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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Pro's and cons of the xcountry after 1mo'

Pros: this bike loves the road. After test riding the Road Glide, Road King I found this bike handles much better. I have a feelling of sittin in the bike vs on it like I did on the 2 Harleys I tested. Its great for a touring bike, but can absolutely murder some curves. My last bike was a vtx 1300 and this bike handles so much better.

Cons: Buffeting, buffeting and more buffeting. I will throw up on the person that tells me this bike even sniffed a wind tunnell. Close to 20 big ones and I'm figuring out how to mod the bike to make it tolerable. At first I thought it was me, but it seems that everyboard that is devoted to the cross country is consumed with this subject as well. Just look on this board ...the longest thread is the one dealing with the buffeting. Even the ones that say they have fixed the problem usually state its now "tolerable", not fixed, but tolerable. If it sound as I'm upset about this I am. How can a company have such a great bike, yet let the buffeting be so bad. I blame my sefl for buying the bike, I was so caught up in the way the bike handled that I over looked the buffeting..........plus my test drives were pretty short and didn't get a good feel for it. If I had it to do over, I would be sitting on my VTX and not be getting my brains beat out on a ride.
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I'll give you $100.00 for it!!!

Try the lowers and the Kewlmetal winglets. Like the title of your thread. Pro's and Cons. No matter what you ride someone will find fault.
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I'll give you $100.00 for it!!!

Try the lowers and the Kewlmetal winglets. Like the title of your thread. Pro's and Cons. No matter what you ride someone will find fault.
There is a difference in finding fault with a bike and having your helmet lifted off your head when you ride.........at least I think so.
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In truth yes there is buffeting . taller shield and etc. helps
the streetglide and roadglide I had were the same .
then on the hds I did bars with cables ,and seat just to ride
So I think Im still ahead .
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I put on the tall winshield and the lowers 5000 miles iam not having any problems .Iam 6`2 but i dont wear a helmut
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Have you identified any solutions for the buffering that you would like to suggest? Thanks BR
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buffetting on the harleys is not even close to what is taking place on the XC. I have one of each. This touring bike shouldnot have been released like this.
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Have you identified any solutions for the buffering that you would like to suggest? Thanks BR
Brad, Im actually going to look at selling my bike if I'm can come close to what I paid for it. My frustration is growing by the day. If I don't sell it, I will do some of the mods that others are doing.........lowers with a higher shield. Again, I have no one to blame but myself for not looking into this bike anymore than I did. Its a darn shame that they let this b ike go out with this type of buffeting issue.
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Brad if you read a little further up in the thread you will see the solution.
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Brad, Im actually going to look at selling my bike if I'm can come close to what I paid for it. My frustration is growing by the day. If I don't sell it, I will do some of the mods that others are doing.........lowers with a higher shield. Again, I have no one to blame but myself for not looking into this bike anymore than I did. Its a darn shame that they let this b ike go out with this type of buffeting issue.

Why don't you do the mods first then go from there?
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