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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Looking hard at a new Vision Tour but have a couple of questions (okay, maybe a few).

1. The 2013 has a piano-black dash at the ignition switch and the floor model is already scratched from the keys. Is there a clear protector or a metal chrome (silver of black-chrome) cover available for durability? I see the entire stock dash being an annoying scratch magnet- a metal cover would be the preference.

1a. If there is not a durable dash option, how hard is it to remove the dash? If it is not a royal PITA, I might just pop it off and spray it with some "Rhino-Liner" stuff to improve the durability.

2. Zero love for the stock exhaust- damn shame an American twin sounds that anemic from the factory. I am considering adding the L1 system but have zero frame of reference. If I am reading correctly, the system includes the exhaust, air intake and re-flash. My goal is to punch up performance and a deep growl. I have owned several HD twins and LOUD is not the goal; no BLAT sound and a solid rumble.

3. Anyone have the center stand? Intriguing and have become spoiled with one on my primary bike (an '09 Kawasaki Concours C14) but looks like an afterthought.

4. I always wanted to take the TourPac off of my Electra Glide to slick it down and thinking the same for the Vision Tour. Never did it on the EGlide but definitely see this with the Vision Tour to really change the lines unless 2-up. It look like it can be removed, but how much is involved and with the integrated body panels, is there any covers available?

5. I see there is an iPod harness sold. Can it be used in the left-side "cubby" where the 3.5mm audio plug is currently?

6. Sounds trivial (I know) but I am wondering about a cup holder for the bars. I see there is one from Victory but it looks terrible. What is the diameter of the stock bars?

That is the quick list for now but I am sure I will think of more. I am still cross-shopping the Vision with a new EGlide Ultra Limited. I know the two don't directly compare (the Road Glide being a closer match) but I have had an EGlide before and liked it- and know the Glide well despite the new one being 8 years newer.

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/r

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P.S. If anyone has the owner's manual available electronically or knows where I can download it, I would love to read up before I come up with any more questions!

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For an after market center stand, avoid the one sold by Victory. It is not a strong and dependable stand. Instead go after market. The one offered by WitchDoctors has a far better reputation.

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The iPod jack replaces the 3.5mm audio plug.

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As for the dash and you do buy the bike have dealer buff out dash to a high shin so there are no marks.
Then find someone or your self put on 3M paint protector film. You'll never have a scratch again and you will not have dash reflecting off the windshield


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By the way you will not see the 3M film.

Stage one exhaust is all most a waist of money cause it is not much louder then stock. A Lloydz top air filter is worth the money cause of the power gain.

Here is a owners book you can read
http://www.purepolaris.com/en-us/Vic...rs-manual.aspx

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this should lead you to the vision forum where you can read more about the bike
https://www.victoryforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=16

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Thanks to all for the responses so far.

I didin't realize I was about an hour away from KMC Powerspotrs in Westerly RI and about 2 hours away from Lloydz in New York. For performance items, I actually stopped into KMC's shop today- great guys and very informative. This could lead to some expensive but impressive mods!

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this should lead you to the vision forum where you can read more about the bike
https://www.victoryforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=16
I appreciate the point, but I thought I posted my questions in the Vision section? I tried the search function on the questions I have but very little success hence the new post. If I screwed up the search I apologize but I posted the questions to consolidate my inquiries into one succinct post and would have to guess that my questions are similar to other folks new to Victory.

Would anyone with significant Vision experience be wiling to start a pinned FAQ thread here? I ask because it would serve to get folks like me up to speed a bit more quickly and my questions are shared by others that prefer V-Twin bikes but are ignorant of the Vision's details...


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Anyone with a newer Vision willing to comment on the HID "upgrade" since it seems to be an add-on now?

This is in addition to the above listed questions....


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I took the trunk off and its up for sale. Love the way the bike looks without it plus I am a true solo rider so the 2 bags are fine. The plate to cover the whole costs like $170 if I had known I would have tried to include that in the deal while buying the bike. Sort of silly that you have to buy a plate to cover that whole. should come with bike. BTW there is a video on how to take the trunk off and replace it with the cover. Took me about 10 minutes following that you tube video.

Love the bike, best one I have owned or ridden so far.


How do I put on the iPod USB cable? It looks like only the hook up that came with the bike works. Thanks in advance.

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Anyone with a newer Vision willing to comment on the HID "upgrade" since it seems to be an add-on now?

This is in addition to the above listed questions....


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I answered some of your questions on the other post... forgot that the HID went away as well, and is now available only as an add on.

I know just about every item on the Vision line if you want to email me... [email protected]

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