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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-23-2014, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Well after a couple of months of debate and back and forth, I am finally picking up a 2014 Cross Roads Classic Wednesday. I appreciate all of you that responded to my various posts as it was a big help. Due to various responses to some of those posts, I not only had to be willing to try a brand I have no experience with, but I had to do some soul searching and stop making excuses as well as many of you long time Harley riders can attest to.

I decided that I am at a stage in life where I cannot worry about what others may think or my own status / ego, I want a nice looking bike that will perform, be reliable and one that I can maintain myself, so the Cross Roads it is. I still like Harley's as they make a good motorcycle, I think it's just time for a change. Maybe I'll bump into some of you on the road and we'll have a beer!
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As one of those "long time Harley guys" I think you will have a short memory of your Harley. After nearly 2 years my HD buds still like to give me a hard time. Sitting around a table during bike week a while back, the 4 of them were trying to goad me into a debate, when I reminded them that I had owned more Harleys than ALL of them combined and had been riding longer than all of them combined and that fact qualified me to choose the bike that I thought was the best! That kind of ended the discussion. In fact, I really enjoy riding the only Victory in ANY group! It makes the statement that I can think for myself and say I have excellent taste at the same time. Enjoy

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I rode Harley's for years and it was hard to make the switch. 90% of my buddies still ride Harley's and that also made it tough to take the plunge. But honestly I love my XC and I have no desire to go back. After you do a few mods to make it your own you won't regret your choice. Good luck an enjoy the new ride.

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I've got two friends that ride harleys. One is kinda weird anyway and the other almost never takes his out, and since he bought a triumph adv bike he will probably take it out even less. All of my riding friends have ss or standards though and most have given me crap about the victory in the brief time I've owned it. That lasted about a week then they all moved on to other things to pick on each other about. Find a good group of friends and they won't care what you ride as long as you're riding.

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and no one is wondering where the pictures of your bike
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I never owned a Harley. I don't have friends. I don't care what you ride. Good for you. I think you bought a nice bike. I don't even care what I think so enjoy your new bike. Congrats

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I never had that problem. I'm the kind of guy that wants to stand out on his own, I don't want to be like others, I don't want to have the same bike as others. I want to be the only kid on the block to have a specific bike. That was the main selling point for me on the Victory. They are fairly new and everybody else wants to be in the "me too" HD club no thanks, I'll pass. I call them HD riders the "me too" club because it seems like 95% of their bike buyers are posers who only buy them so they can say...ME TOO Victory doesn't have that problem because they don't have that badge, that name. If you buy a Victory, you obviously bought it for the bike and not the symbol or "status".

Congrats on straying from the herd and for choosing a quality American bike for YOU

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I never had that problem. I'm the kind of guy that wants to stand out on his own, I don't want to be like others, I don't want to have the same bike as others. I want to be the only kid on the block to have a specific bike. That was the main selling point for me on the Victory. They are fairly new and everybody else wants to be in the "me too" HD club no thanks, I'll pass. I call them HD riders the "me too" club because it seems like 95% of their bike buyers are posers who only buy them so they can say...ME TOO Victory doesn't have that problem because they don't have that badge, that name. If you buy a Victory, you obviously bought it for the bike and not the symbol or "status".

Congrats on straying from the herd and for choosing a quality American bike for YOU
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Congratulations John on your beautiful new Victory!

I rode various Moto Guzzi motorcycles for well over 35 years. Clearly I could care less what anyone else thinks of what I ride. I bought the CCT for me and my wife. Not for any of my friends. Same with my tattoos. Some of my friends say I should wear more sleeveless t-shirts so I can "show off" my tattoos. Sorry, but I got those for me as well. I don't care if others see them of not.

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Thanks to everyone, I hope the weather holds tommorrow as I plan on picking it up and starting the break in miles so I can get that out of the way. It was 50% chance of rain to 30% as of right now, who knows what will be predicted a couple of hours from now.
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