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Old 06-17-2015, 05:37 AM   #1
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GSA 15 1st long ride and gravel also dropping a victory

1st real opportunity to do a good long ride on my new toy. Took a 5 day ride from Dallas up through Missouri and Kansas and Arkansas Oklahoma. It handled amazingly well. I had an 07 GSA prior and thought it was smooth this is amazingly smoother. I’ve had the bike since January and really have not been able to do a good long ride until now.

Definitely want to have a custom seat of some sort. On my 07 I had a Russell daylong. I just don’t want to give up my seat and have it rebuilt some looking at purchasing a whole new front seat and likely off-the-shelf item. Looking at the touring saddle man seat, any thoughts.

Here is 2 videos one on a gravel road wet and rainy I’m taking the video as a friend in front of me is leading the way on his GSA 15 as well. The other video is a day earlier of a friend of mine dropping his victory on the same dirt road mostly dry. He always has difficulty handling his bike on anything other than pavement so I don’t contribute the muddy road as much as the writers ability as the issue of dropping the bike.

https://youtu.be/3PPF6lyqklU GSA on wet gravel road

https://youtu.be/Qzn7zH4tGj0 Victory dropping
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:02 AM   #2
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Was the Victory a Vision? I had a Cross Xountry and would NEVER have taken it on a muddy road, waaay took heavy.

Plus, there are no muddy road in Southern California

Nice pics.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:28 AM   #3
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There is a thread about a seat "borrowing" program where guys were forwarding a stock seat to the next guy in line to get a custom seat. Basically pay for shipping. I think it was something Jetspeed started. Might search on that to see if is still available.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:50 AM   #4
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Vision, Yes it was

sorry to say yes it was and he is part of our group and we do a lot of riding where we go camping, so he does not have much of a choice if he want to ride with us. as a group it is 99.8% paved and less than .2% gravel much less muddy. this was a major exception. really felt bad for him.

in general I don't like the Vision, just does not fill like a bike to me.

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Was the Victory a Vision? I had a Cross Xountry and would NEVER have taken it on a muddy road, waaay took heavy.

Plus, there are no muddy road in Southern California

Nice pics.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:20 PM   #5
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Your seat issues

Maybe it's too soon for a '15, but I too will be having a Russell Daylong made for my '08 soon. So not wanting to be without my ride for too long (2 weeks says Russell) I found a fine used seat on Ebay for $80. When the new Russell gets to me Ill relist the used Ebay seat.
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