Heading For The BearTooth This Morning...Finally! - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Foto Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cody, WY
Posts: 415
Default Heading For The BearTooth This Morning...Finally!

Yesterday the wife and I fired up the XC and headed out for lunch in Roscoe MT (about 85 miles). It's the first time since getting the bike in February that I've been able to get the thing up in the mountains and see how she handles the twisties. You see summer just arrived for us about five days ago. It rained 25 days out of June for at least part of the day or nite and snowed three times down low (5k elevation) and a lot more up in the high country.

I've got to say that even though we didn't get into any serious mountain riding yesterday I am IMPRESSED with the way the XC handles. It's like the thing is on rails and it just makes you want to twist the grip coming out of some of those sweepers. Unfortunately since we now have a comm system in the helmets I'm sure that I would quickly hear about it if I were to drag the redheads boot on the pavement, not to mention touching down a floorboard.

This morning we've got friends coming over to join us on a putt up and over BearTooth Pass into Red Lodge MT. They ride an HD trike so I'll probably be looking for them in the mirror from time to time. I'm looking forward to putting this bike through a few of her paces up at high altitude.

July Checklist for BearTooth Pass:

Winter Jackets - Check
Chaps - Check
Rain Gear - Check
Heavy Gloves - Check
Sunscreen - Check

@"[email protected]_ _ _

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
2017 Cross Country
Stage 1 & Tri-Ovals
Foto Joe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,946
Default

Good for you

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 11:39 AM
Senior Member
 
06vitory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Clovis California
Posts: 223
Default

If you have time hit dead Indian pass to Cody from the beartooth (212) it has some full speed sweepers that are a blast.

2006 Kingpin Deluxe
Stage 1 pipes
Dunlop D407 & D408 tires
06vitory is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Squatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Port Tobacco MD
Posts: 848
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foto Joe View Post
Yesterday the wife and I fired up the XC and headed out for lunch in Roscoe MT (about 85 miles). It's the first time since getting the bike in February that I've been able to get the thing up in the mountains and see how she handles the twisties. You see summer just arrived for us about five days ago. It rained 25 days out of June for at least part of the day or nite and snowed three times down low (5k elevation) and a lot more up in the high country.

I've got to say that even though we didn't get into any serious mountain riding yesterday I am IMPRESSED with the way the XC handles. It's like the thing is on rails and it just makes you want to twist the grip coming out of some of those sweepers. Unfortunately since we now have a comm system in the helmets I'm sure that I would quickly hear about it if I were to drag the redheads boot on the pavement, not to mention touching down a floorboard.

This morning we've got friends coming over to join us on a putt up and over BearTooth Pass into Red Lodge MT. They ride an HD trike so I'll probably be looking for them in the mirror from time to time. I'm looking forward to putting this bike through a few of her paces up at high altitude.

July Checklist for BearTooth Pass:

Winter Jackets - Check
Chaps - Check
Rain Gear - Check
Heavy Gloves - Check
Sunscreen - Check
Been tearing up the twisties on my 13 for over a year now. Love the way the bike runs and handles the curves. It is a little tough on rear tires,
Head out that way in August to run the mountains all the way to Jasper

Squatch

USN/USCG Vet
2013 Cross Country Tour
Zumo 665 w/weather
Power Commander V
Lloydz Air filter
PTS set to +6*
Hydraulic Clutch
D&D wrapped/RPW baffles
Touring Cams
124 hp/119#ft

A country that forgets it's defenders, will itself soon be forgotten
Squatch is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 04:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Luciferiad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Twin Falls, ID
Posts: 1,292
Garage
Default

Man, so jealous. Can't wait to get back up that way.

You can call me Billy. Or Luci. But don't call me Shirley.

Mine:
2011 Cross Roads, crimson red
Lloyd'z ATS, IAV, VFC-III. Vic "High Performance" air filter. Ness Big Honkers. Funsies.

Hers
2015 Vegas 8-Ball

My musings:www.billyrulez.wordpress.com
Luciferiad is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Foto Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cody, WY
Posts: 415
Default

Dead Injun is our preferred route up and over into Red Lodge. That way if the weather goes into the crapper at least we're theoretically headed towards "down hill."

The ride was great today, a little "Wyoming Breeze" over the top above timber line and then 95 across Chapman Bench on the way back but it was almost a picture perfect day for the ride. I'm gonna try and edit a couple of hand held phone videos tonite and post the link in the morning.

@"[email protected]_ _ _

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
2017 Cross Country
Stage 1 & Tri-Ovals
Foto Joe is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 06:19 AM
Senior Member
 
TNXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 2,279
Default

I took a family trip (in the cage) out west to the Black Hills and Yellowstone and just got home last week. We went over beartooth pass on the way home and man was I wishing I had my bike. Beautiful ride with all the snow (this southern boy had never seen snow in late June before). Got to together with some riding buddies a few days ago and showed them some pics and I think we might be heading out there on 2 wheels next year.

2011 Cross Roads Sunset Red
OEM short windshield, passenger backrest, crash bars, saddle bag bars, heated grips, vinyl closeouts, tachometer, ambient temp, LED headlight, luggage rack. WD lay down licence plate.
TNXR is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 10:32 PM
Senior Member
 
RICZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 12,057
Default

I've done the Beartooth Highway 6 times and each was a treat. After the first time, I told the wife I wanted to come back and check into a motel in Cooke City for two nights and do the Beartooth the day in between. A couple years later we did just that--went to Red Lodge for lunch and turned around and saw the other side of the trees. What a glorious and memorable day that was. Been back there a few more times and never tire of it.
Beartooth is one of those bucket rides every touring rider should aspire to and do. Might as well throw in Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks too while you're in the neighborhood.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this:
https://www.victoryforums.com/11-ven...t-x-bikes.html
RICZ is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-07-2014, 05:46 AM
Senior Member
 
TNXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 2,279
Default

It is definitely on my bucket list as well as the black hills, really enjoyed riding around Custer State Park in the cage. The plus side of taking the cage (a Jeep) is that we got to go riding on some rough roads out that way to reach some awesome hiking trails.

2011 Cross Roads Sunset Red
OEM short windshield, passenger backrest, crash bars, saddle bag bars, heated grips, vinyl closeouts, tachometer, ambient temp, LED headlight, luggage rack. WD lay down licence plate.
TNXR is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-07-2014, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Foto Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cody, WY
Posts: 415
Default

After arguing with my phone I finally got a few video clips put together. I didn't get a shot of it but the ski lift was operating on Saturday and I can't remember ever seeing that thing in operation. I'm not crazy enough to go up there in the winter and slide down the side of the mountain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2pZdsW81vA

@"[email protected]_ _ _

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
2017 Cross Country
Stage 1 & Tri-Ovals
Foto Joe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome