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diamondrmp
12-24-2009, 10:02 PM
This thread is for pics of your Cross Roads.

johncutt
02-04-2010, 04:40 PM
Pretty lame picture from myIphone, but it's all I have right now. Just 250 miles so far with all the rain here in sSeattle. I can't bear to get her muddy. I have the Kewlmetal chrome luggage rack on order and will post more pics after installing it.

MSchneid
02-04-2010, 04:56 PM
I like these much better than the Vison.:cool:

twsdtcain
03-30-2010, 02:40 PM
Just bought it two weeks ago. We had a warm spell (65F) so I took the windshield off. Totally stock...for now
http://travisalicia.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Victory/20100327-MG2786/822388816_c4mB6-M.jpg

Sooner
04-11-2010, 07:39 AM
My new X-Road

white_bear
04-25-2010, 12:44 PM
johncutt and sooner-
Is the windshield quick removable? I have not seen a CR in person and there isn't one around here. What kind of "semi-normal" mpgs are you guys getting with the w/s on and staying within the speed limits?
curious

johncutt
04-26-2010, 01:57 PM
I have not removed the windshield, but it has 4 bolts that are easily accessible. It's not a "quick release" system though. Regarding MPG, I started out with 33, then went to 35 and for the last 1000 miles have been getting 38/39 with half freeway half city riding. I just got back from a two day trip moostly freeway, two up, with luggage and got 40/41. I now have 2500 miles on the bike and absolutely love it....

Sooner
04-26-2010, 05:56 PM
I to have not removed the windshield, only four bolts though. I have been getting approx. 38 mpg consistently but I can't say that I always ride the speed limit. When I get her in 6th gear it's hard to hold her back.

schumacher
05-15-2010, 09:18 PM
my new baby

http://www.zerkelmotorwerks.com/stuff6/creekvic.jpg

jrblackie
05-25-2010, 08:03 AM
On my ride to the desert.

Dave E
06-20-2010, 08:05 PM
My new Ride since Thursday :)

bL33d
07-03-2010, 11:26 AM
Just bought it two weeks ago. We had a warm spell (65F) so I took the windshield off. Totally stock...for now
http://travisalicia.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Victory/20100327-MG2786/822388816_c4mB6-M.jpg

Damn that looks sweet with no windshield!

Sooner
09-04-2010, 01:33 PM
Complete? Still debating about light bar.

MYVIC
09-04-2010, 10:00 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4915489691_d32417a626_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31417840@N04/4915489691/) VIC on Brockaway (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31417840@N04/4915489691/) by MYNDN (http://www.flickr.com/people/31417840@N04/), on Flickr

DMo
09-12-2010, 06:17 PM
http://www.dmorrissey.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/img_1216.jpg

http://www.dmorrissey.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/img_1215.jpg

http://www.dmorrissey.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/img_1219.jpg

Just got it about a week back. All stock at the moment, save for Arlen Ness Big Honker exhaust and the Vic passenger backrest. Custom luggage rack on order. Driver backrest (probably the Utopia), new grips, and a short Cee Bailey's windshield will all hopefully come this winter.

CrossRoads
09-22-2010, 04:00 PM
Just got it about a week back. All stock at the moment, save for Arlen Ness Big Honker exhaust and the Vic passenger backrest. Custom luggage rack on order. Driver backrest (probably the Utopia), new grips, and a short Cee Bailey's windshield will all hopefully come this winter.

Hey bud, your cross roads is gorgeous, but I noticed a little wet stain underneath it. Just thought I'd point it out so you can check on it, make sure you don't have a leak.

Gorgeous bike, can't wait to get my Cross Roads.

DMo
09-22-2010, 07:11 PM
You've got a keen eye, CrossRoads.

Those photos were taken right after a bath, so I think it was just some water dripping off. No stains on my garage floor.

CrossRoads
09-28-2010, 02:27 PM
okie57: No question, your bike looks awesome. Could you give us an idea of how much a pain job like yours is?

Dave E
09-28-2010, 06:37 PM
I beleive that is a paint scheme for 2011 model

okie57
09-28-2010, 07:52 PM
Dear CrossRoads & Dave E,
1.) The cost for this Paint job & Front Fender work was $2,500. I was quoted as high as $4,000 for just the Paint job by itself by an individual who had the "name." I met these Gentlemen through a reference and coordinating with them, and their level of work was outstanding.
2.) 2011 Paint scheme. You are right in some aspect. I bought my Cross Country in mid July 2010. It was in the crate. I was actually on the way to Dallas, Texas to buy a White 2010 Vision. I stopped by to ensure they would service the bike even though I bought from somewhere else. They mentioned they had a 2011 Cross Country, and, well, hell, I bought it because I like the style. I told them to hold as I called Victory HQ to ask specifically what colors were coming forth in 2011. I talked with same Dame in the upper echelons and I asked her specifically about a photo I saw on the web showing the Cross Country in White-she denied it-Victory lied. End of the story, had I known for sure Victory was releasing the White Cross Country I would have bought it, and not paid to have mine repainted. By the way, it has been over 2 months and I still have not received any card, letter, etc. from Victory Riders Association. I called them twice to ask why and they said it is on the way. I am about to call HQ in Medina, Minnesota. how long did it take you guys?

Dave E
09-28-2010, 08:14 PM
Okie57,

I thought it was a 2011 paint scheme, as your paint job looks great. I bought my CR in early June and have not received anything from Victory either. Sounds like a common problem with most buyers :mad:

okie57
09-28-2010, 08:49 PM
I had a 2008 BMW R1200RT and the BMW Customer Service was terrible, arrogant, nose-up and non-responsive, and that is one of the reasons I sold the BMW! I did not buy a HD because I heard good things about the Victory-and its true. Great bike! I think Victory better get its Customer Service head and ass wired, or it will lose ground fast. Mid-October I call HQ and question why they are so lax. Amazing, we buy expensive Motorcycles and they forget us after the sale. Makes you wonder what we do if we need them on the side of the road?:confused:

CrossRoads
09-29-2010, 11:35 AM
The cost for this Paint job & Front Fender work was $2,500. I was quoted as high as $4,000 for just the Paint job by itself by an individual who had the "name." I met these Gentlemen through a reference and coordinating with them, and their level of work was outstanding.


Not bad. I am asking because I lean towards getting a cross roads, and would love to have it in white. $4,000 sounds really expensive, even if a celebrity paints it for you :-) $2,500 sounds like a good value.

Your bike looks awesome - and the fact that it's not exactly like the factory white 2011 makes it unique.

Ride it safe and pile up a ton of miles on it!

07PEARLJACKPOT
09-29-2010, 01:24 PM
i like the way the bags blend in with the rear fender.:)

white_bear
09-30-2010, 04:22 PM
for okie57-

What windshield is that? How tall are you, inseam, etc? Is that an OEM tall one from Victory?

Also- does the velcro keep the psgr foot place down or what? I don't seem to understand the reason for the velcro. Please enlighten the masses....

curious.

okie57
09-30-2010, 05:07 PM
The shield is not OEM Victory. The shield is a Cee Bailey 19." I am 5' 11" with a 32" inseam. I like looking through the shield. I've had shields before that I looked over them, and ones that "cut" my eye level. I went this height from Cee Bailey because I still have about 1 1/2" of shield over my helmet. Velcro. It is the side without the "hooks." Reason, because the metal-on-metal starts to wear down the contact points when the passenger floorboard is folded down; you can see some photos of this worn look on other Cross Countrys and Cross Roads. I put the Velcro there to eliminate the worn look of the metal.

CrossRoads and 07PEARLJACKPOT, thanks for the comments. My white paint was tinted with green.

Box_Brockton
11-13-2010, 09:36 PM
Here's the Cross Roads from this summer's journey 2010

FutureVic
11-14-2010, 10:23 AM
Okie57

Beautiful color scheme, it really brightens up the XC and hopefully makes you more noticeable to the clueless airheads sharing the road with you.

Btw, Gotta love the classic Steve McQueen framed photo in your garage!

okie57
11-19-2010, 08:14 PM
FutureVic, Thanks. Steve McQueen poster is one of my favorite Biker photos of all time, plus he was a Marine also.

bigseadaddy
12-24-2010, 04:08 PM
I know that the Skull paint is not rare but finding one on the CR is, so I will post a few to keep the thread alive... We need more CR pictures!!! I love the look of the CC but I am a traditionalist and like to see my front rim and the road so post yours up too!

dirtdobber
01-04-2011, 08:31 PM
Could someone post a photo of a XC with the luggage rack from the rear. A closeup where the antenna and rack meet and 1 looking somewhat downward at the front of the rack where the rear passenger backrest meets.

I am in the process making a luggage rack. The photos would be of a tremendous help.

Thanks guys

dd

ladyridr
01-23-2011, 05:49 PM
It is 4 degrees here so I could not get a good photo of the bike. I just got it home yesterday from having it pinstriped. To much snow to move it outside!!!

I went with lime green. I know it may sound odd to some- but it is gorgeous to me

Dixie

bigseadaddy
01-27-2011, 01:00 PM
Very Nice Dixe!

Would like to see beter pics, when you dig out! cheers

DC area got hit hard last night and thankfully we only got less than an inch here in Southern MD. I should be able to ride this weekend...need to take mine in for a warranty issue. thumb up

visionjohnny
01-27-2011, 06:32 PM
From pick up to completion. Me with my Marines. Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait & Iraq at day of delivery. Me at day of delivery at Henderson Auto body in Tulsa, Oklahoma after the paint job and fender work.

Whats the name of the dealer:confused:

okie57
01-30-2011, 05:46 PM
I bought the XC at Roadhouse Motorsports in Tulsa, Oklahomathumb up

PirateMike
02-06-2011, 06:40 PM
I purchased this replacement wedge set from Kewl Metal and I am really happy with the way that it dresses up the bike!

RICZ
02-07-2011, 12:55 PM
johncutt and sooner-
Is the windshield quick removable? I have not seen a CR in person and there isn't one around here. What kind of "semi-normal" mpgs are you guys getting with the w/s on and staying within the speed limits?
curious

Solo riding, I get 40mpg city and 50mpg highway at moderate speeds - that would be around 60mph.

Re the windshield: It comes off in less than 2 minutes. Around 1 minute if you really rush it.

twsdtcain
02-09-2011, 10:19 AM
sure alot of CR with fairings in this "show off your Cross Roads" thread. :D

RICZ
02-09-2011, 10:47 AM
sure alot of CR with fairings in this "show off your Cross Roads" thread. :D

I get a lot of folks asking me what bike is that while they are admiring my Cross Roads. I didn't realize some of them were Cross Country owners. :ltr:

dirtdobber
02-09-2011, 11:13 AM
sure alot of CR with fairings in this "show off your Cross Roads" thread. :D

I think you mean CC or XC
CR is for cross roads

CrossRoads
02-09-2011, 11:58 AM
I think you mean CC or XC
CR is for cross roads

Hahaha :ltr:

You can't blame the outsiders saying that, especially since the forum members themselves can't post their bike in the right thread. Why do XC riders keep posting their pics in the Show off your Cross Roads thread? Maybe they think they've got the Cross Roads with the fairing! :ltr:

marchip4
02-09-2011, 01:04 PM
sure alot of CR with fairings in this "show off your Cross Roads" thread. :D

Did I post in the wrong area? Sorry about that, love my bike though John

twsdtcain
02-09-2011, 02:17 PM
Hahaha :ltr:

You can't blame the outsiders saying that, especially since the forum members themselves can't post their bike in the right thread. Why do XC riders keep posting their pics in the Show off your Cross Roads thread? Maybe they think they've got the Cross Roads with the fairing! :ltr:


Thats exactly what I ment by my post.
Hey how am I an outsider anyhow?? Ive been around here for the past year or so. I actually posted a pic of my CR (XR) several months ago but the pic is gone now. Have I been booted??

CrossRoads
02-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Thats exactly what I ment by my post.
Hey how am I an outsider anyhow?? Ive been around here for the past year or so. I actually posted a pic of my CR (XR) several months ago but the pic is gone now. Have I been booted??

LOL. You didn't live up to the forum's expectations, so you've been deemed an outsider! :ltr: I'm kidding. Sorry, I thought you posted that with a serious tone, and didn't realize you were joking.

Where did you post the pic? In this thread? It's possible that Diamond was test driving his new eraser again, or maybe he moved your thread to another forum! :ltr:

Ok, I'm in a very jokenly mood today. :D

You have post #4 in this thread, and the reason the image is gone, is because you linked it from elsewhere (http://travisalicia.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Victory/20100327-MG2786/822388816_c4mB6-M.jpg to be speicific, and that link changed). Instead, you have to attach it to your post. You can go back to your original post, and edit it. See this (http://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=1688) for instructions on how to attach images.

bigseadaddy
02-09-2011, 08:55 PM
Thats exactly what I ment by my post.
Hey how am I an outsider anyhow?? Ive been around here for the past year or so. I actually posted a pic of my CR (XR) several months ago but the pic is gone now. Have I been booted??

Post it up again player! Love to see it. I am sure it was removed in error!

twsdtcain
02-10-2011, 02:18 PM
Ok, Ill re-post I must have killed off the original link.

Just after I got it
http://travisalicia.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Victory/20100327-MG2786-2/827936849_qEo5a-M-1.jpg


After a couple additions. Added pass foot boards, grips, mirrors, bumpers on the fenders, and saddle bag lid rails (not a great pic)
http://travisalicia.smugmug.com/photos/1042118155_ii47w-M.jpg


Me riding through Mojave last summer. Very warm day!
http://travisalicia.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Victory/DSCN1054/1137023646_fNYn9-M.jpg


And just a pic I like
http://travisalicia.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Portola-Motorcycle-Trip/20100416-MG3138/845338629_B8nPg-M.jpg

bigseadaddy
02-10-2011, 09:02 PM
VERY NICE!!!!! thumb up

bigseadaddy
02-19-2011, 06:55 PM
Boy it was gorgeous today!!! Low 70's in Feb :crzy: My wife and I jumped at it! We took off and to run some errands on the bike. Then my wife got the bug and said lets go for a long ride!

Shoot ask me twice! After 200 miles I got home and decided to give the Crossroads a bath then it was still so pretty I field stripped the bike and went nuts! Here are a few pics after claying, cutting, polish, and 3 coats of wax!

bryman
02-20-2011, 08:29 PM
Looks fantastic!

visionjohnny
02-21-2011, 01:21 PM
Chief
Your bike looks better then show room condition.
Like you I get the most pleasure cleaning my bike. Its fun to tell people no I just didn't buy it I take pride in what I ride.
We just got 17 inches of new snow so I wouldn't be riding for a while and am looking forward to take the can of wax to the bike.
Have a great summer of ridding.thumb up

bigseadaddy
02-21-2011, 04:56 PM
Chief
Your bike looks better then show room condition.
Like you I get the most pleasure cleaning my bike. Its fun to tell people no I just didn't buy it I take pride in what I ride.
We just got 17 inches of new snow so I wouldn't be riding for a while and am looking forward to take the can of wax to the bike.
Have a great summer of ridding.thumb up


Ya I was brought up by a father that had a love affair with his cars. He brought me up with the same mentality that you take care of what you got even if it is not the best ride on the block!

He was a paint and body guy so if I was not working on his I was working on his friends or doing roofing for my Uncle (much rather work on the cars) I still do this for my friends on the side for extra chrome money! I can take any car or bike without clear coat failure and I can make it look like new!

I have a blacked out Super Crew F250 with the 8 foot bed. It takes me an hour just to wash the damn thing much less claying, cutting, polishing and sealing the beast .... boy does it look sharp when I am done!!! cheers

Thanks for the kind words - we are getting snow tonight! Our mini break in the weather is OVER!!!

twsdtcain
02-22-2011, 01:44 PM
Nice Ride Cheif!

How do you like the passing lamps? Are those factory? Been looking to get some, but I hadnt seen any actually on a Cross Roads yet.

bigseadaddy
02-22-2011, 08:02 PM
As you might be able to tell I live out in the country. Deer are a HUGE issue and the passing lamps but a awesome amount of light off without being in High. They are stock and when i go to high they turn off, with them on with the low beam headlamp I see better then with high beam.

bfp
02-26-2011, 04:45 PM
1606

1607
someday I'll get some outside:)

RICZ
02-26-2011, 06:11 PM
Could someone post a photo of a XC with the luggage rack from the rear. A closeup where the antenna and rack meet and 1 looking somewhat downward at the front of the rack where the rear passenger backrest meets.

I am in the process making a luggage rack. The photos would be of a tremendous help.

Thanks guys

dd

Did you ever get that picture, Diamond? If not I have a Vic rack, but the antenna is not Vic. I made my own bracket for the J&M CB antenna. Here's a look-see. Hope it's not too late and is helpful.

RICZ
02-26-2011, 06:41 PM
Here's a Cross Roads picture that's a bit different. I entered a four day three night event last summer, which ended at a big casino where we were to spend the last night and have the banquet. As we pulled up to the casino, we were directed to a side door and told to enter there with our bikes. A red carpet was laid before the door and it led us into the banquet room. All 80+ bikes in the event got to park inside, on carpeting, for the night. It was neat to see all those various bikes around us as we dined and had the end-of-the-run festivities. Note that the only two Victorys on the run were parked together.

dirtdobber
02-26-2011, 08:14 PM
Did you ever get that picture, Diamond? If not I have a Vic rack, but the antenna is not Vic. I made my own bracket for the J&M CB antenna. Here's a look-see. Hope it's not too late and is helpful.

No it's not too late. Yes this will help.
I have had several bike brought in for work so I have been busy trying to get caught up.
I am afraid it will get worse as the weather gets better. I have another coming in Saturday.
Thank you
dd

worm5932
02-26-2011, 09:27 PM
picked er up this morning!! leftover 2010

RICZ
02-26-2011, 10:57 PM
No it's not too late. Yes this will help.

I can take some pics that would more accurately show what you need, just ask. Of course, the rack and the antenna shouldn't interfere with each other, and for aesthetics, you want the angle of the antenna to be the same as the forks, windscreen and rear cylinder. Look at the profile of any bike (and cars too) and note the repetition of similar angles and lines. See my top photo and compare the fork angle to the antenna.
Ric

dirtdobber
02-26-2011, 11:16 PM
No it's not too late. Yes this will help.

I can take some pics that would more accurately show what you need, just ask. Of course, the rack and the antenna shouldn't interfere with each other, and for aesthetics, you want the angle of the antenna to be the same as the forks, windscreen and rear cylinder. Look at the profile of any bike (and cars too) and note the repetition of similar angles and lines. See my top photo and compare the fork angle to the antenna.
Ric
Please show me some photos of the rear. A direct rear view is what I need. I have put together some photos already but a direct rear view is what I need.
I'm not concerned about the antenna. My design accommodates the antenna. I want something totally different just like our bikes are.
dd

RICZ
02-26-2011, 11:40 PM
DD, I'll try to get that done tomorrow,Monday at the latest. God willing. Good nite, friend.
Ric

bigseadaddy
02-27-2011, 09:08 AM
Worm,

Nice.... I like 10's. My wife and I were looking at the 11 yesterday. She took one looked and asked me "what the hell did they do to the back seat!!!" She was not impressed with them cutting it down to work with the soft bags. Though the 11's do come with cruise control... I digress

Congrats and Welcome to the XR family!!!

bryman
02-27-2011, 11:58 AM
Here's mine. Can't wait for the snow to melt and salt to be off the roads so I can take her out!

http://bryman.us/pics/2011_CR/XR_2-27-11-1.jpg

http://bryman.us/pics/2011_CR/XR_2-27-11-2.jpg

http://bryman.us/pics/2011_CR/XR_2-27-11-3.jpg

http://bryman.us/pics/2011_CR/XR_2-27-11-4.jpg
:D :D :D

Pictures don't really show it but there is a LOT of metal flake in the Crimson paint. I really like it!

RICZ
02-27-2011, 04:41 PM
Beautiful photos bryman and taken at a nice low angle too. That shows off a bike a whole lot better. I got goose bumps looking at the background. Now for a steamy cup of hot chocolate.

worm5932
02-27-2011, 07:34 PM
Worm,

Nice.... I like 10's. My wife and I were looking at the 11 yesterday. She took one looked and asked me "what the hell did they do to the back seat!!!" She was not impressed with them cutting it down to work with the soft bags. Though the 11's do come with cruise control... I digress

Congrats and Welcome to the XR family!!!

thanks!! i really like it even though ive only gone 2 miles maybe. i bought it in a different state so title transfer and plates wont be done til later in the week. i agree with the change to the core model for '11 being not as customer friendly. i dont plan to do anything to it other than ride. the stock setup suits my needs perfect, oh yeah, mama got a backrest!!

bfp
02-27-2011, 07:45 PM
1627

1628

1629

1630

1631
finally got around to getting some outdoors. as you can see i have a carbon fiber fetishthumb up

bigseadaddy
02-27-2011, 07:59 PM
OK BFP, lets talk about you blacking out the chrome? You send these parts off for powder coat?????

bfp
02-27-2011, 08:07 PM
no sir! it is lots of coats of shadow black out chrome from dupli color.to do all of it took three kits. it didnt come out perfect but its cause i was spraying it in a 57* garage this winter. says for best results it needs to be 70 or above, and the things that i did do in the 70's did come out better. i do like it though.

RICZ
02-27-2011, 08:09 PM
worm5932 and bfp, you're shift keys are broken...no capitol letters. Gotta get your 'puters fixed. =)

bfp
02-27-2011, 08:16 PM
worm5932 and bfp, you're shift keys are broken...no capitol letters. Gotta get your 'puters fixed. =)

Sorry buddy, i'm used to only being on here on my Iphone. Bad habbits from texting i guess.;)

RICZ
02-27-2011, 08:28 PM
Sorry buddy, i'm used to only being on here on my Iphone. Bad habbits from texting i guess.;)

OK, as long as you aren't driving while doing the texting. :crzy:

bfp
02-27-2011, 08:38 PM
No Sir! Not down here in Arnoldland!Number 1Bozo NoNo!

RICZ
02-27-2011, 09:04 PM
No Sir! Not down here in Arnoldland!Number 1Bozo NoNo!

Not in Oregon and Washington either. And they are ALL BOZOS on that bus. If you can remember the 60s and Firesign Theater albums. I hard pressed to name just one CA politician I'd trust with my money. I stand corrected...make that ANY politician. :ltr:

bfp
02-27-2011, 09:27 PM
Rick I was born in 60 so I don't remember alot of politics then. But I do from the Late seventies though. I didn't grow up here, in Phoenix,alot better than Ca.

RICZ
02-27-2011, 09:36 PM
Rick I was born in 60 so I don't remember alot of politics then. But I do from the Late seventies though. I didn't grow up here, in Phoenix,alot better than Ca.

I lived in Los Angeles in the early 60s to go to school there after getting out of the Navy. Could only stand 3 years of coo coo politics and soaring taxes and left. I presently do business in CA and just got a letter from the Board of Equalization (the revenuers) that tells of new sales tax rates in a variety of cities. Many are now at 10.25%. Pretty shocking to one from a no sales tax state. :soapbox:

bfp
02-27-2011, 10:05 PM
10.25 makes our Riverside co. 8.25 sound really good!

WilCon76
04-04-2011, 07:57 PM
My new sled.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_r_4udAil0Cc/TZpZ4Ft49ZI/AAAAAAAAAFg/uFHnMRK8vRw/s576/1000000016.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_r_4udAil0Cc/TZpZ4YjO_zI/AAAAAAAAAFk/V3wPmbfgDPA/s720/1000000014.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_r_4udAil0Cc/TZpZ4SwhVXI/AAAAAAAAAFs/fl1FRSc2e3g/s576/1000000015.jpg

bryman
04-04-2011, 10:37 PM
Looks great WillCon, congrats!!!

NewCrew
04-06-2011, 09:13 PM
Good looking sled WilCon !!thumb up

shewstring
05-02-2011, 10:17 PM
Just picked it up on 04/29/2011.

Lo-Dawg
06-17-2011, 07:26 PM
New to the forums, new to Victory, happy as can be. Here are my pics:

http://i.imgur.com/bDPd5l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/TIHpJl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1lEc1l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RyHb3l.jpg

I traded in my 2003 Suzuki Volusia (800cc) that I bought new. Did a lot of research and got exactly the motorcycle I wanted. Glad to be part of the Victory family!

Johnnny45
06-22-2011, 10:09 AM
I bought this 4 weeks ago, I just turned 1,800 miles I love this bike, I traded in a 2009 street glide for it,only changes I have made I installed a K&N air filter, llyods fuel controler and RPW exzhust now it sound like a motorcycle. I get more looks and questions then I ever did with my harley, I no longer have body pain when I get off after a long run.

Sportynow
07-15-2011, 07:11 AM
Did you ever get that picture, Diamond? If not I have a Vic rack, but the antenna is not Vic. I made my own bracket for the J&M CB antenna. Here's a look-see. Hope it's not too late and is helpful.

RICZ what bracket did you use to mount the CB to the handlebar? I have one from J&M but in using it the mirror doesn't tighten very well...

KingTriEye
07-23-2011, 06:55 PM
Been riding a Victory for about 2 months now. Have loved every mile so far. Just breakin her in at 5000 miles now. cheers

2815

2816

2817

The last one is the day i brought her home.

Goatlocker95
07-25-2011, 11:43 PM
I finally fixed my profile so I can post now. Here is my 2010 XR I picked up this past April

WilCon76
07-30-2011, 06:11 AM
Just a shot from my ride yesterday.

victoryace
08-26-2011, 07:50 PM
Just got a 2011 XR last week. Love her. getting ready to do my first service on her.

PhilC64
08-27-2011, 11:25 PM
I've had my XR for the last year and couldn't decide on how to personalize it. I like some airbrush work but most folks I talked to wanted to do flames or skulls. I'm not a flame or skull kind of guy. I looked a few pinstripe folks but some of their stuff wasn't what I was looking for.

Today I went to a local car show to see a couple of friend's hot rods. One buddy was getting some custom paint touch up work done by a reputable local striper. I asked him to look at my XR and what would he do to highlight the body lines. He told me what he would do and shot me an unbeatable price. Needless to say I had my bike striped on the spot!

Here's the results.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/PhilC64/IMAG0143.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/PhilC64/IMAG0147.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/PhilC64/IMAG0144.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/PhilC64/IMAG0150.jpg

Levocmk1
08-28-2011, 09:01 PM
That pin striping looks slick. Now you just need to get the rims in matching color! ;)

zepman
09-05-2011, 10:21 PM
I became the owner of a new 2011 Victory Cross Roads just two days ago, can't tell you how excited I am to be a Victory owner, I tried to balance out all of the decisions when it came to choosing it, and I think I definitely made the right choice for me. I really wanted something more modern looking, and with some more Oomph from the throttle vs. the HD Road King.

isusww
09-07-2011, 03:18 PM
Been riding a Victory for about 2 months now. Have loved every mile so far. Just breakin her in at 5000 miles now. cheers

2815

2816

2817

The last one is the day i brought her home.

I've been the Thurmond and think its the coolest small town in America. I'm sure riding through WV was awesome!

Billyrides
09-17-2011, 08:20 PM
Hmmm. no pics

Billyrides
09-17-2011, 08:42 PM
2011 Crossroads. D&D slip ons, PCV w/ Autotune. Cee Bailey short tinted screen. Powdercoated chrome parts, painted plastic chrome parts. Tinted tail light and turn signals

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac263/billyrides/2011%20Victory%20Crossroads/IMG_4713.jpg

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac263/billyrides/2011%20Victory%20Crossroads/IMG_4714.jpg

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac263/billyrides/2011%20Victory%20Crossroads/IMG_4715.jpg

saddlebag
09-18-2011, 07:49 PM
This thread is for pics of your Cross Roads.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1896939_912843058731880_6949042480314400242_n.jpg? oh=3568a3332166c787e32eadf33d4f158b&oe=54746593&__gda__=1415702024_93d2baa06328a097e423c3bf0cdcccd e

bryman
09-19-2011, 12:13 AM
Saddlebags,

Awesome pics. I didn't have the guts to grind on my boards when I was at the Dragon a few weeks ago. ;)

miles
09-19-2011, 02:20 AM
http://api.photoshop.com/v1.0/accounts/8c577227b4d14abd8878d3202052ae82/assets/bf30de0b5a7640fb8e3243917ddf5f42

http://api.photoshop.com/v1.0/accounts/8c577227b4d14abd8878d3202052ae82/assets/96cf229a371247098f7faaea78533d3d

Nice bike Saddlebag.

Last year when I got my Jackpot the only XRs and XCs they had were a black ones and the last bike I wanted was a black one. The Jackpot was sitting there on consignment with the windshield, passenger tour seat, after market bags, and extreme flame paint, it looks hot.
I do regret the decision as I do like the XR and XC, at the time the red XR really appealed to me but none left and was told by the salesman they would be none available until next year. I refused to have a black bike. My wife bought me the Jackpot for our anniversary gift instead of a XR.

helipro
09-24-2011, 09:10 PM
http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo47/Hogbucket/crossroadsdebadged1.jpg
This pic is from Monday, after a 1400 mile ride with my Dad. I took the time to detail it out, and de-badge it. I got this 2010 CR as a leftover, and in the deal I got $1,000 worth of accessories with a good price. The bike also has the stage 1 pipes on it, as the dealer was trying to get it to sell. I got a great deal, and am one happy camper. I now have 1800 miles on it in the first week of ownership. Gawd, the oil changes sure do come quick!-----Helipro

Magnus53
10-02-2011, 01:42 AM
This is my first post as a CR owner.Just picked her up Thursday afternoon. I got her with the 5 year warranty at no cost. What a joy to ride! Smooth, fast when I want it, and great on the crappy highways here ! Handles like a dream, especially for the size of her. Simply amazing !!!

philmonger
10-10-2011, 07:22 AM
From my first nice long ride. Rt 302 in Northern NH, Columbus day weekend. Mt. Washington in the distance

KingTriEye
10-10-2011, 07:33 PM
Sorry for the late reply, but yeah, West Virginia was increible. The roads were built for a Victory.

ahamayym
10-10-2011, 07:49 PM
I picked up a 2011 Cross Roads today and now my cheeks hurt. LOL

I now have permagrin. Lol

I'll post up some pics later today.

KingTriEye
10-10-2011, 07:50 PM
http://api.photoshop.com/v1.0/accounts/8c577227b4d14abd8878d3202052ae82/assets/45111f739d31461f9a7bc7f62922cfe3

http://api.photoshop.com/v1.0/accounts/8c577227b4d14abd8878d3202052ae82/assets/86d5f444b53a4dc38fc1008467059053

Do you mind sharing how much it cost to get some of those parts powdercoated? I want to black out some of the parts on my bike to give it a different look.

ahamayym
10-10-2011, 10:48 PM
I'll post some better pics in the day light.

Sundog
10-25-2011, 06:31 PM
My 2010 Crossroads - Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

quickster47
10-26-2011, 06:55 PM
What backrest and rack do you have on your bike?

Carl

Sundog
10-27-2011, 07:38 PM
Victory's. I had them put on when I bought the bike in 2010. They were expensive, but are well made and large and ,especially the rackthumb up. They are also quick release. I have no complaints about either.

saddlebag
10-28-2011, 06:13 AM
Do you mind sharing how much it cost to get some of those parts powdercoated? I want to black out some of the parts on my bike to give it a different look.

Sorry King, it's unclear to what you are referring. That bike is bone stock save the windscreen and a Stage 1 mod. The stock bags on the XR are black leather(like).

Speedblue
12-01-2011, 12:09 AM
picture did not work.Sorry.

Speedblue
12-01-2011, 12:18 AM
New ride.http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0006-2.jpghttp://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0005-2.jpghttp://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0002-2.jpg

bigseadaddy
12-21-2011, 01:16 PM
You got the fastest color!!!! cheers

Speedblue
01-08-2012, 01:04 AM
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0054-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0053-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0052-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0051-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0050-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0049-1.jpg
Blacked out engine guards,bag guards,and handle bars.

Bujee1
01-08-2012, 02:17 PM
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0054-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0053-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0052-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0051-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0050-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0049-1.jpg
Blacked out engine guards,bag guards,and handle bars.
Nice! What's next? Ape hangers? I hear that's the hot new look!

Speedblue
01-08-2012, 10:16 PM
Bujee1. No I do not think so. I had ordered this bike back in Oct set up with the gloss black engine guards and saddle bag guards,not flat black like Victorys latest ape hanger Ball bike(flat black XR with apes).Ha,ha. Also the black handlebars are actually a little shorter by 1/2" or 1" compared to stock,just the opposite of ape hangers. No apes for this old guy:cool:. Last bike I blacked out a few things on it,not a big chrome fan,they come stock with more than enough chrome for me.Oh, the black mirrors were to good of a deal to pass up,free from a friend. They are Triumph Tiger mirrors. The stock left hand mirror use to be kind of a tight fit with winter gloves on between the grip and the mirror. I can also see behind me better with these mirrors compared to the smaller stock ones.

Lance
01-10-2012, 02:59 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74034451@N07/6674690951/in/photostream

Don't know how to make the photo show up, only the link. Humm..

saddlebag
01-10-2012, 05:15 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74034451@N07/6674690951/in/photostream

Don't know how to make the photo show up, only the link. Humm..

Dude, I just got a look at your scraped board. I also got a look at the non-existent chicken strip on your back tire. That's a 180 just like what's on your Beemer. The bike runs out of tread if you lean it any further, I don't care what brand of motorcycle it's hauling around, sheesh!

ammo_umb
01-10-2012, 06:23 PM
Lance,
Slow it down before you shoot the bike out from under yourself midcorner! By the way you aren't the only person that has caused this much damage to the floorboards. The thread below has also got some pretty graphic pictures:

http://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=7701


You may want to seriously consider getting the police floorboards. These are much thick and will take a little lean from you but they'll last longer and let you know if you are leaning too far earlier.

http://victorypolicemotorcycles.com/products.html

PhilC64
01-11-2012, 10:34 AM
Lance, lean the damned thing as far over as you'd like. You obviously have some riding skills! thumb up

bigseadaddy
01-12-2012, 09:37 AM
Dude, I just got a look at your scraped board. I also got a look at the non-existent chicken strip on your back tire. That's a 180 just like what's on your Beemer. The bike runs out of tread if you lean it any further, I don't care what brand of motorcycle it's hauling around, sheesh!

That is about normal for me as well. This is pretty easy when you switch back and forth from a naked bike or a sport bike, either way it still makes my wife hit me when I do it with her on the back :ltr:

bigseadaddy
01-12-2012, 09:42 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74034451@N07/6674690951/in/photostream

Don't know how to make the photo show up, only the link. Humm..

LANCE,

Here you go brotherman!

RayBoe
01-28-2012, 11:49 PM
Just bought my new Victory Cross Roads today.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=2602694182837&set=a.2602690462744.2112025.1119311906&type=1&theater
https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=2602694462844&set=a.2602690462744.2112025.1119311906&type=1&theater

abqhudson
01-29-2012, 01:27 PM
Few changes since Sept purchase. Now 4150 miles.

Serpico
01-30-2012, 03:06 PM
Finally uploaded a picture of my Cross Roads Classic LE, finally got a bike that I don't need to add anything to it. I lkie that way it looks stock!!!

Lance
01-30-2012, 03:57 PM
I feel the same way about my standard Cross Roads with the 'leather' bags, bee-u-ti-full. Although I just might replace the plastic cheese wedges with something from kewl metal...

saddlebag
01-30-2012, 06:18 PM
Finally uploaded a picture of my Cross Roads Classic LE, finally got a bike that I don't need to add anything to it. I lkie that way it looks stock!!!

I like it too. Do the extra lights improve illumination over your experience with the High Ball?

Also, could you be a pal and tell me the brand/model of your rear tire? The website indicates that Vic mixed a bias ply front with a radial rear, but the sidewall on your rear tire looks bigger than the radial sidewalls on the plain XR.

Several of us were contemplating that a few weeks back.

fishslapr
02-18-2012, 09:27 AM
First day out...

Speedblue
02-25-2012, 07:41 PM
Had the bag guards put on this past month.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0057-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0058-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0057-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/speedblue/SANY0055-1.jpg

zilla
02-29-2012, 08:42 AM
You wouldn't happen to have a part number for those bars?
I was looking at the Hardball bars.

fishslapr
02-29-2012, 09:07 AM
You wouldn't happen to have a part number for those bars?
I was looking at the Hardball bars.

they are from Arizona Victory

Speedblue
02-29-2012, 11:20 PM
Zilla I got them from AzVictory as fishslapr said. I got them through their mechanic whom has since went to work some place else. I believe he told me they were off a Vegas 8 Ball. He said they get them once in awhile. They are take offs. Somebody buys a bike and wants different bars,so they sell the old bars off the new bike.

zilla
03-01-2012, 08:26 AM
I found a part number for the bars off the Hardball. They are a lot cheaper than the chrome ones obviously. But they are on backorder till May/June.

But that will more than likely be the route I take, unless I can run across some of those you mentioned.

Thanks

sparkyo1
03-04-2012, 08:16 PM
after harleys, triumphs (still have a tiger 1050...great bike), and some others....my first victory. took my 2012 triumph storm in for service and the wifey was picking me up. she saw this and made me trade . i rode 200 miles today and this bike was one of the most comfortable i've had. awesome ride. #105 of 500.

RedRocker
03-04-2012, 08:26 PM
after harleys, triumphs (still have a tiger 1050...great bike), and some others....my first victory. took my 2012 triumph storm in for service and the wifey was picking me up. she saw this and made me trade . i rode 200 miles today and this bike was one of the most comfortable i've had. awesome ride. #105 of 500.

Congrats, Sparky! That Victory model has such a great look. You must have been feeling great when the CFO gave you the go ahead on the spot.:D Enjoy the ride.

fishslapr
03-04-2012, 10:50 PM
here's a not too often seen sight- 3 different styles of black crossroads...

bfp
03-05-2012, 12:09 AM
Let alone three together at the same place, and time!

zilla
03-05-2012, 11:21 AM
after harleys, triumphs (still have a tiger 1050...great bike), and some others....my first victory. took my 2012 triumph storm in for service and the wifey was picking me up. she saw this and made me trade . i rode 200 miles today and this bike was one of the most comfortable i've had. awesome ride. #105 of 500.


That's kind of funny. I traded my 09 Tiger 1050 for my Cross Roads. It was a fun bike, but I needed something better 2 up. I still have my 92 VFR for when I get a chance to ride solo.

Bujee1
03-06-2012, 09:39 AM
here's a not too often seen sight- 3 different styles of black crossroads...
Was this from your SoCal ride last Sunday?

fishslapr
03-06-2012, 09:44 AM
Was this from your SoCal ride last Sunday?

Yes it was... this was taken at Hell's Kitchen

sparkyo1
03-14-2012, 10:29 PM
Not in Oregon and Washington either. And they are ALL BOZOS on that bus. If you can remember the 60s and Firesign Theater albums. I hard pressed to name just one CA politician I'd trust with my money. I stand corrected...make that ANY politician. :ltr:
funny. you are the first guy i have heard of in YEARS that knows of "bozos on the bus" and Firesign Theatre. " don't step on that dwarf, hand me the pliers"....LOL

ostbob
03-15-2012, 07:20 PM
JohnCutt

Any complaints about handle bar vibrations or uncomfortable seat on the long trip you took????

fishslapr
03-15-2012, 07:30 PM
JohnCutt

Any complaints about handle bar vibrations or uncomfortable seat on the long trip you took????

uncomfortable seat? on a crossroads? my bike is like riding a lazy boy recliner!

saddlebag
03-15-2012, 09:47 PM
uncomfortable seat? on a crossroads? my bike is like riding a lazy boy recliner!

On the rails of a roller-coaster...

fishslapr
03-15-2012, 10:41 PM
On the rails of a roller-coaster...

damn skippy baby!!

zilla
03-16-2012, 06:46 AM
JohnCutt

Any complaints about handle bar vibrations or uncomfortable seat on the long trip you took????

Bar vibrations, no. Seat,yes. At least on mine.

ladyridr
03-20-2012, 12:49 PM
After accident repair new paint job on the bike.

Dixie

bigseadaddy
03-27-2012, 01:54 PM
Few changes since Sept purchase. Now 4150 miles.



abqhudson...

Is that the victory fairing???? I like it! cheers

abqhudson
03-27-2012, 02:35 PM
Yes. That is the Victory CR fairing. I like it a lot.

Kevster
03-28-2012, 09:49 PM
headed to the upstate to do some riding this weekend and see a good friend... he still has his VTX but I won't hold that againist him:)

WilCon76
03-31-2012, 07:07 PM
Hard Ball Ape Hangers, Blacked out Crash Guards and Mirrors. The apes were powder coated gloss black to match the rest, the dealer had scratched them when they installed them so I opted for the powder coat instead of new bars with the crinkle finish. Matches the bike better. There is a before and after with the new mirrors as well.

albradburn
03-31-2012, 11:32 PM
Great weekend ridin with my bro down in Mobile, AL. Takin the ferry from Dauphin Island to Ft Morgan. Pretty cool cruisin the ocean! :cool:

5348

charliephillips
04-01-2012, 06:27 PM
Hello Sparky,

I just got CrossRoads #34 Classic LE. I heard there were only 300 made. I will have to check this out.

Be fun to see if we can get a picture of the two bikes together someday.

charliephillips
04-01-2012, 06:34 PM
Looking for the others.

PhilC64
04-04-2012, 06:20 AM
Had a chance to see LE#2 at my dealer in Wisconsin late last year.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/PhilC64/IMAG0177.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa167/PhilC64/IMAG0176.jpg

irv
04-07-2012, 06:29 AM
now that i have no money left i thought i would post the results
of my bancruptcy. cee bailey arrived and tach is on.only thing
i would like is a wider w/shield and a barcolounger.--irv

bryman
04-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Looks great Irv. When I first bought my XR I told myself I wouldn't buy any extras until I had the bike paid off. I ended up doing the opposite. ;)

irv
04-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Looks great Irv. When I first bought my XR I told myself I wouldn't buy any extras until I had the bike paid off. I ended up doing the opposite. ;)

i dont smoke or drink, but i do have an addiction. guess what it
is.hint --it it says pure victory on the cover.[or other related
companies]--irv

fishslapr
04-07-2012, 09:33 AM
now that i have no money left i thought i would post the results
of my bancruptcy. cee bailey arrived and tach is on.only thing
i would like is a wider w/shield and a barcolounger.--irv

Lookin real sharp bud!!

thumb upcheersthumb up

zilla
04-07-2012, 12:29 PM
I have to pull the trigger on the rest of my goodies. Looks good Irv. How is that pad working for you?

I do have the Hardball crash bars on order, so I guess I have already started. And I have the Stage 1 mufflers to put on once I get the Air filter.

Luggage rack, backrest and Airhawks are next.

Then i'll more than likely spray paint the cheese wedges black.

Black Primary, Engine cover, and belt covers will be down the line.

irv
04-07-2012, 01:51 PM
[QUOTE=zilla;71667]I have to pull the trigger on the rest of my goodies. Looks good Irv. How is that pad working for you?

turned bar around and it works good.another idea from the forum.
pushed it too far and popped some plastic out that rubbed the rear wheel. cut some off the bottom of the bar.more help from you guys.
thanks to everyone for helping me on this journey. ron, its your
fault for starting all this.--irv:)

white_bear
04-07-2012, 07:21 PM
funny. you are the first guy i have heard of in YEARS that knows of "bozos on the bus" and Firesign Theatre. " don't step on that dwarf, hand me the pliers"....LOL

I remember Firesign Theater...

Dad- ...Where's Johnny?
Mom- ..Oh he is upstairs making his room with the maid. JOHNNY- DINNERTIME!
sounds from upstairs...(ooomph, groans, creaking of bed)
Johnny- I'm coming (pant pant) mother!....
Mom- He is so good with the servants...

I cracked up. It was something like that. I remember the dwarf deal also. Cripes, I must be getting old or something. Where is that maid when you need one?

worm5932
04-10-2012, 11:08 AM
Here's my cross roads again. Monterey blue tri coat.

fishslapr
04-10-2012, 11:17 AM
Here's my cross roads again. Monterey blue tri coat.

that looks great! what do you mean by "Tri coat"?

worm5932
04-10-2012, 11:51 AM
that looks great! what do you mean by "Tri coat"?

Its a 3 stage paint. Base coat, transparent top coat and a clear coat. All the metalic is in the base then the blue dulls it all and the clear brings it all together. My dad and I painted it and I got to be right there. It was pretty cool to see the clear go on and it completly change.

Richie R
04-10-2012, 12:07 PM
Man that is really sharp looking, love that color!!!
Could you post the paint code #s ?

Thanks Richie R

worm5932
04-10-2012, 12:14 PM
Man that is really sharp looking, love that color!!!
Could you post the paint code #s ?

Thanks Richie R

2008 lambroghini monterey blue, PPG 0031

fishslapr
04-10-2012, 12:14 PM
looks great!
thumb up

fishslapr
04-15-2012, 06:48 AM
here is my XR & a couple XC's on a chilly ride yesterday...

saddlebag
04-15-2012, 07:23 AM
here is my XR & a couple XC's on a chilly ride yesterday...

How do you like the short screen? Yours is the first XR I've seen with it.

fishslapr
04-15-2012, 07:38 AM
How do you like the short screen? Yours is the first XR I've seen with it.

its actually the mid screen. At least that is what it is supposed to be... I'm six foot, the top of screen is about 3" below my line of sight...

saddlebag
04-15-2012, 08:17 AM
its actually the mid screen. At least that is what it is supposed to be... I'm six foot, the top of screen is about 3" below my line of sight...

Maybe it's an optical illusion. Here's my midscreen. It looks taller to me. :confused:

http://api.photoshop.com/v1.0/accounts/8c577227b4d14abd8878d3202052ae82/assets/31b6462e2a714a14a83acb460ca9cc03/renditions/1024.jpg?md=1318607827000

fishslapr
04-15-2012, 08:41 AM
Maybe it's an optical illusion. Here's my midscreen. It looks taller to me. :confused:

http://api.photoshop.com/v1.0/accounts/8c577227b4d14abd8878d3202052ae82/assets/31b6462e2a714a14a83acb460ca9cc03/renditions/1024.jpg?md=1318607827000

yours does look taller- I just measured mine, the plastic itself is 17 3/8 tall, from the cutout above the headlight to top of screen.

worm5932
04-15-2012, 08:46 AM
When I first ordered my cee baileys I was out of town and for some reason was thinking the stocker was 17". When it came it was way too short. It was a 15 with lowers and it was worthless. Now I love the 18" I swapped it for.

fishslapr
04-15-2012, 09:11 AM
When I first ordered my cee baileys I was out of town and for some reason was thinking the stocker was 17". When it came it was way too short. It was a 15 with lowers and it was worthless. Now I love the 18" I swapped it for.

it has the built in lowers? the longer & wider "tails" if you will? what do they accomplish exactly? I have the stock Victory shield, & don't have any issues I see that having those longer wider sections would help.

I plan on ordering a tinted Cee Bailey screen, & was wondering about those "tails"

saddlebag
04-15-2012, 09:31 AM
yours does look taller- I just measured mine, the plastic itself is 17 3/8 tall, from the cutout above the headlight to top of screen.

Mine was about 20 1/4. I dremmeled out the bottom of mine around the headlamp to allow some wind under to neutralize the pressure to try to alleviate some of the buffeting. It made it difficult to know the exact measurement, but it's a good 3" taller than yours for sure.

So back to my initial comment, how do you like it? I'm guessing since your follow-up post indicates that you're considering an aftermarket alternative, the answer is "not so well."

If so, is your issue buffeting, insufficient wind protection, or something else?

fishslapr
04-15-2012, 09:36 AM
Mine was about 20 1/4. I dremmeled out the bottom of mine around the headlamp to allow some wind under to neutralize the pressure to try to alleviate some of the buffeting. It made it difficult to know the exact measurement, but it's a good 3" taller than yours for sure.

So back to my initial comment, how do you like it? I'm guessing since your follow-up post indicates that you're considering an aftermarket alternative, the answer is "not so well."

If so, is your issue buffeting, insufficient wind protection, or something else?

no, sorry to mislead, I love my windscreen- only ordering a Cee Bailey for the dark tint...

in the order of full disclosure tho, I don't have much of anything to measure my current windscreen against. My last bike had a tiny windscreen, & that is the only other bike I have ridden with anything between me & the wind.

saddlebag
04-15-2012, 09:44 AM
no, sorry to mislead, I love my windscreen- only ordering a Cee Bailey for the dark tint...

in the order of full disclosure tho, I don't have much of anything to measure my current windscreen against. My last bike had a tiny windscreen, & that is the only other bike I have ridden with anything between me & the wind.

Well, that's encouraging. I see you don't even run the fork mounted lowers. My midscreen caused a lot of buffeting, even at highway speeds. As I said, I dremmeled out the bottom and the brackets to lean it back some and it helped, but it was still irritating.

The addition of the lowers helped a great deal. Now I only notice the buffeting if I'm riding far above legal limits or there are really high winds that hit the bike at the right angle.

If Vic parts weren't so damn high priced, I might try a mini-screen for summer riding, but $500 for another piece of plexiglass is just a little more than I can stomach...

fishslapr
04-15-2012, 10:11 AM
The way I see it, we are riding motorcycles, we are supposed to get wind... growing up riding thru the desert as fast as humanly possibe, (sometimes fasterer, looking at all my injuries) sometimes with winds blowing so hard they would literally blow you over, I am not bothered by wind. So I am probably not a good judge of what is acceptable wind management...

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worm5932
04-15-2012, 01:00 PM
it has the built in lowers? the longer & wider "tails" if you will? what do they accomplish exactly? I have the stock Victory shield, & don't have any issues I see that having those longer wider sections would help.

I plan on ordering a tinted Cee Bailey screen, & was wondering about those "tails"

yes the lowers are part of the shied itself, lower and wider at the bottom. with the stock shield there was wind coming up at be from below, hard to describe but like it was deflecting off my legs and coming up. it would blow up my nose of all places and make breathing difficult sometimes. now with the new one it is gone. im 6ft tall and i look right over the 18" shield, i do kinda slouch when i sit though, and the wind from the front all goes by.

saddlebag
04-15-2012, 01:37 PM
The way I see it, we are riding motorcycles, we are supposed to get wind...

Wind is dandy when it is managed properly.

On a sport bike, with little or no screen, the wind is laminar and at speed, it actually props one up and relieves weight from the wrists. Good quality helmets are made to cut through this type of airflow with minimal noise. This type of thing is great when its warm out, but sucks when its cold.

On modern sport touring motorcycles, aerodynamically engineered solutions like the V-Stream on my FJR are available. With its electronically controlled screen height, I can get as much or as little air as I please and it is always laminar. It still hits my helmet at a different angle than it would without a screen and gets obnoxiously noisy if down when riding fast.

The screens on our bikes are made to look old-timey and I doubt there was much, if any thought put into the design about making them functional. Consequently, when cutting through the wind, they create a lot of turbulent airflow that causes one's helmet oscillate like they were riding an audio speaker. That sucks. People may get used to it and in fact I rode a long way before I got mine mostly tuned out, but turbulence still sucks. Fortunately, someone along the way figured out that the lower wings dampen it considerably. That person deserves a beer! cheers

fishslapr
04-15-2012, 02:07 PM
ahhh... now I can say I learned my thing for the day...

thanks for taking time to tell me this thumb up

Wind is dandy when it is managed properly.

On a sport bike, with little or no screen, the wind is laminar and at speed, it actually props one up and relieves weight from the wrists. Good quality helmets are made to cut through this type of airflow with minimal noise. This type of thing is great when its warm out, but sucks when its cold.

On modern sport touring motorcycles, aerodynamically engineered solutions like the V-Stream on my FJR are available. With its electronically controlled screen height, I can get as much or as little air as I please and it is always laminar. It still hits my helmet at a different angle than it would without a screen and gets obnoxiously noisy if down when riding fast.

The screens on our bikes are made to look old-timey and I doubt there was much, if any thought put into the design about making them functional. Consequently, when cutting through the wind, they create a lot of turbulent airflow that causes one's helmet oscillate like they were riding an audio speaker. That sucks. People may get used to it and in fact I rode a long way before I got mine mostly tuned out, but turbulence still sucks. Fortunately, someone along the way figured out that the lower wings dampen it considerably. That person deserves a beer! cheers

charliephillips
04-15-2012, 07:13 PM
2012 Victory Cross Roads Classic Limited Edition #34 600 miles now.
The all American Trio!
American made motorcycle, American made Fender Stratocaster and American born Guitar player!

Best looking stock classic bike in years.

Great ride!

Blueline
04-16-2012, 01:59 PM
Nice bike. Go USA !!!

charliephillips
04-16-2012, 11:27 PM
Thanks!
Been getting quite a few of those comments lately.
It is truly fun to on the nice side of comments for my bike.
My last one was a clunker. LOL :(
May it RIP.


Nice bike. Go USA !!!

charliephillips
04-16-2012, 11:35 PM
The only thing I would like to change on my bike is the windshield. It is a little low and my head rattles in the wind. I would enjoy the lower fins also. I am considering the light gray tint to help with sun and reflection. (light gray is street legal here).
Thanks for all the information. You have all helped me considerably!
:cool:

ahhh... now I can say I learned my thing for the day...

thanks for taking time to tell me this thumb up

fishslapr
04-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Got my 70 yr old mom on the back of my bike this morning!! she is a real trooper!

Speedblue
04-21-2012, 09:08 PM
Awesome. Wish my mom was still around to do this with. Hope she goes with you a few times and enjoys herself. Tell her she looks natural on the back there. cheers

ammo_umb
04-21-2012, 09:42 PM
Fish,
Awesome that you got mom on the bike! Tell her that her long lost son says she needs to get some leathers now!

I gotta ask about your outfit though; WTF is up with the shorts, boots and tall white socks?!?

I think of you as a long lost brother and now I see that you're dressing more like my dad. After my dad retired from the AF he didn't have shorts or tennis shoes. His fix was to cut off his dress blues pants and wear them with his low quarters (shiny black dress shoes) and black nylon socks.

Needless to say I was 13 and I bought my dad his first pair of Nikes...

Garion12
04-22-2012, 02:36 AM
Ammo,

I laughed out loud at that story about your dad. That was awesome!

RMD
04-29-2012, 11:16 PM
Ness Finned Engine Covers
Ness Chrome Teardrop Mirrors
Ness Finned Front Brake Cylinder Cover
Chrome Rear Brake Cylinder Cover
Chrome Gas Cap
Chrome Clutch Arm Cover
Chrome Cam Adjuster Covers
Chrome Heal Shifter
Kuryakyn Widow Grips
Kuryakyn Widow Highway Pegs
Kuryakyn Bullets Lights
Forged Highway Bars
Victory Fairing

Blueline
04-30-2012, 07:57 AM
Nice theme. Looking good. What's that on the bags?

charliephillips
04-30-2012, 08:08 AM
pic1 - One sexy bike at night and pict2 - an American motorcycle, American Fender Stratocaster and American guy or one for the "Redneck motorcycles"

RMD
04-30-2012, 04:39 PM
Nice theme. Looking good. What's that on the bags?

1/4" chrome body side molding. Also installed purple LED strips on the inside of the cheese wedges and under the forged bar covers. Looks great at night.

fishslapr
05-14-2012, 06:21 PM
a couple hours north of San Fransisco

charliephillips
05-14-2012, 07:13 PM
Nice bike and beautiful scenery. I have driven the coast a couple times but would love to bike and camp it all.
Thanks

fishslapr
05-17-2012, 09:51 AM
another desert pic- this one west of Phoenix

Serpico
05-17-2012, 10:40 AM
That area looks familiar, I have been living down in the Sierra Vista area since 1991.

Luciferiad
05-22-2012, 12:21 PM
picked mine up 2 weeks ago and racked 1200 miles on her so far. Love this bike. Pics are all from various points along Idaho Hwy 75 between Ketchum and Stanley, ID. Most of them are on the south face of Galena Summit.

WJMCrossRoads
06-21-2012, 01:41 AM
Hey Lucy, I thought I regognized your name. Seen you many times out on the Vulcan 900 forum. I too upgraded just last week from my 09 900 Classic to a XR! I didn't post much on teh other forum, so you may not recognize my handle, I was DiamondRed09 there.

Anyway, nice to see you again. Enjoy the new ride!

BTW, if anyone knows someone in Central Texas interested in a Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, let me know. thumb up

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Luciferiad
06-21-2012, 11:19 AM
Hey Lucy, I thought I regognized your name. Seen you many times out on the Vulcan 900 forum. I too upgraded just last week from my 09 900 Classic to a XR! I didn't post much on teh other forum, so you may not recognize my handle, I was DiamondRed09 there.

Anyway, nice to see you again. Enjoy the new ride!

BTW, if anyone knows someone in Central Texas interested in a Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, let me know. thumb up


Hey man, I remember you! Funny stuff, because we had the same color 900 Classic. And now we both have XRs. That's some funny stuff. Good to see ya again!

jfusaro
07-05-2012, 01:00 PM
brought it home on saturday, june 30th. love it!

Blueline
07-05-2012, 01:49 PM
It's a beauty. Good luck. Ride safe.

Speedblue
07-06-2012, 01:02 AM
See you got the tach. I really like the looks and function of the optional tachometer. Good looking bike, the black is pretty but it pretty hard to take care of. Wax it up good. Enjoy the new ride.thumb up

jfusaro
07-06-2012, 11:07 AM
See you got the tach. I really like the looks and function of the optional tachometer. Good looking bike, the black is pretty but it pretty hard to take care of. Wax it up good. Enjoy the new ride.thumb up

I had a chance to ride a demo bike that did not have the optional tachometer. did not like it. i use the tach and i didn't like having to rely on the small digital tach in the speedo. can't see the darn thing anyway... :cool:

the black does show every little bit of dust. but, i've had three red motorcycles, and could not bear the thought of buying another one. :p

jfusaro
07-06-2012, 11:12 AM
It's a beauty. Good luck. Ride safe.

Thanks! Will do!

Mandero
07-10-2012, 03:08 PM
Brought it home in April. I have about 3000 km on it now. I'm very happy with it, except the seat. Ordering one from Ultimate before too long...thumb up

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fishslapr
07-20-2012, 04:32 PM
a good way to start the day...

jfusaro
07-20-2012, 04:39 PM
a good way to start the day...


cool license plate! thumb up

saddlebag
07-20-2012, 04:52 PM
a good way to start the day...

That pic could only be improved by you leading the guy on the sportbike!:D

fishslapr
07-20-2012, 07:08 PM
cool license plate! thumb up

Thanks Mang!

That pic could only be improved by you leading the guy on the sportbike!:D

We traded off leading... ;)

bfp
07-21-2012, 12:58 AM
Isn't that your brother ahead? BTW, Get a job! ;)

fishslapr
07-21-2012, 09:29 AM
Isn't that your brother ahead? BTW, Get a job! ;)


No, that is my buddy Erwin, on a triumph speed triple. He was out at your place on his Cross Country that day we froze going thru Eye Da Wild...

& as for the job? Why? why get a job? (actually this was my friday off- I get every other friday off... )

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WilCon76
08-05-2012, 08:30 PM
Rolling with no shield. Really loving the face full of wind.

AB Chief
08-05-2012, 10:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwHvaUp62ME&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Motorcycle.com Free App

_photo_synthesis_
08-06-2012, 10:16 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7725420882_31973b4f94.jpg

Gearmesh
08-09-2012, 10:27 PM
Waiting for the hard bags to arrive.

ammo_umb
08-09-2012, 11:03 PM
Looks great Gearmesh! Are you keeping the leather bags too or do you have to trade them in on the hard bags?

Word of advice get some saddlebag protection bars. Search for TOC and you'll see why.

Gearmesh
08-10-2012, 02:40 PM
Thanks ammo.

The dealer had to order my bags so he said to use the leather ones until mine came in. I will be giving them back when mine come in.

The protection bars are on my list along with a few other things.

Thanks for the advice.

Speedblue
08-10-2012, 09:30 PM
Gearmesh after making the deal on my bike I kinda wondered if I went overboard ordering the police style bag bars. Well they had not came in and the bike was ready. I went and picked it up. Had the bike for a couple of weeks. Parked it one day inside and you got it, oh s^&*( it went over,almost. I caught it. The kick stand was not down all the way completely. I caught it,but so did my bench. I am glad I ordered it with police style bad guards and engine guards. I had to wait for the guards to be made,had them all power coated gloss black. You never know when your new baby may just fall over at home,a parking lot or on the road,so a little extra protection can't hurt.:crzy:

fishslapr
08-10-2012, 11:21 PM
Gearmesh after making the deal on my bike I kinda wondered if I went overboard ordering the police style bag bars. Well they had not came in and the bike was ready. I went and picked it up. Had the bike for a couple of weeks. Parked it one day inside and you got it, oh s^&*( it went over,almost. I caught it. The kick stand was not down all the way completely. I caught it,but so did my bench. I am glad I ordered it with police style bad guards and engine guards. I had to wait for the guards to be made,had them all power coated gloss black. You never know when your new baby may just fall over at home,a parking lot or on the road,so a little extra protection can't hurt.:crzy:

yep- my cop style bag bars have saved my bags a few times already.

Pckrfan
08-12-2012, 08:06 PM
Here she is, before the crash. I am really hoping they fix it because I love the bike. I also had the cop bag bars and if they save the bike, I will only need hard bag lids.... and new bag bars of course..:)

ammo_umb
08-12-2012, 10:55 PM
Pckr your XR looks great in white/silver, hopefully they can get her back to that shape!

Fish good to hear the police bars have been field tested and work well!

Speedblue
08-13-2012, 12:59 AM
Pckrfan that white is a great color on these bikes. Beautiful bike.

Pckrfan
08-13-2012, 03:56 PM
Pckr your XR looks great in white/silver, hopefully they can get her back to that shape!

Fish good to hear the police bars have been field tested and work well! Thanks for the compliment and as for the test, not a test I would recommend taking personally ever again....:ltr:...

Pckrfan
08-13-2012, 03:57 PM
Pckrfan that white is a great color on these bikes. Beautiful bike.Certainly different and thank you....

Blueline
08-13-2012, 04:56 PM
The paint and the forged bars change the look of the bike quite a bit. Nice job. Get'r back on the road.

Pckrfan
08-13-2012, 06:35 PM
and one more just because......

ammo_umb
08-13-2012, 07:42 PM
Mine were tested (actually the whole bike was) by sliding the front tire off the road which made the rear swing around and throw my wife off the then barrel rolling it a couple of times.

Now I tell my wife not to complain while we're riding because I know how to get her off the bike fast. It's expensive but it works really well!

irv
08-14-2012, 04:58 PM
Mine were tested (actually the whole bike was) by sliding the front tire off the road which made the rear swing around and throw my wife off the then barrel rolling it a couple of times.

Now I tell my wife not to complain while we're riding because I know how to get her off the bike fast. It's expensive but it works really well!

obviously you 2 are doing good. just dont go signing up for
more testing, please.ride safe and have fun--irv

XRStPete
08-28-2012, 07:23 PM
Just brought her home!

Pckrfan
08-28-2012, 07:34 PM
Just brought her home!

Proud I bet... Enjoy.... Looks great!

XRStPete
08-28-2012, 07:48 PM
Proud I bet... Enjoy.... Looks great!

Tks Pckrfan, very proud. Been waiting a year to get it, can't wait to put some miles in. BTW, diggin yours in white/silver - looks awesome!

vampyre
09-11-2012, 12:41 AM
couple of pics since today was a pearler...

vampyre
09-22-2012, 11:35 PM
from yesterday with a few of my HD buddies...

rainman123
09-23-2012, 01:10 AM
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still on the show room floor before i rode it out:D

Mandero
09-25-2012, 12:20 PM
Taken at a local charity toy run on Sept 15.

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roboots21
09-25-2012, 12:28 PM
Just below the summit of Mt. Greylock in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. First pic is of my bike and the second is of my brother's red Cross Roads along with mine.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c6ak5scaziI/UDGftSvZk7I/AAAAAAAAE-g/JT6qay0dqcM/s560/IMG_20120819_153726.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HvRjyFsSoV8/UDGgF122CiI/AAAAAAAAE_I/RJRGFHGVBvE/s560/IMG_20120819_154039.jpg

Cheers!

Dave E
09-25-2012, 02:13 PM
Here is mine, these are a couple pictures from my trip out to Western Canada.

TNXR
09-25-2012, 07:56 PM
Took a little ride up to the local dam (then got rained on about 30 mins later, damn!).
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Pckrfan
09-25-2012, 08:26 PM
My wife is selling her 2011 Cross Roads. I placed an ad in the bikes for sale forum, so please feel free to scroll on down there for more information. Here are a couple of pics of her machine.

vampyre
10-01-2012, 04:12 AM
A nice little country town thumb up

Mandero
10-06-2012, 02:47 PM
My wife is selling her 2011 Cross Roads. I placed an ad in the bikes for sale forum, so please feel free to scroll on down there for more information. Here are a couple of pics of her machine.

is there a link to that thread? I can't seem to find it. I am now selling my beloved Cross Roads and would like to post there. :(:(

Thanks

AngelP
10-08-2012, 08:23 PM
My 2012 Cross Roads, top of Mt. Washington

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TechnoGeek
10-08-2012, 11:58 PM
Here is mine next to a covered Bridge.
http://www.victoryforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8420&stc=1&d=1349755002

TNXR
10-09-2012, 05:27 AM
My 2012 Cross Roads, top of Mt. Washington

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You list your bike as Crimson but isn't it Sunset Red?

vampyre
11-17-2012, 11:29 PM
Barracuda customs custom wedge ....

TNXR
11-18-2012, 06:23 AM
Very nice! I also like your cam cover, is that the Ness one? Do you have it on the primary side as well? I am thinking about getting the Ness retro derby cover in black but still debating how it will look against the chrome. I know I don't want more chrome though.

vampyre
11-18-2012, 08:08 AM
Thanks mate...yep it is the ness one and also have the other side as well.. I think the black contrast on chrome looks really good myself. i picked these up as seconds on ebay at a third off the cost, so wasn't much money to lose if i didn't like them.

AngelP
11-19-2012, 01:32 PM
OOOPS...you're right, sorry, need to fix that

CrossRoader
12-09-2012, 09:46 PM
My new 2013 Cross Roads Classic. Now has D&D pipes, high performance filter and Stage 1 flash.

Hit 1000 miles today. I would like a bit more low end torque so the Lloyds cams are next on my list.

TNXR
12-10-2012, 06:27 AM
Very nice XRC! I hope to do some similiar mods to mine this coming year.

Donzo
12-10-2012, 12:39 PM
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Here is my baby. This was taken in a beach city in WA state this past summer.