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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Default Took the VTX back out for a ride...

I hadn't started it since I got the XCT. I needed to take a trip to the video store. I love my Honda. I rode across the country on it. Twice! I wouldn't hesitate recommending one to someone who would like to get one.

Wow, there is no going back!

Frankly, it was like trying to steer a boat by leaning! I am now waaay spoiled. The XCT requires such a light touch. It was like the Honda had the bars welded straight.

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Don't ever say that on the VTXOA. Everyone there KNOWS that the VTX outhandles every bike on the road

I too loved the VTX, it is a great bike, but it has it's limits like any machine out there


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Don't ever say that on the VTXOA. Everyone there KNOWS that the VTX outhandles every bike on the road

I too loved the VTX, it is a great bike, but it has it's limits like any machine out there
I have my 2012 Victory Hammer and in my garage is my fathers 2006 VTX1800 (Spec II and its the sportier version) and its tip in is quicker than my Victory. It is heavier but I think its more comfy. Compared to a bagger....there is no comparison.

The VTX1800 doesnt out handle many bikes....hahahaha The VTX in my garage has a whopping 1,250 miles on it. lol Great bike but I like my Victory better as far as looks. Power wise the VTX delivers pretty well but moving that extra 80+ lbs negates some of it.
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Interesting observation. I usually go through buyer's remorse when I trade or sell a vehicle and get a new one. There's always a good reason or justification for a new vehicle but I usually have such fond memories for the previous vehicle that there's some sadness and melancholy for it. For example, I traded my '06 GTO, a monster with just so much character, for my 6 series BMW. There are times when I still miss the GTO. The VTX? Eh... Not so much. It was a great bike, very powerful, but I got to say it - I don't miss it. I was talking to the boss about it after our SaddleSore 1000 and we both agree; the XC is just such a better bike for us.

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It's a matter of perspective, and a Victory will skew your perspective like nothing else.

I had a Suzuki VL-1500, then I bought the Kingpin. After 2,500 miles on the Kingpin I got on the Suzuki to ride it... it felt terrible. All I could think was "How did I ride this 65,000 miles?". Not that there was anything WRONG with the Suzuki... but there is so much RIGHT with the Victory.

Nothing will make other bikes feel kinda cheap and flimsy like 2,500 miles on a Victory.



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came from a 1300C to the crossroads.put a battery in for
a friend for his 1300R. gave it a little ride after. i thought
boy this feels kinda small. i put 32000 trouble free 2 up
miles on mine and loved it. would have loved to have kept
it.best looking bike ive ever owned. we just needed more
comfort and carrying ability and we have it. if the C had an
overdrive and more suspension, would i have kept it ?
probably. and maybe tryked it later. but i dont regret buying
the cr at this point. it keeps getting better as i learn how to ride
it.[still sounds like a corn sheller]--irv

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Interesting observation. I usually go through buyer's remorse when I trade or sell a vehicle and get a new one. There's always a good reason or justification for a new vehicle but I usually have such fond memories for the previous vehicle that there's some sadness and melancholy for it. For example, I traded my '06 GTO, a monster with just so much character, for my 6 series BMW. There are times when I still miss the GTO. The VTX? Eh... Not so much. It was a great bike, very powerful, but I got to say it - I don't miss it. I was talking to the boss about it after our SaddleSore 1000 and we both agree; the XC is just such a better bike for us.
I'm not saying I wasn't sad when I sold my VTX. I was very sad, I put a lot into that bike and it meant a lot to me. There has been only 1 bike I was glad to be rid of and that was my 1997 Honda Shadow Spirit1100. That bike gave me so many problems that when Honda finally "Fixed" it, I sold it back to them and went and got a Fatboy


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Interesting observation. I usually go through buyer's remorse when I trade or sell a vehicle and get a new one. There's always a good reason or justification for a new vehicle but I usually have such fond memories for the previous vehicle that there's some sadness and melancholy for it. For example, I traded my '06 GTO, a monster with just so much character, for my 6 series BMW. There are times when I still miss the GTO. The VTX? Eh... Not so much. It was a great bike, very powerful, but I got to say it - I don't miss it. I was talking to the boss about it after our SaddleSore 1000 and we both agree; the XC is just such a better bike for us.
I had a 2004 GTO and I lvoed that car. Other than the strut rub and saggy rear springs I had no issues with the car. Someday I would like to have another but there is no room in the garage next to the Vette's and bikes.
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I ride my old VN900 regularly, still love it. Great town/short trip bike. The XC is a much better tour machine and has a radio.

Two diffrent machines, both have pros and cons... both great bikes.

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i sold my vn900 for my hammer because i didnt like how wound up it was on the highway, it was a good bike for the short time i had it,but i had zero buyers remorse...my girlfriend on the other hand missed the sissy bar and comfort, hints the kingpin i now own, which is the best all around bike i've ever ridden, but i plan to ride an X bike soon, which is what we will someday replace the kingpin with(i think anyway).

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