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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Been riding a '06 FJR1300AE for the past few years. I'm happy with bike but my wife wants to be more comfortable. Have made 4 trips to Mancuso Victory on Gulf Freeway in Houston during the last 5 months. Wanted to buy a CC but didn't like the color options. Well, all that changed this week when the CC Tour was released. My wife and I plan to pre-order a red 2012 Cross Country Tour tomorrow.

Seems all I need to do is add exhaust and PCV for a small performance gain. Anything else?

Told dealer we do want to add: riders backrest, passenger armrest, and Zumo 550 wireharness to bike.
Items to consider are: luggage rack for top trunk, trunk & sidebag liners, chrome handholds, and ?
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Welcome aboard. You can do the intake modification (free) and add cams.
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Congratulations also, I think you be pleased. I was planning to order a 2012 as well, really like the red over silver. However, per their website the red/silver is only available on the standard model, not the Tour

Re: add ons, Maxim's Powersports sells for 20% off, no sales tax. You might try to get a similar deal with your dealer if you want to buy from him/her. I have found the Victory accessories to be generally "very" expensive. In several cases aftermarket stuff is both better and cheaper.

I have the Lloydz cams on my 2011 and it made a very significant difference.

When I had my RoadGlide I found that unless going on a trip I left the top case off. It was great for storage but adversely affected the weight distribution and feel of the bike. Adding weight high up and far back on the bike isn't so good. My buddies with Visions say the same. This, however, could require a different passenger backrest. Victory sells on for maybe $300 (??), aftermarket are less.

I thought the Cee Bailey bag inserts were nicer than the Victory's, jmho.

I plug my Zumo 550 into the existing power plug on the dash, didn't bother to hard wire it.

My perception is that, for many, the new windscreen on the Tour is so tall you may have to look thru it rather than over it, obviously depends on how tall you are. For me this is fine in good weather and really helps buffeting, but if you are in the rain it is difficult, much worse than looking thru a visor. Victory sells a shorter shield, lots of aftermarket ones for less $$ if this is an issue.

After a bit of research I concluded the Utopia rider's backrest is far superior in comfort and less price the the one from Victory.

If you buy within 14 days of a factory demo ride you get a $1000 in free accesories from the Polaris


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Don't forget to get the Military special. And don't bother with the OEM bag liners as the Cee Bailey or TLC liners are a much better deal.

JohnC is selling XC liners made by TLC in the classifieds for $80 for all 3 liners (2x saddlebag, 1x trunk).

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Try to ride your new bike for at least 20 miles or so to get it nice and HOT before signing on the dotted line to make sure you don't get one that rattles in the primary. Just trying to save you some frustration.
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Thanks for the advice guys.

We did order an XC TOUR today in Red over Silver. They have a black one arriving this Wednesday and a Red one scheduled for Sep 1, but since I put down $2k they said it's a very good possibility candy red will arrive sooner.

Getting the following:
chrome passenger hand holds,
passenger arm rests,
chrome side bag racks (keep mine and her feet off),
riders back rest (didn't notice the recommendation for other brand before we left),
and we ordered it with Lloydz VM-1 Cams, which they will install (unfortunetly the dealer said Lloydz has a 4 week wait at the moment).

Think I'm going to settle on RWP mufflers, unless you guys have some reason I should spend more for D&D. Last but not least, I'm undecided on PC-V & AutoTune or VFC-III with a Lloydz remapped ECU. I'm leaning towards PCV & AutoTune because i'm familar with Power Commander iii USB since I have a full Hole Shot exhaust and PCiii on my FJR. Figure I have a week before I must start making up my mind.

Glad I didn't order bag liners. Will look into the other recommendations listed.

Will start a seperate thread if I can't find all the info searching for connecting Zumo 550 into bike stereo. We want to continue listing to our XM from Zumo because I have a lifetime subscription I purchased 3 years ago for the Zumo hockey puck.
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In case people are wondering:
$1k military discount off MSRP, $1k talked off MSRP, insisted upon no freight or prep, so OTD without add on's was actually just under 22k. I'm happy with the deal. Getting all future accessories purchased for 15% off. The only thing I felt was expensive was almost $800 for cam install, but having them do it and covered under warranty is a piece of mind since I plan to keep it for a long time.

The only item we didn't agree on yet was extended warranty cost, they know I'm not willing to pay more than 550 for it and since Monday is new month they are hoping for discount promo from victory so they can still make some profit.
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Congrats! Get some pics up when your baby shows up. If you're close enough to the dealer and don't have to make a special trip get some pics of the black one too.

Note that Victory ships by the truckload and they drop off orders on to all the dealers on their route. If a lot of orders come in (including dealer floor models) your order will most likely come on time. Mine took 6 weeks because they needed to get a truckload for my region before the truck could leave.

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Thanks for the advice guys.

We did order an XC TOUR today in Red over Silver. They have a black one arriving this Wednesday and a Red one scheduled for Sep 1, but since I put down $2k they said it's a very good possibility candy red will arrive sooner.
Interesting. Per the Victory Web site, only solid red is available on the Tour, not the red/silver? It seems that the red/silver in for either the XR or maybe the base model XC. Hope you are correct though because that would make a difference in my decision as to get a 2012.

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I will be disappointed if it's not red over silver. Press releases used the words Sunset Red over Silver for Tour model and that is what sold me on ordering red. Not really sure what Solid Sunset Red without a silver base coat would look like.

If the Sunset Red arrives and it is not to my liking then a white one would be what I would try for if they hadn't already started on cams.
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