Need riding tips for Arizona - Page 3 - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games
Go Back   Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum > Victory Motorcycles > Victory Cross Country and Cross Roads

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-05-2012, 08:13 PM   #21
bcflyguy
Lifetime Premium
 
bcflyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kelowna bc canada
Posts: 214
Garage
Send a message via MSN to bcflyguy
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pckrfan View Post
Yes it is... But you gotta check the weather.......and you are a Canadian..... You could ride naked and still be warm......
What??? You guys DON"T ride naked down there???? Bunch of wusses. Why else do you think that motorcycle manufacturers pad the seats? lol I might be Canadian but that is why I am an Arizonian during the winter. Thanks for the help
bc Nofly guy aka Neil
ps . In Canada we have heated seats heated grips heated vests and heated gloves .Now all we need are heated roads
__________________
Kelowna British columbia Canada
1 2012 cross country tour arlin ness big honkers/ fuel controler/air mod, Bag rails, Ostrich 2 up custom seat, Sheepskin seat cover, trunk rack. Bag locks
2 2013 cross country tour . Trunk removed. ness honkers lloydz air box, bag rails Rich's custom gel/ ostrich seat .Bag locks. chrome pass boards. Ignition relocate.Kury mirrors,

Last edited by bcflyguy; 11-05-2012 at 08:18 PM.
bcflyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #22
Strike
Member
 
Strike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 73
Default

Definitely want to ride up to Prescott, Jerome, Sedona, and up to the Grand Canyon.
__________________
Elliot
Victory Motorcycle Club / SOCAL Freedom Riders Chapter
Southern California Motorcycle Association Member
USN VET 1986-1996
Operations Specialist First Class (SW)
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
Strike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #23
bcflyguy
Lifetime Premium
 
bcflyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kelowna bc canada
Posts: 214
Garage
Send a message via MSN to bcflyguy
Default arizona ride

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strike View Post
Definitely want to ride up to Prescott, Jerome, Sedona, and up to the Grand Canyon.
Thanks for the advice Strike. what is the weather like in the Grand Canyon in March???? Isn't that very high in elevation?
Thanks
__________________
Kelowna British columbia Canada
1 2012 cross country tour arlin ness big honkers/ fuel controler/air mod, Bag rails, Ostrich 2 up custom seat, Sheepskin seat cover, trunk rack. Bag locks
2 2013 cross country tour . Trunk removed. ness honkers lloydz air box, bag rails Rich's custom gel/ ostrich seat .Bag locks. chrome pass boards. Ignition relocate.Kury mirrors,
bcflyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #24
Strike
Member
 
Strike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 73
Default

It all depends on their winter snowfall; having family in Flagstaff, I have been up there during all parts of the year, and the winters seem to be different every year. One year they get a ton of snow, and it sticks around late into the Spring, other years, they get very little snow. About 5 years ago, while heading up I-17 from PHX, ran into a blizzard in March.

I just recommend monitoring the weather throughout Dec/Jan/Feb.
__________________
Elliot
Victory Motorcycle Club / SOCAL Freedom Riders Chapter
Southern California Motorcycle Association Member
USN VET 1986-1996
Operations Specialist First Class (SW)
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
Strike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #25
DakotaRider
Senior Member
 
DakotaRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 229
Garage
Default

Just an FYI; if you do make it to Jerome, just be mindful of the local constabulary. They don't seem to care for motorcycles roaring through their little wide spot in the road. Don't ask me how I know!!

P.S. Lived in Scottsdale for 7 years and loved the riding in the Desert Southwest.
__________________
Winston - USAF Retired

Current Bike:
2012 Victory - Pearl White XCT - Dutchess
Rapid City, SD
Previous Bikes:
02 Goldwing - Stream Silver Metallic GL-1800
07 Goldwing - Dark Orange Metallic GL-1800
DakotaRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #26
bcflyguy
Lifetime Premium
 
bcflyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kelowna bc canada
Posts: 214
Garage
Send a message via MSN to bcflyguy
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by DakotaRider View Post
Just an FYI; if you do make it to Jerome, just be mindful of the local constabulary. They don't seem to care for motorcycles roaring through their little wide spot in the road. Don't ask me how I know!!

P.S. Lived in Scottsdale for 7 years and loved the riding in the Desert Southwest.
Thanks for the warning Dakota rider. Although I am always over the speed limit,( not on purpose, just the way the bike accelerates by itself lol) I tend to ride carefully in new and unfamiliar areas
Ride safe
bcflyguy
__________________
Kelowna British columbia Canada
1 2012 cross country tour arlin ness big honkers/ fuel controler/air mod, Bag rails, Ostrich 2 up custom seat, Sheepskin seat cover, trunk rack. Bag locks
2 2013 cross country tour . Trunk removed. ness honkers lloydz air box, bag rails Rich's custom gel/ ostrich seat .Bag locks. chrome pass boards. Ignition relocate.Kury mirrors,
bcflyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 10:29 PM   #27
bcflyguy
Lifetime Premium
 
bcflyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kelowna bc canada
Posts: 214
Garage
Send a message via MSN to bcflyguy
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strike View Post
It all depends on their winter snowfall; having family in Flagstaff, I have been up there during all parts of the year, and the winters seem to be different every year. One year they get a ton of snow, and it sticks around late into the Spring, other years, they get very little snow. About 5 years ago, while heading up I-17 from PHX, ran into a blizzard in March.

I just recommend monitoring the weather throughout Dec/Jan/Feb.
Thanks for thr info and warning
bcflyguy
__________________
Kelowna British columbia Canada
1 2012 cross country tour arlin ness big honkers/ fuel controler/air mod, Bag rails, Ostrich 2 up custom seat, Sheepskin seat cover, trunk rack. Bag locks
2 2013 cross country tour . Trunk removed. ness honkers lloydz air box, bag rails Rich's custom gel/ ostrich seat .Bag locks. chrome pass boards. Ignition relocate.Kury mirrors,
bcflyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #28
Speedblue
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tempe,Az.
Posts: 737
Default SnOw

Been to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in July and seen snow on the ground. Pretty strange it was, and cold! Take your warm cloths with you up north and for sure your rain gear.
Speedblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 06:40 AM   #29
Azdave
Senior Member
 
Azdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Scottsdale
Posts: 1,324
Default

The Superior, Globe, Miami route is pretty nice too.
__________________
Blame it on me
2014 HD Street Glide
2013 Vision Sunset Red
2006 Jackpot sold
2006 Vrod Screaming Eagle (sold)
1972 Kawasaki 1000
Azdave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 10:13 AM   #30
Emack76
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 87
Default

Front wheel chock is the key!

be safe...
__________________
______________________________________
Hers: 2009 Suzuki C50SE - Cream and Green
His: 2012 Victory XCT - Big Red
Central Missouri
Emack76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum