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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,
I have the opportunity to pick up a very low mileage 03 TC. I would certainly appreciate any input on this bike from those that have ridden or owned one.
I put 750-1,000 miles a week on a bike, so I need reliability, good handling and decent gas mileage.
90% of my riding is interstate at 70-75 mph. I have not had the opportunity to ride this bike yet, because it is located 3 hours away. I am going to ride it tomorrow.
If there are any known issues with this model, I sure would like to know ahead of time. Not much to be found with search feature.
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I had a 05, no problems with it. Regular maint. as usual. Also had a 05 Kingpin, same 92 inch motor trans etc. We had it for 55k or so, wife road it to work daily, no problems, great bike. Mpg was about 40 or so, sometimes better depending on fuel quality.

Just be sure you check it over good prior to purchase--pull plugs and inspect, look at belt, examine oil, fork seals, sniff fuel-might be old and stale, all that sort of stuff. Hopefully the seller has service records.

They do have a habit of going thru rear brake pads 4-5k at best. Just replace them with EBC or Lyndall pads, problem solved. The Vic factory pads were Crap-period.

I enjoyed mine, had a stage one kit, would not hesitate to go cross country at the drop of a dime..both were very reliable. Wife rode hers on extended trips-5-6k several times.

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One other thing- I have some stuff left over from mine, Mustang seat w/backrest and other things. Let me know if interested.

2008 Vision Black gone 2005 TC- Sold
1963 Triumph Bonneville,not sure on color-be awhile
1983 XS 650 Custom Midnight Gold
2007 Ural Patrol Black-Sold
2011 Cross Country White and Silver
2012 Cross Country Red and Silver--Hers
A bunch of other bikes over the years, mostly all good

Life is short, eat dessert first, simple enough.

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No known issues with the 03 aside from age and the typical maintenance issues associated with an 8 year old bike.

Shuffles pretty much laid out what you need to check.
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One other thing- I have some stuff left over from mine, Mustang seat w/backrest and other things. Let me know if interested.
I really appreciate it. This one actually has mustang seats with the sissy bar.
Thanks for the advice, I will certainly check all the things mentioned and will go ahead and change out the brakes if I get it.
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I rode an 03TC about 2200 miles per month for almost 3 tears straight. Rain or sahine, and it never let out a wimper. I sold it at almost 80,000 miles, and last I saw it she had reached 130,000.

If you use Vic TC pads, and not the soft Vegas pads; they are good for 20,000. Aftermarket pads all make to much noise for me.

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I rode an 03TC about 2200 miles per month for almost 3 tears straight. Rain or sahine, and it never let out a wimper. I sold it at almost 80,000 miles, and last I saw it she had reached 130,000.

If you use Vic TC pads, and not the soft Vegas pads; they are good for 20,000. Aftermarket pads all make to much noise for me.

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That's exactly what I'm looking for. How did yours handle? Top heavy? Was there a lot of vibration?
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That's exactly what I'm looking for. How did yours handle? Top heavy? Was there a lot of vibration?
A bit heavy in parking lot situations, but not as bad as a VTX 1800.
Vibration like all vics was pretty minimal. Just enough to let you know you are riding a motorcycle.

Handling is very good in general. Real high speed sweepers may give a little wobble if you do not maintain your shock ball ends
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Here is a look
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Here is a look
Man, that's beautiful.
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