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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Just called and pulled the trigger. Blue 2011 with trunk, drivers backrest, passenger handholds and iPod cabling. Will go and pick it up this Saturday. Pictures soon, if I can figure out how.

I'll be visiting here much more often, if you guys will have me. Thanks for your comments; they helped push me over the edge.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 04:21 PM
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Good choice! I wish they'd done the XR in the blue...but I wasn't patient enough to wait. HA HA!

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Congrats' well I'm making a big change. Sold my 2011 vision, now I want the XC, just more practicle. At 6'6'' it was a toss up between the vision and XC. The only negative i've heard about the XC is more vibration than the vision. I will investigate this further.

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I own the very same bike. Blue XC minus the trunk and handholds. I got a dark Cee bailey 11" windshield and I-pod cables. Added to Blue LED's as well.
I Love It, Great Bike. I'm sure you will too.

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Congrats! These are awesome motorcycles and provide tons of enjoyment. Everytime I get on mine I get that feeling like, damn I love this thing. Usually by this time the new has wore off. The new isn't wearing off this XC and thats great because I can go though some motorcycles and the Victory stopped that. Enjoy. The bike list below isn't a dent in the bucket. Victory did a graet job on this bike.

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Stage 1, Gustafsson +3 Favorite bike yet. Love it!!
2010 RoadGlide (gone)
2009 BMW R1200RT (gone)
2005 RoadGlide (gone) Lots of $$$ invested (lost)
2004 Goldwing (gone))
2001 Valkyrie (gone)
1997 Valkyrie (gone)
Inbetween 1973 CB450 & the 97 Valkyrie (many)

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NewCrew, I see you owned a Goldwing at one time. Would you care to assess the two bikes? I disregarded the Goldwing due to foot placement (what is referred to as a "standard" riding position) causing my knees to fatigue after 3-4 hours of riding. The fairing features seem to be about the same.
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Congratulations. You will really like the XC. She is a cruiser that was made with a lot of common sense by the guys at Victory. This is the 12th bike I've owned in my life, and can't say enough good about it. Have fun.
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NewCrew, I see you owned a Goldwing at one time. Would you care to assess the two bikes? I disregarded the Goldwing due to foot placement (what is referred to as a "standard" riding position) causing my knees to fatigue after 3-4 hours of riding. The fairing features seem to be about the same.

I've actually had a couple, an 01 and a 04 Gl1800. The Cross country is the only bike out there IMHO that is as comfortable as the Gold Wing. Now I didn't say it has the weather protection as it doesn't but it can with a couple mods. The Gold Wing also handles great depite its size but still the XC is better. The extra 100 of the GW comes into play here I'm sure. Leg comfort on this bike is incredible, better than anybike I'm aware of. You can stretch em out pull em back any where you want due to the what I like to call sasquatch floor boards. Nothing derogatory I just like to call them that. When I look in my rearview mirror I see my wife more relaxed than she'e ever been on a motorcycle and that includes the GW. Last but not least the GW feels 400 lbs heaver at parking lot speeds, parking and so forth. I actually was getting ready to get another GW a 2010, I had the deal worked out and everything and a guy pulled into this dealership on a killer looking Kingpin and I thought damn I forgot about the Vics. Well went to the Vic dealership test drove the XC and as they say the rest is history. Be forewarned you can't keep the wife off the thing but I think thats a testament in itself.

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2010 RoadGlide (gone)
2009 BMW R1200RT (gone)
2005 RoadGlide (gone) Lots of $$$ invested (lost)
2004 Goldwing (gone))
2001 Valkyrie (gone)
1997 Valkyrie (gone)
Inbetween 1973 CB450 & the 97 Valkyrie (many)
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I went and got the bike this morning; it was a lot cooler than I anticipated. I wore a tee shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes thinking that it would warm up; it is lower Arkansas and it is mid May. As I was leaving the house, I did think to grab a nylon windbreaker, "just in case". I rode away from the dealer in 57 degree weather, and never saw the temps get above 63. Three hours later, I got home; nearly frozen. The bike rode great and got 49.5 mpg right out of the box. I'm very pleased so far.

Here's the right side of the bike:


. . . and the left side:


Finally, the dashboard showing the 49.5 mpg; that's good stuff.


I'll have to go back up and let them install/adjust the passenger backrest/tour trunk as well as the passenger handholds when they get in.
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Sweet!! Man I love these bikes. If your like me you'll need a funtional windshield . I bet you did about freeze your arse off, I'll usualy wear a jacket below 70,but not nylon.
Go buy you a good jacket & riding boots and enjoy!!

2011 Cross Country, D&D,
Stage 1, Gustafsson +3 Favorite bike yet. Love it!!
2010 RoadGlide (gone)
2009 BMW R1200RT (gone)
2005 RoadGlide (gone) Lots of $$$ invested (lost)
2004 Goldwing (gone))
2001 Valkyrie (gone)
1997 Valkyrie (gone)
Inbetween 1973 CB450 & the 97 Valkyrie (many)

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