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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Well after a lot of reading & looking & signing up on this site, I did it. Ordered a 2012 Cross Country. Dealer knocked off 1,000.00 on a new blue one. Called me today and said ship date would be in middle October. Hope to get to ride before snow hits Indiana.
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congrats and welcome to the bd. There are alot of gents on this bd with alot of knowledge.............im not one of them. Enjoy your new ride and be safe!!

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Congrats... You won't regret it! Good luck and post when you get it on the road....or before if you have any questions.

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Thanks. Will start adding things to bike I'm sure, just like all the ones I have had before. Have the backrest and saddle bag guards coming with it.
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Thanks. I'm sure I will have questions. See you have the tour. I saw on at dealer, man do they look big! Thought that was a little more than I needed. Down the road I will probably want one. Do you know if the lower wind deflectors help any on the xc that I'm getting? I've heard you get some buffeting on the xc. Later. Joe.

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Sounds like you got a Ness XC. Good on ya. I really like those!

Some fork lowers and a better windshield will help a bunch for the buffeting. Being a factory custom kinda limits you if you want to keep the cool factor going.

With the blue and black paint job it might be worth looking at the tinted Gustaffson shield appropriate for your height and the matching tinted fork lowers that bolt onto the Victory mounts or the tinted Ness fork lowers. The Ness lowers are a bit large but they are reported to do a good job. Could be one of those things you put on during long trips or the Winter time.

Best of luck with your new XC. I'm envious of it even though I have the blue 11 XC.
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No it's just the blue xc. So whatever will help with the buffeting is what I will probably want some time. Just hope to find out what works best before I get something that might not help. I just had the dealer go ahead and get me the backrest & rails. I'm 5' 7" in height.
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No it's just the blue xc. So whatever will help with the buffeting is what I will probably want some time. Just hope to find out what works best before I get something that might not help. I just had the dealer go ahead and get me the backrest & rails. I'm 5' 7" in height.
just about everyone that get's this bike makes 2 mods right off the bat............lowers and higher shield. This combo significanly reduces the buffeting.

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Would you be talking lowers from Victory or somewhere else? Maybe a P.N. would help. Thanks. Joe.
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Would you be talking lowers from Victory or somewhere else? Maybe a P.N. would help. Thanks. Joe.
Victory, Ness, and Memphis Shades sell them in different configurations.

The least expensive is to use the Memphis Shades mounts and have the Lexan cut using the template or get them from $20Chrome on the ***.

Send me your email via PM and I'll send you the info. You might want to put something like "Lowers Info" in the subject line so I know what it's about.
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