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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question looking to trade my harley for a cross country,, please answer some ?'s i have

Im tired of the vibration and pain my harley gives me riding 2 up on long trips with my wife..

Does the cross country have any vibration issues riding 2 up? my hands and feet as hers also go numb from the vibrations ,,, it really sucks.. If done everything to "help" it but nothing works,, I've been told by many.. "it is what it is" well with 5 years left of payment,, it isn't so cool anymore..

when i bought the bike she had NO intentions on riding,, but now we ride all the time did 1000 miles last 2 weeks together..., and my bike is too small for this..

I love the looks of the cross country, defiantly want a fairing bike, esp like I can add a large back bag in the future.... any issues with them? are they iPod compatible? iPhone compatible? Mpg averages?

i don't like the vision at all,, its way to futuristic for me..

any advise?? thanks a ton,, tony
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I don't know if I will be of much help but I'll try. I don't think you'll have any issues with vibration on the CC, my Vegas is super smooth. There has been some who have had issues with buffeting, mostly with the small windshield. If you are looking at the CC tour it has a taller windshield and the wind control system on the lowers that seem to work very well. My wife and I have only done one really long ride, to and from Sturgis, about 500 miles. You'll find the Victory's have plenty of power and cruise very nicely in 6th gear.
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I don't know if I will be of much help but I'll try. I don't think you'll have any issues with vibration on the CC, my Vegas is super smooth. There has been some who have had issues with buffeting, mostly with the small windshield. If you are looking at the CC tour it has a taller windshield and the wind control system on the lowers that seem to work very well. My wife and I have only done one really long ride, to and from Sturgis, about 500 miles. You'll find the Victory's have plenty of power and cruise very nicely in 6th gear.
I love my Vegas, but I have already picked out my next bike. It'll be a CC Tour.......unless I can somehow afford a new Indian, they just look so sweet!
no wind doesn't bother me,, it is a motorcycle.. lol
my harley just puts out a buzz ,, esp under load or going on highway.. its unbearable... I've even gone as far as doing a 107ci stroker kit to give it more power.... still no better... and its the "balanced" engine lmao!! its a softail...
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It would be wrong to tell you the XC doesn't have any vibrations. It's a motorcycle, so it does vibrate. But not all vibrations are the same. Some are more noticeable than others, and some are more annoying while others can be somewhat pleasant. To find out if it sets off your vibration sensor, the best and most accurate thing to do is test ride one. Don't worry, they won't pressure you to commit to buy the bike before you test ride it. Take her up on the freeway, and see how you like it.

For what it's worth, I'm in heaven when I ride mine. No issues what-so-ever. Yes, the Cross Country is iPod/iPhone compatible, and the fuel average is around 40mpg. Search the forum for other threads on these subjects for plenty more info. Good luck with your research.

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I can say from the passenger perspective that the 2011 XC is fantastic. My husband has a 2009 Jackpot, which is a beautiful bike, but rides teeth shattering stiff. I love to ride with him, so we had to go find a bike for me. And for me it was all about the seat. In fact our friends joke that he bought me a "20K seat" Plenty of space, incredibly comfortable, and very smooth. Tommy has confessed that although his Jackpot is an eye catcher, the XC is super comfortable, and in fact he now prefers it over the other. My only issue is the buffeting. We have a Ness flip windshield which works great for him (and would for me if I duck down for the entire ride) but my ride is pretty rough at anything over 55 mph. I just ordered the new Victory tall windshield as others have said it works well for passengers. He is not real happy with the cool factor, but since he has his own toy, this one is all about me! I will cut him a break though, and leave the Ness shield on for the day trips in the mountains and foothills.

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tmango, for what it's worth, I just took a 1200 trip on all kinds of roads in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. It was accomplished in 4 days and I had no discomfort of any kind. Considering that this is my first big twin cruiser (had Jap touring bikes for decades) and am accustomed to smooth multis, that's saying a lot. Try it, you'll like it.

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There's always gonna be some vibration but I don't find it very noticable, I've done almost 600 miles in a day and no numbness. I'm thinking you might want to look at the XC Tour. Everything comes with the bike, you won't need to add anythiing.

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I don't know where you are from but a test ride is what you need to really make up your mind if an XC will do it for you. As someone else said try the tour model. It may cost a bit more but it already comes with all the stuff you would want to add anyway.

Here is a link to the demo schedule....

http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-...tSchedule.aspx

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I just completed a 3100 mile trip on mine; my wife met me in Rapid City, SD and completed the journey back through Colorado. She was making 500 mile days with the only complaint being that it was "hot", and it was; 107 through the Kansas plains.

The XC is an extraordinary bike. Getting up to Rapid City, I spent the night in Sioux Falls. The next morning a storm front was moving down from the northeast, having aerial tornadoes with walnut size hail accompanying. I left Sioux Falls in a hurry, and cruised at speeds exceeding 90 mph until I eventually got out from under the threat; that was almost to Wall, SD. There is always some vibration to a V-twin, but having ridden an Ultra I can tell you that there is absolutely no comparison. The handlebars on the XC are what us old timers refer to as "buckhorns", they're like ape hangers running horizontally. If you take your hand off the grip, the grip will indeed vibrate. Place your hand on the grip and it will stop vibrating; it's a result of undamped vibratory energy. It will not matter at all.

My advice would be for you to take your wife to a Victory dealer and test ride them. Be upfront with your reservations, and ask them to let you take it down an Interstate and check it out. If you're like me, you'll be hooked. You've now been warned . . .

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Complaints of vibration that bad in your hands probably not a later model. Counter balanced engines are Twin cam 88 and up Softails and rubber mounted Road King's have been improved, but you say 5 years of payments left? Can't be that old so shouldn't be that bad. I had both. The RK got real smooth the faster you go, shook like the devil at idle. The Heritage, my last bike, was counter balanced Twin Cam 88. Smooth at idle, stayed about the same at all speeds. I recently traded the Heritage for the 2012 Tour, which after hearing what you want, later add tour pack, IPOD.... All these add ons cost ALOT individually. Better to bite the bullet initally as you biggest hit will be that you are probably underwater on the current bike.

When I test drove the bike I have to admit it did not blow me away for silky smoothness, but it did not shake my hands, did not vibrate my boots, it was just a different type of engine vibration. It is completely different the a Harley, so get that out of your mind right now. I kind of compare it to a cross between BMW and Harley, with a little Honda thrown in for good measure.

I only have a couple of hundred miles on it and can tell you I now simple love the bike! What did blow me away from the moment I got on the bike is how easy it is to manuever. I'm not a big leaner, and my HD would hit floor boards quickly. I'm still learning how far this bike comfortably leans as I use to scrap where I'm still going strong.

And for comfort with riding 2 up? WOW! The factory seats are way better than the HD. Yesterday I was on it for twice as long before stopping than my old bike. Helping this is the wind management on the Tour. Add big floor boards, Heated seats (for colder weather) wide back rest for passenger, adjustable floor boards, Big wide comfortable seating for them too. The mono air shock has more travel, and I just lowered my 2", and my ride didn't change at all but the bike feels more sporty. When I had lowered my RK the max was 1 1/2" and either I bottomed out or had to put so much air in the shock it was a board.

Go ride one MORE THAN ONCE! And don't forget no heel shifter on stock models, so don't start banging your heel when you pull out cursing and traffic starts beeping :-)

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Oh yea, mpg... depends on driving habits, I'm still in break in, haven't hit 6 gear yet, and the computer says around 46mpg, and others report it gets better after 1,500 miles. Also my IPOD nevers leaves my bike! I have no radio stations even programed. I love the quieter pipes now and wind control and can CLEARLY hear it at any speed.

Bad news is this post is going to cost you some bucks... You're better off talking your self out out getting a new bike ;-(

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