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Forum: Road warriors Today, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By vicster
SV1000? If you can find one. The new...

SV1000? If you can find one.

The new Yamaha FZ-07 is a parallel twin with staggered crank to mimic a v-twin. 400# wet weight, excellent mpg. $6990.

Triumph Speed of Street Triple have...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,433
Posted By vicster
Actually, I thought some of the best was, "The...

Actually, I thought some of the best was, "The crude fork gaiters were another stylistic affront to our eyes, and they drooped down the tubes during riding."

All joking aside, I find it concerning...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,433
Posted By vicster
Sloryder, if you're referring to the 1/4 mile...

Sloryder, if you're referring to the 1/4 mile times I posted a page back, those numbers are merely comparisons of MCN results. MCN numbers are almost always slower than other mag's.

We'll have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 388,995
Posted By vicster
That is beautiful.

That is beautiful.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,433
Posted By vicster
Motorcycle Consumer News, which accepts no...

Motorcycle Consumer News, which accepts no advertising, did a road test this month.
In their testing the found it quicker in the quarter than even the 1200 Sportster. 13.58 vs 13.69.
52.9hp @...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By vicster
I go out of the way to use it for fuel that will...

I go out of the way to use it for fuel that will be sitting a while or for chain saws, lawn mowers, etc. I've had the ethanol crap melt small engine fuel lines.

According to Café Racer you can...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,433
Posted By vicster
Than which? Do we know yet how reliable the...

Than which? Do we know yet how reliable the Street is?
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,433
Posted By vicster
I would think age plays a big part, as in you've...

I would think age plays a big part, as in you've reached a point where you don't care what people think of what you ride.

I'm a love all two wheel conveyances, function first, don't care what you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 265,468
Posted By vicster
I couldn't find a tank bag, magnetic or other...

I couldn't find a tank bag, magnetic or other that wasn't in the way of the sweep of the tiller like handlebars on my XCT. I tried because I really like tank bags.
If you do have one that works,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 265,468
Posted By vicster
Yeah, what he said. I own an XCT. Luggage...

Yeah, what he said. I own an XCT. Luggage capacity is 41.1 gallons (most of any bike), Vision's capacity is 29. Relatively small luggage is the main complaint I hear against the Vision. The XCT 'bags...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 265,468
Posted By vicster
I've a '13 XCT too I bought new last September as...

I've a '13 XCT too I bought new last September as a retirement gift to myself in appreciation for all my years of hard work. The plan right now is to hit the road again the day after Labor Day for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,433
Posted By vicster
In my looking at the bike, I wasn't concerned...

In my looking at the bike, I wasn't concerned about the strength of weld, but rather thought that the from-the-'60s sloppy appearance of them was one more indicator of a crudely manufactured bike. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 215,170
Posted By vicster
No, sir, I assure you there is not.

No, sir, I assure you there is not.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 97,295
Views: 18,431,169
Posted By vicster
Yes. Completely comfortable. The ONLY drawback...

Yes. Completely comfortable. The ONLY drawback for me personally is when the weather turns to wet crap two states from home and I miss the weather protection of my Victory XCT.

My DR has a sweet...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 1,120,577
Posted By vicster
So very sorry for your loss. The passing of a...

So very sorry for your loss. The passing of a parent is a huge milestone in life.

Group hug.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,433
Posted By vicster
Yes, they did away with the bottom flange, but...

Yes, they did away with the bottom flange, but the two I've seen had very obvious seams going down the top center, so it was kind of a trade off on those two.
I am surprised they don't have covers...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 97,295
Views: 18,431,169
Posted By vicster
I cut mine off flush with the carb then drilled...

I cut mine off flush with the carb then drilled out the remaining piece. Ace Hardware supplied a straight brass nipple I filed the threads off and press fit into the carb body. It's worked fine the...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By vicster
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731205

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731205
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
I think I'll wait to see whether the Scout gets...

I think I'll wait to see whether the Scout gets VRod mileage (low 30s) or Sportster mileage (high 40s to low 50s) before I decide how much of an issue the small tank is.

I'm more interested in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
One thing that may work out for so many people...

One thing that may work out for so many people wishing for a bigger tank, mid's, etc., is if Victory is listening and incorporates those features into their version of this concept before they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
I don't think forward controls are going away any...

I don't think forward controls are going away any time soon. A lot of scooters, cruisers (#1 selling segment in America), and even Honda's new CTX series use it. In this particular instance I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 46,816
Posted By vicster
Xyzzy, I can understand why you would like a Gear...

Xyzzy, I can understand why you would like a Gear Position Sensor and the miles to empty features on your Valk' since my Rocket Roadster has both. The nice part is the GPS on my Roadie is mechanical,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 97,295
Views: 18,431,169
Posted By vicster
I live on a very popular motorcycling road, and I...

I live on a very popular motorcycling road, and I too am sick of the Harley noise. Having to stop your conversation until they've gone by (Really fun when you're working with someone trying to get a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 46,816
Posted By vicster
Hmmm, maybe, maybe not. I'll take my Rocket 111...

Hmmm, maybe, maybe not. I'll take my Rocket 111 Roadster. LeatherLyke quick removal saddle bags mount right up in about 20 minutes, tank bag and forward pegs on crash bars (is that even possible on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,520
Posted By vicster
Uh, rookie Stalker mistake. You get too...

Uh, rookie Stalker mistake. You get too descriptive they start looking for the camera.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
Yeah, I almost got caught out by that little lie...

Yeah, I almost got caught out by that little lie myself just this spring. That station was open the previous time I'd been through.

I do like the Scout. You know one thing though I think they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,433
Posted By vicster
Cycle World is reporting Harley will be making...

Cycle World is reporting Harley will be making available built 750 Street motors to flat track racers. Apparently they did notice Kawasaki...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 97,295
Views: 18,431,169
Posted By vicster
Those work great until the wife gets pissed and...

Those work great until the wife gets pissed and changes it on you.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
Uh, ORT, me and Night Ryder was bench racing the...

Uh, ORT, me and Night Ryder was bench racing the Scout against the Victory Judge, not the VRod.

But since you mentioned it, yes, the VRod is much better equipped than the basic Scout, part of the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
Me too. Judge weighs ~100# more, but makes ~1/3...

Me too. Judge weighs ~100# more, but makes ~1/3 more torque, and makes that torque lower in the power band. The Scout might get it once it gets the revs up though. I'm thinking the claimed 31 degree...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 388,995
Posted By vicster
Yes, it's a shame MOTUS didn't have a lot more...

Yes, it's a shame MOTUS didn't have a lot more money for development. Polaris is rich and good at what they do, a tough combination to beat.

Even if MOTUS is finally able to get a bike through EPA...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,535
Posted By vicster
Still waiting for real world reviews of air...

Still waiting for real world reviews of air management with the stacked windshields.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
It looks like it's going to be easy to bolt on a...

It looks like it's going to be easy to bolt on a different sub frame and create different versions of the platform. I still don't know if the right side engine architecture is going to allow true mid...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
Info is up on the Indian site now. Doesn't look...

Info is up on the Indian site now. Doesn't look too bad, and a claimed 538# wet weight ain't bad either. 'Course it only holds 3.3 gallons of gas.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 388,995
Posted By vicster
"Motus Motorcycles: Hi Rick Gzesh, thanks for the...

"Motus Motorcycles: Hi Rick Gzesh, thanks for the note and patience. We'll begin shipping MST's as soon as EPA and CARB approve the results of our emissions/durability testing. Have you reserved your...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
Indian's version of the Gunner, you say? ...

Indian's version of the Gunner, you say?

I wonder if even mid controls are possible, given the engine architecture in this picture.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
Here's my pie-in-the-sky dreaming/wishful...

Here's my pie-in-the-sky dreaming/wishful thinking prediction: Victory will get a performance oriented aluminum framed standard with a 1250cc, 150hp version of this motor in it. $14,999. You read it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,597
Posted By vicster
Yep. I really hoped that motor/bike was going to...

Yep. I really hoped that motor/bike was going to be badged Victory.

Can't wait to see more.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,809
Posted By vicster
2015 Scout

L.A.Times leaked it early. Times is saying water cooled, 1133cc, 100hp, base msrp $10999. Official unveiling isn't until 11:30EST.

Don't know if I can post early pic's without getting ADVrider in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,433
Posted By vicster
I'm likely in the minority here, but one thing I...

I'm likely in the minority here, but one thing I like about these bikes is that they are small. A smooth 750cc OHC motor in a small chassis sounds like a recipe for fun to me.
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