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post #1 of 141 (permalink) Old 09-05-2018, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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After riding this Vic CC for almost 5 years now, I'm convinced that it is one of the top performing "baggers" available(outside of the BMW 1600B). That said, with the mods I've done to the engine it dyno'd at 112hp/113tq....At this level of power I feel I pretty much reached the safe limit of the bike's design(believe me, I've found the limits). So, I feel making the bike any faster than it currently is with further engine mods would require upgrades to the suspension, brakes and with my bike now pushing 57K miles a complete "bearings" replacement of the wheel, steering and swingarm bearings.
I have an aggressive riding style, on a ride I am looking for fast, twisty roads....this is what I love about having a motorcycle....I've reached a cross-roads and the end of the road with this Victory. I belong on a bike designed with more capability and am actively looking at "sport-touring" bikes. That said, I thought I'd open a discussion here and get some of your thoughts before I retire the ol' Vic to the parts bin....lol. Could it be worth an over-haul and major upgrade to this Vic?....and Do you have any ideas to toss at me?

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I think if you’re looking for something more sporty, like maybe an FJR or something, you’re not gonna find it with the Vic.


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I think if you’re looking for something more sporty, like maybe an FJR or something, you’re not gonna find it with the Vic.
Just keeping all possibilities open here.... If I could make the Vic more capable, that may be a route to go down.

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I hear good things about the Penske shock for the rear and Traxxion Dynamics front. Expensive, but well worth it if you listen to those who’ve invested. They definitely have my interest piqued.


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Pain... My son rides a 2018 Honda GoldWing he got in February and already has 6,000 miles on it and he rides it hard in the twisties all the time. Just came back last week-end from riding the Tail of the Dragon for the second time on it and loves it more than his 2012 Goldwing he had. It has lots of good features that you might like. Automatic for one and it has a computer controlled system that you can put it in what they call "Sport Mode" and it makes the twisties even better. Try it you might like it and they have come way down on price now too.
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I think you have a long way to go before wearing the bike out. Over on a vision fourm there are guys with 125K and just starting to replace the belt. The only thing that has worn out is the starter. Most have found bad brushes and water in it. Some at 80K replace the wheel bearings and changed the fork oil. Thats it I guess polaris did buy some good quality parts I said some

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Bring money, go fast.
How fast can you afford to go at this stage of your life?

That said , what parts of motorcycle ownership lights up your soul?

How much performance do you really want? Is part of the experience you seek knowing that you made the motorcycle perform to this new higher level or would you rather spend that time and money riding further because who made it perform is far secondary to the experience of riding it?

The answers are whatever rings true to your heart now. It's a trade off of resources and the mix might be one way this year and completely different down the road.
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Well here's my FWIFW input. Baggers (read big-heavy-plush suspension) while if set up well can be fun in the twisties (just had some great road time last weekend running some great roads in central PA) are not the best for 'pushing the envelope' while riding them. A Beemer 'bagger' is about as large a bike as might be considered a really good twisties bike. Other than that, I think vindex is pointing the needle in the right direction. Also might consider the Triumph Tiger 1200 for the twisties and beyond.
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All great thoughts and comments thanks for posting..
@olddad64 I don't know if a Gold Wing is quite what I'm looking for....but I do know I absolutely, 100% do not want an automatic transmission bike. Plus its well above the price I'm willing to pay for my next bike.
@visionjohnny I know the Vic will last, I just feel like I'm out growing it as it is..
@vindex1963 ..I'm Mike not Wayne but the new H2 is sic. Not that I would even entertain the idea of owning such a thing.
@Joe_ Its not about going faster, is more about having a bike that handles how fast I go.
@ScabbyDoo I'd love to snag a BWM K1600B, its everything I want in bike....All the creature comforts, sitting on wicked power and handling.....But its a no-go do to its price and cost of ownership.

@broggyr I looked up those suspensions and my interest is definitely peaked.... I could re-suspend the bike and do the bearings for around $3k-ish, I bet it handle(and ride) like a dream after this.

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