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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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Just traded in a 2012 kawasaki z1000. And picked up a brand spanking new 2015 victory vegas 8 ball.. I love this bike and don't know why I haven't made the switch to cruisers earlier.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 07:02 AM
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Welcome , I went from a 2008 ZX10R to a 2013 Hammer , then this past September to a Cross Country . I wondered the same thing myself , why I didn't switch sooner .... I miss my Hammer , but the XC is amazing . Enjoy that Vegas , and keep the rubber side down Brother .

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Welcome...I too came from a Kawasaki
An '89 GPZ900r ....and an ol' '73 TX650 Yammy (which themselves were worlds apart)
My 2010 Victory Vegas is light years ahead a Supremely Satisying Soul Machine.
Enjoy breaking in that 8-ball...then lifting its game a little with some choice performance enhancements

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

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Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
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Welcome to the club.. I to just switched and ask my self why I waited so long

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Welcome enjoy that nice bike.

2013 black XCT.
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Thanks guys.. nothing from nothing I'm gonna miss the craziness of a sport bike but the comfort of this thing is incredible
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I as well came from a sport bike to a Hammer. Although I (sometimes) miss the high revving , up on one tire, knee dropping, trying to break the land speed record daily (lol) craziness, I don't regret the change at all. Welcome

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I've been riding over 62 years and never liked cruisers. But Victory builds cruisers that cruiser haters can love. Welcome to the clan.

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Watch out for RIC Z. He is one of the Clan leaders .

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Me too- from a Firebkade.

Welcome to Victory!

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Freedom Performance pipes now wrapped, PCV, Loyds air filter, ATS, Loyds Cams and 1/4 Turn Throttle adj, Progressive rear shock
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