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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,967
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 118,949
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, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,720
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,720
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,720
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, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,720
Posted By vicmitch
Before: ...

Before:
http://forums.thevmc.com/bb/forums/get-attachment.asp?action=view&attachmentid=146782
After:...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
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, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,604
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...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,224
Posted By vicmitch
I ride in New York City and I don't ride slow....

I ride in New York City and I don't ride slow. Not one day of riding here, has the ABS on my DL650 not kicked in at some point even for just one click. When you're riding between the traffic and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,720
Posted By vicmitch
Just bought some new toys at the salvage auction....

Just bought some new toys at the salvage auction. This one's a keeper, I'll restore it to original so my original yellow one can be my international travel bike without me feeling guilty about...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,720
Posted By vicmitch
Here you go ...

Here you go
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ2UcthlMzenR9qjRr4leHBe50uRBMaWK6dSOuH2w340Xhf7aM_

Chuck the whitewalls though
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 24,828
Posted By vicmitch
They copy the fender and tank profiles, put...

They copy the fender and tank profiles, put gauges on the tank and and in one case have the word "Classic" on their Harley looking fender in exactly the place that the Electra Glide has the word...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,686
Posted By vicmitch
Victory is a bike to consider, bulletproof...

Victory is a bike to consider, bulletproof engines and transmissions if you stay 2002 and newer. Pricier than most Japanese cruisers, cheaper than Harleys and you can even the price difference with...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,720
Posted By vicmitch
Well, I bought it as a salvage title, with just...

Well, I bought it as a salvage title, with just cosmetic damage, fixed the bent light bar brackets, but the left bag was scratched as was the bottom of the left side engine bar and I left it that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,720
Posted By vicmitch
Not much into chrome myself ...

Not much into chrome myself

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp54359%3Enu%3D3364%3E338%3E9%3B%3A%3EWSNRCG%3D3946%3C77%3B75337nu0mrj

My wife kept pointing to Harley touring bikes and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,483
Posted By vicmitch
Bought this Yesterday at Copart for $1700. 2005...

Bought this Yesterday at Copart for $1700. 2005 Victory Touring Cruiser with 15k on it . May strip it to make a bobber type bike or sell it and get another toy.

...
Forum: Americas 08-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By vicmitch
I am in the vehicle transport business and I can...

I am in the vehicle transport business and I can tell you that no one will commit because no one can and no one will. If someone does, they are lying. Any one you have been contacting have been...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 59,111
Posted By vicmitch
2001 Victory Sport Cruiser ...

2001 Victory Sport Cruiser


http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp54395%3Enu%3D3364%3E338%3E9%3B%3A%3EWSNRCG%3D3945%3C268%3B4337nu0mrj
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,483
Posted By vicmitch
Right now I'm looking at the Insurance auctions...

Right now I'm looking at the Insurance auctions for my RTW bike. Almost any bike that gets laid down gets salvaged, mostly for the insurance companies protection. Once it's salvaged, no one can sue...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 70,525
Posted By vicmitch
5'8" '12 dl650

5'8"

'12 dl650
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 118,949
Posted By vicmitch
If the exhaust was routed above the engine bulge,...

If the exhaust was routed above the engine bulge, the pegs could be back to a slightly forward mid location, then have Russell build a seat that takes you up and slightly forward and there you go.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 118,949
Posted By vicmitch
Being that this is ADV rider, an international...

Being that this is ADV rider, an international forum related to traveling by motorcycle, there may be some people, like me, who will cross borders with this bike and need a larger tank. Maybe a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 118,949
Posted By vicmitch
They have the ruduced reach controls and the...

They have the ruduced reach controls and the extended reach seat, not sure if the seat is higher or just puts you farther back, but the combo might be a solution. I'm sure the seat could be refigured...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 118,949
Posted By vicmitch
If you look at the Wall of death video, at the...

If you look at the Wall of death video, at the end they show a version of the new Scout with mid controls and a different exhaust. How hard would no cost dealer installed mid controls be? A...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 118,949
Posted By vicmitch
Give me the option of mid controls and a taller...

Give me the option of mid controls and a taller seat and I'll buy one tomorrow. Hopefully Victory will get a version like that, maybe with two front discs and ABS. I can dream anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 67,321
Posted By vicmitch
Touring on bonneville SE/t100? Does anyone...

Touring on bonneville SE/t100?

Does anyone here know that there is a Ride Reports section?


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964993
...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,482
Posted By vicmitch
Welcome to the NYC V-Strom community. There is no...

Welcome to the NYC V-Strom community. There is no better bike to have here, and your orange is nicer than my orange
...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,870
Posted By vicmitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAN-AM-CAN-AM-BRP-SPYDER-L...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAN-AM-CAN-AM-BRP-SPYDER-Lazer-Monaco-Modular-GT2-Motorcycle-Helmet-4477080601-/360713150671?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item53fc2de0cf&vxp=mtr

...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,870
Posted By vicmitch
The Lazer Monaco is now available as a Can Am...

The Lazer Monaco is now available as a Can Am branded helmet. here is a link to an Ebay seller who has quite a few of them. I only wear Lazer helmets, they fit me like a glove and no other helmet at...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By vicmitch
I have the same sort of head and I use Lazer...

I have the same sort of head and I use Lazer helmets. Fit me perfectly. Problem is, they don't sell them in the US anymore although the Can Am branded helmets are made by them. I just found that...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,271
Posted By vicmitch
Great report, seems more and more Victorys are...

Great report, seems more and more Victorys are venturing farther and farther. I didn't even know there were Victory dealers in MX. I met only one Mexican Vic rider on my trip and he said that there...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By vicmitch
Good to see another Victory going to Mexico. I...

Good to see another Victory going to Mexico. I went last year on my 2001 Sport Cruiser, http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=886176


Mitch
2001 Victory SC
2012 Suzuki V-strom
Forum: Americas 02-09-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,888
Posted By vicmitch
Went to a biker rally in Uruapan this summer on...

Went to a biker rally in Uruapan this summer on my ride through Mexico, nice place, and never heard of any trouble in that part of Michuacan. Hope he's ok, but doesn't look like it.
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,326
Posted By vicmitch
Thanks for the great ride report. I went to...

Thanks for the great ride report. I went to Mexico this past summer but obviously missed a lot of the good stuff, Like you , I'll be back.

Mitch
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=886176
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,720
Posted By vicmitch
Such a shame that Victory doesn't let you choose...

Such a shame that Victory doesn't let you choose between mid and forward controls the way Harley does on some Dynas
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By vicmitch
Buy the kingpin and you won't regret it. I would...

Buy the kingpin and you won't regret it. I would trust a Victory to take me anywhere.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,408
Posted By vicmitch
The solution would be one set of safety and...

The solution would be one set of safety and emission standards in the industrialized world. That way the manufactures could offer whatever sells in whatever market and if someone wanted something...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-10-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 223,804
Posted By vicmitch
http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3E...

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv%3A%3A5%3A%3Dot%3E2455%3D429%3D%3A%3A%3B%3DXROQDF%3E2%3A38%3A4%3A997246ot1lsi
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