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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looked at a 2013 XCT today with 25,000 miles, appeared to be in good condition. They are asking $10,900 for it and are giving me a decent trade for my 2011 Vulcan 900 (more than what i paid for it 2 years ago) I'm leaning towards making the deal but was wondering if there is anything with this particular year or at this mileage that i need to focus on? They offered me a 3 year warranty but at $1100 i think they are hosing me on that so i will pass. Appreciate any info you may have.
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GRAB IT!!! And an extended warranty is a waste. These Vics are so dependable, things very rarely go wrong. And they are soooo easy to work on - I'm 80 and do ALL my own maintenance work, including rear wheel removal, changing fork oil and I even upgraded the steering head bearings to all tapered rollers.
You have forum buddies here who are going to help with advice and you spending your money at places like Lloydz and Witchdoctors.
See if you can get the previous owner's service records and learn what add ons he's done, like a timing wheel, pipes, air filter, etc..
Like I said....GRAB IT!!

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Forgot to add that I also get a new seat with it because the current seat has been modified by adding more padding which has significantly added to the seat height. I'm 5'9" with a 29" inseam and I was on the tips of my toes with this seat. When I sat on a new 2017 model I was almost flat foot.
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Go for it and download a free service manual from my sig line below. At 25k it's just broke in and the price is fair.
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Grab it before someone else does.
Major concern... Well it's gonna run a bit harder but you'll get used to it
Enjoy...
Oh and we wanna see a pic when you get it.
Extended warranty unneeded, buy some aftermarket slip on mufflers or something else with your money.
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I bought my 2013 XCT a year ago and it had 25,500 on it. After som research I felt I had no worries of major concern as far as stuff going bad. Unlike the HD that around 35k you have to do some nonsense dealing with replacing valve push rods and rockers, timing chains etc. I bought a Drag Specialties seat and have built my own mufflers with the stock cans using the Jones glass-packs. If your handy its a cheap mod. I bought a 900 vulcan new in 07, great bike. This one handles as light I would say. It is heavier bike for sure but handles well for size. If your happy with the numbers and the trade go for it. It your money, but it sounds decent enough.
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Not a bad deal at all. Make sure to post pics of it since it is a mystery color. Good luck.

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Oh yea I forgot, as a bonus if you do some minor mods like mufflers and you decide you need to disconnect the O2 sensors to richen it up a tick, the 2013 is the last year you can do that without buying a programmer and couple hundred in eliminator plugs to keep check engine light out.
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Oh yea I forgot, as a bonus if you do some minor mods like mufflers and you decide you need to disconnect the O2 sensors to richen it up a tick, the 2013 is the last year you can do that without buying a programmer and couple hundred in eliminator plugs to keep check engine light out.
LOL, yeah it's either that or put a piece of tape over the check engine light like I had to on my '16

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LOL, yeah it's either that or put a piece of tape over the check engine light like I had to on my '16

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Yep, electrical tape, or if you can get to the tiny globe remove it, I found my blue high beam light annoying too bright!... And with my Victory HID searchlight light beam I certainly know when it's on, just got a lower candlepower globe for it.
Aftermarket mufflers are probably the most popular first real mod apart from the timing wheel.
Vic's like to breathe.
Anyway mate. Best you grab that bike.
then we can talk you into souping it up a little.
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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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