on your pump didn't...

I certainly hope my comment on your pump didn't come across as negative, as that wasn't my intent. You did a much better job of saying what I was trying to - no, it isn't cheap, but I know I can...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
I'd be interested in how reliable that mini pump...

I'd be interested in how reliable that mini pump is. I've seen a brand new Slime pump seize up just ADDING air to a 240/16 Rocket 111 tire, another fall apart by its 3rd use. The BestRest IS stupid...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,137
Posted By vicster
Polaris insists Victory isn't going away, it's...

Polaris insists Victory isn't going away, it's going to be their performance brand. I'm thinking rebadged, refined, EBRs sold at a lower price in established dealerships would work. Polaris gives...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 687,121
Posted By vicster
I think a lot of folks might be surprised if they...

I think a lot of folks might be surprised if they were to actually RTFM at how many cars do need periodic valve check/adjustments. The Hyundai 16 valve 2 liter for example. Or the old Dodge/Plymouth...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
Yeah, I distinctly remember hundreds of us...

Yeah, I distinctly remember hundreds of us staring down at newspapers as we walked out into traffic, drove our cars, or sat at dinner with friends...:D

As a geezer I'm just thankful for the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 60,951
Posted By vicster
Not so sure I want to see the next picture.

Not so sure I want to see the next picture.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9,879
Views: 1,668,160
Posted By vicster
I had one also, and I concur with your...

I had one also, and I concur with your assessment. Big, fast, smooth, comfortable. The difference for me though was I found it just incredibly boring unless going stupid speeds and sold it after only...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 185,415
Posted By vicster
Quite the chain guard on this particular bike. ...

Quite the chain guard on this particular bike.
They were nice looking, a friend's older brother had one.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,899
Posted By vicster
Rollin's rollin' a Vision. Different tank,...

Rollin's rollin' a Vision. Different tank, different capacity.
As I stated on the previous page, I've put 5.5 gallons in my XCT that had not ran out. There's room for another half gallon after fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
I'm your size, give or take. Higher bars, 1"...

I'm your size, give or take. Higher bars, 1" higher risers and PC lowered footpegs and I'm good to go. I wouldn't want to do two up for more than a couple miles though.
White '09s are fastest.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 678,822
Posted By vicster
Congrat's on the new Harley. Very nice. I...

Congrat's on the new Harley. Very nice.

I picked up that same Bell helmet a couple years ago. Light, quiet, comfortable, and a quick change shield. Love it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,899
Posted By vicster
I've ridden my XCT into a gas station and put in...

I've ridden my XCT into a gas station and put in 5.5 gallons with the bike on the side stand, so I assume 5.8 is pretty close.
Just filling to the bottom of the filler neck leaves another half...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 300,836
Posted By vicster
Friend of mine bought one of these new back in...

Friend of mine bought one of these new back in the day and let me take it for a ride. Dog, I loved that thing.
Must be why I still ride Triumph triples.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
Sorry about dredging that back up.:D I worked...

Sorry about dredging that back up.:D I worked nights in a sawmill and changed tires/built wheels on the side for beer money. Learned to dread those dang things.

Sounds like maybe I'm lucky to have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
Worst I've had to deal with are the old Harley...

Worst I've had to deal with are the old Harley Police "safety" rims with Goodyear or Firestones mounted. I've seen running a '60s Lincoln over one fail to break it loose. 2nd worst is the 240/16 rear...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,262
Posted By vicster
I would rather see Triumph use the Ducati method...

I would rather see Triumph use the Ducati method - you don't have to follow all the corporate wishes, but you won't get all the perks either. What sometimes gets lost in these closures is that the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,346
Posted By vicster
Can vehicles behind you see your brake/tail light...

Can vehicles behind you see your brake/tail light when you're towing the bicycle?
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,444
Posted By vicster
The whole exhaust thing demonstrates how...

The whole exhaust thing demonstrates how different riders can be, I guess. Accelerating fairly hard on my XCT (tall stock shield and lowers) the other day, I thought to myself, "This thing's pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,444
Posted By vicster
Congratulations on the new bike. I can't...

Congratulations on the new bike.
I can't believe that bike was left over.
How are you liking the ride?
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,444
Posted By vicster
The latest issue of Cycle World came to the same...

The latest issue of Cycle World came to the same conclusion when comparing the Harley Ultra Classic, Indian Roadmaster and Victory Cross Country Tour (XCT).
While some of their findings are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,444
Posted By vicster
I can virtually guarantee you will be looking...

I can virtually guarantee you will be looking through the screen on the XCT. IMO though after several test rides it's the lowers, not the screen that makes the biggest difference in the amount of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,444
Posted By vicster
This is an urban legend that simply won't go...

This is an urban legend that simply won't go away. The Ness' are paid to use their name. They've consulted on accessories and put their name on special editions. They don't design the bikes.
Michael...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,444
Posted By vicster
Buffeting concerns were one thing that made me...

Buffeting concerns were one thing that made me not choose Harley. I simply wasn't comfortable spending all that money hoping I would be able to find an aftermarket solution.

If you test ride a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,899
Posted By vicster
In my case there was no doubt. Part of the sales...

In my case there was no doubt. Part of the sales spiel, paperwork to sign when I bought the bike, warranty card in the mail, etc.
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,899
Posted By vicster
I think SPOAT is on the right track. 12 month...

I think SPOAT is on the right track. 12 month unlimited miles is standard but it seems Victory is always manipulating warranty coverage as buyer incentives. My 2013 came with the standard 12 month...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,444
Posted By vicster
I had to make the same choice in the fall of...

I had to make the same choice in the fall of 2013. I ended up on the Victory XCT for several reasons.
Previous excellent history with Victory. Good handling, brakes, power, reliability and ease of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 1,558,901
Posted By vicster
Actually I enjoy and appreciate this type of post...

Actually I enjoy and appreciate this type of post every bit as much as I do all the pretty pictures and story telling, if not more. Handling the day to day of life on the road is excellent...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 2,185,077
Posted By vicster
Hmm, that looks familiar. I'm thinkin' you're not...

Hmm, that looks familiar. I'm thinkin' you're not finding a lot of snow boarding in our neck of the woods right now.

And thanks for the update!
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,166
Posted By vicster
I'll have to echo what others have said here...

I'll have to echo what others have said here about cruiser cornering clearance - it can be a BIG adjustment depending on the bike(s) sampled. My experience is that the Victory Cross Country/Roads...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
Interesting choice, since there was no 2010 DR in...

Interesting choice, since there was no 2010 DR in the U.S.:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
Yep, northWET Washington, so I'm almost...

Yep, northWET Washington, so I'm almost exclusively burning 2nd and 3rd growth fast growing fir and hemlock. Easy peazy. Some say it's not ideal, but I try to stay a year of two ahead, and it's free.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
I have to admit, for my needs I just don't get...

I have to admit, for my needs I just don't get the whole hydraulic splitter thing. In my neck of the woods you can buy a lot of split, dry wood for the price of one, the ones I've seen are slow, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,026
Posted By vicster
Amen to that. By the time I cut, load, unload,...

Amen to that. By the time I cut, load, unload, split, and stack the needed 5 cords, it's already warmed me 5 times before it hits the stove. I normally like to cut when it's cold enough to freeze...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,278
Posted By vicster
This. I like Triumphs, I'm on my 3rd modern...

This. I like Triumphs, I'm on my 3rd modern triple, but their twin cylinder lines are held back by their weight. The Thunderbird iterations are especially bad, IMO. (MCN has the Commander at 787#...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16,940
Views: 10,656,138
Posted By vicster
And how tall is that blonde?!

And how tall is that blonde?!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,931
Views: 908,271
Posted By vicster
I guess this must come down to timing. Wanting...

I guess this must come down to timing. Wanting the solitude, I did HWY 50 in May of 2013 and there was never a time there wasn't another vehicle in sight, either oncoming or in my mirror. I tried...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 185,415
Posted By vicster
I assume it's just the roll bar and not the whole...

I assume it's just the roll bar and not the whole cage.
Also hearing there is a stop ride/sell on the Slingshot because the steering bearing may freeze up.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 185,415
Posted By vicster
"The recalled motorcycles may be equipped with...

"The recalled motorcycles may be equipped with roll hoops that do not meet hardness specifications."

Everyone has their own degree of risk aversion, but this sort of thing is why I now try to...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,770
Posted By vicster
I've got a bit of BMW mutt myself, so I'm liking...

I've got a bit of BMW mutt myself, so I'm liking this. Did I miss what you're doing for a drive shaft?
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 185,415
Posted By vicster
Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine admitted they...

Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine admitted they missed their production targets for the Scout, 2 tone Chiefs, Victory Magnum and Slingshot. They're going full out to meet the need, but ramping up...
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