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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-03-2016, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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The more I ride my bike the better it gets. I am new to the forward controls and have settled into them nicely. It was an easy transition on my CCT. I have just under 1000 miles now and everything is becoming natural so I don't have to think about it. The only large bikes I have owned were 1200 Gold Wings, so that is the only bike I can compare to. I loved my 'Wings, they are great bikes; but, I love my CCT even more. It handles great, is very comfortable, and you cannot beat the price for all the features you get. If you can't tell from this and my previous threads, I REALLY love this motorcycle! Maybe, even obsessed!
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It's easy to get obsessed with such a great machine. You are far from alone with your obsession.
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I've had my Kingpin for two and a half years, and I love it more each time I take it for a ride. There are plenty of us here who know how you feel.
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145 miles last Saturday with a buddy...

We were on our way to nowhere but in the end wound up back home.

There is nothing better! You are flying! You are doing something different than the daily humdrum crap.

You are free! You are alive!

Bask in the greatness of motorcycling... I got hooked a few years ago after renting a scooter while vacationing at the beach.

It don't matter what you're riding.
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I've had my XR for six years now this month and it is still my "new bike." Been riding since 1952 and this is my first feet forward bike and now I am a total convert. When ever I throw a leg over a standard bike, I really dislike the position. And the more "projects" I do on my bike, the more I like it as its so easy to work on.
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...the more I like it as its so easy to work on.
That is one of the things that attracted me to Victory, the simplicity of the engine and ease of maintenance.

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I've had my XR for six years now this month and it is still my "new bike." Been riding since 1952 and this is my first feet forward bike and now I am a total convert. When ever I throw a leg over a standard bike, I really dislike the position. And the more "projects" I do on my bike, the more I like it as its so easy to work on.
Same here, this is my first forward control bike and even 4" extensions, the first 1000 Km i was looking for the controls at traffic lights but the position is just so much better than the cramped sitting position of other bikes ....

RICZ "projects" I do on my bike

Yes Sirrr i thought its just me, but it is like this bike "invites" me to do stuff to her .... like a woman will invite to do stuff on her too

I just cant help myself fiddling / adding / making small details count / etc

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I could have written what BP6666VR just said, I feel the same way. Love the "woman" metaphor.
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I'm now rolling my XC out for our 3rd season together....I have to say, its a long way from where it started. My intention when I bought it was to "ride the hell out of my Vic, as is"....right LOL.
My mods started innocent enough that 1st summer, drilling the exhaust, removing some crazy pin-stripping the original owner put on, adding some better foot boards for my wife. Then somehow an HID headlight, a Vic stage 1 air filter and Cobra tuner got installed
Over the first winter, I did a ton of paint mods and the first "pile-of-crap" formed....Once I started riding things went nuts with all the aerodynamic mods, performance upgrades, a new seat, LED headlight, a mid-season bling refresh. Then there was the "heat issue"... which got me VERY close to getting rid of this bike(luckily fall hit and temps cooled off). The Commander II's I put on started causing a wobble after about 10k on them to add to my frustration.
I cut my riding down and put the bike away early last year. I really wasn't too happy with my XC at that point. When I parked it for winter I had every intention of selling or trading-in this spring. Once I wasn't riding it and settled down, I realized I missed my bike and all its good points came back to me. That's when I decided to give the bike a chance, by correcting ride problems and taking care of the heat issues no matter what it took. I did spend a few bucks and lots of time too take care of matters; upgraded fork oil, Avon Cobra's, pulling the cats, adding Torques and all the bling parts to take care of a few details that were bugging me.
Wow....did I run on...sorry The moral to all this is sometimes too much, is too much. I made my own issues with this bike. That said I know its "good" this year, my XC is ridding, running and looking better than ever and I'm 99.9% sure I squashed the heat issue. I've come full circle with this XC, now I really do intend to "ride the hell out of my Vic, as is".
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Testify brother....Been a little slower myself but IT IS ON....timing wheel, two air filters (Vision upper yet to install). GOTTA get (I MEAN GOTTA GET) a PCV before I can add the upper filter....The wait is just killing me....But ride it I will just like I stole it. ;-)

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