I've had my XCT for just over two months, and put right at 3200 miles on it. Interstate, neighborhood, mountain/country roads...I am thrilled with my XCT.
Never had an issue with the throttle. I have the RPW pipes and VFC-III, and do get some popping. Not sure what the big deal is, as it is rare, and the pipes are noisy anyway. Might be an issue for others, but not me. No issues with alignment, no complaints about build quality, and my dealer rocks. I may not be the guy you want to talk to
Seriously, my biggest complaint is the plastic fork guards. I haven't broken one yet, but they are definately craptastic. They will be the first thing I replace. Before it sounds like I have a whole list of things, I really only want to upgrade my stereo.
Yes, the tranny clunks. No it does not effect performance. I actually like it, as I know without a doubt I have made the shift.
This bike rides like a dream, and handles amazingly well, plus it gets a ton of attention. I honestly could not be happier with my purchase, but that is me.
2012 Cross Country Tour, Pearl White
-Klock Werks windshield, 2" pull-back bars, reverse kit, Guard Dawg keyless system, heel/toe shifter, RPW exhaust, Lloyds VFC-III, Victory Big Mouth exhaust tips, powdercoated trunk rack, saddlebag racks, and saddlebag bars, lower fairing locks, hydraulic clutch, saddlebag and trunk bags, Victory airpump, Stebel airhorn