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Now that its cooler I was wondering about getting some soft lowers for my 14 XCOUNTRY. How well do they work for blocking the wind from your lower legs? Do you think they are worth the money? Which is better leather or some sort of cloth?
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I have the Victory ones and I love them. They made a huge difference and its comfortable to ride now in the colder weather without chaps. With chaps its even that much more protection.
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I have the Victory ones and I love them. They made a huge difference and its comfortable to ride now in the colder weather without chaps. With chaps its even that much more protection.
+1 on that. I love mine too.they make a huge difference

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I had the Victory soft lowers on my Kingpin. It made a big difference in the cold. Extended the riding season, or at least the length of rides.

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I have them on my XR and they work great. The only downside is that with them on it shoots a concentrated amount of air straight up to my chin area where with them off it is just a bunch of wind coming from underneath. I am sure the fork lowers would solve this but a scarf around my chin is much cheaper than the $300 Ma Vic wants for them.

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Totally agree, I love mine! The fork lowers would make it even better but a good neck wrap works just fine.......for way less investment. Found mine on ebay out of Canada , good price quick shipping no complaints.

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Totally agree, I love mine! The fork lowers would make it even better but a good neck wrap works just fine.......for way less investment. Found mine on ebay out of Canada , good price quick shipping no complaints.
eBay out of Canada here too. Had GREAT customer service with an issue I had. I changed my mind and wanted closed instead of open end covers,and he swapped them out no questions asked.

They and the Madstad make a DRAMATIC difference in cold weather riding. I did add the FAIRING mounted air deflectors from Vic and helped even more. I still wear a half-mask/scarf if it is very cold or long ride.



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I had them for a season and while they did work great in eliminating the cold and buffeting, when I got to those not-quite-cold-enough days where you're deciding whether to have them on or not, if I left them on, the heat generated on my legs were unbearable. For the price, they are excellent, but I ended up installing the factory wind management system from the XCT and I've been much happier with it. Of course, it will depend on your budget...

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I've had the Victory soft lowers for my Kingpin from the day I bought it. For cooler Wisconsin riding, they block the wind and let your feet warm off the engine heat. For hot weather, a clip and a couple of snaps and your back to the cooling needed by the passing air. Much more versatile than hard lowers in my opinion.

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I have a '13 XC, I took some automotive vinyl to the lady sews are patches, and one highway bar. We laid everything out and began sewing, made a couple adjustments then final fit. Sewed on some straps and quick buckles, viola, soft lowers, cost me $10. I also made my own fork lowers, clamps from JP Cycles, and then local glass shop for 1/4" lexan, total $72. Definitely kills the cool on the lower extremities.

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