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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I just completed my trade and left my LL 09 Jackpot Premium at the dealer ( I"ll miss it for what it was which was a very cool bike but couldn't afford both ) and picked up my 2011 XC. I got it at Mom's of course!!!!

The only ride I've done is to home.

First ride home. Very smooth. LESS tranny noise it seems than the 2010, although I was never bothered by it and still would've bought a 10. It's a very nice bike and Iím very happy with it.

I"ve got the SRVT bars with a Barsnake in the bars and Kury ISO grips.I also bought a dual HID light kit from DDM tuning (at the suggestion of a poster on here) and had them install that at the same time. Haven't been out in the dark yet but I sure looks bright. (6000K) color temp.

I've got Dynabeads coming in the mail. I also got my magnetic drain plug magnet and oil filter magnet set from drainplugmagnets.com. I talked to the guy who's pretty interesting and informative.

I also got the Ipod/MP3 interface even though I don't have one yet. I figured what the heck while they had it apart. It would be for back road listening, not so much on the highway.

I'm thinking Gufstason shield, but I would like just the SAME size windshield with the flip built in NOT a +2.

I emailed them yesterday with this question but haven't heard back if they can do that. I'm not that tall at just under 5'8".


Observation #1. When I drove the bike out, I noticed the time flashing 12:00 constantly. Just like the old (New VCR days).

I could NOT seem to get that set when I got home either. I even looked in the manual.! I held the ďmodeĒ button in for what seemed like an eternity but the entire 12:00 just kept flashing. It never moved to hours first to start the setting. I gave up.



Observation #2. The radio would NOT come in for crap on FM 92.5 and 92.9 in live in Massachusetts and these are easy stations to get. At least 92.9 Almost all stations below 100khzÖÖÖ.When I rode the demo, those stations came in beautiful. And I never hit ANYWHERE on the way home where they came in. But I think the demo had a luggage rack on there. I donít know if the luggage rack being on worked against what the antenna is trying to do?? When I got home and parked under the carport both of these stations came in perfect?????? But on the road I had NO luck whatsoever.



Observation # 3. The sissy bar/rack seems to be spread a bit wide and you have to loosen the hardbag to release it on the left side.

I donít know if all of them are fitting this way. It could be the luggage rack spreading the sissy bar. Iíd like to get this straightened out. It could be one or all of the luggage rack pieces?? I'll be mentioning at 500 mile.


Observation # 4. I couldnít seem to figure out how to do the radio presets. One would set and then when I tried again after clearing and re-entering the mode...........UGH>>>>>>>>>

At this point however, Iím more concerned about the poor radio reception.



Iíll ride again on Thursday without the rack and see if FM reception works better. This was a bummer for me. I donít know on that one. The antenna is certainly long enough.

And of course, I"m one of those pussies who wants to keep his bike looking clean so I may delve into the big square hole in the sub fender to block all the debris riding up.

I wish I could get a template from someone who has theirs apart or from Victory. I've seen a few "fix" suggestions and my go that route.

I'm also getting my Low Profile heated seat redone at a seat guy. It's too close and a little too firm. I have a drive in appt for that.

Oberall, I think I'm really going to enjoy this bike. That's all I have for now.
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Sounds like when they took your bike apart they may have crossed some hookups or forgot to hook up some things. New bike with a warranty. Take it to the dealer and have them fix it!

Congrats on your new bike!!!!!!!
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Congrats on the ride man, MOMS is the place to go up here! They treat you like royalty...I'm on my second victory from them and I've brought a few friends there as well
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Congrats on the ride man, MOMS is the place to go up here! They treat you like royalty...I'm on my second victory from them and I've brought a few friends there as well
The SRVT bars.........do they have the same amount of pull back as the stock bars? I'm needing some bars with a bit more pull back than the stock bars, but can't find any anywhere.

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The SRVT bars.........do they have the same amount of pull back as the stock bars? I'm needing some bars with a bit more pull back than the stock bars, but can't find any anywhere.

No, they come back further. I'm shorter with shorter reach so for me........Works for me.


I found a dealer through one of these forum members who had a set in stock and I had em sent out. I paid a little more but SRVT has them backordered. but they should be good to go soon.
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There must be a typo in your subject, it says 2011, and since they haven't been rolled out yet, let alone even been introduced at the dealer meeting, which is the very first place they will show up, you must have a 2010.
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Thanks Guys,

It IS a 2011.

This really is a great bike. I LOVE it!

They "say" the tranny noise is a bit quieter in the 2011's.

I got black cus it's faster. I LIKE my SRVT bars as I'm shorter.

How long does it take Gufstason to return an email or phone call?

My observations are just that. Not enough the drive back to dealer other than the 500 mile.....

I'm not worried about the nit picks, MOM's is a fantastic dealer and they will take care of me in every way as they always have.

I'll post some pics when I figure out how to............AND when it's sunny again.
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Picture or this is fake :P

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He's not faking, folks. My 2011 is supposed to ship on the 19th. It's a sort of pre-release. They only come in black, and you have to lay a deposit down with most dealers or they can't order one, and they are, apparently, exactly the same as the 2010s except for the year on the title. No idea what colors, accessories, etc. will be coming out for 2011, but my dealer here in Denver tells me that my new bike will, in fact, be a 2011 -- for whatever that's worth. I'm hoping it means that they will have worked out some of the issues I've read about the 2010s having (minor ones, but they sound annoying), but my hopes aren't high.
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How do you post pics on here? I'll try and take some tomorrow.
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