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On Thursday I finally broke down and bought a 2014 Cross Country in Suede Silver with flames. Also got a drivers backrest, passenger backrest (in black) and the passenger handgrips. I'm getting a ride down to the dealer in a couple hours to ride her home. I am very excited to be back on a Victory. Can't wait to start farkling her. In fact I have already purchased the Madstad brackets. Since this post is worthless without pics, I will try to attach one.
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Congrats on your purchase. Nice looking ride! Ride safe!!

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Congrats on the purchase!

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They come painted like that? Never seen one before like that. Enjoy

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Excellent choice. I think these bikes are so big that breaking up all that color with flames or anything else is a wise choice. (I have a red XCT, which, with the topcase, has even more color.)

You probably don't worry about cold in AZ, but if you feel too much buffeting you may want to look into getting Vic or aftermarket lowers for the crashbars, and possibly Vic winglets for the fairing. The Madstad is nice -- I have one, too -- but it can't do the job alone.

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Thanks guys. It is a "custom factory paint" from Ma Vic. It has been since November since I've ridden and definitely happy to be back in the saddle.
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Bill, I agree about the lowers and such. I'm thinking about Dustin's lowers maybe and the winglets. I'll give it some time to see how bad the buffeting is. I knew that would be an issue as it normally is with bikes like this (not full fairings). Farkling is fun but expensive.
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Bill, I agree about the lowers and such. I'm thinking about Dustin's lowers maybe and the winglets. I'll give it some time to see how bad the buffeting is. I knew that would be an issue as it normally is with bikes like this (not full fairings). Farkling is fun but expensive.
Expensive? Ah, as someone pointed out to me here just yesterday, "it only hurts once." And you'll want to get those passenger grab rails powder-coated black, too, right? (The beefiest grab rails I've ever come across, but they make only in chrome, right? And what with all that great-looking blacked out other stuff on the bike...)

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being old i had to look up"farkling". thought it might be a body
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nice bike! enjoy!

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Oh, and how about some black bag guards?

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